TIME TO BUY!

Added by laura on Aug 17 6:29PM

 Quick San Diego Downtown Condo Market Update….

-It is still a seller’s market with limited inventory- especially with 1 bedroom condos.
-Rents Climbed 9% Year Over Year from this time in 2014!
-Check out this article about San Diego real estate from the SD Union Tribune dated 8/15/15
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/aug/15/real-estate-housing-corelogic-zillow-midyear/-Interest is predicted to increase by 1% in the next year.

-The cost of waiting to buy is $18,672 in one year and
$54,879 in 3 years assuming projected increases in mortgage rates and continuing price appreciation.
There’s no better sense of Accomplishment, Way to Build Home Equity or Attain Your Slice of the American Dream than to Own Your Own Home!
I would be happy to help you target your home search and find something GREAT!

Laura Ochoa

619-920-2823

laura@welcometosandiego.com

Things to do in Coronado: Summer 2015 Edition

Added by suzannah on Apr 23 4:13PM

Measuring hundreds of yards wide, Coronado’s famed beach has been ranked #1 in the country for a number of reasons, including its undeniably sparkly sand, Mediterranean climate and gorgeous surroundings.  Whether on a romantic getaway or your annual family vacation – or if you’re lucky enough to call yourself a local San Diegan, Coronado is your ideal spot for fun in the sun year-round, but especially in the summer months.  Offering a plethora of outdoor activities, shopping, dining and site-seeing, nothing beats the Coronado Village in the summertime.

Arguably one of the most popular draws to Coronado every year is its famous Fourth of July celebration.  Festivities start early in the morning and the crowd comes even earlier!   Family and friends begin to stake their territory Orange Avenue as early as five AM in effort to get the best views of the parade that is like none other in San Diego County. It is truly a slice of Americana and a hallmark exhibit of Coronado’s small town pride.  Following the parade, take a leisurely stroll over to Spreckles Park in the center of town for a free concert and complete the day’s festivities by taking in an incredible fireworks display over Glorietta Bay.  Watch from the Coronado Golf Course for a great view!  For a lineup of the day’s festivities, visit www.ecoronado.com/4th.  (Tip: if you are coming from Downtown, take the ferry, as parking is essentially non-existent the day of.  Click here for the ferry schedule: http://www.coronado.ca.us/egov/documents/1407174367_71828.pdf)

Additionally, you can enjoy music in the park every Sunday evening throughout the summer, as Coronado Summer Concert Series kicks off at the end of May and runs through the start of September.  See below for this summer’s lineup!

Coronado Concerts in the Park 2015

Aside from Coronado’s famous Fourth celebration, the island is home to countless activities for adults and children year-round.  Many families from out of state (and from all over the world) come to Coronado to spend their entire summer, as the island is one of the most beautiful and family-friendly locales in Southern California.

The below list is simply a handful of fun ideas to try this summer or next time you are in Coronado:

The Hotel Del Coronado is likely one of the most popular attractions in Coronado, regardless of whether you are a guest or not.  This historic hotel was built in 1888 and has since played host for countless Hollywood A-listers, Presidents and other notable public figures. Simply walk through the grounds along the private beach to experience the history and magic that makes the Del one of the most special resorts in Southern California. Contact the hotel’s “Experience Planners” to secure a private bonfire for you and your family and friends, where staff will provide all you need for a custom S’mores roast in the evening.  For another unforgettable experience, visit during the holiday season when the hotel hosts an outdoor ice skating rink located right on the beach!

Located along the stunning Glorietta Bay, the Coronado Golf Course is rated one of the top public golf courses in the nation, and with 18 holes starting at just $35, this is a true steal and a great way to take in the incredible sights of Coronado Island.

The Coronado Recreation Center offers numerous kids camps and classes for residents, local San Diegans and visitors alike, including:  cooking, art, aquatics, stand-up paddle boarding, surfing, golf, tennis and more.  Additionally, the Rec Center offers many classes and sports for adults and also has a gym on-site that overlooks the Glorietta Bay.  Classes do fill up early, so check out the website to sign up as soon as possible:  www.coronado.ca.us.

A most unique way to take in the sights of Coronado is by taking a gondola ride through the Coronado Cays.  Bring a bottle of wine and soak up the views of the Downtown San Diego skyline and the gorgeous custom homes as you ride along the water lanes of the Cays. Note: chocolate covered strawberries and serenades are complimentary, but you’ll need to bring your own favorite beverage of choice.

