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  • This San Diego County HUD home awaits its next buyer. This home is located in Spring Valley and features 2 bedrooms 1 bathrooms. The little cozyhome is sitting on a huge lot. Plenty of parking and lots of potentials like redesigning the backyard to a beautiful oasis. Close to the freeway and 20minutes to downtown. Put your finishing touches and make this home. First time homebuyers welcome to make a bid. Hurry this home will not last.

    PROPERTY DETAILS

    Type: ResidentialPrice: $410,000Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2Area:1499 Sq Ft on 7512 Sq Ft lotYear Built: 1984Amenities: Spacious Living room, Fireplace, Large Deck, 2-Car Attached Garage, and more!

    Schedule a showing today! For more information, call Lani Sylvas at 888-681-8322 or visit www.SoldByLani.com.

  • This San Diego County HUD home awaits its next buyer! This home is located in the heart of La Mesa and features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The home has a fireplace and is spacious throughout! There is a deck right outside the living room and is great for entertaining! Nice cozy home located minutes from downtown San Diego! First time home buyers are welcome to make a bid! Hurry, this home will not last!

    PROPERTY DETAILS

    Type: ResidentialPrice: $410,000Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2Area:1499 Sq Ft on 7512 Sq Ft lotYear Built: 1984Amenities: Spacious Living room, Fireplace, Large Deck, 2-Car Attached Garage, and more!

    Schedule a showing today! For more information, call Lani Sylvas at 888-681-8322 or visit www.SoldByLani.com.

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  • This San Diego County HUD home awaits its next buyer! This home is located on a cul-de-sac and features 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms. The home has a fireplace and is spacious. There is a nice sized yard, covered patio, bbq area, and a pool with views from the backyard overlooking west. Put your finishing touches on this home. Fantastic location and only 15 minutes to downtown San Diego. First time homebuyers welcome to make a bid. Hurry this home will not last!

    PROPERTY DETAILS

    Type: ResidentialPrice: $405,000Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 2Area:1332 Sq Ft on8196 Sq Ft Cul-de-sac lotYear Built: 1978Amenities: LargeLiving room room, Fireplace, Covered Outdoor Patio, 2-Car Attached Garage,Bbq Area, Pool, Views, Huge backyard, and more!

    Schedule a showing today! For more information, call Lani Sylvas at 888-681-8322 or visit www.SoldByLani.com.

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  • This San Diego County HUD home awaits its next buyer. This home is located in El Cajon and features 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms. The home has a fireplace and is spacious throughout. There is plenty of parking also. There is a nice sized yard, covered patio, and a pool. Put your finishing touches on this home! First time homebuyers welcome to make a bid. Hurry this home will not last!

    PROPERTY DETAILS

    Type: ResidentialPrice: $325,000Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2Area:1342 Sq Ft on 8955 Sq Ft lotYear Built: 1958Amenities: Spacious Living room, Fireplace, Well-sized backyard, Covered Patio, Pool, Plenty of Parking, and much more!

    Schedule a showing today! For more information, call Lani Sylvas at 888-681-8322 or visit www.SoldByLani.com.

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  • This beautifully remodeled San Diego County home awaits its next buyer. This home features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a family room and covered outdoor patio. This is an entertainers delight. No detail has been spared. The fireplace has been beautifully tiled, kitchen features stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. There is tile throughout the home, new carpet, and ceiling fans in the bedrooms. Great location, 10 minutes from downtown and 15 minutes to beaches. Make this your home today!

    PROPERTY DETAILS

    Type: ResidentialPrice: $449,900Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2Area:1338 Sq Ft on 0.14 acreYear Built: 1956Amenities: Family room, Covered Outdoor Patio, 2-Car Attached Garage, Stainless steel appliances, Granite counters, Tile flooring, New carpet

    Schedule a showing today! For more information, call Lani Sylvas at 888-681-8322 or visit www.SoldByLani.com.

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  • This gorgeous San Diego County home can be a great move up home for a family looking to grow. Located in La Mesa, this custom home features 6 bedrooms, 6 baths plus a 2-car garage. Walk into this beautifully crafted home. There is custom wood design everywhere. Almost all bathrooms have his and her toilets and jacuzzi tubs. Home also features a family room, pool, spa, raised BBQ area, atrium and big beautiful space. There are waterfalls everywhere. Come home to this great entertainers delight today!

    PROPERTY DETAILS

    Type: ResidentialPrice: $699,900Bedrooms: 6Bathrooms: 6.5Area:4843 Sq Ft on 0.5 acreYear Built: 1974Amenities: Pool, Spa, Fireplace, Jacuzzi Tubs, Barbecue Area, Atrium, Fence, 2-Car Garage, Living Room, Family Room, Waterfalls

    Schedule a showing today! For more information, call Lani Sylvas at 888-681-8322 or visit www.SoldByLani.com.

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  • PROPERTY DETAILS

    Type: ResidentialPrice: $335,000Bedrooms:3Bathrooms:3Square Feet: 1,784Year Built: 1974Amenities: Fireplace, Patio/Deck, Fence, Garage

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  • PROPERTY DETAILS

    Type: ResidentialPrice: $399,000Bedrooms:2Bathrooms:1Square Feet:788Year Built: 1972Amenities: Patio/Deck, Fence, Garage

    Schedule a showing today! For more information, call Lani Sylvas at 888-681-8322 or visitwww.SoldByLani.com.

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  • This San Diego County HUD home awaits its next buyer. This home is located in Chula Vista and features 4 bedrooms/2 bathrooms. Spacious home and nice size yard. There is 1 bed/1 bath downstairs. Put your finishing touches on this home. Both units have a private yard. Fantastic location 5 minutes from Aquatica and Sleeptrain Amphitheater. Also features excellent freeway access and great location. First time homebuyers welcome. Hurry this home will not last.

    Property Details

    Type: ResidentialPrice: $320,000Bedrooms:4Bathrooms:2Square Feet: 1,309MLS #: 160032805Year Built: 1971

    Schedule a showing today! For more information, call Lani Sylvas at 619-889-7119 or visitwww.SoldByLani.com.

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  • This San Diego County HUD home awaits its next buyer. This home is located in Chula Vista and features 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The home needs some TLC and has a nice floor plan with living and dining areas. The home can be an entertainer's delight and is fenced with a pool! Put your finishing touches on this home. Fantastic location! First time homebuyers welcome. Hurry this home will not last long!

    Schedule a showing today! For more information, call Lani Sylvas at 888-681-8322 or visit www.SoldByLani.com.

    PROPERTY DETAILS:

    Type: Residential

    Price: $355,000

    Beds: 3

    Baths: 1

    Square Feet: 943

    MLS no:160046780

    Year Built: 1951

    Spacious Living Area

    Kitchen with Lots of Cabinet Space

    Dining Area

    Master Bedroom

    Bathroom

    Large Backyard with Pool

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  • Located within 10 minutes of Downtown, this San Diego County HUD home awaits its next buyer! This single story home features 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, and has a front porch, spacious living room, and kitchen with great storage and lots of room to add. Home opens to a large backyard. Putyour finishing touches on this home. Do not miss out on this opportunity- the price is right and if you do not want to pay HOA dues take a look at this affordable home today. First time homebuyers welcome!

