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San Diego Ranks 7th for Top City for Entrepreneurs

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego


In a study recently conducted by “Small Business Trends", compiled information from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners, it is the conclusion that the City of San Diego, California ranks in the Top 10 Cities for Small Business Entrepreneurs. This list was based on a small businesses tax structure, client base, networking, resources and support. 

Being the 8th most popular city in the United States, San Diego has over 33,386 small businesses. Entrepreneurs of these small businesses range from manufacturing, aerospace, maritime, cybersecurity and much more. 
The City of San Diego offers amenities for small businesses including advocacy and other support groups, research, special programs to assist with funding or loans and more. couldn't ask for a more beautiful, fantastic climate and active city than San Diego!  To learn more about San Diego, real estate options and more, visit our website.
Mary McTernan and her team are experienced Real Estate professionals in San Diego and can help you find the perfect home to suite your needs! Contact us

1517 Granada Ave-Coming Soon

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego

1517 Granada Avenue front of home

Enjoy the lifestyle and simplicity of this Historical Home located on a beautifully tree lined street in one of the most sought after neighborhoods of South Park. With Mills-Act in place, this is a tremendous tax saving for the new buyer. Impeccable Craftsmanship is found throughout and just beyond the portico entryway. The living room is spacious and features gorgeous woodwork throughout, including box beam ceilings, hardwood floors, and a cozy fireplace that you will enjoy sitting by during the chilly winter evenings.

The kitchen has been recently remodeled and features slow close custom-made cabinets and quartz countertops. The lovely AGA Dual Fuel 36” Range is a treat for those who like to spend time cooking and entertaining. The kitchen has open views to the formal dining room where you can easily see what is going on with your guests. The lovely built-ins and the French Doors in the Formal dining room are just other beautiful characteristics of this home that help tell the story of yesteryear. Right off of the dining room is the den/playroom featuring custom built shelving. 

Walk up the wide staircase and to the second floor where all of the bedrooms are located. The large balcony off of the back bedroom is a wonderful place to sit out and unwind after a long day of work. There is also a balcony off of the front bedroom that makes a nice place to sit out and have a cup of tea while you enjoy a good book.

This home also features a newer solar system and a wall mount cooling and heating system making this the Perfect balance between old world style and modern conveniences.

The backyard is a wonderful and refreshing area to sit out with friends and family and enjoy the outdoors and there is also a detached garage and plenty of room for your vehicles.

Enjoy living close to all of South Park’s fabulous restaurants and eclectic shops. It is also just one block from Balboa Park, Golfing, close to the Grape Street Dog Park, North Park and a short ride to the San Diego Airport, Downtown San Diego, the Naval Medical Center, Coronado Beach and just a few blocks from the Albert-Einstein public charter elementary school.

For more information about this home located in South Park, contact the McT Real Estate Group.

4169 Florida Street Open House

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego

Don't miss this Craftsman Bungalow that we just listed, located on the cusp of University Heights and North Park in San Diego. Open the front door and step into a small foyer. The living room features attractive built-ins and a cozy fireplace. The wood trim throughout shows its original charm and the abundance of windows allows for lots of natural light.

We will have an open house this Saturday from 1-3pm. We hope to see you there.

For more information on how to buy this home, contact the McT Real Estate Group.

Buying A Home That Needs Work

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego

Buying an older home in North Park that needs some work is not for everyone but it can be fun as you are able to fix and or remodel it however you feel like. There are some jobs that you may think are difficult to do when in fact they are not. As long as you have the right tools, you should be fine. For instance, replacing a toilet. Yes, I know, it sounds like you would probably be better off calling a plumber to do this, but this is not the case. Here is a short video put together by Homedepot that shows how easy it is to replace a toilet.



Let the McT Real Estate Group help you find your next fixer-upper in North Park, South Park or in the Metro neighborhood of San Diego.

2768 B Street Condo

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego

We just listed this darling Condo in Golden Hill, San Diego. Perfect top floor unit in a great complex, close to shopping, outdoor activities, and within a 5-minute ride to Downtown San Diego, and the San Diego Airport. Also, close to  Golden Hill & South Park’s acclaimed restaurants, friendly cafes, cozy coffee shops, and Saturday Farmers Market. Enjoy living the Urban lifestyle where you can leave your car home and enjoy the day out without having to drive.

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 2768 B Street front of Complex2768 B Street- Living room

For more info on how to be the new owner of this condo, contact us at 619-818-8122 or email us from our website.

Welcome to San Diego's Fabulous Balboa Park!

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego

San Diegans know that Balboa Park is the greatest gem that we have in our amazing city! Located in the heart of the city, this 1,200 acre park is the largest urban cultural park in the United States. It is home to the many of the city’s major museums, stunning gardens, numerous attractions, performing arts venues, recreational facilities, and so much more! With all the park has to offer, every time you visit the park you will experience something new!



