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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.

Eisendrath family is the home team for coastal real estate

After 35 years in real estate in North San Diego County, Richard Eisendrath hasn't lost his enthusiasm for the region he calls home. Nor have clients of Eisendrath Team, his family-run business with offices in Vista and Oceanside.

Casual gets the job done for Bell & Associates Realty

As might be expected in an office two blocks from Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas, the style is casual at Bell & Associates Realty Group.

Beach House Realty owner always opening doors at Coronado Shores

As one of the few real estate professionals specializing in sales at Coronado Shores oceanfront condominiums, Joe Economou is at the top of his game.

After solid 2013, Moser Realty is ready for market changes

CARLSBAD -- In 2013, Carlsbad Realtor Greg Moser had his best year since 2006, with almost $6 million in personal sales and 42 escrows closed among him and his four agents.

Social media plays greater part in homebuying process

More homebuyers are using social media in the homebuying process, according to the California Association of Realtors (CAR) “2014 Survey of California Home Buyers.”

Ashlon Realty's Joe Gummerson now prefers selling homes from inside his own

Ashlon Realty went green the day it opened in the South Bay in 2007. At least its for-sale signposts did.

Erwin Realty broker helps buyers find the home they really want in Escondido region

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

HomeSmart Realty West adding agents, offices in county as residential market heats up

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

Housing inventory not much of an issue in northern Baja California, broker Kathy Katz says

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.

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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 July 2014

July 15, 2014 -- George Chamberlin and Leslie Kilpatrick, president of the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors, discuss recent monthly increases in the number of sold listings and median prices of homes in San Diego County, and also the SDAR's efforts to inform buyers and renters about fraud in the industry.

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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