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  • Waterfront homes in Long Beach's Naples Island brought in big bucks in 2017

    Waterfront homes in Long Beach's Naples Island brought in big bucks in 2017

    Settled in 1784 by Spanish soldier Manuel Nieto as part of a land grant, Long Beach has since grown into the 39th most populated city in the U.S. The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest container port in the country, and the city offers a variety of luxury homes on the water. In 2017, the...

  • Most expensive homes to sell in 2017

    Most expensive homes to sell in 2017

    La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe continued to be the place for the most expensive home sales in San Diego County in 2017. The most expensive house to sell in the county was a beach front property in La Jolla for $12 million. Built in 1993, 6106 Camino de la Costa features panoramic ocean views and...

  • Newly built contemporary was Hermosa Beach's high-water sale of 2017

    Newly built contemporary was Hermosa Beach's high-water sale of 2017

    Hermosa Beach has worn many hats during the last century. What started out as a small downtown area to serve residents of five permanent homes in 1903 eventually evolved into a full-fledged beach town, becoming a hot spot for jazz and surfing along the way. Modern homes now line the boardwalk area...

  • Ex-Charger Orlando Franklin takes a loss on Poway estate

    Ex-Charger Orlando Franklin takes a loss on Poway estate

    Orlando Franklin, a former San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos offensive guard, has sold his home in Poway, an affluent community in San Diego County, for $1.5 million. Franklin bought the property two years ago for $1.85 million, records show. The sale price was $395,000 less than the $1.895...

  • Onetime home of pop star Britney Spears was Calabasas' top sale of 2017

    Onetime home of pop star Britney Spears was Calabasas' top sale of 2017

    The affluent city of Calabasas is mainly known, at least in the modern sense, for its ability to attract celebrities. See Drake’s “4PM in Calabasas.” Others on the city’s A-list include various “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” personalities, former Clipper Chris Paul and rock musician Tommy Lee....

  • 18 San Diego business stories you won't want to miss in 2018

    18 San Diego business stories you won't want to miss in 2018

    Key issues and people to watch in San Diego business in 2018. 1. Qualcomm’s legal, takeover wars The San Diego wireless technology pioneer is not only fending off a hostile takeover bid by rival Broadcom, it also is mired in a nasty legal fight with Apple over patent royalties. Asian antitrust...

  • Kristen Wiig and Meryl Streep are the latest stars to land homes in Pasadena

    Kristen Wiig and Meryl Streep are the latest stars to land homes in Pasadena

    Has Hollywood discovered Pasadena? The San Gabriel Valley city is enjoying a moment in the spotlight thanks to a spree of high-profile home sales. Actresses Summer Bishil and Mandy Moore were among the first to buy in the area this year, and now other stars have followed suit. Actress Kristen Wiig,...

  • Jay-Z and Beyoncé headline L.A.’s most expensive home sales of 2017

    Jay-Z and Beyoncé headline L.A.’s most expensive home sales of 2017

    It hasn’t been quite the chart-topping year as was 2016 — when prices were sent into the stratosphere by two $100-million sales — but the upper crust of L.A.’s housing market continued to move at a healthy clip in 2017. Beverly Hills and Santa Monica registered median sales prices that rank among...

  • San Diego home median reaches $540K, second highest of the year

    San Diego home median reaches $540K, second highest of the year

    The San Diego County housing market is positioned to finish 2017 with near-record prices. The county median home price has increased 9.1 percent in a yearNovember’s median price of $540,000 was the second-highest of the yearReal estate agents say buyers are paying more as inventory stays low San...

  • Southern California home prices surge, tying an all-time high

    Southern California home prices surge, tying an all-time high

    Southern California home prices surged 8.6% in November compared with a year earlier, tying an all-time high that underscores a drum-tight housing market with few properties for sale, according to a report released Wednesday. The six-county region’s median home price hit $505,000 last month, a...

  • Recession could be coming, says chamber economist

    Recession could be coming, says chamber economist

    Bad economic times may be coming, an economic forecast panel learned last week. The downturn will be short and San Diego will suffer less.Housing is a growing problem, especially for military families.Employees want hotel-like services at the workplaces.San Diego will get over the departure of...

  • Will San Diego finally adopt regulations legalizing Airbnb rentals?

    Will San Diego finally adopt regulations legalizing Airbnb rentals?

    San Diego’s elected leaders on Tuesday will weigh two rival proposals for regulating the city’s thousands of short-term rentals, following years of heated debate. Short-term rentals on platforms like Airbnb are currently deemed illegal by the City Attorney’s office.One proposal, drafted by four...

  • How to find your way out of difficult financial circumstances

    How to find your way out of difficult financial circumstances

    Dear Liz: I desperately need your help! My husband, who is 91, is in the early stages of dementia. I just turned 88 and for the first time am responsible for making all the financial decisions. We are deeply in debt and I don’t know the best way to proceed. We owe more than $40,000 on credit cards,...

  • LeBron James' $23-million purchase among L.A.'s priciest home sales in November

    LeBron James' $23-million purchase among L.A.'s priciest home sales in November

    An NBA superstar was among those making a mark in L.A.’s luxury real estate scene in November. Other highwater deals include the sale of a Bel-Air spec mansion with a Motown connection and an ocean-view house in Pacific Palisades. Here’s a larger look. $24 million — Bel-Air On Bellagio Road, the...

  • Tax bill's impact on San Diego: Lots of downsides

    Tax bill's impact on San Diego: Lots of downsides

    Question: Will the congressional tax bill, either the Senate or House version, be good for San Diego’s economy? Phil Blair, Manpower NO: As a state with very high state income taxes and high real estate costs, resulting in high mortgage interest costs, the lack of deductibility of these costs will...

  • Former Angel Garret Anderson sells his home base in Irvine for $9.6 million

    Former Angel Garret Anderson sells his home base in Irvine for $9.6 million

    Garret Anderson, the former slugging outfielder for the Angels and Dodgers, has parted ways with his personal dugout in Irvine. He’s sold his estate in the Shady Canyon community for $9.644 million. Built in 2009, the Spanish-style mansion features such Old World details as a clay-tiled roof, white-plaster...

  • Consumer confidence high in San Diego County

    Consumer confidence high in San Diego County

    The San Diego County economy had a strong start to the fall, led by consumer confidence and low unemployment, said a monthly study from the University of San Diego released Wednesday. The report from the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate looks at different parts of the local economy to see...

  • Got $529,750 for a San Diego house?

    Got $529,750 for a San Diego house?

    The San Diego County median home price was $529,750 in October, a steady decrease from its peak this summer, real estate tracker CoreLogic reported Wednesday. An all-time peak of $545,000 was reached in June. The median home price has increased 4.4 percent in a year as of October. It is the lowest...

  • Southern California home prices rose 6.5% in October

    Southern California home prices rose 6.5% in October

    Southern California home prices rose 6.5% in October from a year earlier, while sales jumped 3.6%, according to a new report out Wednesday from researcher CoreLogic. The sales increase comes despite a shortage of listings on the market and underscores the strong demand for housing as employers...

  • Ellen DeGeneres and other celebrities slash home prices as the holidays approach

    Ellen DeGeneres and other celebrities slash home prices as the holidays approach

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but there are still a few discounts to be had. In Montecito, Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi appear to have lowered expectations on their Italian villa-style home. Originally offered at $45 million, the romantic weekend retreat and its ...

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