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28
Feb

San Diego’s Central Library

The new San Diego’s Central Library

New San Diego Central Library *All photos are taken by & used with permission of Steve Ritter owner of www.soundideas-av.com

Facts About The New Central Library

Construction Began August 2010 Grand Opening September 28, 2013 Location: 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtow-East Village, Park Boulevard at 11thAvenue, near Petco Park.) Total Building Size: 497,652 square feet (nine stories including a charter school on two levels, two levels of parking, an auditorium and a café) Parking Spaces: 250 Cost $184.9 million Read more »

19
Feb

Monthly Housing Starts and Building Permits

Today’s release of the monthly housing starts and building permits data showed a 16% and a 5.4% drop, respectively for January 2014. This latest housing data was much worse than most economists had expected.

2014 San Diego real estate market forecastActually, the declining trends in the housing market have been showing up over the past few months. The majority of economists have attributed the weakness to the severe winter weather, but myself and a small minority of economists believe it’s actually the modest increase in mortgage interest rates that are the primary culprit in the housing market slowed down. Read more »

14
Feb

Happy Real Estate Valentine’s Day

Happy San Diego Real Estate Valentine’s Day

San Diego real estate Valentine's day

Happy San Diego Real Estate Valentine’s Day

12
Feb

San Diego 2014 Real Estate

San Diego Real Estate

San Diego California home pricesDataquick, a real estate reporting company just issued a report that shows that San Diego housing market dipped slightly again in January as home sales hit their lowest levels in the past three years.

San Diego home prices also dipped in January with the median home price, falling $15,000 from December. But, even with that drop the January 2014 median San Diego home price was still up 15.7% from January 2012. Read more »

10
Feb

Using a Realtor

Using a Realtor

San Diego Realtor

7
Feb

brokerforyou.com Top San Diego Real Estate Site

brokerforyou.com Top San Diego Real Estate Site

Although actual real estate website traffic is rarely if ever disclosed, I would have to say that averaging over 43,900 unique visitors per month for the last three months, definitely puts brokerforyou.com if not at the top visited sites for San Diego real estate, definitely within the top five San Diego real estate websites!

www.brokerforyou.com San Diego real estate

Once again, I’d like to thank all my loyal readers and subscribers for making this San Diego real estate site as popular as it is. Read more »

31
Jan

Home Sales Fall

Home Sales Fall in December

home sales fallThe National Association of Realtors just reported that pending home sales nationally fell to the lowest point since October 2011.

Although the Association tried to attribute the December decline to nasty weather conditions across the country, the fact remains that this was the seventh straight monthly decline for the index! Read more »

28
Jan

San Diego Home Prices Flat

San Diego Home Prices Flat in November

Today the latest S&P/Case – Shiller Home Price Indices were released for November 2013. The index of home prices in 20 top cities fell 0.1% in November. A separate 10-city index also fell by 0.1%, Standard & Poor’s/Dow Jones Indices said in a statement. The 20-city index showed prices 13.8% higher than a year earlier, while the 10-city index rose 13.7%.

Case-Shiller home pricesThe company said the dip is not a reversal of the housing recovery. Prices typically dip in November and this performance was the best for any November since 2005. Read more »

26
Jan

San Diego California Real Estate Outlook 2014

San Diego California Real Estate Outlook 2014

San Diego California Real Estate Outlook 2014 If 2014 is going to be a good year for residential real estate appreciation, the state of California has to turnaround the State economy to provide more employment, better education, lower taxes and much less business regulation Bob Schwartz is a San Diego real estate broker with 30+ years experience. Read more »

20
Jan

California Real Estate Outlook

California Real Estate Outlook 2014

By Bob Schwartz, San Diego, California real estate broker

San Diego homes for saleAlthough the last two years have seen a nice bounce back recovery in almost all of the California’s real estate markets, the last quarter of 2013 saw a  pronounce slow-down in real estate sales. Many believe the sales slowdown to be a direct result of rising interest rates and the resulting increase in home mortgage rates.

For those interested in my Outlook for the San Diego real estate market in 2014, I suggest reading my article published on January 5, 2014, entitled 2014 San Diego Real Estate Market Forecast.  Today’s article has more to do with underlying problems in California’s economy and what I see as a possible sure remedy that could turn California back into the ‘Golden State’. Read more »