We’re back with our Home Buying 101 Series and it’s time to wrap up disclosures! Last time, I discussed the various disclosures that a seller provides to a buyer. We’re now going to review the disclosures that are given to the buyer AND the seller by the brokerages or agents who represent them. Let’s jump right in, shall we?

One of the very first documents that a buyer or seller receives is an AD (Disclosure Regarding Real Estate Agency Relationship). This form discusses what an agent’s obligations are to each party involved in the transaction. It also covers the responsibilities that are required if an agent is representing both parties (dual agency). Additionally, this document states that a buyer or seller should contact a competent professional for legal or tax advice.

Next up is the Affiliated Business Arrangement Disclosure. This form makes the buyer or seller aware of any third parties involved in the transaction. This could be anyone from an insurance company to an escrow company to a home warranty company.

A buyer will also receive an MCA (Market Condition Advisory). I call this the “cooling-off form”. Sometimes, in the frenzy of multiple offers, a buyer will give away their contingencies just so they can get the property. However, giving this form to a buyer as they’re writing an offer helps them really consider what they’re doing. The MCA goes over market conditions and the potential risks in those changing conditions. It also talks about buyers writing non-contingent offers, the dos and don’ts of a loan, appraisals and inspection contingencies. This form also advises sellers on the value of a property and how an agent will give them comparable homes that have sold in the area, but it is ultimately up to them to decide at what price to list their property.

The PRBS (Possible Representation of More Than One Buyer or Seller-Disclosure and Consent) discloses how a brokerage represents many different buyers and sellers and the impact that has on either party. It discusses dual agency again, and also lets buyers know their offer may not be confidential. Unfortunately, hackers and scammers are alive and well. Because unsuspecting buyers have unknowingly wired funds to hackers and scammers, we now have to make buyers aware that they need to confirm wiring instructions with their escrow office, using the WFA (Wire Fraud Advisory).

The SBSA (Statewide Buyer and Seller Advisory) is generally signed with the purchase agreement or shortly thereafter. It is a 57-paragraph, 12-page document that educates the buyer and seller on what they should be aware of in the purchase or sale of a home.

Hang tight, we’re almost there!

There are two final disclosures that happen during the buyer-contingency period of a transaction. The first disclosure is the LAD (Local Area Disclosures for San Diego County.) This document discloses numerous things to a buyer, like if the home is in a flight path.

The final disclosure form given separately by the buyer’s agent and listing agent is an AVID (Agent Visual Inspection Disclosure.) This form is exactly what it sounds like. The agent walks through the home and writes down anything that he or she visually sees, hears, or smells at the property. Note: This is not to replace a home inspection by a qualified CREA-certified home inspector. The agent will generally note things like stains in the carpet, scuffs in paint, or it could note that the seller installed new flooring in the living room, etc.

Well, that’s it, can you believe it? Of course, in the real estate world, laws and forms change often and can affect the process. By this time next year, there will be additional changes – guaranteed! This is why it’s important for both buyers and sellers to work with an agent who treats their real estate career as a business. It’s not a hobby, or a way to make extra cash while working another job. Your largest purchase should be facilitated by someone who knows the law and has their hand on the pulse of the current market. In other words, you want an agent who is focused on real estate!

In the coming months, we’ll have experts from title and escrow companies inform you about what goes on in their world during a home purchase. If you missed out on the other posts in our Home Buying 101 Series, you can revisit them here: Preparation is Key, Navigating the Waters of House Hunting, Offer Writing and Negotiating, You’re in Escrow! and Disclosures, Disclosures, Disclosures.

In the meantime, if you’re considering buying or selling this year or next, it’s never too early to seek the advice of a real estate professional and lender. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me at 619.405.7673 or homes@livininsd.com.


