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Jan. 22, 2020

One Bedroom Condo for Sale in the Heart of Mission Valley

One Bedroom Condo for Sale in the Heart of Mission Valley

Remodeled One Bedroom Single Level Condo in Mission Plaza Complex

Beautiful 1 bedroom 1 bath 648 square feet remodeled condo in centrally located Mission Plaza. Open layout with gorgeous laminate floors throughout. Kitchen features dark cabinets, tiled backsplash, granite counter tops with eat at bar & stainless steel appliances. Bathroom has also been fully upgraded with floor to ceiling tile/tub combo, new glass shower doors, new plumbing fixtures & new white vanity with granite countertop. Huge bedroom with tons of closet space. Enjoy your private patio complete with storage closet.

Mission Plaza 1 Bedroom Condo

Mission Valley in Coastal San Diego is close to shopping, dining, freeways, downtown, beaches, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and lots of things that San Diego is known for. This will sell FAST in this low inventory market. Call Dawn right away!!!!

Price $319,900

  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1
  • Square Feet 648
  • Year Built 1981

6009 Rancho Mission Rd 107 San Diego CA 92108

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Jan. 22, 2020

Hot Real Estate Market in 2020

Hot Real Estate Market in 2020

Hot Real Estate Market with Low Inventory for 2020 in San Diego County

From the looks of the real estate market in late 2019 and early 2020 the market is going to be very busy this year. There are lots of buyers and not enough homes in San Diego for sale which is an indication of a seller’s market and lots of competition for buyers. My advice is to get out there early and start looking now while interest rates are low, come spring and summer the completion from other buyers may push the market into a feeding frenzy. 

Here are the latest statistics of the San Diego market from December 2019.

In 2019 home prices were up again in most markets. Buyer demand continues to be strong but with lukewarm seller activity still in many locations, total sales are lower than they would normally be in a more balanced market. While up from their recent lows a few months ago, mortgage rates end the year close to three-quarters of a percent lower than a year ago, helping to improve affordability and offset rising home prices. 

Closed Sales increased 7.7 percent for detached homes and 33.9 percent for attached homes. Pending Sales increased 11.6 percent for detached homes and 26.5 percent for attached homes. Inventory decreased 40.1 percent for detached homes and 26.6 percent for attached homes. The Median Sales Price was up 6.7 percent to $665,000 for detached homes and 6.2 percent to $440,000 for attached homes. Days on Market decreased 12.5 percent for detached homes and 10.5 percent for attached homes. 

Inventory of homes for sale in San Diego 2019 2020

Supply decreased 41.7 percent for detached homes and 28.6 percent for attached homes. If you look at the chart and look at the monthly data highlighted with green you will see that there were large numbers of inventory in the beginning of the year in 2019 and month after month they inventory shriveled up. The number of homes on the market going into 2020 is at anemic levels. There are 1.4 months of inventory for detached homes and 1.5 months inventory for attached homes.

With low mortgage rates, low unemployment, and continued wage growth, home buyer activity is expected to remain healthy into the New Year. New home construction in San Diego County has been on the rise in 2019 and is expected to continue into 2020, but many experts note that the country is still not building enough new units to quench demand. It remains to be seen whether existing homeowners will be enticed to sell by higher home prices in San Diego, which could finally bring the overall housing market into greater balance.

So far the first 22 days of 2020 have been very busy and if these first 3 weeks are any indication of what the San Diego real estate market will be like in 2020 we are in for a busy year. In an election year we will usually see some slowing down of real estate transactions due to the uneasiness of the election cycle. I think with the Trump impeachment being in the headlines for so long and the fact that it’s just about over the general public is getting more and more immune to headline news, especially politics, affecting their real estate goals.

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Jan. 20, 2020

Can I Buy a Home in San Diego for Under $500,000 in 2020?

Can I Buy a Home in San Diego for Under $500,000 in 2020?

Affordable homes for sale in San Diego California in 2020

I work with buyers in all price ranges. I work with buyers looking for homes and condos with a purchase price anywhere from $200,000 dollars to well over $1 million dollars. San Diego has a wide diversity of real estate and with that comes a wide variety of list prices for homes that are for sale. I’m often asked why real estate in San Diego is so expensive. My answer is simple; it’s a very desirable place to live. I can get into the list of why San Diego is such a desirable place to live but that would be good for a different blog post. Let’s just agree that San Diego is a desirable location and because of that real estate is expensive when compared to most other places in the United States.

I’m currently working with a buyer that has a max purchase price of $500,000. This purchase price can buy a small home in some areas of the county or a condo with an HOA. This specific buyer needs a minimum 3 bedroom 1 bath home or condo and prefers that it has at least 2 full baths. In the year 2020 in some areas of San Diego this is possible but there is a lot of competition. This scenario falls into the first time home buyer or small condo upgrade buyer.  

I created some quick search links below to show properties under $500,000 available for sale. I will then explain the findings of each of the searches. I’m going to exclude properties that are in the outskirts of San Diego County like Borrego Springs, Pine Valley, Pauma Valley and the like. Most buyers working in the more populated areas of the county will generally not look to buy a home in these areas due to a commute that is not something they’re willing to do.

