San Diego Short Sales

Taking Advantage of Short Selling

Owners of condos and homes in San Diego are turning to the short sale process to get their property sold. If you look carefully, you will see a sharp decline in the number of available foreclosures for sale in the MLS. This decline does not mean that the San Diego real estate market is seeing a recovery. When we look closer, we see that as the number of foreclosures decline, the number of short sale listings are on the rise.

Why are sellers choosing to short sale?

  1. A short sale does less damage to your credit score.
  2. A short sale often attracts a higher offer than a foreclosure.
  3. The banks treat you more fairly because they see that you are trying to work with them.
  4. Someone who does a short sale is qualified to purchase another property faster then if they had a foreclosure on their record.
  5. Short selling allows you to be represented by a real estate professional versus going through the foreclosure process all alone.


The list of advantages of a short sale versus a foreclosure is long. These are just a few reasons why sellers are going this route.

If you are having challenges in making your payments then we advise that you learn more about short selling. Banks have approved more short sales in the past few months then before, and we believe this trend will continue.

At APEX Realty, we have represented sellers in bank negotiations. We represent the seller...not the bank.

Below are the properties in San Diego that are currently available as short sales. If you are interested in the purchase process, we can help make the process as fast and problem-free as possible. Give us a call and let us know what catches your eye.

San Diego Short Sales

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$3,995,000

6395 Clubhouse Drive, Rancho Santa Fe

This artistic masterpiece is a living sculpture with mystic and mystery around every corner. A tropical indoor paradise has room to roam and room to play. With its golf...

  • Beds5
  • Baths6
  • MLS180017517
  • StatusACTIVE

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$2,650,000

537-539 Westbourne, La Jolla

Two charming classic beach cottages on one lot. A short walk to the restuarants and shops of La Jolla Village and Windansea Beach. Lush landscaping and relaxing indoor,...

  • Beds6
  • Baths4
  • MLS190005323
  • Bldg.Na
  • StatusACTIVE

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$2,100,000

17061 Circa Del Sur, Rancho Santa Fe

Beautiful view property in gate guarded community. Unique architecture for Fairbanks Ranch. Includes pool, exercise room, oversize 4 car garage and koi pond. Property is ...

  • Beds7
  • Baths9
  • MLS180011554
  • StatusCONTINGENT

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$1,735,000

7977 Camino De La Dora, Rancho Santa Fe

Rare estate property located in the prestigious gate guarded community of Cielo! 2 flat acres allows for the private tennis court, oversized pool, fire-pit, large grass a...

  • Beds4
  • Baths5
  • MLS170053033
  • StatusCONTINGENT

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$1,450,000

2754 Imperial Avenue, Golden Hill

This is an exceptional opportunity to own a very high end class B Office Building within minutes of downtown San Diego. Corner building with a sky line view of downtown. ...

  • Beds1
  • MLS160052961
  • StatusACTIVE

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$1,349,000

1040 Van Nuys St, Pacific Beach/Mission Beach

This well-maintained 2377 square foot home on Van Nuys Street in San Diego features 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms on a 3484 square foot lot. There is an attached 3-car gar...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3
  • MLS190007713
  • StatusACTIVE

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$975,000

9669 Pine Blossom, El Cajon

STUNNING! Here is a fine property waiting for the new owner to move in. 3,400 plus approximate square feet. 4 bedrooms with an option for a 5th, 3.5 baths and large space...

  • Beds4
  • Baths4
  • MLS190005110
  • StatusCONTINGENT

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$925,000

2856 Falling Waters Court, Chula Vista

!! SHORT SALE!! . Amazing Eastlake III Vistas home on a .31 acre corner lot, this 5 Bedrooms plus a den and retreat, includes a loft, gym, 2 car garage & detached Casita,...

  • Beds5
  • Baths5
  • MLS180054829
  • StatusPENDING

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$895,000

1945 Polk Avenue, North Park

ONLY 1 LEFT FOR THIS MODEL..LIVE! WORK! ENTERTAIN! Six fabulous homes designed in two great floor plans. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of six bra...

  • Beds2
  • Baths4
  • MLS190004216
  • Bldg.Six On Polk
  • StatusACTIVE

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$875,000

16438 Espola Rd, Poway

BOM as past buyer did not perform. BEST DEAL IN Poway- 1Story 4br home, Vaulted Ceilings, Skylights, LED lighting, nu AC, Tankless Water Heater, Dual Pane Windows n Slide...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3
  • MLS180063018
  • StatusACTIVE

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$855,000

Temecula

LIVE IN LUXURY.... highly desired community of Chantemar Estates... 5 bedroom / 4.5 bath / 4,505 sq. ft. beautifully upgraded POOL home on a 15,246 sq.ft lot at end of a ...

