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Welcome

Welcome to StevePloetzHomes.com, a website dedicated to local and current real estate news for San Diego County. Inside this site you will find a wide range of information about buying, selling, and financing homes. The site is equipped with an MLS Search to view the houses currently on the market as well as national and local real estate news feeds and real estate calculators to determine mortgage payments. If you are new to the area or perhaps are interested in a community or neighborhood you don't know much about, I encourage you to visit the Communities page and introduce yourself to some of the best neighborhoods of "America's Finest City". If you are currently looking for a Realtor to represent you in either selling or buying and want to find someone with a proven track record of success please view my Testimonials page where past clients have made their own comments. You may also view comments from past clients on LinkedIn and Yelp. As always, if you have questions about anything real estate related I encourage you to contact me directly.

San Diego County is continually voted as one of the most desirable places to live or visit in the world. With over seventy miles of coastline and a climate bordering on heavenly, San Diego supports outdoor activities year-round and therefore welcomes over 30 million tourists annually. For many years, due to the high demand to live in San Diego it was thought that owning in San Diego wasn't a possibility. That no longer is the case. In the past we've seen markets with high prices and low interest rates. We've also seen markets with low prices and high interest rates. Only in this market is there an opportunity to build a portfolio of property in arguably the most desirable place on earth with a payment that is affordable.

Interested in investing in San Diego? Perhaps you are looking for a property that can be rented out weekly and are interested in what the current inventory of investment property on the ocean in Carlsbad, Encinitas, or Solana Beach is? Maybe you're interested in renting out housing to our nation's military families and are curious about Vista and Oceanside homes for sale or additional areas around Camp Pendleton or Miramar? Maybe you prefer the stability of student rentals and are interested in neighborhoods like San Marcos, University City, Linda Vista, or Talmadge because of UCSD, Cal State San Marcos, SDSU, and USD? The most important thing to note is that San Diego is ripe for investing. Whether it's young professionals, military families, students, or vacation renters you seek, investing in San Diego has never been a smarter thing to do.

Are you a first time home buyer or new to California? Purchasing a home can provide you with the stability of a place to call home while actually saving you money through tax benefits and earning you money through appreciation. It's important that you work with a professional who has a track record of success and thoroughly understands the local San Diego market. Looking for the strong school districts of Poway, Carmel Valley, or Rancho Bernardo? Trying to determine the differences between Clairemont Mesa East and Clairemont Mesa West? Maybe you're interested in what's happening with the Pacific Beach market versus the Ocean Beach market? Looking for horse property but don't know the advantages and disadvantages of Fallbrook versus Bonsall or Ramona? Anyone can find houses for sale on the internet. Finding a professional who understands and studies these local markets and who can give you honest feedback on smart investments versus unstable ones is not so easy. Please feel free to contact me for a no-hassle, sales-pitch-free discussion.

Looking to sell a property in San Diego County? So many real estate agents simply put the house in the MLS, put a sign out front, and cross their fingers hoping for buyers. That's not the way I do business. I actively seek out buyers specific to your home and spend my own money marketing your home in order to get you top dollar. In a changing market it's important a Realtor you can trust who you know is giving you accurate information and fighting for you and your equity. Please let me know if you're interested in the current value of your home. Maybe you've heard about short selling your property but are unsure of all your options. Maybe you've thought about just walking away from it but don't know about what consequences it may entail. If you're interested in knowing what I do to sell homes or what I can to help you keep yours, please contact me.

Are you curious about the luxury market in San Diego? Maybe you're interested in Point Loma, Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla, Coronado or Del Mar homes for sale. Learning the differences between the areas is very important and having a professional working for you is extremely important.

There is no question that we are in a changing market. With loads of information out there, it's important to work with a professional who understands the market and can provide you with accurate information helping you to make educated decisions. Please enjoy the site and I hope that you find it helpful. If you have any questions please always feel free to contact me.