ABC Tree Farms Pick of the Patch | Oct. 4-31
2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista

Sunday-Thursday 10AM-9PM, Friday-Saturday 10AM-9:30PM
408.393.6303 | www.abctreefarms.net

Bates Nut Farm | Sept. 21-Oct. 31
15954 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center

Monday-Friday 9AM-5:30PM, Saturday-Sunday 8:30AM-6PM
760.749.3333 | www.batesnutfarm.biz

Boomont & Fall Fest | Oct. 1-Nov. 30
Belmont Park: 3146 Mission Boulevard, San Diego

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 31st & Nov. 12th 5-10PM
858.228.9283 | www.belmontpark.com

Carlsbad Pumpkin Patch | Sept. 27-Oct. 31
Cannon Road and Interstate 5

Friday-Sunday 9AM-7PM
760.603.9608 | www.carlsbadstrawberrycompany.com

Coronado Pumpkin Patch | Oct. 17-31
Coronado Ferry Landing

See website for schedule.

Harbour Farm & Vineyard | Oct. 5-31
3326 Highway 67, Ramona

Pumpkin Patch & Festival: Saturday & Sunday 10AM-6:30PM
Pumpkin Patch Only: Monday-Friday 10AM-6:30PM
619.261.9697 | www.harbourfarm.com

Julian Mining Company | Sept. 21-Oct. 31
4444 Hwy. 78, Wynola, Julian

Saturday-Sunday 10AM-5PM, Sunday 12-5PM
951.312.9940 | www.julianminingcompany.com

Lavender Hill Pumpkin Farm | Sept. 27-Oct. 31
1509 East Mission Road, Fallbrook

Friday 2-5PM, Saturday-Sunday 10AM-5PM, Oct. 31 2-5PM
760.715.8495 | www.lavenderhillpumpkins.com

Mr. Jack O Lanterns Pumpkins | Oct. 5-31
801 Pearl Street, La Jolla

Monday-Thursday 11AM-8PM, Friday 11AM-9PM, Saturday-Sunday 10AM-9PM
844.452.2567 | www.mrjackolanternspumpkins.com

Mtn. Valley Ranch Pumpkin Patch | Sept. 28-Oct. 31
842 Hwy 78, Ramona, Daily 9AM-6PM

760.788.8703 | www.mountainvalleyranch.com

Oma’s Pumpkin Patch | Sept. 24-Oct. 31
14950 El Monte Road, Lakeside Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-7PM

619.390.2929 | www.omaspumpkinpatch.com

Palomar Pumpkin Polar Palooza | Oct. 3-31
1200 Laurel Tree Lane, Carlsbad

Monday-Thursday 11AM-8PM, Friday-Sunday 9AM-9PM
619.216.0199 | www.pumpkinpolarpalooza.com 

PB Pumpkin Patch | Oct. 1-31
870 Garnet Ave., San Diego

Monday-Friday 10AM-10PM, Saturday & Sunday 8AM-10PM
858.483.0329 | www.pbpumpkinpatch.com

Pumpkin Express | Oct. 5-27
The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum: 750 Depot Street, Campo

Saturday-Sunday: Departures at 11AM, 1:15PM & 3PM
619.478.9937 | http://www.psrm.org/pumpkin

Summers Past Farms | Oct. 1-31
15602 Olde Hwy. 80, Flinn Springs

Thursday-Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 10AM-5PM
619.390.1523 | www.summerspastfarms.com

The Farm Stand West | Oct. 1-31
Farm Stand West: 2115 Miller Avenue, Escondido

Frans Original Farm Stand: 1980 Summit Drive, Escondido
Daily 10AM-6PM 760.738.9014 | www.thefarmstandwest.com

The Great Annual Pumpkin Festival | Oct. 1-31
5178 Japatul Spur, Alpine

Tuesday-Sunday 10AM-5PM Reservations Required
619.320.4942 | www.childrensnatureretreat.org

Toms Adventures Pumpkin Patch | Oct. 1-31
10510 Marauder Way, San Diego

204 East Via Rancho Parkway, Escondido
1430 E. Vista Way, Vista
1360 Discovery Street, San Marcos
Mon.-Thur. 12-8pm, Fri. 12-9pm, Sat, 9am-9pm, Sun. 9am-8pm
760.484.2437 | www.tomsadventuresllc.com

Waterfront Park Pumpkin Patch | Oct. 27
1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego 11AM-2PM

