SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The number of San Diego County homes slipping toward foreclosure dropped by 14 percent in the third quarter of the year, compared to the same period in 2010, a real estate information service reported Tuesday.
Lenders sent default notices to 5,048 homeowners in San Diego County in the third quarter, down from last year's third-quarter total of 5,869, according to La Jolla-based MDA DataQuick.
Statewide, default notices were sent to 71,275 homeowners in the third quarter of the year, DataQuick reported. That was a 25.9 percent jump from the previous quarter's 56,633 notices but down 14.4 percent from the third quarter in 2010, when 83,261 default notices were sent.
"The way it looks right now, it's reasonable to expect default filings to run at a somewhat higher level than we saw earlier this year," said John Walsh, MDA DataQuick president. "Obviously, some lenders and loan servicers have begun to plow through their backlogs of delinquent loans more aggressively."
Default notices do not always lead to a home foreclosure, according to DataQuick. Some homeowners emerge from the foreclosure process by bringing their payments current, refinancing or selling the home.
Several dogs are in the custody of San Diego County, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
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.
Chilly temperatures and scattered showers started the weekend. Temperatures at the coast and inland communities hovered around 60 degrees with some areas of San Diego County receiving rain during the morning hours.
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.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that’s likely to please security hawks but raise concerns about costs and environmental damage.