escondido housing

It’s tough to be a renter in San Diego County

San Diego County is one of the least affordable places to live in America, and renters know it. When housing costs are high, people have less money to spend on other necessities such as food and medical care, which hurts their quality of life. In 2017, 57 percent of the county’s renters were considered burdened by their housing costs, meaning they spent 30 percent or more…


SD homes too pricey? Try Escondido

While inventory is low, demand for Escondido is spurring development and new communities are underway. Hope still reigns for first time buyers in Escondido as the city is promulgating a first time buyer’s assistance program. — Realtor Del Phillips The economy is looking up for many and according to the Case-Shiller index tracking resales of single family homes, this trend is being reflected in home prices….


Return to Aster Street Gardens; Harmony Grove Village Festival rescheduled

Return to Aster Street Gardens Ahmed Hassan returned to Aster Street Gardens recently and found all systems go for his Sustainable Heroes project that transformed a parched piece of transitional housing dirt into a landscaping delight. “Doing projects that are impossible and meaningful is a passion,” Hassan said after touring the 495 Aster St. development that features a one-year transitional housing program for the needy…



Sustainable Heroes transform Aster Street transitional housing into Aster Gardens

At a frenzied, yet fruitful, pace Saturday, and Sunday, Sustainable Heroes volunteers from across the nation transformed a parched piece of transitional housing dirt into Aster Street Gardens, a landscaping delight. Beginning shortly after sunrise, celebrity TV host Ahmed Hassan of DIY Network/HGTV “Yard Crashers” fame, along with outdoor living designer Duane Draughon of Columbus, Ohio and about 30 volunteers got down to work, and…