San Diego County Events for February 27 – March 1

Events for San Diego County this weekend include: La Mesa’s Home Decor, Gift & Craft Show, a free pet expo and a color run!

San Diego county eventsHome Decor, Gift, & Craft Show

Handcrafted home and gift items for sale by local artisans and crafters. One-of-a-kind items including fabric arts, jewelry, food, wood products, and more.

When: Friday, February 27 – 9am to 6pm | Saturday, February 28, 9am – 3pm
Where: La Mesa Community Center | 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, 91941
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San Diego Pet Expo

The San Diego Pet Expo is Here! Bring your pet to this free event for all pet lovers on Saturday, February 28, 2015, from 10am – 6pm, indoors at the Del Mar Fairgrounds with FREE Admission!

You’re welcome to bring your dog or your bird or even your lizard – just make sure that you have proof of current age-appropriate immunizations (if applicable) and that your canine companion is on a non-retractable lead.

When: Saturday, February 28 | 10am – 6pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Free!
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Color in Motion 5K

As you sprint, jog, waddle, or leisurely stroll along you will be bombarded with bright colors that transform a group of ordinary runners into a moving rainbow.

When: Saturday, February 28 | 9am
Where: Qualcomm Stadium | 9449 Friars Rd., San Diego, CA 92108
Cost: $27.50 – $50
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What Determines Market Value?

When selling your home, what price should you list it for?

upside-downAs your local San Diego county real estate agent, I help home sellers figure out what to price their homes for on an everyday basis. And while every home and every area and every real estate market has something unique about it that, that will influence my recommendation of what to price your home at when selling, there are a few basic things that determines a property’s value: Continue reading

Home Sales and Prices in California are Lower This Year

California home sales and prices start year lower

California’s housing market started the new year still bearing the scars of 2014’s tight housing inventory and low housing affordability as statewide home sales fell from the previous month and year, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.). Continue reading

San Diego County Events for February 20 – 22

In town? Fill up your weekend with a couple of these San Diego events!

San Diego county eventsSan Diego Brew Fest

The San Diego Winter Brew Fest will celebrate craft beverages from around California and beyond and features; live local music, food, and other vendors. This event benefits Outdoor Outreach and the San Diego Mountain Bike Association (SDMBA).

Get your tickets asap!

When: Friday & Saturday, February 20-21, 2015
Where: Hall of Champions in Balboa Park | 2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101
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San Diego Museum Month

It continues: San Diego Museum Month has already begun, but it lasts until February 28, so you have plenty of time to check out any of the 45 museums! Every year, this event allows half-off entries into 45 of the San Diego Museum Council membership museums.

Pick up your passes for half-off ticket prices at any Macy’s in the county. san-diego-museum-month-640x206When: Through February 28, 2015
Where: 45 museums within San Diego County
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Chinese New Year Food & Cultural Fair

In 2015, we again welcome the San Diego community to share our celebration of the Year of the Ram – a time for family, friendship, and giving thanks. This is a free two-day event fun-packed with various cultural performance including lion dancers, martial arts demonstrations and acrobatics, children’s crafts, lantern parade and a wide variety of Chinese and Asian food booths.

When: February 21-22, 2015
Where: 404 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
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San Diego Tết Festival

The festival promises fun for whole the family with such activities as carnival rides and games, authentic Vietnamese food, lion dancing and firecrackers. And entertainment programs, such as the Miss Vietnam of San Diego and a Cultural Village to immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture.

When: February 20-22, 2015
Where: Mira Mesa Community Park | 8575 New Salem Street, San Diego, CA 92126
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News on San Diego’s Home Sales, Market

market“Home sales dropped significantly in January compared to December, according to new housing statistics from the Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® (SDAR).

“…The number of previously owned single-family homes sold dropped 36 percent in January. Condominiums and townhouses fell similarly. Further, single-family home sales were down about 10 percent compared to January of 2014.

“The silver lining is that prices remain stable. The median price of single-family homes in San Diego County ticked up to an even $500,000, and condos and townhomes were virtually unchanged from December, at $332,000.” (“The median price of single-family homes in San Diego County ticked up to an even $500,000″. San Diego Union-Tribune. 16 Feb. 2015.)

Read more of this article by U-T San Diego. 

San Diego County Events for February 13 – 15

Happy Valentine’s Day weekend! Celebrate with your significant other, family or friends by checking out some of the fun events going on this weekend in San Diego County!

valentineLunar New Year Tet Festival

Enjoy a mix of amazing Asian delicacies, exotic and luscious desserts and beverages. Watch cultural performances with dancing, singing, comedy and magic, and don’t forget the Miss Asia San Diego Beauty Pageant.

When: February 13 – 15

Where: Qualcomm Stadium | 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108

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 Valentine’s Day Doggie Brunch

Is the love of your life a dog? Perfect! Bring your four-legged bestie and join us for a Doggie Brunch.

Win prizes from Camp Run-A-Mutt, City Dog Grooming, and Pawtopia Dog Training. All money raised goes to Second Chance Dog Rescue.

When: February 13 | 10am – 2pm

Where: Bub’s at the Ballpark | 715 J Street, San Diego, 92101

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So many other events happening on actual Valentine’s Day, as well!

First-time Buyers to Benefit from FHA Insurance Rate Cut

It should be the perfect moment for first-time buyers—the missing link in the housing recovery—to enter the market. Houses are selling, prices are rising, foreclosure rates are down, and interest rates have maintained historically low levels—yet they have not jumped in. With its recent moves, the Obama administration is trying to entice them. Continue reading

Buyers’ Remorse

If you’re considering becoming a homeowner, take the time to fully prepare and educate yourself. Buyers’ remorse is nothing to scoff at!

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