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Nov. 23, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Thank you for visiting our page and we wish you the best with your families and friends. Stay safe and have a blast!

Posted in Local Events
Nov. 11, 2022

San Diego Housing Market Takes A Turn

 

Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen record increases in property values all over San Diego County. Housing inventory has been historically low. However, several months ago we started to see a change. October will be the Sixth consecutive month that homes have had a decline in average sales price. We’re definitely seeing a correction, or market shift.  Call it what you’d like, but over-all, home values are declining, more homes are coming on the market, and they’re taking longer to sell. Interest rates have risen quite a bit, and will likely continue to rise. Less buyers and more homes on the market tell us this “Seller’s Market” is transitioning into a “Buyer’s Market.” I don't think we're quite there yet, but I believe that going into 2023, we'll continue to see the inventory increase, longer "on market" times, price reductions and fewer buyers looking.

   

Such an interesting time to be alive right now. The political climate is like I've never seen, and so many people are influenced by much of this so called "theatre," that it's really affecting decisions to buy or sell a home. Regardless of the statistics, and much of the media blowing the markets out of proportion, we are still working with more buyers and sellers than we were last year at this time. Believe it or not, many people are still out there living their best life, buying and selling homes and minding their own business! We think staying positive, but still being realistic, is a great way to go about your life.

 

If you’ve been contemplating selling your home and making a move, it’s not too late! There are many areas in San Diego County that are retaining value better than others. When marketed and presented correctly, you can still sell for close to peak prices. Thank you so much for visiting us, and please make it a great day!

Posted in Market Updates
June 27, 2021

San Diego Housing Bubble

 

The San Diego Housing Bubble Is Bursting!

 

It is undeniable that the housing market here in San Diego (and all over the country) has been absolutely nuts. The past couple of years have brought pricing increases that most of us have never seen; which brings us to what many are asking... What's next?
So, is this a bubble, and is it going to "burst?" Of course I don't know for sure, but here are four factors that say it won't:
  1. The Economy here in San Diego is just too strong. Despite California's unemployment rate of about 8%, San Diego is sitting at about 6.9%, which is a bit below that.  
  2. Housing prices are actually stabling. We've seen major pricing hikes since 2019, but the experts are projecting pricing to increase by just 1.5% moving into next year. I'm actually noticing this myself, and it looks as if price stabilization is a real possibility.
  3. The housing prices aren't inflated. A housing bubble happens when prices are inflated beyond what the economy can handle. The bubble then bursts to correct the inflated prices.
  4. Lenders aren't approving subprime loans. Unlike the home buying frenzy leading up to the 2008 crash, banks are now much more careful in which loans to approve. We won't be seeing the type of loan defaults due to buyers that couldn't actually afford their homes.
Whatever your opinion is, there are valid points on both sides- but, as always, the market is going to do what it's going to do!
Posted in Market Updates
May 18, 2021

Carlsbad Galaxy Soccer League

Carlsbad Youth Soccer League (Fall Season)

 

If you have kids ages 5 to 18 (under 19), Fall registration for the Carlsbad Galaxy league is here!  Recreation soccer is super fun for everyone, and amazing for the kids.  We have a blast every year, and it's great to see the kids sharpen their skills, learn teamwork, and get that competitive drive.  This last season I had the pleasure of coaching my daughter  Charlie's team- Such a great time.  I have some registration information below, and a link directly to the City's website, should you be interested in signing up.  If you our anyone you know might be interested in coaching, or assistant coaching, I know they are always looking for volunteers.  

- Registration Fees - 

  • March 22 - May 2: U5 & U7 = $200 & U8-U9 = $235
  • May 3 - June 13: U5 & U7 = $200 & U8-U9 = $245
  • June 14 - July 4: U5 & U7 = $200 & U8-U19 = $265

Click Here to register on the City website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 17, 2021

San Diego Wine Cruise

Triton Wine Cruise

 

Next Cruise: This Saturday, May 22

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Cost: $70 per ticket

For more info, and to buy tickets, click here: Triton Cruise Tickets

 

Wine cruise on Triton Catamaran Luxury Yacht, featuring wines by Stellareese Wine Co., of Napa, CA

 

Enjoy a relaxing Spring wine cruise with breathtaking views around the beautiful San Diego Bay, on the luxurious Triton Catamaran Yacht.  Indulge in the finest Napa wine, charcuterie, live music and fresh sea air.  Each ticket will include:

  • A 2 1/2 hour cruise aboard the Triton Catamaran luxury yacht
  • Two glasses of Stellareese Napa Valley wine
  • A perfectly paired charcuterie box with gourmet cheese and cured artisanal meat by "Venissimo Cheese" 
  • Live jazz music by San Diego's premier jazz guitarist Alex Ciavarelli

Check in and boarding begins at 2:30 and the Triton will leave at 3:00 sharp, so make sure to be on time!

