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Top floor condo for sale at Fahrenheit in East Village

February 22, 2017


Top floor, large, west-facing 2 bedroom condo for sale at Fahrenheit in downtown San Diego’s East Village neighborhood. This spacious unit features 16-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, a skylight in the kitchen, and a private balcony with views. Kitchen has granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Walk-in closets in both bedrooms.

This rarely available floor plan at Fahrenheit also comes with 2 side-by-side parking spaces. Fahrenheit condos are FHA and VA loan approved.

Fahrenheit has relatively low HOA dues for a downtown San Diego condo ($469 per month) and there are only 77 units. The building is located in the heart of downtown San Diego’s East Village with easy access to Petco Park where the San Diego Padres play baseball (keep an eye on relief pitcher Carter Capps this season), San Diego’s Big Bay, and some great bars & restaurants (Bar Basic, Social Tap, Lotus Thai, Stella Public House).

Wanna take a look in person? Please contact 92101 Condo Guru at your convenience. Listed for sale at $789,000.

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January 10, 2017

92101 Condo Guru downtown San Diego Realtor

92101 Condo Guru downtown San Diego Realtor

Just a friendly reminder in the New Year. Please read. Thanks!

Hello world:

Whether you’ve known me for 20 years or 20 minutes, it’s worth reminding you what I do for a living to support my family, help people, and change the world: I help people make smart decisions about residential real estate in San Diego, California. And that’s all I do, all day, every day, 365 days a year. For the past 14 years now.

Hard to believe it’s been that long since I decided the practice of law was just too boring for me and started on my residential real estate venture. That’s right. In case you didn’t know, I’m a Realtor who not only has extensive experience navigating real estate transactions but also have formal training and real world experience in contracts and negotiation not to mention a 4th year of law school for tax law. How much does this extra expertise cost you? Zero. Actually, less than zero. Keep reading.

What’s my business model? So here’s a refresher of my old and somewhat new business model going forward: Yes, my website is “92101 Condo Guru” but I work all over San Diego County helping buyers and sellers. A condo market is much more difficult than detached homes due to homeowner associations, CC&Rs, new construction/view impact, owner occupancy issues, VA & FHA loan hurdles, construction defect litigation, architectural review committees, and the like. That’s why I focus/specialize on downtown. But after tracking almost 90 buildings with over 11,000 condos, working with a “regular” house is super easy to me. I will gladly park in the driveway, review a title insurance report, and get some termite work done. Piece of cake, comparatively speaking.

Are you getting the picture? So yes. I call myself “92101 Condo Guru”. That’s where I live, that’s where my office is located, and that’s where I do a lot of real estate business. But I also help people buy and sell houses, condos, and townhomes throughout the county. Over the years, I’ve helped buyers & sellers in Chula Vista, Oceanside, Pacific Beach, Rancho Peñasquitos, Scripps Ranch, North Park, South Park, La Mesa, El Cajon . . . . See what I mean? In 2016 alone, I successfully helped clients buy homes in Pacific Beach, University City, Rancho Santa Fe, and Santaluz in addition to downtown San Diego.

Looking to buy real estate in San Diego? It costs you zero to hire me as your exclusive buyer’s agent. In fact, starting in 2017, if you hire me for free as your buyer’s agent, I will give you the advertised Redfin rebate amount plus $1,000 to help you pay closing costs or buy points on your mortgage to reduce your interest rate. Just send me a screenshot of the amount they are offering and I will beat it. Try to find someone with my unparalleled skill level who does that. I dare you. Not to mention that I’m going to save you money on the acquisition anyway plus save you on your mortgage amount and property taxes for as long as you own the property.

Selling real estate anywhere in San Diego County? I only charge 4% total for comprehensive representation from start to finish including professional photography, marketing, negotiations, paperwork, etc. And that number drops to 3% total if I find the buyer myself. (This is compared to the average Realtor who charges 5%-6% for each transaction.) This isn’t a “discount” business model. It’s full service at a better price. Why? Because it makes sense. That’s why. Ask around about other agents. Please. They charge way too much and aren’t nearly as qualified. Selling property also has a risk management element. Who do you think is going to do a better job for you? The experienced Realtor with a legal background or . . . ?

