San Diego Real Estate Blog

By Katie Bassett


Homeowners in San Diego still believe they are feeling the aftermath of the 2008 recession, due to a scarce amount of homes available in the metropolitan. Truth is, while home inventory can be nerve-racking, promising indicators in San Diego real estate trends should have homeowners optimistic. First, it is important to assess the factors that affect the amount of homes on the market.


What effects housing inventory in San Diego?

  1. Wages and Inflation. Jobs and income have a direct correlation with San Diego’s housing inventory, and this metric has slowly been recovering since the recession in 2008. While the economy has been improving substantially since then, home prices continue to increase at a faster pace compared
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Coldwell Banker Recruits $121M Producing DeSouza Team

Published on September 8, 2016  •  Real Estate News  •  Share:                     



One of La Jolla’s top-producing teams, the DeSouza Team led by Dennis DeSouza, has associated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. The team’s current office in Bird Rock will become Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s 24th office location in Greater San Diego, expanding the company’s sphere of influence throughout Southern California even further. DeSouza brings more than 22 years of real estate experience and is backed by a team comprised of agents averaging over 11 years of experience each. “The decision to come to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was

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Dennis DeSouza recently completed the sale of what is arguably La Jolla's most sought after ocean front residence. This sale marks the highest sale in 2016 for La Jolla real estate at $14,000,000. The home located on Camino de la Costa La Jolla, Ca and sits just north of world famous Windansea Beach. A spectacular home with walls of floor to ceiling glass capturing amazing views from nearly every room. This home is truly one of a kind!
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Hotels along Del Mar Shores
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Summer is shaping up nicely for the City of Del Mar. Recent new stories share some things that residents and buyers of real estate in Del Mar have to look forward to in the coming months. From the summer season at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, to a commitment to a brand new Climate Action Plan, Del Mar has exciting things in store. Three of the most recent news stories to come out of Del Mar are listed below:

1. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s 2016 summer racing season starts July 15th

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s 2016 summer racing season Opening Day is on July 15th. The 77th summer is comprised of a 39-day season with 43 stakes worth more than $7.5 million, including the $1 million dollar TVG Pacific Classic on August

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millennial crossing a city street

According to a National Association of REALTORS (NAR) report, Millennials are the largest generational group of homebuyers and have been for the last three years in a row. This suggests that Millennial home buying preferences are likely to have a significant impact on real estate markets across the nation. Moreover, recent data shows that Millennial homebuyers rely on real estate agents at a higher rate than other generational cohorts.

35 percent of homebuyers belong to the Millennial cohort

The Millennial cohort makes up 35 percent of real estate buyers and is the largest generational group in our current markets. Per a recent generational trends report conducted by NAR, 67 percent of Millennial buyers are also first-time homebuyers. The latest

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Real estate tranaction

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Baby Boomers are a cohort 67 million strong, which means their real estate preferences influence our housing markets in marked ways. Recently released survey data shows that the cohort possesses all but approximately one-third of our nation’s home equity, which means their home buying decisions factor immensely in our real estate markets.

Results from a recent survey show that although a number of Baby Boomers are happy in their current homes, approximately 27 million plan to be in the housing market in the near future. The same survery provided insights into what features they would like their future homes and communities to offer.

Baby Boomers hold the lion’s share of our nation’s home equity

Earlier this month,

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Real Estate for sale sign

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In May, home prices were on the rise and the most expensive listing to sell in San Diego County had a La Jolla address. In recent months, home prices have increased across the nation, but San Diego County real estate has seen higher increases than a number of other American cities.

The median price for resale homes in San Diego County rose 9 percent from May 2015 to May 2016, according to data released by the Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS. This number is also up 6.6 percent from its figure in January of this year.

Moreover, single-family home prices rose 2 percent from their figures in April, and condo and townhome prices increased 5 percent. May’s median single-family home price was $570,000, while the condo

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Green sea turtle swimming in ocean

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There are a lot of interesting and exciting things going on in La Jolla, and one of them was one hundred years in the making. Moreover, recent real estate data has led to a noteworthy prediction about the summer housing market and an intriguing look at how much square footage new single-family homes have to offer.

1. La Jolla Tennis Championship is a match 100 years in the making

The longest running tennis tournament to be held at the same venue continuously in the entire world is the La Jolla Tennis Championship, which will delight spectators for the 100th time next week. According to an article in La Jolla Light, more than 900 players ages 10 to 80 will compete in the 100th La Jolla Tennis Championship, which will be

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A little toy house sittig on a mortgage application

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New mortgage finance programs with down payments as low as 3 percent have hit the market during a time when, according to the National Association of REALTORS, pending home sales have reached their highest level in more than ten years.

The newest of these programs is through Wells Fargo & Company and offers buyers mortgages with down payments as low as 3 percent. According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, the new mortgage program offers an alternative to loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which have a minimum down payment requirement of 3.5 percent of the home’s purchase price. Per the article, most large banks have veered away from offering FHA loans.

In a press release, Wells Fargo stated that the

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Oceanfront homes in Del Mar 

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In recent weeks, a number of news stories have been published that highlight some of Del Mar’s newest initiatives. Other stories been printed that showcase one of Del Mar’s standout restaurants and the 136-year-old San Diego County Fair, which boasts a novel theme this year. Five of these intriguing stories are listed below:

1. The River Path Del Mar offers quite a view

During the Lagoon Day celebration on May 21, attendees celebrated the completion of the River Path Del Mar extension with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and live music. According to the Seaside Courier, more than 200 people took to the trail to enjoy impressive views of the San Dieguito Lagoon, river and estuary. Per the article, the River Path is a joint

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