 

 

 

Posted in Local Events
May 16, 2021

San Diego County Fair

2021 San Diego County Fair

 

The San Diego County Fair is back for 2021!  It just wasn't the same last Summer, with no fair.  Luckily, the county somewhat got their #*&! together and it's back.  The only thing is tickets will be limited this year, and available only online.  No tickets will be available for purchase at the actual fairgrounds...  Lame.  

  • The Fair starts on June 11th, 2021, and goes until July 4th, 2021
  • Location is The Del Mar Fairgrounds
  • Hours are 11:00 am - 9:00 pm daily
  • **The fairgrounds will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

To buy tickets online (the only way you can get them this year), go here www.sdfair.com

  • Parking is $12.00
  • Admission is Free for children 5 and younger
  • Admission for all ages, 6+ is $10.00

I've been going to this fair since I was a little kid.  The nogestalia is real for me, and kicks in every time I go.  There are pig races, carousel rides, wild roller coasters and sketchy rides put together by carnies that look like they haven't slept in 7 years.  It's a great time, although there's always a slight chance you may die on one of these rides.

Overall, it's the food for me.  No other time in San Diego can you get a deep fried oreo, bacon dipped in chocolate, or a corn dog the size of your uncle's leg.  Friday's at 5:00 you can usually catch a concert, and all the margaritas you can drink (for $12.00 each of course).   If you're thinking about going, I'd try and pick up some tickets sooner than later, since they'll be limited this year.  

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Local Events
May 16, 2021

Del Mar Racing Season

 

 

Where The Turf Meets The Surf!

 

Start saving your money and prepping your liver, because track season is upon us!  The home of San Diego horse racing is where "the turf meets the surf,"  at the Del Mar Racetrack.  This special and historical event goes way back to 1937, where Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose in the infamous race in 1938.  

Both locals and tourists come from all over to be a part of these races.  There is plenty to eat, drink and it's always fun to place bets on your favorite horses.  If the horses aren't exciting enough for you, the people watching alone should do it.  Believe me, there won't be a dull moment, especially should you decide to come on Opening Day.  This day in particular you'll see people dressed to the nines, huge fancy hats, and all walks of life mixed together having fun.  If I could give you just one tip, it's don't wear anything you wouldn't want a cocktail spilled on.. if you follow me.  

 

  • Opening Day takes place this year on Friday, July 16th, 2021.  Last day of the season is Labor Day, September 6th, 2021.
  • Racing takes place on every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sundays, as well as Labor Day Monday (last day of the season).
  • Most racing days, first post is at 2:00 pm, Friday's is 4:00 pm

 

To get more up to date info, including online betting and all that good stuff, visit www.DelMarRacing.com 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Local Events
May 15, 2021

Local Farmers Market Schedule

I love and go to as many farmers markets as I can attend.  Luckily, here in San Diego, we have a TON of options, and so many to choose from.  You can pretty much pick any day of the week, and you'll be able to find a farmers market.  Do your grocery shopping, and support your local produce vendors, grab a bite of something delicious, or just take a walk and enjoy the sights!  

Below is a list of all the open and active farmers markets at this time.  All, if not almost all have completely re-opened and are ready for your visit.

North County Farmers Market Schedule

 

Monday

Escondido (Welk) Farmers Market

  • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive

Tuesday

Escondido Farmers Market

  • 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 266 East Grand Avenue (at Juniper and Kalima)

 

Mira Mesa Farmers Market

  • 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm (February - October) Opens 2nd Tuesday in February**
  • Closed in January
  • Mira Mesa High School
  • 10510 Reagan Road

 

Wednesday

Carlsbad Farmers Market

  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • 530 Grand Avenue, between Carlsbad Village and Grand

 

Encinitas Station Farmers Market

  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm (May - September)
  • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm (October - April)
  • 620 Vulcan, located in the parking lot of the Pacific Amtrak Coaster stop (corner of Vulcan & E Street)

 

Thursday

Carmel Valley Farmers Market

  • 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Canyon Crest Academy (5951 Village Center Loop)

 

Oceanside Farmers Market (Daytime)

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Pier View Way & Coast Hwy 101

 

Oceanside Farmers Market (Evening)

  • 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tremont and Pier View Way

 

Friday

Rancho Bernardo Winery Farmers Market

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte

 

