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5 days, 16 hours ago 0
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My latest listing is a stunning, 2000+ square foot home in a prime location. This grand, Lewis Street town home feels like a detached house. A sparkling property – like a high-end hotel. Walk to all that the village offers. Near medical centers, shopping, dining. 3 BRs and 3 full baths. Bed + bath on entry level. Wine cellar! Chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Huge patio in back. Balcony in front. Views to the bay and downtown from master suite. Dramatically high ceilings and tons of light. It’s one of only 7 town homes in the complex.

2 months, 3 weeks ago 0
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Coffee Houses
Because I work with clients all over the county, I have become really familiar with some great coffee houses where we meet to look at contracts and discuss home searches.

For your enjoyment, here are the independent coffee houses that are my favorites for meeting clients, as well as the “SOLD” real estate within six blocks of each coffee house! Each coffee house is followed by a link to six months of closed sales. Houses only; no condos, except for downtown.

Do you want to live near YOUR favorite coffee house? Maybe it’s one of these! No matter where it is, I can definitely make it happen! Let’s get started on a home search. Please call Kerry Garnett (858) 268-4733 or email kerry@blendrealestate.com.

Industrial Grind Coffee
3922 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92103
http://industrialgrindcoffee.com/
SALES:
http://bit.ly/21oEbbW

Café Madeleine
2248 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92104
http://www.cafemadeleinesd.com/
SALES:
http://bit.ly/1SWMbk4

The Cat Café
472 3rd Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
https://www.facebook.com/thecatcafesandiego/
SALES:
One month only and it’s condos (downtown):
http://bit.ly/1Y1Uw4l

Dark Horse Roasters
811 25th Street
San Diego, CA 92102
http://www.darkhorsecoffeeroasters.com/
SALES:
http://bit.ly/1SEQj6o

Imperial Grounds Coffee
2920 Imperial Avenue
San Diego, CA 92102
https://www.facebook.com/Imperialgroundscoffee/
SALES:
http://bit.ly/1UqRCak

Bay Park Coffee
4130 Napier Street
San Diego, CA 92110
https://www.facebook.com/BayParkCoffeeShop/
SALES:
http://bit.ly/1ToAfC8

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (this location in particular, an old bank building)
3939 Governor Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
https://www.facebook.com/thecoffeebeanGovernorandGenessee/
SALES:
http://bit.ly/1pWkKcy

V’s Coffee Shoppe and Charcuterie
13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte
San Diego, CA 92128
https://www.facebook.com/VsCoffeeShoppe/
SALES:
http://bit.ly/1Z1iQDt

Pannikin Coffee & Tea (this location in particular, an old train station)
510 North Hwy. 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
https://pannikincoffeeandtea.com/
SALES:
http://bit.ly/1TECgN7

Revolution Roasters
1836 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 (on border with Carlsbad)
http://www.revoroasters.com/
SALES:
http://bit.ly/1WBdHmJ

Cool Down Coffee
750 E Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910
https://www.facebook.com/CoolDownCoffee/
SALES:
http://bit.ly/1WBcP1o

Skybound Coffee
1661 So. Melrose Drive
Vista, CA 92081
http://www.skyboundcoffeedessert.com
SALES:
http://bit.ly/1SUKdO2

Kettle Coffee & Tea
119 E. Grand Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025
https://www.facebook.com/KettleCoffeeandTea/
SALES:
http://bit.ly/1WBc2NN

Marlene’s Teas and Cakes
14677 Via Bettona
San Diego, CA 92127
Closed Monday and Tuesday. It’s a European tea house. 24-hours’ notice required and worth it.
https://www.facebook.com/marlenesteaandcakes
SALES:
http://bit.ly/24tHRLa

3 months, 1 week ago 0
Posted in: Real Estate

TAKE A LOOK! Here are some examples of our recent listings. There are 50 photos, but these are just a small sampling. How about if we add your home photos to the next photo album?

How can we help you decide when to sell? Do you need to discuss how to get your home ready for sale? And where you will move to? WE can help you with all of it. I bet you didn’t know this, but we also pay to have a housekeeping company clean your home just before it hits the market.

We love listing San Diego homes for sale, getting top dollar for our sellers, and are ready to talk to you about YOUR home’s value, your timing and how we work. Let’s get started!

Call Kerry Garnett, Realtor, Blend Real Estate
7770 Regents Road #113-275
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 268-4733 calls
(858) 869-3351 texts and calls
kerry@blendrealestate.com

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4 months, 3 weeks ago 1
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92111 is hotA local magazine recently ran a big annual article on the “hottest neighborhoods” in San Diego. We read it with interest, but the article didn’t explain how it is to live in those neighborhoods. And it really didn’t have a real estate point-of-view. To that, we are highlighting what we feel is THE hottest neighborhood in San Diego. Yes, this ZIP code was coincidentally in the article, but it was lumped with others. This ZIP code, 92111, singularly and by itself is the hottest neighborhood in San Diego, according to Blend Real Estate.

What to call this area though? Clairemont? Clairemont East? Maybe, but we think of it as more Kearny Mesa. The perimeters of this neighborhood are in this link.

The residential portion is everything south of Clairemont Mesa Boulevard and north of Mesa College Drive. Its western edge is Genesee Avenue, and it goes all the way east to the I-163.

It’s a mix of commercial & residential and the homes are really amazing. Smaller, typically. Always single story, always with a big garage. Sometimes a second story is found if the house has been modified. 3 to 4 bedrooms maximum. Typically 2 bathrooms maximum. This is an older neighborhood of well-kept single family bungalow-style and ranch homes. Most were built in the mid-to-late 1950s and into the early 1960s.

