Emma Lefkowitz and Brian Tague's Blog Posts

Emma Lefkowitz and Brian Tague's Blog Posts

DISPELLING REFINANCING MYTHS
“Refinancing” is a scary word for many people, but that shouldn’t be the case for you. For many homeowners, refinancing can not only lower your monthly payments and help with...

TOP TIPS FOR HOUSE HUNTING ONLINE
Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search, but it should not be your end all be all. Good listing agents are excellent at highlighting the best features o...

TURNING A BEDROOM INTO A LUX BEDROOM
For most of us, our bedroom is little more than a place to sleep and relax. However, just because it’s always been that way doesn’t mean that we have to settle for drab and dre...

ACHIEVE MORNING PERSON STATUS
Ever wish you could become one of those rare morning people? The ones that wake with a start, feeling refreshed and energized. The ones that get in that morning workout or wrap up ...

Happy National California Day
Happy National California Day!For more than a century, Spanish missionaries settle California. Manifest Destiny and the Mexican American War would play a pivotal role in making Cal...

Romantic Dinners For Valentines Day
Romantic Dinners For Valentine's Day ❤️Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time to celebrate love, and San Diego’s most romantic restaurants and hotels have special offers just ...

Top Reasons To Live In San Diego And Never Leave
San Diego is the land of surf and sun and its laidback attitude, the multitude of hiking trails, gorgeous beaches, and booming culinary inspire people from all over the United Stat...

THE NUTS BOLTS OF REAL ESTATE INVESTING
THE "NUTS & BOLTS" OF REAL ESTATE INVESTINGBy: Cody Sperber Do you want to know the true “nuts and bolts” it takes for anyone to build an investing business?And ...

4 Easy Steps To Pack Up Holiday Decorations
Packing is Easy!Holiday time is coming to a close. Which means it's time to pack up all the decorations that bring the holiday season to life. Whether you're packing away...

Strategies To Drive Equity Value Of Your Home
BIM_telespropertiesWe would love to help you to buy or sell your home. Give us a call or text!...

Holiday Shopping Ideas
We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! The winter holidays will be here in a matter of weeks - are you ready? If you still have a lot of holiday shopping to do, here are some gr...

Holiday Decorating Ideas
PegboardThe possibilities for fun ornaments are endless. And the messy needles and twigs are nonexistent!Plaid PillowsGive your tired throw pillows some holiday cheer. All you...

Creative Ways To Show Gratitude
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, many of us have probably been thinking about being thankful. While studies have found that practicing gratitude daily is ideal for our m...

Which Home Improvement Upgrade Would You Choose
Choosing a home improvement project is a major decision with many questions that need to be answered. One essential question is, “will you get an ROI on your home upgrade?” Thr...

6 Ways To Create Space For Visiting Guests
I hope you’re having a wonderful fall. The holiday season is full of joys: surprise gifts, delicious meals, colorful lights, and nostalgic movies. But if you’re in charge of ho...

3 Hack For A Spooktacular Halloween
Isn't it SCARY how fast time is flying by?! It's already HALLOWEEN! Whether you're going trick-or-treating with your family or celebrating with a get together, here are some holida...

4 Money Saving Apps
DigitDigit is an app that makes it painless to save money.You link it to your bank account and it will analyze your spending and determine the perfect amount to automatically set a...

Easy Bathroom Upgrades
Give your bathroom continuity by matching the cabinet knobs to the shower head and water faucets. And don’t be afraid to explore new options. Hint: brass is back!Retro color...

Fall Staging Tips
Warm and cozy are the feelings that are most suited for fall decorating. Pumpkins, apple picking, hay rides, cider – they all solicit feelings of comfort. As you prepare for the ...

The Latest Trends In Home Security
The Latest Trends in Home Security Many years ago, the only options for home security were robust systems that required expensive installation. Plus, whenever you were away, ...

3 Tips For The Ultimate Tailgating Party At Home
Who doesn’t love football? Better yet, who doesn’t love a football party? With the season kicking off, I thought I’d share a few tips on throwing the ultimate tailgating pa...

