San Diego Halloween Events for October 31

If you’re looking for activities for Halloween and this weekend, there are several options in San Diego county:

Trick or Treat on India Street

pumpkin1During Trick-or-Treat on India Street, Little Italy businesses open their doors to make Halloween a special night for our urban-neighborhood children. Continue reading

Just Listed in San Diego: 17637 Pomerado Rd. 122

Fabulous Location in Rancho Bernardo, One of Nicest Resort Style Complex in San Diego

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Seller Will entertain Offers between $249,000 & $265,876.

Fabulous Location in Rancho Bernardo, One of Nicest Resort Style Complex in SD: RARELY available Oaks North Village End Unit steps from the golf course. Bedrooms on separate ends of the unit each with bathroom, efficient kitchen & oversized (29 ft+length) 1 car garage which is nearest garage to entrance. Water, Sewer, Trash included in HOA. Not a Short Sale.

This sought after 55+ Community HOA is part of Oaks North Community Center for a small yearly fee, is a short walking distance from unit has Olympic size pool and separate spa, Lawn Bowl Green, auditorium & library plus activities: Billiards room, Game rooms, Meeting rooms, Woodshop, Ceramics and Art room; see Join in on fitness classes in auditorium, swim classes in pool and use wonderful tennis courts. Golfing fees for residents are for large discount: $20.

Just Listed in La Mesa: 5220 Guessman Ave.

5220 Guessman Avenue, La Mesa

Seller will entertain offers between $425,000 – $449,876

5220 Guessman Ave., La Mesa | Listing provided by John A. Silva, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California PropertiesView Virtual Tour

Outstanding Value for this La Mesa Gem! A very high quality attention-to-detail remodel.

Outside: New Landscaping and irrigation surround extra room for entertaining, parties, & large family gatherings under huge covered patio next to large new open sod yard.

Inside: fabulous kitchen has the perfect touch with all new cabs and appliances next to a breakfast area, then an addition for formal dining area, family room, or den to cover your large gatherings. Great looking new flooring through out with extra large living and bedroom sizes. Huge 2 car garage with work bench and extra storage. New windows, heater and roof make this home turn key and ready to JUST MOVE IN!

Note: Extra square footage does not show in assessor records due to remodeled unpermitted family room next to patio exit door and master bathroom which were done by prior owner, but now with new quality workmanship. The seller has never occupied the property and has very limited knowledge of property condition or history. This home is being sold in its current as-is condition. The buyer is to complete thorough investigations before close of escrow. The buyer/agent shall verify all information contained herein before close of escrow. Information contained herein is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Family room addition & Master bathroom not permitted.

Lowest Amount of Foreclosures Since the Great Recession

The rate of foreclosures goes down

foreclosureNow at the lowest point since the Great Recession, foreclosures in the San Diego County region were only at 121 properties last month (September 2014) Continue reading

Event: Halloween Family Day at Balboa Park

Enjoy Balboa Park costumed with your family on Sunday!

pumpkinBalboa Park (here in San Diego) will have a family fun day this weekend; prices vary, but many activities are free. Events include trick-or-treating, crafts, a kids’ concert, and other activities. Continue reading


How to Look at a House Like a Home Inspector

You should hire a qualified professional home inspector when buying a home; however, it’s useful to learn the basics of home inspection yourself. Being able to see a house though an inspector’s eyes allows you to get a general assessment of a home in a short amount of time, helps you know how to prepare for an inspection, and provides guidelines for giving your home an occasional checkup. Continue reading

Event: San Diego Plant Sale

30th Annual Fall Plant Sale

According to gardening experts, October is the best time to plant a fall garden in Southern California. What better place to start your fall garden than at the San Diego Botanic Garden’s annual fundraiser? Growers from across San Diego County will have hundreds of beautiful (and drought-resistant) plants for sale. The sale begins Saturday and ends Monday, when all remaining plants will be half-off.

When: October 19, 10am – 4pm

Where: San Diego Botanic Garden | 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024

Halloween and Homeowners Insurance

Before you know it, trick-or-treaters will be at your door. Are you ready?

We’re not talking about buying candy and carving pumpkins. We mean what if you get more tricks than treats this Halloween. Are you covered? Luckily, homeowners insurance is there to protect you from these common tricks that are apt to happen. Continue reading