Sales Dip for Condos and Townhomes in February

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home grid 02Sales of condominiums and townhomes in San Diego County dipped in February, and were down sharply year over year, as a supply shortage continued to put a damper on the area’s housing market. The Greater San Diego Association of Realtors reported the number of attached homes sold last month slid 1 percent to 687, while closings of single-family, detached units increased by a slightly greater share, to 1,428.

Manchester’s Mission Valley Plan

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Developer Douglas Manchester’s vision for the Mission Valley site of Qualcomm Stadium calls for renovating rather than replacing the 50-year-old venue, and potentially adding a new arena to host an NBA team. Funding, renderings and other details of the privately financed proposal have not been released by the longtime San Diego developer’s company, Manchester Financial Group. Such a plan would compete with a detailed mixed-use proposal previously put forward by FS Investors, centered around a brand-new stadium to host a Major League Soccer team and potentially San Diego State University football games.

How to Keep Moving Quotes From Spiraling Out of Control

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coming homeLong before you start packing, the monumental task of moving to a new home all starts with your going online or picking up the phone to get some moving quotes. These estimates give you a ballpark figure of how much you’ll pay to safely transport all of your prized possessions, but like all estimates, they can be off base. Waaayyyy off base. To help you keep a lid on your moving costs, we called on moving experts to share how you can get the most accurate estimates so you don’t have to worry about last-minute surprises on your bill.

5 Vows to Make Now to Sell Your Home in 2017

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People vow to do all kinds of things—hit the gym, get more sleep, quit Froot Loops—and if you plan to sell your home this year, making a few promises matter here most of all. After all, selling your home for top dollar takes work and the right mindset to strike a deal. To help make that happen, we put together a list of good habits all home sellers should start now so that you’re fully prepared once opportunity knocks.

Espola Road heads list of 2017 projects in Poway

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sandiegohomes6The start of several new construction projects will likely highlight municipal activities in the coming year, according to City Manager Tina White. At the top of the list for 2017 is the start of the long-awaited undergrounding of utility lines along a section of Espola Road. Other planned projects include solar energy panels being installed at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts and at Fire Station No. 3 on Pomerado Road. White said she also expects progress toward deciding how best to replace the Community Center at Community Park and the completion of the Poway Road Corridor Study.