SD Home On the Net


Carl Larsen is editor of the Union-Tribune's Sunday Home Section. Each week on SD Home on the Net, he explores a wide range of real estate topics with guests and fellow Union-Tribune reporters. From the roller coaster ride that is today's San Diego housing market to the growing interest in second homes, he provides insights into the trends shaping where and how we live. SD Home on the Net airs at 12:30 p.m. every Monday on SignOnRadio.com.



Recent Shows


Orchids & Onions Awards 2008 and October housing prices - Download

Union-Tribune Staff Writer Roger Showley reviews this year's Orchids & Onions awards, and discusses October's San Diego housing prices with host Carl Larsen


Published: November 17, 2008


Infrastructure Investment - will it east economic turmoil? - Download

Host Carl Larsen discusses with Union-Tribune staff writer Roger Showley whether calls for investment in infrastructure will ease the nation's economic turmoil. Would such a move put the planned downtown library and a new federal courthouse on a fast track?


Published: November 10, 2008


Campaign Positions on Housing; Safeguard SD Canyons - Download

Union-Tribune staff writer Lori Weisberg discusses the campaign positions on housing taken by Barack Obama and his opponent, John McCain. Also, a new plan to safeguard San Diego's canyons.


Published: November 3, 2008


Chula Vista's Foreclosure Ordinance - Download

Union-Tribune staff writer Emmet Pierce discusses Chula Vista's innovative program requiring lenders to maintain a growing number of foreclosed homes in the city. The city's foreclosure ordinance, designed to stave off vandalism and to safeguard the values of surrounding homes has become a national model .


Published: October 27, 2008


Short Selling versus Foreclosure - Download

San Diego Realtor Matt Battiata has built a specialty of short sales in today's distressed market. He explains to host Carl Larsen how selling short is preferable for financially strapped home owners than ending up in foreclosure.


Published: October 6, 2008


Roger Showley discusses the proposed federal bailout package - Download

Union-Tribune staff writer Roger Showley discusses the proposed federal bailout package and its impact and discusses the latest local housing market data with host Carl Larsen.


Published: September 29, 2008


Louis Galuppo on the proposed housing bailout - Download

Attorney Louis Galuppo, of USD's Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, discusses the how the proposed housing bailout might impact local real estate.


Published: September 22, 2008


Impact of the Real Estate Slowdown - Download

Author and journalist Tom Kelly discusses how the real estate slowdown has impacted the booming second home market.


Published: August 11, 2008


"Confessions of a Subprime Lender" - Download

Richard Bitner, author of "Confessions of a Subprime Lender" discusses the housing meltdown and the recently passed congressional bailout package.


Published: July 28, 2008


NewSchool of Architecture and Design in downtown San Diego - Download

Dr. Steven Altman, president of the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in downtown San Diego, discusses the recent sale of the privately held college and the school's role in shaping San Diego's built environment. Union-Tribune staff writer Roger Showley joins host Carl Larsen.


Published: July 21, 2008


Harvard's State of the Nation's Housing report - Download

A deeper look at Harvard's State of the Nation's Housing report. Host Carl Larsen interviews Rachel Brown of Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies.


Published: July 14, 2008


Has the real estate market has bottomed out? - Download

Housing price analyst John Karevoll of DataQuick Information Systems discusses with host Carl Larsen whether the real estate market has bottomed out and what impact higher gas prices will have on suburbia.


Published: July 7, 2008


Aiding strapped home owners caught in the mortgage squeeze - Download

Union-Tribune staff writer Emmet Pierce talks about slow progress in aiding strapped home owners caught in the mortgage squeeze and the State of the Nation's Housing report from Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies


Published: June 30, 2008


How staging works, how much it costs and who uses it. - Download

Can a bit of theater speed up the sale of your house? Carl Larsen interviews Perri Miller, president of the local chapter of the International Assn. of Home Staging Professionals, on how staging works, how much it costs and who uses it.


Published: June 16, 2008


the American Institute of Architects local awards program - Download

Union-Tribune staff writer Roger Showley is interviewed by host Carl Larsen on the American Institute of Architects local awards program, held in June. To see a gallery of this year's winners, clickhere.


Published: June 9, 2008


June 2, 2008 - Download

Host Carl Larsen interviews Peter Dennehy, senior vice president of Sullivan Group Real Estate Advisors, and Union-Tribune staff writer Emmet Pierce on the exodus of homebuilding firms from San Diego.


Published: June 2, 2008


local housing prices for April 2008 - Download

Host Carl Larsen interviews Union-Tribune staff writer Roger Showley on local housing prices for April 2008 and on the newly completed Sunroad Spectrum high-rise, San Diego's most controversial building.


Published: May 19, 2008


May 12, 2008 - Download


Published: May 12, 2008


May 5, 2008 - Download


Published: May 5, 2008


April 14, 2008 - Download


Published: April 14, 2008


What makes a green home? - Download

What makes a green home? Host Carl Larsen interviews Gary Higginbotham and Matthew Daby of Alan Mascord Design Associates of Portland, Ore., authors of a new book on the subject.


Published: April 7, 2008


March 31, 2008 - Download


Published: March 31, 2008


March 10, 2008 - Download

Newsweek correspondent Dan McGinn discusses his new book, "House Lust," and the reasons why Americans are infatuated with houses, from staying glued to HGTV to checking prices of neighbors' homes on Zillow.


Published: March 10, 2008


March 3, 2008 - Download

Union-Tribune Staff Writer Lori Weisberg discusses the new general plan for San Diego being shaped by city planners.


Published: March 3, 2008


Feb 25, 2008 - Download

San Diego architect Mike Stepner talks about efforts to revitalize two inner-city San Diego neighborhoods through the help of a foundation.


Published: February 25, 2008


Feb 18, 2008 - Download


Published: February 18, 2008


Feb 11, 2008 - Download


Published: February 11, 2008


Mortgage meltdown and rising economic concerns - Download

San Diego Association of Realtors president Lori Staehling discusses with host Carl Larsen how the mortgage meltdown and rising economic concerns have impacted real estate agents.


Published: February 4, 2008


Foreclosures in San Diego - Download

Union-Tribune reporter Emmet Pierce talks to host Carl Larsen. After the break: Angie Hicks, founder of Angie's List, talks about the service providing information on qualified contractors and home-service companies.


Published: January 28, 2008


PUBLIC HOUSING IN SAN DIEGO - Download

Elizabeth Morris, the recently retired chief executive of the San Diego Housing Commission, discusses her career and San Diego's housing needs in an interview with Union-Tribune staff writer Lori Weisberg and host Carl Larsen.


Published: January 21, 2008


2007 SAN DIEGO HOUSING PRICE RECAP - Download

Cal State San Marcos economist Robert Brown discusses the year-end price report for San Diego County and the outlook for 2008 with Union-Tribune staff writer Roger Showley and host Carl Larsen.


Published: January 14, 2008


BE YOUR OWN REAL ESTATE SCIENTIST - Download

What's the best day to put your home on the market? Does an unfurnished home command as much money from buyers as a furnished house? Scott Nagel, vice president for real estate operations for Seattle-based Redfin, an e-commerce brokerage, discusses these issues and other trends found in the company's recent study on home-selling tactics based on academic research.


Published: January 7, 2008


Dec. 17, 2007 - Download


Published: December 19, 2007


Dec. 10, 2007 - Download


Published: December 10, 2007


Dec. 3, 2007 - Download


Published: December 3, 2007


Nov. 26, 2007 - Download


Published: November 26, 2007


Nov. 19, 2007 - Download


Published: November 19, 2007


Nov. 5, 2007 - Download


Published: November 5, 2007

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