SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Home sales in San Diego County dropped 0.9 percent in July, compared to the same month a year ago, while prices dipped by 3.8 percent, a real estate information service announced Monday.
A total of 3,041 homes changed hands locally last month, compared to 3,070 in July 2010, according to La Jolla-based MDA DataQuick. The median price of a home in Riverside County in July was $325,000, down from $338,000 in July 2010.
A total of 18,090 new and resale houses and condos sold in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Ventura, San Bernardino and Orange counties in July, according to DataQuick. That was down 11.9 percent from 20,532 in June, and down 4.5 percent from 18,946 in July 2010.
"The latest sales figures look a bit worse than they really are, given this July was a fairly short month, but they still suggest some potential homebuyers got spooked," DataQuick President John Walsh said. "Reports on the economy became increasingly downbeat and, no doubt, some people fretted over the possibility the country would default on its obligations."
The median price for a Southern California home was $283,000 last month, down 0.7 percent from $285,000 in June and down 4.1 percent from $295,000 in July 2010, according to DataQuick.
Several dogs were taken into the custody of San Diego County and put down, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Temperatures are expected to rise slightly on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, but will remain cooler than normal.
John Coleman, a long-serving San Diego weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, has died at the age of 83.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.