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Kate M. Dillon and Florence A. Maddock/Henry J. Lang House

FEATURED PROJECT Background Murray Lampert had the pleasure of working on the historical Kate M. Dillon and Florence A. Maddock/Henry J. Lang House, located at 3696 Albatross Street. Built in 1923, this single family home was constructed in the Spanish Spanish Eclectic/Revival-style for Maddock and Dillon. Issued in 2008, the Historic Resource Board recognized the work … Continued

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

After the dog days of summer have passed and before winter begins to bring chilly weather, it’s a great time to pull out the toolbox and take a look around the home to ensure everything is in proper order and ready for the next season. Take a look at our simple fall maintenance checklist to … Continued

Why Local Made Custom Cabinets Are The Better Value

Locally constructed custom cabinets provide more value and a shorter lead time than pre-made cabinets sold at the big box stores or home centers. You may think pre-made cabinets, also known as “modular” are much less expensive.  When you break it down and look at the quality and functionality, that is not usually the case. … Continued

Save On Your Energy Cost with Ceiling Fans

Did you know that ceilings fans can cut down on your energy costs year round? Not only can ceiling fans reduce your power bill, they provide comfort in your home and make a great design statement. If used properly, you can realize up to 45 percent energy savings by installing ceiling fans in your home. … Continued

Important Things to Know When Switching to Solar

After a year of freedom from the rising costs imposed by our local power company and generating over 20,000 kilowatt hours of my own clean energy, there is no question I made the right decision using green building construction.  I am able to have a healthier living while saving energy and with the financing options, … Continued

INFOGRAPHIC -Til the Well Runs Dry: How Xeriscaping Helps Conserve Water

The Western U.S. is no stranger to droughts, and as of January 2014, Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in California. About 99.8% f the state is experiencing a severe drought, making it everyone’s responsibility to conserve this precious natural resource. The good news: saving water not only helps the environment, but also … Continued

Backyard Bliss: Tips for Creating a Backyard Wonderland

At the end of a long day, during the dog days of summer, on a wind-down weekend, or any other time that you want a little bliss in your life, your backyard can be your own private sanctuary from the world. If yours is looking a little bit more like an impenetrable jungle or an … Continued

Battle of the Tape: Duct Mastic vs. Foil Tape

Ducts within your home can spring leaks for a wide variety of reasons, and at any time, making it a somewhat tough problem to lookout for. That’s why it’s important to have your HVAC system regularly maintained. Still, if you suddenly have a higher-than-average energy bill, your air conditioner or furnace seems to have to … Continued

A Dry Spell: A Look at Xeriscaping

As California continues its seemingly endless drought, water conservation has become more important than ever from using water-saving plumbing components, to reducing the amount of time watering the lawns. Homeowners can be fined up to $200 a day for wasting water or watering their lawns outside of the designated time. However, your yard doesn’t have … Continued

Buyer Beware of San Diego House Flippers

Since the recession, buying and flipping homes is a common practice everywhere.  As a buyer, you should scrutinize anything that has been bought and put back on the market quickly.  Unfortunately, the code enforcement departments do not have the staffing to effectively police an activity that is out of control. Frequently, house flippers in San … Continued

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