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Here's 3 of the most popular real estate and mortgage related articles/videos updated for 2018:

My promise to you is each article and video will be hard hitting and jam packed with "need to know" local San Diego real estate and mortgage information. 

Scott

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Oct. 16, 2018

5 Reasons Why Point Loma San Diego is a Great Place to Live in 2019

5 Reasons Why Point Loma is a Great Place to Live in 2019

Dear Reader,

Those moving to the San Diego area, yearning to find an well-established neighborhood with all the natural beauty the city has to offer, won’t want to leave Point Loma off their house hunting list.

Point Loma is the peninsula bordered on the west by the mighty Pacific Ocean, which continues to sculpt dramatic sandstone cliffs — one of the few places in California where it’s possible to find dinosaur fossils — and on the east by Old Town and San Diego Bay, where beautiful homes follow the slopes down to the bay waters. To the north, the San Diego River has created wetlands areas, many of which have been filled through the years, but evidence of which can be seen in nature preserves like Famosa Slough.

Before European settlement, the peninsula that became Point Loma lacked any established communities due to a lack of fresh water. Today, it hosts not only the kind of community house hunters crave, but also Point Loma Nazarene University, two military bases, a national cemetery, a national monument, and plenty of natural areas for residents to enjoy.

If that isn’t enough to tempt you into checking out the real estate of Point Loma, here are five more reasons to explore your options.

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Oct. 16, 2018

4 Reasons Why Mission Beach San Diego is a Great Place to Live in 2019

4 Reasons Why Mission Beach San Diego is a Great Place to Live in 2019

Dear Reader,

If you’ve always dreamed of walking out your front door and right onto the beach, Mission Beach, San Diego could be just the place to make it happen.

Consider it the quieter cousin of its neighbor to the north, Pacific Beach, which hosts one of San Diego’s most legendary nightlife scenes with that oceanside flair.

Mission Beach is one of the more recently settled areas of the city, thanks to the architectural challenges of building on a sandbar, though a few homes from the 20s, 30s, and 40s survive. It’s also one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in San Diego with some of the smallest lots.

Who needs a big yard, though, when some of the best beach in the world is, quite literally, in your front — and back — yard?

If that’s not enough to tantalize you into exploring the Mission Beach real estate market, here are five more reasons to keep it on your list.

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Oct. 12, 2018

4 Reasons Why Mission Valley San Diego Is a Great Place to Live in 2019

4 Reasons Why Mission Valley Is a Great Place to Live in 2019

Dear Reader,

For those moving to San Diego from far away, convenience is always a top priority when looking for a home in an unfamiliar market.

Mission Valley — divided into Mission Valley East and Mission Valley West by State Route 163 and centered around the San Diego River — guarantees you’ll never be far from whatever you may need, be it shopping, entertainment, transportation, or work.

Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that Mission Valley seems like the center of everything, seeing that it was the site of the first Spanish settlement in what is now California, founded in 1769, and where the original town of San Diego was located.

Here are four reasons why Mission Valley remains a great place to call home in 2019.

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Oct. 12, 2018

6 Reasons why La Jolla San Diego Is a Great Place to Live in 2019

6 Reasons why La Jolla Is a Great Place to Live in 2019

Dear Reader,

San Diego is an amazing place to call home, no matter the neighborhood you choose, but one particular spot shines like few others in the nation: La Jolla.

It’s no wonder this is the only neighborhood in San Diego with its own zip code. In 2008 and 2009, La Jolla earned the title of most expensive place to live in the nation. In 2017, the neighborhoods of Silicon Valley grabbed the top spots, but no one is complaining about ranking just below Beverly Hills with all this exclusive community has to offer.

Discover why the sun always seems to shine on La Jolla, even on the few rainy days a year in San Diego.

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Oct. 12, 2018

5 Reasons Why Downtown San Diego is a Great Place to Live in 2018

5 Reasons Why Downtown San Diego is a Great Place to Live in 2018

Dear Reader,

Currently, only one percent of San Diego County residents call downtown home, but that’s almost double the number of ten years ago. 

What’s drawing people downtown in ever-increasing numbers, and will you be one of them?

Downtown San Diego consists of the neighborhoods of Little Italy, Cortez Hill, Columbia, The Marina, The Gaslamp Quarter, Civic Core, and East Village. Each has its own characteristics and style, but together they don’t leave much else to desire for fans of urban living.

Here are 5 reasons to invest in downtown San Diego real estate in 2018.