5 SECRETS WEAPONS FOR DIY PROJECTS
Is there a home maintenance project that’s been lingering on your to-do list for too long because you’re dreading the trip to the hardware or craft store? There are some projec...

Top 5 Must Have Tools For Homeowners
When you own your home, things are going to break and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you’re going to need to fix them yourself. Luck...

Organic Food On A Budget
Organic food usually tastes better, and is better for you, but it can also be very expensive compared to non-organic products. Organic food can cost nearly 50 percent more, thanks ...

Upsizing Your Home
Unfortunately, our homes don’t always grow with us. What may have initially worked fine for a single person, a young couple’s starter home, or a family with a newborn can quick...

CREATE AN EVACUATION PLAN FOR YOUR PETS
An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters are a possibility. Many home...

DEALING WITH SCRATCHED HARDWOOD FLOORS
Hardwood floors are highly desirable for most homeowners, but they come with their share of challenges when it comes to cleaning, maintenance, and repairs. After a few months or ye...

Ideas For Accent Walls
An accent wall can totally transform a room, taking it from boring and drab to bold and exciting. Accent walls create a new focal point for your space, add liveliness and contrast,...

Pet Evacuation Plan For Homeowners
An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters are a possibility. Many home...

FIVE MONEYSAVING GREEN UPGRADES
Going green is great for the environment, but that’s not the only benefit. When you make green upgrades in your home, it can also lead to some major savings. Solar panels: ...

Ready To Remodel Your Bathroom How Much Does It Cost
Bathroom Workbook: How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?Learn what features to expect for $3,000 to $100,000-plus, to help you plan your bathroom remodelIf you’re planning to re...

Staging A Home On A Budget
Infographic: How to Stage a Home on a Budget  Great tips for selling your home or just cleaning up! Ready  to sell in Del Cerro, San Carlos, La Mesa, Santee, Scripps Ran...

Moving Made Easy
With low inventory in many markets throughout the country, many homeowners are afraid to sell their homes because they're concerned that they may not be able to find a new one. Thi...

Declutter 101
Let’s face it:Clearing clutter doesn’t usually top our list of fun things to do. Sure, the joy of a clutter-free space is something we can all get behind, but finding the time ...

How Do HOAs Work
When you purchase a home, there's a good chance you'll have to pay a homeowners association fee, especially in gated communities, townhouses, condominiums, and other similar pl...

Reduce Clutter Smart Solutions
12 Smart Storage Solutions to Reduce ClutterIncorporate these nifty drawer inserts, pullouts and other innovative ideas to bring organization to your homeCR Cabinetry Kitchen & Bat...

A Guide To A Decluttered And Organized Home
Organization 101: Your Guide to a Decluttered and Organized HomeYour home is your sanctuary - a place where memories are made, where fam...

More Great Ideas For Pet Designs
5 Pet Problems Solved by DesignDesign-Friendly Ideas for Pet Beds, Bowls, Doors — and yes, the Litter Box It goes without saying that pet owners love their animals. But for thos...

Unusual Nightstand Alternatives
10 Nightstand Alternatives You May Already Have at HomeSee how that unused step stool, bookcase or toolbox can add storage and style to your bedroom The nightstand next to your be...

How People Upgrade Their Kitchens And How Much They Spend
How People Upgrade Their Kitchens and How Much They SpendThe kitchen is the most popular room of the home to renovate, according to Houzz research, and those who choose to rem...

Easy Decorating Tips
12 Key Decorating Tips to Make Any Room BetterGet a great result even without an experienced touch by following these basic design guidelines I hate to break it to you, but design...

Improve Or Move
Unless you built a custom home, you probably have a long list of things you’d like to improve in your current home. Browsing online listings might get you in the mood to upgrade ...

How The Election Has Affected The San Diego Real Estate Market
Friends and clients -There's some good news and there's some bad news.First, the bad: mortgage rates have shot up since the election.From a low of 3.47% on November 7th, the averag...

