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By Laura Kelley | Agent in San Diego, CA
  • Get Connected!

    Posted Under: Home Buying in San Diego, Home Selling in San Diego, Military Movers in San Diego  |  May 27, 2014 11:05 AM  |  661 views  |  No comments
  • Great Video!

    Posted Under: Home Buying in San Diego, Moving in San Diego, Military Movers in San Diego  |  May 21, 2014 2:22 PM  |  584 views  |  No comments
    5872 Arboles St San Diego, Ca 92120
    Listing By Laura Kelley

    LauraSanDiego.Com


  • **** Open House Extravaganza TODAY 1pm-4pm ****

    Posted Under: General Area in San Diego, Home Buying in San Diego, Home Selling in San Diego  |  May 18, 2014 9:20 AM  |  422 views  |  No comments

    Print this Email & Tell a Friend!

    You're Invited to an Amazing Open House Extravaganza!!
    Just follow the RED Keller Williams Realty Signs on May 18th to the addresses below
    or Call show contact info for More Information about ANY of these Homes.

    ***The Following Homes For Sale will Open to View 1 Day Only***
    5872 ARBOLES St San Diego, 92120
    5682 Bounty St. San Diego,92120
    5593 Hamil Ave. San Diego 92120
    6809 Caminito Del Greco San Diego 92120
    8639 Warmwell San Diego,92119
    9688 Wayfarer San Diego, 91942

    MAY 18th 1pm-4pm ONLY 
    You Don't want to Miss this!

    Laura Kelley
    show contact info 
    http://www.LauraSanDiego.com


  • ***Tips for Decorating Small Spaces

    Posted Under: Remodel & Renovate in San Diego, Design & Decor in San Diego, Home Ownership in San Diego  |  May 12, 2014 8:41 PM  |  469 views  |  1 comment

    Tips for Decorating Small Spaces
    http://www.laurasandiego.com/miarticles/articleid/153/

    City dwellers, college students, retirees and many others often choose to live in condos, apartments, lofts, or small homes. The key to maximizing these living quarters is to take advantage of the space that is available, making it functional while utilizing the right décor to create a roomier, airy feel. Here are some tips to help make this happen, wherever your small space might be.

    Choosing a Color Palette

    Choosing the proper color scheme is absolutely critical to small interior décor. Although obviously still a matter of personal preference, it's best to go with light colors throughout. It's not uncommon to see an entire space painted white or in shades of neutrals as these colors tend to create a much roomier feel. Other cool colors such as light shades of blue or gray can also establish this effect. Bolder color can be added in décor items or even as an accent wall. In cases where bolder wall color is utilized, an abundance of natural light should be present in order to maintain that larger, roomy feel.

    A lighter palette should also be considered when choosing flooring, cabinetry and even furniture. Lighter stains of wood, painted wood or tile and carpet selections help to further enhance the feel of a larger space.

    Let the Light In

    Natural light is the absolute best way to establish the feel of a much larger, airier room. Welcome the light into your space wherever possible, and do your best not to obstruct its path.

    Select window treatments such as blinds or sheers that easily open and close, welcoming in the sun during daylight hours but maintaining privacy at night. Hang your curtain rods high and choose curtains that hang to the floor. This aids in creating the feel of a taller space.

    Take Advantage of a Small Kitchen Space

    A smart kitchen design remains paramount to taking full advantage of a small space. Keep it open, light and utilitarian. Incorporate a breakfast bar with stools that tuck underneath neatly. Workspace and paths to the refrigerator, sink and stove should remain unobstructed and easily accessible. Consider stacking appliances if possible. A pull-out pantry and cabinetry with pull-out drawers can be useful when space is at a premium. To ensure you're taking full advantage of all cabinet and storage space, transfer large or bulky store-bought items to airtight containers or canisters for stacking. Consider a pot rack to further save on cabinet space and maintain a functional working space. Countertop items should also be functional and kept to a minimum.

    Decorating Any Small Space: Function First!

    Furniture, wall décor and storage capabilities are all critical considerations when decorating a small space.

    Choose furniture that serves a dual purpose. Utilize a large trunk or something comparable for a coffee table to provide precious storage space. Consider tables with leafs that can be stored compact and utilized in full when you plan for company. Table ensembles with benches also make a great option and utilize minimal space.

