Category Archives: Interesting News

I Made a Difference Day

Thank you and happy birthday to the Head Coach Mike Ferry for your wisdom and motivation!

Here’s my contribution today:  2 tickets w/parking to MLB A’s vs. Padres game distributed to our military. Go USA!

#Imadeadifferenceday

Single Women Outbuy Men in Homeownership

A rising real estate trend

There is a rising trend in residential real estate – in the single family homes sector. Builders of new homes are tailoring their design and subdivisions in order to gain single women homebuyers.

Nationwide last year, single women made up 18% of homebuyers, while single men only accounted for 7% of all home sales, according to the National Association of Realtors.  This category of single women included those: never married, widowed, and divorced. Spending for single women also is more than it is for single men, on average. Single women are now the second highest group of purchasers, behind married couples of all homes.

This trend is expected to increase over time. The evolution of real estate ownership, as well as the evolution of business leadership, will both increase for women in years to come.

See link for more details: realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2018/05/11/single-women-outbuy-men-in-homeownership

For more info on getting your best deal on your dream home, or for a free valuation of your home, please call me, John A Silva, now at 619-890-3648 — and as always, have a blessed day!

San Diego County Events for May 11 – 13

Fill up your weekend with a few San Diego County events! What does your Mom want to do for Mother’s Day?San Diego county events this weekendTaste of Julian

Taste of Julian is a self-guided culinary tour of participating one-of-a-kind restaurants, wineries, and breweries. Typically there are between 15 and 20 participating restaurants, wineries, breweries. Giving you the opportunity to taste so much of what Julian has to offer while also taking in the sites and sounds of the beautiful mountain area.

When: Saturday, May 12 | 1 – 5pm
Where: Julian Town Hall | 2129 Main St, Julian, CA 92036
Cost: $25 in advance; $30 at the door
More information: www.visitjulian.com/to-see-do/calendar/#event=6528202


22nd Annual Festival of Arts

Live music, live street art, good food, libations with chef pairings, local makers, kids art block, and more!

When: Saturday, May 12 | 11am – 10pm
Where: Along University Ave — centered at University Ave & 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104
Cost: Free admission; $30 for chef pairings
More information: www.explorenorthpark.com/festival-of-arts


Vegan Street Fair

The Vegan Street Fair Nights tour is coming to your town in full force for a *ONE NIGHT* only engagement and we are beyond thrilled to be bringing you some of the best vegan eats curated by our favorite VeganFatKid along with dancing, games, live entertainment, a beer garden, and more vegan fun than you’ll know what to do with.

When: Saturday, May 12
Where: 2611 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104-1214
Cost: $34 online; $44 at the door
More information: www.facebook.com/events/141250373356813


Fifth Annual Shaper Festival of Surfing

The main attraction may be that it’s the only surf festival/competition where participants are required to compete on a board they’ve shaped themselves, but there’s so much going on at this 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. event.

When: Saturday, May 12 | 7am – 7pm
Where: Seaside Reef | 2526 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92075
More information: shaperfest.com


Fourth Annual San Diego Paella Festival

SALUD ! the Paella Wine & Beer Festival is back! and we invite you to kick off our 4th year at this unforgettable Spanish Festival featuring the best talented local and international Chefs cooking more than 130 paellas, tapas, sangria, wine, beer, and spirits as well as the best local live bands and a Flamenco dance show. This year we’re happy to announce this a Family event.

When: Saturday, May 12 | 1 – 6pm
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South | 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $25 – $98
More information: paellawinefest.com


Check out PacificSanDiego.com’s guide to Mother’s Day in San Diego


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: Financial Milestones

How do your financial milestones compare with the average consumer’s?

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCATION OF REALTORS averaged consumers’ answers to when they:

  • Started saving for retirement
  • Attained a good credit score over 700
  • Saved $10,000
  • Paid off student loans
  • Purchased first home

average consumer financial milestones

This infographic is from CAR.org.

The Perfect Home – Infographic

The idea of the perfect home varies for each individual, but overall there are some strong desires within each generation.

  • Single-family homes in the suburban are a top priority to 55% of gen X-ers and baby boomers.
  • The home doesn’t matter as much as the location for millennials and the silent generation — they both desire walkable communities close to work.
  • 60% of families prefer larger homes and yards.
  • Homes with small yards and a walkable distance from amenities are high on the list for 55% of Americans

Positively Perfect home for the generations

Check out the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS’ infographics here.

Homeownership is beneficial

Homeowners have a lot going for them: improved educational performance, lower crime rates, greater health.

This infographic is from the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS.

San Diego County Events for November 3 – 5

Head to San Diego County this weekend for some great events and festivals. It’s the kickoff to Beer Week, go back in time at the Fallback Festival, and check out local architecture, arts, and movies.

San Diego county events this weekendSan Diego Brewers Guild Festival

Enjoy the Guild Festival with a commemorative tasting cup and unlimited beer samples. The event showcases San Diego County’s finest craft breweries! Food will be available for sale from local, craft-beer friendly restaurants and food trucks. And to top it all off, musical entertainment will be provided by some of San Diego’s most talented musicians!

When: Friday & Saturday, Nov. 3 & 4
Where: The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier | 1000 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $45 – $100
More information: sdbeer.com/sdbw/guild-fest


San Diego Beer Week

Kicked off by the San Diego Brewers Guild Festival, San Diego Beer Week is a ten-day celebration inspiring people to drink local beer and promoting San Diego’s brewing culture with events across the county.

When: Nov 3 – Nov 12, 2017
Where: North Coastal
Cost: Varies
More information: www.sdbw.org


La Mesa 12th Annual Historic Home Tour

Check out Mediterranean to Modern Architecture in La Mesa Highlands.

When: Saturday, Nov. 4 | 9am – 3pm
Where: Check in at the city parking lot on corner of Date & Allison
Cost: $40
More information


Fallback Festival

A Children’s Historic Street Faire: Perfect event for children and families! Kids will experience a cross-section of what life was like before the age of television, computers and cell phones. 

Take a trip back to the 1880s and get a glimpse of wild, wild San Diego! This historical street faire on Island Avenue brings you back to a fun, old-fashioned atmosphere. Children can pan for gold, watch a blacksmith practicing his trade, churn butter or saddle up for a pony ride. 

When: Nov. 5 | 11am – 4pm
Where: Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House | 410 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information


San Diego Central Library Architecture Tour

From its dome and lobby to the Helen Price Reading Room, courtyard and sculpture garden, take a free tour of the San Diego Central Library and learn about the architecture and materials used in the design of the civic building. The tour meets in the Garden Courtyard in front of the auditorium at 2 p.m.

When: Friday, Nov. 3 | 2 – 3pm
Where: San Diego Central Library | 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free, but you must register ahead
More information


The Boardwalk Craft Market

This unique festival, now in its 25th year, offers Poway residents the chance to shop for unique and useful handmade arts and crafts from local artists. The event is free and fun for the whole family.

When: Saturday, Nov. 4 | 8am
Where: Old Poway Park | 14134 Midland Rd, Poway, CA 92064
Cost: Free
More information: poway.org/454/Boardwalk-Craft-Market


Movie In The Park At Dark: “The Princess Bride”

Beloved movie “The Princess Bride” will be the feature film on tap for this weekend’s Movie In The Park at Dark event at Adams Avenue Park.

When: Sunday, Nov. 5 | 5pm
Where: Adams Avenue Park | Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
Cost: Free


If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!