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Spacious and Luxurious Living in Carmel Valley

7613 Mona Lane Spacious, luxurious living in the conveniently located Torrey Del Mar community of Carmel Valley. A bright, airy foyer & living room will wow you with soaring 20’ ceilings. The open kitchen with sizable island connects to informal & formal dining spaces, a comfortable den, a butler’s pantry and an inviting, canyon view … Read more

Historic Architectural Charmer in Mission Hills

4179 Palmetto Way Built in 1919, this property has curb appeal in spades. A potentially ideal candidate for Mills Act designation and substantial tax savings, 4179 Palmetto is situated on an oversized lot on a charming street in the already charming neighborhood of Mission Hills. It also boasts an architectural pedigree. This was a fantastic … Read more

Serene Wooded Area Retreat

870 Gage Drive The wooded area of Point Loma is known for it’s picturesque, tree-lined streets and captivating homes. 870 Gage Drive is no exception. Perched above sidewalk level, this home enjoys tree-top views of the neighborhood while retaining privacy. A tranquil courtyard on this 9800+ square foot lot opens to a spacious backyard & … Read more

Bay Park Luxury Home with Panoramic Views

2030 Garfield Road Amazing views of Mission Bay and beyond from this reverse floor plan, luxury custom home in Bay Park. Situated on a low-traffic street, this home offers a vast downstairs master suite, spa with custom water feature, multiple view decks, and an elevator. The front yard has several parking options which are secured … Read more

Architectural Wonder With Indoor Waterfall & Pool

About – 1876 Sefton Place Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac, the understated exterior only hints at the spectacular interior that lies within. Designed by renowned San Diego architect, Rob Wellington Quigley, this awe-inspiring home showcases captivating, bright and open spaces. Spanning several levels, the interior is focused on a stunning waterfall which cascades into … Read more

Understanding Real Estate Agent Commissions – What Sellers and Buyers Should Know

Last year I received a question from someone curious about real estate agent commissions in San Diego. They were partly asking what typical commissions are, and partly expressing disappointment in what they agreed to pay an agent who they felt wasn’t doing much to market their home. Commissions are also a topic that regularly come up when I meet with clients who are potentially listing their homes. Even experienced home buyers and sellers often have misconceptions about real estate agent commissions. If you are potentially selling a property, it is vital to have a good understanding of how commissions are usually structured. Understanding commissions can be useful for buyers as well. While some of the information is specific to San Diego, much of the information in this article is relevant throughout the US. I will answer the questions about what “typical” real estate agent commissions are, some common misconceptions about commissions, and why you paradoxically can sometimes net MORE on a sale when paying a HIGHER commission.

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Stunning Contemporary Remodel in Scripps Highlands

11574 Aspendell Drive Perched high on the hills of Scripps Highlands in Scripps Ranch, San Diego, 11574 Aspendell offers captivating, panoramic views from the mountains to the ocean. A spectacular six figure remodel has made an already desirable property absolutely stunning. Light and bright open spaces & high-end finishes throughout. Upstairs master suite features an … Read more

Home Selling Tips – Why Access is So Important

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Recently there were two homes for sale on the same street in a nearby coastal community here in San Diego. The owners of each took very different approaches to providing access to potential buyers, and the results were pretty stunning. More on that below. When you list a home, as a seller you typically have a lot of control over how you want the property shown. Let me give you an insider’s perspective on what access is, what it looks like in the real world, and its impact on how quickly your home sells and at what sales price.

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Mission Hills Neighborhood Guide

Mission Hills Real Estate is highly desired given that the neighborhood is one of the oldest and most preserved areas of San Diego. With charming craftsman-style homes, safe and secure neighborhoods, and good schools, it tops the list as one of the best areas to live in San Diego. Mission Hills is close to just … Read more