The Ferry Landing is not only where you hop the ferry to Downtown San Diego. The area is a bit of a tourist hotspot, but the location offers breathtaking views of the skyline, a beach area where kids can play, numerous restaurants, boutiques and a local coffee shop.  (The photo ops alone are worth a visit.)  The Farmer’s Market takes place every Tuesday from 2:30pm-6pm, where you can pick up everything from locally-produced cheese to organic fruits and vegetables straight from the farm.

Last, but not least, take a stroll along Orange Avenue to check out the boutiques, restaurants, wine bars, art galleries and more. Check out what’s showing at Lambs Players Theater, located in the historic Spreckles building.  The theater presents an annual five-play season and offers great views from virtually every seat in the house.

For more ideas and information on Coronado, check out the below sites and find me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/suzannahhauterrealestate 

www.ecoronado.com

www.coronadovisitorcenter.com

www.hoteldel.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Electra has a rich history and future in Downtown San Diego

Added by Brent on Apr 16 4:17PM

Columbia District, Downtown San Diego

For those looking for future real estate opportunities in Downtown San Diego, it may be time to focus on The Electra.

The Electra is Downtown’s tallest residential tower, and arguably one of the most stunning and luxurious high-rise buildings.  Built by Bosa Development in 2008, the Electra resides on the corner of Broadway and Kettner Blvd.  The Electra has had a rich history in Downtown as it was once the San Diego Gas & Electric Station B Powerplant.

In 2008 Bose Development transformed the old SDG&E Powerplant into a beautiful residential high-rise tower; hence the name:  The Electra.

Electra San Diego HD Video

Electra’s location in the Columbia District has been a little bit isolated from nearby restaurants and shopping, but recent new developments and public improvements are quickly changing this location into one of Downtown’s premier hot spots.

One of the new developments that will have a direct impact on property values at Electra is the new Bosa tower currently under construction on what is known as Parcel 9.  In past months, there has been a of “fear of the unknown” attitude with buyers considering purchasing property at Electra, because of potential view obstruction from the new tower.  The new tower will undoubtedly impact views to Westerly facing properties in Electra, but Bosa’s architectural renderings and elevations of the project indicate that the tower will be set on a diagonal, with the narrow edge of the tower facing the waterfront, which will likely have the least amount of negative impact as possible.  What is certain, is the Parcel 9 project will be a dynamic and beautiful building on a landmark corner of downtown, that will enhance its surroundings.

Because of the stratospheric prices that the new project will command, it should set the bar for pricing Downtown which should increase value of properties that surround it, including the Electra.

Electra Condo Sales Snapshot

A market snapshot of Electra has been extremely active over the past 30 days.

The following details the past 30 days of sales at Electra in Downtown San Diego:

  • 8  ACTIVE LISTINGS
  • 8 PENDING SALES (in Escrow)
  • 9 SOLD

There has been a tremendous amount of turnover at Electra in recent months.  In fact, there has been 12 sales in Electra in the past 6 moths, and it looks as if the overall trend is on the rise.  The selling prices of course vary based on views, size, and finishes, but we have seen a per foot selling price range from as low as $344 SP/Sq Ft all the way up to $927 SP/Sq Ft, with an Average of $601 SP/ Sq Ft.   * (SP/Sq Ft= Selling Price per Square Foot)

With all the public improvements happening, such as the Lane Field Project, The North Embarcadero Phase I, The New Waterfront Park, The Headquarters at Seaport District, and now the New Bosa Project that is underway, the whole area is becoming Downtown’s biggest buzz, and the Electra very well may be the best consumer opportunity in 2015.

For more information about condos for sale or to schedule a tour of the property, contact me today!

 

Fantastic la Vita Town Home for Sale!

Added by laura on Apr 03 9:16AM

This beautiful town home is in the la Vita community which is in the best location in Little Italy and has the lowest HOA fees for lovely amenities including pool, spa, billiard table, BBQs & lush tropical courtyard. No litigation. I have lived here for over 10 years and LOVE IT!

Urban Contemporary 3-level Townhome in the heart of Little Italy.

The private 2-car garage has direct access to the unit.

