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February is Museum Month!
San Diego Museum Month, presented by Macy’s, returns in February, 2011.Pick up Free Museum tickets at any Macy’s store in San Diego for the month of Febuary.
Come out to Coronado for the Inaugural Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K. This flat…
Sun, Feb 13
Traditions from Spain – paella with seafood, and paella with chicken and…
Savory Deli & Market
San Diego, CA
Sat, Feb 12
The one day Baja California Lobster Culinary Tour takes you from San Diego to…
Sun, Feb 20
Olympic Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek and Silver Medalist Sasha Cohen will be…
Take advantage of whale watching season during the annual migration of the…
Tue, Feb 8
Circus Vargas presents an entirely new show for 2011, under our Big Top Tent!…
Balboa Park, Presidents Lawn
San Diego, CA
Thu, Feb 10
Sat, Feb 19
It is a four-course sit-down dinner in which each guest is allowed to choose…
Mon, Feb 14
Get into blockbuster thrills. Go behind-the-scenes on the world-famous Studio…
Sat, Feb 12
Emma, a timeless love story from one of the most widely read writers of all…
See The Wizard Of Oz at San Diego Civic Theatre in San Diego. The musical…
Tue, Feb 15
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Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit at the FREE Chinese New Year Fair in San…
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
San Diego, CA
Sat, Feb 12 10:00 Am
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As most San Diegans know, local housing prices rose and fell far in advance of most of the country. But what they may not know is that it seems our home town has become one of the leaders in an “infant” housing recovery.
To be sure, San Diego Real Estate is still a real “mixed bag” these days but Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Home Price Index for November 09’ showed area prices up nearly 0.4% from both Oct 09’ and Nov 08’. (the report has a 60 day lag period) As such, we were one of only four areas nationally to see an upturn beginning late last year with the others being Dallas, Denver and San Francisco. Additionally, the local index has risen steadily since hitting its low in April of 09’ which adds to the good news.
However, the 20 metro areas in the index were collectively down over the same period. That news should add more than a bit of caution to the good news since any recovery could not be seen as being broad-based. Adding to the “seesaw” effect is the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s price index, which is up 0.7% from October to November and is based on mortgage financing. And still another factor to consider is that in the months following last year’s $8,000, federal 1st time home buyer credit, overall sales predictably softened up.
With the “hangover” effect from that buyer credit having run its course, it’s my opinion that what we see going forward from here should be the market naturally finding its own way and the effort for the market to build a reliable base continuing to have its ups & downs . And of course, what that means to you still has more to do with your own personal situation than anything else.
For instance, I work with a number of investors who have noted a change in the market going back to the spring of 09’ while my clients who bought or sold a home for themselves have experienced things very differently. No matter which group you might fall into, stay informed. Check this blog for the latest news or use the tools on my website www.oldecarlsbadrealty.com . From there you can check the latest mortgage rates, homes available for sale in San Diego, the value of your own home and more. If you need help beyond what you find on my sight then please give me a call and I’ll be happy to follow up.
Paul R. Morales, Realtor
Serving all of Southern California
When you think of quality of life in a new home, you should know about Neighborhood Watch. Communities in and around Rancho Bernardo, have a strong, mature Neighborhood Watch (NW) program. This is an organization of volunteers who keep a vigilant eye on their own neighborhoods, who is coming and going, who belongs here and who doesn’t. When there is smoke, they call the firehouse. When there’s a report of suspicious strangers they alert the police or Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP). When scampsters go door to door attempting to gain entry or sell bogus services, like awnings, windows, solar panels, word goes out to caution residents. Recently, a six year old went missing and dozens of neighbors were instantly mobilied. The boy was found sleeping at home, thankfully, but it was a reassuring demonstration.
The way the NW system works is that each block has a Block Captain. That person collects contact info for each resident on the block, and submits it to RSVP, which resides at the police storefront above the RB Library. When there is an emergency, such as a water main break or fire, the RSVP advises the emergency responders about who lives in each house affected. Are their pets? Elderly or disabled residents who may need an escort? Small children? Or, if one of those residents is no longer living there. Emergency Responders often waste valuable time searching for a pet or resident, who may have moved away. It is imperative that the contact sheets be kept up to date. I know my kids have moved in and out over the years!
Here’s the team that keeps you safe:
- Block Captains (BC) are responsible for usually one block, and co-ordinated by an
- Area Co-ordinator (AC). AC’s may have one or many blocks to oversee, according to availability of volunteers. These AC’s all co-ordinate with the
- District Co-ordinator (DC) who in turn reports to the
- Neighborhood Watch Director. Currently, that person is Valerie Brown of RB United, the agency that assists after the fire families, and Emergency Preparedness, called CERT. She may be reached at (858) 485-8502. The NW program is governed by the
- SD Police Department and SD Fire Dept. for CERT.
Take charge of your quality of life, your safety and well being. Get involved! It can take as little or as much of your time as you’d like to give! If I may assist in any way, please contact me at 619-871-9333, [email protected], or www.NancyCanfield.com
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Here’s the Business Networking Radio segment that featured an interview with Steve Rodgers, President and Owner/Partner of Exclusive Properties on Wednesday January 19th.Steve was invited by Jesse Lipscomb to wsradio.com to discuss the current local and national state of the real estate industry.
Real Estate in America’s Finest City is back! On December 11, 2010 Zillow estimated year-end values for all homes was $378.5 billion in San Diego which is up $10.2 billion from 2009! At 2.7 percent, San Diego showed the biggest rise in the top 20 and ranked 14th among all 129 markets ranked! The US national numbers showed a 7% decrease year over year.
This is excelent news for San Diego home owners and a call to action for potential home buyers! As value increases, we are bound to see a shift from the current “buyers market” into a “sellers market.”
For the full article, visit www.SanDiegoGreatHomes.com.