San Diego

Study This!

October 9th, 2012 by

  I was recently asked to analyze possible uses for an awkward kitchen corner in a small two-bedroom, one-bath home measuring less than 1,400 square feet. My three challenges were working around a drop down ironing board that cut into the small space, an opening into the family room that was only 27 inches off the floor, and the [...]

SDAR Summit: San Diego’s Housing Future

September 27th, 2012 by

  In today’s economy, housing inventory is often categorized as a traditional “equity”, bank-owned, or short sale property. Suggesting that 2012 has turned the corner on the market, traditional home sales are approaching 60 percent; up from 30 percent in January 2009. Bank-owned properties are now approximately 20 percent of the resale market; down from 60 percent three years [...]

Downtown Waterfront Neighborhoods

September 8th, 2012 by

  Summertime brings back happy memories of family jaunts to the Jersey shore at the tip of Long Beach Island. Each August, we would pack up the car and leave our suburban New York home for two glorious weeks on this sandy spit with a picturesque bay on the west, and crashing Atlantic waves to the [...]

Ah, San Diego!

June 21st, 2012 by

  Originally from the east coast, with a few detours along the way, San Diego has been “home” since 1985.  While life has been content in each locale, if you live here, or have visited, you know that California’s southernmost major city boasts diverse attributes, including seashores, mountains and canyons, plus year-round mild weather.   [...]