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All About the Current California Real Estate Market

Interested in what the real estate market in California is doing?

The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS recently released a few pieces of information on the California housing market. Take a look at their infographics and details here:

Housing affordability went up to 32% in the 1st Quarter of 2017. This means that 32% of California households can afford to buy a median-priced home.


The average price for homes that are selling in California is $478,000. And in April of this year, 401,000 houses sold.


 


Want to chat more about the California real estate, specific buying or selling needs, or other real estate questions? Give me a call! 

John A Silva | (619) 890-3648

Money Monday: Increase your credit score

Quick ways to up your credit score.

“Most people don’t put much thought into their credit scores until the time comes to apply for a loan. If you expect to need financing in the next few months and aren’t convinced your credit score is high enough to get you approved, you’ll need to act quickly to improve your chances. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to boost your credit score in record time.” (“4 tips to increase your credit score fast.” Maurie Backman. 8 May 2017. http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/08/pf/credit-score-tips/index.html?iid=Lead)

One way to increase your credit score? Ask for an increase in your credit limit. But read CNN’s article for more tips! 

Read all of CNN’s article on increasing your credit score here: “4 tips to increase your credit score fast.”

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

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I wish you a great day filled with family and friends, turkey and stuffing, and joy and thankfulness!

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Just Listed in La Mesa: 5220 Guessman Ave.

5220 Guessman Avenue, La Mesa

Seller will entertain offers between $425,000 – $449,876

5220 Guessman Ave., La Mesa | Listing provided by John A. Silva, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California PropertiesView Virtual Tour

Outstanding Value for this La Mesa Gem! A very high quality attention-to-detail remodel.

Outside: New Landscaping and irrigation surround extra room for entertaining, parties, & large family gatherings under huge covered patio next to large new open sod yard.

Inside: fabulous kitchen has the perfect touch with all new cabs and appliances next to a breakfast area, then an addition for formal dining area, family room, or den to cover your large gatherings. Great looking new flooring through out with extra large living and bedroom sizes. Huge 2 car garage with work bench and extra storage. New windows, heater and roof make this home turn key and ready to JUST MOVE IN!

Note: Extra square footage does not show in assessor records due to remodeled unpermitted family room next to patio exit door and master bathroom which were done by prior owner, but now with new quality workmanship. The seller has never occupied the property and has very limited knowledge of property condition or history. This home is being sold in its current as-is condition. The buyer is to complete thorough investigations before close of escrow. The buyer/agent shall verify all information contained herein before close of escrow. Information contained herein is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Family room addition & Master bathroom not permitted.

Discover Homes for Sale in Your Neighborhood!

Find active listings where you want to move.

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Wondering what’s for sale out there in the real estate world? It’s easy to find out when you do a property search via my website. I connect the MLS to you via the IDX system–which keeps you informed and up-to-date on active and sold real estate listings in your area. Continue reading

BHHS — the Real Estate Brand of the Year!

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was named the Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year in a recent Harris Poll, even though our brand is less than a year old!

 

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Just Sold – 8945 Libra Drive, San Diego

Looking to sell your property in less than 30 days for one of the highest prices in your area, call now to find out how I do that!!

Please contact me for more information:

John A Silva

(619) 890-3648 | Email