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Oct. 12, 2018

5 Reasons Why Coronado San Diego Is a Great Place to Live in 2018

Dear Reader,

When it comes to living the dream, dreams don’t get much better than coming home to Coronado, San Diego.

Coronado, North Island, and the Silver Strand (which connects Coronado to the mainland) create San Diego Bay. Residents, therefore, enjoy both the waters of the Bay and the ocean surf.

The name Coronado means “crowned one,” and there are few ways the place doesn’t live up to its name. With the completion of the famous Hotel del Coronado in 1888, the island began its long history as a resort destination. By 1900, a “Tent City” was established for more modest vacationers, and the fun has continued as the island burgeoned into an established residential community with resort flair.

It’s also home to the Naval Air Station North Island, the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, and a training center for Navy Seals, who one can often see training on the beaches in the distance. Therefore, it should come as no surprise the population is full of military men and women.

If you’re looking for great views, ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, a close-knit community, access to downtown, or everything in one, perfect package, Coronado Island is the place to be.

To get into specifics, though, here are six reasons why you’ll want to explore the real estate possibilities available in this jewel of an area.

It isn’t called “The Crown” for nothing.

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Oct. 12, 2018

4 Reasons Why Talmadge San Diego Is a Great Place to Live in 2018

4 Reasons Why Talmadge San Diego Is a Great Place to Live in 2018

Dear Reader,

Looking for a new home in an area with a touch of old California glamour and plenty of community spirit?

Then you won’t want to miss out on the homes of Talmadge. 

The area was named for silent movie stars Norma, Natalie, and Constance Talmadge. The neighborhood was established in 1925 and largely funded by the president of United Artists, who was married to Norma. 10,000 people came to the dedication ceremony, including other Hollywood stars including Natalie’s husband, Buster Keaton.

Located in the Mid-City region of San Diego, Talmadge sits near affluent Kensington and trendy City Heights with scenic canyons bordering the north and west sides. There are a number of single family homes with large yards.

Its central point is the Talmadge traffic circle and the entrance is marked by majestic gates dating back to 1927 that will make any lucky homeowner proud to drive through after a long day at the office.

That’s not the only reason, though, why you’ll want to make Talmadge a must-see during your real estate hunt.

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Oct. 12, 2018

5 Reasons Why Paradise Hills San Diego Is a Great Place to Live in 2018

5 Reasons Why Paradise Hills San Diego Is a Great Place to Live in 2018

Dear Reader,

As we continue our tour through the neighborhoods in and around San Diego, the Paradise Hills neighborhood in the outlying southeast part of the city offers potential homeowners a unique blend of modest, single-family homes in a community with a strong sense of identity and an eye toward the future.

Here are five reasons why Paradise Hills could be just the retreat you’ve been seeking.

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Oct. 12, 2018

5 Reasons Why Linda Vista San Diego Is a Great Place to Live in 2018

5 Reasons Why Linda Vista San Diego Is a Great Place to Live in 2018

Dear Reader, 

The gem of the Linda Vista neighborhood is the gorgeous campus of the University of San Diego, perched on a mesa overlooking Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. No wonder its name translates to “pretty view” in Spanish.

In the early 1940s, San Diego underwent the transformation to industrial city, much of it based on the relocation of the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation. An enormous amount of new housing was needed for the 41,000 employees and their families, and, so, Linda Vista was born. Workers from Ryan Aircraft and Rohr Aircraft joined the effort to prepare the U.S. and the Allied forces to win WWII, causing a population boom in San Diego, which necessitated the federal government building 3,000 housing units. Although they were originally intended to be temporary, tenants won the right to purchase their homes in the 1950s without the racial restrictions present in other parts of the city.

Today, Linda Vista remains one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city.

Here are five reasons to consider purchasing a home on the hill with the million-dollar views.

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Oct. 12, 2018

6 Reasons Why Logan Heights San Diego Is a Great Place to Live in 2018

Dear Reader,

In the world of real estate, those with vision often come out the biggest winners.

For that reason, we invite you to explore the burgeoning potential of Logan Heights, a neighborhood with an incredibly rich cultural history, plenty of challenges, yet many residents who believe there’s no better place to be and are willing to stand by that claim.

As one of San Diego’s oldest neighborhoods, Logan Heights has seen its fair share of change. Evidence of the community’s successful efforts to persevere exist and its prime location are helping guide it towards a bright future.

Here are six reasons why Logan Heights is worth a look to those interested in finding a place to call home in San Diego.

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