Read about the major real estate players in San Diego, investment and financing options, current market trends, market reports and more in this special section.

  • New road extension in San Elijo Hills gives residents access to all San Marcos has to offer

    The recent opening of the 2.4-mile San Elijo Road/Twin Oaks Valley Road extension hasn't affected San Elijo Hills' small-town ambiance, but it has been a huge boon to residents, by creating a shortcut to downtown San Marcos, Cal State University San Marcos and the 19 restaurants in Old California Restaurant Row.

  • SB&O civil engineering and land surveying celebrates 40 years of success

    SB&O has been side-by-side with local homebuilders for 40 years, through the good times and the not so good times. For the past 20 years, SB&O has supported a clientele that is predominantly developers and homebuilders. Due to long-standing relationships, and the intrinsic value that working with people for long periods of time brings, SB&O is able to continue to assist clients during economic change.

  • Financing secured for Yuma hotel and conference center

    The developer behind the new $30 million Hilton Garden Inn and Riverfront Conference Center in Yuma has secured financing for the first major components of the much-anticipated and historically significant Pivot Point redevelopment project.

  • Del Sur heralded for green building commitments

    The new home master-planned community of Del Sur, located north of SR-56 in the city of San Diego, continues to be recognized as a community that conserves natural resources while providing sustainable, smart-growth design and living practices.

  • Davidson earns top honors for 12th time since first Grand SAM win in 1980

    Davidson Communities this year earned the home building industry's equivalent of the Oscar for the 12th time in the company's 29-year history, taking home the coveted Grand SAM Award for excellence in architecture, interior design and merchandising for Scripps Preserve at The Estates at StoneBridge in Scripps Ranch. Davidson's first Grand SAM was in 1980 for Leucadia Village in Encinitas.

  • Who controls and benefits from fire insurance policy proceeds?

    As the Witch Fire blazed through North County in October, some of San Diego's most elite ZIP codes were hit hard. Multimillion-dollar homes and estates were either leveled or severely damaged by smoke and falling ash. As these wealthy homeowners begin the rebuilding process, they are finalizing insurance settlements that could pay them millions of dollars to rebuild what once were grand estates. At the same time, they are learning some hard truths about the terms of their mortgage loans.

  • Is it a good time to buy in San Diego?

    Judging from the local news reports about the state of the housing market, it's no wonder that consumers are asking if the right time to buy a home in greater San Diego has passed. We had grown accustomed to double-digit growth in home values over the past few years, and many consumers viewed their homes as either a short-term investment or an ATM for withdrawing cash for cars, vacations or credit card debt.

  • Homeownership a misnomer as equity fell to all-time lows during housing boom

    NEW YORK -- Homeowners started losing hold of their homes years before spiking foreclosures and the housing slump slammed the economy.

  • Tahoe estate for sale at $36.5 million

    MEEKS BAY, Calif. (AP) -- One of the last old-time estates on the west shore of Lake Tahoe is up for sale.

  • Facility assessment assists property owners in making informed decisions

    The old adage "if I only knew then what I know now" definitely holds true for many commercial real estate investors and property owners. Too many owners/investors have bought properties thinking they understand all the problems associated with the property only to have a myriad other issues crop up later.

  • Choices expand for reverse mortgage market

    It may sound hard to believe, but one part of the mortgage market is hot: reverse mortgages. And that's giving older homeowners more options to tap the equity in their homes -- but also opening the door to more confusion and mistakes.

  • Shea Homes offers VA financing

    New-home financing from the Veterans Administration is now offered by Shea Homes.

  • Volen is tops with Marcus & Millichap

    Joshua Volen is one of the top office and industrial investment specialists in the San Diego office of Marcus & Millichap.

  • Rebuilding San Diego

    On Oct. 22, San Diego County residents were once again faced with one of the major dangers of living in beautiful Southern California: wildfires.

  • Celebrating 100th anniversary of pioneering urban plan

    "San Diego has the location and the physical foundation in general for an important, perhaps a great city. Its people are awake to its needs, and are resolved to meet them. It stands, therefore, upon the threshold of a truly sound and far-reaching development; for, when to superb natural advantages and human enterprise are added a sound public policy and a comprehensive plan of action, who can doubt the outcome?"

  • Commercial real estate mentors needed

    The University of San Diego's Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, along with the Florida-based Hoyt Institute for Real Estate (HIRE), is launching a nationwide search for commercial real estate professionals interested in becoming volunteer mentors or mentees.

  • Those who lost homes in recent fires may consider buying rather than renting

    Foreclosure: the very mention of it causes emotion. People losing their homes; lending institutions under distress; economic indicators moving downward; communities and the people who live in them losing property value.

  • Reality check for housing: Is it an investment or consumption?

    By now you have heard about people losing a lot of money on housing purchases, especially those made during the recent peak years of 2004 and 2005.

  • Apartment vacancies decline, returning condo conversions absorbed

    The countywide apartment vacancy rate has declined from 5.1 percent in the spring to 3.4 percent in the fall, but the wildfires don't appear to have had much of an affect on occupancy.

  • Affordability of California housing holds steady in 3Q

    LOS ANGELES -- The percentage of households that could afford to buy an entry-level home in California stood at 24 percent in the third quarter of 2007, unchanged from the same period a year ago, according to a report released by the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.).

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Who's Who in Real Estate - 2014

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Who's Who in Real Estate - 2013

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Who's Who in Real Estate - 2012

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Who's Who in Real Estate - 2011

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Who's Who in Real Estate - 2010

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Who's Who in Real Estate - 2008

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Who's Who in Real Estate - 2006

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Who's Who in Real Estate - 2005

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Who's Who in Real Estate - 2004

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