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Downtown San Diego Is Booming. Here's Why

Downtown San Diego is booming with residential and commercial development. No longer is it the once sleepy navy town boasting the best climate in the country. The weather remains beautiful year-round while the city has reinvented itself as a dynamic place to live, work and play.<p>The Downtown San …

San Diego

What Really Happened When I Rented Out My Apartment on Airbnb

Make money while you're on vacation? Sounds too good to be true, but it <i>is</i> possible for many, thanks to websites like Airbnb that allow you to rent out your empty home while you travel.<p>I decided to take the plunge into the sharing economy during my recent two-week European vacation. While my husband …

San Francisco

The Biggest Mistake I Made in My Kitchen Renovation

About five years ago my husband and I bought an old, decrepit house, and renovated it top to bottom. (My whole renovation story is here, if you want …

Kitchens

The Ultimate Fish Taco Road Trip

The beauty of the fish taco is that, if done well, it doesn't require much to blow your mind: a soft tortilla, golden-brown fish hot from the fryer, …

The Most Creative Ways To Find Real Estate Deals For Growing Investors

When I started investing in real estate 15 years ago, I was your average broke college kid. I didn’t have a ton of money to put into marketing efforts to attract sellers so I could find properties, so it was important to get creative. Learning to invest in real estate while wading through markets …

The Best Paint Colors for Beach House Bedrooms, According to Designers

1 of 12<p>Tradewind by Sherwin-Williams<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 12<p>Hazy Blue by Benjamin Moore<p>3 of 12<p>Sea Salt by Sherwin-Williams<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 12<p>Super White …

California now world's 5th largest economy, surpassing UK

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's economy has surpassed that of the United Kingdom to become the world's fifth largest, according to new federal data made public Friday.<p>California's gross domestic product rose by $127 billion from 2016 to 2017, surpassing $2.7 trillion, the data said. …

10 Easy Pieces: Illuminated Pavers

Illuminated pavers sit flush with the surface of a driveway or path, discreetly hiding their powers until the sun goes down. Unlike bollards or …

Rental Property Buying And Managing Guide To Earn Greater Returns

Real estate is all about asymmetric risk and reward. When the government gives you subsidies in the form of mortgage interest tax deductions, a …

Make Your Garden Private With These Lovely Plant Ideas

Whether you love or hate your neighbors, you most certainly need space for your own adventures with your family that…

10 Low-Maintenance Outdoor Plants That Will Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

At this time of year, many of us are starting to spruce up our homes for the season, both inside and out. Besides bringing flowers and fresh foliage …

The One Big Drawback to Undermount Sinks

Undermount sinks are often a no-brainer decision when remodeling a kitchen. There's lots to love: they look nice, let you to wipe water and crumbs …

How to Create Backyard Privacy for Your Outdoor Haven

Today’s post is inspired by an ongoing backyard makeover. Kate here, and this spring has seen a lot of big changes in my outdoor haven. For starters, …

This self-sustaining Australian home harvests its own food, energy, and water

Building a self-sustaining home can involve a higher upfront investment, but it usually pays off in the long run thanks to increased efficiency and …

Aquaponics

10 Easy Pieces: Interior Door Levers

When I lived in London, I developed a fondness for door levers, which can be operated by children, elbows, and slippery hands. Plus, well-designed …

Empanada Kitchen Emerges Downtown

A featured vendor at local farmer’s markets since 2016, Empanada Kitchenis now running its first storefront in downtown San Diego. The eatery will continue to have a presence at the La Jolla Open Aire Market every Sunday, and its empanadas can also be found at Bump Organic Coffee Roasters in …

States with the most (and least) gun violence. See where your state stacks up.

The latest mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school reignited the debate over gun ownership rights and further highlighted the role that mental illness plays in these tragic episodes of gun violence in the United States.<p>While grabbing the most headlines, gun violence is not limited to mass …

Guns

Remodeling 101: What to Know About Installing Kitchen Cabinets and Drawers

Installing kitchen cabinets isn’t a job for your average homeowner. Think about the total weight of all the ceramics, glassware, and appliances …

Shower floor tiles: which, why and how?

Shower floor tiles need to be a big consideration when any new bathroom installation is being completed and it's surprising how many facets there …

8 Features That Will Sell Your Home Faster

Homeowners are sometimes hesitant to upgrade when it's time to sell. After all, you won't be living there much longer, and home remodeling efforts …

Top 17 Unique Restaurants in San Francisco

San Francisco was always known for sourdough bread, clam chowder and of course Ghiradelli chocolate! These days it is one of the hottest food...The …

The New Tax Law Has Made It a Great Time to Invest in Real Estate. Here's How to Get the Most From Your Investment.

Paying attention to both the investment and operational sides of the business will make it a success.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Changes in the new tax law mean it's a great time to invest in real estate. Between lower effective tax rates for LLCs, …

Real Estate

The One Mistake Everyone Makes When Choosing Paint Colors

With this simple trick, you’ll never have to live with the wrong paint color again.<p>With more than a hundred variations of a single paint color and …

The housing market could be in for a shock from rising interest rates and the new tax law

The average interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with a 20% down-payment and with conforming loan balances ($453,100 or less) that qualify for backing by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac rose to 4.64%, the highest since January 2014, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly …

Where To Eat Tacos in San Diego

20 spots for handheld goodness<p>Tacos are a loaded topic in San Diego, for good and obvious reasons. Every local has a list of favorites to rattle off when asked, one each for fish tacos, hard shell, birria, modern, Tijuana street-style and so on. There are a number—<i>okay,</i> <i>20</i>, in this case—that …

Mexico

Tour a Modern Scandinavian Remodel Boasting Clean Lines and Streamlined Design

For lovers of simplicity and minimalism, Scandinavian design will forever be the pinnacle of good taste. So when a Canadian couple made over their …

iDevices unveils new battery-powered Instant Switch for smart home control

iDevices today has unveiled a new connected wall switch that it says lets users seamlessly control their other iDevice accessories and their smart home products. Dubbed the Instant Switch, iDevices touts this accessory as an “intelligently-designed wireless remote wall switch…<p>The company explains …

Selling an investment property? Read this first

Recently, a family of my acquaintance were selling a condo that had been an investment property. They had owned it for five years, and it fetched a rent a third higher than the mortgage; however, it was in an old building that had had several expensive assessments, so the condo had not been …

First look inside San Diego's newest ocean-front dining option

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