Real Estate prices have jumped in this complex, my exit price projection based on comparable sales was only $430,000 when I bought it. It’s on the market now and all redone for $499,000-$549,000 MLS# 220012628 and in the award winning Poway Unified School District. This is the second-best school district in the San Diego area and 14th best in California for those of you looking for good schools in San Diego. Listed with Atkin Homes. We had 6 showings yesterday and don’t see a problem getting what we want for this great townhome in Rancho Penasquitos. Stay tuned!
Our newly completed Allied Gardens bungalow is so cute! We are certainly loving the transformation on this house flipping project. This unique property with great elevation is located on a very private and quiet Allied Gardens street with surrounding views. The inviting front porch just makes you want to take a seat and relax after work while seeing your neighbors out and about walking their dogs. The vertical large house numbers and the horizontal porch rail design gives it a beachy coastal vibe. Just listed for $899,900 and now on the market. MLS# 220011058
The front door color is SW 7701 Cavern Clay. This is a play on a traditional red front door but modernized to fit our palette. Leaning more terra cotta, it has brown undertones and really went well with the existing brown roof. Keep in mind these real estate photos are shot in HDR. In person this color is not so orange.
My accent siding choice is SW 7046 Anonymous. It also is a greyish-brown to tie into the brown roof. This is my first time using this Sherwin Williams color on a house we bought to flip, I wanted something bold for this siding panel and it makes a great statement. Picking exterior house colors to go with a brown roof can be tricky, I am very happy with what we pulled off here.
We really made this floorplan work by opening up the wall and rearranging the kitchen layout with a small island, walking into this home you would never feel it is only just over 1000 square feet. The original kitchen had the sink in the corner under the window, this definitely wasn’t going to work so we moved it to the island along with the dishwasher as our only choice.
Tons of light comes in and makes this space feel very welcoming. I went lighter than we normally do also on the waterproof flooring material to make the space feel larger. Using a LVP material or waterproof flooring allows us to seamlessly run the flooring through the wet area being the kitchen. We even managed to squeeze in a pantry with the new configuration as well as leave a generous allowance of space for a dining room table.
Hooray, after multiple offers we opened escrow with a military family and the house is now sold! Congrats to the new owners who were VA Loan buyers. A lot of investors here in San Diego and house flippers hesitate to accept a VA financed offer. The real estate agent representing this VA Buyer did a good job so we went with them and crossed our fingers.
VA appraisals can be strict sometimes but I wanted to sell to this buyer because we had other military families all living right around the property from what I observed. They offered $802k and I knew it would likely not appraise as the highest comps were around $770,000.
Home values in San Diego have been increasing around $10k a month but this appraiser did not give me a penny over the last sale of $770k. Any time a VA appraisal comes in short it gets sent to an online portal called Tidewater. Here, you have an opportunity to rebut the low appraisal and try and get it bumped up. It all worked out, the buyer chipped in an extra $10,000 out of their pocket and we ate $22,000 so the final sales price was $780,000.
Still an awesome deal and I am happy to make a dream come true for a military family. On to the next house!
We just wrapped up a really nice remodel here in San Diego down South near Mexico in Otay Mesa. This is a great entry level neighborhood and a good choice for military or anyone wanting to be close to the border or Imperial Beach without spending a million bucks. We listed at $769,900.
I am so happy with how it came out, we did everything new from the windows to the flooring. It’s a 3 bedroom, 2 bath and the best part besides the awesome military neighbors is the direct access to the 7-acre Montgomery-Waller Community Park and Rec Center in the back yard. I kept the home design and colors very easy and safe.
The exterior stucco color is Sherwin Williams SW 6149 Relaxed Khaki. I love using this neutral color when we have an existing brown roof to work with. The trim outside is SW 7005 Pure White and the front door pop color is my favorite Behr 480F-4 Mermaid Net.
For the interior walls I have been using Sherwin Williams Drift Of Mist SW 9166. This is a great color but it can be tricky and show grey undertones depending on what kind of light you are getting in the rooms. If you have a sunny location it’s almost off-white with a hint of green. This property is a true winner, hurry before it is gone!
