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Realtor James Baxter likes to help his clients with their homework. It saves them and him a lot of time and possible aggravation.
Jeff Hayes likes to think of himself as a traditional real estate branch manager. And that thinking has paid off.
It's the classic American success story: Two guys come up with a new product idea, start a business in their garage, help change an industry and reap the rewards.
The improving residential real estate market is yielding benefits for more than just home buyers, sellers and agents.
Thirty-three environmentally sensitive row homes are making their way to Golden Hill as the result of a group investment executed by LIV Capital Group.
Downtown Oceanside is a hoppin' place these days, and not just because of the new breweries and restaurants that have moved in over the past few months.
Median single-family home prices in San Diego County hit their highest level since December 2007 in March, while it was mixed results on the home resale front.
Bob Jackson is not what you'd call a "yes" man. He's more of a "never say no" man.
The economy is improving and demand for real estate is strong, but the California Association of Realtors’ CEO said there are things in the industry that still keep him up at night.
"Location, location, location" is the mantra of most real estate professionals. But Marie Jebavy puts her own spin on the adage: "It's 'location, price, condition' -- the three things I always sell on," said Jebavy, broker/owner of The Real Estate Consultants in Oceanside.
Regardless of the time of year, Karen Pado doesn't like to wait. Whether they're buying or selling, the co-owner of Meridian Realty in Rancho Bernardo urges her clients to make their move -- even during the 2013 year-end holiday season.
Chances are good that you've seen the very public face of Matt Battiata. He's appeared in TV ads for The Battiata Real Estate Group since 2005. But when it comes to business, he's more of a behind-the-scenes owner/broker.
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In today’s construction and design world, building professionals grab their iPads and converge in “The Big Room,” where egos are parked at the door and creative and stimulating problem-solving happens. The intent is to “infill” (to use construction lingo) the great divide between design and construction, and it’s working.
“Optimism” was the byword of a residential real estate roundtable discussion sponsored by the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors last week at The Daily Transcript offices.
Local real estate professionals took a look back on 2013 while predicting what’s to come in 2014 at a recent roundtable discussion hosted by The Daily Transcript. The biggest change for buyers and sellers in 2014 will be the absence of investors come spring, they said.
Land sales in San Diego’s unincorporated areas indicate a healthy market, while a paradigm shift is causing high-end La Jolla homes to sit on the market.
Low housing inventory seems to be dictating other trends in the market: competition, prices and pocket listings.
The housing market took a turn six months ago with increased demand leading to higher prices and competition for inventory, according to a group of real estate professionals at a roundtable discussion hosted by The Daily Transcript.
Whether it is military downsizing, sequestration or a “fiscal cliff” that is fast approaching, it is already having an impact on commercial real estate.
Underwater borrowers in San Diego County are contributing to pent-up demand resulting from a lack of inventory, which is causing multiple offers on homes and prices to increase slowly, according to local real estate experts at a roundtable discussion hosted by The Daily Transcript and sponsored by the San Diego Association of Realtors.
A limited inventory of houses means the San Diego real estate market can stand to absorb a possible influx of foreclosures, local experts said at recent roundtable discussion at The Daily Transcript sponsored by the San Diego Association of Realtors and North Island Credit Union.
Experts in the residential real estate industry seem to be more upbeat than they were a year ago, but distressed sales and foreclosures continue to drag on the market.
The current commercial real estate boom has meant good times for builders, developers, buyers and tenants. And lenders are prospering from the turnaround as well. One of the local lenders that has been a consistent supplier of financing is the real estate department of Torrey Pines Bank, which funded $425 million in new loans last year, up from $412 the prior year.
Alex Rojas founded Shore Point Real Estate in February 2012. Opening his own office has allowed Rojas to give back to his Pacific Beach community.
Realtor Ghassan Aboukhater knows how to treat his high-end customers right. The Lebanese native grew up in the hotel business, worked for two Swiss banks, knows several dozen millionaires and billionaires, and speaks French and Arabic.
One could say that Tim Wright, senior managing director of HFF in San Diego, has assimilated quite well since coming from the Midwest to Southern California in the late '70s and "feeling like a foreign exchange student" at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Southern California life may be laid-back, but at the San Diego office of Cresa Corporate Real Estate, the 12 brokers don't do laid-back.
Apr. 10, 2014 -- George Chamberlin and Leslie Kilpatrick, president of the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors, discuss recent jumps in home sales and prices. Also, Greg Stein of Millennium Laboratories introduces an effort to help home sellers secure their prescription medications before allowing buyers into their homes.
April 3, 2014 -- George Chamberlin speaks with Joel Singer, CEO of the California Association of Realtors, who provided the keynote speech at the North San Diego County Association of Realtors' Conversations 2014 Real Estate Summit. Singer discusses the business of real estate and current market conditions.