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Feb. 21, 2017

Real Estate Return on Investment Top Improvements 2017

Real Estate Return on Investment Top Improvements 2017

Real Estate Return on Investment Top Improvements

Here’s a look at the projects with the greatest and least return on investment in 2017. Typically, the 29 projects on this year’s report paid back an average of 64.3 cents on the dollar in resale value.

Real Estate Resale ROI

Top 5 projects with the greatest ROI in the “Upscale” cost category:

  1. 85% Garage Door Replacement
  2. 77.8% Entry Door Replacement (fiberglass)
  3. 73.9% Window Replacement (vinyl)
  4. 73% Window Replacement (wood)
  5. 70.1% Grand Entrance (fiberglass)

Top 5 projects with the lowest ROI in the “Upscale” cost category:

  1. 61.9% Major Kitchen Remodel
  2. 59.9% Master Suite Addition
  3. 59.1% Bathroom Remodel
  4. 57.1% Bathroom Addition
  5. 56.4% Deck Addition (composite)

If you’re looking to do some home improvements on your San Diego Real Estate then it’s important to know what the ROI will be when it comes time to sell it. Keep in mind that sometimes upgrades and remodels to homes are made just because a homeowner likes it and taking into consideration the ROI when it comes time to sell it is just not important to some homeowners. 

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Feb. 19, 2017

Bay Ho House Value Check

Bay Ho House Value Check

Located in Clairemont, Bay Ho is a wonderful Central Coastal San Diego community with a wonderful San Diego beach-like neighborhood feel. Bay Ho is in the northwest portion of Clairemont and has a wide variety of Bay Ho Real Estate Valueshomes from original 1950’s single story, to completely remodeled to brand new homes being built like the Tavara Ridge new home community. Bay Ho is just east of La Jolla and Pacific Beach, south of University City, west of Clairemont Mesa West and north of Bay Park.

Are you interested in knowing the value of your Bay Ho home? We have a great House Value Tool that will give you a quick home value of your Bay Ho Real Estate. Many of my clients like it better than the Zillow Zestimate. They say it has more accurate data and is more thorough and complete. My Bay Ho House Value Checker will show you all of the comparable properties that it uses when calculating your home’s value. That way you can reference which properties the Bay Ho House Value Calculator is using.  Why not try it? It’s FREE.

Even if you’re not selling your home in San Diego County right now it’s important to know where your home is on the home value chart. For most people their home is the most expensive and important asset they own. Every once in a while, usually quarterly, I will look at my 401k and other investments to see where they are at. Keeps me in the loop on where my investments are and allows me to make any changes I need to stay on track. Knowing your home’s value is one of those quarterly, if not yearly checks that I believe is a good idea.

If you are considering selling your home in the next 6 to 12 months now is the time to get a free home value analysis. Home Values in San Diego California USAWe would also suggest that you take advantage of our on-site “CMA” Comparative Market Analysis. This is where Mike and Dawn will do a full professional value check of your Bay Ho Home. We will spend some time with you over the phone asking you important questions about your home like; condition, improvements, additions and other value related questions about your home. We will then compare your property to other homes in your Bay Ho neighborhood that are similar to yours. We will make a list of active homes on the market, homes in escrow and sold homes in Bay Ho to come up with the proper valuation of your home. This is something a computer generated report just can’t do, and it’s 100% accurate because it’s a snapshot of the current real estate market in your neighborhood specific to your home. We offer this for free because having an accurate home value from a local real estate expert is priceless. We also want to make sure you know the real value of your Bay Ho Real Estate.

During this visit we can also give you suggestions on improving your home for the sale, what to tidy up, what to paint if needed, staging advice and so much more. We would also be at your disposal for any real estate questions you have, and we would also enjoy meeting you.