    Schedule a showing today! For more information, call Lani Sylvas at 888-681-8322 or visit www.SoldByLani.com.

    PROPERTY DETAILS:

    Type: Residential

    Price: $255,000

    Beds: 1

    Baths: 1

    Square Feet:696

    MLS no: 160049834

    Year Built: 1942

    Spacious Living Room

    Kitchen with plenty of Storage

    Bedroom

    Bathroom

    Spacious Backyard

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  • Beautiful San Diego County HUD home awaits its next buyer! This one story single family home on a corner lot is situated in San Diego and features 4 bedrooms and 2 baths with a extra room. Spacious and open floor plan with large living room, dining room and enclosed patio. Amazing kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Large fenced yard with covered patio and fruit trees. Nice shed in the backyard could be used as a man cave. Great location! First time homebuyers welcome!

    Schedule a showing today! For more information, call Lani Sylvas at 888-681-8322 or visit www.SoldByLani.com.

    PROPERTY DETAILS:

    Type: Residential

    Price: $430,000

    Beds: 4

    Baths: 2

    Square Feet:1490

    MLS no:160046021

    Year Built: 1971

    Spacious Living Room

    Family Room

    Kitchen with Granite Counters and Stainless Steel Appliances

    Dining Room

    Master Bedroom

    Master Bathroom

    Huge Patio

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  • Centrally located San Diego County HUD home awaits its next buyer! This Single Family Home features 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The home also has a family room, 2 fireplaces, and a large yard with fruit trees. Talk about Location, Location, Location- within minutes from downtown! Do not miss out on this opportunity. Its a great opportunity for a first time home buyer and a fantastic price. Hurry this home will not last!

    Schedule a showing today! For more information, call Lani Sylvas at 888-681-8322 or visit www.SoldByLani.com.

    PROPERTY DETAILS:

    Type: Residential

    Price: $310,000

    Beds:2

    Baths:1

    Square Feet:804

    MLS no:160040708

    Year Built: 1942

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  • Wonderful San Diego County HUD home awaits its next buyer! This one-story Single Family home is situated in San Diego and features 4 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms. Open floor plan offers plenty of spaciousness. There is also a covered patio right outside the kitchen. Home offers fruit trees to include grapes, peaches, apples, oranges, and berries. Add your finishing touches to this home. First time homebuyers are welcome. Hurry, this home will move fast! Place your bids today.

    Schedule a showing today! For more information, call Lani Sylvas at 619-889-7119 or visit www.SoldByLani.com.

    Property DetailsType:ResidentialPrice:$310,000Square Feet:1,293MLS #:160028822Year Built:1959Status:ActiveBedrooms:4Bathrooms:1.5

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  • Enjoy summer in San Diego without breaking the bank! With its 70 miles of beautiful coastline, nice weather and a variety of street fairs, concerts, art exhibits, and cultural events, you will never run out of things to do in San Diego! So come out and play and experience a perfect and fun summer getaway with your friends and family for FREE!

    Below is a list of fun and FREE activities that you can enjoy during San Diego's summer months!

    San Diego's Beaches

    Nothing beats summer in San Diego with its 70 miles of beautiful beaches!

    59-Mile Scenic Drive

    Free Summer Concerts

    Free Summer Movies

    Balboa Park After Dark

    When: May 27 - September 2, 2016

    Twilight in the Park

    When: June 21 - September 1, 2016

    International Summer Organ Festival

    When: June 27 - August 29, 2016

    Stagecoach Days: Celebrating The Wild West In San Diego

    When: July 9 - August 27, 2016

    Supergirl Pro

    When: July 22-24, 2016

    Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition

    When: July 30, 2016

    San Diego's Farmer's Markets

    Sample some of the more than 200 varieties of fresh produce grown in San Diego at one of the region's many Farmers' Markets, held daily at locations throughout the county.

    Mission Bay

    Bike, walk or jog along many trails along Mission Bay Park. Bikers, walkers and joggers share more than 20 miles of scenic paths winding through sunlight and shade near the shoreline with workout.

    Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

    Hike the trails of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve Park and see the rare and elegant Torrey pine trees, a number of animal species and miles of unspoiled beaches below.

    Mission Trails Regional Park

    Visit Mission Trails Regional Park featuring a state-of-the-art Visitors Center where guests explore and learn about the wonders of nature and the native people who once lived on the land. The park also offers over 40 miles of natural and developed hiking and biking trails.

    South Bayfront PowWow

    South Bayfront PowWow invites visitors to the Chula Vista bayfront for a weekend of traditional Music, Dance, Arts and Crafts and Food.When: August 4-6, 2016

    Chula Vista Lemon Festival

    The Lemon Festival celebrates Chula Vista's heritage as the "Lemon Capital of the World" and will feature live entertainment, a kids' fun zone and lemons galore.When: August 7, 2016

    ArtWalk NTC @ Liberty Station

    ArtWalk NTC @ Liberty Station brings fine art outside under San Diego's sunny skies to create the perfect viewing art under natural light and purchase artwork directly from the finest artists in the region.When: August 13-14, 2016

    Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

    Cardiff-by-the-Sea is ready to celebrate man's best friend! Set in a beautiful beach community, Cardiff Dog Days of Summer is a fair for dogs and dog lovers.When: August 13, 2016

    Hillcrest Cityfest Street Fair

    CityFest takes place in the heart of Hillcrest under the Hillcrest Sign and is a huge celebration of community spirit through music, arts, crafts, and food.When: August 14, 2016

    Chula Vista Haborfest

    Chula Vista HarborFest is a family-friendly celebration that welcomes everyone to enjoy a classic summer festival with breathtaking ocean views as a backdrop.When: August 20, 2016

    Ramona County Fair

    The Ramona Country Fair is a great place for family fun featuring rides, carnival games, vendors, beer and wine gardens, food, entertainment, and much more!

    When: August 25-28, 2016

    Imperial Avenue Street Festival

    Imperial Avenue Street Festival is a multicultural street scene that will celebrate the rich culture of the Logan Heights community.When: August 27, 2016

    National City Automobile Heritage Day

    The National City Automobile Heritage Day features a dazzling display of those cars from very early models to the latest Super Cars.When: August 27, 2016

    LeucadiART Walk

    Join us for LeucadiART Walk, a revival of the original 80's art event in historic Leucadia with art, entertainment, a children's art pavilion and more.When: August 28, 2016

    Scuba diving or snorkeling

    Go scuba diving or snorkeling off San Diego's shores to see spectacular creatures of the sea. La Jolla Shores and Cove offer some of the clearest waters on the California coast, as well as miles of protected underwater preserve to explore.

