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18
Aug

San Diego twin home for sale

San Diego twin home for sale

3Br./2.5Ba Apx. 1,589′  7944 Mission Bonita Dr. San Diego,CA 92120 Value range priced $565k-$585,000 MLS#170042207

Most desirable 3 Br. floor plan (one Br on 1st. floor) in Belaire! Semi-attached PUD in quiet loc. w/ good sized rear yard & large covered patio. Nice, open Westerly Views & breezes. Upgraded, extensive custom tile flooring in LR, Kit, Brkfst-nook, BA & one Br. Spacious MBR w/ mirrored closet doors & ceiling fan. Fireplace, cathedral ceilings, 2 car attached garage! Price reflects light cosmetic touches needed to bring out true beauty.

A twin home, also sometimes referred to as a patio home, is basically to homes attached together at one wall. this particular  community was built with what is known as a double wall construction. My understanding of this is that the homes are not attached at a single wall but there’s an exterior wall and an interior wall and the interior walls are separated by an airspace. Sure, there might be a more technically  appropriate explanation but I can tell you having lived in both three bedroom model homes here in the Belair community of Mission Pacific, I have never actually heard my attached neighbor! Actually, just like a single-family detached home, I never even knew I had an attached neighbor except talking with them over the backyard fence.

This Bel Air community which was built in the early 80s really had energy efficiency in mind when they were constructed. All the glass windows in the home are dual paned glass for energy conservation. There is natural gas water heat and forced air gas heating. Also, since every home in this community has its own garage, and there really is no through traffic, there is always plenty  of on street parking for guests and special occasions. Read more »

11
Aug

San Diego Home for Sale

Just Listed – San Diego Home for Sale

3Br./2.5Ba w/one bedroom (or perfect for den/office) on entry level.

San Diego home for sale

Offered on a value range of $565,000-$585,000

7944 Mission Bonita Drive, San Diego, CA 92120 – shown by appointment only!

Most desirable 3 Br. floor plan (one Br on 1st. floor) in the Belaire community! Semi-attached PUD in quiet loc. w/good sized rear yard & covered patio.

Upgraded, extensive custom tile flooring in LR, Kit, Brkfst-nook, BA & one Br. Spacious MBR w/mirrored closet doors & ceiling fan. Fireplace, cathedral ceilings and 2 car attached garage! Read more »

3
Aug

Hidden Homeownership Costs

$9,000+ a Year on Hidden Homeownership Costs

Green Home Improvements Federal Reserve Hikes Interest Rates   Hidden Homeownership CostsFrom property taxes to basic maintenance projects like lawn care, homeowners can spend between $7,000 and $16,000 a year in hidden homeownership costs

Hidden Homeownership Costs  Jul 31, 2017

Nationally, U.S. homeowners can expect to spend $9,080 a year on average in hidden costs related to owning and maintaining a home, according to a new analysis from Zillow® and Thumbtacki. Since nearly half (47 percent) of home shoppers today are first-time buyers, many of these extra costs may come as a surpriseii.

To help with budgeting, Zillow and Thumbtack identified several common but often overlooked home expenses and calculated what homeowners could expect to pay for them around the country. The analysis also included utility cost estimates from UtilityScore.

Nationally, homeowners pay an average $6,059 per year in to cover homeowners insurance, property taxes and utilities, three common, but sometimes overlooked home expenses. San Francisco homeowners pay the most of the metros analyzed ($13,019 a year), primarily due to the market’s high home values and property taxes. Indianapolis homeowners pay the least at $4,699.

Most U.S. homeowners (96 percent) have made some kind of improvement to their home. While many complete these projects themselves, those who hire a professional can expect to spend more than $3,021 a year on average for carpet cleaning, yard work, gutter cleaning, HVAC maintenance, house cleaning and pressure washing, the six most common hired home projects requested by homeowners on Thumbtack. Labor costs can vary significantly by region, with Seattle homeowners paying as much as $4,052 a year on average for those six projects, whereas in San Antonio they pay just $1,962 on average.

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