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About John A Silva

As your professional real estate adviser, I focus on client satisfaction. My business is about service and I am not happy until you are happy. My years in the business have provided me the experience to assist you with nearly every real estate need. Whether it's finding you a home, finding the best loan, or helping you getting the most out of selling your home I am here to guide you. If there is anything you need, please let me know via email at johnasilva@sbcglobal.net.

San Diego County Events for Sept. 13 – 15

The latest on this weekend’s events for San Diego County:

 

Santee Bluegrass Festival

Funds raised will benefit the Santee Teen Center, park improvement projects, and the Recreation Scholarship Program which provides financial assistance to qualifying Santee children, teens and seniors to take part in City recreation programs.

When: Saturday, Sept. 14 | 5:30 – 9:30pm
Where: Tickets only available at Santee City Hall (10601 Magnolia Ave., Santee – Building 6) until Friday, Sept 13 at 1pm
Cost: $35+
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San Diego Bayfair

San Diego Bayfair’s World Series of Powerboat Racing – a family festival tradition for more than 40 years speeds to the finish line.

When:  Sept 13 – 15
Where: 1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA 92109
Cost: $20+
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Founders’ Day – Old Town San Diego

As the birthplace of California, Old Town San Diego plans to commemorate the tapestry of San Diego with a Founders’ Day Festival.

When: Sept. 14 – 15, 10am – 6pm
Where: San Diego Avenue – Old Town San Diego
Cost: Free
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Studio by the Bay Family Days

More than 20 small businesses on El Cajon Blvd (from Idaho to Illinois Streets) are putting on the end-of-summer installment of Stroll the Boulevard. Free festival with food deals, music, art and shopping.

When: Friday, Sept. 14 | 10am – 2pm
Where: Seaport Village, San Diego
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: Home prices rising in car-dependent neighborhoods

“Market trends suggest that many homebuyers are prioritizing affordability above walkability.”

“Prices have been rising faster in car-dependent neighborhoods than in walkable neighborhoods since September 2018…” “Home-sale prices in walkable neighborhoods across the country increased 2.3 percent year over year to a median $343,900 in July, compared to 4.3 percent annual growth to a median $312,100 for homes in car-dependent areas.” (Redfin. 29 Aug 2019. Redfin.com/blog/walkable-neighborhoods-home-prices-rising-slower)Read more about this on Redfin.

San Diego County Events for Sept. 6-8, 2019

Close out the summer here in San Diego County!

Grossmont Center’s Summer Concert Series

Celebrate the 23nd anniversary of the Julian Grape Stomp Festa Julian’s Grape Stomp Festa is a great way to spend this Saturday, with: local wineries, breweries, and cideries offering sips to sample, a wide variety of food and shopping opportunities, and great music.

When: Saturday, Sept. 7 | 11am
Where: Menghini Winery, 1150 Julian Orchards Dr, Julian, CA 92036
Cost: $15 – 75
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US San Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo

Carlsbad Brewfest celebrates craft beer with tastings from more than 34+ San Diego and national breweries, music, entertainment, games and food vendors.

When:  Sept 7 | 12 – 4:30pm
Where: Holiday Park | 3400 Pio Pico Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Cost: $20-55
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Friday Night Liberty

The Arts District at Liberty Station hosts Friday Night Liberty, a free, monthly art walk showcasing local artists, dance, music and theatre – highlighting the arts culture in San Diego.

When: Friday, Sept 6, 5 – 9pm
Where: The Arts District at Liberty Station | 2640 Decatur Rd, San Diego
Cost: Free
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Stroll the Boulevard: End of Summer Evening Festival

More than 20 small businesses on El Cajon Blvd (from Idaho to Illinois Streets) are putting on the end-of-summer installment of Stroll the Boulevard. Free festival with food deals, music, art and shopping.

When: Friday, Sept. 6, 6 – 10p
Where: El Cajon Blvd (between Idaho and Illinois Streets), El Cajon
Cost: Free
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6th Annual Carlsbad Brewfest

More than 40 craft breweries and cider houses are coming together for the Carlsbad Brewfest this Saturday at Holiday Park. Music, entertainment and food along with beer and cider!

When: Saturday, Sept. 7 | 1 – 4:30pm
Where: Holiday Park | 1055 Chestnut Ave, Carlsbad
Cost: $55
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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: School districts when buying a home

“Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions a person can make during their lifetime…As back to school season approaches, a recent report from the National Association of Realtors highlights the different purchasing and selling habits of Americans, revealing that a significant share root their home purchasing decisions in school district quality.” Read more here at Housing Wire.

I’m curious — did you buy your home based on the school districts?