Saturday

Del Mar Farmers Market

  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 1050 Camino Del Mar (Between 10th and 11th St)

 

La Costa Farmers Market

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • One Maverick Way

 

Vista Farmers Market

  • 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • County Courthouse (325 South Melrose Drive, just South of Hwy 78)

 

Poway Farmers Market

  • 8:00 am - 11:30 am
  • 14134 Midland Road

 

Scripps Ranch Farmers Market

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Corner of Scripps Poway Parkway and Spring Canyon Road

 

Rancho Penasquitos YMCA farmers Market

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • 9400  Fairgrove Lane (at Salmon River Road)

 

Sunday

Escondido Farmers Market

  • 10:30 - 3:30 pm
  • 12655 Sunset Drive

 

Encinitas / Leucadia Farmers Market

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Paul Ecke Elementary (185 Union Street)

 

Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market

  • 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Del Rayo Village (16079 San Dieguito Road)

 

Solana Beach Farmers Market

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 401 South Cedros Avenue

 

Which farmers market is your favorite?  If I missed any, please let me know in the comments below, and I'll add it!  

 

 

San Diego Farmers Market Schedule

 

Tuesday

UCSD / La Jolla Farmers Market

  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (September - June) **Closed July - Agust
  • 9500 Gilman Drive (next to the UCSD bookstore on Lyman Lane and Gilman Drive)

 

Coronado Farmers Market

  • 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 1201 First Drive (at B Avenue, Ferry Landing)

 

Pacific Beach Farmers Market

  • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm (September - May)
  • 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm (June - August)
  • Bayard Street (from Garnet Avenue to Grand Avenue, to Hornblend Street)

 

Chula Vista/Otay Ranch Farmers Market

  • 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Winter hours are 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
  • 2015 Birch Road and Eastlake Blvd.z

 

Wednesday

Little Italy Farmers Market

  • 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • 501 West Date Street (from Kettner Blvd to Front Street)

 

Ocean Beach Farmers Market

  • 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm (October - March)
  • 4900 Newport Avenue (between Cable & Bacon Street)

 

Santee Farmers Market

  • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (March - October)
  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (November - February)
  • 9608 Carlton Hills Blvd. (Corner of Mast and Carlton Hills Blvd)

 

Thursday

North Park Farmers Market

  • 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • 2900 North park Way (From 30th Street to Granada Avenue)

 

Linda Vista Farmers Market

  • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (March - August)
  • 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm (September - February)
  • Linda Vista Plaza Shopping Center
  • 6931 Linda Vista Road

 

Lemon Grove Farmers Market

  • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • 2885 Lemon Grove Avenue (at VFW Post 2082)

 

Friday

La Mesa Village Farmers Market

  • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • La Mesa Blvd. (Between Palm Avenue and Allison Avenue)

 

Borrego Springs Farmers Market

  • 7:00 am - 12:00 pm (November - April)
  • 7:00 am - 10:00 am (May - October)
  • Christmas Circle
  • 700 Palm Canyon Drive & Borrego Springs Road

 

Imperial Beach Farmers Market

  • 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm (April - October)
  • 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm (November - March)
  • Imperial Beach Pier
  • 10 Evergreen Ave

 

Saturday

Downtown/Gaslamp Farmers Market

  • Dockside Fish Market*
  • 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Fish Harbor Pier (Between USS Midway and Seaport Village)

 

City Heights Farmers Market

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • On Wightman Street (Between Fairmount and 43rd Street)

 

Little Italy Farmers Market

  • 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • 501 West Date Street (From Kettner Blvd. to Front Street)

 

Pacific Beach Farmers Market

  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 4150 Mission Blvd. (Between Reed and Pacific Beach Blvd.)

 

Sunday

Gaslamp Artisan Market

  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • On Fifth Avenue, Between Market Street and J Street

 

Hillcrest Farmers Market

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • 3960 Normal Street (at Lincoln, between Lincoln and University Avenue)

 

La Jolla Farmers Market

  • 9:00 am - 1:30 am
  • 7300 Block of Girard Avenue and Genter Street

 

Which farmers market is your favorite?  If I missed any, please let me know in the comments below, and I'll add it!  

Posted in Local Events
May 15, 2021

Tour DJ Avicii's Hollywood Home

Perched high above the famous Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA, is this McClean Design masterpiece.  Nestled within the coveted and celebrity-studded "Bird-Streets" neighborhood of LA, sits the former home of DJ Avicii, on Blue Jay Way.  

 

 

Posted in Celebrity Homes
July 31, 2017

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Posted in Market Updates