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Nov. 18, 2019

5 (Hot) Up and Coming San Diego Neighborhoods in 2019 | 2020

5 (Hot) Up and Coming San Diego Neighborhoods in 2018 | 2019 | 2020

Those looking to move to the San Diego area will have plenty of choices with several up-and-coming neighborhoods coming into their own and creating their own vibe and identity. It is fairly simple to find one where newcomers can fit in and feel at home. 

Some communities are finding new ways to draw both residents and tourists. Below are five of the rising stars in San Diego neighborhoods.

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Nov. 18, 2019

6 Best Places for Families to Live in San Diego 2019 | 2020 (Updated)

(HOT) 6 Best Places for Families to Live in San Diego in 2019

Picking a place to raise your family is crucial for parents. You must consider the schools and crime rates, but also look at quality of life issues like access to public parks, museums, zoos, and other family-friendly entertainment. San Diego offers many neighborhoods who fit the bill for those seeking an exceptional home life. 

Every neighborhood and suburb in San Diego is different and produces its own vibe, so it pays to look around to see what feels right for you and your family. Below are the top six best places for families to live in San Diego.

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Nov. 18, 2019

(Shocking Reveal) 5 San Diego Housing Predictions for 2019 | 2020

(Shocking Reveal) 5 San Diego Housing Predictions for 2018 | 2019 | 2020

The San Diego housing market may more unpredictable in 2019 than in previous years, in part due to slow sales and in part because of growth in both the number of jobs and in wages. Those considering buying a home will need to know some things in order to navigate the waters of real estate purchasing.

San Diego can be full of surprises since it is known as a technology center and with more people moving in to take jobs or start businesses. The city has greatly related on tourism for its economy in the past, but has shifted to courting more professional, biotech, IT and telecommunications industries to grow its tax base.

That means there are more people settling in San Diego County rather than visiting as tourists. While income is still catching up to the population, housing construction remains at the same pace as the past three years. That results in a competitive home market with higher demands.  

It's no secret that national tax cut legislation hurt home buying in California and other places as it placed caps on mortgage deductions for those who itemize their taxes. However, that hasn't stopped builders from continuing in and around San Diego and some of the homes being constructed – along with who may be purchasing them – may surprise you.

There are five surprising housing predictions for San Diego home buyers in 2019. 

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Nov. 18, 2019

San Diego Real Estate Market Forecast for 2019 | 2020 | 2021 (Now Updated)

San Diego Real Estate Market Forecast for 2020 | 2021 (Updated)

Most home sales experts are predicting a slump in San Diego home sales in 2020. However, with a growing economy and an increasing number of homes for sale, it could be a great window of opportunity for home buyers ready to purchase a property.

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Nov. 18, 2019

Revealed: San Diego’s Best 10 Places to Live 2020 | 2021 (Google's Top Post)

Revealed: San Diego’s Best 10 Places to Live 2020 | 2021 (Updated)

San Diego is a thriving area and a great place to live. With a strong and growing economy, nationally recognized education, and thousands of thriving local businesses, San Diego has everything you need.

Not only do local laws allow for a rich bed of startups, but there are also very successful large businesses. These include Qualcomm, Chicken of the Sea, PETCO, and hundreds more. The variety of companies allows for a plethora of job opportunities, making San Diego’s impressively low unemployment rate of 2.7% possible.

For entertainment, there is Legoland, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, as well as many community-run events ranging from live music and parades to sports and Walkabouts.

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Nov. 18, 2019

San Diego Housing Bubble? 4 Reasons it Won’t Crash in 2020 | 2021

San Diego Housing Bubble? 4 Reasons it Won’t Crash in 2020 | 2021

After the housing market crash in 2008, many homebuyers and real estate investors have been wary of another looming housing bubble. That fear and cautiousness are entirely understandable: the 2008 crash caused housing and rent prices to drop by 40%, and 10 million Americans lost their homes from foreclosures.

Furthermore, since historically a bubble has burst every 13 years, you might expect us to be due for another one in the next several years.

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Nov. 18, 2019

San Diego’s 4 Safest (and Least Crime Ridden) Places to Live in 2019 | 2020

Everyone wants a safe place to live and raise his or her children. Those seeking a home to buy want to know it is safe to walk in the neighborhood and that their spouse is going to be safe at home alone. 

While San Diego can get a bad rap for some of the crime downtown, there are really many safe areas for those seeking a place to call their own. There are four that rank especially high on the safety list with all receiving an A+ or B+ in crime and safety, making them great choices for living there in 2019. 

Del Mar Mesa

Torrey Hills

Torrey Pines

Via De La Valle

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Nov. 15, 2019

San Diego’s 4 Richest (and Wealthiest) Neighborhoods in 2019 | 2020

There are those looking for a home who have the money to get what they want and want something that will not only be a beautiful home and property for their family, but also is pretty certain to rise in value in the future. They want to live in a wealthy community that offers all the amenities of such a neighborhood from upscale shops, lots of private school choices and a ton of recreational activities. 

San Diego has its share of wealthy communities, but there are four that top the charts for the high-quality lifestyle. 

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Nov. 6, 2019

5 Best San Diego Homes for Sale Areas Under $500,000 in 2020 | 2021

Best San Diego Homes for Sale Areas Under $500,000

Looking for a home in San Diego can be tricky, especially with a budget. The average home in San Diego is about $570,000. When living a little bit further away from the beach, people can find houses that are a little under that average. Below is a list of cities with houses for sale that are under $500,000. They may not be on the beach, but the city furthest from the beach is only 23 miles. With each city listed below is a list of the top three properties for sale in no particular order. 

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Nov. 6, 2019

5 Best San Diego Homes for Sale Areas Under $300,000 in 2020 | 2021

Best San Diego Homes for Sale Areas Under $300,000

California is known as an expensive place to live, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any budget friendly homes. Right now, there are several homes for sale under 300K, located in cities throughout San Diego. These cities are a little bit further away from the beach, but they still have a lot to offer for their residents. Below is a description of the five best cities, with three of the best properties for sale, listed in no particular order. 

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