Throughout the year, the Transcript takes an in-depth look at living in San Diego. Each edition reviews different topics impacting the local housing landscape, as well as the newest lifestyle trends. We also take a look at developments around the county.

  • Luxury homes a hot spot in cooling residential real estate market

    Buyers are starting to call the shots in many new home neighborhoods around San Diego County, but not when it comes to the luxury segment of the market.

  • Mediation 'self-determination'

    Picture this: The parties to an embittered legal dispute opt for voluntary mediation as the case works its way through the civil justice system. At mediation, each party (and its counsel) expects the mediator to "beat up" on the other party and to coerce a settlement by conducting private caucuses in which the mediator is expected to: (a) advocate one position over the other; (b) unilaterally determine the "value of the case"; and then (c) "sell" the mediator's predilection as to how the matter should be resolved, typically on economic terms to the exclusion of other possibilities. Not surprisingly, each party feels that his and only his is the "right" position.

  • Baby boomers change senior housing trends

    At 55, local architect James Robbins isn't thinking about retiring anytime soon, but he recently made a lifestyle change with those golden years in mind.

  • Unique condominium communities have competitive advantage in the market

    Approximately 12,000 condominiums were sold in San Diego in the last four years, with most of those sales coming from apartments that were converted into condominiums.

  • Housing density bonus expected to boost affordable for-sale options

    Currently, the majority of San Diego's affordable housing options have been limited to rental units, leaving little available for middle and lower-income households wishing to buy. To help alleviate this problem, Centre City Development Corp. (CCDC) is now offering an attractive incentive to builders to bring more affordable homes to the city and one of the largest new developments in the area is the first to sign on.

  • Coastal-close living choices abound at Pacific Highlands Ranch, Carmel Country Highlands

    Beautiful new homes, master-planned communities, great schools and a coastal-close location are still a reality in San Diego for homebuyers who have discovered the six new neighborhoods by Pardee Homes in Pacific Highlands Ranch and Carmel Country Highlands. Although growth throughout San Diego County has for the most part spread eastward from the coast, these two communities offer new homes within minutes of the beaches of Del Mar.

  • Beachfront property in San Diego

    For all of you interested in beachfront property, now is the time to buy! Whether you're looking for investment properties, second homes or you're ready to make a move, this winter is the perfect time to do so.

  • Harbor View Condominiums first project under National City Downtown Specific Plan

    The city of National City's Downtown Specific Plan, which was approved in February 2005, calls for more than 5.8 million square feet of residential development and more than 385,000 square feet of commercial development.

  • Existing homes sales drop 31 percent in California

    In September existing home sales in California decreased 31.7 percent compared to the same period a year ago, while the median price of an existing home increased 1.8 percent, the California Association of Realtors reported Wednesday.

  • CAR expects house prices to decrease

    The California Association of Realtors announced Wednesday its housing market forecast for 2007, saying that home price appreciation will decline modestly next year and sales pace will decrease.

  • Cash and non-cash incentives prop up sliding home prices

    NEW YORK -- Buyers latched onto mortgages with all kinds of exotic teaser rates to be able to afford the soaring home prices that sellers were demanding during the boom years.

  • Bad loans, especially subprime, draw bad blood

    As the housing sector cools, the mortgage market faces an awkward question: Who takes the hit when loans go bad?

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Archived Reports

Live. San Diego. - June 2007

Throughout the year, the Transcript takes an in-depth look at living in San Diego, from the local housing market and current developments to the newest lifestyle trends.

Live. San Diego. - April 2007

Throughout the year, the Transcript takes an in-depth look at living in San Diego. Each edition reviews topics impacting the local housing landscape, the newest lifestyle trends and developments around the county.

Live. San Diego. - Feb. 2007

Throughout the year, the Transcript takes an in-depth look at living in San Diego, from the local housing market and current developments to the newest lifestyle trends.

Live. San Diego. - August 2006

Throughout the year, the Transcript takes an in-depth look at living in San Diego. Each edition reviews different topics impacting the local housing landscape, as well as the newest lifestyle trends. We also take a look at developments around the county, as well as regionalized data on home sales and housing prices.

Live. San Diego. - June 2006

Throughout the year, the Transcript takes an in-depth look at living in San Diego. Each edition reviews different topics impacting the local housing landscape, as well as the newest lifestyle trends. We also take a look at developments around the county, as well as regionalized data on home sales and housing prices.

Live. San Diego. - April 2006

Throughout the year, the Transcript takes an in-depth look at living in San Diego. Each edition reviews different topics impacting the local housing landscape, as well as the newest lifestyle trends. We also take a look at developments around the county, as well as regionalized data on home sales and housing prices.

Live. San Diego. - Feb. 2006

Throughout the year, the Transcript takes an in-depth look at living in San Diego. Each edition reviews different topics impacting the local housing landscape, as well as the newest lifestyle trends. We also take a look at developments around the county, as well as regionalized data on home sales and housing prices.