July 2014

3711 Conrad Avenue – FOR SALE – North Clairemont San Diego Real Estate

DSC_0616This property is located in the coveted North Clairemont area of the San Diego 921117 Clairemont zip code. Houses are a little bigger and if a buyer is interested in renovating a Clairemont home to call their own, it’s probably going to be in North Clairmont to be surrounded by nicer, bigger homes. This property is located in North Clairemont and close to the Clairemont 92117 post office, close to Clairemont Square, parks, Starbucks and grocery shopping.

The home is 1,340 SF with another 400 SF fully renovated garage conversion, now a highly productive home office business for the owner.

Four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, all renovated and fully updated!

The pool feels like your own Palm Springs resort getaway with spa and Pebble Tec pool lining. Fully fenced and totally private, the backyard really is part of the indoor living — indoor outdoor, all the way.

Great curb appeal and truly updated inside (note: one open house visitor said “the homeowners really staged it well after they moved out!” But that’s how they live!)

Lot size is 6,100 square feet.

Motivated sellers are moving out-of-state and have priced this beautiful home to sell at $599,000.

Call Kimberly Dotseth, listing broker, (858) 452-2599 for a tour!

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3598 Syracuse Avenue – FOR SALE – West University City Real Estate

DSC_00353598 Syracuse Avenue is a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in West University City. West University City real estate continues to be busy. The highly desirable west side of UC is preferred, by those I speak to at least, for having less noise (no 805 traffic) and for the flatter, larger lots. There is more shopping here, a Starbucks and the main UC post office are located here. To that, this West UC property is centrally located to convenient grocery shopping, dining, parks, schools and easy transportation entry points to the I-5 and I-52.

This home is 1,715 square feet with another 300 square foot enclosed porch.

Built in 1970, the corner lot is 8,400 SF with vintage roses and a white picket fence.

Asking price: $799,000.

Ask for a tour! Kimberly Dotseth, listing broker, 858-452-2599.



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San Diego Real Estate Market — Standstill? Downturn? How it Affects Sellers

IMG_6341The market is in definite flux in San Diego County, particularly over $500,000. The “under $400,000″ market is still very strong but available properties are limited. This article sheds some light on what is happening. In my opinion, we are in and will continue to be in a buyer’s market through December 2014. Contact me to discuss the best way to sell your home in a buyer’s market and still get top dollar! Kimberly Dotseth, broker/owner, Blend Real Estate (858) 452-2599.


Market Snapshot July 2014





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Coming Soon Listings From Blend Real Estate! Good Stuff Awaits the San Diego Buyer

blend real estate KIMBERLY sign artworkBlend Real Estate is having a wonderfully busy summer. We are literally blessed to be associated with such fine sellers. Our sellers happen to be a great human beings and it’s great to work with the best people around. Our sellers typically sell to move up within the area, or to move out of the area to be closer to family. Some are taking new jobs out of San Diego County. Our listings are NOT distressed and no one is in a panic to sell. We can calmly price and market the properties, looking for the best buyers. We have many new listings coming up that will appeal to all budgets:


North Clairemont, north of the Clairemont Square — beautiful four bedroom home with a boutique hotel-like pool. The photos are being shot this week. Asking price will be $619,900.

West University City — a generous corner lot with absolutely NO homes for sale in this area within blocks of the property. I think this home will be a hot seller. 4 bedrooms with nice roses wrapping around the side and front of the property. Actual vintage-y roses with real rose fragrance! Asking price to be determined, but more than $750,000.

San Diego/92105/Ridge View — this home is SO incredible and may be — no IS! — a once in a generation opportunity. The seller has lived in the property for over 50 years. Need I say more? 3 beds and 2 baths. 180 degree views, large (large) lot, vintage charm throughout, fireplace, wonderful garage, AND a delightful seller and family. Asking price to be determined, but more than $400,000.

Chula Vista — west of the 805. No crazy Mello-Roos taxes, yay! Another seller moving to be closer to family, this property is on a large lot with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. As the family preps the home for sale with Blend’s help, price is being discussed…thoughts so far…around $400,000. Talk to Kerry about this gem: Kerry(at)blendrealestate.com.

As the details of these listings get formalized, we’ll bring them to you in all their glory with our photography.

Stay tuned!

Kimberly Dotseth


Blend Real Estate

(858) 452-2599


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NEW listing: 1115 Rancho Santa Fe Road — Olivenhain Entertainer’s Dream

Just listed by Blend Real Estate — 1115 Rancho Santa Fe Road, Encinitas, CA 92024: a 4,000 square foot home on a .52 acre parcel located conveniently on Rancho Santa Fe Road in Olivenhain. This property is generously laid out in an open concept on the first floor. Experience a large renovated kitchen, perfect for the chef who likes pool parties. The kitchen connects via a slider door to the huge backyard, with its resort-style pool, spa, water works and rock waterfall. Towards the rear of the backyard is one of three formal seating areas, this one with a fire pit.

Four bedrooms, four bathrooms. What is the #1 question I get asked by buyers? “Is there a bedroom and bath on the main floor?” The answer is YES. There are TWO large bedrooms on the main floor, each with its own attached full bath. Perfect for family or guests.

Family room adjoins the eat-in kitchen area and on the other side of the main floor is a dining area separated by a spacious living room on one side and a sun room on the other. The living room and the sun room each has its own fireplace.

Need a place to park? We’ve got you covered. Three (2) car garages plus formal concrete pad areas for toys, trucks or a boat. One of the garages has a wonderful work bench. This home has two central A/C and two central heat systems. It’s a big house and this way you can cool or heat most efficiently.

Fun bonus: a cool laundry shoot on the second floor that goes directly to the laundry area in the garage.

The upstairs contains the children’s bedroom with its attached bath and a very large master suite with a newly built master bath.

Sellers are motivated and are moving within the area. Ask for a tour today! I would love for you to see this wonderful home! Olivenhain real estate is very unique. I would be happy to walk you through its charms and features.

Asking price $1,350,000. $1,250,000 as of July 22, 2014.

Kimberly Dotseth


Blend Real Estate

(858) 452-2599



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