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Look at this new purchase we just made down near the Mexico/USA border in Otay Mesa! This house was a long term rental with a lot of deferred maintenance although it is on a great street with really good neighbors. I had been in disussions with this homeowner for quite a while and then when COVID hit (they actually got sick) the plans to sell the house were put on hold.
I always personally follow up with the leads we get. When you sell to us you deal with me personally through the whole transaction. Hundreds of San Diego homeowners have sold to me personally over the years. I have more experience navigating through the sale process than most real state agents. We always use a local escrow company that handle the transactions for us. These sellers appreciated my non-pushy nature and we finally struck a deal and closed the sale within 2 weeks with the tenant in place. Selling a house usually requires cleaning and fixing things as well as getting it vacant. In this case I acquired the tenants with the house and worked with them in a legal and ethical manner to relocate. In the case of this property, we paid $40,000 more than a competitor that solicited them! With 15 years of local homebuying experience, we are the most trusted choice for an easy home sale in San Diego with no realtors involved getting commissions.
Stay tuned for the remodel on this one and we appreciate referrals and are always looking to buy more houses in San Diego.
No sooner did this hit the market than we got multiple offers and it is now SOLD to the new owner. We got $860,000 which was way more than anticipated in the sellers market we are experiencing in San Diego. This was a massive project that took 2 months to remodel. We hauled off 9 dumpsters of debris from the property during the job. This was one of the best lots at the end of a private culdesac and coming in at nearly 1/3 of an acre.
We opened up this kitchen to make the most of our space. Clean white Shaker cabinets and quartz counterops were used per our normal package. I love the open shelving area next to the fridge and the abundance of white subway tile gives a real timeless look that wont go out of style. Home design trends for 2022 have leaned a little more modern, but I hesitate to follow so as to appeal to most homebuyers. We buy a lot of houses FSBO, For Sale By Owner to remodel and resell.
We bought this property directly from an out-of-state landlord who was tired of the tenants and lack of timely rent payments. We paid cash and took it “as-is” and it took almost a year to get things turned around.
The colors for this project were:
Exterior Siding: James Hardi Evening Blue
*special note. The pics are shot in HDR and do not accurately reflect this true color which is way darker and more of a grey/blue.
Exterior Trim: SW Pure White
Interior Walls: SW Drift of Mist
Interior Trim: SW Snowbound
We got our hands full with this remodel. I bought this property in Vista, CA directly from an out-of-state landlord, the tenant has been in this house for 15 years and has not paid rent in the last 2 years. We made the seller a good cash offer to buy the house considering the condition and situation, also agreeing to take over the headache with these tenants in default.
The seller was in a time crunch having identified a vacation cabin in Big Bear that they wanted to do a 1031 tax deferred exchange into. We closed in 1 week as-is and then introduced ourselves to these tenants and started the legal process of getting them relocated.
This may look overwhelming but it is essentially just a bunch of trash that needs to be cleaned up. Once we clean everything up we can start with the remodel as usual by getting styarted putting a new roof on. If you have a house that you want to sell in San Diego, we are the most trusted local homebuyer and would love to take a look.
We buy houses “as-is” and take care of all the transaction expenses using a local escrow company. With 17 years in the house flipping business, we have more experience than anyone in town and can assure you a very easy process of selling your unwanted home. Any conditon is o.k. and we love fixer uppers!
Another great home in the books for 2021! This remodel down in Imperial Beach was completed in 6 weeks and sold to an investor as a rental house oddly enough. Usually our remodeled homes sell to people who want to live in them, not as a rental house right out of the gate. This home buyer happened to have family nearby so he wanted something to rent out now and possibly move into later.
A long time landlord sold this house to us after searching for “who buys houses in San Diego.” After speaking with them we found out that the tenant had lived in this property for many years and had made a deal to do any repairs to the home in lieu of getting their rent increased. needless to say the home had a lot of deferred maintenance so this was a perfect fit for our homebuying criteria. Any time there are things that need to be fixed or old original kitchens from 1960 its time for a total makeover and full remodel.