Home has front & back doors and one private patio downstairs.  Inside has a modern feel with hardwood floors and newer upgraded carpeting. Features 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and 1,773 sq/ft. Third level has a large 21′ x 8′ room with endless possibilities which leads out to the spacious wrap-around roof top deck!  Easy walk to Great Restaurants, Shops, the Bay, and Gaslamp Nightlife.  Enjoy the pool and fitness room!  You will love this special home!

Offered at $849,900

MLS #150017012

Please call the listing agent, Laura Ochoa

 to schedule a showing  @ 619-920-2823

 

Dannecker & Associates Joins San Diego’s Real Estate Elite

Added by Chad on Jun 06 8:04AM

Chad Dannecker Partners with Craig Sewing Media for Monthly TV and Radio Features

(San Diego, CA) – Chad Dannecker of Dannecker & Associates has been invited to appear on Craig Sewing’s The American Dream as well as The Craig Sewing Show which will be broadcast via Time Warner/Cox and KQBQ, respectively.  With a monthly feature on each broadcast, Chad will be discussing the current state of the San Diego real estate market.  The American Dream airs every Saturday at 10am on Cox and Time Warner cable channel 4 and The Craig Sewing Show broadcasts weekdays on KQBQ 1170am at 6 p.m.

With an audience of over 5,000 unique viewers, Dannecker & Associates aims to effectively use this partnership to strengthen community relations within the downtown San Diego community.  “We are really excited about this partnership.  Craig is a highly respected member in the Real Estate and San Diego communities alike, so to be invited to appear on both of his shows is a great honor”, Dannecker was quoted as saying.

Since their formation in 2009, Dannecker & Associates have previously been spotlighted in local and industry media.  Since 2011 Chad has been a member of the Entrepreneur Organization’s San Diego chapter, as well as a Board Member of the San Diego Sports Commission, which helps and mentors kids through sports. In 2013 Chad was the #2 grossing real estate agent in all of the 92101 zip code.

Dannecker & Associates, Welcome to San Diego Real Estate is a residential real estate company that specializes in downtown San Diego lofts, high-rise condos, town homes and luxury properties. Dannecker & Associates have earned certification from the council of Residential Specialists by completing advanced training courses and by meeting strict sales volume requirements. This distinguished designation is held by just 5% of all Realtors in the US and less than 3% of San Diego agents.

Chad Dannecker featured on The American Dream

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ICON- 350 11th Ave #1128

Added by Brent on May 09 2:28PM

ICON Penthouse – Just Listed!

Life is good in the East Village, especially on the top floor of one of Downtown San Diego’s Hottest Buildings:   ICON

High atop building 2 (Red Building) in the ICON Community are 8 unique 2- story townhomes with high ceilings, and double over-sized balconies.  From the building exterior, these townhomes are distinctive in their look as they are grey with medal  slat siding, and large windows.  The architectural angled roofs of these townhomes resemble the look of a saw-tooth, hence the name:

ICON “Saw-Tooth” Town home

Residence #1128 at ICON is a RARE  ”Saw-tooth”  Townhome with voluminous 17 ceilings,  huge floor to ceiling glass windows, and 2- fantastic outdoor patio spaces!  There are only a handful of the top floor townhomes with the “Saw-tooth” roofs.  This unusual architectural feature provides a much more open feel allowing for inspiring interior design.

Upon entering residence #1128, you will immediately notice the high ceilings and the rich cherry wood floors.  The living room, kitchen and “powder room- half bath are conveniently located on the top floor, which works perfectly when entertaining guests.  The modern kitchen has clean lines with functionality, and is equipped with quality Kitchen Aid Stainless Appliances.

Downstairs features 2 bedrooms and two full baths, along with a second over-sized balcony- (approximately 130 sq feet in size).    The master bedroom is extremely spacious, and offers adequate closet space, brand new carpeting, and en-suite bath.  The bathroom features a dual sink vanity with beautiful granite counter tops.  The guest bedroom is also spacious, and both bedrooms have fantastic floor to ceiling glass walls of windows.

ICON #1128 offers inspiring architectural design perched upon a prime East Village Corner!

East Village San Diego

The East Village in Downtown San Diego has become one of the hottest neighborhoods on the entire West Coast!  Imagine walking out your front door and having your choice of countless restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, breweries, the beautiful new Central Library and more.  Top it off, Petco Park is literally across the street, and you can entertain your guests from the community ICON Skybox Terrace, where you can watch any of the home games or events!  It doesn’t get any better than this!

