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September 1, 2023

Fall Activities in San Diego

As summer fades away and the crisp air of fall descends upon San Diego, the city transforms into a wonderland of autumnal delights. From wine tasting to spooky haunts, the season offers a plet…

August 29, 2023

Your Ultimate Guide to Moving to San Diego

With an abundance of sunshine and perhaps the most laid-back vibe in California, San Diego continues to attract folks from everywhere. As both a long-time transplant, and realtor in San Diego,…

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September 13, 2023

3rd Annual Movie Night in the Park

Event Information 🎬 Join us for an evening of excitement at our 3rd Annual Movie Night in the Park — hosted by yours truly, the Off the 56 Home Team! 🎉 This event pr…

September 1, 2023

Fall Activities in San Diego

As summer fades away and the crisp air of fall descends upon San Diego, the city transforms into a wonderland of autumnal delights. From wine tasting to spooky haunts, the season offers a plet…

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Amusement Parks

September 13, 2023

3rd Annual Movie Night in the Park

Event Information 🎬 Join us for an evening of excitement at our 3rd Annual Movie Night in the Park — hosted by yours truly, the Off the 56 Home Team! 🎉 This event pr…

September 1, 2023

Fall Activities in San Diego

As summer fades away and the crisp air of fall descends upon San Diego, the city transforms into a wonderland of autumnal delights. From wine tasting to spooky haunts, the season offers a plet…

August 29, 2023

Your Ultimate Guide to Moving to San Diego

With an abundance of sunshine and perhaps the most laid-back vibe in California, San Diego continues to attract folks from everywhere. As both a long-time transplant, and realtor in San Diego,…

Latest Youtube Videos

October 26, 2022

Parents Guide to SeaWorld San Diego

I tooka tour of SeaWorld San Diego and point out all the tips and tricks we use to make the most of our trip to SeaWorld San Diego! Quick Tips: bring a chance of clothes & a Towel to Dry off as you will get wet!

September 3, 2022

Coming Soon to San Diego

We are starting a new segment on the channel – Trending in San Diego. This is where we will talk about what’s new in San Diego each month. From New Developments to things to do in our fair city!

September 13, 2023

3rd Annual Movie Night in the Park

Event Information 🎬 Join us for an evening of excitement at our 3rd Annual Movie Night in the Park — hosted by yours truly, the Off the 56 Home Team! 🎉 This event pr…

September 1, 2023

Fall Activities in San Diego

As summer fades away and the crisp air of fall descends upon San Diego, the city transforms into a wonderland of autumnal delights. From wine tasting to spooky haunts, the season offers a plet…

August 29, 2023

Your Ultimate Guide to Moving to San Diego

With an abundance of sunshine and perhaps the most laid-back vibe in California, San Diego continues to attract folks from everywhere. As both a long-time transplant, and realtor in San Diego,…

August 7, 2023

Exploring San Diego’s Top 4 Beaches

When it comes to picturesque beaches, San Diego is a true gem, offering locals and tourists alike a diverse range of coastal wonders. From breathtaking views to exciting activities, there&#821…

July 11, 2023

What’s Living in San Diego REALLY Like?

We created this article to be the only guide you ever need to discover what it’s really like living in San Diego. Everything gets covered, including pros/cons, lifestyle, local insider t…

February 22, 2023

The Most Affordable Things to Do in San Diego

San Diego is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States, and it’s a great place to live, but it can also be a bit pricey. In this video, we discuss the top things you can do i…

February 14, 2023

Is Oceanside the Best-Value Beach Town in San Diego?

When it comes to finding the perfect beach town, San Diego has plenty of options. But what if you’re looking for the best value beach town? That’s where Oceanside comes in. With it…

February 10, 2023

13 Things to Do in San Diego When it Rains

It’s not always sunny in San Diego. A few days a year, we get some rain! So we came up with a list of 13 things you can do in San Diego on those rainy days.  #1: The Birch Aquarium in L…

February 8, 2023

Is Scripps Ranch a Good Place to Live?

