by Tom | Oct 29, 2022 | San Diego Real Estate Market
SOLD! This great Chula Vista home sold to a very nice family from the area and with relatives nearby. It’s great to see this happen and we are so proud of making this a very special home for this wonderful family. Green Button Homes (619) 438-0234 firstname.lastname@example.org. We Buy Houses in Chula Vista and surrounding areas.
by Tom | Feb 25, 2022 | House Design, House Flipping, San Diego Real Estate Market
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.
by Tom | Jan 27, 2021 | Uncategorized
Mission Cliff Gardens in University Heights is one of San Diego’s hidden treasures with a lot of history. Situated on the steep hill above Mission Valley, it was Founded in 1890 by the San Diego Cable Car Company. This was the destination for San Diegans to come to at the end of the trolley line and walk around to see the lush gardens, Ostrich Farm, Aviary and was a real botancial wonder for its time.
The neighborhood is now home to tons of walkers and joggers with its close proximity to Adams Avenue, Trolley Barn Park and the main drag of the University Heights shops and cafes. In 1904 Spreckels expanded the park and gave people view points to enjoy the overlook of what is now Mission Valley. The cobble rock original wall built by John Davidson and entrance is still here and in fact the organ in Balboa Park was donated by the Spreckels and originally planned to be in Mission Cliff Gardens. The park and nature area was closed in 1929 to make way for a 1942 subdivision for single family homes along the canyon.
We bought this small 2 bedroom, 1 bath house in 2021 from a Trustee after the owner had passed away from natural causes. The house is an incredible find, sitting right on the cliff with a million dollar view over Mission Valley. The home itself is very unique in that its only 1000 sf and has a 1 car garage. The previous owner was a bachelor so he reallocated one of the bedrooms to puiblic space used as an office off the living room. It totally makes sense so we decided to leave it knowing who our buyer will likely be.
After some serious consideration I opted to only do a quick flip with flooring and paint instead of getting into a huge reconfiguration and total remodel. Selling it now versus spending $100k and 2 – 3 months here will end up netting us the same with a tune up and fast sale at a lower price. My plan is to list this house on the market in the high 800’s. There was a non-flip sales comp one block down in the mid 900s with no view.
The demographic for this neighborhood suggests a single person or couple, no kids, and urban professional lifestyle. Having not much yard is perfect for someone busy but wanting to enjoy everything University Heights has to offer. This is going to sell really fast even with the time period kitchen we decided to leave as-is. Nothing ever comes available on this side of the street, much less in Mission Cliff Gardens so get ready for a bidding war.
Stay tuned, we are going very bold and masculine with the colors to have some fun!
by Tom | Sep 9, 2020 | House Design, House Flipping
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.
by Tom | Jul 25, 2018 | San Diego Real Estate Market
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!