Money Monday: Why maybe you shouldn’t retire

The typical retirement age may be looming, but perhaps you shouldn’t retire.

Here’s a few reasons why maybe you should keep working from Forbes.

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3572 Moultrie Ave, San Diego | Offered at $949,900

3572 Moultrie Ave, San Diego | listed by John A Silva, Realtor

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San Diego County Events for August 16 – 18, 2019

San Diego County has a diverse collection of events, festivals, and cultural arts happening this weekend!

San Diego county events this weekendFree Ballet Showcase 2019

Come join City Ballet of San Diego for their annual Free Ballet performance at Spreckels Theater! All ages are welcome.

The showcase will feature various classical ballet acts and contemporary works.

When: Friday, August 16 | 7pm
Where: Spreckels Theater | 121 Broadway, Suite 600, San Diego
Cost: Free
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The 7th Annual ¡Latin Food Fest!

This Saturday is the 7th annual ¡Latin Food Fest! San Diego Hunger Coalition Gran Tasting at San Diego Bay August 17 12:00-4:00 pm. Includes wine, food, spirits and beer.

When: Saturday, August 17 | 12 – 4pm
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park North | 400 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $39 – $149
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San Diego West Coast Multicultural Carnival & Festival

Music and dancing are at the core of this all-day Multicultural Carnival & Festival at SDCCU Stadium presented by San Diego Caribbean Association Incorporated. Tickets cost $20; bring extra cash to buy food and drinks from vendors.

When: Saturday, August 17 | 12 – 10pm
Where: SDCCU Stadium | 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108
Cost: $20
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Imperial Avenue Street Festival

The Imperial Avenue Street Festival returns to the heart of IB with food, music, vendors, dance and step performances, a kids zone, a beer garden and more. You’ll find the free festival between 25th and 27th streets in Logan Heights.

When: Saturday, August 17 |  12 – 7:30pm
Where: 25th and 27th Streets (Logan Heights), San Diego, CA
Cost: Free
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Twain Fest

The 10th annual TwainFest heads to Old Town Saturday, a celebration of all things old-timey. The free, family-friendly event includes live music, Mark Twain-inspired storytelling, poetry reading, games, prizes, and puppet shows. There’s also a literary costume contest and a mock election game where participants get to cast their ballots in the election of 1872.

When: Saturday, August 17 | 11am – 5pm
Where: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park | 4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110
Cost: Free
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HarborFest Chula Vista

Chula Vista’s annual HarborFest returns to Bayside Park with live music spanning three stages, vendors, tacos, drinks, and interactive, family-friendly activities in an area called the “Discover Zone.”

When: Saturday, August 17 | 10am – 6pm
Where: Bayside Park | 999 Bayside Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Cost: Free
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World Bodysurfing Championships

During the World Bodysurfing Championships, 350-400 bodysurfers from around the world compete in their respective age divisions for trophies and prizes. The contest is scheduled to start at 6:30 AM each morning with age competition taking place as noted on their website.

When: Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18
Where: Oceanside Pier | 1 Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA
Cost: Free to participate, free to watch
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11th Annual Fairy Tales in the Park

Join the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet for the 11th Annual “Fairy Tales in the Park,” a whimsical, magical dance performance that merges the beauty of ballet with the excitement of four classic, unforgettable stories – all right within the cultural heart of Balboa Park! Featuring a professional storyteller, an interactive experience in the lobby of the historic Casa del Prado Theater, and all tickets priced at $12, it is perfect for families of all ages!

When: Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18 | Performances at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day
Where: San Diego Civic Youth Ballet | 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $12
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If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

Money Monday: California Housing Affordability in Q2

An an update on the California real estate market, California’s housing affordability for Q2 2019 is out from the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS.

Here’s the recent real estate market update for California:

San Diego County Events for August 9 – 11, 2019

A beautiful San Diego weekend to enjoy terrific San Diego events and things to do!

San Diego county events this weekendLa Mesa Safety Fair

Join the La Mesa Police Department and Heartland Fire and Rescue Department for the 2019 La Mesa Safety Fair. Guided police station tours,
bike safety and skills course for kids! (*feel free to bring your own bike and helmet), CPR training, resource booths, music, food, and giveaways!

When: Saturday, Aug 10 | 9am – 1pm
Where: La Mesa PD parking lot | 8085 University Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942
Cost: Free
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34th Annual Philippine Cultural Arts Festival

This community festival at the corner of Park Boulevard and Presidents Way in Balboa Park will take place both Saturday and Sunday, celebrating Filipino culture through entertainment, dance, art, and food. The event is free; local vendors will sell traditional Filipino goodies like adobo, lumpia, pancit, and Halo-Halo.

