San Diego Real Estate Blog

Relocating? Consider These Factors First!

Relocating comes with a realm of questions that should be thoughtfully answered before the process begins. A new hometown means a new environment, a different way of life, sometimes additional living expenses, new friends, and many other unknowns. Relocation needs to make sense not only financially, but it needs to make sense for your loved ones and for your future. Before making that big decision, ponder over the below questions truthfully. Make sure you are making that step with a game plan in place. Such consideration will make your new world that much more comfortable.

As for unpacking those boxes, most of us would rather put it away as fast as we can. The more effective solution is to have a plan and a place for your belongings, that way the organization in your new home is at a head start.

Last but not least, do the best you can to make a good first impression on your neighbors. Maybe even throw it back to the good old days and bake them a fresh batch of cookies. Little gestures like this go a long way in any situation.


645 Front St. #315 - Downtown Luxury Living!

Enjoy downtown, luxury living at the premiere Renaissance Condos in the Marina District! This highly upgraded 2 story condo has 3 bedrooms with an optional 4th bedroom and 3.5 bathrooms. Floor to ceiling windows allow for amazing views of the Gaslamp Quarter. Designer lighting, Santos Mahogany flooring on the first level, Sapele Mahogany wall paneling, and a sprawling kitchen with stainless steel appliances make this home exquisite! 


1333 8th Ave. #602 - Completely Renovated Downtown Condo!

RARE OFFERING!  3 bedroom 2 full bathroom Symphony Terrace condo! Beautifully renovated in 2011, this chic home includes full size side-by-side washer and dryer, walk in closet in the master bedroom and custom closets in the other two bedrooms! There is a balcony off the living room and another private balcony off the master, both with great views of downtown nightlife. TWO PARKING SPOTS! as well as additional resident only street parking if desired for only $14 for the entire year! Your HOA includes water, trash, pool, spa, sauna, steam room and use of the gym - and the building even offers a recently renovated guest room available for $30 per night, complete with kitchenette! 


7665 Concerto Lane - Park View Verrazzano home with Guest Casita!

Lovely family home in Verrazzano complete with guest casita! Walk in through the private front courtyard which overlooks the greenbelt at the front of the home. Enjoy rich hardwood floors in the common areas throughout the home and 1 bedroom suite on the first floor.  Upstairs the large master bedroom has a private balcony overlooking the back courtyard patio, two walk-in closets, and a master bath with twin vanities, soaking tub and separate shower. The remaining 3 bedrooms and laundry room finish off the upstairs. The wine room off the dining area flows into the modern eat-in French Country style kitchen - which has tons of cabinet and pantry space, stainless steel appliances including double ovens, and granite countertops. The double French doors lead out from the family room to the relaxing back patio area with fountain and spa and plenty of room to entertain your guests. 


Where are you when you're in Escrow? Be the know with real estate lingo!

If you’re a fan of the 90s TV hit “Friends,” you’ll remember the episode where Monica and Chandler have purchased a new home, embarking as the first of their group to move away from the city. Joey is not the brightest tool in the shed and as the dialogue goes:

Chandler: Come with us. You’ll see how close it is to the city.

Joey: No, it’s not close! You said it was in Escrow? I couldn’t even find that on the map!

One has to laugh at this. One also has to say, “Don’t pull a Joey.” Below is a guide to general real estate terminology. Note that “Escrow” is a third-party account for holding documents and money related to the loan.

In all seriousness, knowing basic real estate terminology makes a world of difference from any perspective; buyer, seller, agent. Don't pull a Joey. At a very rudimentary level, do not look for "Escrow" on a map as you will not find it there. Cue in laugh track sound effect...