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5 Steps To Homeownership

From SDAR and SDCCU Prior to buying a home, you should always consider several factors such as; Do I have stable income? Will I have the patience, time and resources to maintain a home? What is my monthly debt payments compared to my income? Do I have a reasonable...

Eat Well – Dessert Delivery!

The only thing better than dessert is dessert-on-demand.  Here’s a partial list of places offering dessert takeout and delivery.  Some are outside of metro but totally worth the ride.  And you’ll get to enjoy the scenery! Blackmarket Bakery North Park Their entire...

21 Free and Easy Home project ideas

Get organized and energized If you want a professional opinion, my friend Kathi Burns, author of How to Master Your Muck, is happy to talk with you virtually! But if you're on a budget, there are few simple things you can do during this time to make a big difference....

Top 10 FAQs About 401k

What you need to know if you have one. There are several types of contribution-based retirement plan programs, and the 401(k) is the most common type of defined-contribution retirement plan. If the term 401K makes your palms sweat and seems confusing, you're not...

Decorating A Contemporary Dining Room

Home décor stores provide numerous options for decorating walls and horizontal surfaces, but buying ready-made works of art is not necessary when decorating a dining room or any space in the home. It is possible to come up with budget decorating ideas that look...

Build The Perfect Home Theater

Building out the perfect home theater room is not nearly as complicated as it sounds.  W you are a great do-it-yourselfer or a complete novice with a large amount of cash to work with, the best way to get the most out of your custom built home theater/media room is to...

Thinking of Buying a home? Attend this free class!

What’s Escrow? How do appraisals work? This engaging 1-hour boot camp will answer questions and guide you through the 17 steps of the home purchase process – whether a first time buyer or just curious about the steps and how it all works. Designed to be informal and...

New Homeowner? 6 Must-Dos

As a new homeowner there's a litany of things on your mind - and on your to-do list.  Be sure to do these 5 things first because they'll save you time, money, and headaches later: 1. Change The Locks Who else has keys?  Maybe the previous owner...but who else did they...

Top 7 Pro Painting Tips

You can do it yourself!  And just because you do it yourself doesn't mean anyone needs to know you didn't hire a professional!  Here are some pro tips sure to make your next project fun, easy and looking PRO! 1. Use Fabric Softener to Keep Bristles Soft When not...

Thinking of Buying? Don’t miss this FREE class!

What’s Escrow? How do appraisals work? This engaging 1-hour boot camp will answer questions and guide you through the 17 steps of the home purchase process – whether a first time buyer or just curious about the steps and how it all works. Designed to be informal and...
High Buyer Demand in July 2020

High Buyer Demand in July 2020

This year is seeing more buyer interest than 2019 despite impressions from COVID-19. This year’s turbulence may have temporarily deterred some buyers from making a move, but there's a growing increase in buyer activity as businesses begin to reopen in some states. A...

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Thinking of Buying a home? Attend this free class!

Thinking of Buying a home? Attend this free class!

What’s Escrow? How do appraisals work? This engaging 1-hour boot camp will answer questions and guide you through the 17 steps of the home purchase process – whether a first time buyer or just curious about the steps and how it all works. Designed to be informal and...

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12 Secret San Diego Places!

12 Secret San Diego Places!

I moved to San Diego in 2007 and I've discovered a lot of the city, but I still love to hear about new places I haven't yet explored.  I stumbled on this list and had to share - it's a partial list! Link is at the bottom to visit the full story and see pics, too: Edna...

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5 Best Swimming Spots In San Diego

5 Best Swimming Spots In San Diego

Here's the 5 Best non-ocean swim spots in San Diego, rated by Thrillist: 5. Tubing the San Luis Rey River CHEERS NATURE Tucked away at the base of Palomar Mountain, you’ll find the La Jolla Indian Campground, where you can rent inner tubes and spend the day floating...

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Summer Tips: 5 Ways To Save On Lodging

Summer Tips: 5 Ways To Save On Lodging

It's likely your favorite destination is already on your mind.  But where to stay? Even hotels can be pretty pricey, but fortunately there are other options – places that have character and are affordable to boot. With a little research and a little bit of mapping...

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Peter A.
Peter A.
2020-07-24 12:36:00
Jon was our first choice to represent our condo sale, as he had sold 2 other condos in our building and we were impressed how fast and for a great price he...
Joseph G.
Joseph G.
2020-05-24 21:48:05
Amazing. Freaking amazing. Great negotiator. Kind. Knows his stuff. I'm glad I found him.
Ally W.
Ally W.
2020-03-22 12:46:47
Thank you so much Jon for walking me through the entire process and holding my hand... from beginning to end! Buying a condo by myself was a very...
Connie G.
Connie G.
2019-01-25 06:52:26
Jon did for us what our previous realtor was unable to do, he sold our house! Jon worked tirelessly to get our house sold. He helped us every step of the...
Amber C.
Amber C.
2017-04-07 14:39:17
I don't know what we would have done without Jon! He did an excellent job of walking us through the home buying process and making sure he understood our...
Holly B.
Holly B.
2017-02-02 21:34:20
Buying a home can be such a stressful experience so I truly appreciate how wonderful Jon is as an agent! He really listened to my husband and I in what we...
Bradley B.
Bradley B.
2016-05-19 12:15:58
We met Jon at an open house. He was incredibly friendly and seemed very authentic. At the end of our conversation, he invited us to attend a bootcamp that...

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