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San Diego Homes for Sale: Buying Older Homes vs. Buying New Homes

Deciding that you are ready to buy a home is a big step. When you are thinking about buying a home, you have many options. One of these is the choice of whether to buy an old home or a new home. If you’re seeking an answer to this question, there isn’t one. Well, there’s an answer that is right for you but it varies from buyer to buyer depending on what your needs and desires are when buying a home.

There are pros and cons to buying older homes as well as pros and cons to buying new homes. The important thing to remember when you are considering buying a San Diego home for sale is what your needs are. Maybe you are ready for a challenge and want an older home that needs some TLC. You can sometimes get a better price on older homes if they need renovating.

Are you looking for a home that is move-in ready? While there are some older homes that are in great shape, you may want to consider looking at only newer homes. Of course location is also a key factor when deciding to buy an older home or a newer home.

In this video, we’re sharing some other things to consider and our tips on how to make the decision between buying an old home vs. buying a new one.

From helping you find the perfect home to writing that perfect purchase offer, our team here at Big Block Realty will be with you every step of the way!

To learn more about your options in the San Diego area for older homes as well as new or if you have any questions, please contact us anytime.

Your friends and local real estate experts,

San Diego Realtors

Oliver, Sam, Sandro

The Home Team

Contact us today:

Oliver Graf – Direct: (760)237-8006
Sandro Natale – Direct: (949)290-2599
Sam Khorramian – Direct: (858)518-1533

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Mission Hills Homes For Sale Spotlight – Mission Hills 92103 – Mission Hills Real Estate

Bankers Hill Mission Hills Homes For Sale San Diego Airel ViewMission Hills San Diego
San Diego California 92103

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Widely known as one of San Diego’s finest neighborhoods, Mission Hills boasts elegant homes along tree-lined streets, a vibrant business district, and above all else a strong sense of community.

Sandwiched between Hillcrest, Old Town, Downtown and Mission Valley, Mission Hills is located just steps from everything San Diego Real Estate has to offer.

With its mature tree lined streets and winding canyons, driving into Mission Hills is as welcoming as can be. Its central location and easy access to the Trolley, Coaster and Amtrak means you are just minutes from all that America’s Finest City, San Diego California offers.

Full details and photos of all Mission Hills homes for sale –> click here to see all Mission Hills Homes For Sale

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Mission Hills Homes For Sale Spotlight – Mission Hills 92103 – Mission Hills Real Estate

Search Mission Hills, Bankers Hill, Uptown, Hillcrest, Old Town, Downtown Homes and Condos for sale anytime using our Free Home Search Tool —  http://www.FreeSDHomeSearch.com

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How to Flip A House And Make Money: 5 Tips For Quick Turning (Flipping) A House

5 Tips For Quick Turning (Flipping) A House

San Diego Real Estate Flips

On one of those “house flipping” shows on TV, a young couple was running $14,000 over budget on their first fixer-upper investment (and 11 weeks behind schedule). They ran out of money and put the house on the market with a low quality looking “fix-ups” and visible damage still needing to be taken care of. Of course buyers would see these things first, making a bad impression. You can avoid this by starting with changes that are most important. Then if you run out of money or time, you’ve already done the things that will make the home sell.

When quick turning or “flipping” property the first two tips are not about what to fix or change, but rather about time and money. Specifically, they are about how to determine how much to pay for your “quick turn property” in the first place. Read through the first two with caution then and make sure that you follow these carefully.

1. Know Your Numbers

Knowing the numbers will be a key to your success when looking to invest in real estate. What price will the house sell for after you are all done with the fix-ups? You need a clear idea of the ARV (after repair value) to safely make an offer on a property. Do not guess that you’ll sell the home for $20,000 more than what you put into it. You don’t decide what a home is worth – the market does, so get advice if necessary. Then subtract from the ARV all possible costs you will have, including price, buying costs, repair costs, holding costs, and the costs of selling. Now subtract the profit you want, and you have the highest price you should pay. Start with an offer lower than this, of course.

