Don't believe the hype around buying a fixer! Due to San Diego's high demand for homes, our fixer-upper properties are not selling for that much less than the move-in ready homes. Most of the time, it is actually more affordable to buy a home already remodeled, rather than putting up the capital yourself after purchase. Also, it's going to be easier for most San Diegans to increase your loan by $50K to buy that move-in ready home, versus a fixer and $70K+ paid out of pocket in order to do a similar remodel.
However, if you are still interested in a fixer, here's a good place to start: Click Here
Hire a designer, not a stager! While staging usually does pay for itself and typically helps homes sell much faster, the typical seller in today's market is still living in the home they wish to sell and it's a designer they need, not a stager. We like to hire our interior designer to go through the home and create a list of things that should to be changed, all while using the clients furniture already in home to 'stage'. This saves our clients money while still getting top dollar for their homes!
Having been raised in San Diego, Joseph has a great wealth of knowledge of each community San Diego has to offer. Combined with being extremely hard working, having a great attention to detail, and having the ability to listen Josephs clients receive an elite level of service.
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"My partner and I just recently purchased a home in Vista with the help of Joseph and team. As first time home buyers it can be quite stressful as there are many unknown factors and lots of questions to be answered. Joseph was there to answer all of our questions every step of the way. He laid everything out for us step by step so we knew what to expect. The entire process went very smooth and we closed within the timeline he set for us. He stayed on top of everything and made the process seamless for us. As first time buyers we would like to see our investment grow into something bigger and better so our relationship with the Arendsen Group has just begun. We look forward to working with Joseph and team for many years to come. I highly recommend the Arendsen Group to anyone looking to purchase real estate in San Diego County."