North County and San Diego Events December 2017

North County and San Diego Events December 2017

LEGOLAND Holiday Snow DaysLEGOLAND Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights
November 18 – January 1
Location: Carlsbad, One LEGOLAND Dr.

Experience the magic of the Holidays at LEGOLAND® with music, twinkling lights and the world’s largest LEGO® Christmas Tree. Enjoy live entertainment with LEGO Friends Live in Heartlake City, Santa’s elves singing in Fun town and a life-sized LEGO Brick Santa and Reindeer that make the perfect family photo.


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November 2017 San Diego Housing Market Report

November 2017 San Diego Housing Market Report

The November 2017 San Diego Housing Market Report shows a slight slowdown. That being said, San Diego still ranked fourth on the hottest U.S. markets list from realtor.com® for October.

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San Diego’s Most Expensive Homes

San Diego's most expensive homes
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San Diego County has some pretty pricey real estate. Our great climate and beautiful coastline make this an incredible place to live. What are San Diego’s most expensive homes? Here are the top eight currently up for sale. What makes these eight homes such high-ticket items? How about ocean front locations, hundreds of acres, garages that hold 30 cars, and enough square footage for all of the horses in the Breeder’s Cup plus their riders and grooms.

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Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars and) Sense

Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars and) Sense

Turn on the television or scroll through Facebook, and chances are you’ll see at least one advertisement that promises to teach you how to “get rich quick” through real estate investing. The truth is, much of what they’re selling are high-risk tactics that aren’t a good fit for the average investor. However, there is a way to make steady, predictable, low-risk income through real estate investing. In this blog post, I’ll examine the tried-and-true tactics you can use to increase your income, pay off debt, even fund your retirement!

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North County and San Diego Events November 2017

North County and San Diego Events November 2017

Dia de los MuertosDía de los Muertos
November 1
6 PM
Location: Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd.

Come and celebrate el Día de los Muertos with art, ballet folklórico and more! This year the California Center for the Arts, Escondido celebrates our 22nd annual Festival. It is going to be better than ever. As always, attendees will be able to create altars to remember lost loved ones in a special area created by artist Eloy Tarcisio. For the children, we will have face painting, arts and crafts, and more. Food and handmade goods will be available for purchase.

This year’s festival includes a live performance in the Concert Hall by Selena Tribute Band Como la Flor. Don’t forget to stop by an altar to Selena created by artist Daniel Martinez that will be on display at the Center until November 17, 2017. Participate in our Selena Singing Contest!

We also have events from November 2 through 4 for you to celebrate. On November 2, paint a master copy of Diego Rivera’s The Flower Seller. Then on November 3, celebrate the 20th anniversary of the iconic film Selena. Finally, on November 4, experience the history of Mexico on stage with Folklor.

The festival begins at 6:00 pm and is free and open to the public. Altar space will not be available until 6:00 pm, but early arrival is strongly recommended. Guests will not need a ticket to enjoy the festival.


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October 2017 San Diego Housing Market Report

October 2017 San Diego Housing Market Report

The October 2017 San Diego Housing Market Report is showing strong year-over price increases, and a continued drop in the number of new listings and sales compared to 2016. Despite our lack of inventory, the San Diego County market moved up to number five on the hottest U.S. markets list from realtor.com® for September.

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Protect Your Credit

Protect Your Credit

Equifax, one of the “Big Three” credit bureaus recently announced that a massive hack has exposed the personal information of up to 143 million people. To add perspective to that statement, that is about two-thirds of American credit card holders or close to half the population of the United States. Equifax did not notify people to tell them they were victims. Because of this, it’s up to you to protect your credit and keep thieves from stealing your identity.

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15 Unique Halloween Homes

Not sure how you are going to decorate for Halloween this year? Looking for some creative ideas? Here are 15 unique Halloween homes that might help clear those cobwebs from your head.

BATS IN THE BELFRY

 
bats in the belfry
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Okay, not in the belfry, but all over the front door. Just cut out your bats with black poster board and attach them using damage-free poster strips.

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North County and San Diego Events October 2017

North County and San Diego Events October 2017

Super Hero Obstacle RunSuper Hero Obstacle Run
October 1
8 – 11 AM
Location: Carlsbad, Alga Norte Community Park, 6565 Alicante Rd.

Dress up like your favorite super hero at the City of Carlsbad’s Super Hero Obstacle Race at Alga Norte Community Park. Parents and children run together through a super hero themed 2K obstacle course. Participants must be 4 years and older. Groups will be launched every 10 mins. The race will take approximately one hour to complete. You can pick a start time that works for you.

Defeat villains while leaping over tall buildings, crawl through toxic tunnels and navigate 20 obstacles throughout the park. Conquer inflatable mazes and slides, wrecking balls, tights ropes, web crawlers and other obstacles along the way.

Participants will receive race logoed superhero cape, bib number and finishing medal. Cost is $25 per participant. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.


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September 2017 San Diego County Real Estate Report and Interest Rates

September 2017 San Diego County Real Estate ReportThe September 2017 San Diego County Real Estate Report continues to indicate strong price increases, fewer sales, and even fewer homes coming on the market. The real estate news magazine first tuesday Journal predicts that once San Diego makes a full job recovery in 2018, real estate sales volume will rise and peak in 2020 or 2021.

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