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The Final Stretch of Summer

Updated: Aug 31, 2020

Whether you're cranking up the BBQ or enjoying some time outdoors, we wish you plenty of sun and fun. Below you’ll find a San Diego real estate update, few local happenings, insider tips and lifestyle content curated for you. 


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San Diego Real Estate

The active listing inventory has continued to drop to levels we haven't seen since January 2013. As of today, there are only 4,253 homes for sale throughout the County. This is 1.5 months of inventory, based on average monthly sales in 2020. Note: a balanced market is 6 months of inventory.  

Demand (the last 30-days of pending sales) of 3,903 units is at its hottest July level since 2013, and has more than doubled from its April lows. 

Interest rates for 30-year mortgages continue to drop and are now below 3%, a record low. Historically low inventory and mortgage interest rates have been the rocket fuel propelling demand. 

Source: Steven Thomas - Reports on Housing and CRMLS as of 8/7/20


Featured Listing

Bankers Hill

2 Bd + Opt RM | 2 BA | 2,625 SF

Elegant. Sophisticated. Timeless. Welcome to Park Laurel, located at the entrance to historic Balboa Park in the heart of burgeoning Bankers Hill. Positioned on the 9th floor with breathtaking water and city views, extending from Point Loma to downtown San Diego, this 2625 sq ft single-story, luxury residence features 2 ensuite bedrooms plus an optional room. With 24-hour concierge, private elevator access in unit, 3 underground parking spaces, and storage, this luxury residence offers the perfect balance between urban living and a private secure retreat to call home.

As you enter Park Laurel’s grand lobby, you will be greeted by a professional concierge who will assist with reservations, deliveries, and security. From the lobby, a private elevator grants direct access to the foyer of your personal residence.

This residential community is fully equipped with the amenities one would expect with luxury living: pool, spa, large sundeck, barbeque area, outdoor fire pit, fitness center, conference room, and 24-hour security. 

Offered at $1,999,000. 

Come join the community and see what Park Laurel’s high standard of full-service care has to offer.  Contact Noel for more information or to schedule a tour


In Escrow

3 Bed + Opt RM | 2 Bath

We had a fantastic launch on this beautiful single-level home in Escondido. Here are some interesting stats about the listing process:

1,400+ online views

23 in-person showings to potential buyers

5 days on the market

3 strong offers

1 accepted offer over asking price

Congratulations to our sellers on opening escrow!


Local Happenings

13th Annual Virtual Bike the Bay on August 23rd

An activity fun for all ages and skill levels, San Diego's annual Bike the Bay is happening this month – virtual style! Join in on the fun and cruise around your own neighborhood with friends and family. Learn more about this year's event and how you can participate here.

Del Mar Fairground's Fair Food Fix All Through August

Come down to Del Mar Fairground for yummy fair goodness! With this exclusive drive-thru experience happening all through August, you can still indulge in all of the treats you've been waiting for. Check out the schedule here for more information.


Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

Looking for Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained?  Check Out These Safe Outdoor Family Activities.

Patch has compiled a few safe activities to keep the family busy outdoors. All of these activities can be done wearing a mask and with social distancing practices in mind. Find your next great family bonding experience and reduce everyone's stress.

36 Of The Best Grilling Recipes Perfect for Those Summer Nights 

Fire up the grill and try one of Better Homes and Garden's favorite grilling recipes for your next summer cookout. Choose from classic main dishes—grilled chicken, steak, burgers, salmon, ribs, and more—or a delicious side, like grilled corn or pineapple. Dessert is even covered—all fresh off the grill. 

19 Designer Tips for Lightening Up a Dark Room 

Brightening up a dark space is a common challenge when designing a room. While a major renovation can certainly assist, knocking down walls or adding windows are thankfully not the only options. There are foolproof tricks that the pros use to add light in dark spaces. From painting the ceiling to layering in accessories, Elle Decor rounded up their favorite tips to help you let the light in.

Noel Wheeler




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