Green Button Homes is the original “We Buy Houses” company in San Diego. We buy homes all over San Diego County, from as far North as Oceanside or Escondido and all the way down here to the Imperial Beach/Otay Mesa area. Selling your home to us is easy, we take houses as-is, pay all the closing costs and can even close with the tenant in place. Many homebuyers in San Diego will not buy a house with an existing tenant due to the eviction laws and tenants rights. In this case we closed on the property in 2 weeks and took the tenant and worked with them fairly to relocate.
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Exterior Paint Color: Behr 790C-3 Dolphin Fin
Interior Paint Color: SW 9166 Drift of Mist
Front Door Color: Behr Mermaid net 480F-4
It’s always fun to see the whole process after such a killer transformation. Here is a house flipping video I put together that shows what kind of love and care we put into this home over the 6-week remodel. The property is located in Serra Mesa, a San Diego centrally located neighborhood. We bought the house directly from a retiring landlord who simply wanted to cash out.
The house needed extensive repairs so we bought it “as-is” and he didn’t even have to pay realtor commissions. It is so rewarding to truly make such an impact on improving neighborhoods in the city we love. The white exterior color palette and the light wood accents are really on trend right now and our design came out just as imagined. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for future projects. Hope you enjoy!
We wrapped up what turned out to be my favorite house flipping project in Serra Mesa. I’ve bought and remodeled probably 5-6 in this neighborhood, but this one came out to perfection! No faster did the home hit the market for sale over the Labor Day weekend than we got multiple offers and it is now in escrow sold to a new buyer. Thanks to everyone who helped and made this transformation come to life! Keep us in mind for any fixer-upper “as-is” homes, we are always looking for a house to buy and transform into something special!
Exterior Paint Color: SW 7008 Alabaster
Interior Paint Color: SW 9166 Drift of Mist
Front Door Color: HDC-CL-18 Cellini Gold
Bamboo Woven Kitchen Pendant Lights: Urban Outfitters
After the demo we got started rebuilding the house with the most important part, retexturing. Having uneven or mismatched texture wont fly with me so we got everythis looking good. After the new roof went on we did dual pane windows and added new central air conditioning with all new ductwork.
Out front I decided to incorporate a private front yard by building a low horizontal wood fence and gate to add some privacy from the street. So the mailman won’t have to walk to your front door, I moved the mailbox to the front of the garage. I think we will xeriscape this front courtyard to make this little oasis maintenance free.
The old board and batten siding on this 70 year old home had seen it’s better days. We replaced the entire front and rear with James Hardi 7″ reveal horizontal siding. This will make the paint job come out perfect in leiu of spending hours sanding and filing the old wood siding.
The old cobble rock retaining wall near the sidewalk is replaced with a modern CMU block wall left raw intentionally. Tile jobs are getting started. I am staying with a sophisticated whire ceramic lareg format tile for the bathrooms. To keep the lines extra crisp i opted to run the pattern stcked, AKA “running bond” instead of a subway pattern. For this house I am going for an all white look, super mature, with no crazy pattern tiles or typical flipper greys.
You are not going to want to miss this total transformation! Stay tuned for the remodeling updates and thanks for following along. We are the most experienced and trusted San Diego house flipper and cash home buyer. We buy houses in all San Diego neighborhoods as-is and take them in any condition. What you see here is how they turn out when they go from old rental condition to something a new family will cherish for another 70 years. When selling a San Diego house to us you can expect a hassle-free transaction and remove all the uncertainty and expense of dealing with realtors.
We are happy to be in a little higher priced market working this summer with our new project. Serra Mesa is on the hill right above the old Qualcomm Stadium location and for those in the know it’s home of a billion dollar SDSU satellite campus location now with Aztek Stadium, something the Chargers seemed to never be able to pull off. We have remodeled a bunch of homes in this neighborhood and Serra Mesa is seeing some big time gentrification and is a solid bet for future growth in home prices. Serra Mesa home prices range from $850,000 to the high $900’s for little 3/2’s! We get to step up the design and materials on this one so its going to be a killer transformation.
You can see here the home is mostly original, we purchased this property from a tired landlord that simply wanted to cash out and retire. Even though the house was rented out, there was deferred maintenance issues but we bought it as-is. The seller benefited from an easy and fair sale without having a bunch of people through the home disturbing the tenants and didnt have to pay any realtor commissions or closing costs. Stay tuned for the complete remodel, we will make this house the shining star of the block and make all the nieghbors very happy!
