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November 3rd, 2014 at 10:00 am

When:
Saturday, November 8, 5 – 10 p.m.

Where:
Hangar 8 at Santa Monica Airport
2900 31st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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October 31st, 2014 at 10:30 am

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Author: Guillian Flyn
Photography: Robert Benson
Information provided by: Riviera San Diego

Less than two hours from the San Diego border, this vast, craggy valley is not just a hotbed for foodies and the sip-and-swirl set. With a muy tranquilo vibe, it’s the ideal place for instantly slipping into vacation mode, winding along dirt roads to indulge in one-of-a-kind outdoor dining and dream-big architecture that embraces the land. You can even take off on a helicopter to the ultimate hilltop picnic. “We are making history as we speak,” says Fernando Perez Castro, a vintner. Consider this your lesson—splash of flinty rosé included.

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“Right now there is this boom in Mexican wine,” says Fernando Perez Castro, owner of Hacienda La Lomita, one of the valley’s next-level wineries helping to produce the region’s 2 million cases annually. “A new generation is stepping up the quality,” says Castro, cradling a 100 percent grenache. The winery just added a new alfresco eatery, TrasLomita, and a VIP tasting room.
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October 30th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

With a goal of donating 777 pounds of food to the San Diego Food Bank, Candi DeMoura is hoping to bring luck and good cheer into the lives of some deserving San Diego families. DeMoura is currently accepting donations at her weekly open houses for the food drive which runs until December 22. Information about drop-off locations can be found on her website.

“I would like to thank everyone that donated last year! The 390 pounds of food we raised allowed for 325 meals to be provided for people in need,” said DeMoura.
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October 30th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Recent data from the Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® indicate that home sales continued to increase in September. Throughout the month, sold listings varied by about 2 percent. Sales of single-family resale homes decreased by 2 percent in September compared to August, but sales of condo/townhouses increased by 2 percent.

The inventory in the market continued to steady with about three months’ worth of active listings; six months is considered a healthy-market inventory level. Overall, San Diego continues to be one of the best performing markets with homes spending an average of 40 days on the market. Real estate continues to move quickly when priced fairly.

Below is a summary comparing September 2014 to September 2013 provided by the Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS.

September 2014 vs, September 2013

Total Sold Listings

  • Single-family: 1% decrease

September 2014 = 1,728

September 2013 = 1,742

  • Condos/Townhomes: 4% decrease

September 2014 = 865

September 2013 = 901
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October 29th, 2014 at 11:00 am

What:
Join real estate and financial services professional for the fourth annual Women in Real Estate Conference on Nov. 5. The conference is hosted by the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate and featured keynote speaker Jean Kane, CEO of Welsh & Colliers International and the 2014 executive chairman of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. Bess Wakeman and Jones Lang LaSalle will moderate a panel focused on the milliennial generation and how they will impact real estate markets and opportunities. Panelists include Kimberly Chanelle Clark, associate at Voit Real Estate Services; Daniele Horton, founder and principal of Verdani Partners; Melissa Scofield, associate of CBRE; and Kelly Souza, senior vice president and manager of the Wells Fargo Commercial Real Estate office in San Diego.

When:
November 5
7:30 a.m. – breakfast and networking
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. – conference
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