What do we love about 92111? That most people haven’t discovered it, and you can buy a home here and really make it your own. The front and backyards are really sizable and usable. (The post photo is one of our 92111 listings). And we like that the neighbors aren’t typically party animals who will respect your privacy, your quiet enjoyment and your lawn. People are kind, really interesting and often very longtime residents. These are not million dollar properties. These properties are the heart of San Diego.

The area isn’t really in full gentrification mode, which is good. It can be a bit of a hodgepodge in terms of commercial options, but there are several Starbucks, so the big corporations are here and thriving. Grocery store options are good, transportation is also very reliable once on Balboa or Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, and freeway access is good.

We love taking listings in this area because we already know the homes, the floor plans, layouts and the values so well. We know how to list and stage and sell them. We know some of the pitfalls (potential termites) and some things to watch out for (raised foundation plumbing issues come to mind — but most of the homes are well-maintained).

Here’s a chart on the real estate action and pricing in the last two years in San Diego 92111:

92111 Homes

This chart is from Sandicor as of March 2, 2016, and all 2016 data is year to date. With regards to 2016, our prediction is that the average sold price will be over $530,000 because the heavy summer selling season hasn’t yet started. Winter 2015/2016 was a slow time to list in San Diego and that’s only now changing in March.

We love this part of town, we know every street, shortcut, where to shop and where to eat, and can tell you the absolute best price for the house you want to BUY or SELL!

Are you ready to sell in 92111 or learn about buying options? Reach out! Call today (858) 268-4733, or email kerry@blendrealestate.com to get started!

Kerry Garnett, REALTOR

Blend Real Estate

7770 Regents Road #113-275

San Diego, CA 92122

4 months, 3 weeks ago 0
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Kerry Final PNG if listed owlBlend Real Estate is pleased to announce its new partnership with Cleanology of San Diego. Cleanology is a fantastic and serious housekeeping service located throughout San Diego County. CLICK THE PHOTO TO THE LEFT!

Now, when listing your home for sale with Blend Real Estate, we will pay Cleanology to come to your home and clean it top to bottom before it hits the market! This cleaning can occur right before the professional photography, so your home is truly sparkling for the photos! San Diego real estate never had it so good.

You as the home seller will enjoy your clean home while we are marketing it for sale. Cleanology uses its own products and tools, and everything will smell natural and fresh. There is nothing for you to do. Just say yes!

(This service does not include hauling away any items from your home or trash removal.)

Sellers VERY often have a hard time getting ready to sell. So we will pay for the “getting ready” part. And there’s more!

After the cleaning, Blend Real Estate steps in with its free Surface Staging program, really turning your house into a show place.

Surface Staging is something we invented and it means we buy new items and accessories for every surface of your home. It puts the right polish on each listing and explains why we sell our listings so fast, for such top dollar prices.

We are ready to meet you and schedule your free house cleaning and answer any questions. There are no catches!

In the meantime, we have a new secondary website devoted to home searching. Look for your new home or sign up for our newsletter here, at BlendHomeSearch.com.

Kerry Garnett, Realtor

Blend Real Estate

(858) 268-4733 for calls or (858) 869-3351 for calls or texts

kerry@blendrealestate.com

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6 months, 3 weeks ago 0
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My buyer clients, Justin and Shannon, had been renting since moving to North County. They wanted to find a home to purchase located within a good school district for their children. They also needed a yard for their two dogs. A work colleague suggested to they might look in the Del Cerro neighborhood. They found a nice, mid-century home with enough indoor and outdoor space. They had a vision for updates while keeping the home’s mid-century charm. It was wonderful to represent them and to join them for dinner just before the end of last year. May the Force be with you! Find out more at kerrygarnett.com.

7 months, 1 week ago 0
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Fed raises key interest rate
What does the move by the Fed to raise a key interest rate mean to your mortgage and investments? What does it mean for potential home buyers looking to secure a new mortgage? Contact me a Blend Real Estate. I’d love to discuss these questions with you.
Sincerely,
Kerry

9 months, 1 week ago 0
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My buyer clients, John and Kelly, had discussed their plans to purchase a home for months. They needed to find a home where the association would allow their larger, beautiful dog, and they did right away in Vista. When they decided to schedule some showings with me they were ready. In fact, they ended up offering on and purchasing the first home that I showed them. That’s unusual for any buyers but even more unusual for first time home buyers. Sometimes buyers will find their dream home immediately, and my clients were decisive and determined not to let this great home pass them by even though it was the first home they saw. They have discovered a new, friendly community in Vista. It was my honor and pleasure to represent these wonderful folks and friends. Find out more at kerrygarnett.com.

11 months, 1 week ago 0
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My seller client, Rita, decided to sell her home in Rancho San Diego where she was an original owner since 1989. Rita did a wonderful job of moving most of her things out of the home so it showed like it was clean and vacant even though she still lived there until close of escrow. We worked through an unusual move by Fannie Mae that questioned the full price appraisal. It was an honor to help Rita with her successful home sale. Find out more at kerrygarnett.com.

1 year, 1 month ago 0
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Extremely proud to offer my latest listing in Carlsbad. From the photo you can see an aerial view of this beautiful home on just over 1 acre. This grand home in Carlsbad is offered for the first time by original owners. Panoramic view for miles: hills, Batiquitos Lagoon and the ocean. 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms; balconies throughout. Huge Saltillo patio off main floor. Home features one of largest native CA plant gardens in Southern California. Lush living room, bright dining room, butler’s pantry, and simply a huge master suite. 3 fireplaces. Kitchen with breakfast area. Dual paned vinyl windows; sweeping entry.