Category Archives: San Diego County

North County and San Diego County Events – January 2017

North County and San Diego County Events - January 2017

Lux Art Institute Xawery WolskiLux Art Institute Welcomes Resident Artist Xawery Wolski
January 1 – 7
Location: Encinitas, Lux Art Institute, 1550 South El Camino Real

Xawery Wolski was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1960 and currently lives and works in Mexico City. Educated both stateside and abroad, Wolski’s work has been exhibited internationally and is included in the permanent collections of Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (Paris, France), National Library of France (Paris), Mordena Museet (Stockholm, Sweeden), and Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, among others.

Wolski’s residency provides him the perfect opportunity to produce a new sculptural work related to the idea of a dress, a consistent sculptural theme within his work. The concept of the dress continues to fascinate Wolski, and Lux’s locality would allow him to utilize his favorite material— local clay that gives rise to terra cotta. His new piece created in residence will be the creation of several hundreds of elements—dried, fired, sewn together using strong thread into the form of a dress. Once complete, this piece would accompany the other works on display, thereby representing Wolski’s practice that is informed by travel. This addition would also act as a link between the exhibited works that were inspired by his trips to Poland, India, France, Mexico, Thailand, Peru, Italy, and Myanmar, among others. Currently, the United States of America is missing from this link, and Wolski’s residency piece will bind the US to his oeuvre.

The Artist Pavilion is open 1:00 to 5:00 pm Thursday and Friday and 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday.


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December 2016 San Diego County Real Estate Report and Interest Rates

December 2016 San Diego County Real Estate ReportThe Fed hiked interest rates by .25 percent this week and expect continued increases in 2017. With rising interest rates and prices already putting pressure on affordability, what’s in store for the future? Here are predictions from eight real estate experts.

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North County and San Diego County Events – December 2016

North County and San Diego County Events - December 2016

LEGOLAND Holiday Snow DaysLEGOLAND Holiday Snow Days and Winter Nights
November 25 – January 1
Location: Carlsbad, One LEGOLAND Dr.

Experience the magic of the Holidays at LEGOLAND with music, twinkling lights and nightly snow fall in Heartlake City. Enjoy live entertainment with LEGO Friends Live and a life-sized LEGO Brick Santa and Reindeer make the perfect family photo.


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November 2016 San Diego County Real Estate Report and Interest Rates

November 2016 San Diego County Real Estate ReportNow that the election is finally over, what will Trump’s presidency mean to San Diego County real estate? No one really knows, but The San Diego Union-Tribune published an interesting article today citing higher mortgage interest rates and possible regulation cuts.

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North County and San Diego County Events – November 2016

North County and San Diego County Events - November 2016

Dia de los MuertosDía de los Muertos
November 1
6:00 PM
Location: Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd.

Come and celebrate el Día de los Muertos with art, ballet folklórico and more! This year we celebrate our 21st annual Festival, and 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. We will also have live music by Cumbia Machin, Mariachi Divinas, and Ritmos del Tiempo. For the children, we will have face painting, arts & crafts, and more. Food and handmade goods will be available for purchase.

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 2016 San Diego County Real Estate Report and Interest Rates

San Diego County Real Estate ReportPrices in San Diego County and in North County did not change compared to the previous month, but did go up substantially over the last year. Inventory, which should be growing this time of year, is continuing to decrease.

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North County and San Diego County Events – October 2016

North County and San Diego County Events - October 2016North County and San Diego County Events – October 2016 are tons of fun, especially if you’re a kid! There are haunted houses, candy and more candy, and a month of free museum, zoo and Safari Park admissions. There’s no shortage of adult entertainment either with festivals, concerts, shows and lots of food. Of course, we have bike rides and runs to help burn off all that great food and drink.


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September 2016 San Diego County Real Estate Report and Interest Rates

San Diego County Real Estate ReportCountywide, August saw an upturn in pending and closed sales over the previous month. There was no change in the median sales price compared to July, but a 7.4 percent increase over the previous year. Inventory is staying tight with a scant 2.3 months’ supply of housing on the market.

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North County and San Diego County Events – September 2016

San Diego County Events September 2016North County and San Diego County Events – September 2016 include something for everyone. There’s plenty to see like the Miramar Air Show, a rodeo, a powwow, and music, Greek, and art festivals. There’s plenty to do with runs, bike tours, and swims. And if all that activity leaves you hungry and thirsty, no problem. September offers great food and drink too.


46th Annual Barona Powwow46th Annual Barona Powwow
September 2 – 4
Location: Barona Indian Reservation, Barona Sports Park

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!


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August 2016 San Diego County Real Estate Report and Interest Rates

August 2016 San Diego County Real Estate ReportThe market slowed down in July with fewer pending and closed sales compared to June. But because there were also fewer new listings, inventory stayed at a very low 2.4 months’ supply countywide.

Real Estate Report

This low inventory continues to keep pressure on home prices in San Diego and North San Diego County. A lack of resale homes, rising prices and a dearth of middle- and low- income building is causing a housing crisis for both buyers and renters. It is hitting the middle class especially hard.

KPBS™ interviewed Matt Adams, vice president of San Diego’s Building Industry Association. He says new housing is creating an “hourglass” market by building more homes for people at the top and bottom of the economic ladder, but few for people in the middle.

Interest Rates

Market Updates

Click on the links below to read the full housing statistics reports.

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