TOUCH OF COLOR CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
How to Mix Colors and Make It WorkDon’t want to confine yourself to neutrals but lack confidence to embrace colors? We’ve got you coveredDecember 7, 2016 Houzz Contributor.&...

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How to Mix Colors and Make It WorkDon’t want to confine yourself to neutrals but lack confidence to embrace colors? We’ve got you coveredDecember 7, 2016 Houzz Contributor. ...

Driverless Cars
Are Garageless Homes the Future? DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016 Self-autonomous vehicles are expected to be available commercially within the next five years,...

Ideas To Clean Your Range And Oven For The Holidays
How to Clean Your Range and OvenExperts serve up advice on caring for these kitchen appliances that work extra hard during the holidays The kitchen takes center stage during the h...

Cat Lovers Great Ideas For Litter Box
15 Design-Friendly Places to Hide the Cat Litter BoxBuilt-in solutions include putting it in a cabinet, under the stairs, behind a wall and inside a window seat Finding a place fo...

Credit Can Make Or Break Your Home Purchase
There’s no more important time to work on your credit score than when you’re about to apply for a mortgage. Improving your credit can save you a ton of money—we’re talking ...

Auberge At Del Sur
Join The Auberge Interest List One of the most sought after 55+ age-exclusive communities in San Diego County. Incredible Del Sur setting, located adjacent to Santaluz and Ra...

Simple Easy Way To Update Your Kitchen
Battle of the Backsplashes: Glass Mosaics vs. Natural StoneDoes your home in Del Cerro, San Carlos or even La Mesa need some simple updating?Read about the pros and cons — and se...

The Skinny On Adjustable Rate Mortgages
Questions to Ask When Considering an Adjustable-Rate MortgageBy Gaylord-Hansen Team Is an adjustable-rate mortgage right for you?While it may seem impossible, know that there&...

5 Tips For Financing Investment Property
5 tips for financing investment propertyBy Jennifer Acosta Scott • Bankrate.comHome prices have been on a steady climb from the depths of the housing crash, leaving many wonderin...

What The The Experts Say About 2017 Housing Market
Housing Market Forecast : Experts Weigh In On 2017 Real EstateLow Mortgage Rates, High Demand Fueled 2016 Housing MarketThe year 2016 proved to be a hot one for real estate.Ho...

11 Reasons To List During The Holidays In Del Cerro
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Ways To Use Artificial Turf
10 Ways to Use Artificial Turf Where It Actually Looks Good, redo your homes in Del Cerro, San Carlos or La Mesa. Fake grass is not for everyone, but it can be a problem-solve...

Auberge 55 Plus Community Now Open
Exciting news - this community is now open and the Clubhouse really shines.  The homes range from 1300+ square feet to over 2500 square feet all one story with the option of a...

Rent Vs Own
Don't waste money renting.  Please see the number variance to believe.You can put down as low as 3% down!Please check this out!https://mcedge.tv/1bw7mx...

Furniture Used For Vanities Great Ideas
30 Furniture-to-Vanity Conversions You’ve Got to See Readers recently went gaga over a Houzz article showing13 unconventional vanities. In response, more than 150 users shared c...

5625 Adobe Falls Road D San Diego CA 92120
Come view this amazing one story 3 Br 2 Ba home in the beautiful development of Smoketree which features resort type living.  Many amenities including pool and spa, clubhouse ...

Sleeping Areas For Dogs
16 Stylish Built-In Sleeping Areas for DogsGive pets their own safe haven with these built-in dog beds for the kitchen, living areas and laundry roomPet experts will tell you that ...

HOW TO REFACE YOUR OLD KITCHEN CABINETS SAVE MONEY LOOK AT THE BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS
How to Reface Your Old Kitchen CabinetsNew project for a new year: Update your cabinets without replacing them entirely, as a DIY project or with help from a proSteven RandelJanuar...

Bathroom Workbook Design Ideas
Bathroom Workbook: Turn Your Shower Niche Into a Design StarClear glass surrounds have upped the design ante for details such as shampoo and soap shelves. Here are 4 standoutsBecky...

