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.

  • Honesty and integrity help Charco build remodeling empire

    If you haven't experienced a remodeling project gone awry yourself, chances are you've heard a horror story or two from someone who has. From room additions that take twice as long as promised to contractors or subcontractors who disappear -- money in pocket -- halfway through a job, unexpected problems can turn an already stressful situation into a nightmare.

  • Switch your niche: The magic transition from wealth building to cash flow

    I was enjoying a conversation with nephew, Austin Herlihy, who is new to commercial real estate in Santa Barbara:

  • San Elijo Hills accentuates ocean views that stretch from Dana Point to the Coronado Islands

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

  • Visionary design approach offers homebuyers affordable and limitless design options

    Imagine your home offering a blank canvas on which to impart your own design sensibility? Do you prefer a minimalist Japanese decor, or a Tommy Bahama French Colonial look? What if your tastes change in a year, or if your roommate's departure allows you the opportunity to redecorate? Would you like movable walls, an interior water feature? It's all at your fingertips in the latest design craze sweeping the country.

  • Whitney Balsamo Associates is the name for real estate in Hillcrest for 27 years

    Ross Whitney and Anthony Balsamo have been leaders in the residential brokerage community for more than two decades. They specialize in representing sellers and buyers of finer homes and condominiums in Bankers Hill, Hillcrest and Mission Hills.

  • 'Making You Right at Home' packages draw homebuyers to Standard Pacific's Del Sur neighborhoods

    Commemorating San Diego's tradition of neighborhoods with a distinct style and sense of place, Standard Pacific's North County communities of Avaron, Bridgewalk, Cabrillo and Cassero offer home shoppers impressive architectural detail, modern amenities and a coveted location within the master-planned community of Del Sur.

  • Ocean Beach Realtor teams up with ANI Homes

    Realtor, investor and part-time developer Kirsten Keithly has joined American National Investments Inc. (ANI), combining her coastal properties office at 4820 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach, to create ANI Homes Coastal Properties.

  • Generation X leads the charge for affordable downtown housing

    Housing prices have skyrocketed in San Diego over the past few years, making it difficult for many middle-market households to make the leap to first-time home ownership. This supports the trend outlined in a recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau that found that greater numbers of people are fleeing the nation's largest cities in search of more affordable housing.

  • Convenient close-in location appeals to buyers at Pegasus

    With rising gas prices the talk of the town, the prospect of a much shorter commute and nearby shopping and entertainment is one of the key reasons buyers are choosing to purchase in the single-family home community of Pegasus in Mira Mesa North, according to the builder.

  • Who is buying million-dollar homes downtown?

    A popular price point in the downtown San Diego residential market is $1 million to $2 million, which typically buys a luxury two-bedroom condominium. Who is buying these high-end homes and fueling a market that has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years?

  • Construction in high gear at Windingwalk

    Five neighborhoods of attached and detached homes top the list of new construction activity at Windingwalk in Chula Vista, where sales continue on another seven neighborhoods already in progress within the master-planned community, according to builders Brookfield Homes and Shea Homes.

  • Homebuyers taking final chance to buy new homes at EastLake

    Homebuyers are taking advantage of their final chance to buy new homes at EastLake as homes in the master-planned community's final neighborhoods -- Cornerstone at The Woods and Atrium by Davidson -- have been released for sale.

  • Harvard report says home prices will continue to climb

    San Diego appears to be bucking many national housing trends, but it is in line with many others as well.

  • Inclusionary housing ordinance meets new opposition

    The inclusionary housing ordinance gets another blast as a new affordable housing report paints a grim picture.

  • Need for affordable housing brings renewed interest in defect litigation

    As some members of the building industry predict a rise in the construction of attached housing as a means of meeting the demand for affordable or work force housing, discussions have increased regarding the need for construction defect litigation (CDL) reform.

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. - April 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.