When: Saturday and Sunday, August 10 & 11 | 11am – 5pm
Where: Balboa Park, corner of Park Blvd and Presidents Way, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
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Summer Movies in the Park

San Diego’s ongoing, free event, “Summer Movies in the Park,” will offer several outdoor movie screenings this Saturday at parks across the county, all starting between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

When: Saturday, August 10 | start times between 6 and 7pm
Where: Parks in San Diego County
Cost: Free
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12th Annual heART of Mt. Helix

Party for a purpose against the backdrop of the setting sun at the historic Mt. Helix Park known for its 360-degree views. The heART of Mt. Helix, East County’s Premier Food, Wine, and Art Festival benefits Mt. Helix Park. The magic happens on August 10 from 5 to 10 p.m. as one of San Diego’s most spectacular outdoor venues is transformed by this one-of-a-kind festival of art, music, and samplings from some of San Diego’s best restaurants and beverage companies, while benefiting one of the county’s most unique nonprofit nature parks and outdoor amphitheaters.

When: Saturday, August 10 | 5 – 10pm
Where: Mt. Helix Park and Amphitheatre , 4905 Mt. Helix Dr., La Mesa, CA
Cost: $99 – $1800
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Children’s Business Fair San Diego

Acton Children’s Business Fair is a great community event, where children and youth become business owners for one day. The event is free and open to the public.

Kids ages 5-17 would be able to develop, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace.

When: Saturday, August 10 | 10am
Where: South Embarcadero, 675 Convention Way, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
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Imperial Beach Surf Dog Competition

Join daring dogs as they jump on their boards, paddle out and hang 20 next to the iconic IB Pier! Competition happens 8am – 2:15pm.

When: Saturday, August 10 | 8am – 2:30pm
Where: Imperial Beach Pier | 10 Evergreen Ave. Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Cost: Free
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If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

Money Monday: First Time Homebuyer Interest

According to a survey from Realtor.com, this spring was filled with home-buying interest, especially from the nation’s first-time buyers.

Read about it here: https://www.housingwire.com/articles/49674-first-time-homebuyers-want-to-buy-homes-but-their-wallets-are-saying-no

San Diego County Events for August 2 – 4

Here is what is going on this weekend in San Diego County!

San Diego county events this weekendChula Vista Lemon Festival

Squeeze the day at the 23rd annual Lemon Festival presented by Third Avenue Village Association in Chula Vista’s original neighborhood on Sunday, August 4. Sport your brightest yellow outfit and enjoy lemon-infused treats, kid centric activities, live bands, sour contests, family fun, and a lemony beverage bar.

When: Sunday, August 4 | 11am – 5pm
Where: Third Avenue Village Association, 353 3rd Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Cost: Free
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First Friday Night Market: Summer Bash

Attend a free, monthly vegan market at the soon-to-be The Village parking lot at 2611 El Cajon Blvd in San Diego! Every first Friday of the month from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. there will be all-vegan eats, sweets, drinks, goods, and music at First Friday Night Market! This month we’re bringing you an all out summer bash complete with kids’ games and the return of the beer garden.

When: Friday, August 2 | 6 – 10pm
Where: 2611 El Cajon Boulevard, 2611 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104
Cost: Free
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2019 Julian Natural Wonderfest

A day of fun, education, wildlife, science, wonder, preservation and dark sky appreciation for the whole family! This is a community sponsored, free event!

This afternoon and evening gathering at Jess Martin Park will include a late night astronomy star party, wildlife ambassador encounters, games and activities for families, presentations of music and art, and outreach booths from land preservation and other local nature-focused organizations.

When: Saturday, August 3 | 4pm
Where: Jess Martin Park, 2955 Highway 79, Julian, CA 92036
Cost: Free
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Latin American Festival

Latin American folk artists from Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, El Salvador and Ecuador and more will gather at Old Town’s iconic Bazaar del Mundo during the annual Latin American Festival and Mata Ortiz Pottery Market, Friday–Sunday, August 2-4. The event is one of the nation’s most extensive collections of genuine Latin American folk art, traditional embroidered clothing, handwoven textiles, unique collectibles, dazzling jewelry, handmade ceramic and clay pottery.

When: Friday & Saturday, 10am – 8pm | Sunday, 10am – 5:30pm
Where: Bazaar del Mundo | 4133 Taylor St, San Diego, CA 92110
Cost: Free
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Beethoven by the Bay

Revel in the glorious sounds of Beethoven while the sun sets on San Diego Bay and music swells against the beauty of the night sky. The San Diego Symphony, conducted by Yaniv Dinur, pays its annual tribute to Beethoven in a concert of his Symphony No. 7, LeonoreOverture No. 3, and a performance of his Piano Concerto No. 1 by rising star pianist Dominic Cheli.

When: Sunday, August 4 | 7:30 – 10pm
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South | 206 Marina Park Way, San Diego , CA 92101
Cost: $20 – $100
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If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

Money Monday: When to drop the list price

“You’ve listed your home for sale, and no one is taking the bait. One month passes, then two. How long do you wait before you increase the odds of an offer by dropping the price?

“According to a recent survey from blockchain-based real estate platform ShelterZoom, most American home sellers opt to reduce their asking price after three months of zero offers.” (“Most home sellers will wait this long before dropping their listing price”. https://www.housingwire.com/articles/49507-most-home-sellers-will-wait-this-long-before-dropping-their-listing-price)

How long would you wait? One way to hopefully avoid having to drop the list price is by pricing your home for sale correctly. Realtors know the local real estate market and can help you make a savvy decision. Ask me for help, if you’re in San Diego County and are thinking of listing your home for sale!