San Diego County Events for January 23 – 25

This weekend in San Diego brings some fun activities; feast on food, music and the what-ifs of being a boat owner.

San Diego Restaurant Week

Until tomorrow, eat your hearts out at over 200 participating restaurants that offer three-course prix-fixe dinner menus and/or two-course prix-fixe lunch menus!san diego restaurant weekWhen: Through Saturday, January 24
Where: Select restaurants throughout San Diego
Cost: $10 – $50
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San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show

In addition to the tremendous boats, there will also be a plethora of marine vendors and electronics with the latest nautical products and services, boating seminars, as well as food and beverages for attendees to enjoy a day on San Diego Bay.

When: Now through January 25
Where: Sunroad Marina | 955 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 9210
Cost: $12; kids under 12 are free
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Classical Melodies in Balboa Park

All rehearsals for the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory students’ 69th season are open to the public. The young musicians, ranging in age from 8 to 25 years, are led by talented and passionate conductors in rooms 205 and 207. During weekend rehearsals, all 10 ensembles strive to perfect a range of celebrated classical pieces from Beethoven’s First Symphony, Sousa’s Semper Fidelis, Handel’s Messiah, and Debussy’s Petite Suite, among many others.

When: Until May 31 | Saturdays 8:30am – 7:15pm, Sundays 1 – 5pm
Where: Casa del Prado in Balboa Park | 1800 El Prado, San Diego
Cost: Free
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San Diego County Foreclosures Down in 2014

Good news on the foreclosure rate front for San Diego County!

housing market forecastHere are the details on foreclosures in San Diego County this past year, based on a San Diego Union-Tribune article Continue reading

San Diego Real Estate in 2014 Ended Positively

2014 saw increases in both the number and the median price of homes sold

urban real estate prices, most live in suburbsFor the first time since September 2013, real estate in San Diego County had an uptick in both the amount of homes sold and the average price received for those homes.

At the end of the year, $440,000 was the median price for a house in San Diego county. A year ago in December, CoreLogic DataQuick had reported a median price 4.8 percent lower. And when compared to sales in December 2013, this December saw 191 more homes close escrows, at the amount of 3,290 transactions.

Compared to just the month before, December had an 23 percent increase in the quantity of transactions, over the 2,675 in November 2014.

Read more about CoreLogic DataQuick’s findings on the San Diego Union Tribune article here.

San Diego County Events for January 16 – 18

In town this weekend? Here are some upcoming events for San Diego county!

Del Mar Antique Show & Sale

Del Mar, CAThe Del Mar Antique Show & Sale is celebrating its 53rd great year at the beautiful Del Mar Fairgrounds January 16 – 18, 2015.

Repair & restoration people will be there to help you make your damaged treasures as good as new. They are able to repair all types of glass & crystal, pottery & porcelain, furniture, jewelry, art and much more.

General admission is $8 and children are free. Don’t forget to get the special Internet Discount Coupon, worth 50% off per person at the door. Plus your single admission charge is good for the entire 3-day run of the show, when you get a return pass upon leaving.

When: January 16 – 18, 2015 |Friday & Saturday 11am to 7pm; Sunday 11am to 5pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: $8 for adults, children are free. See notes above.
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San Diego Multi-Cultural Festival

Celebrate the 14th Annual Sheila R. Hardin San Diego Multicultural Festival. The family friendly festival showcases San Diego’s rich cultural and traditional heritage through live entertainment, food stations, vendors, and more.

When: January 17, 2015
Where: Ruocco Park | 585 Harbor Lane, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
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35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

martin luther king jrThis is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the United States. Our parade is filled with dazzling floats, soulful High School Bands, Drill Teams, Colleges, Fraternities, Churches, Organizations, Peace and Youth groups.

When: January 18, 2015 | 2pm
Where: Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
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 San Diego Restaurant Week

For one week only, Sunday, January 18th through Saturday, January 24th, foodies will be able to eat their hearts out at over 200 participating restaurants that will offer three-course prix-fixe dinner menus and/or two-course prix-fixe lunch menus. Yes, Saturday is now included with San Diego Restaurant Week and there are new price points for dinner giving you even more variety in your dining options!

When: January 18-24, 2015
Cost: $10 – $50
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Young Home Buyers Return in U.S. as Economy Accelerates

buy homeIt is hoped that an increase in first-time buyers, whose market share dropped to a record low last year, will provide a boost to the sluggish mortgage industry.

As the economy improves, economists expect weak demand to turn around as more renters are put in a better position to buy. It is believed that increasing confidence in the job market is the strongest indicator home sales will improve.

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San Diego County Events for January 9 – 11

Heading to Southern California this weekend? Find out some of the great events San Diego has to offer!

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La Mesa Real Estate – Current Median Home Value

An update on the latest real estate statistics for La Mesa, in San Diego county, California.

money houseThe median home value and the average price of homes sold in La Mesa, CA are both at Continue reading

Tech-Smart Homebuyers

Real estate home buyers out there are becoming more and more tech-savvy.

Tech Smart Home Buyers

What do buyers use technology for when shopping for a home?

  • Reading real estate agent profiles
  • Using online real estate resources
  • Sending documents to lenders (and once in the transaction process, back-and-forth to their agent)
  • Looking at neighborhood maps
  • Browsing active real estate listings (<–click to do your own personal home search!)
  • What do you use the Internet for in the home-buying process?