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  • Coldwell Banker Commercial

    Realtor Dan Ryan surveys his sales territory every day by heading west of his office on Prospect Street.

  • Where innovation comes out to play

    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.

  • Low housing supply, short turnaround, higher prices affect Realtors' pay

    Home prices are increasing and there are fewer homes on the market. With that in mind, how are home prices and the number of homes being sold affecting Realtors’ income?

  • San Diego County 2013 Realtor Expo and Conference

    The San Diego County 2013 Realtor Expo and Conference will be held Froday from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center.

  • Real estate undergrad programs see slow uptick in enrollment

    Enrollment in local real estate undergraduate programs is starting to inch back up after going through the downturn with the market.

  • Prescriptive easements in California

    Imagine discovering one day that your neighbor, a complete stranger, or even the public at large has acquired the right to use part of your property without paying you a dime. Through what is known as a prescriptive easement, over a period of time others could gain the right to access, cross, or otherwise use a portion of your land without your consent. The rationale behind prescriptive easements is that long-time users of property can acquire a legal interest at the expense of property owners who have slept on their rights.

  • 6 key considerations when applying for a mortgage

    For most would-be homebuyers, making a run at homeownership is going to mean getting approved for a home loan.

  • Rising costs weigh on US homebuilder confidence

    U.S. homebuilders are concerned that limited land and rising costs for building materials and labor will slow sales in the short term.

  • Man gets 10 years for $200M Calif. Ponzi scheme

    REDDING, Calif. — A man accused of cheating North Coast residents out of hundreds of millions of dollars in what prosecutors characterized as one of the largest real estate Ponzi schemes in state history has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

  • Commercial investment real estate: What is your investment strategy?

    Our commercial investment real estate advisers speak with owners every day. When speaking with owners about their real estate investments, they will typically ask, “What is your investment strategy?” The common responses are, “I’m not selling; I’m not buying; I’m holding.” After a few follow-up questions, these common responses really translate into, “I don’t have an investment strategy.”

  • US banks to send checks in foreclosure settlement

    WASHINGTON — The nation's largest banks will begin sending payments this week to millions of Americans who may have been wrongfully foreclosed on during the housing crisis.

  • RealtyTrac: US home repossessions fell in March

    LOS ANGELES — The number of U.S. homes repossessed by lenders last month fell to the lowest level in more than five years, the latest evidence that the nation's foreclosure crisis is abating amid an improving housing market.

  • Participation in professional groups vital to career development

    Today’s business professionals have been schooled with the knowledge that participation in professional organizational groups is more than just an added benefit to career development, it is vital. In this age of readily available information and social connectivity, professionals understand that in order to maintain a presence within their industry, they must become active in professional organizational groups. The commercial real estate industry offers a variety of professional organizational groups that cater to industry-specific sectors, such as building owners and managers, brokers, developers, investors, and vendors, among others.

  • Retail construction, occupancies improved in 1Q 2013

    Construction of new San Diego retail space picked up in the first quarter of 2013, and vacancies continue to decline.

  • Home sellers asking buyers to drop appraisal contingency

    Becoming a homeowner may be getting more difficult for San Diego buyers.

  • SD real estate market truly marching forward

    The median price of single-family resale homes jumped 19 percent in March from the same time last year, according to the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR).

  • Poway's StoneRidge joins golf club defaults

    Poway’s StoneRidge Country Club -- set for a foreclosure auction April 17 -- may become the third golf course Matthew Dinofia’s La Jolla Development Group LLC has been forced to return to its lenders in two years.

  • Jobs help county foreclosure indicators continue downward trend

    The county’s notices of default decreased in March from February after a steep jump during the prior month.

  • Development begins on Brown Field Technology Park

    About 20 miles from downtown San Diego in Otay Mesa, industrial park developer Murphy Development Co. celebrated both a beginning and an end in the same day Friday.

  • PICO's real estate IPO wows Wall Street

    The stock price of La Jolla’s PICO Holdings (Nasdaq: PICO) shot up Friday after a homebuilding and land development company it formed five years ago announced plans for an initial public offering of stock.

  • Jaime Partners finishes 2nd Searsucker location, sushi restaurant

    San Diego-based Jaime Partners recently finished building two new restaurants.

  • Loan signed for NRG Solar project to be built at SDSU Imperial Valley Campus

    San Diego State University’s Imperial Valley Campus is slated to host a new 5-megawatt solar park, as NRG Solar LLC, the NRG Energy subsidiary based in Carlsbad, announced Tuesday the signing of a $19.2 million loan for the construction of the renewable energy project.

  • Report: Nonresidential contracts drop in February

    There was a 94 percent decline in February, as compared to the same month a year earlier, to $9.92 million for nonresidential construction, but in year-to-date numbers through February, nonresidential contracts for future construction still rose 30 percent compared to 2012, reflecting the strong numbers from January.

  • Apartment vacancies remain stable; rents continue to rise

    San Diego County’s average apartment vacancy has changed little over the past six months, but rents have become incrementally more expensive.

  • County property tax sale auction brings in $3.56 million

    Sixty-two properties were sold for a total sales price of $3,565,850 at the San Diego County Property Tax Sale Auction on Wednesday, the county’s treasurer-tax collector said.

  • California's choices lead residents to move to other states, Realtor panel says

    The sun still shines in California, but that’s not enough to keep the population from migrating to other states, according to panelists at the North San Diego County Association of Realtors’ Conversations 2013 event on Friday.



  • ‘Mayor of Little Italy’ touts community partnerships

    In the 1920s, when Italian tuna haulers formed the heart of Little Italy, the neighborhood’s social life revolved around Our Lady of the Rosary Church, founded as an Italian parish when immigration from Southern Europe was at a peak.

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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