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Pivoting from original plan of finding dream home to finding a home to rent out in the future
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We helped our good friend Elvia downsize from her beautiful custom home in Chula Vista. Her business was growing and both her son’s were soon moving out, so she decided to start a new chapter in her life. We listed her home and hit the streets to view properties. To call a new space home, there needs to be a connection between you and the space. It can be frustrating when you’ve looked at over 50 homes and nothing was clicking. The San Diego Real Estate Market as of late has been limited in inventory, so of the properties we were viewing, hers was starting to not look like it was out there.

We were contingent on finding a new home, so time was of the essence. We looked at numerous properties, but nothing was clicking. Then Elvia had a great idea. We were focused on finding her perfect home, but the odds were against her because of the condition of the market. She decided she wanted to use the cash she got for her old home and purchase a home with great rental potential. So we pivoted our home search and plan entirely. Elvia decided to take advantage of her situation and think long term. Her plan shifted from finding the home she would settle in, to buying a home she can later rent out and use that cash to help pay for a mortgage on her dream home.

As soon as we changed our plans we found the home nestled in Ocean View Hills, just south of Chula Vista. Ocean View Hills is a wonderful community for new families, with great schools and shops around, the perfect spot to rent out to! Everything worked out at the end and Elvia plans on living here for a few years before going out to look for her dream home.
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Real Estate Relocation can be one of the most emotionally taxing and nerve wracking experiences.

Imagine having to leave your city, family, friends, and  support network. It can be sad, especially if there are children involved, however sometimes it can actually be a joyful experience. Recently I was able to help a lovely couple, Dennis and Debbie, relocate from Ventura to San Diego. It was a tough decision for them to leave the house they had called home for over 40 years. This was the house they raised their children in and had made so many memories in. Memories of their kids having parties, inviting their friends over to hangout, and growing from young little kids, to teens, to now being adults.Their home was not only a hub for their children to congregate with their friends and family, but it was also a landing place for holidays and big monumental events.

When both of their kids went away for college, they never returned to Ventura. Both of their children got married and ended up in lovely San Diego. The kids would make the trek up to Ventura for holidays and special events, or Debbie and Dennis would hop in their RV and head south to visit the grand kids. After years of doing this back and forth and experiencing less and less time with their grandchildren, they made the ultimate decision to move down to San Diego – their grand kids were ecstatic!

Although they had been to San Diego many times, they felt that they didn’t have an intimate knowledge of what San Diego neighborhoods had to offer. Their daughter lives in Poway and their son lives in Chula Vista! Talk about polar opposite sides of the region. What were they to do? It was a tough choice – Should they live closer to their daughter or son? Which community would offer more of what they were looking for? And which area would give them more bang for their buck?

My first recommendation

was to be patient and not feel rushed. It was imperative that they got to know each neighborhood of interest intimately. We searched in both North and South County so that they could get a real feel for each neighborhood.

The second recommendation

was to focus on their wants and needs and to try to match our search to as many items on that list as possible. For instance, it was important for Debbie and Dennis to have a single-story home with a decent-sized lot where a 35 foot RV could be easily parked. They also wanted a property with a 3-car garage as Dennis has a hobby of restoring cars. It’s easy to search for properties online but challenging to whether they meet these requirements. In order to save them time, I previewed the properties which initially seemed to meet their criteria – I discarded many of the properties that I previewed that did not meet their requirements, as it would be a sad thing to ask Debbie and Dennis to come all the way down from Ventura to see properties that would not be a good fit for them.

The third recommendation

was to focus on lifestyle – What types of activities do they wish to participate in? Do they like to go out? What sort of amenities are important?  We identified that being centrally located and near areas of entertainment were significant wants. They also wanted to have a light commute to either of the two churches they had identified as a possible Church Home base for them. But, most importantly, they wanted to be close enough to be able to spend more time with both of their grand kids.  Taking this in mind, we settled on focusing on the neighborhood of Mt Helix in La Mesa. This would put them in an ideal geo-position, smack dab in the middle of both their kids and not too far from their two possible churches.

Additionally, after previewing, not only was I able to lock down all of their wants and needs but was also able to get Dennis an auto-restoration workshop (his ideal man-cave). The house features a beautiful copper turret and  thus  nicknamed the property, “The Castle”.

I am very much looking forward to seeing Dennis and Debbie enjoy holidays and festivities in “The Castle”.

This is just one of the many successful relocation’s my team and I have accomplished! Stay tuned for more stories about corporate relocation’s, permanent change of station (PCS), and economic circumstance relocation’s…

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