San Diego, CA Real Estate News

By Jeremy Katz, San Diego Real Estate Expert
(San Diego House Hunting)
Single Family Homes 12 new listings this year 14 new listings last year.  These numbers mean that there are less homes to chose from, which explains why home prices are up 5.3% than last year at this time.Homes are also selling much faster.Last year homes took 35 days to sell compared to only 19 days this year!Condos There are more new listings this year vs. last year.  There are less pending sales and more closed sales this year.Price is still up 4.3%.  If you own a condo you will be happy to know that the value of condos is still very high.  In a city where homes are priced quite high, many families will chose condo living.  www.SDHouseHunting.com | 619-549-8034
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
One of the specialties I bring to my clients and referrals is the fact that many of the properties I sell are specifically around San Diego's three major Universities: UCSD, USD and SDSU. I've also sold homes for around Point Loma Nazarene and San Marcos, among other private and or community colleges.There are two buyers for these properties: parents and investors.  UCSDInvestors know they can get above average rents, so the premium pricing is sometimes mitigated by this opportunity. I'm often asked, "If you were investing in San Diego Real Estate, where would you buy?" My reply is "I have invested in San Diego Real Estate and I bought 2 blocks from UCSD." and so "I feel that it's best to invest in and around our universities." (I also like investing in the areas of San Diego that are p...
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
The bridge that transports you from the reality of your day to a safe place to unwind and recharge.  I live in UTC/La Jolla, which is a contemporary neighborood of San Diego, CA. We are neighborhoods that meander through a variety of corporate landscape; mostly office parks, hotels, shopping centers and of course UCSD's campus. We are a 97% condo/townhome community with only one true single family home neighborhood-less than 40 houses. Here's a quick peek at the bridge...  One of my favorite places to walk my dog, read a book or occasionally take a lunch break is the park that reuns through Casa Bella, the highest pricepoint HOA of all the Reanaissance La Jolla communities.  I specifically enjoy the river that runs through it and the large fairy tale bridge that crosses the pond. A manm...
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
Hiking San Diego: from UTC to Sorrento Valley  I enjoy hiking with my English Cream, Peroni throughout San Diego the last 5 years. So, when after 14 years of living in my neighborhood, I discovered a hiking trail 1 block from my house I had to laugh at all the times I'd driven to trail heads to hike; when I could have walked across the street-I live 1 minute from a trail head! Well, it's pretty subtle so OK not to embarrassed.It's really an SDG&E access road but it serves as a great, secluded trail for the first 1.5 miles and then you hit the fork in the road which is decision time. You can go left up a steep hill and cut back through Campus Point Dr. which is a technology park, which if returning to the trail head becomes a 2.9 mile hike.You can continue right and you end up in Sorrent...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
9th Annual Brasil Jazz FestaSan Diego February 19, 2017 The always popular Brasil Jazz Festa, featuring some of the area’s most talented musicians and vocalists, takes place February 19 at Dizzy’s in San Diego. Dizzy’s has hosted the Brasil Jazz Festa for the last 4 years – the festa was previously held for 4 years in Encinitas at the City Library. This year will be at their new location in Arias Hall behind the Musicians Association of San Diego Building in Bay Park. Click photo to visit the Facebook page The 2017 Brasil Jazz Festa features 8 artists:  Téka Penteriche - guitar/voiceLori Bell - fluteDanny Green - pianoJustin Grinnell - bassJulien Cantelm – drumsMark Lamson - percussionBruno Moreira – percussion/voiceAllison Adams Tucker - voice The Brasil Jazz Festa continues to be a wo...
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By Jeremy Katz, San Diego Real Estate Expert
(San Diego House Hunting)
Single Family Homes12 new listings this year, and 16 new listings last year at this time.These numbers mean that there are less homes to chose from, which explains why home prices are up 16% than last year at this time.  Homes are also selling much faster.Last year homes took 21 days to sell compared to only 29 days this year.Condos There are only 6 new condo listings for December.  Significantly less than last year!There are less pending sales and more closed sales this year.Price is still up 4.7%.  If you own a condo you will be happy to know that the value of condos is still very high.  92116 is a very desirable neighborhood which right now makes condo living also very popular. www.SDHouseHunting.com | 619-497-1834
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
U.T.C. in San Diego-a well known hidden gem!  (What is UTC?)  I asked the same question when I arrived in San Diego in 2003; this town loves it’s neighborhoods and those acronyms that make you sound local; each with unique characteristics and pride. UTC is short for University Towne Centre. For example we never say “Pacific Beach”, it’s always “PB”. I’ve never heard anybody say “University Towne Centre” it’s always UTC. This UTC area map shows you where we got our "Golden Triangle".  I’m always asked, “What does UTC stand for and where is it in San Diego?” University Towne Centre! It's the neighborhood that makes up the upper portion of The Golden Triangle or for you tourists: UTC is the nexus of 3 neighborhoods and UCSD. You can literally cross the street at the intersection of Genesee...
