SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Home prices in San Diego rose 0.3 percent between October and November, and climbed 6 percent since November of the previous year, according to data released Tuesday.
Both the monthly and annual increases were greater than corresponding national figures.
The Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller Home Price Indices were created by taking the price of housing in 20 major markets in January 2000, assigning them a value of 100, and tracking their subsequent rise and fall.
San Diego's figure in November was 216.3, representing more than a doubling of home values over the past 16 years.
The aggregate for the 20 markets in the index was 182.86, up 0.1 percent from October and 5.8 percent from November 2014.
David Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, said the Case-Shiller indices are 4.8 percent short of their July 2006 peak, and 29.2 percent above their bottom in January 2012.
"Home prices extended their gains, supported by continued low mortgage rates, tight supplies and an improving labor market," Blitzer said. "Sales of existing homes were up 6.5 percent in 2015 vs. 2014, and the number of homes on the market averaged about a 4.8 months supply during the year -- both numbers suggest a seller's market."
A 92-year-old man was jailed Thursday on suspicion of fatally shooting his 51-year-old son inside their Old Town home.
A firefighter from Washington state who's been battling the Woolsey Fire was injured Thursday morning when he was struck by a vehicle on Pacific Coast Highway, and containment of the blaze increased to 57 percent.
The San Diego Superior Court issued a warning to the public Thursday about a scammer targeting the Hispanic community and those who may be afraid to go to authorities.
Authorities have identified a 69-year-old man who was gravely injured when he was struck by a car while walking in the same Poway intersection where sheriff's deputies were investigating a collision in which his wife struck and injured a pedestrian about 30 minutes earlier.
Arraignment is scheduled Thursday for a transient accused of repeatedly burglarizing the office of a South Bay community group before torching the premises last week.
Offshore winds will weaken throughout the day Thursday. Gusty winds are possible in the mountains and inland valleys, though weaker and less widespread.
Students from Central Elementary School and other San Diego elementary schools on Wednesday took part in a special Thanksgiving dinner with their True Blue Buddies.
Firefighters were able to halt the spread of two small brush fires – one in Carmel Valley and another Sorrento Valley on Wednesday night.