15 Tips To Increase The Value Of Your Home
1.) Update kitchen appliances: The most sought after room in your home is the kitchen. It is worth the most per square foot and will make the difference of your home appe...

Best Tips For Cleaning Household Items
The best tips and tools for cleaning some common household itemsSometimes you just can’t find the right tool for the job, even with all the usual cleaning tools at your disposal....

HOA INFO
How do HOAs work?When you purchase a home, there’s a good chance you’ll have to pay a homeowners association fee, especially in gated communities, townhouses, condominiums, and...

Barron Real Estate Group Is Hiring
We are looking for a talented, organized and positive Office Manager/Executive Assistant with experience in marketing and/or office management to help us continue to buil...

Want The True Value Of Your Home
What's it Worth?Maybe you're thinking of selling, maybe you're thinking of refinancing, or maybe you're just curious about the market. But the question is, "What is that domicile o...

The Famous Question All Buyers Ask
Five ways you can get earnest money backNo matter how much time you spend on researching and educating yourself about your home purchase, it’s hard to cover every detail. Here ar...

Stage Or Not Stage
Home staging: Does it make a difference?It seems to be universally accepted that home staging will help your home sell faster or for the best price—it’s been the common practic...

Glow In The Dark Painting
Our office had a wonderful party last year with Davina Mendoza.  Her method of teaching art is so easy and everyone can join in.  Call Davina to set up a pa...

Now Is The Time To Buy
No Time Like The PresentThinking about buying your first home, or perhaps upgrading from your current place? Thanks to the current economic climate and game-changing technology in ...

Your Homes Value In 5 Seconds
Maybe you're thinking of selling, maybe you're thinking of refinancing, or maybe you're just curious about the market. But the question is, "What is that domicile of your's worth?...

5 Things To Consider Before Building An Outdoor Kitchen
Consider this.... Though growing in popularity, a full outdoor kitchen may require a large investment. Outdoor kitchens have exploded in popularity in recent years. They ...

Avoid These Comments When Youre Buying A Home
  Sometimes you need to keep a poker face when you’re buying a home. It’s not in your best interest to be totally candid with the seller and listing agent when you’re co...

Creative Utensil Storage Space
Great Idea for your kitchen!Creative Utensil Storage We LOVE this hidden, but highly utilitarian, access to kitchen utensils. To the naked eye this base cabinet looks like a typic...

Budget Friendly Projects With A Big ROI
Not all home improvement projects are created equal. Some renovations may cost a lot but not add significant value to your home. This list goes in the opposite direction: Here are ...

No Time Like The Present
Thinking about buying your first home, or perhaps upgrading from your current place? Thanks to the current economic climate and game-changing technology in the housing market, now ...

Whats It Worth
What's it Worth?Maybe you're thinking of selling, maybe you're thinking of refinancing, or maybe you're just curious about the market. But the question is, "What is that domicile o...

3 Ways To Ease Your Fears About Making A Move
With low inventory in many markets throughout the country, many homeowners are afraid to sell their homes because they’re concerned that they may not be able to find a new one. T...

Home Staging Does It Make A Difference
It seems to be universally accepted that home staging will help your home sell faster or for the best price—it’s been the common practice in the real estate business for a long...

Make Your Bathroom Easier To Clean
Bathrooms can be the most difficult places in our homes to keep clean. However, with a few clever changes and upgrades, it can be much easier to clean and maintain your bathroom.No...

5 Places To Inspect In Your Home
Our homes require regular maintenance, both to protect our personal safety and to avoid costly repairs. Here are five of the most important items you should check in your home. Th...

Three Ways To Ease Your Fears About Making A Move
With low inventory in many markets throughout the country, many homeowners are afraid to sell their homes because they’re concerned that they may not be able to find a new one. T...

4 Reasons 2016 Is The Year To Buy A Home
you've been on the fence about buying a home, 2016 is the year to take the plunge. Mortgage rates have been bouncing around record lows for a while now. But even though they're lik...

Five Ways You Can Get Earnest Money Back
No matter how much time you spend on researching and educating yourself about your home purchase, it’s hard to cover every detail. Here are a few tips for avoiding rookie mistake...

