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House About Spreading The Love This Valentine’s Day?
The Spring season is coming up and many people start thinking about “Spring Cleaning”. Also, statistics show that more people are going to start looking buy or sell a home in the spring / summer. So can I ask you a favor? When you bump into these people, would you be willing to call me with their contact information? More people do business with people they know than total strangers. It’s a tough business out there and I realize that you probably already know another agent or two. However, I would love to opportunity if you can just keep me in mind next time you hear of someone looking to buy or sell. I know you might not know anyone right now, but if you keep your mind and heart open to helping me, I would really appreciate it. Beside, referrals are the heart of my business.
Can I count on you to spread the love this Valentine’s Day? Maybe we can do coffee or lunch soon to catch up? If you are looking around, don’t forget to check out my website with all the latest properties – www.sandiegohomesbynancy.com
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Matthew’s Magic Ball – 2019 Economic and Housing Forecast
I thought this was important enough to repost. This is from Windermere’s Chief Economist – Matthew Garnder.
2019 Economic and Housing Forecast
By Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist, Windermere Real Estate
What a year it has been for both for the U.S. economy and the national housing market. After several years of above-average economic and home price growth, 2018 marked the start of a slowdown in the residential real estate market. As the year comes to a close, it’s time for me to dust off my crystal ball to see what we can expect in 2019.
The U.S. Economy
Despite the turbulence that the ongoing trade wars with China are causing, I still expect the U.S. economy to have one more year of relatively solid growth before we likely enter a recession in 2020. Yes, it’s the dreaded “R” word, but before you panic, there are some things to bear in mind.
Firstly, any cyclical downturn will not be driven by housing. Although it is almost impossible to predict exactly what will be the “straw that breaks the camel’s back”, I believe it will likely be caused by one of the following three things: an ongoing trade war, the Federal Reserve raising interest rates too quickly, or excessive corporate debt levels. That said, we still have another year of solid growth ahead of us, so I think it’s more important to focus on 2019 for now.
The U.S. Housing Market
Existing Home Sales
This paper is being written well before the year-end numbers come out, but I expect 2018 home sales will be about 3.5% lower than the prior year. Sales started to slow last spring as we breached affordability limits and more homes came on the market. In 2019, I anticipate that home sales will rebound modestly and rise by 1.9% to a little over 5.4 million units.
Existing Home Prices
We will likely end 2018 with a median home price of about $260,000 – up 5.4% from 2017. In 2019 I expect prices to continue rising, but at a slower rate as we move toward a more balanced housing market. I’m forecasting the median home price to increase by 4.4% as rising mortgage rates continue to act as a headwind to home price growth.
New Home Sales
In a somewhat similar manner to existing home sales, new home sales started to slow in the spring of 2018, but the overall trend has been positive since 2011. I expect that to continue in 2019 with sales increasing by 6.9% to 695,000 units – the highest level seen since 2007.
That being said, the level of new construction remains well below the long-term average. Builders continue to struggle with land, labor, and material costs, and this is an issue that is not likely to be solved in 2019. Furthermore, these constraints are forcing developers to primarily build higher-priced homes, which does little to meet the substantial demand by first-time buyers.
In last year’s forecast I suggested that 5% interest rates would be a 2019 story, not a 2018 story. This prediction has proven accurate with the average 30-year conforming rates measured at 4.87% in November, and highly unlikely to breach the 5% barrier before the end of the year.
In 2019, I expect interest rates to continue trending higher, but we may see periods of modest contraction or levelling. We will likely end the year with the 30-year fixed rate at around 5.7%, which means that 6% interest rates are more apt to be a 2020 story.
I also believe that non-conforming (or jumbo) rates will remain remarkably competitive. Banks appear to be comfortable with the risk and ultimately, the return, that this product offers, so expect jumbo loan yields to track conforming loans quite closely.
There are still voices out there that seem to suggest the housing market is headed for calamity and that another housing bubble is forming, or in some cases, is already deflating. In all the data that I review, I just don’t see this happening. Credit quality for new mortgage holders remains very high and the median down payment (as a percentage of home price) is at its highest level since 2004.
