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July 2017

Found 5 blog entries for July 2017.

Condos San Diego

Learn 14 Things About Common Interest Developments, condos and townhomes by San Diego Real Estate Agent Joy Bender | Luxury Realtor® #realtorlife #realtor, #realestatemarketing #realestatebuzz #realestate #condos #townhomes #REDigitalMarketing


Millennials, first time home buyers, and retirees find condominium and townhome living an affordable option in San Diego for several reasons. Common interest developments require less maintenance for the owner and they are able to enjoy on site amenities such as a pool, spa, oceanfront decks, wine rooms, fitness centers, tennis courts, and concierge services.  There are a variety of new and newer construction condos and townhome options throughout San Diego.  We've compiled a general overview of HOA's (homeowners associations), CC&Rs, rules and regulations (bylaws), condo certification, inspections of a condo, and purchasing with financing.

Townhome vs Condo


Condominium (or condos) are separately

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Condo Home Inspections

Learn 12 Things About Condo Inspections.  Find out why common interest development due diligence is different for condos and townhomes by San Diego Real Estate Agent Joy Bender | Luxury Realtor® #realtorlife #realtor, #realestatemarketing #realestatebuzz #realestate #condos #townhomes #REDigitalMarketing


Due diligence on a San Diego condo that you are considering purchasing is not the same as a single family home inspection. You will need to inspect many of the same items punch list items, but the manner in which you go about it is very different.  Here are 12 additional things to know about inspecting a condo or townhome when it is part of a common interest development.

#1: Who You Hire Matters

Selecting the right home inspector takes moments but is an important step.  By default we direct our clients to Yelp where hundreds of buyers have provided detailed summaries of their experiences.  You want to make sure your inspector is insured carrying both (E&O) Errors and Omissions and general liability

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Ultimate Guide To Cracks In The Foundation.  Learn about normal cracks, when to worry, and everything you'd ever want to know about cracked foundations by San Diego Real Estate Agent Joy Bender | Luxury Realtor® #realtorlife #realtor, #realestatemarketing #realestatebuzz #realestate #REDigitalMarketing


Normal Foundation Cracks

In a 2012 study, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) , estimated that 25% of U.S. homes have foundation cracks - meaning, at that time, one in four Americans was living in a home that’s structurally unsound. Since then, they believe the number has grown thanks to the very earth under our feet.

The main culprit in NAHB’s study is shifting ground. Whether it’s due to a large-scale event like an earthquake, a long-coming issue like worsening erosion, or simply soil shifting in your own backyard, these movements leave your home open to serious structural issues.

This issue is especially insidious because it literally happens right under our noses. Sometimes the damage occurs quickly and sometimes it

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Moving To San Diego Guide


17 Of The Best Neighborhoods In San Diego (For Families) 

Culture and sophistication are hallmarks of New York City. Nightlife and glamour define Las Vegas. Beautiful beaches and agreeable weather are Miami's attraction. There are dozens of cities that hold undeniable allure, but if you really want it all, there is nowhere on earth like San Diego.

Celebrating the California lifestyle engaging all of the senses, San Diego's rich array of natural resources, posh properties, and vibrant economic sectors combine to create the ideal location for discriminating residents. Our curated collection of art enclaves, live music scene ranging from classic symphony to techno rave, glorious beaches, pristine wildlife preserves, professional sports

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San Diego Home Inspections


Luxury Home Inspections

Because of the size and scope of custom-built luxury homes and the complex concerns that may arise, these buyers routinely ask, "Which inspections do I need when purchasing a home?" 

These houses require several since most of the homes are constructed on a large site with possible drainage issues, a large number of mature specimen trees, and may have a sizable swimming pool with spa that incorporates sophisticated pumps and waterfalls. The home itself may have an expansive footprint, which means multiple heating and cooling zones, lots of windows and doors, a big roof area that may have cracked tiles and interior challenges, from mold to leaks and unwanted pests. It also may have problems with high-tech

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