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
Bob Stewart laid down the challenge agin this year and after hearing him discuss this strategy on a 2016 ActiveRain Podcast (#16) with Courtney Cooper , I'm sold on the strategy.See... Confirmed! The Strategy You Need to Rank Online...for more details! I hereby commit to the following 20 + niche topic restricted to UTC / La Jolla: Market Activity Reports Favorite Restaurants Favorite Stores & Shopping Hiking Trails Local Seasonal Events Farmers Market Landmarks, like the UTC Mall and more! Local Businesses I recommend Favorite Activiites to enjoy in UTC My Listings in this area. Pet Friendly Fun! Historical Info on our area. Trivia-fun posts Community Info on the various neighborhoods that make up our area. Tourist Tips Military Community Info Local School Info like UCSD. Hotel Info Bea...
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By Laura Kelley, Your Home, Your Lifestyle, Your Real Estate Goals
(Keller Williams Realty- Carmel Valley/Del Mar)
 We are excited and just thrilled!  Our Clients, a 1st time home buyer family, fell in love with this Clairemont starter home and plan to own a dog to enjoy this large backyard. The property is a 3 bedroom 1 bathroom 1018esft home located on Cheshire St. in Clairemont. Contact our team to buy or sell a home. Happy to help! Clairemonthome.com      Details: This home is within walking distance to Sequoia elementary with easy access to shopping and freeways. Home features open beam ceilings in the living area, updated kitchen with granite counters and washer dryer hook ups, dual pane windows, laminate floors, and a new bathroom with a soaking tub. The living room sliders lead to the lush and tranquil backyard that is perfect for entertaining on the large patio while the kids and pets play ...
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By Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA
(The Lewis Team at Keller Williams)
2017 Top San Diego Real Estate Agents1-21-2017Saturday evening was awards night for real estate agents in San Diego County. It was the annual Recognition of Excellence to recognize the top real estate agents in San Diego County. Put on by the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors “SDAR” in partnership with The San Diego Union Tribune it was a night to remember. The event was held at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar in Carmel Valley and was an excellent venue for this premier San Diego real estate event.The Lewis Team was honored to have 2 of its team members receive awards at this event. Shylia Alarcon received the Gold Individual Award for individuals selling at least $25-$49 Million in sales or 25 units sold. Congratulations Shylia for your dedication and hard work on The Lewis Team to ...
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By Gonzalo Martin Vidano, SV Premier Real Estate
(Sky Village Realty Corp)
 BOSA development has officially named the new construction condo project located on the corners of Kettner and Ash St in Downtown San Diego. This project formerly referred to as Kettner and Ash by BOSA has officially been named Savina by BOSA.Construction is now under progress and the developer should start releasing initial information by Spring 2017. To join the interest list for this project please visit the dedicated page we have created on our website Please contact us for more information, we are here to help! 
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By Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA
(The Lewis Team at Keller Williams)
Zillow Agents in Pacific Beach - Top Zillow Agents in San Diego CA - The Lewis Team San DiegoSan Diego Zillow Agents ReviewsZillow San Diego Real Estate Agent ReviewHighly likely to recommend09/08/2014 - courtneydavis5Showed home in 2014 in Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA 92109.Lewis Team Review for Team Member: Lindsay ShumanLindsay Shuman is an amazing San Diego based realtor!  Her understanding of the local SD market, recent sales in the area and available inventory, is very impressive.  She is honest and straight forward; while listening in-depthly to her clients needs.  Her turn around and follow through has truly been outstanding. Thanks Lindsay for educating me on the local market and engaging with me on this process!Do you want to buy a home in San Diego?Do you want to sell a home ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Sweden International HouseBalboa Park San Diego  Balboa Park, a 1200-acre urban park in San Diego, is a real treasure, and we have enjoyed multiple visits to the gardens, museums (including the world famous San Diego Zoo), and the House of Pacific Relations Inernational Cottages.  These quaint cottages, 34 of them representing different countries, are great fun to visit. We were at the international food festival back in 2012 and checked a number of them out. Alas, the one for Sweden - my maternal side of my family - was closed that day.  Each cottage has historical information, exhibits, souvenirs you can buy, sometimes food, and hosts who are happy to share their knowledge of each country's culture, history and traditions.