  • Beds5
  • Baths5
  • MLS300684856
  • StatusCONTINGENT

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$850,000

26335 Engelmann Rd, Valley Center

ATTENTION INVESTORS! Lender Approved Short Sale. Price reduced!! Must See! This very private home has an incredible view over Valley Center with 5.8 acres of land. Proper...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3
  • MLS190001441
  • StatusACTIVE

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$850,000

458 Manzano Pl, Chula Vista

Diamond in the Rough, 5-6 Br- 4-5 Baths, Largest view Lot in the Cul-De-Sac, Cabana with casita and Large Pool, Home in Distress needs work, in great Location at Rancho d...

  • Beds5
  • Baths5
  • MLS180066343
  • StatusCONTINGENT

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$850,000

1466 Burris Dr, El Cajon

Beautiful home located in a gated community of Rancho San Diego. Large lot with views of the mountains and valley! Property needs work and can be beautiful w your finis...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3
  • MLS170062938
  • StatusCONTINGENT

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$845,000

Ocean Beach (OB)

Bank Approved Short Sale. Live beautifully in this single story home within beautiful Point Loma, completely renovated with all new light and bright finishes. Enjoy the b...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2
  • MLS300565913
  • StatusCONTINGENT

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$799,000

San Marcos

Priced to Sell!Enjoy this charming 4 bedroom plus supersized loft/playroom/office, 3 bath home in the gated Promontory Ridge community of San Elijo Hills. This French cou...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3
  • MLS300651624
  • StatusCONTINGENT

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$799,000

4709 Briana Court, Fallbrook

Short Sale! Spacious and Stunning Single Level "Santa Barbara" Style home located in the highly desirable Morro Hills area of Fallbrook. Cool Ocean Breezes, Private Roads...

  • Beds4
  • Baths6
  • MLS180014579
  • StatusCONTINGENT

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$790,000

4373 Middlesex, Normal Heights

Fixer in need of everything.

  • Beds3
  • Baths2
  • MLS180064081
  • StatusCONTINGENT

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$779,000

6960 Via Mariposa Norte, Bonsall

Short Sale with lots of potential. Great floorplan, one-story horse property in Saratoga Estates. It needs work. Definitely a fixer.

  • Beds3
  • Baths4
  • MLS190000297
  • StatusACTIVE

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$775,000

1436 Country Vistas, Bonita

Over 3000 square foot 5 bedroom home in Bonita. Cul de sac street and a huge lot. Home needs some fixes and is a short sale.

  • Beds5
  • Baths4
  • MLS190001174
  • StatusCONTINGENT

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$774,900

293 Camino Tablero, Escondido

Beautifully updated single level home is located in the highly desirable gated community of Bernardo Santa Fe in Southwest Escondido. Home boasts over 2,500 sq. ft and h...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3
  • MLS180066170
  • StatusACTIVE

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$760,000

2163 Gamble Pl, Escondido

Wonderful single story ranch home located on tremendous corner lot, very private with only 7 homes on street! Open kitchen floor plan w/brand new quarts countertops. Cus...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3
  • MLS190003215
  • StatusACTIVE

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$748,999

4180 Parkside Pl, Carlsbad

Contingent short sale subject to lender approval. Tri-level on culdesac. Formal entry, plantation shutters, bull nosed corners, vaulted ceilings, 3 fireplaces (lr,fr, mbr...

  • Beds4
  • Baths3
  • MLS180050465
  • StatusCONTINGENT

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$724,900

Temecula

EXCEPTIONAL Crowne Hill POOL HOME. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac on large lot. Crown molding, arched doorways, plantation shutters & ceiling fans found in many rooms. Neu...

  • Beds5
  • Baths4
  • MLS300627491
  • StatusCONTINGENT

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$722,000

1702 Hacienda Place, El Cajon

Wrap around views of the El Cajon Valley plus sunsets over Cowles Mountain from this single level detached home In Fletcher Hills. The floor plan includes 5BR/3.5BA livin...

  • Beds5
  • Baths4
  • MLS180038574
  • StatusCONTINGENT

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