619.232.7275 | www.sdparks.org

Bonita Pumpkin Farm Pumpkin Station | Oct. 1-31
5354 Sweetwater Road, Bonita

Oct. 1-13 9AM-6PM, Oct. 14-31 9AM-9PM

Del Mar Pumpkin Station | Sept. 27-Oct. 31
15555 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar

Sunday-Thursday 9AM-7PM, Friday & Saturday 9AM-9PM

Mission Valley Pumpkin Station | Sept. 27-Oct. 31
1640 1/2 Camino Del Rio North, San Diego

Monday-Thursday 11AM-9PM, Friday-Sunday 9AM-9PM

National City Pumpkin Station | Sept. 27-Oct. 31
3030 Plaza Bonita Road, National City

Monday-Friday 1-9PM, Saturday & Sunday 11AM-10PM

Ranch Bernardo Farm Pumpkin Station | Oct. 1-31
13421 Highland Valley Road, Escondido

Daily 9AM-6PM


El Cajon Oktoberfest | October 4-6
A family-friendly festival promoting traditional German culture, including entertainment provided by our popular band Guggenbach-Buam. Enjoy folk dances, games, contests, vendor booths and craft stands, and Kids Zone! 
Time/Place: South Mollison Avenue  
Taste of Mission Hills | October 2
25 participating purveyors of delicious tastes, including long established and very new arrivals. 
Time/Place: 5-9pm / Various locations throughout Mission Hills 
Contact: 619-559-9502 / www.missionhillsbid.com/taste
La Mesa Oktoberfest | October 4-6
Hundreds of exhibitors, family friendly activities, German food, music, dancing, games and, of course, beer. Entertainment and fun activities for kids of all ages. 
Time/Place: Fri 4-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-6pm / La Mesa Village 
Contact: www.lamesaoktoberfest.org 
Carlsbad Oktoberfest | October 5
The Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest, a fall tradition, will bring thousands of people to enjoy German food (and beer!), live music and entertainment for children. 
Time/Place: 12-9pm / Holiday Park  
Pacific BeachFest | October 5
A fish taco contest, surf competition, beach volleyball, craft beer, kids activities and music! 
Time/Place: 8am-7pm / Pacific Beach Boardwalk  
STOCKZILLA | October 5-6
3,500 pounds of Catfish. Every Lake (1-7) will be stocked. You do not need a state fishing license, just a permit from the General Store. Adults $10, Jrs. & Seniors $6, and extra pole stamps $4. 
Time/Place: 6am-6pm / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve 
Contact: 619-596-3141 / www.santeelakes.com
Taste of Rancho Santa Fe | October 6
More than 700 guests will enjoy a feast from Rancho Santa Fe’s most celebrated restaurants, Napa Valley and Sonoma wineries, breweries and other beverage vendors! 
Time/Place: 4-7pm / The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe  
Rancho Santa Fe Oktoberfest | October 6
Beer, brats, polka band, auction, raffle and kids zone activities. This fundraiser will help Inspire, The Foundation for Education get one step closer to opening the new Carmel Valley Campus. $45 Adults / Under 12 FREE Admission. 
Time/Place: 2-6pm / Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club  
Taste of Coronado | October 10
Enjoy amazing bites prepared by our local chefs. 
Time/Place: 5-9pm / Coronado Historical Association, Coronado Museum of History & Art 
Contact: www.atasteofcoronado.com
Ocean Beach Oktoberfest | October 11-12
A two-day, eclectic, beach-side festival with a variety of exciting activities, contests and entertainment. 
Time/Place: Fri 3-11pm, Sat 9am-11pm / Newport Ave & Abbott St  
Contact: www.oboktoberfest.com
Polish Festival | October 11-13
Performances by Polish folk dancers and various musical bands. Delicious polish food and the best genuine imported polish beer. 
Time/Place: St. Maximilian Kolbe Polish Roman Catholic Mission: 1735 Grand
Contact: www.polishmission.org
Carmel Valley Trail 5K, 10K and 15K | October 12
A combination of single track and dirt service road trails through beautiful open spaces. 
Time/Place: 6-10:30am / Torrey Highlands Community Park 
Contact: www.enduranceraceseries.com/carmel-valley
Taste of North Park | October 12
