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San Diego – Foreclosures Reach 7 Year Low

San Diego County foreclosures dipped to a seven-year low last month as rising housing prices eliminated much of the distress in the local market.

DataQuick reported 148 foreclosures in August, down from 516 in July, the lowest since August 2006. Year over year the total was down 70.8 percent from 507.

On the default side, DataQuick said 537 notices were filed in August, up from 516 in July but still far below 1,216 in August 2012.

Some neighborhoods in San Diego are still effective and this may effect your home’s value.  Contact the appraisers at www.scappraisals.com for your home value questions.

Real estate broker Mark Marquez said the declines reflect rising prices.

“Appreciation in prices fixes everything,” he said.

DataQuick’s most recent price report said San Diego County’s overall median stood at $417,500, 22.1 percent higher than a year ago and the highest since February 2008.

Defaults typically are filed three months after an owner stops making mortgage payments and lenders move to foreclose an average nine months later. Thus the August defaults reflect distress going back to the spring and foreclosures apply to homeowners who fell on hard times in the second half of 2012.

Read more at: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/sep/19/foreclosures-defaults/

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Where are the Green Jobs?

3,454 new, permanent green jobs were directly created under the federal green-tech program.  The Obama administration had promised that the $38.6 billion loan guarantee program would create or save 65,000 job.  The two-year old effort by the Energy Department, designed to jump-start the nation’s clean technology industry by giving energy companies access to low-cost, government-backed loans, has given out almost half the allocated amount, according to government records.

Where are the Green Jobs? Green Job Conference Next Month

Registration is open for the 3rd annual Bright Green Future Conference on Oct. 21 and 22. The gathering about green jobs and related topics is at the University of San Diego.

This year’s featured theme is energy and national security with presentations such as “Local Perspectives on Energy & National Security” and “Off Fossil Fuels by 2015: Why it’s Imperative for National Security.”

Headliners include State Sen. Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego, and USD Vice President Len Hering.

Topic tracks include green business, green building, zero waste, water and climate change.

Tickets start at $25, and scholarships are available for students, job-seekers and others.

For details, go to http://www.BrightGreenFuture.net.