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We Have 5 Reasons To Buy Real Estate in San Diego by San Diego Real Estate Agent Joy Bender | Luxury Realtor® #sandiegoismyhome #sandiego #sandiegoconnection #sdlocals #REDigitalMarketing

 

Reasons To Buy Real Estate in San Diego

There are so many things to love about San Diego, from its beaches and people to the diverse cultures and cityscape. It’s a perfect place to relocate your family to, or buy a second residence for family gatherings. While there are countless reasons to purchase real estate in San Diego – a visit will have you convinced – here are the top five. 

Growing Real Estate Market

To start with, the leading reason to buy property in San Diego is because our real estate market is strong and there is no sign of a housing bubble. There are limited signs of a housing bubble and market forecasts for the area are favorable as the county continues to recover from the 2008 financial crisis.  Jobs and incomes in

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55+ homeowners in San Diego learn about California Prop 60 and 90 get information on propositions 60 and 90 property tax relief for San Dieog homeowners who are 55 years of age or older by San Diego Real Estate Agent Joy Bender | Luxury Realtor® #sandiegoismyhome #sandiego #sandiegoconnection #sdlocals #REDigitalMarketing

 

Understanding Propositions 60 and 90

Propositions 60 and 90, passed in 1986 and 1988 respectively, are forms of property tax relief for California homeowners who are 55 years of age or older. The propositions allow homeowners to transfer their property tax base year value from their current home to their replacement home. The propositions are beneficial for 55+ homeowners because the property tax base for the original property is guaranteed to be much less than today’s property tax base based on the current fair market value.

What is Proposition 60 and 90?

Proposition 60 allows the homebuyer to transfer their property tax base year value within the same county (intra-county) while Proposition 90 allows the homebuyer to transfer

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Mello Roos San Diego 7 Things You Need To Know About.  Learn about mello roos districts and understand mello roos taxes by San Diego Real Estate Agent Joy Bender | Luxury Realtor® #sandiegoismyhome #sandiego #sandiegoconnection #sdlocals #REDigitalMarketing

 

Mello-Roos District

A Mello-Roos District is an area in California where a special property tax on real estate (a parcel tax) is imposed. There are three different ways for a Mello-Roos District to be initiated: a written and signed request by two members of either the local government or school district, a signed petition by 10% of eligible voters in the area, or by a petition signed by 10% of landowners in the area of the proposed district.

Mello-Roos taxes are assessed to special tax districts, known as Mello-Roos Districts or Community Facilities Districts (CFD), for the purpose of financing infrastructure and/or facilities in a community including streets, lights, phone lines, police protection, fire protection, flood and

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Find the best San Diego farmers markets with scheduled days and times by San Diego Real Estate Agent Joy Bender | Luxury Realtor® #sandiegoismyhome #sandiego #sandiegoconnection #sdlocals #REDigitalMarketing

 

San Diego Area Farmers Markets

Whether you’re looking for a Saturday morning adventure or want to grab fresh fruits and vegetables for your table, the plethora of San Diego Farmer’s markets are just one of the many perks to living here. We’ve put together a quick list of some of the area’s best and most-loved farmer’s markets. This is not an exhaustive list, but it will certainly get you started.

Popular Farmers Markets in San Diego

La Jolla Open Aire Market

The La Jolla Open Aire Market has been running every Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. year round since October 25th, 1998. All proceeds from the La Jolla Open Aire Market benefit La Jolla Elementary School. It's located on the corner of Girad Ave and Genter in the La Jolla Village.

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San Diego Golf

San Diego’s Best Private Country Clubs: Learn more now about our private golf clubs in San Diego so that you can find an ideal match for your lifestyle with luxury golf course homes surrounding by San Diego Real Estate Agent Joy Bender | Luxury Realtor® #golf #golfing #realestate #sandiegoismyhome #sandiego #sandiegoconnection #sdlocals #REDigitalMarketing

 

San Diego’s temperate climate makes it a haven for golfers who want to enjoy the sport year round. Fortunately, the area offers several private golf clubs to choose from so that you can find an ideal match for your lifestyle and amenities of choice with luxury golf course homes surrounding.  We’ve taken the opportunity to highlight San Diego’s best private country clubs. Read on below to discover your ideal match.  If you are looking for a comprehensive guide on golf training with practical tips and advice check out this Sport Fitness Advisor article.

