The impact of excluding tenants for prior convictions

SAN DIEGO – The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing based on a protected class: race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, and national origin. In April 2016, the Department of Housing and Urban Development issued guidance on how prior criminal history is effecting prospective tenants from obtaining housing under intentional and disparate impact […]

Rental properties can make good investments, but they come with risk

Nathaniel Sillin Special to the Village News Maybe your financial house is in order. Your debt is manageable or paid off. You have an emergency fund and now you’re looking for ways to grow your wealth. Or, perhaps you’re planning ahead by learning about different investments options. Have you considered becoming a landlord? Rent prices […]

North San Diego County real estate scores some gains

North San Diego County real estate scores some gains

FALLBROOK – February real estate activity levels in two prime North San Diego County markets were distorted by the dearth of properties on the market, Jerry Kalman, a realtor® with HomeSmart Legends here, reported March 6. Kalman reported that the inventory slipped to 162 units entering March as twice as many properties came off the […]

Final homes now selling at Pardee Homes’ Olive Hill

Final homes now selling at Pardee Homes’ Olive Hill

SAN DIEGO – Prospective buyers looking to secure their dream home in Pardee Homes’ expansive Olive Hill community have just a short time left to act. Only nine of the 37 original single-story home sites in the rural community of Bonsall remain available for purchase. “Buyers from throughout the region have really responded to this […]

Moosa Canyon erosion control project unopposed at public hearing

The San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) held a public hearing on the draft environmental Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the Moosa Canyon erosion control project, and the Feb. 23 hearing during the meeting of the SDCWA’s Water Planning Committee did not produce any opposition to the draft MND. “It’s always good when there is […]

Updates recommended for general plan’s housing and safety elements

The county’s general plan includes a Housing Element intended to insure that regional housing needs are met and also includes a Safety Element addressing public safety. Planned updates to the housing and safety elements have been recommended by the county’s Planning Commission. The Planning Commission supported the recommendations on a 4-0 vote Feb. 10 with […]

Supervisors approve time extension for Catherine Road subdivision

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors granted a time extension to complete infrastructure associated with a planned 13-home subdivision along Catherine Road in Morro Hills. The supervisors’ 4-0 vote February 15 with Ron Roberts in Washington, DC, extends the deadline for G-Three, LLC, to complete the infrastructure until Feb. 15, 2019. The agreements cover completion […]

Transfer of Chandler Ranch emergency services scheduled for March 22

The transfer of fire and emergency medical services latent powers for Chandler Ranch is expected to be approved at the March 22 meeting of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors meeting. The Feb. 15 Board of Supervisors meeting included a 4-0 vote, with Ron Roberts in Washington, DC, to set the hearing to divest Chandler Ranch […]

Supervisors seek funding source to improve roads

The members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors agree that more funding is needed to improve the condition of county-maintained roads and have asked county staff to determine how to make that funding occur. Supervisor Ron Roberts, whose Fourth District includes 0.32 miles of county-maintained road, was in Washington, DC, when the supervisors […]