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Hottest Neighborhood in San Diego? We Say It’s 92111

92111 is hot

A 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) 291-8110, or email to get started!

Kimberly Dotseth, Broker and Owner

Blend Real Estate

7770 Regents Road #113-275

San Diego, CA 92122



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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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Clairemont Real Estate – Clairemont House for Sale – 5191 Millwood, $425,000 (Sold Summer 2013)

DSC_0087This cute new listing is perfect for every type of first or second time buyer. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms with 1,006 square feet, it’s surprisingly roomy. The open floor plan is living room to dining area to kitchen. The dining area has a large slider door to the flat, expansive backyard that is ready for your personal touches like lots of lemon and lime trees or a pool!

This property has entirely new landscaping with drip irrigation in the front yard; new paint, dual paned vinyl windows, smooth ceilings, an ice cold wall A/C in the master bedroom and updated baths.

What’s a real bonus is the huge two-car attached garage and included in the sale is a high-end washer and dryer along with all standard appliances: refrigerator, range/oven, disposal and two new garage door openers.

This property won’t last so if interested in seeing it or learning more and if you don’t have your own agent, then please call me at (858) 452-2599.


Kimberly Dotseth




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