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5 Simple Ways to Reduce the Water Bill in Your Condo

5 Simple Ways to Reduce the Water Bill in Your Condo

Some of the most expensive utility water bills in the United States are endured on a monthly basis by residents of Santee, a municipality that happens to be part of San Diego County. According to a 2017 survey published by the American Water Works Association, residents of San Diego pay twice as much as the… Read More

Obsolete Advice Home Buyers Should Ignore

Obsolete Advice Home Buyers Should Ignore

The real estate market is fairly stable, but this doesn’t mean everything always stays exactly the same. A lot of the tried-and-true home buying advice you may hear from people is no longer reliable. When you’re trying to buy a home, you should probably ignore these outdated pieces of advice people might recommend. Your Offer… Read More

Are Realtors Essential in 2019?

Are Realtors Essential in 2019?

Nearly 15 years have passed since behavioral economists Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt published their groundbreaking book Freakonomics, in which they suggested the days of real estate agents were numbered because of the then-emerging trend of “For Sale by Owner” (FSBO) transactions conducted online. While Levitt and Dubner raised some very good points… Read More

7 Possible Causes of Clutter in a Condo

7 Possible Causes of Clutter in a Condo

Everyone has some clutter every now and then, but it can become a real problem for people living in condos in downtown San Diego. This unique way of living is often easy and convenient, but it’s less enjoyable to live in a condo when it’s piled high with stuff you don’t need. If you’re struggling… Read More

How to Beat a Cash Offer When Buying a Loft

How to Beat a Cash Offer When Buying a Loft

Despite signs of a housing market getting slower in terms of sales volume, prospective buyers are still interested in downtown San Diego lofts. In May 2019, online real estate giant Zillow announced a new program that intends to present all-cash offers to San Diego sellers. The program, which will be known as Zillow Offers, is… Read More

4 Things Home Sellers Aren’t Required to Disclose

4 Things Home Sellers Aren’t Required to Disclose

One of the most common questions sellers ask when they’re putting a home on the market is “Do I need to disclose everything that’s wrong with my home?” Legally mandated disclosures are meant to protect buyers from ending up with homes that have major problems, but they can also make it a little challenging to… Read More

How Does Using a Down Payment Gift Work?

How Does Using a Down Payment Gift Work?

After years of strong sales and price appreciation, prospective buyers of condos for sale in downtown San Diego are beginning to see signs of price stabilization. Significant discounts have been spotted in the North Park and Bankers Hill districts, which suggests lower selling prices could trickle south to the downtown condo towers and lofts in… Read More

6 Things to Do if You’re Moving at the Last Minute

6 Things to Do if You’re Moving at the Last Minute

Did you close on your downtown San Diego condo sooner than you anticipated, or have unexpected events delayed your planned move until the last minute? Though most moving experts recommend taking a couple of months to prepare, the reality is many people are faced with the prospect of suddenly having to move all their belongings… Read More

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