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Fireplace Safety


This is a short post about fireplace safety. This morning (11/6/13) in Pacific Beach, a condominium fireplace went up in flames after the residents lit the fire for the first time this season. No one was apparently hurt but the resulting fire c...

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Community Enhancement Fee

Community Enhancement Fee

What is a Community Enhancement Fee (CEF)? Known by different names, such as a private transfer fee, community transfer tax and similar sounding names, a CEF is a fee paid at closing when certain homeowners sell their home. The CEF is often fou...

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Watch the Water Pressure in Your Home

Main-water-shutoff ball valve

Homeowner Tip: According to home inspectors our home buyers use, the average San Diego home’s water pressure should be between 60-70 p.s.i (pounds per square inch) and should not exceed 80 p.s.i. Water pressure that exceeds 80 p.s.i. can dama...

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Are Mortgage Interest Rates Rising? 3/16/13

Rising Mortgage Interest Rates

Mortgage Interest Rates Continuing to Rise Slightly Due to Improved Unemployment Rates The national unemployment rate recently dropped from 7.9% to 7.7%. More people are being hired which helps boost the economy. All good news for sure. ...

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