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This was a great house but was just outdated and it needed repairs that would have prevented it from being sold to a retail buyer on a loan.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, bathrooms, flooring, tile, windows, 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. 

New Clairemont Project and 2019 San Diego Market Update

New Clairemont Project and 2019 San Diego Market Update

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The 2019 San Diego Real Estate market is warming up with the weather. After a brutal holiday season and price reductions of up to $50,000 in Clairemont,  we are finally seeing an improvement. We officially shifted to a buyers market in San Diego over the holidays. November and December inventory was up to 75 houses for sale in 92117. There was a real lack of buyers and agents were dropping prices everywhere. I seem to think some of this was caused by the interest rate increases last year.

 

Things are better now, the overpriced listings are gone, sellers are realistic now for the most part and inventory is down to 34 Active homes as of today! Here is an outdated house in Clairemont we just bought directly from the beneficiaries of a Trust. They sold directly to us and did not have to repair anything or pay real estate agents $40,000! If the house needs work and is going to sell at a discount anyway, why pay agents when a cash home buyer who flips houses like me is going to be your buyer anyway? 

 

The 2019 San Diego real estate market can sustain as long as we don’t see any more interest rate hikes. I hope the Fed learned their lesson last year. Prices have reached high unaffordability levels so we cannot raise rates now without impacting the market. I predict a shorter Spring selling season this year and then conditions could move back into a buyers market this summer as sales slow back down. Real Estate investors in San Diego should take caution and realize that we are entering an extended flat period where prices will not continue to keep going up at the previous pace. Many house flippers in San Diego lost money from purchases they made in 2018 when the market slowed down. We are not predicting a big crash but rather a small pull back followed by an extended flat period. Stay tuned for more updates on our new Clairemont project!

 

Modern Farmhouse Rough In

Modern Farmhouse Rough In

 

This big fully permitted Modern Farmhouse remodel in Oceanside is now well underway. We moved a lot of walls around and are doing major structural changes to convert this dated 5 bedroom, 3 bath into an open concept floor plan 4 bedroom, 2 bath with huge 9′ island kitchen and expansive master suite upstairs.

The style is “Modern Farmhouse” where we will run an all White and Black color theme with some industrial fixtures and gold hardware. Inside paint colors will also be all white with warm wood floors to anchor the space. Extensive use of subway tile and white shaker will complete the look, wait until you see the unique industrial pendant lights we are dropping over the island.

This is Part 1 which got us through the demo, permitting, rough framing, mechanical upgrades, central air, roof, insulation and drywall. Notice the awesome Shed Dormers I designed on the roof which gives it the Agrarian look we are going for.

This style is hot right now in LA and North County San Diego so it will be exciting to leave this mark on the hip South Oceanside neighborhood for years to come. Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss the final video to see how it comes out!

Spanish Duplex Finished

Spanish Duplex Finished

Sell your house in San Diego? That is what the old owner of this run down duplex did. She is a CPA and held this as a long term rental, it just didn’t get the maintenance it needed over the years. We made it very easy and fair with a quick cash sale. The team just wrapped up this Super Cute Spanish Style Duplex remodel yesterday near SDSU. This was a total renovation from top to bottom with all new windows, stucco, roof, electrical, plumbing, paint, flooring, kitchens, baths, fencing and concrete.

I really love the big unit with the fireplace and coved ceilings. I stayed true to the Spanish Style architecture with the white interior paint and distressed darker hardwoods and then popped the cabinets grey to contrast the walls. White stucco outside was also a classic choice. Subway tile in the kitchens completed the look, very pleased with the end result. The obvious choice would have been white shaker cabinets but my supplier was out of stock so we went with grey but it looked great and enabled us to do all white walls so its easy to touch up being a rental property.

We buy a lot of houses in San Diego and remodel them. If you want to sell your house as-is for cash please contact us. We are the most experienced cash home buyer in town and have been purchasing fixer-uppers for 15 years. We can usually pay more than other “We Buy Houses” guys because we are licensed general contractors and do the work ourselves.  Thanks for all my sub contractors and team members who worked hard to bring this to the finish line!

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Mid Century / Modern Remodel Imperial Beach

Mid Century / Modern Remodel Imperial Beach

Another Green Button Homes redesigned and updated house hitting the market today. I couldn’t be more pleased with our design and how true we stayed to the original concept. This great house in the popular Seaside Point neighborhood in Imperial beach is now For Sale at $659,000-$679,000. The clean white stucco, looming dark grey overhangs, and low pitch roof are classic MCM.

Warm horizontal wood accents on the exterior adds texture and with the awning style bathroom windows and accent color frosted glass front door it really completes such a crispy yet dramatic look. Inside we reversed the normal color palette and went white on the walls and grey on trims.

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Exterior colors: Body is Behr Nano White HDC-MD-06. Trim is Behr Cordite Grey HDC-MD-28. Front door is Behr Mermaid Net 480F-4. Horizontal wood is clear Redwood with Cabot Gold Moonlit Mahogany satin stain.

Interior colors:  Walls are Behr Nano White HDC-MD-06, Trims are Behr Euro Grey PPU25-17.

Imperial Beach Progress

Imperial Beach Progress

The Imperial Beach remodel is almost done as we near the 4-week mark, we are shooting for staging and pictures next Friday so we can get it on the market for sale. Spring selling season has officially begun in San Diego, once we get past the Super Bowl there are usually buyers out in full force so our timing is great with this one.

IMG_20180207_122128871I am playing off the Mid Century Modern theme here a little while still keeping the inside somewhat safe. You can see the awning style windows for the bathrooms and all my horizontal redwood fence and accents which have yet to be stained darker Mahogany. I went with White on the exterior paint color with dark grey for the big overhangs. We still will bring in an accent color for the frosted glass front door and new sod in a few days to complete the curb appeal. Everyone has been stopping and giving us compliments on the horizontal wood.

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I flipped my normal inside colors this time. All the walls are White and trims (doors, casings, baseboards) are Grey including cabinetry. Black hardware completes the slick look. The appliances are even Black Stainless Steel. It’s going to look very cool and different. I went with the off white quartz countertops leaving a 12″ overhang and a zero radius under mount single bowl stainless sink. Yet to be installed is the big 4X16 White Ceramic Subway Backsplash with grey grout and the 2 Modern Pendants lights.

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The bathroom tile jobs are underway. All New Hall bath features reclaimed porcelain wood-look back wall and crispy 4″ X 10″ White Ceramic Subway sides. In the master bathroom we changed the tub to a shower and keeping it clean with 12 X 24 Carrera look tiles on the back wall and floors, with huge 6″ X 18″ White Ceramic Subway sides. I didn’t spring for real Carrera Marble because its expensive and requires a lot of upkeep, plus its very slippery for the floor. Like most new style of tile now this is also porcelain. Stay tuned to see this completed project next weekend and let me know if there is a house in your neighborhood we can flip!