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.

  • CB Richard Ellis executes large apartment transactions in 2005

    CB Richard Ellis brokered many of the largest apartment deals transacted in 2005 in San Diego. These projects include:

  • The Bettger Team serves South County

    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 1 percent out of 58,000 nationwide last year. The Bettger Team is a group of 14 professional and licensed realtors ready to serve their clients.

  • Multifamily rentals balance housing options

    To gauge the importance of multifamily rental housing in San Diego's residential real estate market, one might contemplate unabated demand for housing, low mortgage interest rates or the historic dynamics of the region's economy and population growth.

  • Hallmark Communities prepares for grand opening at Vistancia

    Vistancia, a new private, gated community by Hallmark Communities in San Marcos, will celebrate its public grand opening Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Spotlight on a real estate leader: Jim Abbott

    Jim Abbott is a fourth generation San Diegan who has been representing buyers and sellers of residential homes for nearly two decades. He maintains a firm grasp on market trends and the burgeoning San Diego metropolitan area.

  • Prudential's Kathy Koop spotlights 1038 G Ave.

    Kathy Koop of Prudential California Realty in Coronado has been a real estate agent in Coronado for the past 25 years. Currently, she has many beautiful listings in Coronado, but her feature listing this week is 1038 G Ave., a gorgeous property just one block from Coronado beach.

  • Ken Pecus Spotlights North Park two-on-one

    This 1916-vintage two-on-one home located at 3711 Mississippi in North Park, was recently refurbished and updated. It is walking distance from Morley field.

  • When the going gets tough, the tough head home to the Cays

    Let's face it, it's tough out there. Every day, we go out into a busy world filled with stressful issues like traffic, bills, demanding jobs and business travel. Some people are lucky -- they get to come home to the Coronado Cays, the tranquil little community within a community, a short, 18-minute drive to downtown San Diego.

  • Neighborhood amenities key to Otay Ranch success

    Neighborhood amenities such as private swim clubs, walking trails, abundant parks, shopping and technically advanced schools are key to Otay Ranch's success.

  • San Elijo Hills' village design an award-winning example of smart growth

    San Elijo Hills, an award-winning master-planned community in San Marcos, has reclaimed a number of town planning principles from the 1920s and '30s, when communities were built with the needs of pedestrians at the forefront.

  • Great outdoors dining is on the menu at Davidson's Coda at The Crosby

    For an increasing number of homeowners, the great outdoors has become the new great room -- a space worthy of spending time and money to design and decorate so it flows seamlessly with a home's interior. From trellised dining pavilions and fire pits to pizza ovens and built-in settees, there's been a significant shift in consumer preferences for outdoor living and dining spaces.

  • What is a green home and why buy one in San Diego?

    About a year ago, a team of professionals grounded in green building principles were brought together - architects, engineers, sound technicians, specialists in air quality and landscaping - to develop San Diego's first genuine green condominium homes, Bankers Hill Green. The project is located near Balboa Park at 2234 Brant Street.

  • Australian architect/developer getting on urban housing bandwagon here

    Australian architect and developer Eugene Marchese, who divides his time evenly between his homeland and San Diego, is about to make a big splash in his adopted town.

  • Coldwell Banker says Imperial Beach is housing's 'final frontier'

    Imperial Beach calls itself "The place to be," and for residential real estate, it remains one of the most affordable areas of San Diego County.

  • Santaluz Realty raises the bar in real estate services

    The first few years in a new community are abuzz with grand opening celebrations, phase release events, park dedications, club debuts and first-annual festivals designed to bring the new residents together. But what happens when most of the homes in a new community have been sold?

  • North Park residential project redefines the 'row home'

    The attention of city planners, homebuilders, and homebuyers throughout the county is focused on North Park, where a unique new residential project now under construction is pushing the frontiers of urban planning and design.

  • The changing face of condo conversion

    Gone are the days when houses for sale attracted five or more competitive offers on the first day. Now, the market has normalized and residential properties are taking several weeks or more to move off the market.

  • Urban neighborhoods grow in popularity as urbanization replaces suburbanization

    Imagine living in a neighborhood where everything you need is within a short walk out your front door. Just such places - urban villages -- are being built throughout San Diego and the nation. The goal is to cluster housing, employment, shopping, entertainment, recreation and transit to reduce reliance on cars.

  • San Diego not included in "treacherous housing markets" list

    As the price of existing homes in California and the number of beginner investors continue to rise, there are fears that the housing market is subject to price declines, which could result in "treacherous housing markets" in California metropolitan areas, according to a list in Kiplinger's Personal Finance's August edition.

  • Realtors still call home a top major investment in today's market

    The rate of appreciation on resale homes in San Diego County was running at an annual rate of 10 percent last month, below the 20 percent rate that dominated the market for most of 2004. Contrary to what some experts have said, that does not mean the bottom is falling out of the housing market.

  • Housing gets even less affordable

    After dropping almost steadily for three years, an important measure of housing affordability has reversed course, a development that could help put the brakes on prices in some of the nation's hottest markets.

  • County's single-family home prices still climbing

    Home prices are high in La Jolla as usual, but believe it or not they are not as high as last year.

  • Apartment report: More jobs, fewer vacancies

    Apartment rents have flattened, vacancy rates are coming down, and unlike a decade ago, most multifamily units being constructed these days are condos.

  • San Diego County's assessed valuations soar

    Assessed valuations are soaring, and while the county assessor says the economy is strong, he worries about affordability.

  • Speculative home buying a concern for homebuilders nationally

    WASHINGTON -- Homebuilders across the country have been taking steps to curb speculative home buying by investors in the nation's hottest housing markets, according to a series of surveys.

  • May permits for multifamily housing more than double single-family construction

    Multifamily construction was relatively brisk, commercial construction is stronger, and single-family is just kind of bumping along.

  • 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.

National News

  • Housing gets even less affordable

    After dropping almost steadily for three years, an important measure of housing affordability has reversed course, a development that could help put the brakes on prices in some of the nation's hottest markets.

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 - 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.

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.