    The Embarcadero

    Walk along downtown's beautiful Embarcadero, featuring the Waterfront Park, promenades and an 830-foot-long water fountain to splash and play. Visitors can view impressive public art sculptures and memorials celebrating San Diego's international ties, cultural diversity and military and maritime heritage.

    Bayshore Bikeway

    The iconic 24-mile Bayshore Bikeway in San Diego is a must-do for bicyclists visiting the area. Of course, there are plenty of other amazing bike paths to explore throughout the county.

    Balboa Park Trails

    Take a walk or run along the 65+ miles of trails of Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park in the United States, and discover its beautiful Spanish Colonial-Revival architecture and glorious gardens. Also, visitors can take advantage of the Park's variety of other free offerings, including ranger-led walking tours.

    South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival

    South Bay Pride Art and Music Festival will be a day (and evening) of fun for all with live entertainment, local art, food, drinks and more!When: September 10, 2016

    Coronado Art Walk

    The 2-day Coronado Art Walk is put on by the Coronado Historical Association and is an admission free, public event designed to foster creativity and appreciation for the wonders of art.When: September 10-11, 2016

    Old Town Fiestas Patrias

    It's that time again to head to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park to celebrate Mexican Independence! The annual Fiestas Patrias festivities commence with the ringing of the bell at the historic Casa de Estudillo.When: September 17, 2016

    Source: http://www.sandiego.org/

    More fun SUMMER activities in San Diego can be found athttp://www.sandiego.org/.

    Please don't hesitate to call us at (888) 861-8322 (Toll Free) if you need additional information.

  • Fabulous San Diego County HUD Home awaits its next buyer. This gorgeous single-story home is located on a 7,639 square foot lot with 2,509 square feet of living space in a desired Chula Vista neighborhood. The home has an arched entry way and is very spacious throughout. There is a fireplace in the living room, and many windows giving a light and bright ambience. This beauty features 4 ample-spaced bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, open space, 2-car attached garage, and a beautiful yard with gazebo, perfect for warm family afternoons. Exceptional location - close to shopping, freeways, schools, parks, and much more. Quiet neighborhood, tree lined streets near all, and low HOA fees! Contact Lani Sylvas now at 888-681-8322or visit www.soldbylani.com for more details.

    Additional Info:

    Property Type: Single Family DetachedLiving Area: 7,639 sq. ft.County: San DiegoYear Built: 2000HOA Fee:$25.00 monthly

    Nearby Schools:

    Veterans ElementaryRancho Del Rey MiddleOlympian High

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  • Wonderful San Diego County HUD home awaits its next buyer. This beautiful 2-story home is located at Dictionary Hill in the community of Panorama at Sweetwater. This home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2-car garage, 2 fireplaces with one in the master bedroom, high ceilings, and lots of space throughout, tiled kitchen counters, and a cute covered patio at the back. This home is in the largest lot in this community of homes and has a huge, huge garden and awesome views of the Sweetwater Reservoir. This home is perfect for families and first time homebuyers are welcome. This is home absolutely a must-see so dont miss this great deal! Call Lani Sylvas at 888-681-8322 or visit www.soldbylani.com.

    Additional Info:

    Property Type:Single Family DetachedLiving Area: 1,676 sq. ft.County:San DiegoYear Built:1992

    Nearby Schools:

    Loma ElementaryLa Presa MiddleMonte Vista High

  • Awesome San Diego County HUD home awaits its next buyer. This Single Family Home features 4 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Location, Location, Location within minutes from downtown, and has views of the Coronado Bridge and some views to Downtown San Diego. Do not miss out on this opportunity. Hurry this home will not last! Contact us today for a showing!

    Call Lani Sylvas at888-681-8322or visit www.soldbylani.com for more details.

    Additional Info:

    Property Type: Single Family DetachedLiving Area: 1,047 sq. ft.County: San DiegoYear Built: 1930

    Nearby Schools:

    Kimbrough ElementaryMemorial Scholars & Athletes SchoolGarfield High

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  • This San Diego County HUD home awaits its next buyer. This Duplex is located in Chula Vista and features 4 bedrooms/ 3 bathrooms. Live in one and rent the other to help you pay your mortgage. Put your finishing touches on this home and remodel it yourself. Lots of entertaining space. Both units have a private yard. Fantastic location 5 minutes from Aquatica and Sleeptrain Amphitheater. Also features excellent freeway access talk about location. First time homebuyers welcome. Hurry this home will not last!

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  • Wonderful San Diego County HUD home awaits its next buyer. This charming condominium unit is located in the heart of Hillcrest. The 848 sq. feet of living space features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fireplace, and a private balcony overlooking the quiet street. Spacious, bright and airy, and theres lots of natural light. Excellent location ideally situated close to Downtown San Diego and trendy shops. The complex is well-maintained and low HOA fee. This home will move fast, so hurry and place your bids now! First time homebuyers are welcome.

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    Additional Info:

    Property Type: CondominiumLiving Area:848 sq. ft.County:San DiegoYear Built:1994

    Nearby Schools:

    Birney ElementaryRoosevelt International MiddleSan Diego International Studies School

  • Awesome San Diego County HUD home awaits its next buyer. This Single Family Home features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with an additional California room. There is a mature Orange tree in the front yard and the home is spacious throughout. Large backyard with great views of the canyon. Talk about Location, Location, Location within minutes from Qualcomm stadium, and in the Serra Mesa community. First time homebuyers welcome.

    Hurry this home will not last and homes are moving fast.

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  • Awesome San Diego County HUD home awaits its next buyer. This is an excellent opportunity to own a piece of San Diego for less than $250K. This 973 square foot home is has 3 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom. The wrap around backyard is large and fenced ready for you to create your very own tranquil retreat. The property also features fruit trees. This nice home is situated in an extremely good location with about 10 minutes from downtown, 20 minutes to beaches and within close proximity to major San Diego freeways.With lots of potential, let your creative juices flow and put your finishing touches. Do not miss out on this opportunity because this home will move fast! Call Lani Sylvas at888-681-8322or visitwww.soldbylani.com. Welcome home!

    Additional Info:

    Property Type:Single Family Detached Living Area:973 sq. ft. County:San Diego Year Built:1951

    Nearby Schools:

    Encanto Elementary Bell Middle Lincoln High

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  • A home is more than a house. A home is where the best memories are made with your family and friends. Thats why you need a house built for making memories together. This split-level open concept home floor plan is the perfect place to raise a family or entertain guests. There are so many spaces throughout the home and spacious floor plan for you to enjoy the company of others like the spacious living room or the decks that offers amazing views.

    This home has a large 2-car garage. The spacious living room opens to the kitchen and one of the balconies. Thekitchen is equipped with both space and counters for you to prep your meals on. The dining area leads to one of the decks, too and you can view the outside through the glass doors. A family room is also available for your family quality time.

