Inventory of Foreclosures Down 37% Over Last Year

CoreLogic’s latest foreclosure report is out and shows some very exciting news. According to the report, 1 million homes in May 2013 were in foreclosure. As of May 2014, about 660,000 homes in the United States were in some sort of foreclosure. That is a 37 percent decline! The month of May marked the 31st […]...

Spending up 7.5 Percent in Residential Construction

The latest Census estimates are out and private residential construction spending is up 7.5 percent from a year ago. The recent release shows a major improvement in construction spending for the single-family and multifamily categories. From May 2013, single-family construction spending went up by 12.3 percent (on a three-month average basis). Multifamily construction spending increased […]...

The 5th Annual La Jolla Fashion Film Festival!

The beautiful city of La Jolla will once again play host to the 5th annual La Jolla Fashion Film Festival. This film and fashion event is known as the Cannes of fashion film! La Jolla will be the setting for distribution deals, fashion film production houses and director representation. Hundreds of filmmakers from around the […]...

How Social Media is Changing the Way We Shop for Homes in California

Social media is a huge part of our everyday lives. And now, it has made its way into real estate and home buying. According to the California Association of Realtors, their study found that more than 75 percent of homebuyers used some type of social media when searching for a home. This is up 52 […]...

The Scoop on La Jolla’s Street Names

As you drive around La Jolla, there are a lot of interesting street names throughout the community. Here is some history behind the names and how they came about. Land speculators George Heald and Frank Botsford decided to plan out what was then known as the La Jolla Park, CA subdivision in 1887.  These two […]...

Your Music Guide for La Jolla

Looking to hear some incredible music? La Jolla is home to some amazing talent. Here is a calendar for music playing at some of La Jolla’s favorite spots this weekend and through next week: FRIDAY, JULY 11 James Gossett, classic rock, 12 noon—> La Valencia Hotel Gabriel Aparicio, singer-songwriter, 4 p.m.—> Café -Bar Europa Tomcat […]...

The Real Reason Why First Time Home Buyers Hesitate to Buy

Many think that the Millennial generation struggles with purchasing their first home because they have too much student debt and are overwhelmed by the home buying process. In fact, this is not the case at all. There have been several recent studies indicating that the real reason first time home buyers hesitate going forward is […]...

9 Useful Tips to Save Around the House

These days, homeowners are getting creative and taking precautions to save money around their homes. From updating small appliances to doing simple do-it-yourself projects, most everyone can take advantage of inexpensive solutions that put more money in their pocket. Here are some valuable tips to save money around the house: 1) Smart Thermostats If you […]...

Propery Values up 6% in San Diego County

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Close to one million homes in San Diego County were assessed at 6 percent higher than last year, up to $433.4 billion, according to the County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk Ernest Dronenburg Jr. The announcement was made Friday and includes 985,000 taxable properties. Cities and school districts rely heavily on property tax revenue to pay for services. All eighteen […]...

New Businesses Coming to La Jolla!

Recently, there has been a lot of activity in the La Jolla Retail Marketplace. Many businesses are entering La Jolla Village to fill the void left by former retailers and restaurants. We thought we would give you an overview of the latest changes that have occurred and the ones that are in the works. These changes […]...