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4383 Kansas Street-3D Walking Video

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego

We are proud to present this darling Condo in North Park. View it in 3D and walk through personally without leaving your home.


2770 2nd Ave-Walking Tour Video

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego

We are proud to be present this fabulous Bankers Hill, one bedroom, one bathroom Condo that also features an upstairs loft with magnificent views of the harbor. Take a walking tour and see it in 3D. We will be on the market very soon.

For more information, feel free to contact us at 619-818-8122 and find out how to be the first one in.

Renting in North Park and the Metro Neighborhoods of San Diego

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego


cost of rent vs buying

The North Park Rental Market has escalated quite a bit over the last few years, creating high demand for more housing. It seems like everywhere I look there is a rental apartment building popping up.The same holds true in many other different metro neighborhoods of San Diego, especially Downtown. 

Multi-unit-family homes sales have picked up tremendously in the last year. Homebuyers are seeing the value since the rental market has picked up and gotten expensive. They figure that they can rent out units and have those units pay for the mortgage.

About 10 years ago the rental market in San Diego was so low that it kept some people from buying as it did not make sense for them. They figured that if they did buy a home, their mortgage would double and sometimes almost triple what they were paying for the rental apartment. For these reasons, many people kept renting. Now-a days things are a little different. Since the rental market has escalated as much as it has, it makes a lot more sense to buy a home or condo than it does to rent. Let’s face it no matter what you decide to do, YOU ARE paying somebody’s mortgage. Why not pay yours instead of helping someone else pay his or hers.

Call us for help on finding out how to stop paying rent.

3655 31st Street - North Park

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego

3655 31 street for sale in North Park, San Diego. We just put this home on the market today and will have open houses this weekend, Sat. and Sun. from 1-3. We hope to see you there.

4041 Louisiana Street-Video

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego

4041 Louisiana North Park Condo

Coming Soon!


Enjoy living in a place where you can leave your car at home and walk to Restaurants, Cafes', Shops, Balboa Park and Hillcrest. This is a nine-unit complex with a central courtyard and one off street parking space. Located on the edge of North Park and University Heights, and close to Freeways. Lots of floor to ceiling windows allowing for an abundance of light and nice cool breezes. The living room is spacious and opens up to the dining room and updated kitchen that features plenty of storage space. 

We are planning to be ready for the public during the 1st week of November. For more information and private showings, please contact the McT Real Estate Group at 619-818-8122.

4371 Arizona Street - North Park

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego

We are excited to be present 4371 Arizona Street to the market soon. 


This is an upstairs corner unit with a great open floor plan. Embraced with an abundance of light that filters in through the large windows, skylights and the glass sliding door that leads out to the balcony. The higher ceilings in the living room and fireplace gives it a nice contemporary feel and the full sized laundry inside the unit makes it super convenient. North Park is an exciting and highly sought out Neighborhood in San Diego where you can walk to Restaurants, Cafes and shops or jump in the car as there is easy access to freeways and public transportation. Close to the San Diego Airport,Naval Medical Center, Balboa Park, Downtown, Hillcrest and 10-15 min. away from Coronado Beach.

For more information on this property and to find out how you can buy this condo, contact the McT Real Estate Group at 619-818-8122 or for accurate information.

Sell Your Home In North Park With The McT Real Estate Group

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego

McT Real Estate Group

For most people, buying a home will be one of the biggest purchases that they will ever make in their lifetime. Having someone on your side with not only local real estate knowledge and experience is important, but making sure that they have your best interest in mind. In the North Park and South Park Real Estate Market the McT Real Estate Group are those people to stand behind you every step of the way. With over 12 years in the North Park, South Park and Metro Residential Real Estate Market, and selling over 260 homes in this area, Mary and her team are true Real Estate Experts in the neighborhood.

When thinking about selling your home in North Park, South Park, and the Metro Neighborhood there are several things to take into consideration. What are the current market conditions? What price should you list your house at? What if anything should you do to prepare your home for the market? All of these things will impact how much a buyer will ultimately offer on your house.