    All bedrooms are ample spaced, each with its own closet. You must see the 2 decks on each level of the house youll be mesmerized with the amazing views it offers. These spots are just perfect to entertain family and friends.

    5127 Manhasset Drive is ideally situated within walking distance from San Diego State University; convenient location; and with easy access to the 8 freeway. Fantastic pride of ownership throughout. Live in your own piece of paradise in this home. Don't wait as this home will move FAST! Contact Lani Sylvas today at 888-681-8322 for your appointment or visit www.soldbylani.com for more details.

  • Come live in this beautiful San Diego County HUD home located in Paradise Hills. This awesome home features 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The ample-spaced bedrooms feature comfortable carpeted floors. There is an additionally large extra room off the master bedroom. The kitchen opens to dining area off of the living room. and allows for seamless living.

    This house is also highlighted by a cozy fireplace. The home is privately located encompassed by a lushly landscaped surroundings and open fields off the enclosed patio.

    The community has fantastic pride of ownership throughout and.offers wonderful amenities including a lap pool, childrens playground, basketball and tennis courts, beautifully landscaped walking course, clubhouse, and fitness gym.

    Step outside and youre minutes away to endless entertaining, shopping, and dining.

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    Additional Info:

    Property Type:Condo /TownhouseLiving Area:1,293 sq. ft.County:San DiegoYear Built:1986HOA Fee:$152.00 Fees Monthly Master Association

    $80.00 Sub Association

    Nearby Schools:

    Zamorano ElementaryBell MiddleMorse High

    Contact Lani Sylvas now at888-681-8322or visitwww.soldbylani.comfor more details.

  • Gorgeous San Diego County HUD home awaits its next buyer. Located in Eastlake Vistas in the heart of beautiful Chula Vista, this 2-story Single Family Home features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a loft upstairs, a cozy fireplace, and a 2-car garage. Enjoy the summer with a dip in the swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Entertain friends and family or spend afternoon BBQs on your huge backyard. Location is awesome, too! This home is situated near Otay Ranch Mall, Olympic Training Center, and AMC Theaters. Lots of great restaurants, shopping and entertainment options within the area. First time homebuyers welcome. This home definitely will not last on the market so hurry and call us now! Call Lani Sylvas at888-681-8322or visitwww.soldbylani.comto schedule an appointment.

    Additional Info:

    Property Type: Single Family DetachedLiving Area: 2,053 sq. ft.County: San DiegoYear Built: 2004HOA Fee: $97/month

    Nearby Schools:

    Salt Creek ElementaryEastlake MiddleEastlake High

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  • Inflatable, portable PhotonGrill cooks your food with nothing but the sun

    The barbecue of the future is here. Meet PhotonGrill, an inflatable 100 percent solar-powered grill that lets you ditch the charcoal for greener cooking. Perfect for camping and areas with fire bans, the lightweight, fire-free and fuel-free PhotonGrill is designed for portability and easily folds down to fit in a backpack. The best part? Its NASA-inspired technology is so efficient the grill reaches 500F in just five minutes.

    Recently launched on Kickstarter, the PhotonGrill is available at a discount for early bird backers and comes with a lightweight carrying case, solar-optimized pan, BBQ tongs, and an air pump. The portable and durable grill weighs only seven pounds and can easily be set up in just three minutes. A pot can also be attached for cooking. An optional add-on module will transform the PhotonGrill into a highly efficient power generator so you can charge your electronics with sun-powered electricity wherever you go.

    Heres how the PhotonGrill works: once fully inflated, the grill, made of lightweight plastic film, takes on the form of a reflective parabolic mirror that concentrates the energy contained in the rays of light into a small area, creating highly-localized energy thats powerful enough to cook with. The design team says the technology was based on experiments carried out by NASA in the 1960s

    By using heat to thermally deform the plastics polymers structure, the plastic is able to remember and transform into the desired parabolic shape when inflated, says the PhotonGrill team, who also claim the grill has 1,000 watts of power. Set atop a stable tripod, the parabolic mirror is made with highly robust polymer foils tested to ensure they can withstand all contingencies, even a large splash of boiling grease. PhotonGrill is looking to raise $111,964 on Kickstarter to bring the solar-powered grill to production.

    Courtesy of California Association of REALTORS. Click Here for Original article.

  • Charming San Diego County HUD home offers a great lifestyle. This condominium unit rests within the highly sought after Rancho Villas complex, presented with 2 bedrooms, each with its own full bathroom; an additional half bath, and a 1-car garage. Enjoy the mountain views on the balcony just off of the master suite or be cozy near the living room fireplace. With bright and open floor plan, this home will satisfy the most discriminating buyer.

    After a long days work, bond with your family, friends, and neighbors at amenities that allow you to relax and celebrate life, giving you the perfect mix of nature and city. Complex features include:

    Swimming PoolsSpaTennis and Other Sports CourtClubhouseRecreation AreaGym

    Highly accessible to transportation and ideally situated near churches, school, and other established commercial centers.

    This home is a promise of complete and timeless living experience. Your home is your haven. That is why Sold By Lani assures the quality of your investment. Contact Lani Sylvas today at 888-681-8322 for more details or to schedule an appointment. Visit www.soldbylani.com to see all San Diego HUD listings or to obtain a HUD Photo List.

    Additional Info:

    Property Type: CondominiumCommunity: Rancho San DiegoNeighborhood: Rancho VillasCounty: San DiegoYear Built: 1991

    Nearby Schools:

    Rancho San Diego ElementaryHillsdale MiddleValhalla High

  • Americans Think Homeownership is a Sound Investment

    Media Contact: Jane Dollinger / 202-383-1042 / Email

    WASHINGTON (October 14, 2015) A vast majority of Americans believe that buying a home is a solid financial decision, and most believe they could sell their home for at least its initial purchase price, according to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors. The 2015 National Housing Pulse Survey also found that a preponderance of Americans think that now is a good time to buy a home.

    The survey, which measures consumers' attitudes and concerns about housing issues in the nation's 50 largest metropolitan statistical areas, found that more than eight in 10 Americans believe that purchasing a home is a good financial decision, and 68 percent believe that now is a good time to buy a home. Seventy-one percent believe they could sell their house for what they paid for it, a jump of 16 percentage points from 2013.

    When asked for reasons about why homeownership matters to them, respondents answers did not change significantly from past years. Building equity, wanting a stable and safe environment, and having the freedom to choose their neighborhood remain the top three reasons to own a home.

    "Homeownership is part of the American Dream, and this survey proves that dream is alive and thriving in our communities," said NAR President Chris Polychron, executive broker with 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Ark. "Realtors believe that anyone who is able and willing to assume the responsibilities of owning a home should have the opportunity to pursue that dream in a safe, responsible way, which is why NAR advocates homeownership issues and educating potential buyers about achieving their property investment goals."

