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“Buy Nothing” to Furnish Your New Home

Outfitting a new home? Local reuse communities could help you keep costs down.

Members of or groups post items that they no longer need and are willing to give away. Here are 3 benefits to participating:

🎁 Furnish your home for less.
There’s no cost to join and all items offered must be completely free.

📦 Get rid of items you no longer need.
Pay it forward by posting your own possessions that you are ready to pass on.

♻️ Reduce your environmental impact.

By reducing your consumption and waste, you can help protect the planet.

Want more great ways to save money on home furnishings and decor? Visit our blog!


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Open House – 833 Dale Ct., Chula Vista, CA 91910


The rear part of the backyard rises to offer stunning, unobstructed, 180-degree clear panoramic ocean views of the Chula Vista coast and Mexican Coronado Islands, as well as a gorgeous bird’s eye view of your entertainers backyard & home.

Situated at the end of a peaceful cul-de-sac, this charming, 1700 sq 3 bd, 2 ba single-family residence in Princess Crest area of Del Rey, Chula Vista has a 4th optional bedroom / office PLUS a bonus room! Excellent for any number of purposes, whether you want a cozy reading nook, an art studio or a playroom for the kids.

Updated kitchen comes with gorgeous quartz countertops & stainless steel appliances. The interior of the house is filled with an abundance of natural and strategically placed recessed lighting throughout. This freshly & professionally painted house (inside and out, including the roof and garage), the low-maintenance xeriscaped front yard, entertainers backyard with space for BBQ, play and garden plus the bonus room with the cherry-on-top killer ocean views from the upper backyard, make this home a unique gem worth far more than its asking price in this sought-after South Bay neighborhood.

Open House on Tuesday, November 28, 10 am-12 noon. Can’t make it? Call me for a private viewing.

MLS#230022076 Offered at $895,000

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Avoid these 4 Credit Score Mistakes

Planning to buy a home? It’s time to get your credit score in order. 

Make sure to avoid these common mistakes:

❌ Ignoring your credit report.
Check your credit report to make sure there aren’t any errors or signs of identity theft.

❌ Closing accounts.
Doing so can bring down the average age of your credit, which impacts your score.

❌ Paying the minimum due.
This can drive up your credit utilization rate, which is the amount of available credit you’re using.

❌ Making late payments.
Set up automatic payments to avoid this risk entirely.

Wondering if your credit score is high enough to secure a mortgage? Reach out for a referral to a mortgage professional who can help you find out. 

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Normal Heights Neighborhood Spotlight

Did you know that the Normal Heights neighborhood of San Diego is home…

…to what many Rock’n’Roll Marathon runners consider to be the prettiest street on their route?
…to the first radio station in San Diego?
…to a modern-day, functioning monastery?
Get answers to all these questions and more as Danielle and I explore Normal Heights Check in the latest episode of Live-Laugh-Learn.
Come along with us and see why Normal Heights is gaining popularity among tourists and locals alike!
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Coming Soon! 833 Dale Ct., Chula Vista, CA 91910

COMING SOON! This beautifully maintained, single-family home in Chula Vista offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus bonus room over 1,700 sq. ft.

The xeriscaped front yard offers low-maintenance beauty while the backyard comes with a hot tub and plenty of room for entertaining. How about an ocean view? It’s got that too!

Please reach out if you’d like to know more. (MLS #230022076)

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Outfitting a New Home?

Outfitting a new home is exciting — but it can also be expensive. Here are some simple strategies that can help you save money while making your house a home:

🗒️ Prioritize what you really need before you start shopping.

🗓️ Time your purchases to make the most of seasonal sales.

🛍️ Find alternative shopping sources — and even alternatives to shopping.

🤝 Don’t be afraid to negotiate to get a better deal.

💳 Make the most of reward programs and coupons.

🖌️ Get creative with what you already have.

If these strategies sound good but you’re not sure where to start, visit our blog. We share all the specifics to help you save thousands on home furnishings and more!