Category archives for: Patricia Kramer and Patricia Lou Martin

Why Rent When You Can Buy?

Renting vs. Buying in San Diego

By Patricia Kramer & Patricia Lou Martin If you’re a renter looking to buy, it may be daunting to think of the costs involved with purchasing your home. On the other hand, homeowners may feel flustered in the face of ongoing home repairs. But when it comes to renting vs. buying, let’s take a look [...]

Selling Luxury Real Estate in San Diego

selling luxury real estate in San Diego

By Patricia Kramer & Patricia Lou Martin Most luxury homeowners want to sell their properties at top dollar within the shortest amount of time. As specialists in luxury real estate property, we understand this concept very well – but just like any successful idea, it takes a lot of work to achieve this goal. The [...]

Selling Your Home: 5 Essential Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Agent

By Patricia Kramer and Patricia Lou Martin If you’re ready to sell your home, you probably want to do so quickly with a skilled professional guiding you throughout the process so it’s smooth and error-free. But when it comes to hiring a stand-out real estate agent, it’s a good idea to ask questions before you [...]

Ranch and coast real estate tips: adding value to your San Diego home for sale

Ranch and coast real estate

Learn how to make a fast and effective ranch and coast real estate sale with expert tips.

North County real estate market: spruce up for spring buyers

North County real estate

Homeowners can attract buyers and improve the value of North County real estate with a spring spruce-up.

Trying to find Encinitas homes for sale? Focus on choosing the right realtor

Encinitas home for sale

The search for a great Encinitas home for sale starts with the guidance and expertise of a local realtor.

2012 estate tax rates: federal tax tips for homeowners

2012 estate tax rates

Talk to a local real estate expert to get the best advice about 2012 estate tax rates.

Real estate retrospective: the top San Diego real estate market developments of 2012

San Diego real estate market

Looking back at the top five San DIego real estate market developments of 2012 can show us where we’ve been — and where we’re headed in the New Year.

San Diego beach homes for sale: learn to capitalize on low real estate inventory for better values along the coast

San Diego beach homes for sale

For those with San Diego beach homes for sale, learn how to make today’s tight inventory work in your favor.

Home market values: how to spot a hidden gem – and snap up a San Diego real estate bargain

Home market values

Keeping spaces light, bright and clutter-free can boost home market values — but buyers can score a great deal by seeing past poor staging.


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RSS Solana Beach, Del Mar and Carmel Valley News

  • Pushing boundaries July 24, 2014
    Few issues cause parents more distress than changes in school boundaries. Who can forget the tumult when in 2002 the Del Mar Union School District moved hundreds of families from one attendance area to another? Resentment still lingers, 12 years later. The San Dieguito Union High School District created its system of boundaries nearly 18 years ago that has w […]
  • Carmel Valley girl donates hair to Locks of Love for 3rd time July 24, 2014
    Grace Daniels was 5 years old when she first donated her hair to children without any. […]
  • Del Mar City Council to hear appeal of proposed two-story home July 24, 2014
    The Design Review Board conditionally approved design review, land conservation and coastal development permits for the project at its May 28 meeting. […]

RSS La Jolla News

  • 10 Reasons to Generate Your Own Power
    By Martin Learn, Home Energy Systems As we take one step closer towards August, we all prepare for the blazing sun, the heat it brings, and in turn, the cranked-up AC. But instead of seeing the sun as an enemy, something to be protected against, there is a way to embrace that solar power and […]
  • La Jolla Community Calendar July 24-31
    La Jolla Concerts by the Sea continue 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 27 with the Bill Magee Blues Band, performing electric New York and Chicago-style blues (preview at Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove. Free. (858) 454-1600. […]
  • FRONTLINE CANCER: The value of Comprehensive Cancer Centers
    It’s estimated that approximately 14 million Americans alive today have had cancer. Some are cancer-free; some are still fighting it. This year, they will be joined by another 1.6 million persons who will receive that fearful diagnosis. The grim news, of course, is that the ranks of cancer patients are also trimmed each year by death: More than 585,000 annua […]