For more information about the ICON Complex & The East Village Lifestyle, watch my short you-tube video:

ICON Residence #1128 is an exception urban home offered at an exceptional price.

For complete property details click the following link:

350 11th Ave #1130, San Diego, CA  92101

For a private showing give me a call:

 

Doma Loft Condo San Diego

Added by David Manes on Apr 30 3:34PM

Downtown San Diego has a very limited supply of true “Loft Style” condos. Defining features like 18 foot ceilings, wide open voluminous spaces and floor to ceiling windows are a rare commodity.  The essence of this masterful Little Italy condo includes abundant natural light, circulating bay breezes and sweeping views.

Consider this your perfect condo in Downtown San Diego.  Thinking of a pied-a’terre or second home?  For convenience, location and an abundance of things to do, this one can’t be beaten!

Doma Condo #305 (at 1780 Kettner Boulevard) offers all of this, and so much more!

Best Condos in Little Italy

Doma Lofts is an 8 story “concrete and steel” condo building.  Each homeowner lives in a well insulated cube–no noise from neighbors, hallways or elevators.  Floors 1, 3 and 5 are two story lofts.  This beautiful listing occupies the cool northeast corner of the building.  From various locations in the home, views extend from San Diego Bay to the San Diego Skyline.

The nuts and bolts of this amazing home include a large master bedroom with sitting room, 2 beautiful full bathrooms, a high end kitchen and two distinct living areas.  Its 1,394 sf feel much larger because of the high ceilings and windows.  The large wrap-around patio is a perch to enjoy sunsets over the Bay or the street scene 30 feet below.  It’s truly space to be experienced–proof that floorplans and square footage don’t define a living space!

The condo includes features rarely seen in urban life.  For example, a large, locked storage space/workshop is deeded to the property.  The space feels like a full basement–massive amounts of storage and work space.  The two parking spaces are NOT TANDEM and are wide enough that door dings can be avoided.

A second home in San Diego’s most Dynamic Neighborhood?

Since Doma was built 10 years ago,  the north side of Little Italy has become increasingly desirable.  India Street, the commercial center of the neighborhood, has enough Italian eateries packed into 4 blocks to fill your calendar for a month and never repeat!  Recently however, the trend has been to more diverse food choices.  Check out Ramen at Underbelly, Seafood at Ironsides and the chef driven samplings at PrepKitchen for a taste of not-Italian Little Italy foods.

 

This Little Italy Loft is also just one block removed from Little Italy’s Saturday morning Mercato.  This is a weekly farmers market and artisan gathering filling five blocks.  The neighborhood is also host to numerous festivals and concerts throughout the year.

This is the real measure of Doma Condo#305.  The atmosphere and buzz of a neighborhood.  To be five minutes from the airport.  And in an authentic neighborhood.  Viva San Diego!

Doma # 305 is listed at $789,000.  The monthly HOA is $526.  Please call or text Downtown San Diego Realtor David Manes for showings.  david.manes@welcometosandiego.com or (616)299-4760.

Bayside Condo For Sale

Added by David Manes on Mar 27 3:17PM

Among Downtown San Diego condos, it is generally acknowledged that Bayside Condos set the standard for quality. From the moment you walk into the building and are greeted by a competent, professional concierge and take in the stunning aesthetics of the Bayside lobby, the standard of excellence is set.
Marble floors, millwork and mirrors, and 16 foot chandeliers present an atmosphere that is both casual and luxurious. This theme carries through to common areas, amenities and individual homes at Bayside Condos.

Bayside Condo #1004

Newly listed, Bayside #1004, provides a perfect platform for life in Downtown San Diego.  Located on the building’s southeast corner over 100 feet in the air, the 1,462 square foot condo offers abundant sunshine and fabulous city and water views.  The home’s entry hallway provides a gallery for the homeowner’s art.  It also separates the “bedroom wing” from the home’s primary living areas.

The living area is a great room setting with a large island dividing the kitchen, from a generous dining room and panoramic corner living room area.  Bayside condos are obviously centered around striking kitchen designs.   This home features  imported Snadero cabinetry in the kitchen that have a very contemporary feel of darkly stained wood and steel pulls.

The developer truly went beyond the standard by sourcing the kitchen appliances  from the best manufacturers, including Viking and Miele.  Caesar Stone countertops and backsplashes contribute to both functionality and visual appeal.

