[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Solutions"][/caption] Under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court banned three men and their company from the mortgage modification business and ordered them to pay nearly $19 million for consumer refunds. The defendants allegedly deceived distressed homeowners with phony...

Chart of the highest cities medium value increases in  San Diego County for March 2011, compared to year ago. Resale Single-Family City Area Zip Sales Median % Chg Rancho Santa Fe 92091 3 $960,000 23.60% Golden Hill 92102 18 $213,500 23.40% Morena 92110 6 $605,000 22.20% Carlsbad  NE 92010 12 $499,500 18.20% San Marcos N 92069 26 $370,000 17.50% Vista E 92084 38 $345,000 17.30% Escondido N 92026 43 $352,000 13.50% Carlsbad  SW 92011 18 $692,500 11.70% Boulevard 91905 1 $120,000 11.60% Carmel Valley 92130 34 $945,000 11.40% El Cajon 92019 25 $377,000 10.20% Vista S 92081 11 $385,000 9.20% Jamul 91935 15 $420,000 7.70% Fallbrook 92028 56 $345,500 6.30% La Jolla 92037 24 $1,395,000 5.30% Escondido E 92027 37 $275,000 3.80% Rancho Bernardo E 92128 37 $540,000 2.90% Hillcrest, Mission Hills 92103 13 $688,000 2.70% Point Loma 92106 25 $780,000 2.70% Carlsbad  SE 92009 31 $675,000 2.40% Oceanside E 92056 61 $322,000 2.40% Vista W 92083 22 $246,500 1.40% Valley Center 92082 18 $435,000 0.80% City Heights 92105 17 $231,000 0.40% Rancho Bernardo W 92127 28 $723,000 0.40% More questions we...