How to Buy a Home in San Diego

Buying a home in San Diego is an exciting experience. The multitude of neighborhoods that the city offers all have an appeal that is difficult to put into words. From beaches to art and culture, San Diego has something for everyone. If you find yourself wanting to buy a home in San Diego, keep the following tidbits in mind:


Whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned investor, financing is always the key to establishing your home buying reality. Getting approved for a loan and knowing your buying power will establish some ground rules for your search. REALTOR® Erick can help you find financing for Conventional, FHA, VA, and can even help you manage a seller financed deal. If you are buying a property with cash, great!

Loan Approval VS Affordability

When you get a beautiful preapproval letter from your lender, it can be tempting to push your loan to its limit. For some, this might be just fine. For others, not so much. Understand your budget and avoid getting yourself into an uncomfortable payment.


San Diego has a lot of neighborhoods each with their own charm and appeal. Narrowing down what you want out of a neighborhood can help you remain focused in your search. Take some time understand the different market conditions in your areas of interest. Being educated about the ebb and flow of the market can help save you time and heartache when you start making offers.

Get out there

Looking at properties online is a fantastic way to educate yourself about the inventory of homes on the market. Big beautiful shiny pictures and wide angle shots give you that tingly feeling and you day dream about moving in someday. Take that extra step to get out there and look at some homes. There is nothing like experiencing the dynamics of a home showing. Driving to the home, opening the door, meeting the neighbors, smelling the air, hearing the sounds…it all has an effect. I have the key, lets go take a look at your next home in person. Or, if you are out of state or abroad, let me take a walk-through video for you. I’ll shoot the video and share it with you along with my commentary.

Communication and Cooperation

That’s what home buying is truly all about. The number of people involved with a home sale is actually quite staggering. That is why it is absolutely imperative that you find a REALTOR® that gives you a sense of understanding and comfort through their communication of information. Our ability to communicate effectively as REALTORS® can be the difference between a missed opportunity and the home of your dreams. REALTOR® Erick employs a team of Transaction Coordinators and implements effective technology to communicate information with all parties involved.

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