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Feb. 18, 2017

Best Clairemont Real Estate Search Website

Best Clairemont Real Estate Search Website

Clairemont is divided into 5 main areas; Bay Ho, Bay Park, Clairemont Mesa East, Clairemont Mesa West and North Clairemont. Many of the homes sit on canyons and many have ocean and Downtown San Diego views. It’s centrally located and is close to all of the great things San Diego has to offer. In 5-10 minutes you can be at some of the best beaches in San Diego like La Jolla Shores and Pacific Beach, and you can also be in Downtown San Diego in 5-10 Minutes. Clairemont is going through a rebirth of sorts with many of the older homes being flipped or remodeled and sold as complete renovations. Clairemont Real Estate Search by Map

When you’re trying to find real estate in Clairemont you need a great website to help you in your search for homes and condos. Look no further, our website helps you lookup all real estate for sale in the San Diego MLS. It will show you all homes and condos in Clairemont that are available for sale and will show new listings as they come on the market. Our Clairemont Real Estate Search is the fastest there is and our home finding tools are the best there are.

You can search Clairemont Real Estate by map if you like so that you can see where the property is located in relation to all areas in Central Coastal San Diego. You can search the newest homes for sale in Clairemont and the newest condos for sale in Clairemont. Clairemont has three zip codes, 92110, 92111 and 92117. You can search real estate in Clairemont by zip code.

Search all Real Estate in 92110 includes parts of Old Town, Mission Hills and Point Loma

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There’s a reason why our website is the best Clairemont Real Estate Search Website and as you use our site to help you in your search you will see why. There are many communities and neighborhoods to pick from and when you’re ready for some professional real estate advice then give us a call so we can assist. We can answer any questions that you have concerning buying a home or condo in Clairemont.

Contact The Lewis Team today – your Clairemont Real Estate Experts!

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Feb. 16, 2017

Keller Williams San Diego Circle of Excellence The Lewis Team

Keller Williams San Diego Circle of Excellence The Lewis Team

Keller Williams Circle of Excellence - The Lewis Team San Diego

Keller Williams San Diego Circle of Excellence The Lewis Team - Dawn Lewis and Shylia Alarcon with The Lewis Team are recognized for the SDAR Circle of Excellence

Congradulations Dawn Lewis and Shylia Alarcon

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Feb. 14, 2017

ECO Friendly Lifestyles

ECO Friendly Lifestyles

ECO Friendly Lifestyles

The decisions that brands and businesses make reflect heavily on a consumer’s perception. In a recent survey, the majority said that they wish brands and businesses would make it easier for them to live an environmentally conscience lifestyle.

How Important is this by Demographics

  • Millennials 83%
  • Xers 73%
  • Boomers 71%
  • Matures 65%
  • Females 77%
  • Males 73%
  • Urban 83%
  • Suburban 72%
  • Rural 71%

ECO friendly and the green movement have played a big role in new home construction in San Diego County. Many new home builders in San Diego are using ECO friendly material and things like solar and “hot water on demand” features to please homebuyers. This is a welcoming trend that the public is very much in favor of.

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Feb. 13, 2017

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day in San Diego 2017

Happy Valentines Day in San Diego for 2017. Wishing you and yours a very special day.

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Feb. 12, 2017

Vista House Value Check

Vista House Value Check

Vista in North County Inland San Diego and is comprised of 3 zip codes; 92081, 92083 and 92084. The Vista House Values in San Diego Californiacommunity of Vista is north and west of San Marcos, east of Carlsbad and Oceanside and south of Bonsall. The area of Vista is split in half by Highway 78 which runs from east to west.

Are you interested in knowing the value of your Vista home? We have a great House Value Tool that will give you a quick home value of your Vista Real Estate. Many of my clients like it better than the Zillow Zestimate. They say it has more accurate data and is more thorough and complete. My Vista House Value Checker will show you all of the comparable properties that it uses when calculating your home’s value. That way you can reference which properties the Vista House Value Calculator is using.  Why not try it? It’s FREE.

Even if you’re not selling your home in San Diego County right now it’s important to know where your home is on the home value chart. For most people their home is the most expensive and important asset they own. Every once in a while, usually quarterly, I will look at my 401k and other investments to see where they are at. Keeps me in the loop on where my investments are and allows me to make any changes I need to stay on track. Knowing your home’s value is one of those quarterly, if not yearly checks that I believe is a good idea.

