Sept. 6, 2019

New Developments in Downtown San Diego - Horton Plaza & Savina Condos

I had the pleasure of discussing the transformation of Horton Plaza from a shopping mall to a high tech office complex known as The Campus at Horton Plaza as well as the redevelopment of Seaport Village and the newly opened Savina condos in downtown adjacent to Little Italy.

Click this link for video of Downtown New Public and Private Developments going on


This is the corner where Nordstroms used to be


Tech Hub at Horton Plaza

Posted in Community News
Aug. 22, 2019

Huge Terrace Condo in Brand New Savina High Rise

Looking for that rare extra large outdoor space in a downtown condo building.   Check out this 20 feet by 12 feet private terrace in the Savina condos. 

Savina is a prestigious address you will be proud of. Arrive in style at your sophisticated condo in the brand new luxurious Savina in prime location, in the heart of San Diego.  You will be part of a lavish life style as you enter the stylish lobby before taking the elevator up to your 4th floor condo. An open floor plan with hardwood floors lures you inside and the natural light from the immense ten foot high living room windows beckons you over to discover your view is not only of the gorgeous city, but also peak view of the San Diego Bay and Star of India.  You will have the pleasure of entertaining on your own private foot terrace as well as enjoying the pool, BBQ's and fitness center which are on the same floor down the hall from your residence.  Call me for pricing and a tour.

Posted in Buying a Condo
July 21, 2019

Brand New Savina Condo 1388 Kettner Blvd #2303

We all love brand new condos, have you heard about the Savina condos in downtown San Diego steps from all the Little Italy restaurants?  Take a close look at a rarely avaible floor plan, residence #2303, this unit has panoramic views of the bay and city skyline. 

Savina Condos 1388 Kettner Blvd Views Views from Savian Condominiums Little Italy

Picture yourself cooking up memorable meals in the contemporary kitchen adorned with wood veneer cabinetry, stylish backsplash, and under cabinet lighting. Beyond all that, you will enjoy the top of the line stainless steel appliances and an overall redefined lifestyle only a select few can experience. The two bedrooms offer generous space, style and million-dollar city views from each window. The master suite includes a sizeable walk-in closet bathroom that includes dual sinks and a spacious walk-in shower for the utmost relaxation after a long day. Enjoy even more picturesque views from your private balcony while sipping your favorite wine and enjoying the sunset, or perhaps with a cup of coffee in the morning.

The resort style amenities at Savina condos include:

Attended lobby with custom chandelier, rich wood millwork and lounge seating

Stylish and comfortably appointed business lounge

Expansive landscaped pool terrace with spa, pool, cabanas and fireplace

Outdoor dining areas for communal grilling and gathering

Spa retreat with steam room, sauna and swing loungers

Light-filled fitness center with high ceilings and outdoor yoga terrace

Social lounge with chef-par kitchen, billiards and spacious outdoor dining and entertaining veranda

High-speed WiFi in all common areas

Onsite storage for residents

Gated resident parking with communal electric car charging stations

Bicycle storage and tune-up station

Dedicated pet grooming area and outdoor retreat

Building, amenity and elevator private access

Convenient ground floor retail

Click here for more photos of residence #2303 in Savina


Savina by Bosa condos Columbia Little Italy San Diego Savina Condos Lobby Picture

Picture of Kitchen in Savina Condos Picture of Bathrooms at Savina Condos in San Diego




Posted in Buying a Condo
July 16, 2019

San Diego Condo prices level out in Q2 2019 after several quarters of softening

Prices of condos in the downtown San Diego market have stabilized after weakness in the resale market due to competition from two new condo towers, Pacific Gate and Savina.  In the chart below you will see prices in the resale market started to soften in fall of 2018 as a lot of buyers chose the brand new buildings over even the newest of resales which is now 10 years old.   

Condo Price Trends San Diego

Posted in Real Estate News
Jan. 22, 2019

Off Market Pocket Listing in Bayside Condominiums

You will love the panoramic bay views from the living room AND both bedrooms in this 1,811 sf Bayside condo, not in the MLS, individuals and Brokers call me if any interest.   Condo shoppers note this is about the only building I can walk a buyer into and not have them say it needs updating like so many other condo buildings in downtown.  This is the second newest condo building in downtown San Diego.

Posted in Buying a Condo
Jan. 6, 2019

Price Appreciation Chart for San Diego Condos

The average sold price of a condo in downtown San Diego in 20018 gained just 1% over year end 2017.  This is just comparing sold condo data reported in the MLS.  Note the brand new Pacific Gate building which is one of the most expensive building in downtown did not report any of their 175+- sold units in the MLS sort of making a higher appreciation rate than reported in my graph below which only includes resales.  Note the new Pacific Gate building also caused a lot of condo owners in existing buildings to put their condos on the market for sale when they moved to Pacific Gate thus creating more supply and some downtown ward pressure on prices as the demand side did not spike or any particular reason. 

Posted in Real Estate News
Dec. 18, 2018

Just Scored an Off Market Condo for my Clients!!

Every condo shopper looks on, and perhaps one of my websites to find their next home.  Thats a great way to get a feel for whats out there and the prices.  But if you know what you want and would like the opportunity to buy it before all the other lookers out there please let me know.  I know how to find owners of the condo your looking for and often can engage them to let you take a look at it to see if you want to make an offer.  Having lived and worked in the downtown San Diego Gaslamp neighborhood for over 18 years I know a lot of agents that have pocket listings where the Seller is just not ready to go live online yet. 

Please do us both a favor and let me know what your looking for in a downtown San Diego condo, the more specific the better and I'll put my experience and connections to work to try and get you an opportunity no one else know about. In 2018, at least seven of my clients purchased properties that were not in the MLS/Zillow.

This week my clients just bought the condo in the pics below and are so happy, this is a one of a kind condo and surely would have received multiple offers if it ever made it online. 

Off Market Condos Downtown San Diego

Pocket Listings Downtown San Diego

Posted in Buying a Condo
Oct. 2, 2018

San Diego Condo Price Trends

Just Updated my price trend chart through 3rd Quarter 2018, the market is getting to be more balanced now between buyers and sellers.  Note this chart only has a couple of sold units in it from the brand new Pacific Gate building since none of the new sales are flowing through the MLS data.  If I were to include those sales, this chart would have some very big spikes upwards.

Posted in Real Estate News
July 1, 2018

San Diego Condo Prices Jump OFF THE CHARTS

San Diego Condo Prices Jump OFF THE CHARTS. Pacific Gate Sales are making a big impact on the "average" prices of downtown San Diego Condos. I have just ran the data for the 2nd Qtr of 2018.

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Posted in Real Estate News
June 20, 2018

Incredible View Condo at Highest Elevation in Metro Area

Looking for a condo with a great view, take a look at Park One #9, this condo has 270 degree wrap around views from the Mountains to the East, Balboa Park to the South, Downtown skyline and bay to the Southwest and views to La Jolla to the North. 

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Posted in Buying a Condo