The Daily Transcript takes an in-depth look at such residential real estate issues as skyrocketing home prices and limited housing supply, as well as trends and regionalized data in this third-quarter report.

  • Getting your home ready to show and sell for top dollar

    When meeting with future clients to discuss the sale of their home, I have always included an evaluation of the home's present condition to coincide with either the usual price per square foot approach or the real estate comparative approach.

  • Coldwell Banker's Jorgensen holds keys to success

    Hard work and integrity are keys to success for Lance Jorgensen of Coldwell Banker in Coronado. A former property manager, Jorgensen began his real estate career three years ago working for his mentor, the late Anthony Furlano.

  • Shores Realty offers personalized and creative service

    Proud to be a part of the infusion of redevelopment dollars energizing downtown, David Oleary, owner and broker of San Diego Shores Realty, is opening up their new office in Little Italy. The "Shores" is a boutique of real estate artisans offering personalized and creative service to both seasoned investors and first time buyers.

  • Sun Isle Realty's Aurich anxious to sell Coronado lifestyle

    Beginning in residential sales with his family's real estate business then owning and operating one of the more successful real estate brokerages in Coronado, Scott Aurich has accumulated more than 20 years of diverse real estate sales experience. He has also developed single-family subdivisions, custom homes, luxury condominiums and affordable housing. This extensive background in sales and development provides his clients with insights into what potential a property may have.

  • Condo conversions provide affordable housing options downtown

    San Diegans have learned to adjust their definition of affordable housing over the last five years. The median price for attached homes, which are widely regarded as entry level housing, was $375,000 in August 2004, according to the San Diego Association of Realtors. This figure represents an increase of $85,000 from the previous year.

  • EastLake continues brisk sales of final neighborhoods

    Brisk sales continue at EastLake, a master-planned community in Chula Vista, with homes being bought as fast as they're released for sale.

  • 'Upgrade Nation' hits San Diego

    Owning a home is considered by many to be the quintessential American dream, but now there's a twist. According to many prominent national news outlets and building industry experts, owning just any home is not enough for today's savvy homebuyers. Not willing to settle for one-size-fits-all homes, homebuyers are demanding their individual dream homes, personalized down to the smallest detail to fit their needs and lifestyles.

  • Otay Ranch sets all-time sales record

    Poised to break its all-time sales record, Otay Ranch has sold more than 800 homes in the pedestrian-friendly community in the first nine months of 2004.

  • Eager buyers face long waits for new residential units downtown

    There are more eager buyers than available product in the downtown San Diego new housing market, putting residential real estate developers in the "cat bird" seat, says real estate expert Alan Nevin, of MarketPointe Realty Advisors.

  • San Elijo Hills uses coastal architecture to enhance ocean-view location

    San Elijo Hills has taken full advantage of its hillside location that includes the highest point on coastal North County. Twenty-six of the community's 28 single-family neighborhoods have panoramic ocean views and 18 miles of hiking trails traverse some of the best viewpoints.

  • Bettger Team committed to clients and community

    Real estate in the South County is booming with new construction, massive appreciation and new commercial centers. Leading the way in market knowledge and superior service, the Bettger Team with Prudential California Realty was ranked in the top 100 agents out of 50,000 nationwide last year. The Bettger Team is a group of 12 professional and licensed realtors ready to serve their clients.

  • MountainWest Real Estate to build South Bay's first high-rise condos

    Headed by President Jim Pieri, MountainWest Real Estate has been leasing and building commercial projects in Chula Vista for over 20 years.

  • The 'Grande Dame' of San Diego Bay

    Superbly restored, appointed and offered fully furnished, this magnificent landmark Mediterranean/Italian estate with rare private dock is instantly recognizable to all who have enjoyed San Diego's harbor.

  • Greystone Homes/Lennar wins customer satisfaction study

    Lennar's Southern California homebuilding region is proud to announce that Greystone Homes/Lennar was ranked highest in homebuilder satisfaction in San Diego, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2004 New-Home Builder Customer Satisfaction Study. Greystone Homes San Diego Division was recently brought under the umbrella brand of Lennar.

  • Poggi Canyon: Restoring nature

    As San Diego continues to develop to accommodate its ever-growing population, we encounter habitat and environmental issues on development projects. The preservation and restoration of habitat is often a component to land development projects -- one valued by future residents as well as concerned citizenry.

  • Ron Oster: Real estate professional

    Ron Oster of One Source Realty/GMAC Real Estate has been in the real estate business since 1978 and he knows San Diego. With over $14.5 million in sales in 2003, Oster is a top producer and can take care of the sale of your property, or can find the right home for you. In fact, Oster is ranked No. 4 in sales in a company of 250 agents and awarded a certificate of merit in May 2002 for being one of GMAC's top 100 Realtors nationwide.

  • Homeowners find resolution through mediation

    Susan Smith (real names not used) is a homeowner in a community association in north San Diego. After her husband died, Smith undertook a remodel of her home, both inside and out. She thought she'd complied with all of the permitting and design requirements that the homeowners association (HOA) required, but shortly after work commenced, she began to receive "stop work" letters from the board's attorney.

  • Lee Mather Co., Realtors: A great American story

    Established over 50 years ago, Lee Mather Co., Realtors is the oldest surviving real estate company in Coronado. The story of Lee Mather Co. is one of a small family business that has prospered due to its employees' commitment to customer service and professional expertise.

  • Jim Abbott welcomes new agents

    Jim Abbott and Associates -- Prudential California Realty announced this week the addition of three partners to its downtown group of real estate sales professionals.

  • Downtown Properties: Options for every type of living style

    In 1989, when Bobbi Gilliam was looking for an area that had potential growth, development and excitement, she chose downtown. With very few Realtors having that vision at that time, Downtown Properties was opened at 220 W. Broadway, moving the following year and a half to its current location at 311 Market St., on the corner of Third Street and Market. We all realize now that this was a wise decision, for downtown slowly turned around and new development flourished to the magnificence we know today.

  • State 2005-10 housing mandate for San Diego meets Sandag's ire

    A state mandate that would require the cities of San Diego County to build a specific number of homes between 2005 and 2010 has already gotten a hostile reception at its initial introduction and that may only be the beginning.

  • North city development raises traffic issues in area already gridlocked

    A 677-home development in Carmel Valley between Del Mar and Rancho Penasquitos was approved by City Council on Tuesday despite concerns that it will intensify traffic problems in surrounding communities.

  • Homebuilders in San Diego County optimistic, as demand continues to be strong

    New housing market still strong in San Diego County, despite a recent apparent dip nationwide in builder confidence.

  • Stated-income home loans are on the increase, as are adjustable rate mortgages

    Stated income home loan applications are on the rise in San Diego County, according to many local mortgage brokers.

  • Coastal region seemingly exempt from reported slowdown

    There is still a strong market and high demand for residential real estate along San Diego County's northern coastal region, despite a reported slowdown and lowering of prices in L.A.

Archived Reports

Residential Real Estate Report - October 2005

In this quarterly report, we take a look at the latest housing figures and issues, as well as various trends affecting different locales. We'll also take a closer look at residential real estate in downtown San Diego.

Residential Real Estate Report - July 2005

In this quarterly report, we take a look at the latest housing figures and issues, as well as various trends affecting different locales. We'll also take a closer look at residential real estate in downtown San Diego.

Residential Real Estate Report - January 2005

San Diego's residential real estate market continues to skyrocket. In this first of four 2005 reports, we take a look at how the market closed out 2004 and what's in store for the future.