We Hope You Have a Safe and Happy Labor Day Weekend!

As the temperature in San Diego is heating up during the end of summer, the hot seller's market has started cooling. Industry experts say we are not in a housing recession and that rather the market is stabilizing. Although inventory of homes for sale has increased slightly, there is still a shortage of supply compared to the demand. Mortgage interest rates for a 30 year fixed conventional mortgage are currently averaging 6%. 30 year jumbo mortgage interest rates are averaging 5%. The rapid increase in mortgage interest rates has affected many buyer's purchasing power, putting downward pressure on home price appreciation. However, there are still cash buyers and 1031 tax deferred exchange buyers who are unaffected by the increase in mortgage interest rates. Remodeled homes that are priced correctly are still receiving multiple offers. We have seen more price reductions with homes that need extensive remodeling. If you are considering selling, now more than ever is the best time to let us help prepare your home for sale using our Compass Concierge Program in order to maximize your profit. If you are considering buying a home, we have helped many buyers make their dreams a reality in this market and we can help you create a winning strategy too. Contact us to discuss your unique buying or selling situation.

Read on for local events in September, real estate in the news, and discover lifestyle tips curated just for you!

Congratulations to our buyers of this completely remodeled mid-century modern home with panoramic ocean views in a premier location of Sunset Cliffs. We thoroughly enjoyed helping them find their dream home. We hope they enjoy their beautiful new home in such a coveted community of Point Loma! 

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We are so excited to sell this stunning mid-century modern estate in the hillside of Mount Helix for our amazing sellers who we have helped in the past. Our clients put so much effort into remodeling this masterpiece and we were so happy that they put their trust in us again to get them the highest sales price possible. We know the new buyers will enjoy entertaining family and guests in the multiple entertaining zones, view decks, and various sitting areas and enjoy the panoramic mountain, valley, and city skyline views. The new owners are so lucky to experience the sunrise and sunset over a breathtaking backdrop from this peaceful paradise.

Local Happenings

San Diego Labor Day Weekend Cruises

Enjoy a perfect summer sendoff on Labor Day weekend with a City cruise experience! Whether looking to dine atop one of the city’s most luxurious outdoor rooftop spaces or craving an exhilarating tour of blue whales and other marine life, stunning views of the San Diego coastline are guaranteed.

San Diego’s original tasting tour returns to the iconic Gaslamp Quarter for the Taste of Gaslamp on September 17th. The Taste of Gaslamp is a delicious self guided foodie tour that has become a staple for locals and tourists alike who flock to the Quarter to indulge in a culinary adventure stopping at 20+ restaurants across 16 square city blocks.

Oceanside Harbor Days

On September 17th and 18th

 enjoy arts, crafts, food booths, military & public safety displays, live music, costume contests, and a beer garden amid surf and sand!


Harbor Days is free to the public.

26th Annual Encinitas Oktoberfest

On September 25th, this free and festive community event will showcase local artisan products, an authentic German beer garden with stage entertainment that includes Bavarian music and dance troupes, German refreshments as well as an international food court, carnival ride attractions, and a recently added local craft beer garden.

Newly remodeled 4 bed 2 bath single story home with multiple entertaining zones nestled on a quiet street. Perfect for entertaining, the open floor plan flows seamlessly for indoor/outdoor living. The kitchen features beautiful white shaker cabinetry, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, island with waterfall edge, and pantry. The kitchen overlooks the fully enclosed private front patio, breakfast nook, and large dining room. The spacious living room features a gas fireplace and abundance of natural sunlight. The primary bedroom features a beautifully remodeled en-suite bathroom. The fully fenced serene backyard features a patio with beautiful pergola, low maintenance landscaping, and grass yard. Additional upgrades include central heat and A/C, dual pane windows and doors, recessed lighting, new interior paint, and ceiling fans in all bedrooms. This home is located on a 6,200 sq ft lot with an attached two car garage. Enjoy the close proximity to restaurants, shopping, breweries, schools, parks, and all that this premium neighborhood has to offer. Contact us to schedule a showing! 

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

Redefining Luxury Through Countertops

 With an edge that cascades seamlessly to the floor, waterfall countertops are an expanse of stone that can be a decadent focal point that links floor design with cabinetry.

Courtesy of Elle Decor

Garden Zoning – 15 Ways to Divide Your Yard and Maximize Outdoor Space

Discover how clever garden zoning can turn your yard from a one dimensional space into a series of beautiful outdoor rooms. Featuring designs from sophisticated terraces to children's play areas.

30 No-Cook Appetizers for Super-Easy Entertaining

On really warm days spent cooking over a hot grill, it's nice to have a few fuss-free options that skip the heat but keep the flavor. Enjoy these no-cook appetizers.

Courtesy of Martha Stewart Magazine


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