Learn something new at one of the 15+ museums located in Balboa Park. Whether you are interested in art, technology, sports, or history, there is a museum that will spark your imagination. Here are a few of our favorites:

The San Diego Air and Space Museum (2001 Pan American Plaza) is a spectacular aviation and aerospace museum. It features original and replica aircraft and space exploration vehicles. Along with the exhibits permanently housed at the museum, there are amazing special exhibitions held throughout the year. We recommend checking out Da Vinci: The Ultimate Innovator which is currently on display. This interactive special exhibition features transportation, military, and mechanical inventions dreamt up by this Renaissance genius. You will marvel at how the majority of Da Vinci’s inventions because reality hundreds of years later!

The San Diego Museum of Art (1450 El Prado) is the oldest and largest art museum in this region of Southern California. Be inspired by artwork created around the world. Wander the permanent exhibits to see work from the great Spanish and Italian masters as well as work from contemporary greats. There are always exciting new exhibits on loan from other museums and galleries. During the month of August, visitors can also enjoy free film screenings in the garden every Monday. The films are related to the exhibits currently on display and cannot be missed!

The sports lover will have a field day at the San Diego Hall of Champions (2131 Pan American Plaza)! It is the largest multi-sport museum in the country! It features memoribilia and information about reflecting the history of San Diego Sports. Check out the exhibits about the Padres and the Chargers, our hometown teams. There are also interactive displays featuring some of the favorite sports activities of San Diegans, including sailing and surfing.

Devoted to anthropology, the San Diego Museum of Man is a unique museum. Learn about the history of humanity by visiting this museum. The entire family will find something to enjoy. Check out BEERology to see how this beverage has been closely linked to civilizations throughout time. Your kids will love exploring the Monsters! Exhibit where they can participate in hands on activities while learning about monster mythology and legends from around the world. After exploring these and the other exhibits housed inside, check out the beautiful 200 foot California Tower, visitors can now climb the historic tower for the first time since 1935 and enjoy spectacular views of the city.

The other fantastic museums located throughout the park are the San Diego Automotive Museum, Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego Art Institute (SDAI), San Diego Model Railroad Museum, Mingei International Museum, San Diego Natural History Museum, Museum of Photographic Arts, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, Timken Museum of Art, Veterans Museum and Memorial Center, George W. Marston House, San Diego History Center, and WorldBeat.


You can explore natural wonders from around the world in the park’s numerous gardens. Enjoy the San Diego sunshine and get some exercise as you walk through the acres of garden space. There are gardens featuring plant life from Florida, Australia, Japan, the Southwest, and California. These spectacular gardens provide a natural oasis to visitors in the heart of a major metropolitan area.




As if your days weren’t already full with things to do in Balboa Park, there are great attractions for the entire family to enjoy. Take a ride on the Carousel or the 1915 Electriquettes. Get active at the Morley Field Sports Complex. Or check out one of these awesome attractions:

Truly the most recognized attraction worldwide, the San Diego Zoo (2920 Zoo Drive) is a can’t miss stop during your time at Balboa Park. The zoo occupies 100 acres and is home to more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals. You will see animals that cannot be viewed anywhere else in the country. For 100 years, the San Diego Zoo has allowed visitors to witness these exotic creatures in open air, cageless exhibits. You can travel around the world in a single day by checking out animals native to the Arctic, Africa, Australia, and all other corners of the world.

Check out a show at The Old Globe. There are three stages located at this facility, including two located in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center and one outdoors at the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. There are 15 productions put on annually featuring both classic and contemporary work. We recommend attending the summer Shakespeare Festival to see some great live entertainment.

Planning a visit to the park? The Balboa Park Visitors Center, located within the park at 1549 El Prado, will provide you with all the information you need to get the most out of your visit. The center is open daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. There are many different Park Passes that you can purchase online to take advantage of all the locations in Balboa Park.


Residents throughout San Diego have the benefit of being able to visit the park all year round. But why not have the park right outside your front door?! The park is bordered by the beautiful neighborhoods of North Park, Mission Hills, and South Park! Let McT Real Estate Group help you find your dream home in this area of San Diego today! 

1636 Granada Ave - South Park

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego

1636 Granada Avenue- Coming Soon for Sale in South Park

1636 Granada Avenue


Welcome to your Colonial Style home that is located in one of the highly sought after neighborhoods in South Park Community, just one block from the park. Enjoy the lifestyle and simplicity that South Park has to offer with its exquisite Restaurants and eclectic shops.

Walk up the front steps and through the lovely portico. Open the attractive front door and a peaceful feeling greets you as you enter the living room, featuring gorgeous hardwood floors, wood trim throughout and a handsome mantle piece that dresses the fireplace.  There is a lovely open Archway that separates the living room from the dining room. The dining room opens up to the kitchen, which features beautiful wood cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. There is French Door that leads out to the spacious backyard where there is plenty of room for your organic garden and outdoor entertainment area.

The staircase to the second floor showcases beautifully designed metal handrails up to the second floor where you will find the 300 square foot grand master bedroom. Here you can look out the windows and enjoy South Park views. This master bedroom features a true walk in closet (the size of some small bedrooms in the area) and a gorgeous en-suite bathroom.