That is not to say that there aren’t several markets around the country that are overpriced, but just because a market is overvalued, does not mean that a bubble is in place. It simply means that forward price growth in these markets will be lower to allow income levels to rise sufficiently.
Finally, if there is a big story for 2019, I believe it will be the ongoing resurgence of first-time buyers. While these buyers face challenges regarding student debt and the ability to save for a down payment, they are definitely on the comeback and likely to purchase more homes next year than any other buyer demographic.
If you or someone you know is ready to buy a new home in 2019, give me a call or email. I would be happy to show you my superior services and get you into your dream home. Nancy Bergman, Windermere Homes and Estates – Rancho Bernardo, DRE Lic. #01893550
Today I had the privilege of showing a home in my neighborhood of Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego. The address looked familiar to me and couldn’t understand why. Then I realized that I knew the previous owner.
However, they sold it in March to a new couple. It was listed $150K more than it was 9 months ago.
Why is it $150K more? It was completely remodeled and it didn’t really need it. Clients loved the location but the house didn’t “feel right”. Maybe it was the price – more per sq ft? May be the upgrades? Whatever the thought may be, your home needs to me priced correctly.
Here are five things you should know when your pricing your home to sell:
When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing decision often relies on comparisons to several recent sales in the area.
1. Location: Homes in the same neighborhood typically follow the same market trends. Comparing your home to another in the same neighborhood is a good start, but comparing it to homes on the same street or block is even better.
2. Date of sale: It varies by location, but housing markets can see a ton of fluctuation in a short time period. It‘s best to use the most recent sales data available.
3.Home build: Look for homes with similar architectural styles, numbers of bathrooms and bedrooms, square footage, and other basics.
4.Features and upgrades: Remodeled bathrooms and kitchens can raise a home’s price, and so can less flashy upgrades like a new roof or HVAC system. Be sure to look for similar bells and whistles.
5. Sale types: Homes that are sold as short sales or foreclosures are often in distress or sold at a lower price than they’d receive from a more typical sale. These homes are not as useful for comparisons.
If you are looking for an honest price on your home, give me a call. I will price your home competitively to sell in the San Diego market and give you my best price and opinion.
DRE Lic. #01893550
Helpful Halloween Safety Tips
Enjoy Halloween but Be Save
Have a Safe & Happy Halloween! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It is when the neighborhood comes together and families enjoy catching up.
It can also be a bit scary for children. So, here are some safety tips to stay safe on this fun holiday.
1.Tell children who will be in your care to watch out for cars and traffic. Children get so excited with the activity of Halloween that sometimes they forget the basics.
2.Tell children who will be in your care not to eat any candy until they get home and a parent has inspected it. It’s sad that this needs to be said, however safety needs to be at top priority at all times.
3.Tell children who will be in your care to not enter anyone’s house. Once again, safety needs to be a top priority at all times. If there’s a haunted house or a maze of some sort, the Guardian should accompany the child for safety and security purposes.
4. Tell children who will be in your care not to run off where they can’t be seen. Children should always be in plain view of their Guardian and not too far ahead where the Guardian is unable to react to any type of incident.
5. Tell children who will be in your care to always be aware of their surroundings. It’s never too early to teach safety and prevention methods. Halloween is a fun and exciting Holiday, but the message to children should always be safety first!
Once again, have a Safe & Happy Halloween. If you ever need any sort of real estate advice, I am just a phone call away. I am never too busy for referrals especially from family and friends.
Do You Have Home Improvement Envy?
You’re Not Alone Peeking over fence Have you found yourself longingly peering into the yard next door to check out their new water feature only to start drawing up the blueprints for your own a week later?
If you answered yes, turns out you’re just one of the many who experience jealousy—and a little competitive drive—over others’ home improvement projects.
In fact, a recent survey from The Home Depot conducted by Wakefield Research not only revealed what home improvement projects are most popular, but the motivation behind the projects, as well. Here are some of the findings: More than half of respondents feel the urge to improve the appearance of their homes when they see another home improvement project. From a landscape refresh with new perennials or an herb garden, to a patio overhaul with the latest grill and patio set, there’s no inspiration quite like competition.