Enjoy 50+ food tastes from some of San Diego’s best restaurants and craft beer samples from 15 local brewers. 
Time/Place: 11am-3pm / University Ave & 30th St 
Contact: 619-294-2501 / www.northparkmainstreet.com
La Jolla Art & Wine Festival | October 12-13
Over 150 juried artists from around the globe, 3D chalk art displays, interactive art murals, non-stop live music, family art center, roving entertainment, gourmet food court, and a wine, craft beer, and spirits garden featuring local brews, distilleries and global wineries. 
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Girard Avenue & Prospect Street  
Contact: www.ljawf.com
Latin American Art Fair | October 12-14
Presents outdoor exhibits, painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking as well as folk art, crafts, performance and culinary arts of Latin American countries. 
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / Bread & Salt: 1955 Julian Ave. 
Contact: 619-752-6118 / www.latinamericanartfairsd.com
Raptor Ridge Half Marathon | October 13
An out-n-back course that begins with 4.5 miles of flat and fast jeep road that winds east towards the San Diego Safari Park and Raptor Ridge. 
Time/Place: 7am / San Dieguito River Park, Escondido 
Contact: www.dirtdevilracing.com
San Diego International Film Festival | October 15-20
The region’s premier film event and one of the leading stops on the independent film circuit, with 200+ filmmakers gathering in San Diego to show their films every year. 
Contact: 619-818-2221 / www.sdfilmfest.com
Borrego Days Desert Festival | October 18-20
The festival has expanded to include a car show at The Mall on Saturday. Parade beginning with a fly-over of the State Park plane and local pilots on Saturday. Enjoy the music while perusing the array of artists, retail vendors, informational booths, delicious food offerings, and tasty treats. 
Time/Place: Christmas Circle Park  
Contact: 760-767-5555 / www.borregodays.com
Bulls of SantAgata Charge Little Italy | October 19
Over 40 classic and rare Italian bulls, better known as Lamborghinis. An evening with souped up rides and musical entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. 
Time/Place: 6-11pm / India St & W Fir St  
Ladies at the Lake Fall Market | October 19
Shop from local women in business! There will be a variety of vendors with uniquely selected items, from Health & Beauty, Clothing, Jewelry, Holiday Gifts and so much more! 
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve 
Contact: 619-258-4759 / www.santeelakes.com
Villains in the Village! | October 19
Over 20 nefarious characters and uncanny activities will torment and trick thrill seekers of all ages.
Time/Place: 4-9pm / Third Avenue, Chula Vista 
Contact: 619-422-1982 / www.thirdavenuevillage.com
La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary Dia de los Muertos | October 19
Food, music, artwalk, costumes, entertainment, artists and the always-popular altar contest and runway fashion show Catrina Contest.
Time/Place: 2-10pm / 3191 Orange Street, National City 
Contact: 619-475-7770 / www.lavistamemorialpark.com
EastLake Cycle & 5K Run and Technology & Innovation Fair | October 19
Provides kids the opportunity to meet with STEM/STEAM professionals and engage with activities and resources that will connect them to their future careers. 
Time/Place: 6:30am-12pm / EastLake Middle School  
Contact: www.eefkids.org
San Diego Triathlon Challenge | October 20
Join 200 physically challenged athletes, 550 able-bodied athletes, celebrities, and sports legends as they complete a 1 mile ocean swim, 44 mile bike and 10 mile run on one of the most breathtaking courses in the country. 
Time/Place: 6am-4pm / La Jolla Cove  
SaltDog Classic | October 20
Music, fun, craft beverage and local businesses coming together to bring north county San Diego to life. This year we are happy to support Rancho Coastal Humane Society. 
Time/Place: 11am-5pm / 425 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas 
Contact: www.saltdogclassic.com
