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Keeping Family Close: Increasing the Number of ADU’s Largely Housing Parents of the Owner

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of ADUs (accessory dwelling units) quickly rose across the country. ADUs are defined as separate living quarters within a property, and, while there are alternative use of ADUs — including leasing out the space to long-term renters or signing up for short-term rental properties such as Airbnb, HomeAway, or VRBO — …

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How to Use Plants to Elevate Your Space

Looking for a great way to spruce up your space? Believe it or not, plants are an excellent way to add character and charm to your home- without much effort at all! The right placement and choice of plants can make an impact on your space. If you aren’t sure what plants to use in your space, check out these …

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The Best Date Night Spots in Encinitas

Encinitas is the perfect area for date night! If you are looking for a new spot to try out, you can find something for every budget. Take a look at some of the most popular spots around the historic town:  Cicciotti’s: Located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, this unique Italian spot has a tasty menu and many dishes to try! Q’ero Restaurant: Looking …

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1554 Pacific Ranch Drive

This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Encinitas home is now on the market! Listed at $1,298,000, this beautiful home is located in the Western Olivenhain area of Encinitas. Pacific Ranch is one of the most sought after Encinitas communities, as it is surrounded by peaceful canyons and nature reserves. The home features striking panoramic views. These Cape Cod style homes are …

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How to Make the Most of Your Home Budget

The process of buying a home can be stressful financially. The best way to approach this process is to create a budget, and make the most of it! The cost of buying and owning a home is filled with a lot of nuance. Take a look at these tips to make your budget stretch: Create a Realistic Budget Before your …

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What to Compromise on During the Home Search

Searching for the right home can be tough! In today’s market, low inventory can make the search even more difficult. One way to narrow down your search and keep the process easy is to create a list of wants, needs, and compromises. Your wants will be things that would be nice, but you can live without if the home does …

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How to Host a Memorable Open House

Many prospective buyers will see quite a few open houses during their home search. So how can you make sure that your home will stand out? Here are some tips to make your open house fun and successful: Feature a Local Business  Buyers enjoy seeing what the community is like! Give out some goody bags from a local business and …

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How to Spruce Up Your Space for Fall

It’s that time of year again! If you are looking for some quick ways to decorate your home for fall, take a look at these tips to spruce up your space:  Decorate the Fireplace  If you have a fireplace in your home, show it off! Place some decorative pumpkins and a garland if you can to make the space feel …

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The Best Pumpkin Patches Near Encinitas

Looking for some family fun this weekend? There are many pumpkin patches to try near Encinitas! Take a look at some of the top rated pumpkin patches for fall activities:  Mountain Valley Ranch With four stars on Yelp, this patch is rated one of the top pumpkin patches in San Diego! There is also a small zoo, corn maze, and …

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5 Fall DIYs for Your Home

Fall is here! It’s time to get the house ready and get all your decorations out. Take a look at these quick DIY ideas to make your home fit the fall season: 1. Pumpkin Wreaths: If you have an extra embroidery hoop, turn it into a wreath for a door! Tuck in some tiny pumpkins and fake plants to make …

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