Category Archives: Buying Tips

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

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

How to Beat Buyer’s Remorse

Do you regret purchasing your new condo or loft in downtown San Diego? You aren’t alone. Buyer’s remorse is fairly common, especially among first-time buyers. If it’s too late to back out, here are a few ways to beat buyer’s remorse. 1. Host a Party What better way to fall in love with your new… Read More

5 Things to Overlook When Shopping for a Condo

When shopping for a loft or condo for sale in downtown San Diego, you probably have a list of wants. Ironically, this list could cause you to overlook your dream condo because it doesn’t match the picture of what it needs to look like or it has imperfections like ugly wallpaper. Take a step back… Read More

What’s Covered in the Close Disclosure?

Three business days prior to closing on the downtown San Diego loft or condo you bought, lenders are required to provide your Closing Disclosure. This spells out final details about the mortgage loan including the loan terms, projected monthly payments, how much you will pay in fees, as well as other costs to obtain your… Read More

How to Save for a Down Payment While Renting

Without a doubt, the hardest part of purchasing real estate in downtown San Diego is coming up with the down payment. If you would like to buy a property in San Diego sometime in the near future, getting over that down payment hurdle is going to be your biggest challenge. With that in mind, here are… Read More

The Basics of Using a Cosigner

For some people, using a cosigner may be the only way to qualify for a mortgage loan and purchase a condo or loft for sale in downtown San Diego. Before entering into these arrangements, however, all parties should have a clear understanding of what they entail. Buyers should know upfront whether cosigners expect to retain… Read More

The Pros and Cons of Renting Out Your Property

There are many advantages and disadvantages to deciding to rent out your home. Many of these are centered around money, so carefully analyze your financial situation before becoming a landlord. Whether you are looking to purchase an investment property or rent your home instead of selling it, consider the following pros and cons of renting…. Read More

Advice for First-Time Homebuyers

Purchasing your first condo in downtown San Diego is an exciting moment, but it is also a huge financial commitment. When buying a place, it’s vital to carefully consider every aspect, including the mortgage, the neighborhood, and the space itself. Think About the Future Consider how long you plan to stay in your place downtown…. Read More