David And Goliath Battle In Carmel Mountain Ranch
David and Goliath duked it out on August 2nd, 2016 with the opening of the much anticipated Krispy Kreme Donuts in Carmel Mountain Ranch behind the Olive Garden right off Carmel Mo...

Loving Hut Restaurant In Mira Mesa
Just had a wonderful lunch celebrating my grandson's 9th Birthday at Loving Hut Restaurant.  For those of you that like Vegan food this restaurant is amazing.  I had Pad ...

Living Room Staging
Can’t seem to create a living room that feels quite right? Looking for some styling tips that will bring your living room up a notch? Here are five ideas that can dramatically im...

The 3 Principles Of Interior Design
Account for function, mood and personality in any decorating project with these pointers. Design 101 A beautifully decorated interior not only functions well but it cre...

National Night Out In Scripps Ranch
Tuesday, August 4th  from dusk until dark  You are invited to participate in another great Scripps Ranch event!  Last year your friends and neighbors came together i...

Choosing To Buy New Windows
The past few weeks we have been struggling with trying to buy new windows for our condo.  This is a daunting task as the window companies that we have had appointments with to...

Look Whats Happening At Barron Real Estate Group
Delivered today - extra desks as we are growing so fast.  We are hiring!  Come join our team as we have more leads than we can handle.  Call today for a confidential...

Do Open Houses Sell Homes In Del Cerro
Do Houses Sell from an Open House?            Question: Do Houses Sell from an Open House?A client asks: "We are about to lis...

New Bakery In Mira Mesa 85 Degrees
This is the most amazing bakery.  The cakes and breads just melt in your mouth wanting you to eat more and taste everything they have on their shelves.  Wonderful cheese ...

5 Tips For Firsttime Buyers
No matter how much time you spend on researching and educating yourself about your home purchase, it’s hard to cover every detail. Here are a few tips for avoiding rookie mistake...

5 Inexpensive Home Improvements
The cost of some home renovations can seem daunting, but not every home improvement has to break the bank. Here are five simple improvements you can make that will have a major imp...

5 Steps To Grow And Build A Perfect Lawn
5 Steps to Grow & Build a Perfect Lawn -- With Free Time to Spare Each spring, millions of homeowners spend too much of their cherished weekends trying to maintain a lush, green l...

San Diego County Home Prices Are On The Rise
Home prices in Southern California and the West outpaced the rest of the nation in April as low interest rates continued to bolster the home market, said the S&P/Case-Shiller Home ...

Why Brexit Is Great News For US Homebuyers
It's now even cheaper to get a mortgage.The average rate of a 30-year fixed mortgage dropped to 3.48% -- the lowest level since May 2013, according to Freddie Mac. A year ago, the ...

10 Home Trends To Help Sell Your House For More Money
Gone but not forgotten are the avocado kitchens, the carpeted bathrooms and the sponge-painted walls. I’ll bet that some of you are still rocking one of those beloved trends in y...

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Stop by my Open House this Sunday March 13th from 12-3 p.m. at 6561 Bluefield Place in Del Cerro, San Diego, CA 92120   Stunning one story home nestled in the hills ...

Scripps Ranch Farmers Market
In over 14 years, the Scripps Ranch Farmers Market has become one of the most successful, community-based, farmers markets in San Diego. Certified by the California Federation...

Home Improvement Projects That Make Cents
According to the California Association of Realtors, here are the top trending home improvements that will have the best return on investment for your home.  Before you do any...

Be The Smartest One In The Room With The List Of Golden Globe Winners
Want to be the smartest one at the water cooler this morning? Here is the list of last night's Golden Globe Winners:Best Motion Picture, Drama: The RevenantBest Actor in a Mot...

Barron Real Estate Group Launches Next Generation Real Estate Search Engine
We are so thrilled to finally unveil our new website and show the world a user-friendly, intuitive and gorgeous real estate search engine.  Our official launch date was Januar...

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We are so exited about our new website! Please send us a note and let us know what you think!...


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