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The board of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation is acquiring a key piece of land to expand the facility. The 7+ acre property was held by Fifth Avenue Landing LLC and the board agreed to pay $13.5 million to buy out the lease. The deal calls for a $1 million payment upfront, then $500k p...
05/15/2010
The National Association of Realtors’ board of directors on Monday adopted a change in policy which will let real estate brokers allow search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing to index their property listings from their websites under agreements to share data with other brokers. The change was...
11/20/2009
The other day, one of my clients asked me if I knew of any place that sold nice / classy leather furniture in San Diego.  Since I did, I thought maybe there might be others who were interested.  Whenever I have needed to purchase some nice contemporary furniture, I head down to Casa Divani locate...
10/12/2009
I just posted an article on my san diego real estate blog on my website.  Looks like home sales in San Diego are on the rise, jumping more than ten percent compared to the same month in 2008.  However, the median price dropped fourteen percent, in the same comparison.  The article is at this loca...
08/25/2009
  After making two rounds of cutbacks in May and last week, the San Diego Union-Tribune in reporting an expected profit of $5 million. Platinum Equity acquired the paper from the Copley family in May, and immediately slashed 192 jobs, laying off 112 more last week. The company says it’s finished ...
08/23/2009
PICO Suffers Second Quarter Loss Pico Holdings (Nasdaq: PICO), a company based in La Jolla, reported a second quarter loss, in spite of an expanding portfolio. The company is in the business of acquiring, operating, or financing companies with low value to raise the companies’ net worth. Currentl...
08/11/2009
The San Diego treasurer / tax collector reported yesterday that fewer San Diego residents are defaulting on their property taxes. As of July 1st, 3.6 % of property owners were in default, compared with 3.7 % last year, 2.7 % in ‘07, and 1.9 % in ‘06. The office is mailing out just over 47,000 not...
08/06/2009
The Coronado Bridge, that leads us, living in San Diego, effortlessly to Coronado, turns forty years old today. The Coronado Bridge was opened in 1969 and has been paid in full by San Diego residents and tourists. The $1.00 toll was collected until 2002, even though it was paid off by 1986. The r...
08/03/2009
Rockrose Development Corporation has begun offering an interesting incentive to potential buyers. They will buy the property back. Anybody who purchases one of their hundreds of condominiums in New York, can, if values continue to fall, sell the apartment back after five years for 110% of what t...
06/06/2009
The economy is still in a downturn. However, evidence that the recession is slowing exists in rising demand for products, increased consumer confidence, a slowing of nationwide layoffs, and more companies reporting profits. The National Association for Business Economics (NABE), based on its late...
05/04/2009
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