2. Stay on Schedule

You HAVE to set a schedule and stick to it. Too many house-flipping projects have gone wrong due to falling behind schedule. For example, you think you can get the plumber in and out of the house in the first week, but it takes a month, so you can’t close the walls up, and everything else gets behind schedule. Meanwhile you’re spending $2,500 per month on holding costs like loan payments, utilities, property taxes and insurance. Be sure to check before you finalize the offer, to see how long things like windows, plumbing and dry-walling will take. Also, make completion dates a part of any contracts you sign with contractors.

3. Figure the ROI of Improvements

Some improvements will have a much higher ROI. The Return-on-investment (ROI) for each possible improvement should determine what you do to the home. You’ll be guessing at times, but the principle is that you do only those things which increase the value of the home substantially more than what they cost. Such high-ROI improvements vary by area and by type of home, but they typically include painting, carpeting, landscaping, and finishing unfinished space. With a small house, you might get new flowers and bushes, fresh paint, and all new carpeting for less than $7,000, and possibly raise the market value of the home by $14,000.

4. Know Your Buyers

You need to know as much as possible about your potential buyers. A single story Spanish style home in a neighborhood full of retired couples, won’t sell well to the younger crowd. Know what kinds of buyers are likely to want the home (and neighborhood) before you start. Then, after improving it with those buyers in mind, market it appropriately. You or your agent should identify and advertise the benefits that matter to your buyers, whether this includes “close to stores” or “country living.”

5. Price It Right

This is the key to having success and selling fast. Selling fast means you can save thousands of dollars in holding costs. You may also have other projects waiting for that money. To sell fast, price it slightly below market value – and let buyers know it’s a deal. It may seem that if you sell for $3,000 under market, you’re losing $3,000, but you are possibly saving a couple thousand in the holding costs you’ll pay if it takes an extra six weeks to sell at a higher price. Also, if you are a serious investor, flipping a house fast means getting the money into your next project fast. Buy right, and use the other tips here, and there should be plenty of profit left in any case. These tips are the foundation for having massive success in the house flipping business.

Now you can go out and make it happen!

If you need any help or have any questions, feel free to contact me anytime.

Your friends and local real estate experts,

Oliver, Sam, Sandro

The Home Team

Contact us anytime:

Oliver Graf – Direct: (760)237-8006
Sandro Natale – Direct: (949)290-2599
Sam Khorramian – Direct: (858)518-1533

Have a question? —>Contact us direct <—

Big Block Realty
Always working hard for you!
www.BigBlockRealty.com
CA DRE #01885775

BUYING OR SELLING?: Don’t forget our Free Home Search Tool.
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Mega Million Dollar Homes For Sale – San Diego’s mega mansions in La Jolla and La Jolla Shores

La Jolla Real Estate is among the top homes for sale in California. Anyone who’s knows La Jolla would agree that they love the sweeping views and luxurious feel. In this episode Sam takes a drive along the world famous La Jolla Shores. This part of La Jolla offers breathtaking views, beautiful sandy beaches, perfect surf spots all along amazing La Jolla condos and homes for sale.

When you have decided you’re ready to start searching for La Jolla Real Estate, the first step is to determine which neighborhood is right for you. There are over 10 different areas of La Jolla Real Estate, each nicer than the other. With everything from mega luxury homes to ocean front condos, La Jolla is a winning choice for the pickiest buyers. La Jolla Realtors have access to the MLS which gives them direct access to every home for sale in La Jolla. Now with our free search tool, you have the exact same access as a La Jolla Realtor! Visit http://www.FreeSDHomeSearch.com now!

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buy and sell la jolla homes and real estate

Sandro Natale
Big Block Realty
La Jolla Real Estate Agent: 858-255-0135

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Point Loma Homes For Sale – Buy San Diego Condominium Homes For Sale In Point Loma California

Point Loma Homes and Condo’s For Sale in San Diego, CA 92106

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Buy homes for sale in Point Loma a seaside community of San Diego, California.  Geographically Point Loma is a hilly peninsula that is bordered on the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, the east by the San Diego Bay and Old Town and the north by the San Diego River.

Along with the Coronado peninsula, Point Loma separates San Diego Bay from the Pacific Ocean and is the top place to buy and sell homes for sale in San Diego.

Buying and selling homes for sale in Point Loma is historically important as the landing place of the first European expedition to come ashore in present-day California. The peninsula has been described as “where California began”.

