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The Bruno Mars of Real Estate? | Escaya Team Manzon

Anthony Manzon is at it with his creativity to spin a new listing into a fun showcase for potential buyers.

If you haven’t already seen the newly listed property in Escaya, you can view the special video presentation Anthony created below.

This new property is a NEWLY constructed in beautiful Chula Vista. Built in 2019 with Upgrades totaling over $158,000!!

1062 Calle Pilares, Chula Vista, CA 91913

4 bedrooms
3 baths
2289 sqft
Price $785,000
Fully PAID OFF SOLAR panels.

Enjoy all the high end finishes which include a built in California room, whole home air quality system, water softener, ring doorbell with wired in security camera system, reverse osmosis system at the refrigerator and sink. Kitchen features, Quartz countertops, soft closed drawers, premium glass shower enclosure in the Master Bedroom, and fully upgraded appliances which includes a Samsung, refrigerator, Wifi Washer & Dryer in the dedicated laundry room and so much more.

This property is perfect for entertaining with a ton of privacy, full sized driveway and only one neighbor. Take in the beautiful sunlight and breeze that emits through the house with dual sliding glass patio doors leading to the California Room and low maintenance backyard that is fully landscaped with a luxury bbq island bar, synthetic grass in both the front and backyard. Open concept kitchen with an island that can seat up to 8 people. Floorpan features a first floor bedroom with walk-in closet and full bathroom adjacent to the room on the first floor.

The property is centrally located in Otay Ranch in one of Chula Vista’s newly built community of Escaya. This up and coming suburb in San Diego, is highly sought out for its family friendly environment that boasts country vibes with a city life amenities. The community includes everything you need in walking distance.

Live with luxury amenities of a clubhouse, wellness center, two heated community pools, indoor gym and yoga/exercise studio, 2 acre dog park, and with an upcoming 10 acre community park with 2 large play structures, basketball courts, picnic tables, North Island Credit Union amphitheater where concerts are held, and so much more.

Contact us to schedule a showing this weekend or attend our Virtual Open House!

Anthony Manzon
Coldwell Banker West
DRE#01938863

How’s the Real Estate Market in December?

San Diego is seeing a steady increase in house prices and sales. There’s still a lot of inventory and a lot of buyers. And even more a lot of money for people thinking of selling their homes to make.

We’ve snapshot the whole San Diego Market for you as well as one of our biggest market, Chula Vista.

If you’re looking at a certain market, feel free to contact us!

Our VIP Mini Pumpkin Patch Event

One of our favorite Team Manzon events to date!

As you know with covid, having client events was a challenge. Team Manzon will not let this obstacle stop us from showing our clients love!

What Did We Do?

We hosted a photo booth and a mini pumpkin patch event for our clients where each client would have a private 15-minute appointment with their families to pick out a pumpkin, a mini family photoshoot, and got some goody bags!

We had 22 families booked with 15-minute private appointments and it was a success. Everyone wore masks, temperatures were taken at the front, sanitizers and wipes were available for everyone, and we even did a health screening beforehand!

Masks only came off at the photoshoot. The photos came out amazing and I am loving all the big smiles! Here is a little recap of how it went!

Thank you to all our sponsors and partners for helping make this event so fun and memorable.

Grateful for all the people we’ve worked with and we want to always give back.

November San Diego Real Estate Market Stats

List Your Home ASAP with These Resources

Now is the time to take advantage of buyer demand if you have a home to sell. At the same time, making a super-quick sale may not be safe given the current climate. Fortunately, there are solutions.

You can learn more about listing your home in a snap with Team Manzon. Plus, consider these resources you may need to get moving on your property sale.

Prep Your Home in Advance

Part of listing your home is prepping it for polished photographs and in-person or virtual tours. Take these steps before letting your listing go live.

  • Start scrubbing: use the right cleaning products to nix germs and reduce risk.
  • Enlist pro help to clean your floors for even more appeal.
  • Declutter and stage your home to show off its best attributes.
  • Take the best possible photos (or consider hiring a pro).

Learn About All Your Options

From market trends to laws on in-person showings, keeping up with the changing rules on real estate can help you stay informed. That way, you know when you find a good deal (or need expert help).

  • Consider virtual alternatives in place of in-person showings to reduce risk.
  • Check your state’s rules that govern showings and safety protocols.
  • Recognize how the recession is impacting prospective buyers (and, therefore, sellers).

Organize the Essentials

You might expect selling your home to go smoothly, but paperwork problems and unforeseen inspection issues can throw a wrench in the works. Think about these essentials while you prepare to list your house.

  • Determine how quick of a sale you want – and what your sales contract needs to reflect.
  • Get your paperwork together so you’re ready at the drop of a hat.
  • Think about having an inspection before the buyers to avoid surprises

By taking the right steps in advance, you can get organized and streamline the sale of your house. Have all your ducks in a row to list your property today? Contact Team Manzon to find out your next steps and get expert help throughout the process.

Photo via Unsplash

Writer: Suzie Wilson

San Diego October Market Stat Update

Want to know how San Diego is doing in the market? Here’s your October market stat snapshot of how San Diego County is doing. We’ve also added Bonita as one of our city highlights for this month!

