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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  • Hard choice: Del Mar’s Eucalyptus Stoneware company closing doors October 23, 2014
    Whether holding fruit or warming bread, baskets from Eucalyptus Stoneware have become the centerpiece of thousands of kitchens across America. But after 40 years in business, the Del Mar company is closing its doors. “It’s comforting to know that we have made as many people happy as we have,” said founder and owner John Laver. “It’s just time to close.” […]
  • ‘The more we talk about this, the less shame there will be’ October 23, 2014
    Joe Pantoliano, the actor known for his roles in “Risky Business,” “The Sopranos,” “The Fugitive,” “The Matrix” and “Memento,” spoke Oct. 8 in La Jolla at the International Bipolar Foundation luncheon to address the importance of open and non-judgmental dialogue when discussing mental illness. […]
  • AutoMatters+: Red Bull Global Rallycross Los Angeles October 22, 2014
    Red Bull Global Rallycross ( has brought the motor sport of rallying to Los Angeles. […]