Marc Lyman

Waterfront Homes for Sale in San Diego

Waterfront homes for sale in San Diego make up a small percentage of the overall inventory of luxury homes for sale in San Diego. Not surprisingly, virtually all residential real estate that is waterfront in San Diego falls into the luxury category. The level of luxury depends heavily on where the waterfront homes are situated, … Read more

San Diego Termites – What Buyers, Sellers and Homeowners Should know

Although termites strike fear in many homeowners, they are a common pest in San Diego. Despite their destructive nature, San Diego termites rarely cause irreparable, catastrophic damage to a home. Most properties I have been involved with as a real estate agent have had some evidence of active termite activity. Exceptions were mostly condos with … Read more

Luxury Homes for Sale in San Diego

As a Sotheby’s International Realty agent, I am pleased to present this regularly updated, targeted list of some of the most compelling luxury homes currently for sale in San Diego California. Although many of the results are in San Diego neighborhoods typically associated with luxury homes (e.g. Del Mar, La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, etc), … Read more

Buying a Home As Is

Buying a home as is or seeing a sale labeled “being sold as is” can strike fear into any homebuyer. In reality, buying as is happens all the time, and it’s not something to fear. Although the information here will be geared toward real estate in California, you may find much of the article relevant … Read more

Moving to San Diego – An Insider’s Guide

If you are considering moving to San Diego, you probably have a lot of questions on your mind. In the early-90s I made my own fateful decision to move to San Diego. I spent my entire life to that point living in the San Francisco bay area. When it was time for a change, and … Read more

San Diego Contemporary Architecture

San Diego Contemporary Architecture is almost by definition a new form of architecture in our neighborhoods. It’s a form of architecture that isn’t always readily embraced in some of San Diego’s older neighborhoods. Even in the most traditional neighborhoods, it is not unusual for a gleaming contemporary design to be nestled in among older homes. … Read more

San Diego Mid-Century Architecture

San Diego Mid-Century Architecture has become increasingly popular in recent years. That is especially true for highly original properties. Quintessential examples of mid-century style are also increasingly hard to find. Many mid-century homes have been altered or completely remodeled, rarely with an eye toward keeping their original details intact. The clean, simple lines of mid-century … Read more

San Diego Spanish Architecture

Spanish Architecture goes hand-in-hand with San Diego. From the California missions to Old Town, to the many clay tile roofs, Spanish-style homes are ubiquitous in San Diego. I also have to admit a personal bias – we have lived in a 1930’s Spanish Colonial home since we moved to Point Loma in the early 2000’s. … Read more

San Diego Craftsman Architecture

One does not have to look far before finding beautiful examples of San Diego Craftsman architecture. Mission Hills is the most well-known neighborhood for this style of architecture. However, you can find examples of Craftsman homes in just about every San Diego neighborhood. Please note that because this search is keyword based, you may find … Read more

Mid-Century Meets 21st Century in Sunset Cliffs

4455 Monaco St, San Diego, CA 92107 Impeccably designed, masterfully executed mid-century modern ocean view home in Sunset Cliffs. Extraordinary 2018 remodel with almost all living space on a single level. A true showcase of exceptional finishes, clever design, smart home tech, and stunning features for the quintessential coastal San Diego lifestyle. Multiple expanses of … Read more

Architectural Tropical Treasure

3958 La Cresta Dr, San Diego, CA 92107 3958 La Cresta Drive is where architectural treasure meets tropical paradise. Experience this stunning home designed by Master Architect and Frank Lloyd Wright protégé Sim Bruce Richards. A multitude of exterior spaces will delight you with skyline and bay views, a pool and spa surrounded by a … Read more

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