560 First Ave,
San Diego, CA 92101
I just reduced the price on my 2br/2.5ba condo at The Lodge in Banker’s Hill to $499K, which is only $434/sqft. The last three two bedroom sales at The Lodge were considerably higher, at $472, $508 and $541/sqft. Here are a few reasons why I like this property:
Aside from that, the condo is in great shape and is just a good property in general. If you haven’t noticed, San Diego is still growing (especially downtown) and as prices keep rising there, people will look to the more affordable areas like The Lodge. I think this is a great investment and should do well in the future. Having a dual master townhome with 2.5 bathrooms is a huge plus as well. And yes, there are two gated parking spaces with this unit (and a gym).
Let me know if you’d like to take a look at this great condo! Denny Oh 858-243-2092 [email protected]
If you’re looking for a great deal, I have just the place. The Mark #3102 is a large, 1,878 sqft penthouse with plenty of room for entertaining. It’s one floor below the top floor (which no one currently lives in) and only has two neighbors on the floor. The condo has 2 bedrooms, an optional den (no walls are built out) and 2.5 bathrooms. Additionally, there are three parking spaces (none are tandem!), three balconies (including one off the master bedroom) and a private storage room (right next to one of the parking spaces).
August 6th, 2013 Categories: San Diego Real Estate Deals
I recently listed a large 2br/2ba in Normal Heights, on 35th Street, north of Adams Ave. It’s a two story, 1322 sqft condo with an attached garage and additional parking space. The unit was recently remodeled and has laminate flooring, new plaint and new carpet.
I just listed a great new unit at The Grande South. The Grande South is one of my favorite buildings, primarily because of its great layout and functional floor plans. Condo #2604 at The Grande South is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,336 square foot condo, located on the 26th floor. This unit sits on the southern corner of the building and has incredible city views to the east, Coronado and the bay to the south and Pt. Loma and the bay to the west.
What’s great about this floor plan, is that it has view corridors in multiple directions and has plenty of space for a dining room and a living room. Brand new carpet was installed in the bedrooms last week and there’s beautiful Khars Brazilian cherry wood flooring throughout the rest of the condo.
I recently co-listed 629-33 Kettner Blvd with Victor Krebs and Rob Morgan of Colliers International. This is a rare property in an incredible location. 629-633 Kettner Blvd is located between Harbor Drive and G Street in downtown San Diego’s coveted Marina District. The property is right across from the Park Place condos, near the Manchester Grand Hyatt, Seaport Village and the old police headquarters.
The two addresses are part of a two story brick building that has approximately 5,841 square feet. Originally built in 1926, the upstairs was completely remodeled in 2009/10 and the downstairs in 2011.
I just listed a one bedroom condo at the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown San Diego. The Hard Rock Hotel is a condo-hotel, meaning all the rooms are individually owned, but can be rented out by the owner, or more commonly, by the hotel’s management company. This can be a great option for people who want to spend some time in San Diego, but also want to benefit from the rental income while they’re away (unlike a traditional rental, that is typically rented for 3-12 months at a time). What’s great about this unit specifically, is that it’s a Queen One Bedroom; this means that it has two queen beds and a separate living room.
Gaslamp Quarter in Downtown San Diego, 207 5th Avenue
Downtown San Diego
Entrance to Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
M2i is one of my favorite condo buildings in downtown San Diego. Located at 527 10th Ave (and 1050 Island), M2i is in a great East Village location. It’s not in the high traffic Gaslamp District, but it’s close enough so that you can walk the four blocks and people watch, or go to your favorite restaurant. M2i is also only a few blocks away from Petco Park, 15-20 minutes to Little Italy and only about a 1 minute drive to the freeway (both the 163 and 5). As East Village continues to grow, I think more and more people will see M2i as the perfect location to live downtown (here are some great new/old/future places: Cafe Chloe, Public Library, Blind Burro, Basic, Cowboy Star, Fit, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, etc).
Unit 407 at 527 10th Ave (there’s a #407 at 1050 Island, which is also M2i) is a fourth floor, north east facing corner unit. The 11 ft high ceilings and 1619 square feet, makes this one of the largest floor plans at M2i. There are two bedrooms (that are on opposite sides of the condo and do not share walls) and two full bathrooms. The kitchen opens up to a LARGE living/dining area, with expansive city views.
Smart Corner was the fastest selling building in downtown San Diego last year, with 158 sales in 2012. With dozens of floor plans, Smart Corner’s lofts/1brs/2brs offer pretty much any layout you could want. Located at 1080 Park Blvd, Smart Corner is next to the San Diego City College, making it a great income property. The building is also near Balboa Park, which has several museums, the world famous San Diego Zoo and acres of parks and other entertainment.
December 19th, 2012 Categories: San Diego Real Estate Deals
We all know that the market is tight and there’s nothing for sale - especially in the sub $300K range. I have a client who owns a 9th floor, 748 sqft loft at Smart Corner. The condo has an extra large balcony (compared to similar units) and faces east. My guess is that you could rent out the unit for about $1600/mo fairly easily. It’d be great to rent out to people at the City College, Cal Western Law, or anyone else who wants to be downtown.
The condo is an open loft, allowing you to design the space however you want. Or, you could build out a bedroom with drywall, screens, sliding panels, bookshelves, etc. Smart Corner is located on Park Blvd, between Broadway and C Street. The trolley station runs right next to it and you get some incredible views from the roof top deck (which is where the hot tub is).
This condo is brand new and will probably hit the MLS in January or February (but it can be sold now). If you’re interested in seeing this condo before it hits the market, let me know and I can set it up. Thanks
The other day, I received a call from someone who wanted help buying a condo downtown. He had been reading my blog and felt that I had a good grasp on the market and knew what I was talking about. That was the good news. The bad news was that he had been looking at Redfin’s site and saw that they offer a cash rebate when you work with them. The question was, is it better to work with me (who he felt had superior market knowledge and experience), or a Redfin agent (who would presumably save him money).
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