Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Ventilation Maintenance Checklist


Real Estate Matters with Tim Bro

Ventilation Maintenance Checklist

Proper ventilation throughout your home will help you and your family stay healthy and safe. Many allergens, especially asthma, are aggravated by inadequate ventilation and clogged ducts can present a fire hazard.

Home Ventilation Checklist:

·         Check operation of windows and doors.
·         Clean dryer vents and screens.
·         Clean exhaust fan outlets and screens.
·         Clean outdoor air intakes and screens.
·         Clean air conditioning coils, drain pans.
·         Clean dehumidifier coils, check operation.
·         Clean and tune furnaces, boilers, and hot water heaters.

Regular home care is one of the best ways you can maintain the value of your property.

To get started with your home sale or purchase, call Tim Brodowski @ 858-354-2354, Global Luxury Home Specialist.   










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Thursday, October 11, 2018



Resort Style Home in Scripps Ranch!

11850 Arborlake Way, San Diego, CA 92131

Exceptional resort style home in Scripps Ranch. Custom front door with rain glass window and wrought iron insert. Home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Remodeled throughout! Fabulous kitchen with granite counters, southern hickory wood cabinets and mantle in dining area. Shutters throughout, solid core panel doors, tile flooring on first floor. Incredible yard featuring saltwater pool, spa, built-in island BBQ, perfect for entertaining friends and family. This home has been completely remodeled … take a look … You can see the virtual tour of this property at 11850 Arborlake Way - YouTube.

To get started with your home sale or purchase, call Tim Brodowski @ 858-354-2354, Global Luxury Home Specialist.   










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Thursday, October 4, 2018

11850 Arborlake Way, San Diego, CA 92131



11850 Arborlake Way, San Diego, CA 92131

Resort Style Living in Scripps Ranch

Resort style living in the heart of Scripps Ranch. Private entry courtyard with rain glass front door w wrought iron insert. Home features 3 bedroom, 2.5 custom remodeled baths, designer stairway railings. Kitchen granite counters, counter seating, southern hickory wood cabinets, recessed led lighting, remarkable pantry. Magnificent fireplace with mantle in dining area. Shutters throughout, solid core panel doors, tile flooring on first floor. Fab yard featuring saltwater pool, spa, built in island bbq.

To get started with your home sale or purchase, call Tim Brodowski @ 858-354-2354, Global Luxury Home Specialist.   







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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Finding the Right Neighborhood


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Finding the Right Neighborhood


When you think about your dream home, are you seeing the house, or the neighborhood it's in?

It's easy to get caught up in bedroom and bathroom counts when you're shopping for a new home, but the biggest choice you're going to make in the process is of course the ‘where’ question. So how do you find the home that's going to be the perfect fit for your whole lifestyle?

Here are three of my favorite tips to see if an area or a particular area is right for you:
  • Check out the basic stats. 
    What is the median sale price of homes in a given neighborhood? How do the local and nearby schools perform? What amenities are nearby? How popular is the neighborhood in today's market? 
  • See what the neighbors are doing. 
    Get a sense of local activities, and see if it looks like a place with frequent block-parties or if people may keep more to themselves. 
  • Learn the traffic patterns. 
    Knowing that you're close to the highway or a public transportation center is one thing. You should find out if there are frequent jams at key commuting times, or if a nearby farmers' market limits road access during weekends. You may also want to consider how much parking is available, both for yourself and for when you want to entertain. 
Give me a call anytime you'd like to discuss which neighborhoods you're considering. I love to talk about local real estate issues and market conditions you should consider as you're building your home buying plan.

To get started with your home sale or purchase, call Tim Brodowski @ 858-354-2354, Global Luxury Home Specialist.   














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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

September Gardening Tips



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September Gardening Tips

September may be the end of the outdoor gardening season for most, but it's also the time to prepare everything for next spring. Here are a few reminders on what you need to do to get your garden cleaned up and ready for next year!

Harvest and Transplant:
  • Pick your tomatoes, even the ones that are still green, and ripen these indoors.
  • Transplant your outdoor herbs into pots and bring these indoors for winter growth.
  • Tender bulbs should be dug up and moved indoors to a cool and dark area.

Plant for Spring:
  • When the weather cools down, you can start to plant spring flowering bulbs and peony roots.
  • Divide and replant perennials that have overgrown their current space.

Clean and Compost:
  • Remove and compost your annual plants that are spent.
  • Rake and remove leaves.

To get started with your home sale or purchase, call Tim Brodowski @ 858-354-2354, Global Luxury Home Specialist.   













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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Tim Brodowski Recognized Top 20



Tim Brodowski Recognized Top 20

July, 2018

Coldwell Banker announces Tim Brodowski earned the prestigious Top 20 Individual Honors in the region through July, 2018. The honor reinforces Tim’s commitment to providing exceptional service to his clients in the southern California area. We are very proud of Tim’s continued excellence.

To get started with your home sale or purchase, call Tim Brodowski @ 858-354-2354, Global Luxury Home Specialist.   














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Monday, September 10, 2018

5 Expenses Homeowners Overlook



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5 Expenses Homeowners Overlook

For many people, a house is the biggest asset you’ll ever acquire. And whether you’re a first-time homeowner or you’re investing in another property, you’re bound to end up facing some unforeseen expenses. Here are five expenses homeowners tend to overlook:

1. Property Taxes
Be prepared to pay property taxes. Your home’s assessed value is multiplied by the tax rate to determine your property taxes. Tax rates are decided by the governing authority of the jurisdiction where the property is located.

2. Homeowners Association Fees
You become part of a community whenever you move into a new home or condominium. Often times, there are fees associated with the maintenance and general upkeep of shared common areas.

3. Insurance Premiums    
Homeowners insurance typically covers personal possessions, liability for injuries that take place on your property, and the construction of your house. Supplemental policies are available if you live in an area prone to natural disaster.

4. Repair and maintenance expenses
You’ll need money to keep your yard, gutters, carpet, and everything in between in tip-top shape. Repairing or replacing roof, furnace or air conditioner can be expensive and at some point, you might have to deal with plumbing issues or purchase new appliances.

5. Pest control costs
Over time, all sorts of critters – like termites, ants, spiders, and rodents – might enter your home. Your house may need to be fumigated depending on how serious the problem is.

Having a home that is taken care of lets you enjoy your house while living there. In addition, it prevents you from being encumbered with additional costs when you’re ready to sell it.

To get started with your home sale or purchase, call Tim Brodowski @ 858-354-2354, Global Luxury Home Specialist.   














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