San Diego California Home ValuesIf you are considering selling your home in the next 6 to 12 months now is the time to get a free home value analysis. We would also suggest that you take advantage of our on-site “CMA” Comparative Market Analysis. This is where Mike and Dawn will do a full professional value check of your Vista Home. We will spend some time with you over the phone asking you important questions about your home like; condition, improvements, additions and other value related questions about your home. We will then compare your property to other homes in your Vista neighborhood that are similar to yours. We will make a list of active homes on the market, homes in escrow and sold homes in Vista to come up with the proper valuation of your home. This is something a computer generated report just can’t do, and it’s 100% accurate because it’s a snapshot of the current real estate market in your neighborhood specific to your home. We offer this for free because having an accurate home value from a local real estate expert is priceless. We also want to make sure you know the real value of your Vista Real Estate. 

During this visit we can also give you suggestions on improving your home for the sale, what to tidy up, what to paint if needed, staging advice and so much more. We would also be at your disposal for any real estate questions you have, and we would also enjoy meeting you.

Vista House Value Check

Vista Real Estate Blog

Vista Real Estate

Search for Homes in Vista        Search for Condos in Vista 

Buying or selling a home in Vista, give The Lewis Team a call today! We would love to help!

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Feb. 11, 2017

Portofino in Pacific Highlands Ranch Carmel Valley

Portofino in Pacific Highlands Ranch Carmel Valley

Portofino is a new community by Meritage Homes located in the neighborhood of Pacific Highlands Ranch in Carmel Valley 92130. This new home community in North County Coastal San Diego has a lot to offer. Portofino Portofino in Carmel Valleywhen completed will have a total of 51 homes on an average lot size of approximately 6,000 Sq. Ft. The approximated property taxes will be 1.03% of the total purchase price plus a special assessment of approximately $270 per month. There will be an HOA fee of approximately $148 per month which will include maintenance to the community green belts and swimming pool facility.

The public schools that are assigned to the properties in Portofino are part of the Del Mar Union High School District and the San Dieguito High School District and are as follows:

  • Ashley Falls Elementary School
  • Pacific Trails Middle School
  • Torrey Pines High School

There are 3 Floor Plans in Portofino

Portofino Residence 1

  • 2,839 Sq. Ft.
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Car Garage
  • 2 Story

Portofino Residence 2

  • 3,035 Sq. Ft.
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Car Garage
  • 2 Story

Portofino Residence 3

  • 3,226 Sq. Ft.
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4.5 Bathrooms
  • 3 Car Tandem Garage
  • 2 Story 

These new homes in the prestigious community of Pacific Highlands Ranch in Carmel Valley have many high end features including many energy efficient features. Built by Meritage Homes, since 1985, they have built more than 85,000 homes and are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE: MTH. They believe in building beautiful, incredibly innovative and energy efficient homes.

These homes in Portofino will be on 4 new streets; Elegante Way, Kenmar Way, Azul Way and Milina Lane. They are located next to the community of Sterling built by Lennar homes, Casabella, Casavia and Canterra by Pardee Homes. 

Pacific Highlands Ranch Shopping and DiningPacific Highlands Ranch is a community in the east portion of Carmel Valley located in North County Coastal San Diego. It’s located off of the Route 56 Highway that runs east to west and is a newer master planned community. The zip code of 92130 is very desirable for the public schools and beautiful communities including dining and shopping. Also for its proximity to the beaches of Del Mar and Torrey Pines. It’s an area of San Diego that is within driving distance to most things that people like about San Diego, but at the same time a wonderful quiet place to live in a picturesque San Diego neighborhood.

If you’re thinking about buying a new home in Carmel Valley contact us. There are not many more new homes being built on the scale they used to be built because there’s not much land left. There may be some infill projects here and there but much of the large master planned community build outs in Carmel Valley are done.