    The number of renters who are now thinking about purchasing a home has increased since the last survey in 2013, up from 36 percent to 39 percent. Sixty-one percent of renters stated that owning a home is a priority for their future. According to the survey, 80 percent of respondents believe that pre-purchase counseling programs and classes are very or somewhat important. Forty-five percent of homeowners who said they did not take a counseling program, reported they would have taken part in one had it been easily available to them.

    Attitudes about the housing market have improved in recent years. Forty-nine percent of respondents indicated that they feel activity in the housing market has increased in the past year, compared to 44 percent in 2013 and 12 percent in 2011. Eighty-nine percent expect home sales in their area to either increase or remain the same. Concern about foreclosures has also declined, with only 15 percent of respondents indicating that foreclosure is a major concern.

    In addition to improved attitudes about the housing market, survey participants also showed an improved outlook regarding the economy. Only 36 percent think that job layoffs and unemployment are a big problem, a substantial drop from 45 percent in 2013.

    Perceived obstacles to homeownership have remained mostly unchanged compared to recent years; 78 percent of respondents point to college debt and student loans as the main obstacle to making a home purchase affordable. Seventy-six percent of participants said they have a full-time job but still did not make enough money to purchase a home. Seventy-four percent believe they do not have enough money for a down payment and closing costs.

    As the market has improved, concern about the cost of housing has increased. Two-thirds of survey participants said that home prices are more expensive than they were a year ago. There is additional concern over the lack of available housing; 41 percent said the lack of affordable homes is either a very big or fairly big problem in their area, an increase of 9 percent points from 2013.

    For adult millennials under the age of 35, the burden of student debt is their chief concern, with 86 percent of respondents naming college debt as an obstacle to homeownership. Over half reported that their housing costs are a financial strain on their budget, 65 percent are concerned about high rental prices, and 60 percent are concerned about high home prices. However, millennials tend to have a more upbeat and positive view about the future of the nation than older Americans, with 42 percent of millennials saying that the country is headed in the right direction compared to only 20 percent among those aged 50 and older.

    The 2015 National Housing Pulse Survey is conducted by American Strategies and Myers Research & Strategic Services for NARs Housing Opportunity Program. The telephone survey polled 1,000 adults nationwide in the 50 most populous metropolitan statistical areas. An additional 250 interviews were conducted with millennial adults (born after 1981) from the same geography. The study has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

    The National Association of Realtors, "The Voice for Real Estate," is America's largest trade association, representing more than 1.1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

    Courtesy National Association of Realtors. Click Here for Original Article.

  • This beautifulSan Diego County HUDhome is another home Sold By Lani. This unit is located in a great complex - Camelot inEastlakewithamenitiesyou want and deserve. Situated next to a green court yard area with a water pond, this2 bedroomcondo is very spacious and has its very own fireplace and a private patio perfect spot to entertain friends. Located within walking distance to the lavish pool and to the local area lake, you cannot go wrong here. Enjoy a cool drink on your patio and listen to the calming water fountain nearby in the green garden of thecomplex.

    Situated conveniently near Village Walk at EastLake, you have access to an array ofdining, shopping and entertainmentoptions - Trader Joe's, Sprouts Farmers Market, T.J. Maxx, Pier 1 Imports, Petco, O's American Kitchen, Via Lago Trattoria by Busalacchi, Pho Hiep & Grill Chteau, Karina's Mexican Seafood.

    Cool, calm and sophisticated, this home is enveloped in light and comfort. Here, youll find more than a place to live youll find a lifestyle.

    To watch a virtual tour for this home click here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPoyKPsI-Wc

    Additional Info:

    Property Type: CondominiumCommunity: CamelotCounty: San DiegoYear Built: 1989HOA/Maintenance: $265

    Nearby Schools:

    Eastlake ElementaryEastlake MiddleEastlake High

  • This fabulousHUD homewas Sold By Lani!Living is easy in this impressive, generously proportionedcondominium unit.

    Built in 1982, this great nest is located in the wonderful neighborhood ofParadise Hills. Enjoy the amenities offered apoolarea, aBBQarea,tennis courtsand more, all located within agated community. Acorner unit, the floor plan encompasses2 bedrooms and a bathroom, a cozybalcony, aspacious living roomwith afireplace, and a sleek andstylish kitchenthat flows through thedining area. This home is ideally situated to enjoy the proximity of almost everything you need grocery storesare just around the corner Ralphs, Vons, Safewayetc. Dine in at afast food restaurantof your choice amongTitas II Restaurant, Jack In The Box, Taco Fiesta 2andRising Dragon Chinese Restaurant. Agas stationis also located nearby. Have coffee over at a nearbyStarbucksor take the kids to play baseball atSweet Valley Little League. Bookworms will enjoy 4 libraries near the area Bonita-Sunnyside Library, Paradise Hills Library, Skyline Hills Library,andLincoln Acres Library. You can also find banks along the vicinity. Easy freeway access, too!

    To watch a virtual tour for this home click here:

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=2980+alta+view+drive

    Additional Info:

    Property Type: Detached CondoCommunity: Paradise HillsCounty: San DiegoSq Footage: 838 sq.ft.HOA/Maintenance: $300

    Nearby Schools

    Zamorano ElementaryBell MiddleMorse High

  • This beautifulSan Diego County HUD home was Sold By Lani! This incredible property is located in an established gated community inEl Cajonand has easy access to the 8 freeway which is close to all. Priced at an absolutely amazing value, this3 bedrooms, 2 bathhome is a gem that offers aspacious living space, a lot of privacy, a backyard paradise with paverson one side perfect for spontaneous family get togethers and BBQ parties. It is also equipped withtile floorsand someupgrades all throughout the house. Situated right on the fringes of the bustling City, enjoy the peace of a mature neighborhood while having easy access to the luxuries in town such as restaurants, coffee shops, groceries, parks, schools, shopping and entertainment. For your culinary cravings, pick a restaurant of you choice such asAl Tabikh,California Deli Works,Sagmani'sRestaurant, Tres Hermanos Taco Shopand more. Your weekends will never be a bore, let theOlaf WeighorstandKnox House Museumentertain you and the kids. Enjoy the fresh air and lush scenery at theWildmere,TuttleandRenette Park. Hang out with friends while you sip your favorite coffee atStarbucksandFull House Cafe. Revel in fresh ingredients and shop atLeo's,Maria's Fresh Foods Inc., andDowntown El Cajon Farmers Market. There's just so much to do in this side of town. This is such a great deal.

    ContactSold By Laniat888-861-8322or visit www.soldbylani.comif you are buying or selling a home in San Diego.

