Thank you, John! (All is NOT doom and gloom!)

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Every time John Mulkey, the Housing Guru in Waleska, Georgia, gets a Featured Post announcing the latest doom-and-gloom news, I find great news in the San Diego Union-Tribune, our arch-conservative newspaper.

John's current Featured Post is titled The housing marketing has fallen and won't get up.

Open HouseWe seem to be doing well over here in San Diego, which might just prove yet again that all real estate is local. Sales have been steadily increasing for 29 consecutive months, and prices have been steadily increasing for 17 consecutive months.

Unemployment is down, the economy is up, consumer confidence index is increasing, major appliance purchases are increasing, stocks are up, foreclosures have fallen to a three-year low, and default notices have also fallen to a thee-year low.

Sold!The article in today's paper says that the same trend is showing up throughout California. John Walsh, President of DataQuick, says the reasons for the decline in defaults and foreclosures is because of "motivated sellers and accommodating lenders."

Gary London, who heads London Group Realty Advisors in San Diego, said that the numbers agree with "the trends he is seeing in the market."

Out of San Diego County's 85 zip codes, only two had an increase in the number of default notices, and both of those have a median home price of $800,000. That's not surprising because here in San Diego the high end market lags the general market by 12-24 months.

We know that what starts in California often leads the way, eventually spreading to the rest of the United States, so here's hoping that the rest of the United States starts following California's lead in real estate recovery.

Here's also hoping that our resident Housing Guru keeps getting Featured Posts announcing doom and gloom since it seems to bode well for us here in San Diego!


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J. Philip Faranda
J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY - Briarcliff Manor, NY

Jim, all real estate is local. We just had a record breaking month. Plenty of work to do, but there are some good things happening. 

Jul 22, 2010 08:40 AM #1
John Mulkey - Waleska, GA
Housing Guru

Jim - I understand your feelings about the negativity of some of my posts; however, they aren't intended to depress but to alert.  CA as well as much of the Northeast and parts of Texas continue to do quite well.  What I address are the overall conditions, and they've not yet turned positive. 

I write to inform, to help consumers and those in real estate related businesses make the most prudent decisions possible for both the prresent as well as their future financial health.  You're fortunate to be in a good area, and I'm always impressed by your sincerity and your positive attitude.  Keep it up and you'll continue to find success.

Jul 22, 2010 08:54 AM #2
Deborah "Dee Dee" Garvin
C2 Financial - San Diego, CA
C2 Financial

Jim, I, too, read the reports in the Union Tribune today.  It certainly would appear that we are in the right location.  Great positive news!

Jul 22, 2010 08:59 AM #3
Kari Battaglia, PA
RE/MAX Palm Realty - Venice, FL
Venice FL Realtor - RE/MAX Palm Realty

Jim,  It is good to hear good news for a change.  Our area in Venice FL is doing well also.  Best wishes.

Jul 22, 2010 09:20 AM #4
Leslie Prest
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ - Payson, AZ
Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,

Sales are definately up in our area (even if prices aren't). And rentals are absolutely booming.

Jul 22, 2010 11:16 AM #5
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Our sales are ticking upwards as well here in the Phx area. Prices are much lower than before but we're going in the right direction.  Like you said - and people need to keep remembering - real esate is local.

Jul 22, 2010 12:59 PM #6
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Real estate is local.  New Hampshire had a 10% increase in sale over the same period in 2009.  It is not a trend yet, but we are cautiously optimistic.  I am reading a lot of positive post on AR, so I wonder some time if these broad overviews are helpful for local markets.

Jul 22, 2010 02:59 PM #7
Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

Our sales in the first half of the year were up by a good amount.  Even better, our post-buyer credit pendings are up quite a bit too.


Jul 22, 2010 03:06 PM #8
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Fantastis news for San Diego Jim! Let's hope it stays that way!

Jul 22, 2010 03:19 PM #9
Christine Hooks
Pino Agency - Pennsville, NJ
Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate!

Go California!  Lead us out of the mess!

Jul 22, 2010 04:28 PM #10
Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
Realty Works Temecula - Temecula, CA
Realty Works Temecula

Jim, Southern California, has it's own economy!  Especially tourist areas in Southern California!  Like San Diego, Los Angeles, and Temecula Wine Country!!!

Jul 22, 2010 07:36 PM #11
Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease


Even as close to John as Atlanta, the market can be different.  It is not moving so well here as a whole, but one neighborhood to another can be different.  It's important to understand the local area and where it's at.

I do agree, I like good news much better:-)

All the best, Michelle

Jul 22, 2010 11:38 PM #12
Carra & Shae Riley
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Jim....Real estate news varies from area to area; but based on the preceding comments most of the news is on the positive side.  Your area sounds like everything is coming up roses!

Jul 23, 2010 04:17 AM #13
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Jim  I believe for the most part both coasts ae improving - unemployment seems to be a very major problem in the "middle"

Jul 24, 2010 04:02 AM #14
Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
... a small office, delivering big service!

Markets are local. Besides if you read enough of the gloom and doom you can start to believe it! Keep it up out there!

Jul 25, 2010 12:47 AM #15
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Hey, everyone!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

I've been very busy, but today I'm trying to follow up on these older posts like this one to see if anyone had any questions or if I really need to respond to anyone's comments.

I will read all the comments and respond to any that need a response, but since this post is rather old, rather than making comments here in my post to each and every one of you, I'll just let everyone know that I have read all the comments and if there are any questions, I'll answer those in comments below this one. Otherwise I'll simply post this comment and then head over to your blogs soon to visit and do some reading and commenting. I hope you'll have a nice welcome mat out for me!

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