Buy Point Loma homes for sale and take advantage of some of the best real estate San Diego has to offer and the local residents take pride in all that Point Loma has to offer.

For more info and as always to search homes for sale in Point Loma, go to: http://freesdhomesearch.com/index.php/point-loma-homes-for-sale-real-estate/

Open for showings daily.  Contact Sandro @ 858 255 0135.

 

And As always when looking to buy or sell San Diego Real Estate contact the Pro’s at Big Block Realty today!

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Ultimate Home Buying Strategies – Looking For San Diego Homes And Condominiums For Sale?

In this video San Diego Home sale experts Sam Khorramian and Oliver Graf talk about the strategies home buyers need to know. If you’re thinking about buying San Diego homes, it’s all too important to put a strong strategy together when you begin shopping and this will ensure your search is 10 times more effective and tons more enjoyable!

The most important piece when buying a home for sale in San Diego is making sure you’ve made the right preparations before beginning a search. This short video will show you a few important things to cover before hiring an agent like Sam and Oliver to help search for the perfect new San Diego home for sale:

How much of a down payment are you comfortable putting down on your mortgage?

What is a comfortable monthly payment for you on your mortgage?

Make sure you always get pre qualified by a San Diego mortgage professional.

Start thinking about the features about a San Diego home for sale are “must haves”

Always make sure you hire the right San Diego Real Estate team like Sam and Oliver with Big Block Realty to guarantee you get the best deal on the best new home or condo for sale.

In the searching mood? Search all San Diego homes for sale right here: http://www.FreeSDHomeSearch.com

San Diego homes for sale are the right investments for anyone looking for cash flow rental property too. Sam and Oliver have invested in hundreds of properties and that knowledge has made them and their team “Investors favorite agents”. Learn more about how Team Big Block can help you invest in San Diego homes for sale, contact us today!

If you’re interested in buying and flipping a San Diego home for sale? Just watch this quick video: http://youtu.be/Yr3x71gpkyk

For years Oliver and Sam have been helping clients buy and sell San Diego homes for sale, Carlsbad homes for sale, Encinitas homes for sale, Oceanside homes for sale, La Jolla home for sale, Downtown San Diego condos for sale, Rancho Santa Fe homes for sale and much more.

Oliver, Sam and the team at Big Block Realty have a long history of helping people buy and sell San Diego homes for sale at cant beat prices for years! Let Team Big Block guide you to your next San Diego dream home! Watch this short clip and learn why you should hire Sam and Oliver for your next house or condo purchase: http://youtu.be/GtLU_T_Zv6k

Are you a fan of La Jolla real estate? In this clip Sam takes a tour of La Jolla real estate on Mt. Soledad : http://youtu.be/B1uQt_Ipw8Y

If you need any help or have any questions, feel free to contact me anytime.

Your friends and local real estate experts,

Oliver, Sam, Sandro

The Home Team

Contact us anytime:

Oliver Graf – Direct: (760)237-8006
Sandro Natale – Direct: (949)290-2599
Sam Khorramian – Direct: (858)518-1533

Have a question? —>Contact us direct <—

Big Block Realty
Always working hard for you!
www.BigBlockRealty.com
CA DRE #01885775

BUYING OR SELLING?: Don’t forget our Free Home Search Tool.
Search the MLS anytime! http://www.FreeSDHomeSearch.com

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Breeza Ocean Front Condos For Sale – Downtown San Diego’s Marina District Homes For Sale

Breeza Condos For Sale – A Place To Call HomeBreeza Condominium Homes Downtown San Diego
1431 Pacific Highway
San Diego CA 92101

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Stunning views like this don’t come along every day, unless of course you live at Breeza Condominium Homes in the Marina District of Downtown San Diego. Sit back and relax while you savor a soothing beverage on your private balcony. Gaze across a magnificent park and enjoy the contrast between the green grass and the blue Pacific Ocean. By nightfall, the twinkling city lights are reminiscent of a European village. With such historic San Diego landmarks like the Star of India, and the San Diego Maritime Museum just outside your doorstep, family and dinner guests will be forever envious of your new home. Come visit Breeza today!

Full Unit Details & Photos of Breeza San Diego here:  http://freesdhomesearch.com/index.php/downtown-san-diego-condos-for-sale/

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