Open house: Don’t Miss it, a Bay Ocean View Diamond!

Do You Want To Lose Out on This? Seller Motivated!!

View 3572 Moultrie Ave, San Diego in person, today, 9/1/19 from 1-4.

San Diego County Events for Aug 31 – Sept 2

Check out these Labor Day weekend events in San Diego County:

Grossmont Center’s Summer Concert Series

Grossmont Center will be alive with the sound of music during the Summer Concert Series! The Cat*illacs perform the last concert at Grossmont Center today.

When: Saturday, Aug. 31
Where: Grossmont Center | 5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942
Cost: Free
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US San Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo

One of the top 20 “Must See” seaside festivals in the world according to American Express and USA Today’s 10 Best, the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition will return to San Diego’s downtown waterfront for 2019.

When: Aug 31 – Sept 2
Where: Broadway Pier and Landing | 1000 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $15
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5th Annual Diamond Street Festival

This free community street festival in the heart of San Diego’s “Diamond neighborhoods” – along Imperial Avenue, between 60th and 63rd streets – will boast music, food, art, a car show and activities for kids.

When: Saturday, 12 – 7pm
Where: Imperial Avenue between 60th and 63rd Streets, San Diego
Cost: Free
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Hawaiian Plumeria Festival

All about plumerias: amazing flower show, plumeria themed gifts, potted plumeria plant sale, live entertainment and food.

When: Saturday and Sunday
Where: Casa Del Prado | 1800 El Prado, Room 101, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
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49th Annual Barona Powwow

Hundreds of Native American participants of all ages and from across the country will showcase their dancing skills – also dancing, hand drum contests, singing and music, arts and crafts, and more.

When: Aug. 30 – Sept 1
Where: Barona Resort & Casino | 1932 Wildcat Canyon Rd, Lakeside, CA
Cost: Free – $20
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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: How to avoid money pitfalls in retirement

How to avoid falling into the dangerous money pits of retirement

Unfortunately, there are many things that can put unnecessary strain on your retirement savings; here’s just a few — read Forbes’ article for more:

  1. ATM withdrawals
  2. Dental costs
  3. Subscriptions that you don’t use enough

Read more at Forbes.

San Diego County Events for August 23 – 25

Enjoy your San Diego weekend by checking out one of these great events or activities.

San Diego county events this weekendSan Diego International Kids’ Film Festival

This event promotes the idea of entertainment with education, and provides young, aspiring filmmakers a channel to communicate with an international community.
When: Aug 23 – 25
Where: Schumann Auditorium, Carlsbad Senior Center, and Miracosta College Concert Hall
Cost: $5 – $10+
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San Diego Circus Festival 2019

San Diego Circus Center is producing San Diego’s first annual circus festival. The festival will consist of youth, emerging and professional acrobatic show productions over a three-day period to cultivate, educate, promote, encourage and develop public awareness of the circus arts.
When: August 23 – 25
Where: San Diego Circus Center | 2050 Hancock St, San Diego, CA 92110
Cost: $30 – $35
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Orfila’s Annual Grape Stomp!

Your ticket gets you wine tasting, gourmet dinner by Crown Point Catering, grape stomping, vineyard tractor rides, lawn games, live music, raffles, special guests!
When: August 24 | 4-8pm
Where: Orfila Vineyards & Winery | 13455 San Pasqual Rd, Escondido, CA 92025
Cost: $95
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San Diego Spirits Festival

The largest Cocktail Festival in San Diego, the San Diego Spirits Festival provides a tremendous occasion to sample and experience the finest spirits and foods, with unique opportunities to learn how to create and pair the perfect cocktail and sample top-shelf cocktails from small-batch and big-name distillers.
When: August 24 2-6pm, August 25 2-5pm
Where: Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier | 1000 N. Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $20 – $120
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15th Annual LeucadiART Walk

Join us for LeucadiART Walk, a revival of the original 80’s art event in historic Leucadia with art, entertainment, a children’s art pavilion and more.
When: August 25, 10am – 5pm
Where: N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Cost: Free
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3rd Annual La Vuelta Cultural Summer Festival

The 3rd annual La Vuelta Cultural Summer Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on three blocks of Logan Avenue, from Evans to 26th Street, in Barrio Logan. Billed as a celebration of our communities’ distinct heritage and culture, the event will feature more than 70 vendors, including art exhibits, food booths and two outdoor craft beer gardens. The festival will also include Live music performances, a classic car show, ballet folklorico, Aztec dancers, crowning of 2019 Miss La Vuelta and a community arts stage.
When: August 24, 10am – 6pm
Where: Logan Avenue, from Evans to 26th St, Barrio Logan, San Diego CA 92113
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!