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.

  • One size won't fit all: Local real estate experts see diversity in senior community

    When it comes to trends in the construction of local senior communities, RE/MAX Associates Realtor Dennis Kaiser has only seen one over the past few years.

  • Master retreats inspire luxury at Standard Pacific's Avaron at Del Sur

    Creative and indulgent master suites continue to impress home shoppers at Standard Pacific's (NYSE: SPF) Avaron at Del Sur. As sleeping spaces have evolved from small-scale bedrooms to luxurious, resort-style sanctuaries, the master-bedroom suite today provides a private resting place and sense of escape within the home. At Avaron, the most exclusive new home neighborhood by Standard Pacific at Del Sur, an abundant master retreat with sumptuous bath and walk-in closet functions as a standard design feature.

  • Exciting new amenities and beautiful new homes enhance the San Elijo Hills lifestyle

    Beautiful new neighborhoods by California Cove, D.R. Horton and Richmond American Homes and a variety of new amenities are enriching the lifestyle at San Elijo Hills, North County's award-winning, ocean-view community located on the highest point of coastal North County.

  • Aragon in La Mesa wins national award

  • Downtown living is about lifestyle

    Every great city is remembered for its own style, character and charm. New York, San Francisco, Paris or Hong Kong, each evokes certain feelings and possesses unique elements that set it apart.

  • Award-winning Cortile Collection nearing sell out

    Now in it's latter stages of development, The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe is still attracting a great deal of buyer attention with its popular Cortile homes. In a community where the custom-built homes are selling for up to $6 million and above, the turnkey Cortile Collection homes in the low to mid-$3 millions are seen by many as a very good value. The last nine of an enclave of 44 homes are now in construction and will be released for sale this spring.

  • For boomers, the house of the future

    Universal design may actually be getting universal.

  • An insurance policy you probably don't have

    A number of home and business owners hit by the massive weekend storm in the Northeast are discovering yet another type of coverage they didn't know they needed -- sewer-backup insurance.

  • Class A office condos available in EastLake

    Entrepreneurs and small businesses will now have an opportunity to purchase Class A office space in one of the nation's fastest growing areas, EastLake, at 2080 Otay Lakes Road, immediately west and visible from the soon-to-open SR 125 freeway.

  • Bulletproofing your mortgage

    It's tempting to write off all the mortgage bad news -- rising delinquencies, lenders in crisis -- as someone else's problem. After all, the misery seems to be concentrated in loans to the riskiest borrowers.

  • Latest garden rivalry is eco-friendly design

    Dick Cline's grandchildren aren't thrilled with his new yard.

  • U.S. Realtors forecast falling home prices

    The National Association of Realtors, which has long proclaimed that U.S. home prices haven't declined on a nationwide basis since the Great Depression, now says they are likely to do just that this year.

  • Shea Homes residential communities highlight luxury living in San Diego

    Economists and industry analysts agree homebuyer interest in high-end homes remains strong in San Diego County. In response to this overwhelming desire for luxury living, Shea Homes offers an exquisite collection of residential communities that meets the discerning tastes of the most sophisticated buyers in today's housing market.

  • Furniture retailer supports green movement with assertive recycling programs

    The concept of going green is not an option for individuals, businesses and corporations. In today's world, it's become a mandate, a term associated with the very existence of life, and a mantel picked up by organizations such as Ikea. It applies to all levels of existence, from what we eat to how we tote our purchases.

  • Seven blunders homeowners make

    They walk in and feel this great sense of accomplishment. They're smiling from ear to ear. They picture where everything is going to go, what color they'll choose, the furniture they'll buy, the art and pictures they'll hang, and the memories they'll build. They bought their new dream home and now it's time to decorate.

  • For Sale: A homebuyer's guide to getting a piece of the American Dream

    Recently, the public's attention has been absorbed by the state of the housing market, as news of subprime lending, housing affordability and the softening market have splashed the headlines. In 2007, the median price for a home in California tops the charts above a half a million dollars at $564,700. This is two and a half times higher than the national median home price of $212,800. Without a proper base knowledge of the cyclical life of the housing market in the sunshine state, the consumer will be left in the dust.

  • With advent of summer, let beach rentals begin for up to $6,000/week

    Drive around San Diego County's beach communities during the summer and you'll notice it: an increased amount of out-of-state license plates.

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Live. San Diego. - June 2007

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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. - 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.