House 2 Home Success Stories Part 2

Earlier this year, we took you inside 3 real properties belonging to 3 real sellers who achieved spectacular results through our House 2 Home program.

This month, we’ll take you inside a few more of the homes that have benefited from our House 2 Home Program!

We have discovered that the best way to sell a San Diego house quickly and for the best price is to turn it into a home.

We have aligned ourselves with the best in the business to do whatever it takes to prepare a house for sale and turn it into a buyer’s dream home. Whether it’s painting, replacing carpet or flooring, landscaping,cosmetic repairs, or staging, we know what to do to prepare your home to shine.

The House 2 Home Program was created as a way to showcase these seller services. Whether you’re currently still living in a home or are selling a vacant property, we will be happy to discuss our plan to prepare your home for the San Diego Market.

Real sellers, real homes, real measurable results. These are their stories:

Calle Mejillones

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Days on Market BEFORE House 2 Home: 113

Days on Market AFTER House 2 Home: 14

What We Did: We helped the sellers move their old furniture out as they weren’t living there at the time. Then we replaced the carpet, painted the walls, cabinetry, and handrails, new landscaping, staged, and took professional photos before we listed the home.

From the Sellers of Calle Mejillones:

Surpassed our expectations, not only on service, but on the end result! Here is our story: we were transferred to the SF Bay area last year and had gone with an agent that the relocation company recommended. We were on the market for almost 5 months and were totally frustrated. We found Coastal Premier Properties through their online reviews and they delivered on every aspect from beginning to end. Because our home was fairly original they suggested their House to Home program to create “emotion” from buyers to get us the price we hoped for. We needed to get a price that was $100,000 more than our neighbor who had just closed with 100 sq. ft. more. This was no easy feat, but to make a long story short, we got a full price offer with appraisal contingency removed and a very smooth closing in a very short time. We give full credit to Coastal Premier Properties who were there to negotiate it all for us and we know it was their experience and know how that got us what we never thought possible. We can’t say enough about Coastal Premier Properties, their incredible support staff, and the experience we had. They are truly the best!!

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Days on Market BEFORE House 2 Home: N/A

Days on Market AFTER House 2 Home: 3

What We Did: De-cluttered the home, staged with more on-trend pieces, and took professional photographs.

From the Sellers of Marker:

Last year we listed our home for sale with another agent and spent 6 months on the market with no luck. We re-listed this year with Coastal Premier Properties and within 3 days we had 2 offers! Need I say more?! They helped get our home ready to sell. They brought in the necessary contractors and help stage the home to look just perfect. In fact, it looked so good, we almost didn’t want to sell it. The whole process of selling a home isn’t easy. But Coastal Premier Properties helps put you at ease. They are incredibility kind and easy to work with and makes you feel as if you are their most important client. In addition to that, they have a vast knowledge and expertise of the real estate market in San Diego. This combination is what makes them a pro. So thankful to have found Coastal Premier Properties to work with over the past month. My husband and I are going to miss seeing them. They feel like family now!”

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Restaurant of The Moment: Chiefs Burgers & Brew

CHIEFS BURGERS AND BREW

24 Lomas Santa Fe Drive #108 92075

http://chiefsburgers.com/

Situated in the heart of Solana Beach, Chiefs Burgers & Brew is the perfect neighborhood sports bar. Known as being San Diego’s Bronco’s headquarters, Chief’s is a popular place to watch your favorite sports game due to its abundance of TVs, impressive selection of hand-crafted beers on tap, and quality food.

The local hot-spot known as being one of the best burger joints in San Diego due to it’s high quality Gold Canyon Angus all-beef patties that are made by hand and cooked to perfection. If you ask anyone, the Bleu cheese burger has been the fan favorite for almost 20 years! It consists of Bleu cheese crumbles, topped with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion and thousand island dressing….YUM!

Be sure to chow down on our all-time favorite chicken tenders too! They are breaded to perfection in house, and go perfectly with an order of sweet potato fries.

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Pinteresting 5: Fall Inspired Front Porches

Summer is almost over and the fall season is quickly approaching! Many homeowners are replacing their ‘Welcome’ mats with creative and unique fall-themed decorations and  designs. Using many classic, fall adornments ranging from pumpkins to haystacks, your front porch can be transformed into an autumn wonderland. Check out some of these amazing fall inspired front porches!

All images via our Pinterest

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What is An REO?

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REO (Real Estate Owned) is a financial industry term referring to properties that a bank has foreclosed upon and now owns. Make sure that you speak with your agent to ensure that you understand the terms of the listing clearly. The escrow timeframe will usually be 30 days and cannot be contingent on selling another home. In most cases, the foreclosure property will be offered in an “as-is” condition, with the list price reflecting its condition. When purchasing a foreclosure property “as-is,” ensure you’ve done your homework to clearly understand the structural and mechanical condition of the building, HVAC, internal plumbing, the well and septic system. Depending upon the condition of these components of the home, the types of financing available may be impacted.  However, there are special loan products available that will lend on the “after improved” value of the home thereby making it possible to purchase even the most neglected property and to make it the home of your dreams.

 

Recipe: Tailgating Spicy Taco Cheese Ball

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What You Need:

Directions:

  1. Sprinkle parsley in a shallow baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Mix Mexican cheese blend, cream cheese, mayonnaise, taco seasoning, and jalapeno peppers in a large bowl until well blended. Divide the mixture into 3 portions, and roll each portion into a ball. Roll each ball in the parsley until completely covered. Wrap individually with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.

What Are the Most Common Types of Home Loans?

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Most people will need to finance the home they wish to buy. It’s important to consult a lender as to what financing option is right for you. Here are 3 common options for financing a San Diego home:

  • Fixed-Rate Mortgage: Also known as traditional mortgages, these types of mortgages offer a fixed interest rate (and in turn a fixed monthly payment) for a longer period of time, usually 15-30 years. These are a good option for people who plan to live in their house for a long time and like a predictable payment schedule.
  • Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARMs): These are shorter term mortgages. ARMs offer an interest rate that is fixed for a short period of time. After this initial period, the interest rate will adjust up or down, depending on what the market does.
  • Interest-Only Payments: Both fixed and ARM mortgages have this option. What this means: for a certain amount of time during the course of your loan, you are allowed to pay only enough to cover the interest portion of your payment. You may pay the principal amount if you wish, but you don’t have to.

If you need recommendations for a great San Diego lender to find out which financing option is best for your situation, we are happy to provide them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restaurant of the Moment: The Taco Stand

The Taco Stand

642 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

http://www.letstaco.com

In need of an authentic taco stand experience?  The Taco Stand just opened up a new located in the heart of Encinitas! This family-owned  taquería specializes in combining different variations of meats and ingredients, resulting in a lot of flavor. In addition to its flavorful menu, The Taco Stand has become an instant hot-spot due to it’s convenient late-night hours and coastal location.

Be sure to try the “Al Pastor” and “Nopal” Taco’s.  The “Al Pastor” taco consists of rotisserie marinated pork, cilantro, onions, cilantro sauce, and pineapple.  The “Nopal” taco is vegetarian and consists of flamed grilled cactus, melted cheese, cilantro sauce, tomato, and avocado.

 

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