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Feb. 10, 2017

Best Carlsbad Real Estate Search Website

Best Carlsbad Real Estate Search Website

When you’re trying to find real estate in Carlsbad you need a great website to help you in your search for homes and condos. Look no further, our website helps you lookup all real estate for sale in the San Diego MLS. It will show Best Carlsbad Real Estate Search Websiteyou all homes and condos in Carlsbad that are available for sale and will show new listings as they come on the market. Our Carlsbad Real Estate Search is the fastest there is and our home finding tools are the best there are. You can search for Carlsbad Real Estate by Map if you like so that you can see where the property is located in relation to all areas in North County Coastal San Diego.

You can search the newest homes for sale in Carlsbad and the newest condos for sale in Carlsbad. Carlsbad has four zip codes, 92008, 92009, 92010 and 92011. You can search real estate in Carlsbad by zip code.

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Carlsbad Home Search under $700,000

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There’s a reason why our website is the best Carlsbad Real Estate Search Website and as you use our site to help you in your search you will see why. There are many communities and neighborhoods to pick from and when you’re ready for some professional real estate advice then give us a call so we can assist. We can answer any questions that you have concerning buying a home or condo in Carlsbad.

Contact The Lewis Team today – your Carlsbad Real Estate Experts!

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Feb. 9, 2017

Valley Center House Value Check

Valley Center House Value Check

Valley Center in North County Inland San Diego is in the 92082 zip code. Valley Center is one of the most northeast communities in San Diego County and is a rural area with homes with large lots and a good Valley Center Home Valuesamount of acreage. There are many ranches and farms in Valley Center as well as fruit orchards. If you’re looking for a large home on a large tract of land at a reasonable price for San Diego standards then this may be an area to check out.

Valley Center is north of Escondido, west of Hellhole Canyon Preserve, south of Pauma Valley and east of Hidden Meadows and Welk Resorts. There are 2 casinos in easy driving distance from Valley Center, Harrah’s Resort and Pala Casino Spa and Resort. Lake Wohlford is in the southern most part of Valley Center. The community of Valley Center is east of Highway 15 and just north of Route 78.

Are you interested in knowing the value of your Valley Center home? We have a great House Value Tool that will give you a quick home value of your Valley Center Real Estate. Many of my clients like it better than the Zillow Zestimate. They say it has more accurate data and is more thorough and complete. My Valley Center House Value Checker will show you all of the comparable properties that it uses when calculating your home’s value. That way you can reference which properties the Valley Center House Value Calculator is using.  Why not try it? It’s FREE.

San Diego Home Value ToolEven if you’re not selling your home in San Diego County right now it’s important to know where your home is on the home value chart. For most people their home is the most expensive and important asset they own. Every once in a while, usually quarterly, I will look at my 401k and other investments to see where they are at. Keeps me in the loop on where my investments are and allows me to make any changes I need to stay on track. Knowing your home’s value is one of those quarterly, if not yearly checks that I believe is a good idea.

If you are considering selling your home in the next 6 to 12 months now is the time to get a free home value analysis. We would also suggest that you take advantage of our on-site “CMA” Comparative Market Analysis. This is where Mike and Dawn will do a full professional value check of your Valley Center Home. We will spend some time with you over the phone asking you important questions about your home like; condition, improvements, additions and other value related questions about your home. We will then compare your property to other homes in your Valley Center neighborhood that are similar to yours. We will make a list of active homes on the market, homes in escrow and sold homes in Valley Center to come up with the proper valuation of your home. This is something a computer generated report just can’t do, and it’s 100% accurate because it’s a snapshot of the current real estate market in your neighborhood specific to your home. We offer this for free because having an accurate home value from a local real estate expert is priceless. We also want to make sure you know the real value of your Valley Center Real Estate. 

During this visit we can also give you suggestions on improving your home for the sale, what to tidy up, what to paint if needed, staging advice and so much more. We would also be at your disposal for any real estate questions you have, and we would also enjoy meeting you.

Valley Center House Value Check

Valley Center Real Estate Blog

Valley Center Real Estate

Search for Homes in Valley Center        Search for Condos in Valley Center 

Buying or selling a home in Valley Center, give The Lewis Team a call today! We would love to help!

We’re your Valley Center Real Estate Experts

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