About Sara Driscoll

Sara Driscoll is a real estate broker with Real Living Lifestyles, serving San Diego home buyers and sellers since 1988. She partners with her husband of 24 years, Daryl Petsch. CA BRE# 00988097 | 01003843.

Mortgage Fraud Alert — 5 Signs of Scams

Learn the 5 ways to identify a probable mortgage relief scam and find out how to get some help with your situation.

Top 10 Remodeling Projects

Here are the Top Ten remodeling projects which will yield the greatest return on investment when you’re ready to sell. Source: NAR and Remodeling Magazine.

Do You Wish You Could Deduct Credit Card Interest?

Shift your credit card debt to home equity debt and save money! A homeowner with $15,000 of credit card debt at 19% and sufficient equity in their home could replace it with a home equity loan at a much lower interest rate.

Obama-Care 3.8% Tax on Real Estate Sales?

Have you heard that Obama-Care includes a 3.8% tax on real estate sales?

Rumors abound and misinformation dominates any mention of the topic. Read the post for facts, examples and a PDF to download.

7 Tips to Keep Your Home Safe While You Travel

The last thing you want to do while on vacation is to worry about someone burglarizing your home.

These 7 easy-to-follow suggestions may protect your home and belongings while you’re away and will add a level of serenity to your trip.

6-Point Checklist to Prepare Your Home for Sale

Before your home goes on the market, look at it through the eyes of potential buyers. In all likelihood, you’ll need to take care of these items eventually, so do them now to help it sell sooner–and for more money.

Check out the 6 points on this list and set yourself up for success.

Top 10 Remodeling Projects — Cost vs Value

Here are the Top Ten remodeling projects which will yield the greatest return on investment when you’re ready to sell. Source: NAR and Remodeling Magazine.