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By Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA
(The Lewis Team at Keller Williams)
San Diego Chargers Moving to LA Need a Real Estate AgentToday was a big news day in San Diego. One of the earliest news items I received this morning from either a tweet, post, news outlet updates was from my NFL.com App saying Chargers moving to LA. Then it was all over the radio, television, Facebook, Twitter, it was everywhere.  The San Diego Chargers have been in San Diego since 1959. It’s going to take a while to get used to the Los Angeles Chargers. I think many saw this coming but the fans just didn’t or didn’t want to believe it.Now since we are San Diego Real Estate Agents the question is how many Charger Players and Charger Football Team Staff, Coaches, Office Personnel, and other associated members of the Charger Organization are going to need to sell their homes and relocate...
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By Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA
(The Lewis Team at Keller Williams)
San Diego Zillow Agents in Clairemont - 5 Star Zillow Agents in Caliremont Mesa San Diego CA - The Lewis Team San DiegoZillow San Diego Real Estate Agents on The Lewis Team in San Diego CAHighly likely to recommend12/05/2014 - c1mendozaShowed home in 2014 in Clairemont Mesa East, San Diego, CA 92117.Review for The Lewis Team Member: Lindsay ShumanWorking with Lindsay has made house hunting a fun, exiting, experience!  She is knowledgeable about the market and comps in the area where we have been looking at houses.  Lindsay is always quick to respond to any of my emails/texts even during the late hours of the night .  I would highly recommend Lindsay to all of my friends and family as their go to realtor in San Diego!Do you want to buy a home in San Diego?Do you want to sell a home in Sa...
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By Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA
(The Lewis Team at Keller Williams)
North Clairemont Real Estate         North Clairemont is the north and northeast part of Clairemont. Northwest Clairemont is part of the community of Bay Ho.North Clairemont is entirely in the zip code of 92117. It neighbors Bay Ho to the west and Bay Park, Clairemont Mesa West and Clairemont Mesa East are to the south. North Clairemont has a very well-known shopping center called Clairemont Town Square. Clairemont Town Square is located at both intersections of Clairemont Drive and Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Clairemont Drive as it goes north at the first intersection of Claremont Mesa Blvd. will then hook right and then slightly south to intersect with Clairemont Mesa Blvd. again leaving the area between Clairemont Drive and Clairemont Mesa Blvd. as the location of the Clairemont Town Squar...
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By Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA
(The Lewis Team at Keller Williams)
Zillow Premier Agents in San Diego - 5 Star Zillow Agent Represents Buyer in Bay Ho Real Estate - The Lewis Team San Diego Highly likely to recommendZillow Agent in San Diego04/17/2015 - SamChinBought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $725K in Bay Ho, San Diego, CA.Review for Lewis Team Member: Lindsay ShumanWe met Lindsay by chance at an open house. What drew us immediately to her was her “can do” attitude. She was extremely resourceful right off the bat! She was not pushy at all, which is another reason we loved working with her. She presented facts without a biased opinion. We could really tell that   she wanted us to find our perfect home. Lindsay was always available (no matter what time of day) and will usually respond within minutes of receiving our inquiries. That ...
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By Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA
(The Lewis Team at Keller Williams)
Zillow Premier Agents in San Diego - 5 Star Zillow Agent Represents Buyer in Clairemont Mesa - The Lewis Team San DiegoHighly likely to recommendZillow Premier San Diego Agents05/07/2015 - BetsyJohnson40Bought a home in 2015 in Clairemont Mesa East, San Diego, CA 92117.Review for The Lewis Team Member: Lindsay ShumanLindsay was so easy to work with and so available. We had been looking for a home for a while and when we found the perfect fit, she went above and beyond to get our offer in THE DAY we saw the house. She sat at our kitchen table with us until 10pm to make sure everything was perfect, adding   touches we had never thought of so that the seller would be inclined to pick us! She is really good at being precise the first time, as to avoid surprise. Within 1 day, the offer was a...
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By Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA
(The Lewis Team at Keller Williams)
Five Star San Diego Zillow Agent Reviews Purchased a Home in Bay Park Clairemont - The Lewis Team in San DiegoSan Diego Zillow Real Estate AgentHighly likely to recommend05/07/2015 - junkmail0118Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $650K in Bay Park, San Diego, CA.Review for Lewis Team Member: Lindsay ShumanLindsay was by far the best realtor I have ever worked with.  She was very aware of what my wife and my needs were and made sure she didn't waste any time looking at houses that wouldn't work for us. When we found our dream home she beat out multiple offers with a few tricks and techniques she has up her sleeve.                           Once in escrow the negotiations started and she got us EVERYTHING we asked for, it really didn't seem like much of a "negotiation."...
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