Homes for sale in San Diego under $500,000

3 Bedroom 1 Bath Homes in San Diego under $500,000

3 Bedroom 2+ Bath Homes in San Diego under $500,000

Homes in San Diego for sale under $500,000 dollars

While doing these searches in January of 2020, there are 248 homes under $500,000, 24 homes 3 Bedrooms with 1 bath and 96 homes with 3 Bedrooms with 2+ baths. If I include all areas of San Diego County including the outskirts of the county there are 385 homes under $500,000 on the market. So if you’re looking to purchase a single family detached home in San Diego County it’s definitely possible in 2020. As prices rise in San Diego over time the under $500,000 homes will be harder and harder to find.

So what homes are available for sale under $500,000? This varies from fixer uppers to completely remodeled and flipped properties. There are actually some really nice 3 bedroom 2 bath homes in San Diego for under $500,000. With 3.5% down and using current interest rates this should put your monthly payment somewhere around $3,100 which would include, principal, interest, taxes and insurance. I will tell you that this price range is extremely competitive and most of these properties will have multiple offers on them. So getting an offer accepted may be challenging. Having your loan in order and writing an offer as soon as it hits the market is very important to get your offer accepted.

Location, location, location is something you hear a lot in real estate. So where are these homes that are priced under $500,000? Well without going too far out into the north and east boarders of the county I see many of them in areas like; El Cajon, Spring Valley, Escondido, San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside, National City, San Ysidro, Otay Mesa, Chula Vista, Lemon Grove, Logan Heights and others. 

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Jan. 12, 2020

6049 Rancho Mission #101 San Diego CA 92108

6049 Rancho Mission #101 San Diego CA 92108

2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo in Mission Valley

Charming 2bd/2bth, dual master, 931 sq ft ground level condo in highly desirable Mission Plaza complex in East Mission Valley. Spacious open floor plan with laminate & tile flooring throughout. Great size kitchen with brand new stainless steel appliances, lots of cabinets that open up into dining/living room area. Large sliders lead you to your private patio area with outside storage unit. 

Community has pool, tennis courts, laundry and more! Complex is centrally located to restaurants, schools, public transportation, etc. Don’t miss out on this real estate in Coastal San Diego.

Mission Plaza Condo

6049 Rancho Mission #101 San Diego CA 92108

  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Square Feet 931
  • Year Built 1981

Asking price $365,000

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Jan. 10, 2020

La Mesa Fixer Upper

La Mesa Fixer Upper

4 Bedroom Fixer in La Mesa San Diego

La Mesa hilltop fixer is a short distance to Spring Street. This home is a fixer but with so much potential and million dollar panoramic views. Could be an amazing 4 bedroom plus den / 3 bath, 3,282 sq ft home or split house into 2 dwellings with downstairs being an ADU. It's all set up and waiting for the right buyer. 2 car attached garage. Upstairs is Family room, dining room, kitchen, 3 BR/2 Bath downstairs is family room, 2 bedroom 1 bath & could add a kitchen easy.

4316 Avon Drive La Mesa CA 91941

  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3
  • Square Feet 3,282
  • Year Built 1961

Price $619,000

Fixer Upper in La Mesa

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Dec. 31, 2019

North Pacific Beach Condo for Sale

North Pacific Beach Condo for Sale

Turquoise Street Studio Walk to the Beach

Charming 2nd floor studio in prime location of North Pacific Beach in the Pacific Shores complex. Open floorplan with remodeled kitchen featuring tiled floors, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances & lots of cabinets. Unit comes with 1 underground parking spot. Building has great amenities with on-site laundry, swimming pool & more. Great location close to shopping, entertainment & the beach!

One of the lowest priced condos in Pacific Beach and Coastal San Diego. Don’t miss your opportunity to own something in North PB just south of La Jolla. Location on this unit can’t be beat. Call us today for a private showing and additional information.

  • Beds – Studio
  • Baths – 1 
  • Sq Ft - 460
  • Year Built - 1980

North Pacific Beach Studio for Sale

Price - $320,000

840 Turquoise St 217 San Diego CA 92109

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Dec. 7, 2019

Big Block Real Estate Agents in San Diego

Big Block Real Estate Agents in San Diego

Top Real Estate Agents and Team with Big Block Realty

The Big Block Realty Real Estate Agents with The Lewis Team would love to help you with any real estate questions concerning buying San Diego Real Estate and selling San Diego Real Estate. With well over 50 years combined experience and thousands of homes sold you can count on The Lewis Team as your Big Block Real Estate Agents.

We have countless 5 star reviews on many of the review and social media site from past clients and would love to show you just how good we really are. Our team of real estate professionals can help you in every area of San Diego County and we have experts ready to go for all communities and locations. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell in Coastal San Diego, North County San Diego, East County San Diego or South Bay San Diego we are here to help.

Big Block Realty is one of the fastest growing real estate companies in the country and is one of the best choices for representation in San Diego County and Southern California for that matter. We can help you with single family detached homes, condos, town homes, multi-family homes like duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes and land. If you’re a first time home buyer or an experienced investor then look no further than The Lewis Team at Big Block.

