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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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We Professionally Clean Your Home For Free When Selling

Blend Cleanology Owl JPGBlend Real Estate is pleased to announce its new partnership with Cleanology of San Diego. Cleanology is a fantastic and serious housekeeping service located throughout San Diego County. CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO THE LEFT! 

Now, when listing your home for sale with Blend Real Estate, we will pay Cleanology to come to your home and clean it top to bottom before it hits the market! This cleaning can occur right before the professional photography, so your home is truly sparkling for the photos! San Diego real estate never had it so good.

And of course you as the home seller will enjoy your clean home while we are marketing it for sale.

Cleanology uses its own products and tools, and everything will smell natural and fresh. There is nothing for you to do. Just say yes!

(This service does not include hauling away any items from your home or trash removal.)

Often sellers want to sell, but have a hard time getting ready to sell. So we will do all the work. And there’s more!

After the cleaning, Blend Real Estate steps in with its free Surface Staging program, really turning your house into a show place.

Surface Staging is something we invented and it means we buy new items and accessories for every surface of your home. It puts the right polish on each listing and explains why we sell our listings so fast, for such top dollar prices.

If your home is occupied, after it’s clean we will stage it for one day of photography, then move the items out and you’ll live with your own home items again.

The work to sell your home starts when we first sign with you! It’s a busy process. A timeline of events will be provided to you very early in your listing, so you’ll always know what is happening and when with your home.

We are ready to meet you and schedule your free house cleaning.

In the meantime, we have a new secondary website devoted to home searching. Look for your new home or sign up for our newsletter here, at

Kimberly Dotseth, broker/owner

Blend Real Estate

(858) 291-8110 or (619) 261-1909

Kerry Garnett, Realtor

Blend Real Estate

(858) 268-4733 or (858) 869-3351

California BRE Licenses #01179760 and #01835915

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San Diego Home Sellers: How We Sell Your Listings

Macys Blend Real EstateSellers, we do everything possible to sell your San Diego listing. Including our $50 weekly gift card giveaway to agents who show our listings. There is no obligation to that agent — if they show a listing, they are in the drawing. Here’s another gift card being mailed to a happy winner! This week it was from Macy’s. This gesture builds good relationships with our fellow brokers and agents, it people want to work with us…and it makes them want to bring you an offer.

When was the last time you got a $50 gift card in the mail for doing your job? Exactly – never. They go a LONG way! We do all this for you, because we know it helps sell our listings faster and for the most money possible. And it makes for a smooth transaction when and if we work with the winner. We are some of San Diego’s most successful listing agents.

We thought you should know.

-Kimberly Dotseth, broker/owner

Blend Real Estate

858 452-2599

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The Blend Real Estate Ten Point Vacant House Checklist – San Diego

Vacant House San DiegoWe’ve always said and strongly believe that a vacant, clean home sells faster than anything else. We take A LOT of vacant listings and created a ten-point checklist for our sellers to show them what we do with the home after it’s on the market. This list shows what we complete for all vacant listings no matter where they are located in San Diego County. The list is completed for every house once each 24-48 hours. Sellers love it.

Drive to property.

  1. Check the sign.
  2. Fill the flyer stand outside, replace any insider flyers or sell sheets.
  3. Pick up any trash that has blown into the front or back yard.
  4. Roll trash and recycling cans to the street and retrieve them the next day after trash/recycling is picked up.
  5. Run all faucets and flush all toilets.
  6. Rotate the lights, leaving one on at all times.
  7. Observe the neighbors, see what’s going on around the neighborhood if anything.
  8. Triple check all windows and doors to make sure they are closed and locked. Adjust all the blinds so they are closed.
  9. Once a week: run all faucets long enough to test the hot water. Test heat and air conditioning.
  10. Check the mailbox. Remove anything left at the front door.


We are always prepared to take on a new vacant listing, so all out-of-area owners can be assured that not only will we sell your home quickly for a top-dollar neighborhood price, we’ll treat the property like it’s our own. No you know why we’re always in our cars!

And we’ll always be the last one in your home hours before we close escrow for one last check of the property and our final round of “closing” photos.

Thanks for trusting us with your property!

Call to list today: (858) 452-2599 or email to review the listing contract that we send out to all of our sellers.



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