San Diego Downtown Condo and Loft home owners, residents, small businesses, the Navy, The Coast Guard, the Police Enforcement in San Diego has all opened up their hearts by donating thousands of stuffed animals in different shapes and colors through the years to participate in the annual San Diego Law Enforcement Teddy Bear Drive. For the last 19 years this has been a huge thing to do to help children at the Rady Children Hospital. Coronado Police Officer Brian Hardy started the tradition in December 1990 when he realized the donation bin at the hospital was empty and he donated 12 Teddy Bears.
This year’s event is taking place on Tuesday December 14th, 2010 around 8.45am with start at the USS Midway Museum at the Embarcadero in Downtown San Diego with the goal to have 100,000 stuffed animals. 150 police cars will start the caravan through Downtown with the goal of reaching the hospital to give happy smiles to the children who are waiting.
To read The Port of San Diego’s article click on Harbor Police Invite Public to Donate Teddy Bears for the Holidays and.
The Financing Breakdown graph represents the Condos and Lofts sold, for the 3rd quarter of 2010, in Downtown San Diego.
Conforming loans ($417,000 and under) are leading the way with 142 homes sold, thereafter comes Extended Conforming ($417,001 – $697,500) and last are the Jumbo Loans (above $697,500) with 3 homes sold.
To compare and read 92101 Urban Livings former blogs on the downtown San Diego Real Estate Market see Downtown San Diego Condos Sold by Price Range – 3rd Quarter 2010, Downtown San Diego Condos Sold by Neighborhood – 3rd Quarter 2010, Downtown San Diego Condos Sold by Type of Sale – 3rd Quarter 2010 and Downtown San Diego Condos Sold – Cash vs. Financing – 3rd Quarter 2010.
The above graph is a comparison, by type of sale, for Condos & Lofts sold in Downtown San Diego during the 3rd Quarters of 2009 and 2010.
A total of 315 units sold in the 3rd quarter of 2009 vs. 268 in 2010. Developer sales led the way with 156 sold in 2009 vs. 102 sold in 2010. In the resale market, 66 sold in 2009 vs. the 76 sold in 2010. The average sales price for Developer sales in 2009 was $557,625 vs. $559,509 in 2010. The average sales price for resales was $546,720 in 2009 vs. $444,472 in 2010.
To read 92101 Urban Livings former blogs on downtown San Diego’s Real Estate Market see Downtown San Diego Condos Sold – Financing Breakdown – 3rd Quarter 2010, Downtown San Diego Condos Sold by Price Range – 3rd Quarter 2010, Downtown San Diego Condos Sold by Neighborhood – 3rd Quarter 2010, Downtown San Diego Condos Sold by Type of Sale – 3rd Quarter 2010 and Downtown San Diego Condos Sold – Cash vs. Financing – 3rd Quarter 2010.
The outdoor ice skating rink at Horton Square, in downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp District, is almost ready for some skaters. Here are some things to consider about this fun event:
- All proceeds benefit Peckham Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at Rady’s Children’s Hospital
- Adults cost $14, children $12 (12 and under)-cost includes rental skates
- Rink is located at 225 Broadway Circle
- Rink is open November 18-January 9
- Hours are M-Th 10am-10pm, F-Su 10-7:30pm and 8-10pm
- Grand Opening on 11/18 includes Figure Skating Shows from 5-10pm
- Christmas Tree Lighting on 12/1
- Expect LOTS of kids and families
- Expect faster skaters, and teens, during later hours
- Expect adults willing to take risks and skate to music in the later evening
Great cause, now go on out there and support it!
This graph is showing us the Condos & Lofts sold by neighborhood in Downtown San Diego in the 3rd Quarter of 2010. A total of 268 units were sold!
The East Village/Ballpark District is still going strong with its 37 Developer sales, 17 short sales, 16 resales and 14 REO’s. The Marina District is strong on resales with 24 sold and the Columbia District is not to far behind the East Village with 34 Developer sales.
To see 92101 Urban Living’s former blog click on Downtown San Diego Condos Sold by Type of Sale – 3rd Quarter 2010, Downtown San Diego Condos Sold – Cash vs. Financing – 3rd Quarter 2010.
This graph shows us the Downtown San Diego Condos & Lofts sold by type of sale in the 3rd quarter of 2010. Total units sold are 268. The developer sales are still coming down and has 102 units sold vs. 107 sold in the 1st quarter and 137 sold in the 2nd quarter. Resales are up to 28% vs. 21% in 1st quarter and 23% in the second. One interesting fact is that short sales has doubled with 16% from last year.
To see 92101 Urban Living’s former blog click on Downtown San Diego Condos Sold – Cash vs. Financing – 3rd Quarter 2010
The San Diego Convention Center Board announced that Denver Architecht Curtis Fentress will be the lead architect for the project that will be completed within 5 years and will include;
- a 5 acre rooftop park
- a truck tunnel for exhibitors
- a 500-room hotel
To read 92101 Urban Living’s former blog about this project click on San Diego Convention Center Expansion and Hotel Development Has Begun.
The popular art convention, Comic-Con, that takes place every year at the San Diego Convention Center in the Marina District in Downtown San Diego is staying in San Diego for the next 5 years. Downtown San Diego Condo and Loft home owners, residents, business owners and visitors seems to be very pleased about the news.
Other cities such as Los Angeles and Anaheim were trying to be the new host of the convention after 2012, when Comic-Con’s contract with the San Diego Convention Center expires. One of the biggest concerns was the size of the San Diego Convention Center and whether it could continue to accommodate what has become San Diego’s largest convention with more than 130,000 attendees each year.
David Glanzer said: Weve always had a desire to stay in San Diego, and we had three amazing proposals. It was obviously a very difficult decision, one born out by the amount of time its taken to make that decision. But in the end San Diego was able to address a lot of our concerns. Its never been a secret wed hoped to stay here, but the real challenge was that those who want to attend the event can afford to attend, in terms of size and space and cost.
The final decision came after contracts were made with 64 convention-block hotels, locking in certain rates for Comic-Con attendees through 2015.
To read the San Diego Union Tribune’s article click on Comic-Con to stay in San Diego for 5 more years