Mission Heights Is Done!

Mission Heights Is Done!

We finished the project and it is now on the market for sale. What a unique blend of new materials and the trendy current blue/grey color scheme. I couldn’t be happier with the way everything came together and I am sure its going to make someone very happy as their new home! The aluminum half-round gutters tied in perfectly to the mailbox and goose neck porch light. These professional realtor pics are shot in HDR, see my cel phone pics below on previous posts for the real cabinet blue color. The neighbors are also so happy:)

New San Marcos Purchase

New San Marcos Purchase

We just opened escrow on this San Marcos fixer upper. I originally saw this property back in October when the seller called me on a referral from another house we bought. His contractor ran off and left him with an unfinished remodel. When he found out how much it would cost to finish the job correctly and then pay a real estate agent to sell it. he opted to just sell it as-is to me. I paid cash and covered all his closing costs and the best part was this is a For Sale By Owner so there were no Realtors for him to pay.   

There were permits pulled with the city and most of the inspections completed but the contractor tried to extort more money before finishing it and everything ended up in dispute. My plan is to clean up the yard, build a fence, paint it in and out and call for Final Inspection. It already has a new kitchen and bathrooms so we will just wrap up whats already been started and not try to reinvent the wheel on this one. 

Big Progress Mission Heights

Big Progress Mission Heights

We got a great start on the project, the new driveway and retaining wall are done, brand new 30- year roof in the color Estate Grey and we redid the board and batten siding so it will look sharp when we paint the exterior.

It was really tough picking the exterior colors this time. I have been wanting to do a Navy Blue or Blue/Grey exterior since its popular now. Blue/Grey is the trend color for 2020. There was a house 1 block over that another investor painted blue, he really missed the mark and we even had neighbors telling us how much they hated it. I ended up putting 10 samples up and finally decided on a James Hardie Siding color called Evening Blue JH70-30. We got it in Behr at Home Depot, its in their computer.

The Navy Blue and Blue/Grey home design trend is really hot this year. We changed cabinet vendors to a custom supplier and they are actually made right here in San Diego and not China! I love spending money locally given the chance, additionally we got to pick the cabinet colors. I went with Benjamin Moore’s Mozart Blue BM 1665 for the lower cabinets in this kitchen to continue with the blue/grey theme. 

Serra Mesa Remodel Done!

Serra Mesa Remodel Done!

Just wrapped up this big Serra Mesa project to finish out the year. Couldn’t really be worse timing to put a house on the market in December but with all the new jobs in University City from the new Amazon Tech Headquarters, all surrounding areas are selling.

The open concept with big island kitchen really makes the house. We did the quartz counter tops again with a waterfall on the island for a dramatic touch. Matte black hardware and plumbing trim throughout looks very sharp and gives a good contrast to the white cabinetry.

Believe it or not beige and neutral paint colors are coming back. Combined with Navy Blue accents this is the new trend for 2020 in home design. I got so sick of seeing grey walls, glad to change it up.

 

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Interior: Walls SW 7568 Neutral Ground, Trim HDC-MD-06 Nano White

Front door: HC-143 Wythe Blue

Exterior: Body SW 7008 Alabaster White, Facia and Shutters SW 7642 Paverstone

Big Transformation in Serra Mesa

Big Transformation in Serra Mesa

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Getting started on a great house we just purchased in Serra Mesa, San Diego. It’s funny to say I am excited about this I know, the property has seen years of neglect and deferred maintenance but I have a vision and will enjoy creating this old rental house into a really nice home for a new family to enjoy for years to come!

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We are throwing a complete remodel at this home. I bought it “as-is” directly from the out-of-state owner and helped him with relocating the long time tenants.

The first thing I did was remove all these nasty juniper trees so we can replace the entire roof with all new sheeting, rafter tails and facia. I take pride in doing things right.

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We are projecting about 5 weeks to do this complete remodel. I do a really good job only using specialized sub contractors for each individual trade, no handyman tile jobs here! Stay tuned and we are always looking to buy houses in San Diego.

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Clairemont Remodel Hits the Market

Clairemont Remodel Hits the Market

We wrapped up the flip of this Clairemont house in San Diego last week and its on the market and ready for a new family! This is a really good and quiet street in Northwest Clairemont with easy freeway access to both the 52 and I-5. We completely transformed this property over the past few months after buying it from 2 siblings who inherited the property.

This was a great house but was just outdated and it needed repairs that would have prevented it from being sold to a retail buyer on a loan. Since we paid cash and bought it as-is, the sellers avoided paying real estate agent commissions. We even covered the closing costs. The whole team is really happy with the results!

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We did complete cosmetic remodel including new paint in and out, kitchen, flooring, doors, and fixtures. The kitchen came out great with 2 tone Shaker style cabinets, and we did with dark grey on the lowers and white up top. Quartz counter tops everywhere will provide years of easy maintenance. Matching grey Shaker vanities in both bathrooms. For the back splash we tried the beveled white subway for the first time and it looks clean. My favorite parts are the cool front porch and the huge bonus room with fireplace on the back.