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.

  • Utah Mini Ranch is a true retreat from city life

    For those who dream of a weekend retreat or retirement home located in a secluded, small town atmosphere far from the hustle and bustle of city life, crime and traffic, then Utah Mini Ranches is the ideal location for you.

  • Clements looks forward to successful new year with dedicated clients

    Welcome to 2005! Real estate six days a week -- sometimes seven -- since 1991 and it is still a very rewarding and exciting career for Jan Clements.

  • Pacific Pinnacle opening Park Laurel office

    Pacific Pinnacle Real Estate Services, an affiliate of Burgett Gilman & Associates, announced the opening of its second full-service residential real estate sales office. Located within the commercial space of the prestigious Park Laurel condominiums, the planned opening is set for late spring.

  • Century 21's Dale Mummert known for his dedicated professional service

    Dale Mummert's hallmark is his commitment to quality service and to maintaining the highest professional real estate standards. Having worked with the public successfully for over three decades and residing in San Diego County since 1977, Mummert is fully qualified to be a partner in selling or buying a home.

  • Downtown Properties, a trusted name in brokerage community

    Celebrating 16 years of real estate excellence, Downtown Properties at 311 Market St. is the leader in the local real estate brokerage community.

  • Defer capital gains tax through 1031 exchange

    Tax-deferred exchanges were first introduced in 1921 as a way for owners of investment property to defer the payment of capital gains associated with the sale of these properties. The process is also sometimes referred to as a Starker exchange, like-kind exchange, tax-free exchange, delayed exchange or real estate exchange.

  • Your family getaway -- estate or a corporate retreat

    This home is set in rural, luxuriant foothills, and surrounded by orange blossom, jasmine, and rose farms.

  • Homeowner expo highlights grand opening success of Creekside Cottages

    Homebuyers drawn to a spectacular collection of homes highlighted by a festive and informative homeowner expo made the Nov. 6 grand opening of Creekside Cottages in San Elijo Hills a big success.

  • Realtor helps buyers discover affordable gems

    Working in Mission Hills, my practice has changed a great deal over the years. The community is limited geographically by natural canyon borders, downtown and Interstate 5. The land is almost completely developed, forcing prices to rise at an all-time high. The homes are gorgeous with Spanish and Craftsman architecture. There are three elementary schools and three large parks. Vacancies are low, apartments are converting to condominiums, the business district is flourishing, and all is well -- or is it?

  • Downsize with a 1031 exchange

    As an investor in real estate, you understand how import ant it is to preserve wealth assets. In the frequently changing world of taxation, we as investors are fortunate to have the Section 1031 of our tax code.

  • Kathy Koop works hard to get positive results

    "It's about family and the community," said Kathy Koop of Prudential California Realty in Coronado. As a long-time resident of the island community, Koop works to match wonderful families with homes in the town she loves. In 1977 Koop got her real estate license while teaching school and eventually her weekend job became her full-time profession. She has been on of the top agents in Coronado.

  • Scripps Ranch fire survivors pursue Stonefield's custom options

    Virtually all homes being rebuilt by Stonefield Development predominately in the Whispering Ridge community of Scripps Ranch following the disastrous firestorms are undergoing extensive floorplan customization by their owners -- as many as 80 different ways.

  • UBuildIt opens newest office in El Cajon

    UBuildIt, the nation's largest and fastest-growing company assisting owner-builders, has opened its newest San Diego County franchise office in El Cajon at 2702 Fletcher Parkway, according Joshua Gorham, owner and partner. The UBuildIt El Cajon office works with homeowners to save them money on their home building or remodeling projects by serving as their own general contractor.

  • John Laing Homes' CEO recognized with national philanthropic award

    The chief executive officer of Newport Beach, Calif.-based homebuilder John Laing Homes, H. Lawrence "Larry" Webb, was named the top winner of the nation's largest and most prestigious philanthropic honor within the homebuilding industry -- the 2005 Hearthstone/Builder National Lifetime Public Service Award.

  • At the highest end, buyers are in the market for second homes

    "As winter hits the rest of the country, high-end homebuyers are shopping for second homes in San Diego," said to Susan Renick, manager of the Coronado office of Coldwell Banker San Diego. "People who like to winter in Coronado are paying all cash for second homes in the $2 million to $3 million range. Some people are doing tax planning, others are repositioning the assets in their estates, but they all want to spend at least part of the year in San Diego."

  • San Diego listed as the second least affordable area in the country

    We are now the second least affordable metropolitan area in the country, but the CBIA president says the governor is listening.

  • 5,000th homebuyer in downtown San Diego

    Catherine La Femina was named in December by the Downtown Residential Marketing Alliance (DRMA) as the 5,000th person to close escrow on a downtown condominium.

  • Homebuilders in San Diego County leveling production in 2005

    Homebuilders in San Diego and other nearby counties are sizing up 2005, and not all are entirely happy with what they see.

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 - October, 2004

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.