Eat Drink Read May 2
Experience imaginative dishes created by the most popular chefs from every corner of San Diego County, with each bite inspired by the chefs’ favorite books. Eat. Drink. Read. is the San Diego Council on Literacy’s annual culinary event that brings together friends of food and literacy every spring to raise literacy awareness and generate funding for the SDCOL’s ongoing efforts.
6-8:30pm / San Diego Air and Space Museum 619-574-1641 / www.eatdrinkread.com
West Coast Weekender May 2-6
With a strong focus on local art and industry, West Coast Weekender pays homage to the American westside’s rich underground music culture. World class talent will participate in daytime panel discussions, and play parties that will run from afternoon to early morning.
Viejas Casino & Resort, Alpine www.westcoastweekender.net
Old Town Fiesta Cinco de Mayo May 3-5
Bustling mercado, non-stop music and live entertainment, lucha libre wrestling, and a huge display of lowriders and other incredible autos!
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park 619-291-4903 / www.cincodemayooldtown.com
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Selling a house can be a big job, and stressful too! There’s so much to think about regarding the market, home staging, repairs, and more—it’s no surprise sellers find it so overwhelming.
So in the interests of winnowing it all down to the true essentials—the tasks that can make a real difference—we asked home sellers to reveal only the very best home-selling advice they have heard. From when to put your house on the market to how to price and present your place just right, here are some top home-selling tips for the bandwidth-challenged that are truly worth the trouble.
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That Can Make or Break Your Sale
Selling a house takes, well, salesmanship. In other words, you have to prep your house so it looks its best. You have to open your door to strangers who'll traipse through your home, open closets, and ask all kinds of questions. And, you have to do all of this without getting annoyed or overly emotional! To help clue you in to some moments that might test even the mellowest home seller, here are five home-selling etiquette rules that often trip people up. Keep these in mind to ensure that you don't annoy your listing agent, or scare off that special buyer.
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Homeowners who plan on moving at some point in the future are likely to ask the question: "What will my home be worth?" Ah, if only there was a real estate magic eight ball that could reveal the price tag sellers should slap on their homes! Location and real estate market conditions help determine your home's value, but unfortunately, pinpointing an exact number is far from a perfect science.
But there are certain tried and true tactics you can employ to help you get a ballpark figure for your home's worth. Below, our real estate experts offer their most reliable methods.
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Here's what every first-time home buyer needs to know to dive into house hunting with confidence—and with as few curveballs as possible. Whether it's getting a mortgage, choosing a real estate agent, shopping for a home, or making a down payment, we lay out the must-knows of buying for the first time below.
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The housing landscape of the past several years hasn't exactly been friendly to buyers: the bidding wars, the eye-popping prices, the houses that sold before a "For Sale" sign even went up. It's enough to make any of us put our search on hold until we have a fighting chance at landing a home—without draining our bank accounts. If you've been sitting on the sidelines, we've got good news and we've got bad news: Things are finally slowing down. But they might not slow down fast enough for your liking.
Don't despair, though—this year still stands to look better than last for aspiring home buyers. But the devil's in the details, and there are quite a few factors that could dictate whether this is your year to buy. Here are the four biggest reasons to take the plunge now.
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