Escondido Grand Avenue Festival | October 20
Live entertainment, over 400 vendors, children’s rides and activities and food from around the world to the downtown tree-lined streets of Escondido. 
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Between Center City Pkwy and Ivy 
Contact: 760-839-4777 / www.visitescondido.com
YMCA of San Diego County Tour de Cove | October 20
A fun and sweat-drenching 4.5 hour stationary cycling marathon with 100 riders and over 50 challenged athletes. 
Time/Place: 9am-1:30pm / Ellen Browning Scripps Park 
Contact: 858-866-0959 / www.challengedathletes.org
Celebrate the Craft | October 20
The finest food artisans demonstrating, discussing and tasting their way through the vast array of premium food and wine products available. 
Time/Place: 11:30am-3pm / The Lodge at Torrey Pines  
Contact: 858-453-4420 / www.lodgetorreypines.com
Trick-or-Treat on India Street | October 25
Bring their little monsters out in costume attire to this fun Halloween event to enjoy traditional trick-or-treating, as Little Italy businesses along historic India St open their doors. 
Time/Place: 5:30-7:30pm / Piazza della Famiglia    
HauntFest on Main | October 25
An exciting family-friendly event with a pumpkin patch, costume contest, kidz zone, rides, entertainment and more! 
Time/Place: 5-10pm / Downtown El Cajon  
North Park Day of the Dead Festival | October 26
Bringing together an array of Mexican-themed artisanal crafter purveyors from throughout the US, popular food trucks with a regional foodie-following, and a select choice of beer, mezcal, and tequila vendors in our spirit cantina. 
Time/Place: 11am-5pm / North Park, San Diego 
Contact: www.dayofthedeadfestivalnorthpark.com
WCKD Village | October 26
San Diego’s premier Halloween festival. Four radical concert stages featuring an eclectic lineup of hip-hop, open format, EDM and deep house. Play life-size interactive games and navigate around stilt walkers and fire-breathers. 
Time/Place: 6pm-Midnight / East Village, Downtown San Diego 
Contact: www.wckdvillage.com
Bubble RUN San Diego | October 26
Clad in white t-shirts, adults, kids and strollers run, walk, dance and play across 3 miles of absolute fun! Then, at each kilometer, participants will run through the Foam Bogs where there is enough colored foam to cover you from head to toe! 
Time/Place: 8am / NICU Amphitheatre, Chula Vista  
Balboa Park Halloween Family Day | October 26
Dozens of free craft projects for kids, Day of the Dead-themed displays and activities, costume contests and parades, carnival games with prizes, live entertainment, and food trucks. 
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Balboa Park 
Contact: 619-239-0512 / www.balboaparkconservancy.org/halloween
City Heights Dia de los Muertos | October 26
People of all cultures will come together for community altars, face painting, mask making, and prizes for the best catrina and catrin contest, plus dancing, singing and music. 
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / Officer Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park 
Contact: www.facebook.com/CityHeightsDiaDeLosMuertos
San Diego Mac n Cheese Fest | October 26
The restaurants are selected from the regions top culinary talent and attendees can pair them alongside a collection of local craft beers, wines and other delicious beverages.  
Time/Place: 11am-2pm / San Diego County Waterfront Park 
Contact: 800-316-8559 / www.sandiegomacncheese.com
Row for the Cure, Susan G Komen | October 27
Draws participants from various forms of watercraft including rowing, canoeing, outrigger canoeing, dragon boats, kayaking and SUPing. 
Time/Place: 7am-12pm / Ski Beach, San Diego 
Contact: 858-573-2760 / www.komensandiego.org/row
Oceanside Dia de los Muertos | October 27
Free family-friendly event with entertainment, carnival rides, altar displays and a classic car show! 
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Mission San Luis Rey 
Contact: 760-757-3651 / www.mslrdiadelosmuertos.com