Do I help people find rentals? What about landlords who need tenant placement and property management services? Yes and yes. But I only work directly with those clients in the 92101 downtown San Diego zip code. Outside of downtown, I have a network of neighborhood rental and property management specialists from central San Diego to Carlsbad to La Mesa. For downtown rentals, I only charge 5% per month and you only pay when the unit is occupied.

Giving back. And no matter what I earn, I still give 10% of my earnings to mostly homeless charities to try and eradicate an unconscionable and deplorable epidemic in what is supposed to be the greatest country in the world.

You should care who you hire. You should care where your money goes. Coldwell Banker is owned by Realogy, a publicly-traded company based in New Jersey. Berkshire Hathaway is owned by Warren Buffett – he doesn’t need your money. Sotheby’s Real Estate? You guessed it, Realogy. Care to guess who owns Century 21? Lucky guess. 92101 Condo Guru is a small, local business that gives back to the community to make San Diego better – Rescue Mission, Monarch School, New Children’s Museum, and The San Diego Foundation to name a few. Are you helping multinational corporations or human beings? And if you hire me, you get me. That’s not always the case.

Thanks for reading. And remember. If you have a real estate question in San Diego County, I am or I have the answer. I’m your one-stop shop for all things San Diego real estate. And if I don’t do it, I know who does. Please start living like the decisions you make affect the world in which we live, the world our children will inherit – because they do. And they will.

How am I able to do this? Why am I doing this? How can I do this? Charge so much less and give so much more than anyone else? Because this is America and I’m an entrepreneur. Plain and simple. I’ve eliminated the middle man, the fluff, the wasteful overhead. You and the community benefit.

Still don’t believe I should be your first choice for San Diego real estate? Look at my Yelp reviews. And unlike some of my competitors, all of my reviews are real.


Alan Hamrick, REALTOR

P.S. Don’t need any help? Know someone who does? Pass it on. Thanks!

Pacific Gate by Bosa is climbing into the sky. Looks like up to 33rd Floor! Only 2 of the popular 3 bedroom Estate Collection units are left. 2,608 estimated square feet. #92101in #pacificgatebybosa #downtownsandiegocondos

December 1, 2016

Pacific Gate by Bosa “super prime” condos are getting up there. Already up to 17th floor and 1/3 of the 215 units have been sold. #92101in #pacificgate #superprimecondos

June 26, 2016

Condo for sale at Treo in downtown San Diego!

May 9, 2016

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Want new floors? Views? How about a remodeled kitchen? Two parking spaces? Storage? Does a floorpan with split masters, a den, a half bath, two balconies, and a fireplace sound appealing? Well, it does. Because it is. And it can be yours at Treo located 1240 India Street in downtown San Diego’s Columbia District neighborhood.

Treo at Kettner features 24-hour security, a pool, jacuzzi, gym, and barbecue area not to mention its prime location within easy walking distance to Little Italy, the Marina District, and San Diego Bay.

The Columbia District mostly features luxury buildings with extra amenities and very expensive monthly homeowner association dues (see Sapphire Tower, The Grande, and Bayside).  Treo is a great alternative if you want views, location, and lower monthly fees.

This 2 bedroom, 2 bath, plus den condo at Treo has newly installed floors and an updated kitchen. The unit is amazing and so is the location. Close to the Stone Company Store on Kettner, Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Santa Fe Depot, and the Little Italy Mercato farmers market. Listed for sale at $795,000 to $825,000.  Contact 92101 Condo Guru today for a showing.

Electra by Bosa 2 bedroom condo with views for sale!

December 15, 2015

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Do you really like the condos at Electra in downtown San Diego but you’re worried about new construction blocking your views?  Well then, this is the unit you want!  This 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit has views to the north, south, and east that won’t change.  Incredible panoramic views of the water, the mountains, and the city lights.

