Chris Heller | Encinitas Real Estate


3693 Strata Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92010  

Residential
$849,900
Price
4
Bedrooms
3
Baths
Great opportunity to own in the highly desirable community of Calavera Hills in Carlsbad!! This property features 4 bedrooms (has a bedroom downstairs), 3 bathrooms, plantation shutters, huge kitchen with very large island, laminate flooring, dual pane windows, fireplace, and 3 car attached garage. Perfect yard for entertaining with your pool/spa and patio area!! Located in close proximity to schools, shopping, and freeway access. Only a few miles to the beach as well. Wont last long at this price!!


106 Mangano, Encinitas, CA 92024  

Rental
$2,495
Price
2
Bedrooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Perfect Encinitas location. Single story 2 Suite condo with attached single car garage and additional parking. Walk bike to Moonlight beach and downtown Encinitas. Adjacent to Paul Ecke YMCA. Easy access to Interstate 5. Newer solid surface flooring. Fireplace in living room. Quiet and Private. Background check. Security deposit $2495. Ready to move in!


1974 Elm Ridge Dr, Vista, CA 92081  

Residential
$619,900
Price
3
Bedrooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Your change to own in the highly desirable gated community of Rancho Montecito in Shadowridge!! This property has been completely renovated with new flooring, fresh paint, new appliances, 2 car garage, and so much more!! Located in close proximity to freeway access, schools, and shopping.


11360 Paseo Albacete, San Diego, CA 92129  

Residential
$729,900
Price
3
Bedrooms
2
Baths
Great opportunity to own in Rancho Penasquitos!! This property features 3 bedrooms (two downstairs and one upstairs), huge loft, 2 bathrooms, partially finished attic for additional storage, tile flooring, new carpeting, fresh paint, dual pane windows, and a large living room with fireplace. Nice yard that would be perfect for entertaining with your pool/spa, covered patio, and firepit. Located in close proximity to freeway access, schools, and shopping.


As a homeowner, you're constantly faced with a variety of spending decisions, many of which could improve the quality of your life or just put a strain on your budget. The challenge is to monitor your cash flow, anticipate your family's needs, and avoid spending more than you can afford. There's a goal that's much easier said than done! Although managing one's budget is based on personal priorities and financial resources, it's often useful to consider feedback and perspectives from other homeowners. The following thoughts are based on the experiences of one such homeowner.
  • Tool sheds are not an absolute necessity for most people, but they can be extremely helpful in protecting your yard equipment and keeping your property looking neat. If you own a riding mower, for example, there may not be space in your garage to store it. For those who own a backyard swimming pool, a shed can be very useful for storing pool chemicals, maintenance equipment, and pool toys. While a tool shed can set you back a few hundred dollars or more, getting one on your property will make your yard look nicer and keep your tools, chemicals, and machinery in a safer, more secure place.
  • Many people are aware that a basement dehumidifier can remove excess moisture and help prevent the growth of mold. This is especially important if you're storing anything of value in your basement, such as old books, important documents, clothing, framed art, or collectables. Since basement humidifiers vary in price from a couple hundred dollars to well over $1,000, some homeowners postpone buying them. However, when you factor in the potential cost of mold remediation and having to throw away belongings that get damaged by moisture and mold, the cost is much more justifiable. If you're fortunate enough to have a dry basement with a humidity level of less than 50%, then a dehumidifier may be an unnecessary purchase. If you want to be sure, though, you can buy a cheap humidity gauge for $10 or $20 -- either online or at a local hardware store.
  • A ceiling fan may seem like a frivolous expense for a screened in porch, but you'll be mighty glad you have one on hot, humid days! You might think that large window screens would provide ample circulation for an outdoor porch, but unless there's a breeze -- either natural or man made -- then that hot air will often just sit there and linger, much like a guest who has overstayed their welcome! A ceiling fan can pull that uncomfortable air away from you and stir up some much-needed circulation. Ceiling fans, which typically cost between $100 and $200 (plus installation) -- create both the look and feel of a cool, breezy environment. They also help reduce air conditioning costs inside your home.
Since everyone's personal needs, budgets, and lifestyles are different, there are a lot of factors that come into play when deciding whether to purchase (or postpone) any of these three items. Hopefully, this blog post has provided you with some helpful insights on making those decisions!



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