New Otay Mesa Project!

New Otay Mesa Project!

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.


Vista Flip Sold!

Vista Flip Sold!

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.

The house was a 3 bedroom, 2 bath with a huge master suite that included attached indoor laundryroom and a fireplace. This area of Vista in San Diego is a little more commercial than most areas we work in but it was a nice location just a block from a Elementary school. We did everything possible to this house from a new roof down to fixing a crack in the slab foundation. 

 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.

We left the backyard a huge blank canvas for the future homeowner to create the space of their dreams however I did add a gravel driveway guessing that someone would have big trucks who would want to live in this location. You never know who will end up buying the property, my landscaper fell in love with it but the buyer ended up not even having the need for it.

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

Big Clean Up in Vista

Big Clean Up in Vista

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!

Sold in Imperial Beach Again!

Sold in Imperial Beach Again!

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.

If you have a house to sell in San Diego give us a call, we are house flippers and always pay cash and love fixer-uppers. You will find it easy to deal with us as we have purchased houses from hundreds of San Diegans over our 17 years in business. Learn more about the process of selling your home to a cash buyer in San Diego by clicking here.   

Exterior Paint Color: Behr 790C-3 Dolphin Fin

Interior Paint Color: SW 9166 Drift of Mist

Front Door Color: Behr Mermaid net 480F-4

Serra Mesa Remodel Video

Serra Mesa Remodel Video

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!