July 10th, 2018 at 2:00 pm


Choosing a school to send your child to can be a stressful decision as a parent. The education your child receives during their formative years will make a tremendous impact on their trajectory in life and getting a top-rated education can help set them up for a path to success later in life. (more…)

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July 3rd, 2018 at 1:00 pm


Residential solar energy is a hot topic these days, especially since California recently became the first state, with some exceptions, to require solar panels on new homes. The new law begins January 1, 2020.

With so many firms advertising their solar services and making promises about the benefits of going off the grid, we turned to one of our agents who truly “speaks solar” to clear things up. For Carlsbad REALTOR® Al Rex in our Carlsbad office, it makes good business sense to know about the technology.


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June 20th, 2018 at 11:00 am


When investing in your home, there is no question that every square foot of your property is valuable and should be utilized to its fullest capacity–and your backyard is no exception. Living in Southern California means we have virtually no excuse to not maximize our outdoor living space and soak up the sun as the weather heats up. With a few tips and the implementation of new outdoor living trends, you will be eager and ready to spend more time in your backyard this summer and beyond. (more…)

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June 14th, 2018 at 11:00 am


Was the last Southern Colonial-style home you saw in “Gone With the Wind”? Not surprising, since the iconic, boxy, colonnaded genre of architecture is far outnumbered in Southern California by tract, Mid-Century Modern, bungalow, Spanish Colonial, and even Victorian homes. (Perhaps ironic, too, since the Colonial-style mansion of Tara was built and filmed on a Hollywood studio lot.) (more…)

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June 6th, 2018 at 2:00 pm


Congratulations! You’ve finally settled into your first home, enjoying the American dream on a sunny afternoon. You walk out to your mailbox and there, among the shopping flyers and restaurant coupons, is that letter. The one you were expecting but weren’t quite prepared for. The one from the county assessor’s office or tax collector. The one that says you owe XXXX amount of dollars for property taxes. (more…)

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