These are all factors that will determine what the return on your biggest investment will be. Having an expert on your side will increase your final dollar amount. The McT Real Estate Group has your best interest in mind and will work diligently, doing everything necessary to sell your home quickly and for the best possible price. The McT Real Estate Group has an amazing track record that one can follow, selling homes in North Park and South Park in a timely fashion and for a great price. Living and owning homes in both North Park and South Park, they have a great interest in the community and making sure that the homes sell for fair market value.

When you decide to hire the McT Real Estate Group know that you are going to be working with the highest caliber and the most proactive Realtors in the area. We will immediately review our market with you and come up with a price together. We will then look at your home through buyers eyes and assist with preparing and making sure that it looks its very best and nicer than its competition so that it will receive offers before the competition as well.

Lastly, The McT Real Estate Group will market your home through several different channels. There are many homebuyers searching online, but we don’t want to forget that there are also homebuyers that use the traditional resources by going to the local neighborhood shops and picking up the community newspaper. The McT Real Estate Group not only advertises your home on many Real Estate Internet sites. They also have full page ads in the San Diego Uptown News Paper and the North Park News. They are committed to introducing your home to as many people as possible and use both internet and print media to do so.

For more information about selling your home in North Park, South Park or any of the other metro neighborhoods in San Diego, contact the McT Real Estate Group today at 619-818-8122






7-Home Maintenance Things A Home Owner Should Know

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego

7 Home Maintenance things every homeowner should know

1. Replace broken outlets- Start by shutting down the power to the house at the electrical panel or the room where you are about to replace the outlet. Remove the place and unscrew the outlet. This next step is very important; make note or take a photo of which wires are connected to which outlet. Now hook up the new outlet that you just bought and screw it into place. Go back to the main electrical panel and turn the electric back on. Plug something into the outlet, and viola, this should be working.


2. Paint-This could be messy if prep work is not done prior to starting the job. First, measure the rooms that you are about to paint and figure out how much paint you will need. You always want to make sure that you have enough, especially if it is a custom design color. Then, clear the room if you are able to. If not, move everything to the middle of the room and throw plastic or drop cloths over everything to make sure that all is protected from unwanted paint stains. Vacuum walls, trims, ceiling and floors so that it is free of any dust. Protect the floors by covering with either drop cloth or painters paper (comes in a large roll) and tape down with painter tape. This is important because if you use the wrong tape, it will leave residue marks on the floors. Make sure that windows are open so that you have plenty of ventilation.



3. Cleaning Grout-Warm water, baking soda and vinegar creates a great cleansing foam that will usually take most of the dirt that has accumulated in the grout. If this doesn’t work, you can use Hydrochloric Acid. This will make the tiles look new again remember to seal them afterwards.


4. Pressure Washing-Make your home sparkle again. San Diego is very dusty, and our homes start becoming dull because of years of dust and grime. Using a pressure washer is very easy and will make your home have a fresh look again without having to paint it again.



5. Caulk Gun-Weatherproofing the exterior and interior of your home is simple to do by using a caulk gun. Insert the tube in the casing. Cut the plastic applicator at a 45- degree angle so to help have more control of the flow of how the caulk comes out. Fill in any types of gaps you see.


6. Unclogging a Sink-Before using something toxic to try and unclog your sink. Go to the refrigerator and get the baking soda and white vinegar. Pour the baking soda down the drain. Make sure to pour in a good amount. Then slowly pour in the white vinegar. You will see it foam substantially. This means that it is doing its job. Once the foam has stopped, turn the hot water on for a while. This should do the job. If it doesn’t work, get a bucket and place underneath the sink. Unscrew the P-trap (U shaped pipe). If this is not the problem, you may want to call a plumber.


Wood floors 

7. Hardwood floor maintenance-Vacuum floors using a hardwood attachment to grab dust from between boards without scratching. When cleaning, use products designed for wood floors. For minor spills, use a cloth with just a little water. Too much water will not be good for the floors in the long run.



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.

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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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