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Downtown San Diego…Just A Bunch of Buildings

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/downtown-san-diegojust-a-bunch-of-buildings/258/ A person at a get together recently made the comment to me that Downtown San Diego was “just a bunch of buildings”. He said it with a smug look on his face. He went on to say that there weren’t any lights on in the buildings and it’s just a collapsing market with a… Read More

Convention Center Expansion

downtown-san-diego-real-estate/convention-center-expansion/257/ Just South of the existing Convention Center is a big patch of dirt. On one side is the San Diego Convention Center. On the other side is the Embarcadero Marina Park South that features basketball courts, the Summer Pops and Joe’s Crab Shack. The big patch of dirt in between is not a serene,… Read More

Urban Discovery Academy

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/urban-discovery-academy/255/ With more and more families popping up in the urban Downtown San Diego neighborhoods of the East Village, Little Italy, Cortez Hill etc. The question comes up- where will kids go to school? A new option has emerged. The new Urban Discovery Academy is in full session in Downtown San Diego. With small classroom… Read More

San Diego Deemed Undervalued!

San Diego Deemed Undervalued!

downtown-san-diego-real-estate-market-analysis/san-diego-deemed-undervalued/256/ In today’s Union Tribune the article states that three years ago, San Diego was one of the most overvalued markets by 39%. Three years later, with the distressed property market on the rise, San Diego is now considered one of these most undervalued markets in the nation. A market is deemed undervalued when it… Read More

Selecting Your Listing Team

downtown-san-diego-real-estate/selecting-your-listing-team/251/ It occurred to me recently that while showing a number of properties in my Downtown San Diego Neighborhood that the listing agents of these properties were not from the Downtown San Diego Neighborhood. So, when asked specific questions regarding the properties there wasn’t a direct answer but a hesitation, and “I don’t know but… Read More

A New City Hall

downtown-san-diego-real-estate/a-new-city-hall/249/ There are quite a few things on the table for the City of San Diego’s Downtown when it comes to redevelopment. In today’s Union Tribune article there is a rendering for the proposed new City Hall. Gerding Edlen (Top Photo) of Portland, Oregon, known as a cutting edge developer because of being “green”, may… Read More

Thoughts From Both Sides on the possibility of the Football Stadium in Downtown

downtown-san-diego-real-estate/thoughts-from-both-sides-on-the-possibility-of-the-football-stadium-in-downtown/248/ As you have read in previous blogs on our site, there is a proposal for a deck to be built and house convention center space, as well as a new stadium for the San Diego Chargers. It will also be a stadium that could hold a World Cup event, Olympic events and a great… Read More

Festival of Sails

downtown-san-diego-real-estate/festival-of-sails/250/ If you looked from your balcony at the Grande at Santa Fe Place you may have thought you were suddenly transported back in time to a Carribean port of call. That the rum runners had come into town to spend a few nights of partying before setting sail to another adventure on the high… Read More

Scooters, Cupcakes and Roof Top Bars

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/scooters-cupcakes-and-roof-top-bars/241/ Urban Living lends itself to being on the cutting edge of what is new and “in” and hip and cool and every other adjective to describe the latest trend in fashion, food, transportation and nightlife. I think it was 1984 when I last saw a Vespa. Now I see them everywhere in Downtown San… Read More

Then and Now: the tale of Fahrenheit

downtown-san-diego-real-estate/then-and-now-the-tale-of-fahrenheit/239/ In September of 2004 the East Villages’ own Fahrenheit was featured on the cover of a CNN Money article online. It wrote about the gentrification of downtown areas across the country and how it is a good thing. Something you rarely hear in the news today. Gentrification is often associated with a negative tone… Read More