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4636 38th Street - Coming Soon

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego

Normal Heights

4636 38th Street will be coming on the market soon. This is a wonderful bungalow in Normal Heights within walking distance of restaurants, coffee shops and shopping on Adams Avenue. This is a two bedroom, open floor plan with ton's of charm and a spectacular backyard oasis.

Rental Scams in San Diego

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego



Rental Scams are occurring in many neighborhoods in San Diego far too often. It is hard to keep up with them. We, as listing agents in North Park are always scouring different websites such as Craigslist, Zillow, Trulia and several others to see if our listings are showing up on these sites as rentals. Many times they do as there are people who steal our photos and information from our actual websites and other Real Estate sites, copy and upload them as rentals. It is very easy for them to do as these sites allow people to post Homes for Sale and Homes for rent for free. I believe that if these sites charged people to upload each listing, there would be a lot less than what there currently are.

Whenever we have found, our listings posted we immediately contact those websites and demand that they take them down. Most of the time they do come down but by the time they do, I wonder how many people have been caught in this trap. Hopefully none at all.

If you are searching for a rental online, please be very careful. If the prices seem too good to be true, they usually are. Do a google search and see if the same house pops up "For Sale". If so, contact the listing agent and ask questions. This will save you a lot of aggravation.

4168 Swift Ave-North Park

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego

4168 Swift Avenue is another home for sale in North Park that will coming on the market in about 2 weeks. This is another great property that is not yet listed on any other Real Estate site. Located in an area that has great shopping and public transportation. For more information about this home, contact the listing agent, Mary McTernan at 619-818-8122 for accurate information about this property and for information of when it will be ready for showings.

4168 Swift Ave

North Park- 3376 Boundary Street

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego


3376 Boundary Street in North Park will be "Coming Soon" to the market. Contact Listing Agent, Mary McTernan at 619-818-8122 or find us at

This is a great Spanish Style home located in Altadena, a coveted neighborhood in San Diego. We should be ready to hit the public market at the end of August. If you or anyone you know is looking to buy a home in this area of North Park, let us know and we will be happy to give you a private showing just as soon as it is ready.


North Park, A Great Place to Live

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego


North Park is a great place to live in San Diego. This is where I have called home for the past 14 years and where I will continue to do so for many more years to come. There has been tremendous growth and opportunity and, of course, the weather in San Diego is one of the best in the world, which is why so many people love to visit and never leave.

Most of the homes in North Park are from the early and mid-1900’s. Many people are restoring and remodeling them, which keeps the neighborhood beautiful and shows true pride of ownership.

With so many restaurants and different shops opening up in North Park, it is hard to keep track of them all.  I  just came upon a local blog (  which is a great resource for those of you looking to explore North Park and other parts of San Diego.

Buying a Home in North Park

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego

Buying a Home in North Park

When Buying a Home in North Park , South Park, and most of our Metro Neighborhoods in San Diego things can sometimes look a little scarier than they really are. Most of the homes in our neighborhoods were built in the early 1900’s and although some have been restored or remodeled when you get into having a home inspector check every nook and cranny, things do and will come up and should not be blown out of proportion.

One question to ask is “Is it a major thing, or is it a minor thing?”  One item that is typical in our homes is knob and tube wiring. Some people come across this in a home inspection and make it a bigger deal than what it really is. If it was installed properly and it has not been improperly disturbed, most electricians will say that it is still safe. With this being said, if you are planning on adding modern day conveniences such as and AC or modern day appliances, you may want to consult with a licensed electrician about upgrading.


What about cracks? Here in the San Diego Metro Neighborhood it is very common to see cracks on some walls, especially around window corners or doorways. You should not be too worried about these but always look into it if you see that they are becoming larger at a fast pace. Hairline cracks typically occur over time from settlement of the home.

Buying an older home is a lot different than buying a newer home in a newer development. It is important to work with a Realtor who is very experienced with selling these types homes and knowing what to look for. He or she should have connections with vendors such as electricians, foundation experts, and plumbers that are extremely experienced with older homes and not the contractors that are only used to working on newer homes. This is critical as it could cause you from buying a perfectly great home in a great neighborhood. It can also cost you financial stress if it turns out that the home has major issues with it that you were not aware of.

3230 30th Street- North Park Video

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego

3230 30th Street has just been listed and will be open to the public on Aug.7th from 6-8 pm, Aug 8th and 9th from 1-3pm.

This darling North Park Detached Bungalow is a condo with Home Owners Fee's of only $125.00. Is is located right in the heart of North Park just a few steps away from all of the Restaurants, Shops and excitement that North Park has to offer.

Luckypup Dog Rescue

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego

Selling Homes in North Park and the Metro Neighborhood of San Diego is what love doing. When we are not selling homes, we spend most of our time with our all of our rescue dogs and supporting animal rescue organizations. 

One of our favorite organizations is Lucky Pup Dog Rescue. They started out in North Park and were finally able to have their own little place so that they can help more dogs in need find their forever home. With the goal of opening their doors by Aug. 15th, they are needing a little help. If you would like to and are able to, please check them out. If you have time instead of $, they can use that as well.


Luckypup dog rescue

North Park - 2432 Boundary Street

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego

We just Sold another North Park home located at 2432 Boundary Street this past week. Our clients love North Park so much that they wanted to stay in the neighborhood.  Our buyer Specialist was able to find them a larger home that fits their needs and they are super excited to be able to stay in the same neighborhood.

North Park Home - Just Sold

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego

Just Sold this fantastic North Park Craftsman Home yesterday located at 3066 Palm Street. Both the buyers and sellers are super happy as everything went pretty smoothly, and it was a win-win for both parties. The sellers have been able to downsize, and the buyer can live on their favorite block in North Park within walking distance to Morley Field and South Park's restaurants and shops.

3066 Palm Street

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McT Real Estate Group
big block realty
3855 Granada Ave
San Diego CA 92104

Mary Mcternan CalBRE#01408605 , Z.McT-Contreras CalBRE#01715784,  McT Real Estate Group- In association with big block realty CalBRE#01885775

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