What a beautiful home... Simply stunning.
Prestigious Eastlake home in The Woods. One-of-a-kind house feels like you’re walking into a model home! This 4,536sqft home has it all! Features include 5BR/4.5BA, PAID-OFF solar system, water softener & filtration system, marble and granite kitchen, triple crown molding throughout the entire house, 2 staircases, 2 fireplaces, THEATER ROOM, CUSTOM paint, STUNNING CUSTOM tile, balcony off the master retreat with BREATHTAKING views, & extra privacy with no rear neighbors. Don’t let this opportunity pass!
As the end of October approaches a spooky wind sweeps in and strange things begin to go bump in the night. From family-friendly fright fests and historically-haunted tours, to terror-filled scream zones and wild, trick-or-treat parties, Halloween in San Diego is crazy fun for ghouls and kids of all ages.
Fun For the Little Ones
Mayhem at the Museums
Haunted Houses, Hayrides and More
Tricks and Treats for Big Kids
Did you know that making your home energy efficient increases its value?
According to one study, making no cost/low cost changes can boost your home's value $18,000. Why not implement some of the following suggestions to make your home more energy efficient?
1. Lower the thermostat on your water heater. If your hot tap water is too hot to touch, lower the temperature a few degrees.
2. Check for air leaking around doors. A lot of the air you pay to heat or cool escapes through unsealed doors. Install or replace worn weather stripping. Replace broken or missing storm doors.
3. Close the air vents in rooms not in use. For example, close the vents and shut the door to an unused guest room.
4. Keep heat producers far from your thermostat in summer. Floor lamps and televisions can significantly raise the temperature in the area near a thermostat, turning on your air conditioner too often.
5. Clean your furnace and air conditioner filters. Replace existing dirty air conditioner or furnace filters. During heavy use periods, replacement is recommended every 30 days.
6. Operate large appliances during low-use periods in summer. Use your washer and dryer and other heat-producers early in the morning or late at night. Use the air-dry method on your dishwasher to save energy.
7. Request an energy audit. Contact your local utility company to request a free energy audit. Most electric and gas companies will check for proper insulation, find cracks in the eaves or roof that could leak energy, and make recommendations for improvements. Some electric companies offer low-cost financing for such improvements.
8. Replace existing insulation. A proper barrier keeps heat and cold from penetrating your home's exterior and provides for even temperatures between rooms. The EPA recently reported that proper ceiling insulation may reduce electric bills 20%.
9. Replace existing appliances. If money is no object, replace old appliances with Energy Star appliances, specifically created to optimize energy consumption. If your budget limits you to replacing one appliance, buy a newmrefrigerator; a new model could knock off 25% of your electric bill.
10. Buy new light bulbs. Replace incandescent bulbs with fluorescent.
11. Contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regarding EEM Mortgages. EEMs provide benefits to borrowers purchasing a home that is energy efficient, or can be made efficient with improvements.
Teresa Dillon, Broker
Teresa "Terri" Dillon is Owner and President of Realty Executives Dillon and has been servicing San Diego's real estate needs since 1994. Ms. Dillon's objective is to provide the best service in the real estate industry