    To watch a virtual tour for this home click here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As8ZiR5L_9M

    Additional Info:

    Property Type: Detached CondoCommunity: Johnson Avenue CondominiumsCounty: San DiegoYear Built: 1975Garage: 1 Car AttachedSq Footage: 1036 sq.ft.HOA/Maintenance: $145

    Nearby Schools

    Del Ray SchoolsCuyamaca Elementary SchoolEmerald Middle School

  • Another home sold by Sold by Lani and was already snatched up by an alert buyer. This charmingSan Diego Countysingle family HUD home is located in Santee, a suburban city of San Diego in San Diego County.

    This home offers charm and is indeed very inviting!Situated on a dreamycorner lotwithwhite picket fences, it boasts of agreat spacious floor planperfect for entertaining. This3 bedrooms, 2 bathhome features aprivate covered patio; ideal for dining, and relaxing, abelow ground poolwith water slide that the kids will surely loveand alarge backyardset for delighting friends and family perfect for a weekend get away at your convenience. Take the kids and walk to the luscious scenery ofMast Park. Experience food extravaganza atHilberto's Mexican Food, Wings and Things, andDomo Sushi Bar and Grill. Enjoyshoppingat the closest grocery stores likeSprouts, Farmers Market, Vons and Sunfood. This gem is centrally located with easy access to Mission George and HWY 125. Everything you need is definitely right here! A perfect place to call home!

    Buying and selling a home are significant milestones in life, and your agent is your expert, advocate and guide throughout the whole process. We always make sure that we have a cordial and harmonious relationship with every client and buyer. If you are thinking about selling, meet with us to see how we can help you out and get your home under contract in no time. ContactLani Sylvasat 888-681-8322 today. For more information, visit www.soldbylani.com.

  • This amazingSan Diego Countyhome was Sold by Lani. Situated in the heart ofLa Mesa, this prime piece ofReal Estateis priced amazingly forlocation.Very spacious home features 1,497 sq ft of living space along with3 bedrooms,2 newly-renovated bathrooms, a large comfy living room andupgraded kitchenwith a lovely center bar area. Enjoy a cup of coffee as you relax on yourfront porchor take a walk along the back and into thespacious backyard just perfect for family gatherings or a normal-dayBBQ. Need we say location? This beauty is conveniently situated near theGrossmont Center Mallfor tons of shopping, dining and entertainment options. Choose from an array of restaurants within the shopping center BJs Restaurant/Brewhouse,Red Lobster,The Olive Garden,Claim Jumper, and more. Watch the latest movies at theReading Cinemaor have fun painting your own ceramics and mosaics atCeramiCafe. Take the kids toSmart Kids Timefor educational and fun activities. Everything you need is just around the corner. Plus easy freeway access. Definitely was a great deal.

    ContactSold By Lani at 888-861-8322 or visit www.soldbylani.com.

    To watch a virtual tour of this home click here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZrKjIohlIE

    Additional Info

    Property Type:Single Family detachedCommunity:La MesaCounty:San DiegoYear Built:1994Garage:2-car DetachedFront PorchSpacious Backyard

    Nearby Schools

    oLemon Avenue Elementary

    oLa Mesa MiddleSchool

    oGrossmont High School

  • Millennials also known as Generation Y (those in their 20s and early 30s) are the current basis of the housing market nowadays. Given that millennials are the largest generation in history after the baby boomers, it means there is a potential for strong underlying demand.

    As the population of millennials surges, local developers and architects are rethinking the way they provide living spaces and homes for this generations demand. San Diego is among the top 10 best US Cities for them to live in. Millennials love San Diego. About 15% of population in the area are millennials.

    With a median rent of $1,261, median income of $30,196 and a low crime score definitely San Diego is the place to be for this generation. Imagine a blue sky and a year round 70 degree temperatures, who wouldnt want that? Aside from that there are plenty of military and government jobs to go around especially for those fresh graduates.

    70 miles of beach and great neighborhoods like Little Italy are also one of the reason why millennials prefer San Diego. Little Italy is considered as the citys most millennial-friendly neighborhood. Nightlife, cultural attractions, shopping, and fitness hubs are among the factors why this city and neighborhood are favored.

    Need to know more information about San Diego Real Estate/neighborhood? Are you thinking of moving into San Diego area home for sale? We can discuss the steps to get your dream home! Call me today!

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  • Water is the planets most precious resource. Having access to a clean water is really a privilege for most of us, unfortunately, many people still take this for granted. Cutting down on consumption whenever possible is something that everyone can do to live a little greener. Starting with our own little home garden you could save tons of water. Here are some tips to get you started:

    Water Pots in the Afternoon and Your Garden in the morning Scheduled watering of plans have significant effect on plant growth. According to the University of Illinois Extension,the optimal watering time for therestof the garden, is early morning before the temperatures begin to rise, winds are lower and there is less evaporation.Morning watering gives the plants a good supply of water to face the heat of the day.

    While wateringcontainer plants or in potsin the afternoon may lead to healthier, stronger growing plants compared to container plants watered early in the morning. This is because pots have low moisture retention properties, meaning pot plants dry out more quickly if watered in the morning. So water pots in the afternoon and the rest of the garden in the morning.

    Avoid evening watering as night-time temperatures are often inadequate to dry moisture on the leaves which can encourage fungal to grow on plants.

    Conserve water by Save and Reuse Install a water tank. This will be a rainwater container and roof runoff which can be used for your garden. Aside from that you can reuse water from kitchen. Those water you use to boil or steam vegetables can be later used instead of being tip down the sink. Same with fish tank water.

    Choose your Plant Container Think about your pot location before making a final decision, this is because different materials heat up quickly or lose moisture due to porosity. Metal container heats up quickly and it will draw moisture out of the soil, same with clay pots which loses moisture because of their porous surface. So you might consider using this type of containers as an outer decorative pots and put a smaller porous pot inside to retain vital moisture.

    Use Mulch! Up to 70% of water can evaporate from the soil on a hot day if you dont have mulch as a protective layer on top. Mulch is one of the best moisture holding strategies you can employ. It prevents evaporation from the soil surface, helps suppress water-thieving weeds from growing and many mulches add vital nutrients to the soil at the same time.

    And Lastly Reduce the Impact of Water Guzzling Plants Species with low water needs will save you time and money in the garden. These include:

    established or slow growing plantssmall plantsvarieties with small or narrow leavesgrey or silver foliage orleathery, hairy, curled or fuzzy leaves that typically require less moisture

    Growing a majority of thirsty plants that suck up moisture can steal your time and money! These include:

    those with high fertiliser needsspecies with large leavesnewly planted vegetation orfast growing species

    By utilizing and applying this steps will not only improve water efficiency on your home garden but it can help preserve the water supply for future generations.

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  • Are you thinking about buying your first home? Buying a home can be an exciting prospect but can be difficult if you arent adequately prepared. Well dont worry, Sold by Lani Real Estate Team of San Diego is here to provide you with the information and resources necessary to achieve the goal of homeownership.

    There are some things to consider and actions to take before walking the path to homeownership. You might be asking yourself if buying a home is the best decision for you. Are you financially prepared for getting a home? Do you understand the home buying process? These are the things you need to know and things you need to address in order to get your life in financial order and start living in that perfect house.

