San Diego Coastal Real Estate Blog

  • Six Mistakes Housing Investors Make

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Traditional investments are delivering low returns, and home prices are at bargain levels. Is it time to consider buying some rental housing? Illustration by Scott Pollack Investing in real estate right now can be surprisin...

  • If you have time to focus on only one economic indicator, look at the job market.

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Do not trust the headlines, the picture on the job market in August was not as bleak as it might seem. The headline figure everybody has been talking about is zero; no jobs created in August. In truth, 17,000 private sector jobs were created, though ...

  • Real Estate Values vs Gold

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    From Rob Pew at TIE Commercial - August 17th, 2011 Where are real estate values headed in the future?  Will they continue to decline, will they stabilize and the big question many are is wondering – when will real estate values increase again?...

  • San Diego County Residential Market Stats At A Glance

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    San Diego County as of this morning, has the following statistics -12,121 active listings -3,817 contingent (short sales waiting for approval) -4,732 pending listings -8,533 sold listing over the last 90 days Assuming a 50% conversion on the...

  • Buffett: The lower stocks go, the more I buy

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Warren Buffett discusses the lowered outlook for Berkshire Hathaway debt, why some of his businesses aren't hiring, and why U.S. debt remains triple-A rated in his mind. By Andy Serwer, managing editor Warren Buffett sees buying opportunities ...

  • Cash Buyers Lift Housing

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Buyers in markets around the U.S. are snapping up homes in all-cash deals, betting that prices are at or near bottom and breathing life into some of the nation’s most battered housing markets. Cash buyers represented more than half of all transa...

  • Where are interest rates going? Are you risking interest rate exposure?

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    As we all know, we have had historically low interest rates now for as long as anyone can almost remember.  They have been at these lows for so long that the first time home buyer generation believes this to be the norm.  The older generation loves...

  • San Diego County Assessed Property Values Rises

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    By ERIC WOLFF ewolff@nctimes.comNorth County Times | Posted: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 8:00 pm | (5) Comments   San Diego County assessed valuation     The total taxable value of property in San Diego County rose in 20...

  • Too good to pass up – 8 secrets about Disneyland

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Beneath Disneyland's popular ride, the Matterhorn, is a basketball court -- just one of the park's many secrets. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Disneyland park officials encourage cats because they control the mouse population Splash Mount...

  • Economists see brighter second half for 2011

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, PAUL WISEMAN The Associated Press  — Farewell and good riddance to the first half of 2011 — six months that are ending as sour for the economy as they began. Most analysts say economic growth will perk up in ...