 

Two well proportioned bedrooms are provided.  The master, with a California King bed provides lots of space to move around.  The large walkin closet also has numerous builtins.  The master bath is finished in luxurious marble, with the same Italian cabinetry as the kitchen.  It includes both a standup shower and soaking tub.

 The second bedroom is beautifully sized, and located only 2 steps from the guest bath.  Also rarely seen in downtown San Diego condos, the home has a large laundry room–not just a closet for washer and dryer.  It features full size Whirlpool appliances.

And amenities second to none

On Bayside’s third floor residents and their guests enjoy a complete package of amenities.  The pool and spa deck is equipped with numerous seating and lounging areas.  It is surrounded by a beautiful outdoor kitchen and party space.  The Bayside gym is large, clean and well equipped.

Throwing a party?  Facilities include a catering kitchen, community room (with 4 flat screen TVs), a pool table and a variety of conversation areas.  A few steps away is the “wine room,” a conference/meeting room AND theater.  You’re never constrained or limited to the walls of your condo at Bayside! 

 

Ideally located for Downtown San Diego

Bayside is the northern most of the condos located in the Columbia District.  Its location is in the “front row” of condos, nearest the Embarcadero and the excitement of the new development on the waterfront.  Two new parks are being built just across the street on the grounds of San Diego’s County Admin building.

Residents have always enjoyed the convenience of Little Italy, with its numerous restaurants, cafes and weekly Saturday farmers market.  Check out this link to The Little Italy Mercato.

Now, Bayside residents also find themselves only steps away from Downtown San Diego’s newest entertainment district, The Headquarters

Bayside #1004 is listed at $849,000.  The HOA fee is $763/month.

For showings call Downtown San Diego Realtor David Manes.  (616) 299.4760.  david.manes@welcometosandiego.com

 

 

 

‘Harbor Breakfast’- New Little Italy Restaurant

Added by laura on Mar 23 8:41AM

Fresh comfort food featuring all of your breakfast favorites will be offered by Harbor Breakfast- slated to open next month at the corner of Beech and India Streets in Little Italy.  Ted Smith and Eddie Hernandez have teamed up to bring the nieghborhood an old-fashioned breakfast house featuring delicious omeletes, waffles, & pancakes-all paired with a refreshing mimosa if it pleases you. 

The restaurant will be open from 7am to 3pm every day and lunch will feature french-dipped and cornedbeef sandwiches and meatloaf.   There will be plenty of seats and the restaurant will acomodate 35 guests inside, 16 outside along Beech St., and 20 more outside on India St.

Eddie and Ted will utilize locally-grown produce- organic  when possible, and plan to eventually grow their own veggies on the roof.

The building previously housed Harbor Marine Supply.  It was build in 1887 and is the oldest continually-operating wood building in San Diego.

Little Italy continues to be the “neighborhood of choice” for San Diegans near and far.  And, a delightful new “walk-to” breakfast option will be perfect for us residents living in la Vita, Acquavista, Bayside, The Grande, and all the smaller boutique condos and apartments nearby.

To become a permanent part of this growing and fabulous neighborhood, please call

Laura Ochoa and I will help you find your perfect new home @ 619-920-2823

 

Just Listed Solara Lofts 812

Added by Brent on Mar 06 5:12PM

1551 Fourth Ave #812

Just Listed~ A fabulous loft at the boutique Solara Lofts Mid-Rise in Cortez Hill, San Diego.

This stunning custom loft has voluminous 12 foot ceilings, perfect for those who love open space!

A one of a kind property that was customized by the developer, adding a dividing wall that creates an actual bedroom space,  integrated storage, and adds to the architectural appeal of the floor plan.

Residence 812 comes highly upgraded with maple floors, granite counter tops, stainless steel GE Profile appliances, and huge integrated alpha storage closets with frosted glass doors!

 

 This loft comes with 2 parking spaces and storage adding incredible value to this entry-level Downtown home!

Solara Lofts San Diego

Solara Lofts is a boutique Mid-Rise Community just a few blocks from the charm and desirability of Little Italy, without the challenges of Downtown parking.  The community offers a great value amenity package that include on site security, fitness center, whirlpool, Saunas, Racquetball Court, and even a private resident spa.

Come and see why Solara Lofts is one of downtown best kept secrets for luxury and value!

Contact Brent Cole today to schedule a showing:  858 531-8785

For more information about the Solara Lofts Complex, click the Youtube Video below:

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