Throughout the year, the Transcript takes an in-depth look at living in San Diego. Each edition reviews different topics impacting the local housing landscape, as well as the newest lifestyle trends. We also take a look at developments around the county, as well as regionalized data on home sales and housing prices.

  • Downtown housing developments essential for San Diego

    A quick statistic to start with: In 2003, 100 percent of K. Hovnanian San Diego's business was in single-family residences. Today, single-family homes make up only 40 percent of the company's business, with the remaining 60 percent in high and midrise developments.

  • Brion Reilly combines architecture, interior design

    Solana Beach-based Brion Reilly Inc. is one of the new kids on the block beginning to make a splash in San Diego's interior design community.

  • Plan 3 at Ponderosa Estates designed for larger families

    With its five bedrooms, three baths, spacious entertainment areas and a three-space garage in 3,092 square feet, Plan 3 at Ponderosa Estates in Alpine is "ideal" for growing families, according to the builder.

  • Barratt's president named business person of the year

    Michael D. (Mick) Pattinson, president of Barratt American, a locally-owned homebuilding company based in Carlsbad, has been named Business Person of the Year by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.

  • Encinitas locals giving Bluewater warm reception

    Visitors to the 10-home hilltop enclave of Bluewater in Encinitas give the community top marks for the village-like atmosphere and the ocean views featured from most locations, according to the builder.

  • Airoso illustrates builder's passion for superior design

    Airoso, a collection of urban-styled town homes in Carmel Valley, is an example of Standard Pacific Homes's design capabilities and attention to detail.

  • Location and pricing drive strong sales at Vistancia

    The appeal of its central inland North County location and tantalizing value pricing is driving sales at Vistancia, Hallmark Communities' new hillside neighborhood in San Marcos.

  • San Elijo Hills starts construction on final component in town center

    San Elijo Hills Development Co. has commenced construction on the final component of its award-winning towncenter, a 114,835-square-foot mixed-use center that will feature retailers, restaurants and residences. The center, located in the heart of San Elijo Hills, is projected to open next year.

  • Ken Baer is bullish on downtown San Diego living

    Ken Baer, a realtor with Willis Allen Real Estate's downtown office, is bullish on downtown San Diego living.

  • Champion Development makes impressive entry in San Diego development scene

    Champion Development Group is quickly receiving recognition as being the best urban infill developer in California. This highly esteemed reputation is due to the company's passion for developing and renovating projects in prime locations that deliver trendsetting and innovative designs. In turn, these developments have become the best places to live, shop, dine and work.

  • Jim Abbott presents ... the hippest house in Mt. Helix

    This beautiful example of mid-century modern architecture was completed in 1959 by renowned San Diego builders Mabie and Mintz. Today it survives with its vintage character intact and lovingly enhanced by the current owners. Truly a one-of-a-kind, custom design, this home features a wide open entertainment-oriented floor plan, three bedrooms, four and one half bathrooms and approximately 3,685 square feet of single-level living.

  • Home resale price increases slow; units remain on market longer

    Home resales prices increases have slowed, but so too have the transactions, and there's no shortage of inventory.

  • RE/MAX goes live with new Web site

    RE/MAX International has gone live with its national network of broker IDX Web sites, and consumers can now go to www.remax.com and search among more than 1.7 million available home listings.

  • Google moves further into real estate

    Ten-ton-gorilla Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) is stomping further and further into the real estate arena, now offering real estate-specific pulldown menus leading to expanded search categories and maps in its Google Base product.

  • Second-home sales account for 40% of residential market

    Second-home sales accounted for about 40 percent of all residential transactions in 2005, the National Association of Realtors reported Wednesday, eclipsing the 36 percent level reported in 2004.

  • Top metro areas face home-price declines

    Forty-eight of the nation's 50 largest metropolitan statistical areas face a greater risk of declining home prices this quarter, but the continued strength of national and local economies suggests that in the absence of an economic shock, the once red-hot housing market will cool gradually, an industry report found Tuesday.

  • Trend toward attached housing seen to remain strong through 2006

    Citing lack of land available for development in Southern California, a trio of panelists at a Hanley Wood Market Intelligence housing seminar agreed that both private and public homebuilders are increasing production of attached housing products, a trend that will continue through 2006.

  • 'For Sale' signs sprout, home sellers cut prices as Fed boosts rates

    WASHINGTON -- Maryam Safai's 5,000-square-foot, five-bedroom colonial in Mahwah, N.J., has been on the market for a year, even after three reductions in asking price.

  • Home sales expected to drop this year to a buyers' market

    WASHINGTON -- A lower level of home sales expected this year will create a more level playing field for buyers and sellers on the heels of a five-year sellers' market, according to the National Association of Realtors.

  • Report says design of walkable communities starts at the beginning

    A new transportation report examines walkability. While the city might not get an A, it doesn't seem to be failing either.

  • California is home to 4 of top 10 richest counties in the U.S.

    Los Angeles County is the wealthiest county in the United States, based on the number of millionaire households, according to a new survey released this week. San Diego was fifth. Four of the richest counties in the U.S. are in California, including Orange at third and Santa Clara at eighth.

Archived Reports

Live. San Diego. - June 2007

Throughout the year, the Transcript takes an in-depth look at living in San Diego, from the local housing market and current developments to the newest lifestyle trends.

Live. San Diego. - April 2007

Throughout the year, the Transcript takes an in-depth look at living in San Diego. Each edition reviews topics impacting the local housing landscape, the newest lifestyle trends and developments around the county.

Live. San Diego. - Feb. 2007

Throughout the year, the Transcript takes an in-depth look at living in San Diego, from the local housing market and current developments to the newest lifestyle trends.

Live. San Diego. - Oct. 2006

Throughout the year, the Transcript takes an in-depth look at living in San Diego. Each edition reviews different topics impacting the local housing landscape, as well as the newest lifestyle trends. We also take a look at developments around the county.

Live. San Diego. - August 2006

Throughout the year, the Transcript takes an in-depth look at living in San Diego. Each edition reviews different topics impacting the local housing landscape, as well as the newest lifestyle trends. We also take a look at developments around the county, as well as regionalized data on home sales and housing prices.

Live. San Diego. - June 2006

Throughout the year, the Transcript takes an in-depth look at living in San Diego. Each edition reviews different topics impacting the local housing landscape, as well as the newest lifestyle trends. We also take a look at developments around the county, as well as regionalized data on home sales and housing prices.

Live. San Diego. - Feb. 2006

Throughout the year, the Transcript takes an in-depth look at living in San Diego. Each edition reviews different topics impacting the local housing landscape, as well as the newest lifestyle trends. We also take a look at developments around the county, as well as regionalized data on home sales and housing prices.