    Built-in dressers are another great space-saving option, as are daybeds or even Murphy beds for studio spaces or in rooms that may serve a dual purpose.

    Keep wall décor to a minimum! Consider a few large pieces of art, but add mirrors without question. They create an illusion of a larger space by adding dimension and also aid in the dispersion of natural light throughout your space, further enhancing a roomier feel.

    Incorporate shelving whenever possible, utilizing your vertical wall space. Add decorative baskets under benches, coffee or end tables, and even under beds to maximize storage space and keep your small space tidy.

    Decorating a small space can be somewhat challenging, but by keeping these tips in mind when decorating your studio, apartment or multipurpose room, you will create a much larger feel.

  • $$$ Offers Above the Asking Price $$$

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in San Diego, Home Selling in San Diego, Moving in San Diego  |  April 22, 2014 9:00 PM  |  560 views  |  No comments
  • ***Buying a BIGGER Home...Need more Bedrooms or Baths?***

    Posted Under: Home Buying in San Diego, Home Selling in San Diego, Military Movers in San Diego  |  April 9, 2014 11:21 AM  |  580 views  |  No comments

    5872 ARBOLES St San Diego, CA 921205 beds, 3 baths, $789,000

    • 140016070, 5 beds, 3 baths
    • 140016070, 5 beds, 3 baths
    • 140016070, 5 beds, 3 baths
    • 140016070, 5 beds, 3 baths
    • 140016070, 5 beds, 3 baths
    • 140016070, 5 beds, 3 baths
    • 140016070, 5 beds, 3 baths
    • 140016070, 5 beds, 3 baths
    • 140016070, 5 beds, 3 baths
    • 140016070, 5 beds, 3 baths
    • 140016070, 5 beds, 3 baths
    • 140016070, 5 beds, 3 baths
    • 140016070, 5 beds, 3 baths
    • 140016070, 5 beds, 3 baths
    • 140016070, 5 beds, 3 baths
    • 140016070, 5 beds, 3 baths
    • 140016070, 5 beds, 3 baths
    • 140016070, 5 beds, 3 baths
    • 140016070, 5 beds, 3 baths
    • 140016070, 5 beds, 3 baths
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      • Property Information:

        • Style: Detached
        • Bedrooms: 5
        • Total Baths: 3
        • Full Baths: 3
        • Year Built: 1968
        • Sq. Feet: 3243
        • Lot Size: 0.163
        • Garage: Detached
        • Air: Central Forced Air
        • Heat: Forced Air Unit,Fireplace
        • Pool: Below Ground
        • Stories: 2 Story
        • Appliances: Dishwasher, Disposal, Garage Door Opener, Pool/Spa/Equipment, Range/Oven, Other/Remar
        • Utilities: Meter on Property; Sewer Connected;
        • HOA Dues: 0.0
         
      • Comments:

        This WELL MAINTAINED Home has been Updated w/the Finest Details. Located in Sought After DEL CERRO this Home Offers 2?-Fireplaces, Formal Dining Area, Hardwood Floors, MASTER SUITE w/ LARGE WALK-IN CLOSET. Remodeled Master Bath w/ Dual Sinks, Shower & Modern Soaking Tub. Updated Kitchen w/ Stainless Steel Appliances. ENTERTAIN Guests by Your POOL/SPA & Grill on Your Built-In BBQ. Central A/C. Near Hearst Elementary School& SDSU. Easy Fwy Access & Steps to PRINCESS DEL CERRO PARK!

        • Listing courtesy of: Keller Williams Realty
         
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        Nearby Schools

        HEARST ELEMENTARY

        Elementary | K-5 | PUBLIC | 520 students

        Distance: 0.4 miles

        HENRY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

        High | 9-12 | PUBLIC | 2800 students

        Distance: 1.1 miles

        LEWIS MIDDLE SCHOOL

        Middle | 6-8 | PUBLIC | 1079 students

        Distance: 0.8 miles

        SEVICK SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOOL

        Preschool | PK | PUBLIC | 200 students

        Distance: 8.6 miles

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  • Coming SOON!

    Posted Under: Home Buying in San Diego, Home Selling in San Diego, Military Movers in San Diego  |  March 23, 2014 10:34 AM  |  450 views  |  No comments
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