Campo, Historic Town for Sale at $6.6 Million

The historic town of Campo in southeastern San Diego County is available for purchase for $6.6 million. Joseph Barela, the listing broker from Top Gun Commercial Real Estate, mentioned that over the years, various interested buyers, including a movie producer and skateboard legend Tony Hawk, have considered buying the town. Established during World War II […]

Affordable apartments now open near Grantville transit

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The ShoreLINE, a new affordable housing development, recently opened in San Diego’s Grantville area near the trolley station. Developed by Affirmed Housing Group and the San Diego Housing Commission, the building offers 124 units across five stories with both underground and above-ground parking. Designed for families earning 30% to 60% of the area’s median income […]

Gen Z to Outspend Millennials on Rent by 30, Study Finds

A recent study by Rent Cafe reveals that Generation Z in San Diego is projected to spend more on rent than millennials, with costs continuing to rise. The study compared the rental expenses of Gen Z and millennials from ages 22 to 29 across nearly 200 U.S. metro areas. Currently, Gen Zers earn 14% more […]

The Benefits of Roommate Living in San Diego

In the face of skyrocketing housing costs across the United States, many are opting to rent rather than purchase homes. San Diego, characterized by its steep living expenses, topped the U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 list as the most unaffordable metro area in the country. This economic landscape makes sharing living spaces a financially […]

Oceanside Embraces New Wave Pool and Housing Project

In an exciting development for the City of Oceanside, local authorities have given the green light for the construction of an innovative wave pool and contemporary housing development. Positioned just three miles away from the ocean’s edge, this project aims to bring a new level of recreational and residential amenities to the area. Jon Corn, […]

New Affordable Housing Oasis Unveiled in City Heights!

City Heights has welcomed a new addition to its community with the opening of the affordable housing complex, City Heights Place and Plaza Del Sol. This significant project introduces 135 apartment homes, offering a mix of one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units. Aimed at supporting families making 30-60 percent of the area median income, this development […]

Implications of the Realtor Settlement for San Diego Home Sellers and Buyers

The National Association of Realtors has agreed to a $418 million settlement over broker commissions, signaling a shift towards negotiable rates below the traditional 5-6%. This decision, still pending judicial approval, proposes a change from the fixed commission model, aiming to increase flexibility and savings in real estate transactions. Liz Kenney, a realtor, acknowledges the […]

Del Mar Explores Affordable Housing Development at Fairgrounds

In an innovative step towards addressing its affordable housing crisis, Del Mar, California, is eyeing the Del Mar Fairgrounds as a potential site for a new low-income housing project. The city’s council recently greenlit negotiations with the 22nd District Agricultural Association, eyeing a lease for 1-2 acres of the state-owned land to build 61 affordable […]

New Legislation Proposes Increased Housing Density in California Coastal Areas

A proposed bill is set to challenge the exemption of California’s coastal neighborhoods from the state’s density bonus law, aiming to boost housing availability by allowing developers to build more densely in return for including affordable housing units. Since its inception in 1979, this tradeoff has not been applicable in coastal zones due to a […]

Chula Vista to broaden safeguards for renters against ‘no-fault evictions’

The Chula Vista City Council plans to update its renter protection laws to include new rules for landlords who want to end leases without the tenant’s fault. This move aims to align with California’s new state law, Senate Bill 567, which Governor Gavin Newsom signed last year. SB 567 enhances the 2019 “Tenant Protection Act” […]