Summertime is the perfect time for a Home Once-Over

Your Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Santaluz Homes Can Use a Summer Once-Over

Your Busy August May Get Even Busier

August tends to be a busy month in most Santaluz homes. If you have kids who are out of school, it’s up to you to dream up new ways to keep them out of trouble (and away from non-stop video gaming). Even if kids are not at homes, you probably have to get twice as much done anyway – you want to be ahead at work and around the house so you can relax and enjoy your vacation. Or recover from it.

And then there is the likelihood that in the back of your mind is the knowledge that you’ve been putting off what should be an annual maintenance once-over. All homes have areas that need looking after, and August and September are the best time to get at them.  On dry days that aren’t too blisteringly hot to work, it’s prime time to fix areas that the year’s wear and tear may be turning into future problems.

Warm weather is perfect for conducting a timely energy audit. Any gaps or cracks around doors or windows – the likely culprits if heat leakage raised last winter’s energy bills  – can most easily be filled in warm weather. Other possible spots where heat can leak is the junction between different materials, and around fireplace dampers. If you’re a dedicated DIYer, grab some caulk or other professional-grade material and get filling. If you’re less handy, the energy audit may suggest a call to an appropriate professional. A review of the year’s energy bills will tell you whether that makes dollars and sense.

This is the time to pay attention to the big one: the foundation. It’s prudent in all Santaluz homes to clean visible concrete surfaces. Sidewalks and steps can be cleaned very effectively with the same pressure washer you use to clean your car. When it comes to the foundation, be sure to check for cracks, water or mold.. If mold or water is present, a trusted contractor or structural engineer will be able to recommend a solution that prevents real trouble later.

Summer is also a good time to take a look at your home’s deck or patios.  Standing water rots wood. The solution can be as simple as slipping planter “feet” beneath outdoor flower pots. As long as water is able to flow around or under stationary objects, the underlying wood will benefit.

These are only a few examples of what you can make part of your summer home maintenance checklist.  Call me anytime with home and maintenance-related questions, if you need a recommendation for a reliable local contractor or service provider, or if you want to check on the status of the Santaluz homes market in your neighborhood.

Santaluz Steal of the Day

If you, OR someone you know may be interested in viewing this property, don’t keep me a secret!

The information provided is for the consumer’s personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumer may be interested in purchasing. Any information relating to real estate for sale referenced on this web site comes from the Internet Data Exchange (IDX) program of the Sandicor MLS. This web site may reference real estate listing(s) held by a brokerage firm other than the broker and/or agent who owns this web site. The accuracy of all information, regardless of source, including but not limited to square footage and lot sizes, is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be personally verified through personal inspection by and/or with appropriate professionals.Copyright, Sandicor MLS.

1997-2012 Real Estate Websitesby PropertyMinder. All rights reserved.Privacy Policy | Terms of Use – 1 –

Who do you know who needs to sell or buy a home? Don’t Keep Me A Secret!

AMY WRIGHT | CELL: 858.220.3768

CADRE #01476716

amy@dreamhomesmatchmaker.com

http://www.DreamHomesMatchmaker.com

10 Hot Spots for Global Homebuyers Report

All but 4 of the US Cities listed are in Florida. Manhattan/NYC, Phoenix, Honolulu & Las Vegas made the cut. Florida real estate rivals Las Vegas for foreclosures, which from an investment point of view makes those hardest hit to have the highest ROI. Where are the buyers coming from? The majority influx is from the Far East, Russia and China. The international buyers have CASH and lots of it. Whether one mega mansion or an entire track of homes, the bet is on the US to repair its markets and economy. Unlike stock, real estate you can really enjoy while you own it. So why buy 100 small homes, when you could have one huge one?

10 Hot Spots for Global Homebuyers Report.

La Jolla Sunset in January

San Diego Sunset

 

 

 

7628 Top O’ The Morning Way in the Crosby Estates of Rancho Santa Fe

Open House @ 7628 Top O’ The Morning Way in the Crosby Estates of Rancho Santa Fe, Sunday 1-4p

The owners have moved into their new home and are ready to sell this one! Can you say, MOTIVATED?!?

Single level, Hampel built home w/ theater. Fabulous layout. This home has all the bells and whistles, built in 2007, the top of the line finishes will impress. With 2 bedroom suites off the master bedroom and one grand guest suite on the opposite side of the home. 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, plus wood paneled study/office and state of the art home theater. Lovely private rear yard has a generous covered loggia as well as full outdoor kitchen and Grill.

The beautiful furnishings are also negotiable with the home purchase!

Come on by! If this isn’t the house for you, we have others!