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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Make Your Next Move Trouble-Free

Make Your Next Move Trouble-Free

An efficient, well-managed move not only saves you time and money, but it also can make the transition to your new home easier and more pleasant for your family. Here are 10 proven tips to help make your next move trouble-free from start to finish:

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17 Top Apps for Homeowners and Renters

17 Top Apps for Homeowners and Renters

Over three-quarters of Americans own smartphones. We check them on average 46 times per day whether it’s a Facebook notification or a Snap, a work email or a text. But with apps, there’s so much more those smartphones can do. Here are 17 top apps for homeowners and renters. Whether you’re looking to remodel, buy, sell, or rent, these apps will help you get inspired, informed, organized, and back on budget.

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North County and San Diego Events – September 2017

North County and San Diego Events - September 2017

Annual Barona Powwow47th Annual Barona Powwow
September 1 – 3
Location: Lakeside, Barona Sports Park, 1095 Barona Rd

Join the Barona Band of Mission Indians for a weekend of dancing and dress contests, camping, drums and cultural immersion. Dancers will be competing for over $60,000 in prize money! Plenty of parking, delicious food vendors and so much more make this the perfect family celebration!


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August 2017 San Diego County Real Estate Report and Interest Rates

August 2017 San Diego County Real Estate ReportThe August 2017 San Diego County Real Estate Report shows the same trends we’ve been watching for a while, strong price increases, fewer sales, and even fewer homes coming on the market. Although some have brought up the disturbing idea of a housing bubble, most experts don’t see a bubble in our near future.

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North County and San Diego County Events – August 2017

North County and San Diego County Events - August 2017

Del Mar Racing SeasonDel Mar Racing Season
August 1 – September 4
Location: Del Mar, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd

San Diego horse racing takes place where the “turf meets the surf” at the Del Mar Racetrack. Fans flock to the track each summer to wager on their favorite horses during the popular, annual Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing season, mid-July through early-September. Be part of the magic and nostalgia of this long-time horse race tradition dating back to 1937 when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose in the infamous race in 1938. This season features the nation’s top race horses, trainers and jockeys, and plenty of fun in the sun.

Don’t miss the Del Mar Summer Concert Series. Concerts are free with racetrack admission purchased prior to the last race.


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How to Do a Home Valuation and Get Top Dollar

How to Do a Home Valuation and Get Top Dollar

Understanding a home’s true market value is about more than pictures, software assessments and price-per-square-foot. Whether you’re a current homeowner thinking of selling or are house-hunting, it’s crucial you understand what factors affect home valuation. By partnering with a local market expert, sellers will avoid pricing their house out of the market (the kiss of death in real estate) while still getting top dollar. Buyers will ensure they get a good deal on their next home.

So, how do you accurately calculate a home’s value? After all, the value a home is assigned by the tax assessor and the one it’s given when it’s listed are often dramatically different from one another. Which one is accurate and what does it all mean? Read on to learn more.

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July 2017 San Diego County Real Estate Report and Interest Rates

July 2017 San Diego County Real Estate ReportThe July 2017 San Diego County Real Estate Report shows that, unlike some parts of the country, the San Diego County real estate market has not slowed down. In fact, year-over median sales prices increased countywide by 11 percent in June. The number of closed sales has dropped, but this is due to a continued lack of inventory.

San Diego County’s housing market has recovered with the median sales price exceeding 2005’s high in May this year. If you’re a homeowner, that’s wonderful news. It you are looking to buy, it’s not as scary as it sounds because when you adjust for inflation, we are still well below pre-recession highs. Only about one-third of the country has seen this recovery.

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What’s Your Home Buying Power?

What's Your Home Buying Power?

If you’re in the market for a new home or investment property, one of the first questions you’ll probably ask is, “What can we afford?” To answer this question, you must look at more than just the asking price of a home. You need to understand what your total buying power is, and the factors that will affect it.

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