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If you like what you see and you want to know about a certain neighborhood. Contact one of our Team Manzon agents to learn more.

Know the Difference: Home Insurance vs Home Warranty

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Here you are, you just bought a home. Now you’re wondering what’s the difference between the home insurance you got from your lender and a home warranty you’re being offered. Well, we’re here to give you a brief difference between the two. Hopefully, this will help you feel at ease.

Home Insurance

Home Insurance is a requirement from your lender. This tends to be one of the conditional approvals in the loan process, where they provide a copy of home insurance or insurance agent. The insurance will protect your home from major items (leaks, break-ins, etc.) and the amount of coverage and what is covered depends greatly on which company you select. Most Home Insurance companies do not offer standard Earthquake protection. Earthquake coverage is usually a separate policy or an add on with a substantial price increase.

Home Warranty

Home Warranty is usually paid for by the seller for your first year. This covers an appliance breaking, minor leak, etc. Again these coverages depend on which company you select and options. Most home warranty companies will dispatch a technician for repairs for a $75 deductible. The item is either repaired or replaced, again depending on which company and options are selected. Make sure you research which company is best equipped to help your family.

Want more in-depth information between the two? Ask your loan officer or agent about it! Or you can check out First American Home Warranty, one of the well-known home protection companies in the US.

Ready to buy or sell a house with Team Manzon? Start with a free consultation and see where your process will begin!

Market Update in September Stats

Here’s your monthly update! In the entire San Diego and La Mesa area.

We’ve covered the average days on the market, how many active listings, and sold homes.

See the Chula Vista Market Stats for August

Last Month saw a decline in home sales, but due to the lack of inventory that’s out there.

Good news is, people are still on the hunt for homes. Low inventory is not stopping anyone from buying as of right now, and in the Chula Vista Market alone, there were 158 active listings still in July.

So if you’re looking in the Chula Vista/Bonita area, here is your insight.

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Contact Team Manzon today if you or someone is looking into the market for a house or if you would like to see how we help sell houses.

How COVID-19 and the Recession Could Impact New Home Buyers, Investors

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If you had plans to find your perfect home this year, the last few months may have made you a little anxious. With COVID-19 and a recession consuming our society and economy, it’s only natural for both investment buyers and first-time homebuyers to have some reservations. It’s also smart to have a few questions regarding these impacts, but you don’t have to spend hours searching for the answers. You can start by reaching out to an experienced real estate team to get the answers you need, but these FAQs and answers may also help. 

Are We In a Recession?

This is the question on everyone’s mind right now but it’s an especially important one if you are planning on making such a big financial investment. Unfortunately, the answer to this question is a bit more complex than a simple “yes” or “no.” There are several factors that influence our economy and determine whether we are in a recession, including the GDP, the stock markets, and the housing market. What makes things so confusing right now is that stocks have fluctuated quite a bit over the last few months, with the market gaining a few points in recent days. Still, some experts do indeed believe that COVID-19’s housing market effects have driven us into an official recession. Coupled with a decreased demand for home showings and new construction, this could indicate a significant downturn in the market. The true effects of COVID-19 on the economy and housing market are yet to be seen, so it’s wise to stay updated. 

Will Home Loans Be More Difficult to Obtain Now? 

If you are thinking about investing in your first real estate property, chances are you will be applying for some sort of financing. The good news is that you may end up snagging a great deal that equates to a lower mortgage payment. That’s because in an effort to shore up the economy, The Federal Reserve has drastically cut interest rates to their lowest point in years, and they plan on keeping them low for some time. Even with interest rates low, PennyMac loans notes that you should still shop around for the right loan. If you are only buying an investment property this year, you will still likely need to take out a conventional loan to fund your purchase, but the interest rates on this loan will be much lower. Unlike FHA loans, which usually have loose credit requirements and flexible down payments, you will also likely need to come up with at least a 20% down payment and meet more stringent credit qualifications. 

Will Home Buyers Be Able to View Potential Properties? 

If your state is one of the many that are opening back up, you may indeed be able to see potential properties in person. If you plan to visit these properties, you will still want to take the proper precautions to protect yourself. This may include wearing a face covering, which the CDC recommends doing anytime you leave your home. Continuing to practice these safeguards is absolutely crucial since the risk of COVID-19 is still very much alive and well. If you don’t want to wear a mask, or you simply don’t want to take any unnecessary risks, you can also view homes virtually. In fact, most home shoppers are opting for online walkthroughs, video conference open houses, and 3D walkthroughs in light of coronavirus closings and risks. Speaking of closing, drive-thru closings may also be an option if you prefer not to come into contact with other people. So ask your agent about these tools. 

The decision to buy or invest in a home should never be taken lightly. So if you feel anxious about doing so with the potential for a recession so high, know that your feelings are valid. Also know that with the right real estate team and the right resources, you may be able to put those worries to rest. With rates so low, now could be the perfect time to invest in or buy real estate. 

Photo Credit: Pixabay

Author: Suzie Wilson