Dear Reader, 

Welcome to San Diego's #1 rated real estate and mortgage blog penned exclusively by Scott Taylor and jam packed full of actionable insights about buying and selling real estate, mortgage updates, and detailed case studies on how you can buy your next home CHEAPER, sell it for MORE money, and take advantage of little known FREE money grants.

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

PS - My team and I have developed the cutting edge process on finding out which programs are best for you, filling out a (quick) online application, running your credit, and giving you the ability to immediately upload all your needed supporting documents for (one of) the fastest processes in the San Diego mortgage business.

Aug. 10, 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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Aug. 10, 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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Aug. 2, 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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Aug. 2, 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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July 29, 2018

San Diego County CA Zip Codes (2018 Update)

San Diego County CA Zip Codes (2018 Update)

Dear Reader, 

When you need to send a letter, you might not think about it, but you must include a zip code with the address before you can mail the document successfully. 

This hasn’t always been the case, but now it seems like something that we couldn’t do without. 

They help your mail and packages get exactly where they need to get, so you don’t have to worry about it arriving at the proper place. 

There isn’t an elaborate story on how they came to be, but it is something that is essential to know, so you can understand why you must use them. 

Have you ever taken the time to wonder where zip codes come from? 

Keep reading for more information on the topic.

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July 29, 2018

San Diego Capital Gains Tax on a Vacation Home (2018 Update)

San Diego Capital Gains Tax on a Vacation Home (2018 Update)

Dear Reader, 

A vacation home is a place where you can relax and take some time for yourself. 

Not everyone has one, but even if you do, it may not be a place that stays interesting to you for the long haul.

You may outgrow this type of home after a while, or prefer something a little bit different.

Alternatively, you might want to vacation in a different area of the world. 

That means you will need to sell your vacation home. 

This can be good or bad, depending on if you know the laws regarding selling this type of property.

Besides other fees and taxes you may have to worry about, you will also have to be concerned with capital gains tax laws.

These laws differ, depending on what type of property you are selling. 

In the case of a vacation home, calculating the total is easy, so you won’t be left scratching your head trying to figure it out.

Furthermore, when you know these laws, you can make them work to your advantage and be sure that you are handling them properly. 

Here’s a look at the laws concerning San Diego Capital Gains Tax on a Vacation Home

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July 29, 2018

San Diego Capital Gains Tax on Real Estate (2018 Update)

San Diego Capital Gains Tax on Real Estate (2018 Update) 

Dear Reader,

In terms of real estate, there are many fees and taxes you have to learn about when you own your own property, no matter what type it is.

This helps to ensure that you pay them and stay current on everything. 

One type of tax that is not always on the radar is known as capital gains tax, but is something you need to be aware of. 

You will have to know what it is and how it works before you sell any type of property you own.

Here’s a look at San Diego capital gains tax on real estate.

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July 29, 2018

2 Brand New San Diego Home Buyer Assistance Grants (2018 Update)

2 Brand New San Diego Home Buyer Assistance Grants (2018 Update)

Dear Reader, 

Any time you are investing in a large purchase, such as a home, it is normal to wonder if you are making the right decision. 

Chances are you’re worried about what it will cost and if you’ll be able to pay for it.

You may even be concerned whether or not you will qualify for a mortgage loan that you can live with. 

What you may not think about is that there are special programs designed to lighten your load, while still allowing you to be able to afford a home you like and can feel safe in.

Here’s a look at 2 such grant programs that you can take advantage of when you live in San Diego. 

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July 29, 2018

San Diego's Best 25 Landscape Architects Companies in 2018

Dear Reader,

Whether you're looking to buy, sell, or get a mortgage loan in San Diego – my team and I keep you updated with all the latest alerts, trends, and up to the minute information you need to know to stay one step ahead of everyone else.

And, this is exactly why we like to compile a list of San Diego's Best so you know exactly which companies to use in case you have water heater concern, water purification, amazing carpenters, or cabinetry companies.

Without further ado – let's jump into our list of San Diego's Best 25 Landscape Architects Companies in 2018.

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July 29, 2018

San Diego's Best 25 Landscaping Companies in 2018

San Diego's Best 25 Landscaping Companies in 2018

Dear Reader,

Whether you're looking to buy, sell, or get a mortgage loan in San Diego – my team and I keep you updated with all the latest alerts, trends, and up to the minute information you need to know to stay one step ahead of everyone else.

And, this is exactly why we like to compile a list of San Diego's Best so you know exactly which companies to use in case you have a have water heater concerns, fantastic carpenters, cabinetry companies, or water purification.

Without further ado – let's jump into our list of San Diego's Best 25 Landscaping Companies in 2018.

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