Deborah's Views and News

Real Estate Agent - Balboa Real Estate San Diego, CA
Real Estate is an all encompassing business, where the lines between work, friendship and social life are sometimes blurred. It is a "lifestyle" and a great career choice. So my blog will have a mix of practical advice, good ideas, industry tips and some of my hobbies & passions mixed in. Come join the fun!
  I live in San Diego where buying local produce all year round is a luxury I have grown accustomed to. What a privilege it is to purchase local heirloom tomatoes in the dead of winter, fresh strawberries picked just a few hours before, avocados grown a few miles away.   There are several Farmer'...
  Last year I wanted to upgrade the landscaping of one of my properties from water guzzling lawn to native landscape. The lawn area in front is rather small, but still needs to be watered to stay green. It was a year of some major expenses for me, so upgrading the landscaping was not first and fo...
    On any given morning, I am at Starbucks buying my morning coffee or tea. It has become a habit, much less so for the beverage and much more so because it is a convenient place to meet a client or colleague, the WiFi if I have to do some work, and the great tunes they play. I even can get a FR...
I have some advice for anyone interested in renting a home with less then stellar credit in a very tight rental market in San Diego. Don't get discouraged and automatically think the agent/owner will reject you if there are alot of prospects. Smile, be sincere, be yourself AND: 1. Be punctual. Wh...
A must read! I was never a real fan of Steve Jobs, but the book is so well-written and gives us a glimpse into the life and mind of a truly brilliant innovator and marketer. I couldn't put it down.
This gem of a home on View Way is available for rent. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac, the street name says it all! Large 3 BR 3BA home has a rambling one level floorplan with lovely hardwood floors throughout. Tastefully updated kitchen with stainless appliances, island and recessed lighting ...
For better or for worse, social networking is here to stay. It's the way we communicate in the 21st century, and if you feel it's just not the same as a phone conversation, you are correct! But that doesn't mean it's worse-----in some cases, it can be better. We all recall the first "touch" to a...
5 Obscure Real Estate Laws   1.Watertown N.Y.-Attempting to address the problem of unwanted manure left in front of residential properties and businesses, a law is being considered requiring horses to wear diapers. 2.Residents of Illinois (excluding Chicago) are now permitted to paint their trees...
This is one of the most eye-opening books I have read in a long time, and seeing that it was published in 2006 makes me a teeny bit embarrased that I just recently found it.   OMNIVORE"S DILEMMA by Michael Pollan In this book, the author, Michael Pollan follows each of the food chains that susta...
Very cool---------I now can buy coffee at Starbucks using their mobile iPhone App. All I do is purchase a Starbucks card, load it up with $$, and register it at their website. I then download the Starbucks App on my iPhone, open it up, press "card" and my new balance comes up. I hit "touch to pa...


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