Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year! From Nissou Realty Group

From all of us at Nissou Realty Group, we want to wish you and yours such a happy, healthy, and rewarding new year!
And we hope it's one in which you'll always remember how important you are to us. 

Make 2015 matter.
Whether it's buying a home, selling your home, or investing in real estate, give me a call to find out how we can make it happen!

Your Local San Diego Real Estate Expert,

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The 2015 Design Trends You NEED To Know!

As we begin to prepare for our new year into 2015, predictions and color trends are surfacing about what the newest 2015 design trends will be making a staple this new year, and which ones will start to diminish from our views.


Greek Blue: Greek blue, like the blue of the Meditteranean and the churches of Santorini will be making a statement in 2015. It's rich, and perfect to pair with a grey or pink.

Green and Blue: Mixing green with anything creates vibrant colors. Paired with classic versions of blue and a lighter or darker green for a fresh and bold look. 
Want to make it a little bit more classic and chic? Pair olive greens for a warm, organic and neutral room. 

Natural Grays: Everyone loves neutral, earth tones. Gray was the hottest neutral for 2014, and you better believe it's making a come back for 2015. But this year, combine soft gray walls with dark charcoals. It's sure to be a hit. One of my favorite gray staple colors? "Repose Gray" by Sherwin Williams.

Make it bold: I love mixing colors - pinks, purples, greens and blues. You name it, I can make it work with what's already existing in the room. Don't be afraid to mix and match bold colors and fun prints. Be sure that everything in the room flows together, and can flow into an adjacent and adjoint room. 

Make it warm: As much as I love bold colors and prints, I love muddy colors, too. Rust, olive, mint, and aubergine are soft and warm, but can still make a statement. And don't forget that you can still splash bright colors into the room too, to keep things exciting! 
(Example: Bold violet with a warm green and grey)

A big trend we will be seeing in the new year? Pairing classics with unexpected accents and vibrant tones. Think black, gray, and white, with splashes of red in a room. In the bedroom, pair solid sheets with chevron throw pillows and a velvet headboard. Don't be afraid to mix and match prints, either. 

Don't forget that you can get color design inspiration from jsut about anywhere - nature, clothing, weddings, even the sunset. Check out more 2015 Design Trend inspiration on our Pinterest page! 

Your Local San Diego Real Estate Expert,

Monday, December 22, 2014

Why You Should Be Pre-Approved For A Home Loan

For real estate and loan professionals, it's common to come across buyers who have decided to "skip" over the pre-approval process. But many agents will reject offers from buyers who don't have a pre-approval letter from their banks. So what is a pre-approval letter, what does it cover, and why do you need one?

A pre-approval is when a lender will verify the borrower's (buyers) information and documentation to determine how much it woul dbe willing to lend to that borrower, or buyer. They typically are the same documents that you would need to get a mortgage. This includes pay stubs, the previous two years worth of W-2's, last two federal returns, two months' worth of bank statements of all types of accounts, and your credit report. 

While a pre-approval is not a loan commitment, it does help to speed up the underwriting and loan approval process. 

And while it is typicall for a potential buyer to believe that they quality for a certain mortgage based on what a neighbor, friend, or relative with a similar credit profile bough, it's not always correct. Getting pre-approved before you shop for a loan allows you time to fix any unexpected errors on your credit report. 

To find out more information about the pre-approval process, or to get pre-approved, contact Stephen Nissou today!  619-250-4541

Your Local San Diego Real Estate Expert,

Thursday, December 18, 2014

How To Decorate A Home Office

Whether you work from home or are simply interested in a dedicated space to manage the monthly bills, respond to emails, or work with your children on schoolwork, crafting an environment based on personal needs can be accomplished regardless of the space available. Create a home office with your specific design needs in mind.

Keep it Bright and Vivid
You need to be alert and attentive while in your home office. Consider a bright color scheme utilizing white as a backdrop and vivid shades of orange, pink or yellow that support energy and optimism.

If you have a demanding job, shades of blue, green or even purple may be a better option as they create a more calming environment.

Furnishings and Décor for Your Home Office

There are a few obvious needs when planning for a home office, with a desk and chair topping the list. Carefully select these items based on allotted space and your personal needs. If you work from home, you may require a larger desk to house items such as reference books, files, a printer, or fax machine. If you simply desire a space to respond to emails on your laptop, then a smaller desk should suit you just fine. Choose an ergonomically-designed chair to promote better posture and efficiency if your home office is your sole place of work.
If you're fortunate to be provided natural light and a view of the outdoors, position your desk to take advantage of this. Add adequate task lighting to create a comfortable workspace.

Keep your home office tidy and organized in order to maintain efficiency. Consider cabinetry or shelving, and add labeled baskets for increased organization.

Keeping décor to a minimum also helps maintain organization. Add items such as houseplants or a small water feature to encourage a sense of calmness and increased well-being. A few framed photos of your favorite loved ones also inspire a less stressful environment, and displaying some personal achievements or awards inspire a positive work attitude and sense of pride.

Be Creative with the Space You've Got
If square footage is at a premium and you aren't afforded the benefit of dedicating an entire room to your home office, get creative. Utilize an oversized closet or carve out a nook in the corner of a room, adding built-ins or floating shelves. Space under stairways is often wasted. Consider utilizing this space, which is also out of the way of foot traffic.

Whatever your personal demands for a home office may be, regardless of square-footage restrictions, enjoy creating a custom home office space that suits your individual demands.

For more home office design insipiration, check out our Pinterest page! 

Your Local San Diego Real Estate Expert,

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Just listed in Jamul, CA by 
Stephen Nissou & Nissou Realty Group!

New Development! 3 lots for sale in Jamul, CA!
Choose where you want to build your custom dream home! Panoramic views of the beautiful Jamul mountains. Grated and approved, ready to build! Electricity and water available and ready. 

Plans available for 3225 sqft custom home for your viewing. 

Lot #1: 1 Acre (43,560 sqft)
Lot #2: 1.5 Acres (65,340 sqft)
Lot #3: 1.4 Acres (60,984 sqft)

All lots in this development are priced at an impressive $299,000!

For more information, or to schedule a viewing, please contact STEPHEN NISSOU today!
Direct: 619-250-4541
Office: 619-873-2772

To view these lots on the MLS, view the following link:

View from Lots

Private Driveway For Lot #3

View from lots

Thursday, December 11, 2014


Just listed in beautiful, Jamul, CA!
4+ Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, 3850 Sqft.

Enjoy panoramic views in this exquisite 4+ bedroom, 4.5 bathroom, 3850 sqft. custom home nestled in Jamul. This beautiful Mediterranean style house, sitting on 1.52 acres, features vaulted ceilings, new paint throughout, custom tile flooring, and granite counter-tops in kichen. Open floor plan with a library, office, large laundry room, wet bar, pantry room. Beautiful mosaic tiles in the front entrance. Features large pool with spa, spacious patio great for entertaining, and a 3 car garage!

Seller is entertaining offers between $829,000 to $869,000.

For more information about this home, or to schedule your private tour, please contact Stephen Nissou today!
Direct: 619-250-4541
Office: 619-873-2772

To view this home on the MLS, please copy/paste the link below:

Your Local San Diego Real Estate Expert,