Millennials are particularly home-conscious and competitive, with 70 percent admitting to feeling this pressure and nearly 50 percent responding to it by completing a home improvement project in response. Parents tend to feel the pull more than non-parents—whether that means installing a new fence and deck in the backyard or taking their spring cleaning one step further. Millennials are more likely than baby boomers to buy new furniture or refresh their décor.
Looking for a new home in San Diego – Rancho Penasquitos (San Diego, CA 92129) , Rancho Bernardo (San Diego 92128 and 92127), Poway (92064), Escondido or surrounding areas? Let’s chat. I can get you the latest and off market deals around.
May 2018 San Diego Calendar of Events
Cinco De Mayo National Teachers Day / National Physical Fitness and Sports Month / National Bike Month Mothers Day (Sunday, May 13)
Memorial Day (Monday, May 28)
Gator By The Bay-Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival Largest, authentic Louisiana-themed festival this side of the bayou. Date: May 10 – May 13, 2018 Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Price: $25-$95 Location: Spanish Landing Park – 3900 North Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101 For info. visit Gator by the Bay
Ocean Beach Kite Festival Spend the day at the ocean beach kite festival enjoying live music, street fair, carnival rides and, of course, kites. Date: May 12, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Price: Free Location: Dusty Rhodes Park – Sunset Cliffs Blvd. at Nimitz, San Diego, CA 92107 For info. visit OB Kite Festival Beer & Wine
Pairing Dinner: Stone Brewing vs. ZD W We have paired a lot of things with beer over the years! However, this time we are joining forces with ZD Wines to have the ultimate pairing showdown. Join us for an evening of delicious fares, perfectly paired with both wine and beer. Date: May 17, 2018 Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Price: $115 Location: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029 For info. visit Beer & Wine Pairing Dinner
Fiesta del Sol 2018 The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce has been hosting this FREE 2-day Arts & Music Festival for 39 years as a kick off to Summer in Solana Beach! Date: May 19 – May 20, 2018 Time: refer to website Price: Free Location: Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce – 210 West Plaza, Solana Beach, CA 92075 For info. visit Beer & Wine Pairing Dinner
SoCal Etsy Guild Artisan Market Join us for an amazing day of handmade fun! Local designers, live art, handmade vendors, and music. All vendors will be located in the Amphitheater and South Plaza of Horton Plaza Park. Date: May 19, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Price: refer to website Location: Horton Plaza Park – 900 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 For info. visit Etsy Guild Market Festival of Arts in North Park
Explore the hip and vibrant North Park neighborhood at the 22nd Annual Festival of Arts in North Park sponsored by the SDCCU. Date: May 19, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Price: Festival – Free / Craft Beer Block – $35 Location: University Avenue & 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104 For info. visit North Park Festival
D6 Night Market More social event than shopping trip, a night market is a blend of sights, sounds, smells, and tastes. Date: May 19, 2018 Time: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM Price: Free Location: Mira Mesa Community Park – 8575 New Salem St., San Diego, CA 92126 For info. visit D6 Night
Market Escondido Grand Ave Festival The Grand Ave Festival is one of the biggest street fairs in Southern California, with over 500 vendors, and has been happening since 1989. Date: May 20, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Price: refer to website Location: Visit Escondido – 235 E Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025 For info. visit Escondido Festival
Valley Center Stampede Rodeo & Festival Welcome to the Valley Center stampede rodeo and festival, brought to you each Memorial Day weekend by the Valley Center optimist club. Date: May 25 – May 27, 2018 Time: refer to website Price: $15-$50 Location: 28246 Lilac Rd., Valley Center, CA 92082 For info. visit Valley Central
Vista Strawberry Festival The Vista Strawberry Festival is the only festival in San Diego County that celebrates all the joys and pleasure of the strawberry. Vista was once the “Strawberry Capital of the World” and still boasts many strawberry fields. Date: May 27, 2018 Time: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Price: Festival – Free Location: 127 Main Street, Vista, CA 92084 For info. visit Vista Strawberry Festival
Enjoy the month!
