Our new remodel just hit the market today in El Cajon. This is a great culdesac location in the foothills of Mount Helix. It was a complete renovation from top to bottom. We purchased this property during the height of COVID direct from the homeowner saving them the hassle, uncertainty and expense of using an agent. Really happy with how it came out, soon there will be a new family on the street instead of a run down rental property. 699 Deland Ct El Cajon, CA 92020 $639,000.
We are having fun picking out tile and flooring for our new El Cajon flip. This Aqua pattern tile in the hall bathroom is really nice, we designed a very unique pattern that I think is totally on trend right now.
The kitchen came out great. We went with white Shaker cabinets but did a very cool 10″ Hex backsplash tile. The space is not that large but we were able to make a 6-foot island work. I love the open concept. What a great house this will be.
Outside I decided to do the same colors as another house we did this summer. The blue/grey accent is really hot and reported to be the Home Design color of the year for 2020.
Stay tuned, we have about 2 more weeks until this property is for sale. it is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath and will be listed just over $600,000.
We just bought this property located in the City of El Cajon on a great culdesac. It is tenant occupied and hasnt been touched in years. It needs a complete remodel, roof, and plumbing. I have some great plans for it and we will probably use the blue/grey theme like the Linda Vista project earlier this year. The seller graciously gave the tenants 90 days to move however they played the COVID card. There is an Eviction Moratorium until Feb 1, 2021 so its very risky to buy an occupied property right now as an investor. Luckily I got them to leave after we closed on the sale.
Our recent remodel near Mission Valley just sold for $750,000. The market is really hot right now even in the face of a National Pandemic. I only had projected a sales price of $650,000 when I purchased it. After multiple offers and overbidding, somehow it appraised at this sales price and is now the new high sales comparable in 92111 by far at $608.00/s.f. Enjoy the video of the remodel!
Our 2017 remodel on 4164 Mount Hukee in Clairemont just resold. I cant believe the home prices in San Diego now. The low interest rates and lack of inventory due to COVID-19 has really created a buyer frenzy this year. After the remodel in 2017 we sold this house for $780,000 which was high at the time. It just resold 3 years later for $950,000!
I am still pretty bullish on the market. I don’t see interest rates increasing in the next few years. Inventory has to come from somewhere but it seems nobody wants to move and millennials are finally buying now so that’s a contributing factor. There is certainly net negative migration in California, especially now with higher taxes. Consumer confidence is still good but we will see what happens after the election. Affordability will slow the run for sure, we have already started to see appraisals come in low from flips that are getting overbid. It’s a good thing that the appraisers are holding the prices back a bit for the market as a whole.
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:)
Trying to bring this house to the finish line. It has been a very smooth project. We ran 12 of the best sub-contractors in town through this house, each specializing in their respective trades. The tile jobs are coming out great, we stayed with the blue/grey theme but were careful not to overplay it. The kitchen cabinet color is incredible and looks fantastic next to the pure white quartz counter tops. I love the contrast we got from the Matte Black cabinet hardware too. Floors look great a little darker than I usually go.
Landscaping, tile jobs, exterior paint and all sorts of small details are coming together. I decided on low maintenance out front but gave the new homeowner a big area of sod on irrigation out back for kids to play.
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.
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.
We purchased this house right in the peak of the COVID-19 scare. The seller was moving out of town and the house needed extensive repairs. We are doing everything new top to bottom including a new driveway so it will come out incredible. There was a bad retaining wall that had a 30,000 estimate to repair as well. The homeowner decided to sell as-is instead of making all these repairs.
This property is in Mission Heights, the neighborhood right up on the hill above Fashion Valley Mall.
The first thing we did was demo the whole house and remove the bad roof, driveway, and retaining wall. I always start with the roof and fixing all the damaged facia board. This is going to be a great house as soon as we clear the backyard and grade it flat.
We are going to do a very complete remodel on this fixer upper. There was a foundation repair about 20 years ago, I am not happy with the concrete floors so we will level them a little better as well. Stay tuned we have this scheduled for a 5 week complete transformation.
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.
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
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!
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.
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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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!
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.
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!
Farmhouse Style remodel is complete and on the market for sale $999,000! True and authentic Modern Farm House home design with exquisite attention to detail. Nothing was left to the imagination down to the Shed dormers, Black Grid windows, Board and Batten siding and black accent half-round gutters! We had over 200 people through the open house the first weekend on the market, someone is going to make this their very special home soon! MLS# 180056834
We thoughtfully reimagined and redesigned this property into a fully permitted open concept floor plan, 9′ Island kitchen, Undercabinet lighting, Walk-In food pantry, Open shelving, 36″ Italian commercial range, Board and Batten interior and exterior feature walls, Industrial lighting fixtures, Brushed Gold hardware, High variation French Oak hardwood flooring, and Farmhouse X design custom fabricated handrail. This Farm House style is very specific and we stayed true to the theme with every material choice we made.
The Bathrooms in this South Oceanside farmhouse are incredible and done in a White/Black/Gold theme with Big 8″ Black Matte Hexagon tile on the floor, matching 2″ Black Matte Hexagon tile on the shower pan, White Subway walls, Brushed Gold hardware and mirrors, and a custom black grid shower enclosure that was fabricated by hand right onsite by our master tradesmen.
We reallocated the upstairs loft into a Giant private master suite with tons of light flowing in the numerous windows. The old upstairs bedroom was transformed into a new 10′ x 10′ walk-in closet. There is so much room upstairs its perfect for a office or additional sitting area.