We just wrapped up this 2021 house flip in the great San Diego neighborhood called Emerald Hills. This is one of the still semi-affordable neighborhoods left with prices in the mid 600’s. I had purchased this house directly from the homeowner who wanted to sell it without making ay repairs or paying realtor commissions. The remodel came out great as you can see. After listing for $650,000, this home went under contract and is now in escrow to a new owner. It’s a very rewarding to improve the neighborhoods and make a difference in the community we love and call home.
The design styles we picked for this project are meant to appeal to a large number of buyers. I did not want to get too specific or trendy and turn anyone away. When working within a budget it is critical to spend the money in the right places and not cut corners. Most house flippers in San Diego use flooring that costs close to $1.00 per square foot. We use water resistent wide plank and spend over $3.00 per square foor. All the interior doors and base boards are changed as well using a higher end single panel design instead of the less-expensive 6-panel door others use. I like the second driveway this house has and ability provided for boat or RV parking off street. You can even pull all the way back into the back yard if you want. We did new kitchen, bathrooms, flooring and paint to make this great home ready for a new family.
The design styles we picked for this project are meant to appeal to a large number of buyers. I did not want to get too specific or trendy and turn anyone away. I like the second driveway this house has and ability provided for boat or RV parking off street. You can even pull all the way back into the back yard if you want. We did new kitchen, bathrooms, flooring and paint to make this great home ready for a new family.
Green Button Homes is the original We Buy Houses company in San Diego. We have bought hundreds of houses directly from San Diegans and provided solutions to real estate problems and alternative home selling options for almost 20 years. If you have an unwanted rental house, inherited property or just want an easy hassle-free sale please contact us here on the website.
We buy houses in San Diego direct from homeowners like this one featured here. When selling a house as-is to us, there are no realtor fees or closing costs taken out of your home sale proceeds. In April we purchased this house direct from the homeowner and gave her time to find a new place, eventually even helping her with the move since she didn’t have any local help. This fixer upper house is located in the San Diego neighborhood of Encanto.
We will be doing a complete remodel on this property and bring it back to the market for a new family this summer. My plan is new kitchen, flooring, paint, bathrooms, landscaping and remove this security fence around the front yard. If you know of a fixer upper or house that needs some work please contact us. We buy houses in all San Diego neighborhoods and always looking for more projects. Stay tuned to see this remodel come to life!
I am so proud of what we have done with this project that just wrapped up today and is hitting the market for sale for $899.000. While this home is built in 1947, it’s not technically “historic” per se, but the neighborhood of Mission Cliff Gardens is second to none as far as history goes for San Diego Metro neighborhoods. Located in University Heights near Trolley Barn Park, this is one truly special pocket of homes, some of which overlook expansive Mission Valley.
The mid-century architecture on this home was all left intact so as not to alter the character. Casement windows, bold horizontal lines, big overhangs and horizontal wood siding all give this the Palm Springs vibe but in a million-dollar San Diego view location very close to downtown.
The exterior house colors are Sherwin Williams HGSW3282 Woodland Lichen for the body and Sherwin William HGSW3174 Lennox Hill Tan for the trim. These Sherwin Willams colors are from a new collection they did in partnership with HGTV and you can find the at Home Depot. The front door accent color is SW6606. The green body is very bold and makes a huge masculine statement in person. The satin sheen was perfect on our 70-year-old wood siding.
We kept the inside of this home mostly period correct and didnt even take out the original kitchen cabinets. Interior wall colors are SW9166 Drift of Mist which is our current favorite, trims are SW7004 Snowbound. The flooring we picked is light and beachy from Floor and Decor and is waterproof to allow it running straignt into the Retro kitchen.
We buy houses in San Diego. If you are considering selling your house as-is to a house flipper, or someone like Green Button Homes who will take great care of it, please call us for an offer. Purchaseing homes direct without agents involved makes it very easy and hassle-free. When Green Button Homes buys your house you are not asked to make any repairs or pay agent comissions. We remove all the uncertainty out of the process.