San Diego Real Estate Insider

San Diego real estate market trends, valuable news about short sales, including foreclosure information in the San Diego county plus much more.

July 10, 2017

Your San Diego Realtor Reveals 5 Home Staging Tips to Sell Fast

A new home is a fresh start. Help your potential buyers project their vision into the home you’re selling and the next thing you know there’ll be a handshake, smiles and a swag dance behind the closed door. However you want to go about home staging, what you basically want to convey to your prospects is:

This home is clean, functional, easily livable and comfortable.

Tour your home like a prospect would and consider these thoughtful, low-cost touches.

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July 10, 2017

Prepare House for Sale in San Diego: Best Home Improvement Projects

Some prep work before you list your home for sale in San Diego can make your life easier in many ways. It can speed up the selling process and achieve a higher selling price. It can also bring you some enjoyment in the results before the sale is set in motion. Like with any investment, you want your home improvement projects to bring you the biggest return. And those projects are…

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Jan. 23, 2016

753 Diamond Street

Come see this new listing just steps from the sand in Pacific Beach.  This fully turn key unit has NO HOA, and a fully paid for solar system.  The inside is turn key, upgraded stianless appliances, granite counters, two car garage and in a very coveted location of Pacific Beach close to dining and entertainment.  Checkout of video below and please subscribe to our youtube channel to stay connected with new updates on the market and all things San Diego Real Estate related.

Posted in San Diego Coastal
Nov. 27, 2015

New Listing - 4686 Edgeware Road, Kensington

We are pleased to share our newest listing in one of San Diego's most popular communities, Kensington.  Many of the residents of Kensington enjoy the walking lifestyle and and charming main street district on Adams Ave. This complex is one of the only VA approved complexes in Kensington and comes with all the appliances and a $700 flooring credit so you can choose your preferred flooring type.  This listing won't last, contact us today to schedule a private showing.  $335,000


Aug. 22, 2015

Why should I live in Solana Beach?

Aug. 17, 2015

Why should I live in Encinitas?


July 26, 2015

JUST LISTED - 18372 Saint Etienne Lane, Rancho Bernardo

San Diego Home Sales - NEW LISTING - 18372 Saint Etienne Lane, Rancho Bernardo, CA 

Price $1,299,000

Gorgeous home in a highly sought after private gated community, Vezelay, situated on a quarter acre lot. Much attention to detail from the inlaid floors to the gorgeous chefs kitchen with spotless GE profile appliances, gracious formal dining room, French doors to tranquil inner courtyard and a spacious theater room. Large master suite is conveniently located on first floor with easy access the fabulous yard with a full outdoor kitchen and vegetable garden. Large three car garage with epoxy coated floors for all your vehicles and equipment. The impeccable interior condition is move in ready. A close golf cart ride to the Rancho Bernardo Inn which offers a wide range of activities for resort club members including pool, golf, dining and more.

Link to MLS Listing

For More Information Please Contact:

Drew Schulte
San Diego Home Sales
BRE# 01810772

March 17, 2015

San Diego Land Loans

Did you know you can get a loan on Vacant Land? US Bank has a great program (as well as construction loans):


· Conventional mortgage financing 

· 20-30% down payment required

· 3/1 ARM – 30 year amortization 

· No prepayment penalties 

· Construction contract not required to purchase vacant lot. 

· Construction loan financing available, current equity in vacant lot may be used to secure financing for construction build. 

· Simultaneous vacant lot loan and construction loan closings available.


A side note: they typically go up to $500,000; but they can exceed this value up to a $3 million lot with credit/income approval.

This offers a great opportunity to build your dream home!


Call us for more information at 858-205-9131 or or Nikki Campbell with US Bank: 619-550-7541

Jan. 9, 2015

Pacific Beach 1971

Here is Pacific Beach in 1971 during the construction of the iconic Capri by the Sea development.  This would have also been a good time to buy property in San Diego, but now we have some of the lowest rates we have seen in a while and if you buy now you can fix those rates for 30 years.  Imagine if you bought in 1971...your loan would have been paid off!  Take advantage of low rates and please let us know if you would like to discuss purchasing a property for investment purposes or a lifestyle change.

Photo: Vintage San Diego

Posted in San Diego Coastal
Dec. 12, 2014

Happy Holidays

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Tis the season for food, family and spreading good cheer! All of us at San Diego Home Sales want to wish you and yours a warm and safe holiday season.  


We are available through the holidays and look forward to helping you find your accomplish you real estate goals in 2015!


Happy Holidays!


David Johnson

Melissa Jackson

Robert Bonham

Kent Richardson

Drew Schulte

Joe Lukasik