Deciding To Buy A Home

San Diego all around is a charming and beautiful location that embodies a truly authentic California experience no matter where you are. From its gorgeous beaches, award winning restaurants, world class resorts, popular golf courses, and so much more, San Diego is the perfect place to call home! We are here to help you make that dream a reality. These are the steps we will take together to find the right home for you. Call or Email today to get started!

Deciding to Buy, San Diego Real Estate

  • Why Do You Want To Buy?
  • Are you tired of paying rent?
  • Have you outgrown your current home?
  • Are you looking for an investment portfolio?
  • Are you looking for a rental property?
  • Would you like a larger yard?
  • Would you rather live in a different area?
  • Do you want to shorten your commute?


In order to shop for your perfect home or your next investment property, it is very important that you understand what you qualify for regarding financing. We understand the qualification process can be somewhat overwhelming at times so we have created a simple list of documents that we suggest you to gather.  Having these documents on hand will allow you to be well prepared for the loan application process.

  • Financial statements
  • Bank accounts
  • Investments
  • Credit cards
  • Auto loans
  • Recent pay stubs
  • Tax returns for two years
  • Copies of leases for investment properties
  • 401K statements, life insurance, stocks, bonds, and mutual account information.

If you feel comfortable with moving forward right away and would like to start the Pre-Approval process with one of our preferred, highly qualified Loan Experts, we can refer you to San Diego's best. Remember to be careful with your finances during this time and not to make any sudden career changes or large purchases. You want to be able to have the most stable approach financially when purchasing your home!

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The internet is great way to search for a home and a good way to understand the value and pricing of homes or condos in the areas you are looking in. Search homes for sale NOW.


Select Your Top 5 Properties

After you have done some research and have exposed yourself to the various options that are within your budget, pick your top 5 properties. List what you like about each property and present it to your agent so they better understand what you are looking for and what your interests are. Call us, and we can schedule viewings for the available properties on your list.

Time to Put in an Offer

Once you feel you have found your dream home that you would like to purchase, we will help you make an offer for the seller. Masters Real Estate will help you draft your offer in the best way that gives you the advantage over any other offer that’s on the table. Real estate has always been a competitive industry in San Diego due its popularity so it is vital that you have a competitive agent on your side.


  • Complete Satisfaction

    My experience with Deborah Mannion, of the Masters Real Estate Group at Keller Williams, was one of complete satisfaction with her guidance during my recent home-purchase in Del Mar. Throughout each facet of the process, Deborah’s vast wealth of expertise paid substantial dividends to me as her client. Her knowledge of available inventory, her skill as a negotiator and her close contacts with lending sources of the highest integrity all combined to manifest in the beautiful coastal home and ownership situation now enjoyed by my family and I.

    ~ Scott Fraser

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  • Able To Handle Any Transaction

    Imagine you had a client buying a home, with an almost impossible list of demands. Well, the client was me, and Deborah was my agent. First, she helped me find and close on my dream home. As it turned out, this was a delicate process, as the target home was owned by a couple going through a divorce, which led to some unusual dynamics. But we were able to close on the home. By the way, I was traveling for work through much of the process. So, Deborah stepped in to be present for the key inspections and sign-offs. When I needed an inspector, she reached into her Rolodex and produced one. Indeed, she was able to refer key professionals for all the services and upgrades I wanted post closing - pool maintenance, landscaping, barbecue repair, you name it. She is a one stop shop of real estate and remodeling information, and will help you well beyond the closing ceremonies. Absolutely recommend her services to anyone looking for housing in the San Diego territory!

    ~ Alex Bates

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  • Entirely Different Level Of Service

    I have known Deborah Mannion for several years, both as a neighbor and as a Real Estate agent. What sets her apart from other agents I have known is her obvious visibility. Even before I decided to list my home and after she had moved out of my neighborhood, Deborah was always present, especially if she had a listing. I was impressed with this alone due to past bad experiences with other agents.

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  • Dedicated To Her Clients

    Deborah represented us with the sale of our town-home in Portico. She was professional, dedicated, and very well connected to the realty market. We would use her and her team again. I highly recommend Masters Real Estate Group.


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  • Always Prepared

    Deborah was very well prepared for our initial interview with information about our home, neighborhood/community, and market comp's and analysis. She presented as very professional and friendly with a willingness to do whatever it takes to make this process a  success.

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