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"The most important thing to know about 2014 is, we're back to the basics," said Joe Cobb, broker owner of Escondido-based Realty Experts. "The basics just didn't work the last five to seven years. If you sent out mailers, nobody would respond to them. So agents got out of that habit of doing their regular mailing or connecting, knocking on doors, that type of thing. Now we're back to the basics of real estate."
"First-time buyers are back." That's just some of the good residential news from Clifford Helbock, broker associate at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services in Escondido.
Year-over-year sales of previously owned homes throughout San Diego County fell in February and prices continued to stabilize, according to new housing statistics from the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR).
California has experienced a “significant” slowdown in residential home sales activity over the last few months, with numbers down 14 percent from last year.
Luxury homebuyers in Europe don't necessarily work with agents in real estate offices.
Carlsbad-based RE/MAX By-the-Sea closed the year with one of its hottest years ever: almost $42 million in listings and almost $46 million in sales.
Tight inventory and limited building space in Encinitas don't bother Patrick Conahan all that much.
The view from the top is awesome at San Elijo Hills in San Marcos. On a recent breezy day, Realtor Mary Maloney pointed out everything from the Coronado Islands in Mexico to Mount Soledad in La Jolla to Dana Point in Orange County, with the blue Pacific lining the horizon.
Even though his firm sold more than 100 homes valued at an average $1.1 million each last year, it's easy for Peter Lewi to recall the one that helped Masterpiece Realty Associates set an all-time annual sales record: an $18 million beachfront property in Del Mar that he personally handled. It was one of the highest-priced homes ever sold in Del Mar and among the top sales in the county last year.
High-end home sales reached a milestone in the Poway area last year, and Suzanne Kropf couldn't be happier.
Even with all of the fancy photos and videos available, there’s still no substitute for getting out and seeing a house on the market.
Home sales saw a seasonal drop in January, while prices remained stable from the previous month but up 22 percent from 2013, according to the regional housing statistics from the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR).
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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.
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.
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.
About 40 years ago, Marten Barry decided that it was time to stop being a ski bum, and get serious about earning a college degree and establishing a profession.
Appreciating the ingenuity at play at ECP Commercial is as easy as taking a trip downstairs from the real estate company’s second-floor offices in Kearny Mesa. Your destination: SmartSpace.
The ongoing circus surrounding the San Diego mayor's office is much more than fodder for late-night talk show hosts and political wags, nationwide.
Jan. 13, 2014 -- George Chamberlin and Leslie Kilpatrick, president of the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors, welcome Ken Bates of Military Home Loans and discuss recent monthly real estate numbers.
June 18, 2013 -- George Chamberlin speaks with John Galaxidas, managing principal of Synergy Real Estate Group, about some of the positive signs he's seeing in the various markets of commercial real estate.