Nancy Bergman Windermere Homes and Estates Cal BRE #01893550 www.sandiegohomesbynancy.com
2224 River Run Dr 148, SAN DIEGO, CA
$ Click for current price
2 BEDROOMS | 1 (1 full ) BATHROOMS | 928 SQUARE FEET
Run, don’t walk to this great townhome in the center of it all, Mission Valley. This resort-like 2 bed / 1 bath townhouse is set deep in the complex and is very private, yet near everything you need…Freeways, Stadium, Shopping, Restaurants, Trolleys, etc. Check out how much it has to offer – new AC unit, spacious balcony, full size washer and dryer, pool outside your door and more. Move right in and add your extra sparkle. Open House Saturday, March 10 2-4:30p Sunday, March 11 1-4p.
10573 Caminito Glenellen – Mira Mesa 92126
Come check out this brand new listing in the heart of Mira Mesa
$ Click for current price
2 BEDROOMS | 1 (1 full ) BATHROOMS | 920 SQUARE FEET
This move-in ready single level home has NO common walls, its own private patio/yard; it lives and feels like a single family home. However you will enjoy all the benefits and conveniences of living in Mesa Village. Mesa Village is a highly sought out, one-of-a-kind community known for its park-like settings, numerous walk-paths and greenbelts, its central location, wonderful clubhouse, 2 pools/spas and lots of guest parking. Our homeowner has taken great care of the home.From newer floors to nice tile kitchen counters. Come take a look at this 2 bed / 1 bath / 2 garage carport with lots of storage before it’s gone!
Take a Look What’s Happening In Coachella Valley
Palm Springs International Film Festival Jan. 2-15 A culturally diverse program of 200+ stellar films from more than 60 countries represents the best in international cinema, earning the Festival an enthusiastic and loyal audience of nearly 137,000. The Festival’s glamorous centerpiece, the Awards Gala, brings the world’s biggest stars to Palm Springs as it honors the year’s best performances both in front of and behind the camera. Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Camelot Theatres: 2300 E Baristo Rd. Contact: 760-322-2930 / www.psfilmfest.org
Art Walk & Wine Tasting Jan. 3 Every first Wednesday of the month through April. Guests can stroll through the various galleries to view fine and original art including contemporary paintings, glass sculptures, bronze works, and other art genres, while also visiting other shops at The Art Place. Craveyon Wines from Temecula will provide complimentary wine tasting throughout the evening. Proceeds from gallery and shop sales will benefit “Loving All Animals.” Time/Place: 4-7pm / The Art Place: 41801 Corporate Way, Palm Desert Contact: 760-776-2268 / www.artplacepd.com
Kennel Club of Palm Springs Dog Shows Jan. 4-7 Breed Specialty shows on Thursday and Friday. All breed shows on Saturday and Sunday. Purebred dog fanciers from all over the US gather at this magnificent site to show their dogs in Conformation, Obedience and Agility. Also featured will be “Meet The Breeds” and vendors will offer canine-related items for sale. Food vendors will be available. Time/Place: Empire Polo Club Grounds, Indio Contact: 505-660-8080 / www.kennelclubpalmsprings.org
El Paseo Art Walk Jan. 5 Held on the First Friday of every month, November through May, as part of First Weekend Palm Desert. Exhibit openings, artist receptions and more! Enjoy a free docent lead or self-guided tour of the current exhibits at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Time/Place: 4-8pm / El Paseo Contact: www.elpaseoartwalk.com
El Paseo Cruise Night Jan. 5 Everyone is welcome! View the cars and meet the owners. Time/Place: 3:15pm / El Paseo Contact: www.elpaseocruisenight.com
Desert Mountains Art Faire Jan. 6 Mediums may include photography, paintings, ceramics, hand painted silks, and more. Support local artists and find beautiful and unique gifts and desert mementos, all while enjoying the natural beauty of our desert mountains! Time/Place: 9am-4pm / Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center Contact: 760-568-9918 / www.desertmountains.org
Caliente Springs Health & Resources Fair Jan. 6 A health fair promoting healthy aging and senior wellness, featuring seminars presented by representatives of Eisenhower Medical Center and Desert Regional Medical center. More than 30 booths at the fair, endorsed by State Senator Jeff Stone. Plus a demo by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit. Time/Place: 9:30am-2pm / Caliente Springs Resort Contact: 760-329-8400 / www.skyvalleyresorts.com
