Read what some of the major real estate players in North County are saying about the market, and get the latest news on real estate transactions and trends.
Starting a brokerage in 2008 might not have been the best strategy for many real estate firms, but it turned out to be a smart move for Broadpoint Properties/The Zavala Team.
Even though it's only been here a little over two years, HomeSmart Realty West has found a home in San Diego County.
After 11 years in real estate in the Escondido area, Jeff Erwin has a good idea of what homebuyers want.
After almost 30 years in real estate, Susan Meyers-Pyke has gotten pretty good at steering her agency through just about any economy.
Escondido Realtor Tom Stamos likes working in the cloud. So much so that he recently was appointed California state managing broker for eXp Realty, a leading cloud-based brokerage based in Bellingham, Wash.
After 35 years in real estate in North San Diego County, Richard Eisendrath hasn't lost his enthusiasm for the region he calls home. Nor have clients of Eisendrath Team, his family-run business with offices in Vista and Oceanside.
As might be expected in an office two blocks from Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas, the style is casual at Bell & Associates Realty Group.
CARLSBAD -- In 2013, Carlsbad Realtor Greg Moser had his best year since 2006, with almost $6 million in personal sales and 42 escrows closed among him and his four agents.
Sales of both single-family detached (SFD) and single-family attached (SFA) homes in San Diego County were markedly up in April from March. The HomeDex report from the North San Diego County Association of Realtors showed the number of SFD homes sold in San Diego County increased 13.01 percent in April from March, and the number of SFA homes sold countywide increased 24.68 percent.
The five-building, 493,898-square-foot North County Corporate Center in Vista has been sold for $57.65 million.
A partnership of Del Mar-based Davidson Communities has paid a reported $6.27 million for eight acres for a 13-home residential development called Crosby Enclave at Del Dios Highway and Bing Crosby Boulevard just outside the Rancho Santa Fe covenant.
The North County coast is returning to a more traditional market, reflecting a change that’s occurring in much of San Diego County, said Garrett Lund, broker for The Lund Team Inc.
The 246,668-square-foot former Upper Deck headquarters building, at 5909 Sea Otter Place in Carlsbad, has been sold for $16 million.
Two office/R&D buildings totaling 168,072 square feet on 11.2 acres at 16710 and 16750 Via del Campo Court in Rancho Bernardo have been sold for $26.05 million.
The Donohue Schriber private real estate investment trust is planning an 80,000-square-foot expansion and upgrade of its current 283,000-square-foot Del Mar Highlands Town Center.
Jeff Hayes likes to think of himself as a traditional real estate branch manager. And that thinking has paid off.
"Location, location, location" is the mantra of most real estate professionals. But Marie Jebavy puts her own spin on the adage: "It's 'location, price, condition' -- the three things I always sell on," said Jebavy, broker/owner of The Real Estate Consultants in Oceanside.
Realtor James Baxter likes to help his clients with their homework. It saves them and him a lot of time and possible aggravation.
It's the classic American success story: Two guys come up with a new product idea, start a business in their garage, help change an industry and reap the rewards.
The improving residential real estate market is yielding benefits for more than just home buyers, sellers and agents.
Downtown Oceanside is a hoppin' place these days, and not just because of the new breweries and restaurants that have moved in over the past few months.
Bob Jackson is not what you'd call a "yes" man. He's more of a "never say no" man.
The economy is improving and demand for real estate is strong, but the California Association of Realtors’ CEO said there are things in the industry that still keep him up at night.
Regardless of the time of year, Karen Pado doesn't like to wait. Whether they're buying or selling, the co-owner of Meridian Realty in Rancho Bernardo urges her clients to make their move -- even during the 2013 year-end holiday season.
Chances are good that you've seen the very public face of Matt Battiata. He's appeared in TV ads for The Battiata Real Estate Group since 2005. But when it comes to business, he's more of a behind-the-scenes owner/broker.
Tight inventory and limited building space in Encinitas don't bother Patrick Conahan all that much.
Thanks to the improving real estate market, Derek Lundberg hasn't had to reach for the aspirin bottle as much as he used to.
The view from the top is awesome at San Elijo Hills in San Marcos.
Even though his firm sold more than 100 homes valued at an average $1.1 million each last year, it's easy for Peter Lewi to recall the one that helped Masterpiece Realty Associates set an all-time annual sales record: an $18 million beachfront property in Del Mar that he personally handled.
High-end home sales reached a milestone in the Poway area last year, and Suzanne Kropf couldn't be happier.
Robert Hamzey is not about to let something like the economy or new federal mortgage rules stand in the way of his clients' desire to buy a home.
The forecasts of higher interest rates for homebuyers by the end of the year don't faze Joyce Doherty very much.
Real estate agents need to have an unwavering focus on customer service to succeed not just in 2014, but in any year, said a North County broker who's been in the business 22 years.
Joe Jelley has seen home prices go up along the North County coast about as many times as another plaque has gone up on his office wall.
The median price for both single-family detached and single-family attached homes in San Diego County was little changed in February from January, but significantly higher than February 2013.
Even though it's been a warm winter along the North County coast, veteran broker Mike Evans isn't ready to call residential real estate sales there "hot" just yet.
"First-time buyers are back." That's just some of the good residential news from Clifford Helbock, broker associate at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services in Escondido.
Luxury homebuyers in Europe don't necessarily work with agents in real estate offices.
Carlsbad-based RE/MAX By-the-Sea closed the year with one of its hottest years ever: almost $42 million in listings and almost $46 million in sales.
Harrah’s Rincon Hotel & Casino is getting ready to celebrate the completion of its $160 million renovation, as Phase 3 is close to completion.
As the state endures its third straight year of dry conditions, the county is awaiting the completion of Poseidon Resources' seawater desalination plant in Carlsbad.
The face of regional automotive dealership industry is changing: Heller and McCune have sold their operations, and Sunroad Enterprises and Perry are augmenting their holdings.
Even with all of the fancy photos and videos available, there’s still no substitute for getting out and seeing a house on the market.
Whether they are San Diego County-based buying elsewhere, or outside firms buying local properties, real estate investment trusts did huge business in 2013 and into 2014.
Rising interest rates, swelling home prices and difficulty getting a loan are challenges kicking many first-time homebuyers to the curb and increasing the exclusivity of homeownership.
April 3, 2014 -- George Chamberlin speaks with Joel Singer, CEO of the California Association of Realtors, who provided the keynote speech at the North San Diego County Association of Realtors' Conversations 2014 Real Estate Summit. Singer discusses the business of real estate and current market conditions.