    This past Saturday on May 31st, 2014, Lani Sylvas a San Diego Real Estate Agent of The Sold by Lani Real Estate Team was a guest speaker for NAREB at The right path of homeownership seminar for buyers. The buyers that attended this seminar walked away with: The Top Ten Buyer Questions answered, The Home Buying Process, Understanding Credit, Short Sales, Bank Owned Property, HUD Homes and much more. There was also an open house from 1:00pm to 3:00pm where buyers were able to tour homes and get a feel for what it was like to view properties. Buyers walked away with a wealth of information that was valuable.

    Do you want to see more events like this? Get in contact with us today. The Sold By Lani Real Estate Team works in San Diego County and can assist you today. We are your path to San Diego Homeownership.

    Be sure to visit market Creeks Event & Venues | 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114 to find out when the next event is. The Sold By Lani Real Estate Team can be reached at soldbylani.com or call us toll free today at 888-681-8322.

  • May 25, 2014

    Another home sold by Sold by Lani Real Estate and was already snatched up by an alert buyer. Located on1,279 sq. ft. of living space, this stunningHUD Homehas3 bedroomsand2 full bathrooms. It also features a hugefamily roomsuitable for special gatherings, abeautiful kitchen, and apatioat the back which is absolutely perfect for relaxation . You will enjoy thespacious front and back yardsfor gardening activities or bbq's. There's also room if you want to put your own private pool. This home is centrally situated for easy access to many shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Awesome location, reasonable price - this is definitely a great deal! ContactSold by Lani at 619-797-6222 /888-861-8322or visit our website at soldbylani.com.

    Additional Info

    Property Type: Single FamilyNeighborhood: Lemon Grove County:San DiegoBuilt in 1950

    Click on the link for a Virtual Tour >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npPf1nXDr6c

  • May 17, 2014

    Status:Call888-681-8322for a private tour of this home.

    Price:$220,500

    Description

    This WonderfulSan Diego County homeawaits you. The home features 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and a rather large family room great for gatherings. The spaciousness of this home located on a corner lot gives you nice front and backyard space and offers a great deal of privacy. The lush landscape is filled with several nice trees, one tree includes a tree house. Wow! remember those, its been so long and with evolution, I did not know that tree houses still existed! Come and see what this beautiful HUD home has in store for you. With 950 sq. ft. living space, thisSingle-Family homehas high ceilings all throughout . A really amazing deal for what might be your next home! Where can you go right now and get a home for the low 200's in San Diego?First time home buyersare welcome. If you need help buying or selling a home, giveSold By Lani a call. We can help you! Contact us at 888-681-8322 or visit our website atsoldbylani.com.

    Additional Info

    Property Type: Single FamilyNeighborhood: EncantoCounty:San DiegoYear Built: 1957

    Click on the link for a Virtual Tour:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tGMKH0fKGQ

  • May 5, 2014

    AwesomeHUD home sold by Sold by Lani. AHUD homelocated right at thebay front, this magnificentcondounit features a 2-space private underground parking, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a cozy fireplace and a comfy balcony for relaxation. Enjoy the wonderful amenities of the complex recreation area, business center, sauna, jacuzzi, and a private pool. Concierge at the entry to provide full security. Conveniently situated nearPetco Park,The Convention Center,Little Italy,Embarcadero, and theSanta Fe Train Station. Plus, so many available options for 24/7 fun and entertainment around town. This home is definitely a vibrant showcase ofurban living! If you need help buying or selling a home give us a call and we would love to help you. ContactSold by Lani at 619-797-6222 or visit our website at soldbylani.com

    Additional Info:

    Property Type: CondoLiving Area: 1,550 sq. ft. County: San DiegoSubdivision: Columbia District Complex: The Grande NorthBuilt in 2005

    Click on the link for a Virtual Tour >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGByq7hT0ss

  • A great suburbanSan Diegorestaurantis serving up delectableSouthern Cookingwith style. Formerly Magnolias Restaurant,Felixs BBQ With Souloffers down-home barbecue and soul food in a warm, upscale environment. Initially, they were serving satisfied customers inOceanside, and now, the owner Felix Berry has decided to come down toSan Diegoto serve up the samedelectable home style cookingthat keeps customers coming back for more. Designed with large, luxurious tables and beautifully paneled walls lined with modern art and photography, the restaurant caters up to 150 seat and specializes inSouthern comfort food. Must try's include smoked bbq pork ribs, gumbo, collard greens, catfish, Alabama grilled pork chops, Chicago style sausage, chicken with waffles, mac n cheese, tasty braised cabbage, sweet potato pancakes, red beans mixed with rice, biscuits and gravy, fried green tomatoes, and black-eyed peas. Follow it up with sumptuous deserts like sweet potato pie and candied yams. Enjoy the crazy good food as you relax with the smooth bluzzy-jazz playing in the background. They also have an entertaining open mic event every Tuesdays. Friendly and courteous staff. Hours of operation are: Mon Thu: 11:00 21:00; Fri Sat: 08:00 22:00; Sun: 08:00 21:00. Felixs BBQ With Soulis located at 342 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114.

  • April 18, 2014

    Status:Call888-681-8322for a private tour of this home. Open House held 4/18/14 and 4/19/14

    Price:$390,000

    Description

    Another home sold by Sold by Lani and was already snatched up by an alert buyer. WonderfulSan Diego County home. This stylish residence features3 bedrooms and 2 bathroomsand is located inChula Vista, complete with a cozyfireplacein the living room and abonus roomnext to the dining room, perfect for entertaining guests and family gatherings. You will enjoy the large, spacious backyard, especially if you're into gardening. This spectacular home is amust-see!

    Additional Info

    Property Type: Single FamilyNeighborhood: Chula Vista County: San DiegoSchool District: Sweetwater UnionPer FHA Appraisal Sq.Ft.1240

    Click on the link for a Virtual Tour > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tjvZyGHjIg

  • April 14, 2014

    This magnificentSan Diego County HUD homewas put into escrow this week! The property located in Boulevard CA features3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and an additional room for visitors and special gatherings. Located on over8 acresof land and not only 1 but 2 beautiful decks overlooking the green pastures, you can enjoy the mountain views for miles in this surrounding area. This home is definitely somewhere you could spend quality time with your family having BBQs, ride quads with the children, build a pool, add a jacuzzi and much much more. In other words owning this home will be a joy for the new buyer. If you need help buying or selling a home give Sold by Lania call and we would love to help you. Contact us at 888-681-8322 or visit our website at www.soldbylani.com.

