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May 16, 2019

5 Sites to Find San Diego Beach Rentals for Vacation 2019 | 2020

Vacation planning is here and there really isn’t a better place to spend quality time with family and friends than in San Diego. This area has a lot to offer from fabulous beaches, to museums, to history, art and music. It truly has it all, plus great weather year-round.

Some who are looking to move here would do well to try out the city for a fit by spending a few days of vacation here. That is a relaxed way to get to know the area to see how well you like it, to check out jobs or possible areas for housing.

There are some excellent websites to help you find the perfect beach rental for your stay. Each has its own features and all offer different types of housing in different price points, so it pays to shop around.

Here are five of the top sites for finding San Diego beach rentals for a vacation:

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May 16, 2019

5 Shocking Facts about the San Diego Economy You Won’t Believe 2019 | 2020

5 Shocking Facts about the San Diego Economy You Won’t Believe 2019 | 2020

Most people familiar with the San Diego area know it has a strong economy. It weathered the Great Recession well and a large percentage of its economic base is military driven, both directly with the military and service members spending money here and indirectly through the tech and service industries that thrive because of the military bases.

However, there is so much more to San Diego’s economy than that. There are several factors that will influence the local economy greatly over the next two years and some may surprise you.

Below are the top five shocking facts about the San Diego economy you won’t believe for this year.

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May 10, 2019

10 San Diego Events You Don't Want to Miss in 2019 | 2020

10 San Diego Events You Don't Want to Miss in 2019 | 2020

If you’re looking for something to do in the San Diego area, you’re in luck. There are dozens of events taking place here. Many of these events occur every year, although some (like number one on this list) have hit an important milestone. Other events are new to the region. No matter what, there’s an event for practically everyone on this list. You shouldn’t have an issue finding the one that you don’t want to miss.

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May 10, 2019

9 San Diego Jobs in Desperate Need of New Hires in 2019 | 2020

San Diego is a thriving city filled with plenty of different industries. Many of these industries are constantly growing, meaning that there are quite a few job openings available. Whether you already live in the San Diego area and want to change career fields, are looking for a better position, or you wish to move to the city, but need a job first, here are some of the best options.

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May 6, 2019

10 (Amazingly) Fun Things to Do in San Diego in 2019 | 2020

10 (Amazingly) Fun Things to Do in San Diego in 2019 | 2020

It’s hard to be bored when you live in San Diego. This city of over 1 million people (not counting the four million other residents who live in the metropolitan area) offers dozens of different activities. There’s a little something for everyone, regardless of whether you prefer to spend your time out admiring nature, enjoying a sport or two (like surfing), or prefer to learn a little while at one of the many historical locations in and around the city. Here are ten of the very best things to do here. 

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May 6, 2019

7 Hot San Diego Beach Towns to Buy a Home in for 2019 | 2020

7 Hot San Diego Beach Towns to Buy a Home in for 2019 | 2020

If the thought of living on or near a beach in the San Diego thrills you, then you’ll be happy to know that not only is it entirely possible to find the perfect house in this area, but you also have a number of different towns to choose from. Each of these hot beach towns in the area has its own unique atmosphere, making it easy to find just the right one for you. 

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May 3, 2019

5 Reasons Why Rancho Penasquitos San Diego Is a Great Place to Live in 2019

5 Reasons Why Rancho Penasquitos San Diego Is a Great Place to Live in 2019

Rancho Penasquitos is a suburban community in San Diego county. The name, Rancho Penasquitos, originates from the first Mexican land grant in the county, and Penasquitos means “little cliffs” in Spanish. Neighboring communities include Rancho Bernardo, Poway, Carmel Mountain Ranch, and Sabre Springs.

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May 3, 2019

6 Reasons Why Sabre Springs San Diego Is a Great Place to Live in 2019

6 Reasons Why Sabre Springs San Diego Is a Great Place to Live in 2019

Sabre Springs is a master planned, high end community in San Diego county. Located next to Poway, this town is part of the Poway Unified School District. Development in Sabre Springs began in 1982 when the community plan was created. The plan called for a residential community with industrial space and outdoor space. The first residential neighborhood opened in 1985 and development decreased by 2010. 

Sabre Springs is a great place to live because of the quality school district, close proximity to the city of Poway for jobs, and the upscale single family home neighborhood. Sabre Springs has adequate outdoor spaces and is up and coming with their restaurant development, creating a comfortable and safe neighborhood to own a home and raise a family. 

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May 2, 2019

5 (Shocking) Reasons to Buy a House in San Diego in 2019 | 2020

5 (Shocking) Reasons to Buy a House in San Diego in 2019 | 2020

Those thinking about buying a home in San Diego are thinking smart. San Diego is a growing county, has a great economy that has withstood economic downturns well, and has many amenities to offer. 

While there are concerns about home affordability in San Diego, there are many options for those wanting to buy a house. There are grants for people in qualifying incomes, FHA, VA, and USDA - just to name a few. 

There are practical reasons to buy a home in San Diego now. Understanding the market and what could happen in the years ahead could help you have more wealth as you get older. Buying a home is one of those ways to create wealth. 

Here are five reasons you should buy a home in San Diego now:

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May 2, 2019

5 Ways San Diego Apartment Rentals Suck (and to Own Instead) in 2019

5 Ways San Diego Apartment Rentals Suck (and to Own Instead) in 2019

Some may consider renting a viable option when they are preparing to move to San Diego. They want time to feel out the area, look at various neighborhoods and decide where they might like to buy a home. 

Perhaps they feel like the market is too expensive to buy, or they don't have enough money to put down. Some may think, looking at the immediate numbers, that renting is cheaper. 

However, renting in San Diego is truly not the best solution. That is especially true if you want to build long-term wealth. Here are five reasons not to rent in San Diego, but to consider buying a home instead. 

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