Samantha Berns' Blog

Posted on 04/04/2021
Want to Sell Your Home as Quickly as Possible? Here's How to Be Proactive About Making That Happen
Image by mynemesis2011 from Pixabay If you're anticipating putting your home on the market soon and want to sell it as quickly as possible, you're probably thinking that the best way to accomplish this is to accept a major drop in price. Although it's true that price points can affect how quickly a property sells, you don't have...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Zoning Variance Requests
Image by Michi S from Pixabay Every property has an assigned zone that controls how you can use it. In residential zones, for example, you often have to abide by restrictions regarding business activity and animal husbandry. Commercial and industrial zoning also comes with many restrictions for its use, limiting the types of businesses that can be operated...
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Posted on 03/27/2021
2742-44 Treat Street, San Diego, CA 92102 is now new to the market!
Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity to own an income producing property located in very the trendy Golden Hill. Property has two income producing dwellings consisting of a very cute 1bed/1 bath front bungalow and a fully functioning separate back studio. Property is zoned R4 and is perfect for your clients looking for an investment or a tenant to offset mortgage. Front house is a charming bungalow with updated kitchen, master bathroom and full laundry room. Master has access to a relaxing private backyard wood porch. Adorable separate access private studio and private outdoor living area located in the back portion of the lot with...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Staging Do’s and Don’ts
Photo by John Wollwerth via Shutterstock No matter how well-intentioned, when it’s time to sell your home taking the advice of friends and family while disregarding the advice of your agent is a recipe for slowing down your home’s sale. Your professional agent knows the current market and what buyers look for. In fact, they may even have...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Finances: Are You Ready to Buy a House?
Photo by Fizkes via Shutterstock Few things are more exciting than buying a house and making it your home. Knowing when it’s the right time to buy derives from your personal circumstances, but some external elements and market realities affect when it’s right to buy too. Here are some of the things that can affect your decision to...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Help Reduce the Stress of Moving by Creating a Checklist
Photo by Heung Soon via Pixabay A moving checklist won't take all the stress out of moving, but it can relieve a lot of the pressure once you have everything accounted for. To give yourself a little extra sanity and peace of mind, we'll sketch out what a reasonable timeline should look like. 8 Weeks Before Nearly two...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Common Household Electrical Problems
Photo by Steve Johnson from Pexels There are many important maintenance responsibilities that come with owning a home. One comes in the form of household electricity. While many people take the electricity in their homes for granted, there are a number of common problems that could arise. When homeowners are prepared for these common household electrical problems, they...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Real Estate Transfers Exempt from Seller Disclosures
Photo by Jeswin Thomas from Pexels Due diligence is part of buying and selling real estate in any state. California has several disclosures you must make, including additional disclosures for certain cities and counties for fire, flood and earthquake zones. However, some property transfers are exempt from disclosure requirements. If you are looking at a home that is...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
Designing the Perfect Home Gym
Photo by Victor Freitas from Pexels Having your own home fitness center provides a convenient place to work out. You don’t have to worry about fitting in exercise during gym hours or having to wait your turn to use the treadmill or rowing machine. With your own gym, you can work out whenever you want and use your...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
Protect Your Investment: Defending Against Termites
Photo by Binyamin Mellish from Pexels Termites are one of the worst possible nightmares you can face as a homeowner. These common insects can cause major structural damage right under your nose and eventually lead to thousands of dollars in repairs. Because they live in underground nests and inside the foundation of the home, it can be difficult...
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Posted on 02/03/2021
Another Property Sold - 1943 Courage Street, Vista, CA 92081
Located in the gated community of Shadow Ridge, this home offers 1400 sq. ft. of living space! Features and updates include travertine floors, lots of light, high ceilings, fireplace, private yard, and ideal corner lot location. 2-car attached garage! Located in the gated community of Shadow Ridge, this home offers 1400 sq. ft. of living space! Features and updates include travertine floors, lots of light, high ceilings, fireplace, private yard, and ideal corner lot location. 2-car attached...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
Brick: How to Refresh Your Home Exterior
Photo by Karsten Bergmann via Pixabay Take a tour through the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium or Holland, and you’ll see beautiful historic homes with painted brick exteriors. Wander down streets of hundreds-of-years-old houses, and the most memorable ones are those with painted brick exteriors. But if your brick is in perfect condition, why would you paint it? Odd-Colored...
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