    Additional Info:

    Property Type: Single FamilyNeighborhood: Boulevard County: San DiegoSchool District: Mountain Empire Unified Built in 1991

    Click on the link for a Virtual Tour >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24u9Xq6hfJo

  • March 21, 2014

    This wonderfulSan Diego HUD homelocated inRedwood Villagewas sold by Lani Sylvas. Low $300sand features 3 bedrooms with aspacious kitchen, large backyard that is well landscaped and has a pond too. This property has an awesome floor plan and is very spacious throughout. Great location near theCollege Grove Shopping Centerand 10 minutes from the lovely Downtown San Diego. Such a great place to callhomein 2014. CallLani Sylvaswith Coldwell Banker West at888-681-8322todayif youre looking to buy or sell your home.

    Additional Info:

    Property Type: Single FamilyNeighborhood: Redwood VillageCounty:San DiegoSchool District:San Diego Unified10 Minutes to Downtown San Diego15 Minutes to BeachesNear College Grove Shopping CenterEasy Access to FreewaysCentrally Located

    Click on the link for a Virtual Tourhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGLunXn8lhw

  • March 1, 2014

    We are now entering our third month of 2014. As we welcomed this new year, and started out to a great start, we are also focused to write a new chapter in this book of ours called LIFE. May this article and the simple things below inspire each of us to create good episodes of our own stories.

    This year.

    Learn to approve of yourself instead of looking for approval from others. Forget perfection, find satisfaction.

    Slow down. Appreciate lifes simple pleasures. Treasure relationships. Cherish friendships. Life is too short to be unhappy. Grudges are a waste of time. Laugh a lot. Apologize when you should. Let go of what you cant change. Love deeply. Forgive quickly. Take chances and dont live with regrets.

    Learn about different things and nurture your passion. Live simply but dream big. Let your dreams be bigger than your fears and your actions be louder than your words.

    Do what makes you happy. Go for long walks. Indulge in hot baths. Eat clean. Sleep well. Be kind to yourself.

    Travel. Talk to strangers. Take too many pictures. Live for the moment. Loosen up, let go, and just be.

    Count your blessings and share them and help others.

    The beauty of life is while we cannot undo what has been done, we can see it, understand it, and we can changeso that every moment is spent not in regret, fear, or anger but in wisdom, understanding, and love.

    Everyday is beautiful if you choose to see it as so. So when you wake up tomorrow morning, appreciate the life that was given to you. Its a gift. Not a guarantee.

    I was guilty of missing out on lifes pleasures and the simple things. Often times we find ourselves trying to provide for our families that time flies by us so fast and we look back and say where did the time go? Living in Diego, there are so many things to do and see. So for 2014, I have made a commitment to experience 10 things in San Diego that I have not experienced before. If you would like to join in on this journey visitsoldbylani.comand send me an email. I would love to hear from you.

  • Afree classforRealtorson sellingHUD Homeswill be hosted by thePacific Southwest Association of REALTORS (PSAR)a trade group for San Diego area Realtors onThursday, February 27th, 2014, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. The class is offered by the Local Listing Broker Lani Sylvas with Coldwell Banker Westand will take place at the PSAR East County Service Center, 1150 Broadway, El Cajon, California.

    Conducting the class will be myself Lani Sylvasof Coldwell Banker West. I will not only talk about theHUDprocess but will also go over the new changes and updates of 2014 as well as the HUD Home selling process.

    Information about the following will be discussed during the class:

    - Changes to selling HUD Homes in 2014

    - Writing aHUD sales contract

    -Bidding strategies

    - Marketing ideas

    - Financing programs

    - Escrow changes

    - Buyer select program

    February 26, 2014

    AHUD Homeis a residential property acquired by HUD as a result of foreclosure action on anFHA-insured mortgage. HUD also known as the Department of Housing and Urban and Development becomes the property owner and offers it for sale to recover the loss on the foreclosure claim.

    To purchase aHUD property, you can finance it or pay with cash. HUD does not finance homes.

    There are also special programs available for HUD property purchases. These are open to different sectors firefighters, law enforcement officers, emergency medical technicians, teachers, non-profit organizations and local government. Find out if San Diego has properties available.

    All these and more will be discussed elaborately during the class. This course will get you brushed up on the details you need to know aboutHUDproperties and keep you on track about whats new and whats changed. So mark the date and well see you there!

    For more information regarding HUD properties visit soldbylani.com or call 888-681-8325 today.

  • December 19, 2013

    Celebrate the holidays skating by the sea.

    Its still not too late to celebrate the holidays near yourCoronado Home Southern California style. For the ninth year,Skating by the Seais hosted byHotel Del Coronado. Kids and adults will all have a wonderful time. Everybody can enjoy the unique experience ofice skatingwhile enjoying the scenes of the Pacific Ocean.

    Windsor Lawnat The Hotel was made into an ice rink. The rink opened on November 27th. Its a great treat, especially if you have out of town guests in your Coronado home. Ice skating overlooking the ocean will be such a great experience!

    Theskating rinkoffers daily skating sessions of 11 am 1 pm, 1:30 pm 3:30 pm, 4 pm 6 pm, and 7-9 in the evening . The skating rink will be open until January 5th, 2014. Tickets are on sale for $23 (adults) and $16 (children 10 years old and younger), valid for a two-hour skating session. A portion of the proceeds will go to theMake-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego. Dont miss the fun of beach ice skating near your Coronado home!

  • November 1, 2013

    Earlier this month I attended a beautiful memorial ceremony. Meloney Mimi Evans-Echols, A Garden Department Specialist at the Imperial Marketplace Home Depot located in San Diego, California, passed away of Leukemia, 1 year ago on October 5th 2012. In honor of Mimi as everyone knew her as, Home Depot dedicated the garden department to her. They officially named the garden department Mimis Garden. Mimi lived in the community and served her community. For more than 10 years, she went out of her way to make every customer feel special about their gardens. She provided useful tools, provided resources, information, and shared her knowledge to each of her customers. She believed that everyone should have a beautiful garden. She knew many customers in the community that shopped at this Home Depot on a first name basis. A dedicated employee is one of the many things I knew about Mimi. She was my friend who will forever be missed.

    Amy who works for Home Depot human resources and was also a dear friend to Mimi, had an instrumental part in making this all possible. Mimis family, friends, employees of Home Depot, and customers showed up to remember and celebrate her life. What a great thing for this community to do. Her original uniform and a beautiful photo of her will be placed in a professional case in the garden department in honor of Mimi. Customers will come and go and still always be able to have Mimi in their heart.

    The store which is located right off Imperial Avenue and 805 Freeway was put there to serve the community. Known as a place where homeowners can go to purchase home improvement materials for DIY home projects or hiring local contractors to do the work, this store has definitely made an impact on this community. What an inspiring story to know that this store, this community, and its citizens really cared about a beautiful person who is truly missed. Thank you Home Depot Imperial Marketplace, San Diego, CA., for recognizing a community member who truly deserves it. If you have any questions or comments email me atsoldbylani1@gmail.comor visit my blog atSoldbylani.com.

    Click here to view the Home Depot Memorial Video