Home Mortgage Rates: Where are They Headed?

Posted in July 15, 2014

Many of our readers ask us where interest rates are headed over the next several months. While no one has a crystal ball, we did want to share what some experts are saying on the subject. HSH.com “For now, and likely through the summer, we may see data-driven bumps and dips in rates. Although we […]


Are you remodeling or renovating? Tips!

Posted in July 15, 2014

Whether you’re remodeling to sell or renovating to make your place your dream home, there are two faces to the enemy of your plans: time scope creep and budget scope creep. Either can wreak havoc on your project, and both together can spell disaster. What is scope creep? It is the unintended expansion of both […]

Del Mar Races Coming

Posted in July 11, 2014

Opening Day is Thursday July 17! Thursday, July 17 through Wednesday, September 3. Dark Mondays (except Labor Day) and Tuesdays (36 days) First post daily at 2 p.m. with the following exceptions: 4 p.m. on all Fridays; 1 p.m. on Pacific Classic Day (Sunday, August 24) In the city of Del Mar, 20 miles north […]


What to Know about Summer Lawn Care

Posted in July 10, 2014

Lush greens and rolling verdant fairways stoke homeowner dreams of the perfect lawn. In most areas, July starts the season with the highest demand on the water supply. So maintaining those lavish landscapes takes knowledge and a plan. Planting Not all grasses are equal. When designing your lawn, be sure to use a grass that […]

Protected: How to Assess Your ‘Debt-to-Income Ratio’ and Why This Number Matters

Posted in July 8, 2014

Those who are looking to buy a home may want to start by shopping for a loan first. Having financing ahead of time may make it easier to get sellers to take a buyer seriously and help move along the closing process. For those who are looking to get a mortgage, the most important factor […]


Three Home Safety Features You Should Keep Up To Date

Posted in July 8, 2014

In the midst of all the summer activities, there are a few things you should add to your to-do list to keep you and your family safe in your home. Here are three: Fire Extinguishers If you don’t have a fire extinguisher, you should get one. Install one in the kitchen and other areas prone […]


Creating Summer Buyer Attraction

Posted in July 3, 2014

Summer is a great time to invest in outdoor upgrades and indoor options that make your home appealing to buyers. After months indoors, homebuyers respond quickly to outdoor amenities when scoping out homes to buy. Creating outdoor living areas and highlighting outdoor views give potential new owners the impression of both expanded space and bright, […]