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Find out why San Diego is "America's Finest City".

Navigating the San Diego Real Estate Market: Trends and Insights

Many consider San Diego America’s Finest City with its desirable climate and picturesque coastline. Its thriving economy and coastal setting have continued to captivate the attention of homebuyers and real estate investors. The market is competitive and continues to experience steady price appreciation.

Exploring Hidden Gems: Unique Coastal Communities Worth Discovering

Author:Collins CoastalDate:2023-09-27
When we think of the coast, we often imagine popular tourist destinations, bustling beaches, and high-end waterfront properties. But the coastlines of the world are far more varied and diverse than these common images suggest.

1812 Wilton Rd

Categories:Income Property, Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, Buying a Home, For SaleAuthor:Date:2023-09-11
Home for sale west of the 101! 2/2 Townhome in the oceanside gated community of Seabluffe Villiage. Encinitas/Leucadia lifestyle at it's finest!

Top Seller Considerations Comparing Multiple Home Offers in San Diego

Categories:Video, Real Estate Tips, Selling a HomeAuthor:Date:2023-06-16
When selling your home, taking the offer with the highest price isn't always the right choice. Here are some things beyond the price that you should be comparing when choosing which offer to accept on your listing.

why do we do a final walk-through

Categories:Buying a Home, Real Estate Tips, Selling a Home, InspectionsAuthor:Date:2023-05-26
We're about to close escrow, is this another inspection? Why we do the final walk-through before closing escrow in California Real estate transactions, and some of the possible outcomes.

Unpermitted Additions When Buying and Selling Real Estate

Categories:Inspections, Real Estate Tips, Real Estate Investment, Buying a Home, Appraisal, Selling a HomeAuthor:Date:2023-05-11
What do you need to know when buying or selling property with unpermitted additions.

Prevalent Architectural Styles in San Diego

Categories:North Park, Mission Hills, South Park, Little Italy, Bankers Hill, Pacific Beach, Downtown, Home Decorating, HillcrestAuthor:Date:2023-04-26
San Diego has a deep and rich history. It's homes and architecture tell the story of the city's history and future, with each neighborhood retaining it's own unique characteristics. Here are the most prevalent architectural styles in San Diego and the neighborhoods where you can find them.

Saving up a down payment for a home

Categories:Real Estate Tips, Buying a Home, Loans and MortgageAuthor:Date:2023-04-24
Saving for a home loan down payment can be a challenge. Here are some tips to get you on your way!

Coastal Real Estates Resilience in a Changing Market

Categories:Real Estate Tips, Real Estate Investment, Market Update, Buying a Home, Income Property, Selling a HomeAuthor:Date:2023-04-17

The Home Buying Process

Categories:Loans and Mortgage, Real Estate Investment, Buying a Home, InspectionsAuthor:Date:2023-01-26
A general overview of the steps to buying a home in California.

What is a Duplex, and Should You Invest in One?

Author: Collins Coastal San DiegoDate:2022-11-10
Investing in real estate is a great way to ensure that your money grows significantly over time. You want to acquire properties that will appreciate over the years to maintain capital preservation. A kind of property you may come across when looking to invest in real estate is a duplex. A duplex is an excellent investment because you get two houses for one. They also bring in more monthly rent than single-family homes.

1968 Emerald St Pacific Beach

Categories:Real Estate Investment, Open House, Income Property, Pacific Beach, For SaleAuthor:Date:2022-11-07
Incredible potential for updates and expansion with this classic Pacific Beach home for sale! John Collins, San Diego Realtor, Collins Coastal with Coldwell Banker Realty, CalRE# 01948188

7845 Camino Glorita

Categories:Income Property, Buying a Home, Real Estate Investment, Market Update, For Sale, University City and UTCAuthor:Date:2022-09-12
Canyon View University City Listing! - Brought to you by John Collins, Collins Coastal with Coldwell Banker Realty, CalRE# 01948188

The Shifting San Diego Home Market

Categories:Market Update, Real Estate Tips, Income Property, Buying a Home, Selling a HomeAuthor:Date:2022-06-28
Change seems to be coming in the San Diego market, and many people I talk to have questions about what's coming next. Here are my thoughts on the near-term future of the San Diego Real Estate Market:

3976 Nobel Dr 101

Categories:Virtual Tour, UTC, Income Property, Buying a Home, Open House, Real Estate Investment, University City and UTC, For SaleAuthor:Date:2022-03-08
Located in the beautiful Villa Europa complex, this University City / UTC condo could be right for so many people. Check out property details, map, and 3D tour!

Top Tips When Choosing a Real Estate Agent

For more information on choosing a real estate agent, contact Collins Coastal San Diego at our office in San Diego, California at 858.252.0200 today.

What's the Best Time of the Year to Sell Your House?

For more on the best time to sell your house, call Collins Coastal San Diego in San Diego, California at 858.252.0200 to book an appointment today.

How to get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

For more information on pre-approval for a mortgage or to make an appointment, call Collins Coastal in San Diego, California by calling 858.252.0200.



