Should You Rent After Retirement?

The percentage of renters continues to rise, especially among adults 55 and older. Find out of renting is right for you once you decide to retire by reading through these pros and cons. Pros No Mortgage – If you bought your home late in life, you might have a hefty mortgage payment as you near… Read More

4 Local Landmarks All San Diegans Need to See

If you’ve lived in San Diego for a long time or have recently purchased real estate in core San Diego and haven’t visited some of the city’s must-see sights yet, you need to take some time to go to the following 4 iconic local attractions at least once. 1. Cabrillo National Monument Situated at 1800… Read More

What You Need to Know Before Heading to Mexico

If you like tacos, tequila, and a good time, you might also really enjoy heading down to Tijuana. If crossing the border is part of your weekend plans, our experienced real estate agents in downtown San Diego have rounded up a few tips you need to know before you go. 1. Ease up on the… Read More

How to Avoid Breaking a Lease

If you’ve been looking at downtown San Diego condos for sale or you just want a change of scenery, moving can be complicated if you signed a lease for your current place. It doesn’t mean it’s impossible to move, however. Here are a few tips to get out of a lease agreement (and keep the… Read More

First-Time Homebuyers Checklist

Buying your first place is a big step and it’s easy to get overwhelmed and hung up on things that don’t matter when you’re looking at condos for sale in downtown San Diego. If you are starting the search for your first place, keep this checklist handy. 1. Decide If You’re Ready It sounds obvious,… Read More

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Balboa Park

Whether you’ve lived in San Diego forever or just moved into a condo in downtown San Diego, there are a number of fun facts you probably didn’t know about Balboa Park. 1. It Was Originally Called “City Park” Back in 1868, Alonzo Horton (no connection to the Dr. Seuss character) convinced the city to use… Read More

6 Hidden Costs That Sneak Up on First-Time Homebuyers

There is more to buying a condo than just paying the mortgage. When looking at condos for sale in downtown San Diego, don’t overlook these hidden costs. 1. Inspection It’s always a good idea to have an inspection done before moving forward with the purchase. Even a condo inspection can set you back several hundred… Read More

4 Mistakes Most Buyers Make in a Seller’s Market

If you’re shopping for a downtown San Diego condo during a seller’s market it can be tough, and certainly more expensive. Here are a few mistakes to avoid. 1. Waiting While it’s important to feel confident in your decision to buy a condo or loft in downtown, waiting too long to submit an offer in… Read More

Downtown SD Restaurant News

It seems like there is always a new hotspot popping up in San Diego, and this month it’s no different. While we may specialize in real estate in downtown San Diego, we love discovering great new spots to indulge our taste buds. Here are a few worth checking out. Como Ceviche Ceviche is all the… Read More