Aug. 24, 2019

Hotel del Coronado starts $200M upgrade, its biggest ever. Does it need it?

When the resort's upgrade is ultimately finished, the Hotel Del Coronado will have a grand new entryway lined with palm trees that will provide a more imposing arrival experience for people visiting the hotel. (Hayne Palmour IV / San Diego Union-Tribune)
By: Lori Weisberg Contact Reporter - San Diego Union-Tribune

For decades, the stately Hotel del Coronado, with its imposing red-roofed turret, chandelier-bedecked Victorian lobby and its storied ties to Hollywood nobility, has been instantly recognizable well beyond San Diego County.

Yet what has long been lacking is an equally recognizable entryway ...

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July 9, 2019

5 Things You Need To Know About Jumbo Home Loans

A jumbo mortgage is a home loan for an amount that exceeds the regulatory conforming loan limit. The limit is $424,000 in most of the United States and tops off at $636,150 in the highest-cost areas. The current limit in San Diego County is $619,950 for a ...

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Posted in Buying, Investments
July 6, 2019

Hotel Del Coronado reaches first milestone — a new ocean-view restaurant — on its way to $200M transformation

Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune 

Serea restaurant

The Hotel Del Coronado’s former signature restaurant, 1500 Ocean, has been reimagined as Serea, a Mediterranean-influenced dining venue that features fresh-caught seafood.
(Courtesy of Hotel Del Coronado)

The Hotel Del’s new ocean-view restaurant Serea, which replaced 1500 Ocean, is now open along with a ...

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Sept. 19, 2017

San Diego Luxury Rent vs. Buy Report

By Jennifer Riner, Trulia


The question of whether to buy or rent your next home is a convoluted one. Clearly there are hurdles to homeownership, notably saving up for a down payment and getting your credit in order. However, the benefits are usually well worth the time and effort ...

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Posted in Buying, Investments, Selling
Feb. 14, 2017

The Tax Benefits of Owning a Coronado Vacation Home

A Coronado vacation home is more than an island getaway. Sure, it’s first and foremost an investment in your happiness, but it’s an equally appealing investment from a financial standpoint as well. A vacation home—particularly one in Coronado, where home values continue to rise—comes with various tax benefits. These benefits ...

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Posted in Investments
Sept. 28, 2016

7 Things We Can Tell You About Coronado's Schools

You want the best education for your children. That’s why great schools are at the top of your list of priorities when buying a new home.

Coronado’s renowned school system attracts parents, and even youngsters themselves, from near and far. With decades of combined experience living, working, and parenting in ...

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Sept. 22, 2016

Love Coronado? 4 Simple Strategies to Make it Your Home

If you’ve fallen in love with Coronado, you’re not alone. Our island paradise attracts visitors from around the world, many of whom turn their short stay into a long-term vision.

It may be known primarily as a vacation destination, but roughly 25,000 people call Coronado home. Want to become ...

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Aug. 30, 2016

How Far Do Your Veterans Benefits Go in Coronado?

From sprawling Naval Base Coronado to the Coronado Chamber of Commerce’s annual Salute to the Military Ball, a proud military presence is ingrained in our island’s culture, community, and identity.

Given the warm weather, perfect location, and luxury real estate, many military families assume they do not have buying power ...

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Posted in Investments
Aug. 30, 2016

Finding Your Dream Vacation Home in Coronado

Whether you’re making your first visit to Coronado or have frequented our island paradise for decades, you might find yourself wishing you could stay longer.

 Between its pristine beach, beautiful bay views, welcoming small-town atmosphere, and near flawless weather, Coronado is indeed one of America’s most beloved vacation destinations. Want ...

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June 21, 2016

Can You Use a 1031 Exchange to Sell and Buy a Home in Coronado?

Many investment property owners hesitate to sell because of capital gains taxes. But by utilizing a 1031 exchange, you can successfully sell your rental property without incurring the tax hit. In

this article, Del Coronado Realty provides a brief guide to help you understand what a 1031 exchange is, how ...

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Posted in Investments