The media has made no secret of the fact that the San Diego real estate market is heating up and foreclosure rates are dropping quickly. However, there are still quite a number of these distressed properties in San Diego County. In addition, short sales are readily available to those who know where to look. Remember that while we are enjoying one of the healthiest and fastest improving housing markets in the country, homes here are frequently selling for 30% less than their previous high. They will get back up there soon and go even higher, but there are incredible deals to be found if you know where to look and move quickly.