Oscar Castillo
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Fall in LOVE - with your Front Doors again.
Posted Wed, Feb 14th 2018 2:30 am
Wood Front Doors need your "Love" also ! Are your front doors and/or door showing drastic signs of being highly weathered and the topcoat/finish is cracking, peeling or h...

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"Dress Up" your Slope - Hillside
Posted Wed, Jan 31st 2018 9:25 am
Great ground cover on slopes on your property are dual purposed. One is the beauty of the plants and the other purpose is that it helps in the prevention of any dirt and water...

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Street Potholes - do affect the value of your home.
Posted Thu, Jan 18th 2018 2:05 pm
                If you live in a neighborhood where asphalt street maintenance appears to not be a priority of your City Street Department, this could be costly to you as a h...

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Baking Soda - many uses at home.
Posted Sun, Dec 31st 2017 9:15 am
Have some baking soda around your home? Many household surveys state that baking soda is a great product to have at home because it can be utilized for many household purpos...

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Flood Insurance - Myths and Facts
Posted Fri, Dec 15th 2017 7:20 am
It is easy to say “I do not need flood insurance” because my house is not in a flood zone or that you have been told that I (homeowner) cannot get flood insurance because of...

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Supplemental Property Tax Bill
Posted Thu, Nov 30th 2017 8:45 am
OK so you bought a house, you are all settled-in and then a couple of weeks later you receive in the mail a “Supplemental Property Tax Bill”. Your first words that come out pr...

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Electrical Power Distribution - Residential
Posted Wed, Nov 15th 2017 8:15 am
The following is a condensed version of how electricity is generated and how electricity travels through the various stages of the power-distribution-grid. Ultimately the electr...

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Backflow Preventers
Posted Tue, Oct 31st 2017 4:15 pm
Ever see one of the above pictured beauties alongside a road or on the side of a home?  They come in various sizes depending on the amount of water flow that they are meant to...

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Homestead vs. Homestead Exemption
Posted Sun, Oct 15th 2017 3:30 am
A “Homestead” simply means a person's primary residence which encompasses the house, the land, and any outbuildings (ie: sheds, a barn, workshop and/or a detached garage) that...

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Lender JUNK FEES - Buyers need to be on alert !
Posted Sat, Sep 30th 2017 6:00 pm
If you plan on applying for a mortgage, you should be on the lookout for “junk fees”. Your lender’s junk fees may leave you paying much more than necessary at closing. When...

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Tax Base Transfers - Propositions 60 & 90
Posted Fri, Sep 15th 2017 5:30 am
I find that a lot of Senior homeowners who are thinking of selling their home and buying another do know a little about or at least have heard of the California voter passed Pro...

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Household Appliances and HVAC System - Life expectancy
Posted Thu, Aug 31st 2017 9:15 am
Prudent Buyers who have their budget, their eyes and heart set on older homes are consulted to indeed do their due diligence and observe the condition-and-age of the major...

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SEPTIC TANK SYSTEM - Things to know about.
Posted Fri, Aug 18th 2017 1:00 pm
As-you-know, the homeowner/s are responsible for maintaining their septic tank system. Consistent care and attention of your system are essential to preventing a septic syst...

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Automatic Seismic Gas Shut-off Valve ...All homeowners of earthquake prone areas should know about this.
Posted Mon, Jul 31st 2017 12:05 pm
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Buyers ask - Why do Lenders require Homeowners Insurance
Posted Sun, Jun 25th 2017 3:40 pm
Buyers ask: Why do Lenders require Homeowners Insurance? Look at it this way: The home you want to buy is the mortgage lending institution’s “collateral” for the money ...

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Reasons to "DOWNSIZE" - Before or after Retirement
Posted Mon, May 29th 2017 8:15 am
If you are retired and/or near retirement, a common thought that goes through one’s mind is “how can I cut down on my expenses, spend less time on maintaining the house so that you ...

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Disclosures - What Sellers need to do.
Posted Sun, May 14th 2017 8:00 am
Sellers must Disclose all Material facts: Seller Disclosures are documents provided by a home seller to a home-buyer that outlines known issues with a property and other material fac...

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Building Permits - Do I need one?
Posted Sat, Apr 29th 2017 8:25 am
The thought of renovating your home and/or a portion of your home can be an exciting undertaking. In regards to permits, it is important to know what you need to do before you p...

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Spring Cleaning "Projects"
Posted Wed, Mar 29th 2017 12:22 pm
Say goodbye to winter and hello to spring! Time to open the doors, windows and slide doors to freshen up your home. And yes, time to take on those spring cleaning projects. I guara...

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More "VA Financed" Home Purchases needed in San Diego, CA
Posted Sat, Jan 7th 2017 9:25 am
San Diego is a great town to live in. It is known to be that because of its almost perfect year round weather conditions which allows outdoor activities to seemingly alway...

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Search The MLS Get Green Market Value

Posted By Oscar Castillo on Wed, Feb 14th 2018 2:30 am
Fall in LOVE - with your Front Doors again.

Wood Front Doors need your "Love" also ! Are your front doors and/or door showing drastic signs of being highly weathered and the topcoat/finish is cracking, peeling or h...Read More

Posted By Oscar Castillo on Wed, Jan 31st 2018 9:25 am
"Dress Up" your Slope - Hillside

Great ground cover on slopes on your property are dual purposed. One is the beauty of the plants and the other purpose is that it helps in the prevention of any dirt and water...Read More


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