Country Clubs in Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club

Situated amid the covenant’s equestrian trails is the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. This 18-hole, par 72

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11 Reasons to Move To San Diego [INFOGRAPHIC] America's Finest City by San Diego Real Estate Agent Joy Bender | Luxury Realtor® #sandiegoismyhome #sandiego #sandiegoconnection #sdlocals #REDigitalMarketingAmerica's Finest City

San Diego is considered by many to be one of the best cities in the United States, and for good reason. The city is home to a unique and laid back vibe, making it a great place to live and work. In addition, San Diego also has something to offer for everyone, which makes it the perfect home for everyone in the family — truly a one size fits all destination.

But don’t just take our word for it! With all of the world class attractions and amenities that San Diego has to offer, we put together this helpful and easy to read infographic, to tell you a bit more about our city and why we love living, working, and playing here!

The Perfect Location

San Diego boasts a perfect location along the Pacific coastline in

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Discover the 4 Things Buyers & Sellers Need To Know About Foundation Cracks Foundation Issues Aren't Always Easy To Detect: How A Structural Inspection Can Tell You What You Need To Know by San Diego Real Estate Agent Joy Bender | Luxury Realtor® #realtorlife #realtor, #realestatemarketing #realestatebuzz #realestate #REDigitalMarketing

 

Foundation Issues Aren't Always Easy To Detect: How A Structural Inspection Can Tell You What You Need To Know

Most buyers operate under the assumption that a cracked foundation is an automatic deal breaker. While there’s no doubt that receiving news of structural damage can be shocking, there are instances where its extent is not as catastrophic as it may initially sound. In some cases, it’s worth investing in a structural damage inspection and getting an engineer’s opinion rather than walking away from the home right away.

Many different components can play into foundation damage and learning the specifics of your situation is the only way to make a truly informed decision on whether or not to continue with a purchase. Before you let

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Historically Designated Properties

Discover 7 Things You Need To Know About Historic Homes in San Diego.  Learn about various architectural styles and mills act by San Diego Real Estate Agent Joy Bender | Luxury Realtor® #realtorlife #realtor, #realestatemarketing #realestatebuzz #realestate #REDigitalMarketing

 

Historic Homes

Historic properties are found throughout San Diego in the communities of La Jolla, Del Mar, Coronado, Point Loma, Mission Hills, Rancho Santa Fe, North Park, South Park, Burlingame, La Mesa, Golden Hill, Bankers Hill, Park West, Downtown San Diego, and beyond.

Take a look below to learn about the different styles of architecture that this city has to offer and how those who are interested in buying one of these unique properties can benefit from preserving history.  If you are interested in purchasing a San Diego historic property please visit our San Diego Historic Homes For Sale page.

Historic Properties Have Various Architectural Styles

San Diego is a haven for devotees

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Find out what to do in a multiple offer situation, discover benefits and drawbacks of escalation clause in real estate contract, and learn why an escalation clause may not be in your best interest by San Diego Real Estate Agent Joy Bender | Luxury Realtor® #realtorlife #realtor, #realestatemarketing #realestatebuzz #realestate #REDigitalMarketing

 

What To Do In A Multiple Offer Situation

Encountering a multiple offer situation in a limited inventory market has become increasingly common in a market with limited inventory. Many buyers want to know how to set their offer apart from the rest. One solution is an escalation clause or sharp bid, however not necessarily the best choice in negotiations. Read on below to find out what an escalation clause is, how it works, and why it may not be in your best interest.

What is an Escalation Clause?

An escalation clause is also known as a sharp bid.  The escalation clause is fairly self-explanatory. It’s a contingency in the Agreement of Sale that, if needed, allows you to escalate your offer. That way, if another offer comes in with a

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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

Condominiums

Condominium (or condos) are separately

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