Jennifer Ross -
A report from Comerica Bank says that the
U.S. and California economies will accelerate this
year, "marked by increases in incomes, consumer
spending and jobs." The report also says that
housing prices in California bottomed out in 2009
and "that indicators
suggest a rebounding economy."
The Case-Shiller Home Price Index for
November 2009 shows that San Diego was one of the
four out of 20 regions in the United States that
has seen housing
prices actually increase in the past 12
months. Granted, the increase was
small -- 0.4 percent -- but it certainly beats the
heck out of some regions like Las Vegas, Detroit,
Miami, Phoenix, Seattle and Tampa, which saw
prices drop double-digits in the past year.
San Diego prices, according to
Case-Shiller, have actually advanced for seven
consecutive months. By the way, today's new
home sales report also found that the inventory of
unsold new homes stands at 231,000 nationwide, the
lowest level in 38 years. And, since few new homes
are being built these days, it won't be long before we
are out of
This Day In
1649 - King Charles I of
England was beheaded by order of Parliament under
1861 - Kansas is admitted as
the 34th U.S. state.
1886 - Karl Benz patents
the first successful gasoline-driven
1936 - The first inductees into the
Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.
Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi,
1954 - Oprah Winfrey, American talk show
host and actress, is born.
1969 - The Beatles
performed together in public for the last time on
the roof of their Apple Studios in London,
The Five Second
Professors at SDSU have teamed up with Clorox
to test one of the great urban myths, the
five-second rule, which suggests it's OK to eat a
piece of food that has dropped to the floor as
long as it is picked up within five seconds after
it hits the ground. Turns out that 65 percent of
parents follow the five-second rule in their homes
and nearly 75 percent let their kids eat food off
their highchair tray even though it is one place
with the highest germ concentration.
"Unfortunately, for those who live by the
rule, it looks like a total myth, five seconds is
all it takes," said Dr. Scott Kelley, biologist at
SDSU. They suggest keeping surfaces as clean as
possible. And, since Clorox paid for the study,
the company probably would prefer you use its
Over 21 years in
Serving all of San Diego
"If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse;
however, if I treat you as though you are what you are
capable of becoming, I help you become that."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832, Author and
Academic Earth was founded with the goal of giving
everyone on earth access to a world-class education, by
giving internet users the ability to easily find,
interact with, and learn from full video courses and
lectures from the world's leading scholars.
Now you can audit classes from the comfort of your
always, feel free to give me a call 800-913-7677 with
your real estate needs.