Red Carpet Run 5K & 10K Jan. 6 The Palm Springs International Film Festival Red Carpet Run offers both a 5K and 10K run/walk beginning and ending on the red carpet and taking an incredible route past some of the celebrity homes of the iconic past. Wear your old prom dress, wedding gown, that old tux or just your bow tie and boxers as you dodge the paparazzi, listen to music and sign autographs as your fans applaud you as you cross the finish line. Time/Place: 8-11am / American Legion: 400 N Belardo Road, Palm Springs Contact: www.palmspringsmarathonrunners.org
Live Well Festival Jan. 6 An all-inclusive mind-body-spirit wellness festival that highlights the desert’s top local health and wellness businesses through fun, educational, and interactive demonstrations. Festivities include Morning Yoga, Color Run, entertainment, kids zone and more. Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Palm Desert Civic Center Park Contact: 760-464-3239 / www.livewellfestival.org
Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic Jan. 7 Matthias Pintscher, Conductor and Renaud Capucon, violin. Time/Place: 5-7pm / McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert Contact: 760-341-1013 / www.psfp.org
Sunday Polo at Eldorado Polo Club Jan. 7-Apr. 1 Sunday Polo is one of the must do activities in the Desert during the winter months! Visitors can also enjoy games every Saturday at 12pm and Sunday at 10am on the patio at the Cantina. Time/Place: 12pm & 2pm / 50950 Madison Street, Indio Contact: 760-831-7656 / www.eldoradopoloclub.com
The Desert Symphony presents Cirque de la Symphonie Jan. 11 It is an elegant adaptation of some of the most amazing cirque performances witnessed anywhere, and it showcases many of the best artists in the world. Their performances are uniquely adapted to stage accommodations shared with The Desert Symphony. Each artist’s performance is choreographed to music selected by the maestro. Time/Place: 8pm / McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert Contact: 760-340-2787 / www.mccallumtheatre.com
2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road Jan. 13 Discover special art exhibits, museum quality art as well as cultural art to brighten your soul, meet other like-minded people, and maybe get a little exercise going from art gallery to design gallery to art gallery. Time/Place: 5-8pm / Cathedral City’s Art & Design District Contact: 760-770-0340 / www.discovercathedralcity.com
Desert Art Festival Jan. 13-14 Hundreds of talented artists are proud to present their unique work in acrylic, collage, etchings, mixed media, oils, pencil, watercolors, digital and traditional photography. Contemporary craftsmen present unique styles of individually handcrafted functional and decorative pottery, raku, turned wood vessels and gourd art. Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Frances Stevens Park, Palm Springs Contact: 818-813-4478 / www.westcoastartists.com
Desert Woman’s Show Jan. 13-14 11th annual Expo featuring an array of products and services, seminars on today’s hottest topics, and Taste of the Valley with food, wine and beer tasting. Attended by thousands of guests, the Expo offers daily fashion shows, stimulating seminars on today’s hottest topics including Stem Cells Demystified, Myths & Truths of Organic Foods plus a Hawaiian Fusion Cooking Class with ROY’s. Time/Place: Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-4pm / Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Contact: 760-285-3903 / www.desertwomansshow.com
IW Back9 5k Fun Walk Jan. 14 Come join fellow residents for a healthy 5k walk through our scenic golf course. After the walk enjoy Desert Recreation District Tai Chi for beginners. Coffee and tea will be served, so come out and meet some fellow residents. Meet at back patio at 6:55 a.m. No RSVP necessary and no dogs allowed. Followed by Stretching/Tai Chi on Players Course. Time/Place: 7-8:30am / Indian Wells Golf Resort Contact: 760-346-2489 / www.cityofindianwells.org
HITS Coachella Desert Circuit Horse Shows Jan. 16-Mar. 18 Saddle up and head to the horse show of the year, HITS Coachella, and watch as riders and their horses jump, leap and gallop their way across the course with grace and skill. Time/Place: HITS Desert Horse Park: 85-555 Airport Blvd., Thermal Contact: 845-246-8833 / www.hitsshows.com
Park After Dark (Adult Night) Jan. 19 Ever wonder what the animals are up to at The Living Desert when the people go home and the lights go out? Each adult only night will feature either a beer, wine, bourbon or vodka tasting opportunity in addition to a guided tour of specially selected animal exhibits. Time/Place: 6-8:30pm / The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Palm Desert Contact: 760-346-5694 x2506 / www.livingdesert.org
