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March 10, 1999 | DARYL STRICKLAND, Daryl Strickland covers real estate for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-5670, and at daryl.strickland@latimes.com
During the economic downturn earlier this decade, many small home builders were swept out of business in Orange County. In their place came larger, publicly held firms. Across Southern California, smaller builders have found niches allowing them to increase their share of the market.
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REAL ESTATE
August 18, 1985
A total of 1,447 new homes were sold in western Riverside County during the first quarter of this year, a 46.9% increase from the fourth quarter of 1984, according to Residential Trends, a quarterly housing report by Market Profiles of Costa Mesa.
REAL ESTATE
August 4, 1985
New-home sales in east Riverside County, which includes the Coachella Valley resort area, plummeted 48.1% during the first quarter of 1985, according to Residential Trends, a quarterly housing report developed by Costa Mesa-based Market Profiles. Only 302 homes were reported sold during the January-through-March period, in contrast with 582 sales from October through December, 1984. East Riverside County accounted for only 17.
REAL ESTATE
November 3, 1985
New-home sales in Riverside County have climbed from 1,789 in the first quarter of this year to 2,319 in the second, according to Residential Trends, a quarterly housing report developed by Market Profiles of Costa Mesa. Sales in the desert area rose 138% to 721 units, and in the western part of the county they gained 10.4% for a total of 1,598. A majority of the sold units were detached homes, the report continued, indicating that they are being sold faster than duplexes, town houses and flats.
REAL ESTATE
November 10, 1985
East San Bernardino County, especially the Fontana/Rialto area, registered a 66% acceleration in new-home sales during the second quarter of this year, according to Residential Trends, a quarterly housing report developed by Costa Mesa-based Market Profiles. New-home sales there rose from 707 to 1,174, Fred Schlosser, marketing director for the report, said. This included an increase in attached sales from 67 to 128 and a jump in detached products from 640 to 1,046.
REAL ESTATE
August 10, 1986
New-housing sales in western San Bernardino County more than doubled from the first quarter of 1986 to the second quarter, from 793 to 1,740, while sales in the eastern part of the county increased 87.8% to 2,220 units, according to "Residential Trends," a quarterly housing report by Market Profiles, Costa Mesa.
REAL ESTATE
September 7, 1986
New-home sales have soared in Orange County in the past three months, according to "Residential Trends," a quarterly housing report published by Market Profiles, Costa Mesa. The countywide increase is more than double that recorded in both the previous quarter and a year ago in the southern sector of the county; the northern sector figures are more than double the prior quarter's level and represent a 38.1% increase over the level registered a year ago.
BUSINESS
April 4, 1989 | CHRIS KRAUL, San Diego County Business Editor
Spurred by the rapid increase in the cost of subdivision lots, the average price of a new single-family house in North County has increased by nearly $90,000, or 51%, over the past year to $261,000. The study by Market Profiles of San Diego compared average subdivision sale prices over the first quarter of 1989 with the same three months last year.
BUSINESS
June 1, 1994 | Debora Vrana, Times staff writer
At least 12 big-name home builders--including the Presley Cos., Costain Homes and Kaufman & Broad--are reportedly bidding to buy a portion of 100 acres that make up the first phase of Northwood Point, the Irvine Co.'s newest planned community in Irvine. There will be about 700 single-family detached homes in the first phase of Northwood, which will be north of Interstate 5 at Culver Drive just north of Irvine Boulevard, an Irvine Co. spokeswoman said.
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