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California Real Estate: Housing Affordability in the 3rd Quarter

The latest on the California real estate market.

Take a look at the infographic below to see the percentage of households who can afford to buy a median-priced home.

Real estate affordability in California

This infographic is from CAR.org.

Remodeling in California

To get their dream home, many California homeowners still have work to do after they close escrow.

California is the third state most likely to do a home renovation project. For homeowners in our state, a full remodel after purchasing a house is fairly commonplace.

For those remodeling, the average cost of a full-home renovation is $263,384, probably due in large part because 93% of homeowners enlist (and pay for) professional help. But, as you might assume, fully renovating your house adds value; the average home value after a full-scale remodel is $725,000.

Have you done a full house renovation?

Homeowners renovating your home

This infographic is from the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS at CAR.org.

San Diego Home Sales are Going Strong!

San Diego ranks in the top 20 real estate markets.

California boasts of more than half of the top 20 real estate markets, by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS. And among them? San Diego, of course!

These places’ listings had more viewings than average, and the real estate inventory moved quicker:

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San Diego County Events for August 14 – 16

Enjoy food, art or music down here in San Diego County this weekend — or all three! Not feeling any of these events that I’ve highlighted? There’s always plenty of things to do in the area!

San Diego county events this weekend
Sinatra at 100: A Salute to the Chairman of the Board

This San Diego Symphony “Summer Pops” concert will pay homage to Ol’ Blue Eyes and his memorable music. Led by conductor Bill Conti and Cary Hoffman on vocals, the crowd will be treated to Frank Sinatra hits like “Fly Me to the Moon,” “My Way” and “Strangers in the Night.”

When: Friday, August 14 | 7:30pm
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South | 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: purchasing.sandiegosymphony.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=4959


Valley Center Gourmet Food Truck Festival

Fourteen of Southern California’s top gourmet food trucks will be rolling into Bates for an afternoon of fun, food, and entertainment. In addition to unique and delicious food, there will be live music, kids activities, and family fun. Guests over 21 will enjoy local beer & wine. Be sure to bring blankets, chairs, dogs on a leash, family and friends for a great time at Bates. Check back for food truck lineup. Admission and parking are free.

When: Saturday, August 15 | 2 – 8pm
Where: Bates Nut Farm (Valley Center)
Cost: Free
More information: batesnutfarm.biz/ce-12071-gourmet-food-truck-festival


Latin Food Fest “Family Fiesta” Day

Bring the whole family out to enjoy Mexican, Caribbean, Latin American and Spanish food. Enjoy live music, a food garden and beautiful views of the San Diego bay. Let the kids play in an interactive Kids Kitchen, as well.

When: Saturday, August 15 | 1pm
Where: Broadway Pier on North Harbor Drive
Cost: The Goods has a limited-time special deal available by clicking here.
More information: latinfoodfest.com/events/familyfest


ArtWalk NTC

One of San Diego’s favorite events is back for another weekend! More than 175 fine artists will line the street with their work amid live music, all outdoors. Snag a piece of art for your living room or simply stroll and admire the artists’ work. Admission and parking are free.

When: Saturday and Sunday | 10am
Where: Ingram Plaza at Liberty Station | 2640 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
Cost: Free
More information: www.artwalksandiego.org/ntc

San Diego County Events for June 12 – 14

Visit San Diego County this weekend! Besides the fair, there are many other events going on in the next few days!

There’s always plenty to do here in southern California! Besides this weekend’s events below, there’s always a wide range of things to do in San Diego County.

San Diego county events this weekendSan Diego County Fair

The San Diego County Fair presents A Fair to Remember: a Celebration of World’s Fairs and Balboa Park. The fair will be open June 5 to July 5, and it’s always a great start to summer here in San Diego County!

When: June 5 – July 5 | see website for open days and hours
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: See website for details
More information: www.sdfair.com


“Sundays at Six” free summer concerts in La Mesa

Free summer concerts start on Sunday, June 14. They will be held in the beautiful amphitheater at Harry Griffen Park, at 6:00 pm. Bring a picnic and enjoy free music in the park.

On June 14, the free summer concert will feature the San Diego Concert Band.

When: Sunday, June 14, 6pm
Where: Harry Griffen Park | 9550 Milden Street, La Mesa, CA 91942
Cost: Free
More information: www.cityoflamesa.com/index.aspx?NID=1035


Land & Sea Festival

Celebrate Get Outdoors Day and National Marina Day with your family at the Land & Sea Festival at 5000 N. Harbor Dr. in Point Loma. Aiming to promote the role of marinas in the enjoyment of boating and stewardship in our local waterways, this fest will include vendors with marine and boating products and services, health and wellness services and home and garden items. Food, live music and a beer garden top off the fun, plus attendees can have a chance to go on a sailboat, powerboat or a paddleboard.

When: Saturday, June 13, 10:30am
Where: Sun Harbor Marina & Point Loma Marina | 5000 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.facebook.com/pages/Land-Sea-Festival


18th Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow

The San Luis Rey Band of Luiseño Mission Indians will host the free, 18th Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow with arts and craft booths, food, dancers, drums, contests and more.

When: Saturday, June 13, 9am – 11pm | Sunday, June 14, 9am – 6pm
Where: 4050 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.slrmissionindians.org


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

HOAs May be Forced to Allow Artificial Turf

A proposed bill by the San Diego County Water Authority, if approved, would mean that California state’s HOAs would have to allow artificial turf lawns in their communities.

artificial grassCurrently, only a small percentage of California’s 47,000 homeowners associations permit owners in their communities to install the synthetic grass. Continue reading

California Real Estate Market in October

The latest infographic from the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS shows the real estate market stats for California in October 2014.

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