Author Archives: Dennis Smith

About Dennis Smith

Dennis and Sunshine Smith are Realtors with RE/MAX BY-THE-SEA in the San Diego area. We have the Local Knowledge and Expertise by assisting buyers, sellers & investors in San Diego County since 1994. http://carlsbadLifestyles.com/

House Hunting Checklist

 Checklist for House Hunting Two Primary considerations are the House and the Neighborhood. The House: First Impression, Closets, Flooring, Kitchen, Bathrooms, Internet, Fire Place & Exterior. The Neighborhood:  Is it well maintained, Traffic, Feeling of Safety, Area noise level, Street parking, … Continue reading

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How to Throw a Party Without Going Broke

How do I Throw a Party Without Going Broke 1 – Set a Budget 2 – Create a Guest List 3 – Plan your Entertainment 4 – Plan your Menu 5 – Decorate Page 2

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Activities & Events Calendar for November 2017 in San Diego County

Activities & Events in San Diego County for November 2017. Nov. 1-27 Del Mar Fall Racing Nov 3-12 – San Diego Beer Week Nov 4-5 – Renaissance Fair in Escondido Nov 5 – Daylight Savings time change Nov 11 – … Continue reading

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How To Maintain Your Credit In a Scary World

How To Maintain Your Credit Maintain Low Balances on ALL  your Credit Cards and Revolving Lines of Credit. (Keep them under 1/3, even if you pay them off each month.) Setup Automatic Bill Pay. Keep Rate Shopping within a 30-day Window. … Continue reading

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California Fire Disaster Resources

Here are many California Fire Disaster Resources and tips. Please feel welcome to e-mail me with additional resources. 1 – Get prepared to evacuate. 2 – Evacuate when told or sooner. Find shelters. 3 – I’m passing this info on from a retired Fremont … Continue reading

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Community Resource Center Holiday Baskets Drive

Community Resource Center Holiday Baskets Drive Donation List Please bring one or more of the following items to Olivenhain Meeting Hall & Old Schoolhouse 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road Olivenhain, CA 92024 Monday, November 20th from 4 PM to 7 PM … Continue reading

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Moving With Kids

Why People Move With Kids?  

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Activities & Events Calendar for October 2017 in San Diego County

San Diego County Activities & Events Calendar for October 2017 So many wonderful things to do in October.     Make many Great Memories this month.

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The San Diego Home Buying Process

Home Buying Process for San Diego County. 1 –  Do your Homework. A – Where do you want to live B – What do you want in a home? C – What are the Deal Breakers? 2 – Get Pre-Approved for your Mortgage … Continue reading

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Boost Your Home’s Online Appeal with Pro Pictures

Boost Your Home’s Online Appeal with Professional Pictures 5 Keys to Great Listing Photos 1 – Shoot in the Morning or Late Afternoon. 2 – Focus on the Details. 3 – Shoot from Different Angles. 4 – Tell a Story … Continue reading

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