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Fireworks Shot Off Early in Bay
Those watching the Big Bay Boom in San Diego's Glorietta Bay witnessed what was either an accidental fireworks display -- or a very disappointing fireworks show. About 5 minutes before the show was supposed to start, a sudden burst of fireworks shot into the air near the bay.
Coldwell Banker in San Diego has a new leader
Rick Hoffman has stepped down as the president and chief COO of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in San Diego following an ongoing restructuring of the national real estate company, firm officials said. Marty Conrad, regional vice president for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in San Diego and Inland Empire, will be closely involved in San Diego operations, a change that took place last month.
Vincent Jackson's Scripps Ranch home for sale
Former Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson has listed his Scripps Ranch home for $650,000. - via the MLS Former Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson, who recently signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is selling his Scripps Ranch home, public records show.
10 most popular real estate stories in June
A neighborhood in Carmel Valley. - Howard Lipin / Union-Tribune staff Check out the U-T San Diego's hottest housing stories in June, compiled by residential real estate reporter Lily Leung. The rankings were based on total views. Have story tips, a hot property listing or a question? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Real estate rewind (June 25-29)
Here's a roundup of headlines that got people talking during the past week in San Diego and beyond: Home prices on the rise: San Diego was among 19 of the 20 cities in the monthly index to see an increase in home values from March to April, (1.4 percent,) according to the latest S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index report.
Mortgage reductions: what you should know
About a year ago, then-schoolteacher Donna Marvel saw friend after friend get pink slips from the San Diego Unified School District. The grueling experience and the specter of more layoffs led her to take a $20,000 pay cut for what seemed like more-stable work at an online school.
Condo project OK'd; starting price $750,000
Nat Bosa, the Vancouver developer responsible for many of San Diego's downtown condo towers, says his next project will top all those. He's planning a 41-story, 232-unit tower at the southeast corner of Broadway and Pacific Highway. Estimated to cost $250 million and projected for completion in 2016, this would not be the tallest, by floor count, in the city.
SD restaurateurs dish on Yelp, dining out
Confident as they are about their eateries, San Diego's top restaurateurs confess to a love-hate relationship with websites like Yelp that offer instantaneous diner reviews, good, bad and otherwise. Ultimately, though, no matter how successful a restaurant is, customer feedback cannot be ignored, agreed a panel of restaurateurs who spoke Tuesday morning to a group of local professionals at the Hall of Champions.
S&P: Home prices climb in SD, 18 other cities
Home prices gained footing in San Diego and most of the nation's major metro areas in April, possibly signalling more upticks to come, according to Tuesday's S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index report. San Diego was among 19 of the 20 cities in the monthly index to see an increase in home values from March to April, (1.4 percent.)
TV picture clearing up for SDSU football
SDSU TV games so far Sept. 1: at Washington, Pac-12 Networks, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8: vs. Army, NBC Sports Network, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6: vs. Hawaii, CBS Sports, 5 p.m. Oct. 20: at Nevada, CBS Sports, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3: at Boise State, CBS Sports, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10: vs.
Homes sales hottest in these 10 ZIP codes
San Diego County saw a flurry of home sales last month, particularly in the single-family resale market, which makes up the bulk of all transactions. According to real estate tracker DataQuick, a total of 3,750 homes were sold in the local market, a more than 20 percent increase from a year ago.
Judge: SD firm failed to pay appraisers 171 times
A now-defunct San Diego company that handled home appraisals across the nation failed to pay appraisers in Arizona at least 171 times within the past 18 months, a Phoenix judge recently concluded. AppraiserLoft, the company in question, has been at the center of several non-payment and late-payment claims from appraisers, former employees and other parties, before and after it shuttered suddenly in October, according to public records.
Case dismissed against Padres shortstop
Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera planned to rejoin the team in Seattle Tuesday night after his domestic violence trial was abruptly canceled Monday afternoon in Arizona. Prosecutors dismissed the case against him Monday in court, allowing him to return to the team in time for Tuesday's game against the Mariners.
B of A to pay discrimination settlement
Bank of America agreed to pay $161,180 to settle accusations that it refused to refinance an Irvine woman's mortgage because she was on maternity leave, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced.
Gwynn has tax liens going into Padres bid
SDSU baseball coach Tony Gwynn talks with fans before a game against Cal State Northridge on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. (Photo by K.C. Alfred / The San Diego Union-Tribune) Baseball Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn, who has joined an ownership group seeking to buy the San Diego Padres, owes more than $400,000 in unpaid federal income taxes, according to tax notices.
Housing Mismatch: Boomers Sell, Millennials Rent
Christopher Habig, 25, and Anne Weingarten, 58, don't know each other, but they represent two sides of a perplexing new problem that could roil the housing market in years to come. Back in the fall of 2009, Habig, a marketing consultant in Indianapolis, was on the verge of buying a home with savings and mortgage financing after graduating from Butler University.