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Buy this view condo at Horizons in downtown San Diego’s Marina District!

July 26, 2014

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Want to buy a downtown San Diego luxury condo with awesome water views? Here you go. Listed by yours truly, this 19th floor unit is just shy of 1,500 estimated square feet, has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a real laundry room, and 2 side-by-side parking spaces.  But wait.  There’s more!  This Marina District condo also comes with a storage unit.  It’s true.

Horizons is located smack dab in the Marina District with easy access to Ralph’s Grocery, Skybound Coffee + Dessert Lounge, Richard Walker’s Pancake House, the trolley, Petco Park where the Padres play, the waterfront, Gaslamp Quarter, freeway.  I’m out of breath.  See where I’m going with this?  Plus, Horizons HOA dues include water and gas.  And Horizons features guest parking and free motorcycle parking.

Want to view the San Diego Comic-Con craziness from 19 stories up?  Contact me today for a showing.  Listed for $1,065,000.

Sapphire Tower One Bedroom Luxury Condo For Sale

June 18, 2014

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Calling all downtown San Diego condo buyers!  Check out this high-in-the-sky one bedroom condo at a very unique building in the Columbia District.  The unit itself is 904 estimated square feet, features hardwood floors, 10.5 foot ceilings, dual vanity, and a walk-in closet.  Plus one parking space.

Sapphire Tower is 32 stories and only has 97 units.  Did you read that right?  Indeed you did.  It also has one of the best lap pools in downtown San Diego and it’s in a perfect location to enjoy all 92101 has to offer.

It’s location at 1262 Kettner Boulevard makes it easy to get to the County Waterfront Park, The Headquarters, Little Italy, Stone Brewing Company Store, Karl Strauss Brewing Company, and Monello just to name a few.

So what are you waiting for?  Let’s go take a look in person  . . . .  Priced at $575,000.

Large one bedroom condo for sale in Little Italy!

June 4, 2014

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Price.  Condition.  Location.  And lifestyle.  It’s not rocket science – despite the best efforts of my colleagues.  Don’t be fooled. It’s all price, condition, and location. This unit at Portico at 1435 India Street in Little Italy has it all.

A top floor unit, this condo has only one shared wall, new flooring, paint, one parking space, and low HOA dues.  Did I mention that it’s over 800 estimated square feet with a walk-in closet?  Well, I did now.  It’s listed for $327,000.  Are there any cheaper one bedrooms for sale in Little Italy? Sure.  (There are 2 at Acqua Vista.  FYI Acqua Vista still has litigation.)  But not by much.  And the others have monthly HOA dues in excess of $500.  The monthly fees for this condo at Portico: $321.

This Little Italy condo also has great a great walk score based on location.  Stroll to the Little Italy Mercato (farmers market – soon to be temporarily located to W. Cedar Street), bars and restaurants like Enoteca Style (downstairs), Ironside (right up the street), and Craft & Commerce. Plus, you’ll be in a great spot to enjoy the brand new Waterfront Park.  Not to mention that Forbes just ranked Little Italy in the Top 10 neighborhoods.  And if you truly know your stuff, Mexican Fiesta, cash only please, is right across the street.

Do you qualify for a VA loan?  Portico is one of downtown San Diego’s VA loan approved condo buildings for sale.  How does zero down sound?  Thank you for your service.

Contact me today to go take a look at your new home in Little Italy!

Why do downtown San Diego condo buyers love The Watermark?

March 29, 2014

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That question is actually pretty simple to answer once you know more about the building. The Watermark, located in the classy and established Marina District, has less that 100 units, occupies an entire city block, and features some the biggest and best floor plans in downtown San Diego condos.

Want to buy one?  Of the 96 units, only one unit is currently for sale and another has a sale pending after a very short market time. Why so desirable? Well, these units have 1,550 estimated square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a huge walk-in closet, a den, a laundry room, 10-foot ceilings, and almost all of them have 2 side-by-side parking spaces. Where else can you get that kind of square footage downtown?  Not easy to find.  Not to mention that the new Headquarters is right across the street.

Does it sound like the Watermark is what you’re looking for?  Contact 92101 Condo Guru today!

Looking to rent in downtown San Diego? Here’s a little friendly advice.

March 5, 2014

Want to rent an apartment or condo in downtown San Diego?  Sounds great.  So you start by contacting every Realtor downtown, every all-rental apartment building, and start scouring Craigslist to contact a million posters about rental ads.  Congratulations.  You’ve started exactly the wrong way.

While it’s true that a lot of downtown San Diego rentals never hit the Realtor Multiple Listing Service (apartment buildings, Craigslist ads, etc.), the best place to start, in just about any venture, is finding a professional you trust.  This is what we do all day – help people find their new homes.  What do you do for a living?  I have no idea – but it isn’t this.

Same goes for real estate, renting or buying.  And the best part is that hiring a professional downtown San Diego Realtor is free.  You might think, incorrectly, that the best thing to do is to get all the agents to go to work for you.  Right?  Wrong.  We know what you’re doing.  And so no one is working hard to help you.

While you think you’ve got 10 agents working to find you that perfect place, in reality, there are zero working on your behalf.  See, we get paid on results and work hard for clients committed to us.  And it’s pretty hard to get up and go to work in the morning if you think you won’t get paid for your time, effort, and expertise.  Consider this: Would you have gone to work today if you thought you might not get paid?  Say “yes”.  I dare ya.

So, if you need downtown San Diego real estate help, find a professional you trust.  (Read Yelp reviews, ask friends and co-workers, query Señor Google.)  It doesn’t have to be 92101 Condo Guru.  Just make it somebody.  One somebody.  A full-time professional, hyperlocal downtown San Diego Realtor will make your life easier and you’ll get better results.  Even if you end up finding something on Craigslist and your agent doesn’t make a dime.  Try it.  You’ll like it.  It’s free. Tell your friends.

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