With 4 other bedrooms in the house, there is plenty of room for family and guests. The golf course is nearby as well as the dog park. The home is also several blocks away from Albert Einstein’s Academy and just a 5-minute ride to San Diego Airport, the Naval Medical Center, Downtown San Diego, and a short walk to North Park Community.


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It's Back to School Time for San Diego!

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego

The first school bell of the year is about to ring throughout San Diego. It's time to gather your school supplies, pack your backpack, and head back to school! The first day of school for the San Diego Unified School District is AUGUST 29th!!!!

Local schools help to strengthen communities and, as research has shown, increase the value of homes nearby. The neighborhoods of San Diego are served by schools dedicated to helping students achieve academic excellence. Here’s a list of the public schools located within our neighborhoods that help make them such a great place to call home!

North Park Neighborhood

  • Jefferson Elementary (3770 Utah Street, 92104)
  • McKinley Elementary (3045 Felton Street, 92104)
  • Roosevelt International Middle (3366 Park Boulevard, 92103)
  • Hoover High (4474 El Cajon Boulevard, 92115) 9-12
  • San Diego Business/Leadership (1405 Park Boulevard, 92101) 9-12
  • San Diego International Studies (1405 Park Boulevard, 92101) 9-12
  • San Diego MVP Arts (1405 Park Boulevard, 92101) 9-12
  • San Diego Science and Technology (1405 Park Boulevard, 92101) 9-12

University Heights

  • Birney Elementary (4345 Campus Avenue, 92116) K-5
  • Garfield Elementary (4487 Oregon Street, 92115) 9-12
  • Hoover High (4474 El Cajon, 92115) 9-12
  • San Diego Business/Leadership (1405 Park Boulevard, 92101) 9-12
  • San Diego International Studies (1405 Park Boulevard, 92101) 9-12
  • San Diego MVP Arts (1405 Park Boulevard, 92101) 9-12
  • San Diego Science and Technology (1405 Park Boulevard, 92101) 9-12








Normal Heights

  • Adams Elementary (4672 35th Street, 92116) K-5
  • Normal Heights Elementary (3750 Ward Road, 92116) K-5
  • San Diego Global Vision Academy (3430 Sch Street, 92116) K-5
  • San Diego Global Vision Academy Middle (3430 Sch Street, 92116) 6-8
  • Wilson Middle (3838 Orange Avenue, 92105) 6-8
  • Hoover High (4474 El Cajon Boulevard, 92115) 9-12

South Park

  • McGill School of Success (3025 Fir Street, 92102) K-3
  • Einstein Academy (3035 Ash Street, 92101) K-5
  • Albert Einstein Academy Charter Middle (458 26th Street, 92102) 6-8

Mission Hills

  • Dewey Elementary (3251 Rosecrans Street, 92110) K-4
  • Grant K-8 (1425 Washington Place, 92103) K-8
  • Dana (1775 Chatsworth Boulevard, 92106) 5-6
  • Correia Middle (4302 Valeta Street, 92107) 7-8
  • Point Loma High (2335Chatsworth Boulevard, 92106) 9-12
  • San Diego Business/Leadership (1405 Park Boulevard, 92101) 9-12
  • San Diego International Studies (1405 Park Boulevard, 92101) 9-12
  • San Diego MVP Arts (1405 Park Boulevard, 92101) 9-12
  • San Diego Science and Technology (1405 Park Boulevard, 92101) 9-12


  • Florence Elementary (3914 First Avenue, 92103) K-5
  • Roosevelt International Middle (3366 Park Boulevard, 92103) 6-8
  • San Diego Business/Leadership (1405 Park Boulevard, 92101) 9-12
  • San Diego International Studies (1405 Park Boulevard, 92101) 9-12
  • San Diego MVP Arts (1405 Park Boulevard, 92101) 9-12
  • San Diego Science and Technology (1405 Park Boulevard, 92101) 9-12

Our communities take pride in the academic excellence of our local school district. Learn more about the San Diego area schools by visiting our website:

We wish all of the students in San Diego a fun and successful 2016-2017 school year!!!

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3327 Vancouver Ave-Open House

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego

3327 Vancouver Ave- Home for Sale and Open This Weekend

We just listed 3327 Vancouver Ave in North Park for sale, and we will have an Open House this Saturday, Aug. 13th from 1-3. This is a darling Art -Deco home with original charm that sits on a 7,000 square foot lot, so there is plenty of room to add on to and make it your very own. 

View the photos below and come to take a look in person this weekend. If you would like more information or would like to see it before the open house, contact us at 619-818-8122.


3745 Villa Terrace - North Park Condo

by North Park Real Estate Expert-Metro San Diego

We are getting ready to put 3745 Villa Terrace on the market this week. It is a nice two bedroom, two bathroom condo that is located just a few blocks away from Morley Field in one of the most sought out neighborhoods in San Diego. Enjoy taking the dogs to the dog park or play a game of tennis if you wish.

Inside, the unit has a great layout. The cozy fireplace is the living room. The kitchen is updated and has lots of storage space. The dining room is right off of the kitchen and has sliding doors that open up to a private patio.

The neighborhood has great walkability. Leave the cars parked in the garage and parking space that comes with this unit, and enjoy walking to most places. 

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