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Open Floor Plans: Benefits & Drawbacks

Open Floor Plans: Benefits & Drawbacks

The concept of an open floor plan has been ingrained in popular interior design trends since the early 1990s. Basically, “open floor plan” is used to describe residences that have two or more defined rooms joined in some capacity to form a much larger multiuse space. This larger space is usually created by eliminating walls… Read More

What’s the Urban Lifestyle You’re Searching For?

What’s the Urban Lifestyle You’re Searching For?

Living in the bustling downtown region of a big city comes with some great opportunities. Whether your dream urban lifestyle includes late-night parties with friends or exploring the neighborhoods, downtown San Diego has something for you. This great area accommodates a variety of urban living styles. Trendy and Social Downtown San Diego has a lot… Read More

Are Many Millennials Buying Condos?

Are Many Millennials Buying Condos?

While baby boomers drove the demand for comfortable suburbs, larger homes, and bigger yards farther from the city, millennials are now bucking the trend and increasingly moving from the suburbs and back into downtown cores to be closer to the action. Once there, millennials are more likely to jump into a condo rather than taking… Read More

5 Benefits of Sharing a Loft or Condo on Airbnb

5 Benefits of Sharing a Loft or Condo on Airbnb

When people share their homes on Airbnb, they can make money over and above the cost of maintenance. Making the decision to become an Airbnb host will depend on several things, such as economic and social goals, as well as how much time and effort the owner wishes to spend on their condos or lofts…. Read More

What Are the Reasons HOAs Have a Lot of Rules?

What Are the Reasons HOAs Have a Lot of Rules?

When people think about homeowners associations (HOAs), they often picture meddlesome organizations that exist solely to hassle them with rules and regulations. While it can be a little frustrating to deal with an HOA, it’s important to remember the reason they exist is to make the neighborhood a pleasant, safe environment for everyone involved. There… Read More

Should I Buy in a Condo Complex that Has a Pool?

Should I Buy in a Condo Complex that Has a Pool?

When shopping for condos for sale in downtown San Diego, you’ll quickly find that amenities can make or break a complex. The amenities a condo complex offers greatly influence what your life will be like in the building, so it’s important to decide if something like a pool is right for your needs. Before you… Read More

6 Ways to Succeed at Investing in Real Estate

6 Ways to Succeed at Investing in Real Estate

Ever since Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, real estate has once again become a topic of interest among prospective American investors. Trump is hardly the only real estate magnate who turned his attention to politics. Former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger actually made more money from multifamily property development than from bodybuilding and… Read More