Category Archives: July 2008

High Gas Prices…Less Commuting

downtown-san-diego-real-estate/high-gas-pricesless-commuting/237/ The issue of higher gas prices will continue to be a trigger point for homeowners and renters making the decision to live closer to hubs of mass transit. See our Blog last month Entitled “Higher Gas Prices Mean More Urban Development.” Today, my clients Mike Bierne (Executive Vice President of Kamson Corporation) and his… Read More

San Diego One of the Safest Big Cities In the Country

downtown-san-diego-real-estate/san-diego-one-of-the-safest-big-cities-in-the-country/230/ The crime rate in San Diego has dropped again. Crime is going down and the number of officers on the street are going up. San Diego is a great place to live due to the weather, outdoor activities and proximity to everything from water to desert to snow sports. Now we can also say… Read More

East Village as a Family Neighborhood

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/east-village-as-a-family-neighborhood/232/ I was walking up to my office the other day when a group of guys carrying cases of beer came in with me. They were going to a friend of theirs’ office to party it up before a baseball game. I overheard them talking about how this was a party neighborhood and only single… Read More

June 2008 Home Sales and Median Price Statistics

downtown-san-diego-real-estate/june-2008-home-sales-and-median-price-statistics/236/ We keep saying that the numbers do not lie. In an exclusive Real Estate market like Downtown San Diego, it is always hard to balance everything you hear in the news to the ACTUAL numbers from day to day sales. The following is a link that I recommend bookmarking and/or adding to favorites. June… Read More

ComicCon is Coming!

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/comiccon-is-coming/231/ Attention citizens!!! ComicCon 2008 is upon us!!! We will soon be overrun with X-men, Anime, D.C. and Marvel comic book heroes walking our streets! Actually, they will just be big fans of the different comic book genre walking around and all dressed up WITH somewhere to go. The Downtown San Diego Convention Center. Check… Read More

The Guild Restaurant ~ Try something NEW!

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/the-guild-restaurant-try-something-new/233/ Ever been to a restaurant with “views” of a real machine shop where some of San Diego’s finest restaurants & homes have their custom wood & metal creations fabricated? Venture over to Barrio Logan and check out THE GUILD at 1805 Newton Ave, San Diego, CA 92113 Tel# 619.564.7584. It will take you all… Read More

Median Price Drops

downtown-san-diego-real-estate/median-price-drops/229/ It says that June Gloom has hit the SoCal housing market. June Gloom is a term we have in “these here parts”…referring to the fact that there is a lot of cloud cover during the month of June. We also have a May Gray. So with that being said, plan your vacation around those… Read More

Make Your Mark On Downtown San Diego

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/make-your-mark-on-downtown-san-diego/234/ One of the best aspects of an Urban Lifestyle is the community that you instantly become a part of. These communities become even more specific to the Downtown San Diego neighborhoods, complex, and floor that you live on. I always tell clients that you are buying a smaller piece of the pie to obtain… Read More

Tour Downtown San Diego

downtown-san-diego-real-estate/tour-downtown-san-diego/226/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B3VclPTlOY This is a great video that the CCDC put out giving an informative tour of San Diego. It spans from San Diego’s beginning’s with Alonzo Horton to the present day. This video is beneficial for anyone considering moving to this great city. Warning…this video is about 8 minutes long…but worth it. Enjoy!

Zoopolis…A Step Beyond New Urbanism

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/zoopolisa-step-beyond-new-urbanism/227/ Some of my favorite childhood memories revolve around the canyon in my backyard. Climbing down there with neighborhood friends and constructing, mostly in the imagination, our own private worlds.Palm Tree City, and Cat-Tail Alley. I remember spotting rabbits, coyotes, and other creepy-crawlies. I remember seeing eggs, and becoming inquisitive about life cycles. I often… Read More