Marc Lyman

5 Crucial Steps Before Buying a Home

A lot of buyers don’t realize they are buyers. All it takes to go from window-shopper to home buyer is wandering into the right open house. Or, swiping to the photo of your dream house for sale in your favorite real estate portal. Or, maybe you found a crazy property you can’t live without on … Read more

Top 15 Most Expensive Houses in San Diego For Sale Now

San Diego, like many California cities, is not known for its affordability. Based on San Diego real estate market stats, the median San Diego home price reached $1,000,000 in April of 2022. With a median home price at that level, you can imagine the most expensive houses in San Diego can hit truly stratospheric numbers. … Read more

Extraordinary Views, Location, and Lifestyle in Point Loma.

1113 Bangor St, San Diego, CA 92106 This meticulously-remodeled, move-in-ready home offers luxurious amenities with a warm, inviting ambiance. The open floorplan with view decks on both levels are surpassed only by mesmerizing 360-degree panoramic views from the rooftop deck. Engineered hardwood and tile floors meld seamlessly throughout. The light-filled primary suite has a spacious … Read more

Zillow Zestimate and Why It Can’t Be Trusted

What is Zillow Zestimate The Zillow Zestimate, and other Automated Valuation Models (AVM’s) like it attempt to provide a useful estimate of a home’s current value. This is done without an appraiser visiting the home and without a real estate agent’s expertise. The entire system is automated. On face value, having a way to quickly … Read more

The Best Time to Sell A House

One of the most common questions potential home sellers ask is, “when is the best time to sell a house?” The answer depends on various factors. Those factors can include personal circumstances, market conditions, and seasonality, to name a few. In my recent article on The Myth of the Below List Price Bargain, I talked … Read more

The Myth of the Below List Price Bargain

Everyone loves to get a deal. Nowhere is that more true than in the world of real estate, where the stakes are notably higher than clothing shopping at a mall sale. Retailers have known the lure of the bargain for decades. We have two full calendar days devoted to the concept: Black Friday and Cyber … Read more

Custom Contemporary Luxurious View Home

1062 Bangor St, San Diego, CA 92106 Custom contemporary view home with extraordinarily luxurious design and features. A 55″ wide copper & steel clad front door, high ceilings, vast windows, and exceptional finishes make a dramatic impression. The kitchen features Bertazzoni dual oven, range, and vent hood accompanied by Miele appliances and floor-to-ceiling Leicht German … Read more

Single Level Mid Century In Fleetridge

3537 Addison St, San Diego, CA 92106 Come experience this inviting single-level home with mid-century style on a tranquil street in Fleetridge, Point Loma. Captivating canyon, Coronado, and ocean views. Vaulted ceilings and abundant natural light create a delightful ambiance. An elevated, nearly half-acre lot with a terraced lower level offers additional potential. This is … Read more

Panoramic Views and Potential In Point Loma

3135 Quimby St, San Diego, CA. 92106 Panoramic, gorgeous views abound and opportunity awaits! This Point Loma home sits perched to capture endless views and is mere blocks away from Liberty Station. Generously sized living, dining, kitchen, bath, and bedrooms are all upstairs. Downstairs, an updated second bath and family room connect seamlessly to the … Read more

Top 15 Biggest Houses in San Diego For Sale Now

The average home size in the United States hovers in the mid-2000s. For some home buyers, 2500 square feet can feel like a palace. For others, 2500 square feet is tight quarters. Typical home sizes in San Diego are consistent with national averages. In this post, I will be focusing well beyond what is typical or average. Instead, we’ll be looking at homes 5, 10, or 20+ times the average home size. Join me as we explore the top 15 biggest houses in San Diego. These magnificent homes are on the market and ready to purchase right now.

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Top 3 Coronado Island Activities Locals Love

Coronado Island is a top destination for tourists and San Diego locals alike. The island is such a special place that even San Diego locals feel like they’re on vacation when visiting. If you plan to spend some time in Coronado, join me as I suggest my top 3 Coronado island activities locals love. Whether you are a local or not, I think you will find these things to do on Coronado Island winning suggestions!

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Property Tax in San Diego – The Rate, When it’s Late and Much More

Property tax in San Diego is on the mind of just about every home owner and home buyer at some point. There is good reason for that, property taxes in San Diego represent a significant expense in homeownership. Multiple due dates, delinquent dates, supplemental taxes and various exemptions also mean there is a bit more to them than simply knowing the property tax rate. Join me as we cover just about everything you have ever wanted to know about San Diego property taxes. From the rate, who you pay, where the tax money goes, common exemptions, options for tax reduction, important dates, when to expect dreaded supplemental tax bills, how those supplemental bills are calculated, tax deferral options for seniors, what impound accounts are. . . just to name a few! For now, let us start with the basics.

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