| |1. Will the GOP tax bill stall California's economic growth?16:00[−]
Republicans have said that by slashing business taxes, they will supercharge the American economy, benefiting both C-suite executives and the average American. Economists generally expect a short-term boost to growth, though they doubt the cuts will be a game changer for either the larger economy...
|↑|2. Simon Cowell takes his talents to a bluff top in MalibuСб., 16 дек.[−]
Simon Cowell, known to most as a judge on “The X Factor” and “America’s Got Talent,” has bought a compound in Malibu for $24 million. He’s also quietly shopping his Beverly Hills home in the $30-million range.
The Malibu home is behind gates on a bluff top of about 2 acres with expansive lawns,...
|↑|4. Neighborhood Spotlight: Beverlywood's postwar modesty has worn offПт., 15 дек.[−]
When famed real estate developer Walter J. Leimert stood on a bunting-festooned platform in 1940 to announce the opening of his company's newest housing tract, the gathered crowd could be forgiven if it found the site less than inspiring.
The location of the ceremony was a nearly treeless expanse...
|↑|6. Recession could be coming, says chamber economistВт., 12 дек.[−]
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...
|↑|8. How to find your way out of difficult financial circumstancesВс., 10 дек.[−]
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,...
|↑|10. Tax bill's impact on San Diego: Lots of downsidesПт., 08 дек.[−]
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...
|↑|13. How the Senate tax plan affects San Diego housingВт., 05 дек.[−]
The Senate passed a sweeping tax bill Saturday morning that has housing advocates, real estate agents and industry groups worried.
At the same time, Republicans who led the tax reform push are celebrating it as a boon for economic growth — ultimately helping the housing market.
It’s not a done...
|↑|14. Special report: Can we build our way out of the housing crisis?Пн., 04 дек.[−]
The Union-Tribune examined if San Diego County can build more housing to slow the pace of rent and home price increases.
What we found:
- Zoning changes, emphasis on townhomes and reduced regulation would likely speed up construction;
- Biggest hurdles continue to be anti-growth sentiments and...
|↑|17. Consumer confidence high in San Diego CountyПт., 01 дек.[−]
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...
|↑|18. Got $529,750 for a San Diego house?Ср., 29 нояб.[−]
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...
|↑|19. Southern California home prices rose 6.5% in OctoberСр., 29 нояб.[−]
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...
|↑|21. San Diego home price increases among highest in nationВт., 28 нояб.[−]
San Diego was among the top three cities in the U.S. with the biggest annual home price increases in September, said a key real estate index released Tuesday.
The region’s home prices have risen 8.2 percent in a year, said the S&P Case-Shiller Indices. Only Seattle and Las Vegas had bigger increases...
|↑|22. How would tax reform affect you? We need your help to find outПн., 27 нояб.[−]
Big changes could be coming for the nation’s tax code, from revised income tax brackets and a cap on the deduction for mortgage interest payments to a new tax rate for small-business owners.
Wondering how those changes could affect your family? The Times is wondering the same thing — and we need...
|↑|25. How to sort out the taxes when you sell your houseВс., 26 нояб.[−]
Dear Liz: I am trying to understand the capital gains tax exemption as it applies to the sale of a house. If I have no mortgage and I sell my house before I have lived in it for two of the previous five years that are now required for the exemption, is it based on the total selling price of the...