Walter Mencken 1 p.m., May 1
San Diego Home Values Lag Nation
San Diego County home values dropped 0.8% from August to September — a worse performance than the 0.6% drop of the largest 20 cities, according to Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller data released this morning (Nov. 29). San Diego values were down 5.4% from the same period of 2010, worse than the 20-city index's drop of 3.5% year over year. Many economists expect further declines of U.S. home values. San Diego residential values are now down 38.5% from their peak in November of 2005.