6967 Salizar St

Categories:Real Estate Investment, Clairemont, Income Property, For SaleAuthor:Date:2021-08-26
Beautiful San Diego Clairemont Mesa Home Listed by John Collins, Real Estate Agent. 3 Bed 2 bath, site includes details, pictures, and 3D tour! CalRE# 01948188

Top Tips: Qualifying & Buying in Competitive Market

To learn more about buying a home in a competitive market, contact Collins Coastal San Diego in San Diego, California at 858-252-0200 today!

477 Chardonnay Ct San Marcos 92069


Quieter Homes Program for San Diego Home Owners

Categories:Real Estate Tips, Point Loma, Buying a Home, Video, Ocean Beach, South Park, Golden Hill, Selling a HomeAuthor:John CollinsDate:2021-05-04

The Legend 1605


4504 Nobel Dr 201 La Jolla Village Park

Categories:Income Property, University City and UTC, For SaleAuthor:John CollinsDate:2021-02-16

414 Norfolk Dr

Categories:Cardiff by the Sea, For Sale, Virtual Tour, EncinitasAuthor:Date:2020-12-03

2626 Colibri Lane La Costa Carlsbad

Categories:For Sale, Carlsbad, Virtual TourAuthor:Date:2020-09-17

10203 Kerrigan St

Categories:Virtual Tour, Real Estate Investment, For Sale, Market Update, VideoAuthor:John CollinsDate:2020-02-14

1755 Red Barn Rd Encinitas 92024

Categories:Real Estate Investment, Encinitas, For Sale, Income PropertyAuthor:John CollinsDate:2019-11-05

8375 Suntree Pl San Diego 92119

Categories:Income Property, Open House, For Sale, Real Estate InvestmentAuthor:Date:2019-09-03

FOR SALE - 2680 Worden St #68


2640 Worden St 205 92110

Categories:Point Loma, Income Property, Real Estate Investment, Ocean Beach, Virtual Tour, For SaleAuthor:Date:2018-10-05

4977 Lamia Way Oceanside 92056

Categories:Buying a Home, For Sale, Video, Market Update, Virtual Tour, Real Estate InvestmentAuthor:John CollinsDate:2018-08-15

5206 Soledad Rd 92109


15554 Paymogo St San Diego 92129

Categories:For Sale, Virtual TourAuthor:John CollinsDate:2017-11-03

1205 Pacific Hwy #2704 Video Tour


San Diego Real Estate Market Update - 2015 Recap and 2016 Forecast

Categories:Real Estate Investment, Income Property, Video, Selling a Home, Buying a Home, Loans and MortgageAuthor:Date:2015-12-17

San Diego Real Estate Market Update, November 2015

Categories:Market Update, Real Estate Investment, Real Estate Tips, Buying a Home, Selling a HomeAuthor:Date:2015-11-19

What is Mello-Roos?

Categories:Real Estate Investment, Video, Buying a Home, Property TaxesAuthor:John CollinsDate:2015-10-08

Open House - Sunset Cliffs - Oct 4 2015

Categories:Sunset Cliffs, Video, Point Loma, Open House, Ocean BeachAuthor:Date:2015-10-01

School's Effect on San Diego Real Estate Value

Categories:Golden Hill, Bay Ho, North Park, Pacific Beach, Clairemont, Mission Hills, Little Italy, Bankers Hill, Ocean Beach, Downtown, Point Loma, Buying a Home, Appraisal, Hillcrest, South Park, Video, La Jolla, Mission Beach, Real Estate Tips, Selling a Home, Bay ParkAuthor:John CollinsDate:2015-09-09

Pacific Beach, San Diego Real Estate: Buying, Selling, and Investing

Categories:Loans and Mortgage, Income Property, Selling a Home, Buying a Home, Pacific Beach, Real Estate Investment, VideoAuthor:John CollinsDate:2015-07-31

Tips for Decorating your San Diego Home

Categories:Home Decorating, Real Estate Tips, North Park, Selling a Home, Pacific Beach, Mission Hills, Point LomaAuthor:John CollinsDate:2015-07-28

Questions to Ask Your San Diego Home Inspector

Categories:Appraisal, Real Estate Tips, Inspections, Buying a HomeAuthor:John CollinsDate:2015-07-17

The Mills Act regarding San Diego Real Estate

Categories:South Park, Video, Golden Hill, Real Estate Tips, Point Loma, Mission Hills, Pacific Beach, Property Taxes, North ParkAuthor:John CollinsDate:2015-07-16

Financing a Second Home in San Diego

Categories:Buying a Home, Loans and Mortgage, Real Estate Tips, Mission Beach, Pacific BeachAuthor:John CollinsDate:2015-07-14

Preparing Your San Diego Home For Sale

Categories:Video, Real Estate Tips, Selling a HomeAuthor:John CollinsDate:2015-07-09

Building in Litigation

Categories:Loans and Mortgage, Real Estate Tips, VideoAuthor:John CollinsDate:2015-05-26

Appraisal Lower Than Offer

Categories:Appraisal, Inspections, Video, Real Estate TipsAuthor:John CollinsDate:2015-05-18
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