Although Scripps Ranch lacks the beaches and some of the attractions of the Coastal San Diegocities, we think Scripps Ranch is anything, but boring! In this video, Courtney and I take you on a…

February 6, 2023

6 Unique Valentines Day Ideas in San Diego

Valentine’s Day 2023 is quickly approaching. If you’ve found yourself without plans and are struggling to make reservations, here are six things you can do that will be just as romantic, i…

January 24, 2023

New Construction Neighborhoods in San Diego

I’m constantly getting asked about new construction neighborhoods in San Diego. In an established city, new construction homes can be few and far between. In recent years though, San Diego h…

December 29, 2022

Changes coming to Merge 56 in Torrey Highlands

Some of the information that was circulating regarding the Merge56 size and scope of the project was not 100% correct. Here is what I’ve learned: 1. There will not be a Movie Theatre (I thin…

October 25, 2022

Living in Downtown San Diego

Today we’re talking about all of the great neighborhoods in downtown San Diego! Keep reading to check out what each area has to offer and if you’d like to take a look at any available prop…

September 19, 2022

MOVIE NIGHT IN THE PARK

Come Join us on Saturday, October 15th at Torrey Meadows Park (Behind Westview High School) for our 2nd Annual movie night at the park. Last Years event was a huge success so we are looking fo…

September 10, 2022

North County San Diego Explained

So many people love living in North County Coastal San Diego. With great beaches, restaurants, and schools, there’s so much to love about these neighborhoods. In today’s video, we’re goi…

August 25, 2022

The MOST Expensive Neighborhoods in San Diego

Today on Off the 56, we’re going to talk about the top five most expensive neighborhoods in San Diego! Number one on the list is Rancho Santa Fe. This exclusive enclave was really up and com…

August 25, 2022

Best Places to Live in San Diego

Today, we’re going to talk about the best places to live in San Diego. I know there’s a lot of wonderful communities to talk about, but I picked three and Courtney picked three to give us …

August 18, 2022

5 Reasons Why I moved to San Diego

Today I’ll be talking about the top 5 reasons why my family and I moved to San Diego. But first, I’ll give you a little background about myself and how I made it to Southern California. I …

August 18, 2022

Solana Beach: A Beach Town Like No Other

Today we’re taking you on a tour of Solana Beach, a laid-back beach town in North County San Diego! Sandwiched between Del Mar and Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Solana Beach is an aweso…

August 13, 2022

Pros and Cons of Living in San Diego

We’re not going to lie; San Diego is a pretty awesome place to live. But today on Off The 56, we’re talking about the pros and cons of living in San Diego County. Cons 1.Cost of Living San…

August 11, 2022

Living in North County Coastal San Diego

So many people love living in North County Coastal San Diego. With great beaches, restaurants, and schools, there’s so much to love about these neighborhoods. In today’s video, we’re goi…

August 11, 2022

What’s the Best Neighborhood in San Diego?

There are a lot of great neighborhoods in San Diego. After all, when you’re within driving distance of the beach and have seventy-degree weather all year long, you really can’t complain no…

August 10, 2022

Living in Carlsbad, California

The city of Carlsbad is one of the most desirable communities in San Diego. Located at the very north end of San Diego, it’s known for its family-friendly neighborhoods, great beaches, resta…

August 1, 2022

A Day at Legoland California

One of the most famous places in Carlsbad has got to be LEGOLAND California! This is one of my kids’ favorite place to go visit and I’ve actually done a lot of staycations at the&nbsp…

Reviews

“Don’t hesitate to use Bern for your house hunting adventures! Before we even moved to San Diego, we relied on Bern’s YouTube videos about northern SD county (off the 56) to get a feel for the area. After renting for a while, we decided to take the plunge and buy a home here. Bern was amazingly responsive and excellent at communicating from the moment we asked for his help. He is very knowledgeable about the area, spent time preparing for house showings, and was so friendly and easy to work with. We never felt pressure from him, nor did he rush us. We felt all the advice he gave was honest and unbiased. Even when we were texting him for the millionth time with another question, he always responded fast. We can’t say enough good things and are so grateful we had Bern in this home buying process. Oh- and he gave us an amazingly personalized and thoughtful housewarming gift after closing day :)”

“If you’re looking for a great realtor, Bern McGovern is the one! Bern showed us many houses for possible purchases. He was patient, listened well to our needs, and expressed a wonderful optimistic and encouraging attitude. He also prepared the making an offer process very easy. In addition, he made recommendations for people to help with inspections, repairs, and maintenance. We really enjoyed the process of searching for our new home, and we’re very happy with the results!”

“Bern is a fantastic realtor! My husband and I worked with Bern last year when buying our house. He was extremely knowledgeable, dependable, and went above and beyond to ensure we had a good offer when purchasing a house. I really believe he’s the best realtor for all the neighborhoods off the 56 and beyond.”

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Phone: +1.858.900.1797

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