Realtor Geoffrey Schiering, broker with The San Diego Real Estate Pros, showed us two homes on the market. His goal was to find large lots for the best price.
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The median sales price of a home in San Diego was $415,000 at the end of April, according to the San Diego Association of Realtors. That's up 18 percent in the last year.
The average time on the market for a house in the San Diego area is 50 days currently, down 33 percent from a year ago.
—By CNBC's Katie Iacovella.