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Southland Real Estate Isn't Correctly Depicted

July 12, 1998

I take exception to the articles I read in The Times and other papers constantly describing the run-up of prices, multiple offers and shortage of reasonably priced single-family houses in the Southland.

Here in San Juan Capistrano we are five minutes from Dana Point Harbor and beach, offer Metrolink train service to Los Angeles as well as a new tollway.

Is the price of our single-family home going up each week, with buyers driving around in panic looking for houses at any price? Not at all.

In fact there are many two- and three-bedroom single-family houses in developments such as Las Brisas, Village San Juan or Sun Hollow priced well under $180,000.

I am not in the real estate business but a longtime resident who grows weary of real estate media hype that is too closely focused on isolated, high-profile examples that project incorrect information about living in the Southland.

PHILLIP WEISSBURG

San Juan Capistrano

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