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Steele Realty's Conahan attributes optimism to strong portfolio

Tight inventory and limited building space in Encinitas don't bother Patrick Conahan all that much.

Century 21 Giesler-Bradford owner looking for stronger 2014

Thanks to the improving real estate market, Derek Lundberg hasn't had to reach for the aspirin bottle as much as he used to.

San Marcos Realtor predicts 'awesome' 2014

The view from the top is awesome at San Elijo Hills in San Marcos.

Masterpiece sees listings picking up dramatically

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.

2014 off to good start for high-end home sales

High-end home sales reached a milestone in the Poway area last year, and Suzanne Kropf couldn't be happier.

Broker-owner finds ways to help clients buy the right home

Robert Hamzey is not about to let something like the economy or new federal mortgage rules stand in the way of his clients' desire to buy a home.

Pacific Coastal owner looks ahead to more active 2014

The forecasts of higher interest rates for homebuyers by the end of the year don't faze Joyce Doherty very much.

Windermere manager says 2014 'shaping up OK'

Real estate agents need to have an unwavering focus on customer service to succeed not just in 2014, but in any year, said a North County broker who's been in the business 22 years.

Jelley Properties' agents in region 'that people like to come to'

Joe Jelley has seen home prices go up along the North County coast about as many times as another plaque has gone up on his office wall.

Sea Coast Exclusive Properties owner approaches 2014 with cautious optimism

Even though it's been a warm winter along the North County coast, veteran broker Mike Evans isn't ready to call residential real estate sales there "hot" just yet.

In 2014, residential market is 'back to basics'

"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.

Homebuyers are 'coming off the fence,' says Clifford Helbock

"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.

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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.


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.


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.

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.

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 April 2014

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.

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CAR's Joel Singer on the business of real estate

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.

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