Del Mar Racing Season | Through Sep. 2
This season features the nation’s top race horses, trainers and jockeys, and plenty of fun in the sun. 

Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Del Mar Thoroughbred Club 
Contact: 858-755-1141 / www.dmtc.com

Barona Powwow | Aug. 30-Sep. 1
Join the Barona Band of Mission Indians for contest dancing in all categories, camping, drums and cultural immersion. 

Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Barona Sports Park, Lakeside 
Contact: 619-443-6612 / www.crazycrow.com
Labor Day Stickball Tournament | Aug. 31-Sep. 1
Columbia Street erupts with yelling and cheering for the stick ball teams, stirring up childhood memories. 

Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Little Italy: State St & W Ash St 
Contact: 619-233-3898 / www.littleitalysd.com
US Sand Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo | Aug. 31-Sep. 2
The sculptures weigh over 10 tons, so we have over 1,000 works of art that you can fall in love with, buy and take home. There’s also live entertainment, a sand box and rides for kids, a dozen gourmet food trucks, a fantastic view of the bay and all the great stuff that you always find on the Embarcadero! 

Time/Place: Sat & Sun 9am-7pm, Mon 9am-5pm / Broadway Pier and Landing 
Contact: 619-980-6651 / www.ussandsculpting.com
Big SoCal Euro | Sep. 1
The event features more than 3,000 European cars from throughout the region. Bring your family to meet other car enthusiasts and enjoy raffles, drag racing, great food, automotive vendors, swap meet, afterparty and more. 

Time/Place: 11am-6pm / SDCCU Stadium  
SD Architectural Foundation Tour of Del Mar | Sep. 4
Tour the Del Mar Civic Center and Town Hall, a 2018 Orchid winner. Tours will be led by The Miller Hull Partnership and Spurlock Landscape Architects. 

Time/Place: 4:30-7pm / 1050 Camino Del Mar  
Taste of Del Mar | Sep. 5
Explore 20+ culinary creations from local and award-winning restaurants, experience 10+ craft beer and wine Sip Stops, and enjoy live music. 

Time/Place: 5-8pm / Downtown Del Mar Village 
Contact: 858-735-3650 / www.visitdelmarvillage.com

Sycuan Pow-Wow | Sep. 6-8
Only registered contestants can participate in the dancing contests, but everyone can take part when an intertribal dance is announced – visitors included. 

Time/Place: 5459 Sycuan Rd., El Cajon  
Julian Grape Stomp Festa | Sep. 7
With ten local wineries offering sips to sample, a wide variety of food and shopping opportunities, great Italian music provided by Roman Holiday, Bocce Ball Court, a little extemporaneous dancing here and there, this will be a party to remember! 

Time/Place: 11am-6pm / Menghini Winery: 1150 Julian Orchards Dr. 
Contact: 760-765-1857 / www.visitjulian.com
Carlsbad Brewfest | Sep. 7
Celebrates craft beer with tastings from more than 34+ San Diego & national breweries, music, entertainment, games & food vendors. 

Time/Place: 12-4:30pm / Holiday Park: 3400 Pio Pico Dr. 
Contact: www.carlsbadbrewfest.org
Burgers & Beers | Sep. 7
Try gourmet burgers from more than 20 of San Diegos best restaurants as they compete to win the Best Burger award. Enjoy unlimited beer samples from over 40 of the best breweries. 

Time/Place: 1-4pm / Golden Hill Park, San Diego 
Contact: www.readerburgersandbeer.com
San Diego Blues Festival | Sep. 7
Features 9 musical acts on two stages. Festival attendees will enjoy local craft beer, cocktails and wine along with specialty food trucks and arts and crafts vendors. Raises much-needed food and funds for the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. 

Time/Place: 12-8pm / Embarcadero Marina Park North  
Cardiff Greek Festival | Sep. 7-8
Be Greek for the day and enjoy authentic food, music, live entertainment, dancing, childrens activities and more! 

Time/Place: Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm / Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church: 3459 Manchester Avenue 
Contact: 760-942-0920 / www.cardiffgreekfestival.com
Aloha Run | Sep. 8
A fun and festive, Hawaiian-themed 5k/10k event. Stick around for a luau party at the finish line with Tahitian dancers, live music, photo opportunities and much more! 

Time/Place: 7:15-10am / Tecolote Shores Park: 1292 E. Mission Bay Dr.  
Contact: www.thealoharun.com

2019 Chef Throwdown | Sep. 13
Benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Guests will gather on The Dels seaside Windsor Lawn, where they will enjoy chef tastings, both savory and sweet creations, sample craft cocktails and sips from wineries on both sides of the border followed by a three-course gourmet dinner. 

