San Diego Events for November 21 – 23

Enjoy some of these upcoming events in San Diego county this weekend with the family!

Mother Goose Parade and Festival

mother goose parade, El Cajon, CAMother Goose Village will be a 2-day event, featuring a carnival and Craft Fair. The parade will begin on Ballantyne Street head south to Main Street turn Right on Main to Johnson Ave turn right on Johnson and end at Parkway Plaza.

When: Saturday & Sunday, November 22 & 23 | 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Parade is 12:15 p.m. Sunday Where: The parade will be throughout El Cajon; Mother Goose Village will be in the Parkway Plaza
Cost: Free
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 Pomegranate Festival Days

Here you’ll be able to feed pomegranates to the camels! The event also features bird and camel shows, camel-themed items to buy and a barbecue. Camel rides are available for an additional fee.

When: Saturday & Sunday, November 22 & 23 | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Oasis Camel Dairy, 26757 Old Julian Highway, Ramona
Cost: $10 – $15
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Del Mar Antique Show and Sale

Selling everything from antique furniture to jewelry, the event also features appraisals, repairs, roving entertainment and more.

When: November 21 – 23 | 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2200 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar
Cost: $8, free for children
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How to Save for a House

Many people plan to buy a home in the future, but with lending requirements being stricter, bigger down payments being required, and the current real estate prices being where they are, purposeful saving is in order for most potential home buyers.

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There are many helpful resources and tips on saving available, but here are just a few of my suggestions; please call me for personalized real estate assistance! Continue reading

Is it Worth it to do a Remodel?

It’s once again popular to tackle those large remodeling projects.

Value of a remodel infographic

 

Event: San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

IMG_1164.JPGThe San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival™ returns November 16-23, 2014, and this year is bigger and better than ever. Indulge in new events, the best wines in the world and some of today’s biggest celebrity chefs and culinary personalities. Join over 200 wineries, breweries and spirit purveyors, 70 of San Diego’s best restaurants, and 10,000 wine and food aficionados from across the nation for the biggest wine and food celebration on the West Coast.

When: November 16-23
More info and tickets: www.sandiegowineclassic.com

Home Prices in San Diego Go Down

While median home prices in San Diego county have fallen this month from September, the rate of annual appreciation has still increased.

“Last month, the county median price was $440,000, down from $445,000 in September, real-estate tracker CoreLogic DataQuick reported Wednesday. Despite the drop, the pace of annual appreciation increased from 5.5 percent in September to 6.6 percent in October because home prices fell by nearly $10,000 between those two months in 2013″ (San Diego Union-Tribune, “Annual home price appreciation ticks up but the median price falls over the month”).

Read more on this news from the San Diego Union-Tribune here.

Amount of First-Time Home-buyers is Down

Share of First-Time Home Buyers Hits 27-Year Lowbuy home

According to the Wall Street Journal, first-time home buyers represent a traditionally reliable slice of the housing market, but they now comprise the smallest share of U.S. buyers in nearly three decades. Their absence in the market is raising questions about the impact of the crash on potential homeowners. Continue reading

Event: Fall Back Festival

San DiegoThis San Diego neighborhood reverts back to 1880 on Sunday with a carnival featuring gold panning, candle-dipping, butter-churning demonstrations, free food and a photo studio where you can take a family portrait in Wild West outfits.

When: Sunday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Fifth and Island avenues, Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego

Cost: Free

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Understanding Your Contractor

On average, a homeowner in the U.S. spends $5,000 annually on home improvement projects. That’s a lot of contractors and conversations that could go the wrong way if you don’t understand “contractor lingo.” Here are tips to help you be successful with your next renovation project.

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