These days the housing market is characterized by fewer homes for sale receiving more offers in a shorter period of time. As the chart shows, this true of California as a whole and it is also true of some parts of San Diego county. There are still opportunities to buy a home if you are willing to expand your search radius and the kind of home you want.
Buyers seeking a very specific type of home, in a specific area/neighborhood, will need to make more compelling offer. The proper combination of cash and non-cash incentives can help get you there.