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

  • Del Mar suspends turf racing following another injury August 1, 2014
    Thoroughbred racing on the turf course at Del Mar was suspended for the rest of the week after a horse was seriously injured in a race July 31, the latest in a string of injuries and deaths at the track this month. In announcing the suspension, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club expressed ``deep sorrow'' over the latest injury. ``We will continue effort […]
  • Focus on senior portraits July 31, 2014
    As part of its contract with the San Dieguito Union High School District to shoot senior yearbook portraits, Keane Studios, located in Carmel Valley, receives personal contact information for each 12th-grade student and their parents. Some parents say this is wrong, citing a violation of privacy rights. “A few weeks ago I received a letter that [child’s] per […]
  • Carmel Valley gymnast medals at national tournament July 31, 2014
    Christopher Lucio of Carmel Valley competed in the U.S.A. Gymnastics trampoline and tumbling national champions held recently in Louisville, Ky. […]

RSS La Jolla News

  • La Jolla Library welcomes new chief Shaun Briley
    For La Jolla Riford Library’s new head librarian, Shaun Briley, books have been a part of his life and career, in some form or another, every step of the way. […]
  • Tangerine trees, marmalade skies for Beatles-inspired Patrons of the Prado gala in Balboa Park, San Diego
    “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” was the theme of the Patrons of the Prado gala on July 12, 2014 in Balboa Park, San Diego. Beatles-inspired music came from Wayne Foster Entertainment. Sandy Redman and Jeanne Jones served as event chairs. 2014’s beneficiaries are the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego Museum of Art and The Old Globe Theatre. […]
  • La Jolla’s Best Bets for events July 31- Aug. 7
    Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) offers a crash course in starting a photography collection 6 p.m. Thursday Aug. 7. at the Ligne Roset Showroom, 7726 Girard Ave. MOPA assistant curator Chantel Paul and director of jdc Fine Art Jennifer DeCarlo will share professional insights. […]