Art on Main Street Jan. 20 Old Town La Quinta is committed to continuing the art events previously known as “Art Under the Umbrellas” which were recently cancelled by La Quinta Arts Foundation. Under the new name, the event series, which is an 11-year tradition in La Quinta, will continue under the management of Old Town La Quinta LLC a premier sponsor The City of La Quinta, in support of artists and the larger community. Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Old Town La Quinta Contact: 760-777-7000 / www.laquintaca.gov
Palm Desert Panther 5K Jan. 21 Benefits Palm Desert Charter Middle School, and is fun for the whole family (and your dogs, too!). Come on out and walk, jog or run this flat, fast course. Time/Place: 8am / El Paseo Contact: 760-702-2466 / https://register.chronotrack.com/r/32584
Rancho Mirage Writers Festival Jan. 24-26 A world class gathering of writers, thinkers, and people contributing to the intellectual vitality of our time. Writers will talk about their books, their source of ideas, and the mechanics of writing for publication. Time/Place: Rancho Mirage Public Library Contact: 760-341-7323 / www.rmwritersfest.org
Southwest Arts Festival Indio Jan. 25-28 Every year the Arts Festival continues to evolve and attract a high caliber of talented artists and unique artwork. This year’s festival will feature interactive art displays and live music, with pottery, glass and fine art painting scheduled to be on display. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of food and beverage options while casually walking the grounds. Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Empire Polo Club Contact: 760-347-0676 / www.discoverindio.com
Cathedral City Movies in the Park Jan. 27 The free event happens once a month on a Saturday evening every month between November and May. Tonight’s movie is “Moana.” You are welcome to bring snacks or non-alcoholic drinks, but you can also purchase them from the movie organizers at the concession stand. Time/Place: 7-9pm / Downtown Festival Lawn Contact: 760-770-0340 / www.discovercathedralcity.com
Palm Springs Health Run & Fitness Expo Jan. 27 Start the New Year off right with this 5k, 10k and beginner run that begins and ends with a large health and wellness festival offering giveaways, services, fitness experts, and cooking demonstrations. Time/Place: 8am-2pm / Ruth Hardy Park: 700 E Tamarisk Road Contact: 760-323-6511 / www.palmspringshealthrun.com
Heroes in Recovery 6K Jan. 28 The Palm Springs Heroes in Recovery 6K is a unique run/walk presented by Michael’s House. Foundations Recovery Network’s mission is to be the leader in evidence-based, integrated treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders through clinical services, education, and research. The sixth kilometer separates a Heroes 6K race from a typical 5K to symbolize the extra effort it takes to sustain recovery. Time/Place: 8-10am / Michael’s House: 515 N Palm Canyon Drive Contact: 888-312-4220 / www.heroesinrecovery.com
Full Moon Hike Jan. 31 Experience a hike by moonlight! See the beauty of the shadows and wash of moonlight over the mountains. We will be looking for all types of night creatures along the trail. Bring 1-2 liters of water per person, headlamp or flashlight, a black light (if you have one) and wear closed-toe shoes. Time/Place: 7-9pm / Top of the Cove Parking Lot Contact: 760-862-9984 / www.DesertMountains.org
VillageFest Every Thursday Downtown Palm Springs transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Add all that to the great shops, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues located along World Famous Palm Canyon Drive – and the result is one of Southern California’s most popular weekly events. Time/Place: 6-10pm / Palm Canyon Drive Contact: 760-320-3781 / www.villagefest.org
College of the Desert Street Fair Every Sat. & Sun. With merchandise and services for all ages and any budget, the Street Fair offers more than 300 merchants, artists, a farmer’s market, live entertainment, gourmet food and much more. Time/Place: 7am-2pm / 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert Contact: 760-636-7957 / http://codaastreetfair.com
And if you really want to make San Diego or Coachella Valley your home, second home, etc. Contact Nancy Bergman, Realtor at Windermere Homes and Estates. CA BRE# 01893550. She can make your dreams of living in San Diego or in Coachella Valley a reality. Nancy Bergman www.sandiegohomesbynancy.com or 858-617-9449