Marc Lyman

Real Estate Price Per Square Foot Calculator

In real estate, there are few calculations more imporantant than price per square foot. It’s a metric that is used by appraisers, sellers, buyers, and real estate agents. Although the math is about as basic as it gets, analyzing a home’s price per square foot is a lot more nuanced. In this article I’ll provide … Read more

Redefined Elegance and Acoustic Perfection in San Elijo Hills

772 Hollowbrook Ct, San Marcos, CA 92078 Nestled within scenic San Elijo Hills, this exquisite home embodies luxurious living. Rare Brazilian Pecan wood flooring sets a tone of contemporary elegance and warmth throughout. The primary suite enjoys ocean views and scenic glimpses of the surrounding hills. The phenomenal spa-like bathroom is adorned in iridescent, solid … Read more

Elevated La Jolla Living with Breathtaking Views

5785 Soledad Mountain Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037 Lofty luxury and unparalleled easterly views abound from the heights of La Jolla’s Mount Soledad at 5785 Soledad Mountain Rd! Set back from the street, serenity awaits as soon as you enter this single-level home. The living room exudes sophistication, featuring an 8’x20′ Weiland 3-Panel Pocketing Door, … Read more

La Jolla Mansions For Sale Now

Although what might be described as mansions can be found in many San Diego neighborhoods, La Jolla mansions are considered some of the most exceptional. La Jolla is known for its fantastic beaches, gorgeous ocean views, quaint seaside shops/restaurants, and world-class luxury homes. The mansions here often blend stunning architecture, views, and, location. The compelling … Read more

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 into 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