real estate

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

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

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

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