Time/Place: 6-11:30pm / Hotel del Coronado  
San Diego Bayfair | Sep. 13-15
San Diego Bayfairs World Series of Powerboat Racing – a family festival tradition for more than 40 years speeds to the finish line. Beach party, Americas Finest BBQ State Championship on the 14th, live music, action sports, fast boats and craft beer. 

Time/Place: Mission Bay Park  
Contact: 760-789-8870 / www.sandiegobayfair.org
South Bay Pride Art & Musical Festival | Sep. 14
A day (and evening) of fun for all with live entertainment, local art, food, drinks and more! Childrens Area, live music on two stages, Art in the Park and more! 

Time/Place: 12-8pm / Chula Vista Bayside Park  
Santee Bluegrass Festival | Sep. 14
Fine wines, a bevy of brews, tasty treats, bidding bazaar and live Bluegrass music. Annual fundraiser in the East County and San Diego Communities. 

Time/Place: 5:30-9:30pm / Town Center Community Park East 
Contact: 619-258-4100 / www.SanteeBluegrassFestival.com

Old Town San Diego Fiestas Patrias | Sep. 14
Our exciting and colorful Fiestas Patrias parade kicks off the festivities that will include the Escaramuzas, traditional women equestrians. Entertainment, crafts, games and demonstrations. 

Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Old Town State Historic Park 
Contact: www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=663
OMBAC Classic Longboard Surfing Contest | Sep. 14
All contestants must surf on 1969 or older longboards, 9 or longer, with no leash. Unique awards for top three finishers in each division along with local business SWAG! 

Time/Place: 7:30am-4pm / North Side of Crystal Pier  
Contact: www.ombac.org
Ironman 70.3 Superfrog | Sep. 15
The challenging course was designed by a group of Navy Seals stationed at the US Navy Seals center in Coronado to both prepare them for the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and to enhance their training. 

Time/Place: 7-11am / Imperial Beach Pier  
Contact: www.ironman.com

Bonitafest Performing Arts Festival | Sep. 21
Come see the South Bays best show choirs and stage bands, sample delicious food, take in arts and crafts, and the fun!  

Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Bonita Vista High School, Chula Vista 
Contact: www.facebook.com/events/1127079707480277

San Diego Festival of Beer | Sep. 21
Beer lovers will enjoy the sounds of live music while sampling unlimited and exclusive craft beer tastings, food trucks, vendor booths, lively music, fun games, and more! 

Time/Place: 12-5pm / Broadway Pier  
Julian Music Festival | Sep. 21
Celebrate the end of summer with bluegrass to celebrate the festivals roots and Western ballads. 

Time/Place: Menghini Winery: 1150 Julian Orchards Road 
Contact: www.menghiniwinery.com
Clash at Clairemont | Sep. 21
A star-studded athlete roster, incredible musicians, Vendor Village, food and fun for the whole family. 

Time/Place: 11am-6pm / 3401 Clairemont  
Bayside Brew Festival & Spirits | Sep. 21
Over 40 local San Diego and Baja California micro breweries, spirit brands, and food trucks/vendors, with different artists/bands entertaining you throughout the day. 

Time/Place: 1-5pm / Pepper Park, National City  
Contact: 619-477-9339 / www.baysidebrewfest.com
Taste of South Park | Sep. 21
Guests will also get a taste of the diverse boutiques and shops lining the streets of South Park between bites. 

Time/Place: 12-4pm / 30th St. and Fern St. corridor, San Diego 
Contact: www.southparksd.com
Be The Change 5K | Sep. 21
Enjoy some of the best views in the city as you run through this scenic waterfront course. Visit our Wellness Fair after the race. 100% of net proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish San Diego, Caterinas Club and the Gary Sinise Foundation. 

