Samantha Berns' Blog

Posted on 07/25/2021
The Simpler Life
Image by Chinnapong from Shutterstock The “simple life” is a common phrase but is there such a thing? When defining the words, it’s easy to understand the challenge that comes with pairing them together. Simple (easily understood and presenting no difficulty) + life (existence, being, living). Let's rephrase the quote to say, "The simpler life." Creating a simpler...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Home Automation Hubs: What You Need to Know
Home automation can be a combination of different devices, or you can turn it into a central system that controls everything from your security to your lights. The question is, what's the best way to keep all of your technology organized so it can all work together? Minimizing hiccups in your experience starts with having an idea of...
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Posted on 07/13/2021
344 Pomona Ave, Coronado, CA 92118 is now new to the market!
Excellent opportunity to own this beautiful detached two story home with a rooftop deck in Coronado. This updated 1453sf home features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with upgraded chef's kitchen, granite countertops, recessed lighting, crown molding, plantation shutters and beautiful original hardwood flooring. Enjoy Coronado living without the added expense of a HOA. Master suite has a private deck to enjoy your morning coffee viewing San Diego downtown. This home's amazing 3rd story roof top deck has excellent panoramic views of San Diego Harbor, beach and city night lights. Property has a great walk score with walking distance to Ferry...
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Posted on 07/13/2021
717 W 5th Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025 is now new to the market!
Charming Craftsman/Bungalow unique well maintained home with mountain views, located near downtown Escondido, upgraded bathrooms(s), kitchen with granite counters and glass tile backsplash, Complete bathroom renovations(s) decorative lighting, great floor plan, inside laundry, relaxing outdoor garden perfect for afternoon guest, light and bright with lots of dual paned windows to keep the cool and heat in, quiet neighborhood, 2 car garage with alley access and potential RV parking. An entertainers delight!! Back area of house could be walled off to enable a rental unit. Charming Craftsman/Bungalow unique well maintained home with mountain...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Quick Ideas for Your Bedroom Remodel
Your bedroom should provide you with a comfortable place to relax and sleep. If your bedroom isn’t quite what you want it to be, doing some remodeling can change that. Remodeling your bedroom can help ensure that you have an ideal sleep environment that suits your needs. If you’re not sure where to start with remodeling your bedroom,...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Host a Cost-Effective Housewarming Party
What better way to unwind after all the stress of moving and settling in to a new house than to have a housewarming party? It doesn’t matter if it’s going to be a large shindig or small party, a fancy dinner or a casual barbecue. Whatever the plan, a housewarming party is a fantastic way to show off...
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Posted on 06/30/2021
Another Property Sold - 6465 Coral Lake Avenue, San Diego, CA 92119
This beautiful home offers an open floor plan with panoramic views of Cowles Mountain while relaxing in your sparkling pool. When you walk through the private yet welcoming courtyard you will feel instantly at home. Home ordination provides a very private and serene experience. The granite countertops, custom cabinets and stainless steel appliances make for a wonderful place to prepare meals and entertain with family and friends. The family, living and dining rooms provide an expansive open floor plan. This home is an entertainers dream. Imagine Thanksgiving for 20. With so many amazing features to list this is a must see. Professional...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
What Is a "Good" Foundation?
Photo by Rodolfo Quirós from Pexels Regardless of the type of foundation you decide upon, you need to make sure that it's a good quality foundation. It isn't as simple as throwing up a few forms and then pouring cement to create a slab or walls. So what makes a "good" foundation? Building Foundations and Their Features To...
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Posted on 06/22/2021
2551 Colonial Way, Oceanside, CA 92057 is now new to the market!
AMAZING OPPORTUNITY to own in the highly sought after Pilgrim Creek Estates. This beautiful single story 3 bedroom 2 bath home boasts a brightly lit open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, and a large enclosed sunroom that expands the home even further. The alluring oversized corner lot has been thoughtfully renovated with hardscape creating a perfect entertaining area and additional parking for guests. This amazing complex is privately gated with an active 55+ community. The Pilgrim Creek community features a clubhouse, pool, spa, billiards, work-out room, ping pong, library, and RV parking! The community faces open hills and captures the...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
A First-Time Homebuyer's Guide to Mortgage Basics
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay Financing a new home can seem overwhelming. For first-time homebuyers, the entire concept of obtaining a mortgage might seem especially daunting. There are many different lenders and many different types of mortgages available, so it's difficult to know which ones are best. Here we will go over the common mortgage types available to...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
What's Included in a Real Estate Contract?
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When you make an offer on a home, your real estate agent will create a real estate contract, also known as a purchase agreement. Before you sign this, you should make sure you understand it. This is a legally binding agreement, and you need to be certain you’ve made the right choice....
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Posted on 06/06/2021
What You Should Know About Lead Paint Risks
Image by Lisa Redfern from Pixabay Perhaps you have invested in a charming, turn-of-the-century home that is full of unique details and authentic touches. Many homeowners are drawn to historic homes because of their architectural designs and cozy atmospheres. However, some of these homes may come with an unexpected risk - the risk of lead-based paint. Decades ago,...
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