News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

News online for Encinitas, Calif.

North Coast Current

Mortgage. (Photo by Precondo CA via Unsplash)

Understanding your options when you can’t pay your mortgage

StatePoint February 23, 2024
If financial hardship has put you at risk of missing a mortgage payment, you should familiarize yourself with the relief options available to you and be prepared to act quickly.
Home insulation. (Photo by Erik Mclean via Unsplash)

Planning home improvements in 2024? Start at the top

Brandpoint February 16, 2024
At first glance, the value of some home improvements can be hard to see — particularly when the improvements are in the attic. While a gleaming kitchen backsplash, an expansive patio deck or luxury spa bath are all pleasing to the eye, the value of other home improvements may best be appreciated through improved indoor comfort.
If you have experienced flooding, you know that a water pump is an important part of the clean-up process, helping move gallons of water quickly and efficiently to dry out flooded basements and assist contractors on job sites. (Luftklick photo via OPEI)

Flood recovery: Tips for safely using pumps when cleaning up

News Release February 2, 2024
If you have experienced flooding, you know that a water pump is an important part of the clean-up process, helping move gallons of water quickly and efficiently to dry out flooded basements and assist contractors on job sites.
If you’re looking to refresh or improve your home’s function and style in the new year, consider tips from the experts at Westlake Royal Building Products. (Boral Building Products photo)

Home exterior trends for 2024

Family Features January 22, 2024
A home’s exterior is often the first thing guests or potential buyers see, meaning its curb appeal can have a significant impact on making a good first impression. Whether refreshing or renovating your home, staying current with exterior trends can help make a statement, increase your home’s value and enhance the comfort of your living space.
One of the most effective tactics to keep squirrels out of bird feeders is taste aversion — serving seed that birds find delicious, but squirrels consider downright distasteful. (Cole’s Wild Bird Products)

Bird feeder battleground: Winning the war against squirrels

Joan Casanova and Family Features January 21, 2024
For bird lovers, the sight of a bushy tail hanging off the side of a feeder means one thing: war. Love them or loathe them, most birders agree they don’t want squirrels in bird feeders where they can devour seed meant for birds.
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