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4 Things Smart Homeowners Always Do in May

Giving your home a little extra love this month can save you time and money. Savings on a new fridge or mattress are best in early summer, and usually kick off Memorial Day weekend. Cool Your Expenses With a New Fridge How old is your fridge? Is it leaking water,...

10 Signs of a Bad Real Estate Agent

1. Doesn't get back to you In life, quick and clear communication is key. A delayed response can mean losing out on a home. If you find yourself waiting for your agent to return calls, texts, or emails — that’s a sign you've chosen the wrong agent. 2. They're a...

You have several home types to choose from!

When most people think of real estate, they think of a traditional purchase, with a home for sale on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). But did you know there are actually several home types you can choose from? In these very competitive days it is important to know...

Real Estate in 2022

Over the last year home prices are up a staggering 19.8%! According to Fannie Mae the U.S. housing market will cool somewhat, as median home prices are expected to rise 7.9% in the next year. On average U.S. home prices have climbed 4.1% since 1987. Also important is...

Discover. Encontro.

The verb “Encontrar” means to meet, to find, or to discover,” which is exactly what I did with my friend Karen a couple years ago before the Bananarama concert at North Park Theater! Open Design I was surprised to find how detailed it is in its design. I haven't seen...

Blind Lady Ale House: What’s so special

  Little Known Facts So what's so special about BLAH? Well you know I love all things (ab)Normal Heights, and in addition to the central location on Adams, one of their founders has a degree in brewing science. Of the other 2 founders, one is certified by the...

Buying Your First Home, Again

One of the things I love most about being a Realtor is working with first time home buyers. I've always loved the educational aspect of real estate, and the engagement I get with clients. For me it is fun to outline the process from start to finish, beginning with...

5 Steps To Homeownership

From SDAR and SDCCU Prior to buying a home, you should always consider several factors such as; Do I have stable income? Will I have the patience, time and resources to maintain a home? What is my monthly debt payments compared to my income? Do I have a reasonable...

Eat Well – Dessert Delivery!

The only thing better than dessert is dessert-on-demand.  Here’s a partial list of places offering dessert takeout and delivery.  Some are outside of metro but totally worth the ride.  And you’ll get to enjoy the scenery! Blackmarket Bakery North Park Their entire...

21 Free and Easy Home project ideas

Get organized and energized If you want a professional opinion, my friend Kathi Burns, author of How to Master Your Muck, is happy to talk with you virtually! But if you're on a budget, there are few simple things you can do during this time to make a big difference....

Thinking of Buying a home? Attend this free class!

Thinking of Buying a home? Attend this free class!

What’s Escrow? How do appraisals work? This engaging 1-hour boot camp will answer questions and guide you through the 17 steps of the home purchase process – whether a first time buyer or just curious about the steps and how it all works. Designed to be informal and...

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12 Secret San Diego Places!

12 Secret San Diego Places!

I moved to San Diego in 2007 and I've discovered a lot of the city, but I still love to hear about new places I haven't yet explored.  I stumbled on this list and had to share - it's a partial list! Link is at the bottom to visit the full story and see pics, too: Edna...

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5 Best Swimming Spots In San Diego

5 Best Swimming Spots In San Diego

Here's the 5 Best non-ocean swim spots in San Diego, rated by Thrillist: 5. Tubing the San Luis Rey River CHEERS NATURE Tucked away at the base of Palomar Mountain, you’ll find the La Jolla Indian Campground, where you can rent inner tubes and spend the day floating...

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Summer Tips: 5 Ways To Save On Lodging

Summer Tips: 5 Ways To Save On Lodging

It's likely your favorite destination is already on your mind.  But where to stay? Even hotels can be pretty pricey, but fortunately there are other options – places that have character and are affordable to boot. With a little research and a little bit of mapping...

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Too Busy to Cook? Here’s Help!

Too Busy to Cook? Here’s Help!

Living in a place like San Diego, undoubtedly you're too busy for those pesky house chores, right?  I remember when I was considering moving here, my friend Mike warned me I'd never get laundry done because I'd never be indoors.  And he was (occasionally) right! What...

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Gary H.
Gary H.
2022-06-01 19:33:03
Jon helped my family buy and sell our home. He remembered details about the house and anticipated details that needed to be taken care of. Jon first helped...
David C.
David C.
2022-05-17 18:31:50
Jon has supported our family purchasing our first home. We didn't know what to expect and Jon walked us through everything. Every time we met he took the...
Diana K.
Diana K.
2021-06-22 11:43:38
Jon recently sold a house for me, quickly and at a great price. He's very savvy about all aspects of the market, made many good suggestions, and clearly...
Linda R.
Linda R.
2021-06-16 14:09:42
Jon did a magnificent job of assisting us in getting the house ready to sell. He had so many great suggestions and all were on point. In a very short amount...
Son N.
Son N.
2021-05-18 15:56:44
As a valued, trusted and hard-working professional, Jon Tolhoek worked tirelessly to ensure I had the best home buying experience. I've known Jon for over a...
Megan J.
Megan J.
2020-12-23 11:49:24
Working with Jon as a first time home buyer was a lovely experience. He took the time to walk us through us the whole process using his step-by-step...
Evan C.
Evan C.
2020-10-19 21:05:43
I can't say enough how much I enjoyed working with Jon from start to finish. Even though I was a first-time homebuyer with limited knowledge of the...
Peter A.
Peter A.
2020-07-24 12:36:00
Jon was our first choice to represent our condo sale, as he had sold 2 other condos in our building and we were impressed how fast and for a great price he...
Joseph G.
Joseph G.
2020-05-24 21:48:05
Amazing. Freaking amazing. Great negotiator. Kind. Knows his stuff. I'm glad I found him.
Ally W.
Ally W.
2020-03-22 12:46:47
Thank you so much Jon for walking me through the entire process and holding my hand... from beginning to end! Buying a condo by myself was a very...
Connie G.
Connie G.
2019-01-25 06:52:26
Jon did for us what our previous realtor was unable to do, he sold our house! Jon worked tirelessly to get our house sold. He helped us every step of the...
Amber C.
Amber C.
2017-04-07 14:39:17
I don't know what we would have done without Jon! He did an excellent job of walking us through the home buying process and making sure he understood our...
Holly B.
Holly B.
2017-02-02 21:34:20
Buying a home can be such a stressful experience so I truly appreciate how wonderful Jon is as an agent! He really listened to my husband and I in what we...
Bradley B.
Bradley B.
2016-05-19 12:15:58
We met Jon at an open house. He was incredibly friendly and seemed very authentic. At the end of our conversation, he invited us to attend a bootcamp that...

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