February 2008 Downtown San Diego Sales

downtown-san-diego-real-estate/february-2008-downtown-san-diego-sales/109/ This graph shows the total number of Feburary sales for 2008 by complex. These are the only downtown San Diego complexes that sold in the month of February, and they are ALL new construction. Electra is downtown’s newest residential high-rise with top-of-the-line amenities and a prime waterfront location. This graph shows the total February… Read More

Free Art Showcase in Gaslamp Quarter!

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/free-art-showcase-in-gaslamp-quarter/114/ What are you doing this weekend? It is expected to be clear and sunny, you’ll probably want to be outside. Here’s a recommendation. The Gaslamp Quarter is hosting yet another event. This Saturday, March 29th, from noon to 7pm, there will be a three-part art show, art exhibit, and art tour. This free art… Read More

Make Something Happen

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/make-something-happen/104/ Are you new to downtown? How about old to downtown? Either way, you will probably notice that downtown San Diego is a piece of clay waiting to be molded into something awesome. I am talking about creating a scene, man! A movement! Not a riot, let me be clear on that. I am talking… Read More

Ballpark Neighborhood Abuzz with Buzzed Grass

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/ballpark-neighborhood-abuzz-with-buzzed-grass/95/ I don’t know why the title of this piece, please don’t ask. For a moment I thought I was being creative, anyway, walking with my wife and baby girl, Kaia this morning and we cruised on through the Park at the Park. It was awesome. Lots of grounds keepers laying new sod, mowing the… Read More

Old Police Headquarters Building

uncategorized/old-police-headquarters-building/96/ If you have ever wondered about that really cool, old looking movie-set type building outside of Seaport Village than wonder no more. By mid year, a $40 Million dollar project is supposed to commence on new restaurants and a public marketplace. Terramar, a developer from Carlsbad is planning to redevelop the 100,000 sq ft… Read More

Understanding What A Median Price Is

uncategorized/understanding-what-a-median-price-is/100/ I know you’re not supposed to end a sentence with a word like “is” or “of” but it was just the headline. Now that we got that cleared up… The Median Home price for San Diego is down 20% from the 2005 peak. Notice the ominous bold letters that are italicised for effect. It’s… Read More

The Markets Within the Market

downtown-san-diego-real-estate/the-markets-within-the-market/101/ A lot is being said of the distressed property market. Of course there is, it is national news. San Diego County is considered a distressed market according to a number of lending guidelines now as well. But what are the “markets within the market”? There are a few categories here: (a)New construction-directly from the… Read More

ShamROCK 2008

From the beginning, The Gaslamp Quarter has been San Diego’s place to party. From gambling halls and brothels to nightclubs, bars, pubs and restaurants. Besides the nightly crowds of diners, drinkers, and dancers, the Gaslamp District also plays host to numerous street parties, from Mardi Gras to SoHo concerts to numerous holiday celebrations including shamROCK…. Read More

Tomorrow’s Meeting on New Downtown SD Civic Center

downtown-san-diego-urban-lifestyle/tomorrows-meeting-on-new-downtown-sd-civic-center/103/ Just a reminder, tomorrow is the public outreach meeting meant to educate the city residents of the efforts underway and to explore the possibility of redeveloping the Civic Center Complex. Check out the previous blog on Civic Centers. The CCDC’s has selected two finalist developers to compete for the opportunity to partner with the… Read More