Category Archives: Home Buying Tips

Condos or Lofts: Which Are Right for You?

Deciding whether to purchase a condo or a loft is a choice many potential homebuyers face. If you’re not sure which living space is more suitable for you or your family, considering the differences each option offers may make it easier to determine whether a condo or loft is the right choice for you. Exterior… Read More

6 Signs You’ve Found the Perfect Property

To a great extent, the San Diego housing market can be compared to the dating scene. There are quite a few highly attractive condos, penthouses, and lofts for sale in Columbia District and other neighborhoods in downtown, and real estate agents play the role of matchmakers for prospective buyers. Current conditions in downtown San Diego… Read More

5 Ways to Get a Great Deal on the MLS

The sales forecast for the San Diego condo market in 2018 does not indicate it will stop favoring sellers, at least not during the first quarter of the year. What this means for prospective buyers is that they must pay closer attention to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) if they want to score a great… Read More

Why You Should Get to Know a Neighborhood Before Buying a Home

If you had to pick an axiom of real estate investing virtually everyone is familiar with, your choice would most likely be “location is everything.” It is generally accepted that location is what ultimately decides the market value of real estate, but prospective homebuyers should consider more than just purchase price when evaluating locations. Real… Read More

How to Save Money to Purchase a Condominium

For most of 2017, San Diego has been a red-hot real estate market, particularly for owners of condominium units located in the downtown districts. What this means for prospective buyers is that they can expect to pay more as they get into bidding wars with other would-be buyers. Market conditions should not dissuade you from… Read More

Things Condo Flippers Should Avoid

For virtually all of 2017, housing market conditions in San Diego have largely benefited sellers, particularly those whose properties are condos in Marina San Diego or are located elsewhere in the downtown districts. These same market conditions have attracted quite a few individuals interested in flipping condos, which essentially means acquiring a property to sell… Read More

5 Negotiating Tips for Purchasing a Condo

Real estate market conditions in San Diego have been favoring sellers for most of 2017. What this means for prospective buyers, particularly those interested in acquiring condominium units, is that negotiating is even more crucial before sitting down at the closing table. Due to high demand of condominium properties in the downtown San Diego districts,… Read More

6 Red Flags to Watch Out for When Looking at Foreclosures

When evaluating real estate options in downtown San Diego, you may be tempted by listings being offered as short sales or foreclosures, typically at prices that may be considerably reduced compared to average listings on the market. In sellers markets such as San Diego, the prospect of purchasing foreclosures may seem attractive for buyers who… Read More

Which Home Loan Type Is the Best Choice for You?

Before shopping for real estate in Core San Diego, your first step should be getting preapproved for a mortgage. Of course, this means choosing the right type of mortgage to fit your needs. There are several types of home loans available, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. Here is an overview of the most… Read More

Vocabulary Every First-Time Homebuyer Needs to Know

As a newcomer to the world of home buying in downtown San Diego, you will likely notice real estate and mortgage professionals use quite a few unfamiliar terms. As one of the most important sectors of the American economy, real estate overlaps the fields of law, finance, and compliance. For this reason, it is important… Read More