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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


32% of homebuyers are first-timers

“Nearly one in three homebuyers in September were first-timers to the housing market, reported the National Association of Realtors on Wednesday in its Realtors Confidence Index.

That’s up from 31 percent recorded in August and down from the historical norm of 40 percent, based on research from the trade group. The share of first-time buyers peaked in 2009, when it was 50 percent.

The change can be explained by the stricter guidelines to obtain mortgages, lengthy short sales and a high rate of investor purchases that often involve cash, the report said…”

Read the rest of this article by U~T San Diego here: “Report: 32% of homebuyers are first-timers”.

Event: San Diego Beer Week 2012

San Diego Beer Week promotes San Diego’s thriving craft beer culture by sponsoring a ten-day countywide festival that attracts beer tourism, fosters knowledge of our regional brewing heritage, and serves as a showcase for San Diego’s breweries, restaurants, pubs, and other businesses with ties to the craft beer community.

When: November 2 – November 11

More Information: www.sdbw.org

New blog focusing on La Mesa

For news, events, and information relating primarily to the area of La Mesa, in San Diego county, head on over to a new blog: La Mesa 365, at www.LaMesa365.com!

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San Diego Home Prices are at 4-year High

Local home prices in San Diego are at the highest level in four years!

“It was the busiest month for San Diego County homebuying since 2006, while home prices continue to hold at four-year highs, Thursday’s DataQuick report shows.

The county in August recorded 3,981 residential sales, the highest level since 4,533 sold in June 2006. Sales in Southern California hit the same milestone, driven by near-record activity among investors and cash buyers as well as as low mortgage rates, DataQuick analysts say.”

San Diego real estate housing market prices

Read more here! This article can be read further here: “San Diego home sales hit 6-year high”. Read more on SignOnSanDiego.com.

Fewer foreclosures in San Diego county

Foreclosure investors face slimmer pickings

Home buyers, particularly investors, in San Diego County have fewer foreclosed homes to choose from these days.

Properties that were foreclosed upon in the past year and resold in San Diego County made up 20 percent of total home resales in June, matching the recorded low in September 2007, DataQuick stats show. Their share of the resale market was 21.3 percent in May, 28.5 percent a year ago and had peaked at 55 percent three-and-a-half years ago. In other words, bank-owned resales are making up a smaller share of the total market as time passes…

Read the rest of this article by U~T San Diego here: “Foreclosure investors face slimmer pickings”.

San Diego foreclosures remain at 4-year low

The Union Tribune San Diego had a great article on the state of San Diego county foreclosures–they’re currently at a 4-year low! Read the article below:

The number of San Diego County foreclosures in March stayed at its lowest point in more than four years, essentially mirroring the downward trend seen statewide, based on Tuesday’s DataQuick foreclosure report. An improving picture in the distressed market could be attributed to some pick-up in the national economy and increasing number of homeowners who short-sell their homes instead of letting them fall into foreclosure.

A little more than 500 homes fell into foreclosure last month, the lowest it’s been since November 2007, when the county recorded 478. The March total is 21 percent lower than the previous month’s and more than half of what it was a year ago.

Statewide, foreclosures in the first quarter of 2012 fell to their lowest level since the third quarter of 2007, when 24,209 trustee deeds were filed. They peaked at 79,511 in 2008’s third quarter.

Local and statewide numbers for default notices, the official start of the formal foreclosure process, were mixed in March, DataQuick numbers show.

San Diego County recorded 1,500, 17.4 percent bump from February but an 18.3 percent drop from a year ago.

The number of default…

Read the rest of this article by U~T San Diego’s Lily Leung here: “San Diego foreclosures remain at 4-year low“.