Time/Place: 3:30-5:30pm / Spanish Landing Park West, San Diego 
Contact: www.youngevitybethechange.org
Viking Festival | Sep. 21-22
Meet the Norse Gods and Viking Folk at the Living History Viking Village and Marketplace. Two stages of Live Music and Entertainment. Exotic food and drink. Brew Masters Beers and Mead Garden. Axe throwing, KidZone, Live Viking Combat, Norway Heritage Hall, Games & Competitions. 

Time/Place: Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm / 2006 E. Vista Way, Vista 
Contact: www.VistaVikingFestival.com
Adams Avenue Street Fair | Sep. 21-22
SoCals largest free two-day music festival. Beer gardens and beer tastings, giant carnival rides, festival foods and more than 300 arts and crafts booths. 

Time/Place: Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-6pm / Normal Heights 
Contact: 619-282-7329 / www.adamsavenuebusiness.com
Oceanside Harbor Days | Sep. 21-22
Sun, sand, and surf including a costume party for kids 12 and under at Pirate Village; Arts, Crafts and Food booth areas; Nail n Sail Competition; music, a beer garden and more. 

Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Oceanside Harbor  
Pacific Islander Festival | Sep. 21-22
Showcases the cultures and customs of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia with entertainment, food, music and crafts. 

Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Mission Bays Ski Beach  
San Diego Restaurant Week | Sep. 22-29
Over 180 participating restaurants will offer 3-course prix-fixe dinner menus for $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person and/or two-course prix-fixe lunch menus for $10, $15 or $20 per person. 

Contact: www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com
Gaslight Steampunk Expo | Sep. 26-29
A weekend of interactive maker workshops, special presentations, vendors, tea pot racing, tea dueling, fashion shows, games, music, movies and so much more! 

Time/Place: 12-5pm / Town & Country Resort Hotel, San Diego 
Contact: www.gaslightexpo.org
Poway Rodeo | Sep. 27-28
Bareback and Saddle Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, Tie Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping and Bull Riding. Theres even a Mutton Bustin. 

Time/Place: 14336 Tierra Bonita  
Contact: 866-776-7633 / www.powayrodeo.com
El Cajon Oktoberfest | Sep. 27-29 & Oct. 4-6
Entertainment provided by our popular band Guggenbach-Buam. Enjoy folk dances, games, and contests, vendor booths and craft stands, and Kids Zone! 

Time/Place: South Mollison Avenue  
Cabrillo Festival | Sep. 28-29
Educational activities, cultural demonstrations and exciting folkloric performances. Food booths with delicious traditional Mexican, Native American, Portuguese and Spanish food. Vendors will showcase their various artistic goods. 

Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Naval Base Point Loma  
Encinitas Oktoberfest | Sep. 29
Will feature music, Bavarian dancers, German food and drink, and a street craft faire featuring more than 200 vendors. 

Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real 
Contact: www.encinitasoktoberfest.com
Photo Credit: germanamericanclubsandiego.org


The San Diego market surprised us with a very strong rebound in the second quarter. Home prices went up despite rising inventory levels and, in even better news, this rebound should be sustainable given the listing discount remains at a healthy level, the sales pace is picking up and peak sales season is upon us. Accounting for all of these factors, San Diego County could be poised for another strong summer market.

There were 9,469 homes that changed hands last quarter, a 6.2% decline compared to last year but a 41.5% increase over last quarter. These sales accounted for over $6.7 billion in sales volume, a 4.7% drop from the same period last year but a 49.1% increase quarter-over-quarter. The average closed sale price finished 1.7% higher than last year and 5.4% higher than last quarter, finishing at $711,600. The average price per square foot saw a slight drop year-over-year (0.9%) and increased by 2.8% quarter-over-quarter, ending at $392.00 per square foot. The market finished with 7,014 homes for sale, a 7.4% increase year-over-year and 14.8% increase from last quarter. The sales pace (average days on market) was up (slower) by 25% over last year and down (faster) 18.9% compared to last quarter, finishing with an average of 30 days for a home to sell. The listing discount (sold price versus list price) finished at 97.89%, a 0.2% drop from last year and a 0.4% increase over last quarter. Overall, there is a 2.2-month supply of homes, a 15.8% increase from last year and an 18.5% decline from last quarter.