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Commercial property representation bill becomes law

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Friday legislation that makes it much more difficult for commercial real estate brokers to represent both sides of a sales or a leasing transaction.

Home prices, rates climb; student debt worrisome

Countywide home resale prices and interest rates are edging upward, inventory levels remain low, and student loan debt is forcing recent graduates to leave the state for more affordable housing.

Ashlon's Gummerson prefers selling from his own home

Ashlon Realty went green the day it opened in the South Bay in 2007.

County's foreclosure crisis considered over

San Diego County is no longer experiencing a foreclosure crisis, but the ripple effect from 2008 to 2011 is causing hardship for renters, as home prices rise and investors sell off the properties.

Housing inventory not an issue in northern Baja

Low housing inventory is a challenge for most San Diego County real estate firms. But it's a different story just south of the border.

HomeSmart Realty West adding agents, offices

Even though it's only been here a little over two years, HomeSmart Realty West has found a home in San Diego County.

Erwin helps Escondido buyers find the home they really want

After 11 years in real estate in the Escondido area, Jeff Erwin has a good idea of what homebuyers want.

June HomeDex: prices up, sales down

The North San Diego County Association of Realtors’ HomeDex report for June is out, and the data is all but shocking: median home prices are up, sales are down and affordability is relatively stable, though mixed throughout the county.

Early to rise a winning strategy for top McMillin agent McKelvey

Anyone who thinks the south San Diego County real estate market is sluggish hasn't met Patti McKelvey.

Owners navigate Coastal Premier through all economic tides

After almost 30 years in real estate, Susan Meyers-Pyke has gotten pretty good at steering her agency through just about any economy.

Escondido broker Tom Stamos grounded in cloud-based realty

Escondido Realtor Tom Stamos likes working in the cloud. So much so that he recently was appointed California state managing broker for eXp Realty, a leading cloud-based brokerage based in Bellingham, Wash.

Oldest real estate firm in Chula Vista has no plans to move

Tom Money knows a thing or two about Chula Vista's history. His real estate office is a part of it.

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Up-To-Date Real Estate Statistics

Notices of Default

A notice recorded to show that the borrower has not made timely payments of interest and principal as required or met other provisions of a bond, mortgage, lease or other contract. Trails the performance of the San Diego County economy because it indicates borrowers cannot pay bills in a timely manner.

Trustee Deeds

A deed, or document that transfers the title of real estate, passes ownership of real estate in default to the buyer from the guardian of the trust deed. Tracks the movement of foreclosures in San Diego County.

Roundtables

Delaying a property sale might not make financial sense

Lack of inventory isn’t the only factor keeping move-up and first-time buyers from entering the housing market — but the math behind their reasoning might not be in their interest.

With improving prices and resales, Realtors like what they see

“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.

Homebuyers, sellers may be surprised come spring 2014, experts say

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 indicate SD's housing market is healthy

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.

Real estate trends center on low inventory

Low housing inventory seems to be dictating other trends in the market: competition, prices and pocket listings.

Housing demand is up, inventory is low, and prices are increasing in San Diego

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.

Worry over 'fiscal cliff' impacts commercial real estate

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 further constrain low-inventory housing market

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.

San Diego County needs more homes on the market

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.

Foreclosures, distressed home sales still dominant in residential real estate

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.

Profiles

Berkshire Hathaway - Ghassan Aboukhater

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.

Torrey Pines Bank - William McLennan

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.

Shore Point Real Estate - Alex Rojas

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.

HFF's Wright sees high land value shaping market in San Diego

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.

Friedrich requires his Cresa brokers to be hunters

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.

SDAR Scoop

SDAR Scoop October 2014

Oct. 13, 2014 -- George Chamberlin and Leslie Kilpatrick, president of the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors, discuss recent housing numbers and SDAR's Member Appreciation Week running from Monday, Oct. 13 through Friday, Oct. 17.

Real Estate Trends videos

Leslie Kilpatrick, Donald Coleman on the real estate market

June 26, 2104 -- George Chamberlin speaks with Leslie Kilpatrick, president of the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors, and Donald Coleman, vice president of real estate member experience for USE Credit Union, about what's happening in the residential real estate market and the role a credit union can play in buying a home.

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