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18577 Caminito Pasadero | Morada in Vista Del Lago

Vista Del Lago | Rancho Bernardo Condo for Sale

by Sara Driscoll August 4, 2014 Featured

Second floor View condo in Gated Vista Del Lago. corner unit; no one above. Entry level pricing in Rancho Bernardo. Complex amenities include pools, tennis, and an exercise room so complete you can give up your gym membership!

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Premier Service Diamond Award Winner

Sara & Daryl Earn National Award for Customer Service

by Sara Driscoll May 4, 2014 About

Sara Driscoll & Daryl Petsch are awarded the Premier Service Diamond national award for providing superior customer service to San Diego home buyers and sellers.

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Buy Your Dream Home Now – With a Bridge Loan

by Sara Driscoll May 7, 2013 Better Homeowner

Do you need to sell your home before you buy a new one? Maybe not! Find out whether bridge financing makes your dream possible.

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Obama-Care 3.8% Tax

Obama-Care 3.8% Tax on Real Estate Sales?

by Sara Driscoll April 28, 2012 Buyers

Have you heard that Obama-Care includes a 3.8% tax on real estate sales? Rumors abound and misinformation dominates any mention of the topic. Here are some facts.

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reverse mortgage

Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

by Sara Driscoll August 22, 2014 Better Homeowner

Could a reverse mortgage be right for you? Find out how they work and get links to three articles offered by the National Association of Realtors.

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Is Your Home Inventory Current?

Is Your Home Inventory Current?

by Sara Driscoll August 22, 2014 Better Homeowner

Do you have records to support the value of your home’s contents in the event of a loss? Don’t rely solely on your memory, use this Home Inventory form to make the project easier, and be sure to document your home’s contents with photos and video.

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HELOC Draw Expiring

Home Equity Resets Looming

by Sara Driscoll August 22, 2014 Better Homeowner

Is the draw period on your HELOC coming to an end? Home Equity loans with interest-only payment options convert to fully amortized loans at the end of the draw period. That could result in sharply increased mortgage payments. Find out more.

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Bathroom Makeover Ideas

Makeover Your Bathroom – No Demolition Required!

by Sara Driscoll August 22, 2014 Better Homeowner

5 Easy Steps for a bathroom makeover, plus 2-page report with Top Trends in Bathroom Renovations and 7 Things to Keep in Mind for your Next Renovation.

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17037 Alderwood Lane Poway CA

Stoneridge Single Level Home for Sale with Pool – SOLD

by Sara Driscoll August 15, 2014 Featured

Rarely found single level home for sale in Poway’s popular Stoneridge development. Solar-heated pool, solar electric panels, larger yard, private culdesac location.

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13316 Arroya Vista Rd Poway 92064

Green Valley Highlands | 13316 Arroya Vista Rd – SOLD

by Sara Driscoll July 20, 2014 Poway Real Estate

Looking for a peaceful, parklike setting in Poway? Green Valley Highlands is where you’ll find it. Pool and spa, abundant privacy, sweeping view.

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12032 Blue Diamond Ct San Diego CA 92131

Tropical Paradise in Scripps Ranch – SOLD

by Sara Driscoll June 19, 2014 Featured

1-of-a-Kind Resort-Like property in Scripps Ranch. 4 Bedrooms + Office + Bonus Room. See photos and virtual tour.

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609 Valley Grove Lane - Escondido CA

609 Valley Grove Lane – SOLD

by Sara Driscoll June 1, 2014 Latest News

Situated on more than a half acre of usable land, this special home is tucked away on a cul-de-sac street, well away from busy roads. Sweeping view, privacy, 3-car garage & offstreet parking for RV or boat.

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Annual Checklist

Personal Finance Review

by Sara Driscoll May 4, 2014 Better Homeowner

Conduct a Personal Finance Review at least annually to discover where you can save significant dollars. It adds up!

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Window of Opportunity

Is the Window of Opportunity Closing on Your Next Home Purchase?

by Sara Driscoll May 4, 2014 Buyers

It may cost more to live in a home in the near future due to rising interest rates and prices. Use our Cost of Waiting to Buy calculator to run numbers for yourself.

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