Big Block Agents in San Diego

Are you looking for a VA property in San Diego? Are you on active duty and getting stationed in San Diego at one of the many Marine Corps or Naval Bases here? Are you a US Military Veteran looking to buy or sell real estate? If you answered yes to these questions then you will definitely want to work with us. We have helped hundreds of military and their families with real estate and some of our agents/brokers are military veterans themselves. 

There are many choices when looking for a real estate agent. A local real estate team at a local real estate brokerage is by far the best way to go. Local knowledge and experience can’t be beat by choosing a San Diego based company and team to help you. Larger, less local agents at huge brokerages just can’t give you the personalized local 1 on 1 experience that we can.

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Dec. 7, 2019

La Costa Condo for Sale

La Costa Condo for Sale

2 Bedroom Casa Grande unit in Carlsbad CA

Gorgeous 2 bedroom 2.5 bathroom 1,080 square foot condo in the La Costa neighborhood of Carlsbad 92009. Open floor plan with beautiful kitchen featuring quartz counters, mosaic glass back splash, stainless steel appliances, eat at bar & a separate dining area to entertain. Laminate floors flow throughout the entire home. Dual sliders to access the large, spacious, private patio. Upstairs are two master suites both with upgraded bathroom vanities & tiled showers. Larger master suite comes with 2 closets & access to its own balcony! Full size washer and dryer.

Enjoy everything the community of Carlsbad has to offer. This North County Coastal location is an easy drive to local San Diego beaches and freeways but yet has the desirable location of the much sought after La Costa location. Close to shopping, dining, parks and so much more. Contact The Lewis Team at Big Block Realty to find out more today!

2349 Altisma Way Unit B Carlsbad CA 92009

Carlsbad CA condo for Sale Dawn Lewis

Priced at $429,000 - $450,000

  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2.5
  • Sq Ft 1,080
  • Year Built 1976

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Dec. 5, 2019

Fletcher Hills Real Estate for Sale

Fletcher Hills Real Estate for Sale

El Cajon 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Home for Sale

Come enjoy stunning panoramic mountain views from this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath 2,220 sq ft, Fletcher Hills home in El Cajon 92020.  Multiple huge balconies and decks throughout to take full advantage of these amazing views! Spacious floor plan with separate living & dining room. Great room concept kitchen, family room & breakfast area with huge deck facing east. Master suite is extra-large with its own separate sitting room featuring a fireplace & 2 decks; 1 private & 1 with mountain views. Lower level also has large wrap around deck.

Fletcher Hills House for Sale

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  • Bedrooms 3
  • Baths 2.5
  • Sq Ft 2,220
  • Year Built 1966

1000 Eastside Rd El Cajon CA 92020

Price $679,000

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Nov. 25, 2019

Sweetwater Place New Homes in Spring Valley

Sweetwater Place New Homes in Spring Valley

New Homes for Sale in Spring Valley San Diego CA

Built by kbHOME the Sweetwater Place new home community has 3 floorplans to choose from. Priced from $564,990 – $596,990 and convenient access to Highways 94 and 125 and a short drive to Cuyamaca College. This new home community in East County San Diego is near camping, fishing and hiking at Sweetwater Summit Regional Park and just minutes to the historic Bancroft Ranch House Museum. Sweetwater Place has a proposed community park with ampitheater, tot lot and picnic areas.

Sweetwater Place Residence One

Sweetwater Place Spring Valley Real Estate Residence One

Floor Plan Highlights

  • Priced from $564,990
  • Stories 2
  • Square Footage 1854 sq ft
  • Bedrooms 4 - 5
  • Baths 2.5
  • Garage 2 Car

Walk-in closet at master bath, Expansive great room, Large kitchen pantry, Whirlpool® appliances, ENERGY STAR® certified homes verified by third–party inspector

Sweetwater Place Residence Two

Sweetwater Place Spring Valley Real Estate Residence Two

Floor Plan Highlights

  • Priced from $579,990
  • Stories 2
  • Square Footage 1975 sq ft
  • Bedrooms 4 - 5
  • Baths 3
  • Garage 2 Car

Downstairs bedroom with full bath, spacious loft, convenient upstairs laundry, Moen® faucets throughout, ENERGY STAR® certified homes verified by third–party inspector

Sweetwater Place Residence Three

Sweetwater Place Spring Valley Real Estate Residence Three

Floor Plan Highlights

  • Priced from $596,990
  • Stories 2
  • Square Footage 2095 sq ft
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Baths 3
  • Garage 2 Car

Private side entry door, downstairs bedroom with full bath, spacious great room, upstairs laundry, ENERGY STAR® certified homes verified by third–party inspectorEvergreen Nursery in Spring Valley new site of Sweetwater Place new homes by KB Home

This new home project in San Diego is located at the old Evergreen Nursery that used to be at this location. The address is 10664 Busch St. Spring Valley, CA 91978. It’s conveniently located very close to shopping and dining and should be a project that sells quickly. If you interested in buying one of these new properties or would like more information then please contact us for more information.

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