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Downtown San Diego is first and foremost a convention town and one of the biggest yearly events is Comic-Con. This year’s event is happening in July and people all around the world has been waiting for the tickets to go on sale. This year’s Comic-Con online tickets went on sale Saturday Feb 16th...
03/28/2013
At the end of World War II, a sailor grabbed a nurse and kissed her just as the US celebrated Japan’s surrender. The sailor’s action has been the inspiration to the “Kiss” statue that has been dedicated to the Columbia District in Downtown San Diego. The statue brings back a lot of memories for m...
03/28/2013
For the last three or four years, it has unquestionably been a "buyer’s market” in Downtown San Diego Real Estate. Housing values have dropped 30-50% since 2007 and banks are lending at all-time low interest rates. New programs like FHA have made it easier than ever for first time home buyers to ...
03/28/2013
In a move sure to affect many of our Downtown San Diego residents and visitors, Horton Plaza has recently announced that they will no longer validate the 3 hours of free parking in their parking garage as they used to. As a Downtown San Diego Condo home owner and a resident of the East Village/Ba...
03/28/2013
If you have been tracking the Downtown San Diego Real Estate Market over the last several months…you have seen the number of listings continue to fall and fall. At the beginning of this week, the MLS reported a little over 120 Downtown San Diego Condos and Lofts for sale in the 92101 zip code. Th...
03/28/2013
As I was dining out this week in Downtown San Diego’s East Village, I saw an advertisement for Mogl. Mogl is a new, San Diego based, app start-up that partners with restaurants and gives its users cash back at the end of each month for joining. The premise behind Mogl is to eliminate the need for...
03/28/2013
When we sit down for the first time with a client who is interested in the purchase of a Downtown San Diego Condo, one of my first questions is how they envision their new San Diego Lifestyle. Where do you want to spend personal time with friends?  What do you envision a Sunday afternoon looks li...
03/28/2013
Recently, a few of my Downtown San Diego Real Estate clients have been asking about the new construction projects that are starting up in the East Village. While I was aware that there were no new residential condo buildings being built for at least a few years to come, I wasn’t sure about the co...
03/28/2013
Over the weekend, we were helping a couple of our Downtown San Diego Real Estate buyers that had come to us with a pre-qualification from their bank. As we toured some of the available Condos For Sale throughout the East Village, we got to talking about their pre-qual and about how we thought it ...
03/28/2013
A few of my Downtown San Diego Condo owners have asked me about the red parking meters that they’ve seen around town. I wasn’t too sure what they were referring to so I decided to look into it. I fell upon my answer in this month’s edition of the San Diego Downtown News. Recently, the city of San...
03/28/2013
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