Located high up on the 24th floor, this unit (Electra Floorpan E) features split bedrooms, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors throughout, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, large wine fridge, and a full-size washer/dryer.  This condo comes with 1 parking space and storage.  From Electra, it is a simple stroll to The Headquarters, The Lion’s Share, Karl Strauss, Currant American Brasserie, and all that Little Italy has to offer.  Catch a train or trolley across the street at Santa Fe Depot.

The fireplace that came standard with this Bosa floorpan has been removed for extra square footage and more design options in the living room.  Did I mention large closets in each bedroom with custom built-ins?  Well, I did now.

Electra, located at 700 W. E Street (in the Marina District in my opinion – call it Columbia District if you want, but come on, it’s on the south side of Broadway), has all the luxury amenities you’re looking for in a downtown San Diego condo high-rise.

Come take a look in person today!  Listed at $689,000.

Making some progress at Pacific Gate condos by Bosa in downtown San Diego. Starting in the $1.4 millions, Pacific Gate will feature a private boat share and fleet of luxury cars. #pacificgate #downtownsandiegocondos #bosadev #92101in

December 15, 2015

Wanna make $7500? Register at the sales office with 92101 Condo Guru as your Realtor and buy a condo at Pacific Gate by Bosa. I’ll return the favor and pay your closing costs. And then some. #DowntownSanDiegoCondos #PacificGate #rethinksandiego

October 23, 2015

Two bedroom condo for rent at Discovery in Cortez Hill

September 9, 2015

Thinking about buying a Bayside condo in downtown San Diego? Selling a Bayside condo?

August 25, 2015

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Located at 1325 Pacific Highway, Bayside by Bosa condos in downtown San Diego define luxury.  The lobby, the staff, the pool, the gym – all top of the line for 92101 real estate.  And views!!!  Not to mention that it’s an easy walk to Shino SushiRuth’s Chris Steak House, and Petrini’s.  But then maybe you’ll need to join Invictus for some crossfit fat-burning.

Over the past 6 months, there have been 8 condos sold at Bayside. Everything from an $800,000 2BR/2BA condo on a lower floor with an oversized private patio ($548 per estimated square foot) to a $1,860,000 large penthouse ($1,000 per estimated square foot).  And a 20th floor 2 bedroom condo at Bayside listed for $1,550,000 ($855 per esf) just went pending after only one week on the market.  So maybe Bosa isn’t crazy when he says Pacific Gate condos will be priced around $1,000 per estimated square foot.

Where are values going? Depends on location. Northwest corner – up!  Why?  Because that NW view is protected as a result of the County Administration Center Waterfront Park.  East-facing value will really depend on when the new building at the corner of W. Ash Street and Kettner Boulevard will be built.  That parcel is also owned by Bosa Development.  The word on the street is that this will eventually be Bayside Part II with a reverse footprint of the original building.  But it still means trouble for east-facing Bayside condos and north-facing Sapphire Tower units.

Current construction defect litigation?  Yes.  Just a reality of new construction.  Pretty standard. But it does affect financing.  And Bayside buyer beware.  A recently settled lawsuit indicates that the tax record estimated square footage at Bayside (and all other Bosa condos – Horizons, Park Place, Electra, The Grande North & South) may be overstated.  Read more about the Bosa square footage lawsuit here.  Still a great building despite both of those issues – you just need to pay attention.

Thinking about selling your condo at Bayside?  I charge less and do more that other downtown San Diego Realtors. Thinking about buying a condo at Bayside?  Let’s meet to figure out your strategy and your ideal Bayside floorplan.  Can’t hurt.  And the first round is always on me.  Or maybe you’d like to sell your Bayside condo and buy a brand new luxury condo at Pacific Gate by Bosa? In that case, I’ll charge even less.  And I’ll still give 10% off the top of anything I earn to great charities like The Rescue Mission and Monarch School.  Let’s get the ball rolling.  Contact me today to start a conversation.

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