Best Places to Grab Brunch in Downtown San Diego

San Diego is full of charming brunch spots, each with their own unique character. Whether you’re craving savory or sweet, a latte or a mimosa, there is a place for you. Check out the list below put together by our trusted downtown San Diego real estate agents for some of the best brunch restaurants downtown… Read More

4 Key Things to Remember During Your Search for the Perfect Condo

Purchasing a Downtown San Diego condo for sale can be an exciting adventure for prospective homebuyers. Because of combined perks such as the sense of community within the subdivision, the satisfaction of home ownership without the responsibility of yard work, and the overall affordability compared to traditional homes, many people choose to buy a condo… Read More

Do I Need Private Mortgage Insurance?

Private mortgage insurance, or PMI, is a special form of coverage that homebuyers must secure when purchasing a property with less than 20 percent down. The need for this coverage is determined by the borrower’s loan-to-value ratio, or LTV. As a homeowner’s principal balance is paid down and more of the property is actually owned,… Read More

Del Mar Does It Up Big for Opening Day

While we usually focus on downtown San Diego real estate and local happening, how could we overlook racing season? There’s no better place to be on Friday, July 15, than the magnificent, historic Del Mar Racetrack for the fun and fanciful Opening Day festivities. Bing Crosby personally greeted the very first guest when the racetrack… Read More

Don’t Miss These Upcoming Beer Festivals

When it comes to appreciating a good beer, the people of San Diego take a backseat to no one. This is especially true during the summer months when a number of fun beer-related activities and events take place right in the heart of San Diego. Here are a few favorites hand-picked by our friendly real… Read More

Tips for Your Final Walk-Through

Final walk-throughs give buyers the chance to identify any property damages that weren’t present at the time of their inspections or that may have gone unnoticed by their inspectors. When new property damages are identified, investors have the option of walking away from these transactions or sellers can offer suitable forms of compensation. For instance,… Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Escrow

Often referred to as closing, escrow is the final step in the home-buying process. You’ll be guided through escrow by your lender, downtown San Diego realtor, and title agent, but it’s still important for you to have a clear understanding of what’s going on. This is essential for ensuring that you get the best overall… Read More

July 4th Events Near Downtown

When it comes to celebrating the 4th of July, some cities do it better than others, and San Diego has a proud tradition of offering up some of the most fun and festive 4th of July events in the country. Even our downtown San Diego real estate brokers take the day off to enjoy the… Read More

7 of Top 100 Outdoor Dining Spots Are in San Diego

When the weather is nice, there’s nothing quite like dining al fresco, and the weather is nearly always nice in San Diego. Perhaps that’s why OpenTable, the widely used online reservation site, chose seven San Diego restaurants for their list of the 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America. 1. Tom Ham’s Lighthouse Since… Read More

5 Tech Features to Check Before Buying a Condo

Adding some basic technology requirements to your home-buying checklist can save you hassle and frustration in the future. While some tech upgrades are easy to add on your own, such as smart thermostats and smoke detectors, others are best left to the professionals. When checking out lofts and condos for sale in downtown San Diego,… Read More