California Real Estate Fast Facts

Fast Facts

Calif. median home price: January 2015:

  • California: $426,790
  • Calif. highest median home price by region/county January 2015: San Mateo, $1,012,500
  • Calif. lowest median home price by region/county January 2015: Del Norte, $152,260

Calif. Pending Home Sales Index:
January 2015: Increased 26.7 percent from 70.9 in December to 89.8 in January.

Calif. Traditional Housing Affordability Index: Fourth Quarter 2014: 30 percent (Source: C.A.R.)

Mortgage rates: Week ending 2/19/2015 (Source: Freddie Mac)
• 30-yr. fixed: 3.76% fees/points: 0.6%
• 15-yr. fixed: 3.05% fees/points: 0.6%
• 1-yr. adjustable: 2.45% Fees/points: 0.4%

San Diego Calendar of Events – March 2015

Flower Fields 2015 Mar. 1-May 10
This 50 acres of extraordinary color, better known as The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch®, is in bloom on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean and offers a special nursery, garden, and gift shop by Armstrong Garden Centers in addition to festivals throughout the season.
Time/Place: 9am-6pm / 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad
Contact: (760) 431-0352 /

Spring Business Expo Mar. 2
The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud to present our fourth Business Expo. Enjoy meeting and networking with your friends, neighbors, and over 25 unique local businesses while you drink, dine and dance.
Time/Place: 5-7pm / Belly Up: 143 S. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach
Contact: (858) 755-4775 /

Montgomery Waller Comm. Park Carnival Mar. 5-8
Bring your friends to a carnival where persons of all ages are having a good time. Attractions include traditional carnival rides and games, snacks, and a computer portrait novelty booth.
Time/Date: 5-11pm / 3020 Coronado Avenue
Contact: (760) 735-8542 /

Spring Home/Garden Show Mar. 6-8
Hundreds of exhibits of home improvement and remodeling products.
Time/Place: Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds: O’Brien Hall
Contact: (858) 350-3738 /

California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California Mar. 6-29
This juried exhibition of original work is an exploration of the popular fascination with the celebrated lifestyle, influences, and environs of SoCal.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Oceanside Museum of Art: 704 Pier View Way
Contact: (760) 435-3721 /

Finish Chelsea’s Run Mar. 7
Chelsea King was an avid cross country runner who tragically lost her life while on a training run at Lake Hodges. You can finish her run. It’s a 5K run/walk. A post-festival accompanies the event.
Time/Place: 5-11am / Balboa Park
Contact: (760) 877-2077 /

San Marcos Trails Day Mar. 7
This easy, 3-mile hike will visit the Discovery Lake, Discovery Creek and Cima Drive trails. A more challenging, 7-mile hike will be offered to Double Peak Park and the ridgeline trails for both fast and easy paced hikers.
Time/Place: 8am-12pm / Discovery Lake Park, San Marcos
Contact: (760) 744-9000 x3535 /

Colon Cancer Alliance Run/Walk Mar. 7
The purpose of this 5K run/walk is to bring awareness about the importance of colon screening and early detection. There is also a 1-mile memorial walk. Come and join medical personnel and others at this event.
Time/Place: 8-9:30am / East Mission Bay Park
Contact: (202) 628-0123 x117 /

Run Voyagers Run Literacy Run/Walk Mar. 7
Event sponsored by Clear View PTA with proceeds going to school field trips.
Time/Place: 8-10am / Clear View Elementary & Surrounding Streets: 455 Windrose Way, Chula Vista

Battle of the Bands Mar. 7
Entry to the first 10 bands that submit a complete application. Cash prizes.
Time/Place: 2-8pm / Fallbrook Community Center: 341 Heald Ln.
Contact: (760) 728-1671 /

San Diego Half Marathon Mar. 8
There’s a half marathon and a 5K to choose from. The course begins and ends at Petco Park and travels through the Gaslamp Quarter, Port District, Liberty Station, Hillcrest, and Balboa Park. This event is in conjunction with the San Diego Gaslamp Block Party.
Time/Place: 7am-1pm / Petco Park
Contact: (619) 333-6786 /

San Marcos Alive Mar. 8
In addition to a fine arts fair, San Marcos Alive will include craft vendors, art demonstrations and displays. and plenty of hands-on art projects. Local dancers and musicians. Food will be available for purchase. No charge for admission or parking.
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / San Marcos Civic Center
Contact: (760) 744-1050 /

San Diego Gaslamp Block Party Mar. 8
The party is for you, friends and family to EAT, SHOP & PLAY in downtown San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter after the San Diego Half Marathon! Celebrate San Diego is FREE & open to the public.
Time/Place: 8am-1pm / Gaslamp Quarter

Robert Egger South Bay Rec. Center Carnival Mar. 12-15
Bring your friends to a carnival at Robert Egger Sr. South Bay Recreation Center where persons of all ages are having a good time. Attractions include traditional carnival rides and games, snacks, and a computer portrait novelty booth.
Time/Place: 5-11pm / 1885 Coronado Avenue
Contact: (760) 735-8542 /

St. Patrick’s Day 10K & 4-Mile & 2-Mile Run/Walks Mar. 14
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, participants are encouraged to wear an Irish-themed costume or something green. You can choose between a 10K run, 4-mile run/walk, or a 2-mile run/walk. There are awards in each age division and an award for the best Irish-themed costume.
Time/Place: 7:30-10am / East Mission Bay
Contact: (619) 298-7400 /

Tip Top Run & World Water Day Mar. 14
This is an event the entire family can enjoy. There are 2 ways to participate, choose from a 10k run, or a 5k run. Run cost is included in your registration is the run/walk, food from Tip Top Meats, and a T-shirt.
Time/Place: 8:30am / Agua Hedionda Discovery Center: 1580 Cannon Road, Carlsbad
Contact: (760) 804-1969 /

Shamrock 2015 Mar. 14
Irish eyes are smiling at this Saint Patrick’s Day festival. Come and mingle amid a happy crowd for a joyous evening filled with an Irish flavor of entertainment, dancing, food, drink, shamrocks, and more. 21+ event.
Time/Place: 4pm-12am / Gaslamp Quarter
Contact: (619) 233-5008 /

Spring Garden Festival Mar. 14-15
Enjoy on-going speakers, herb festival marketplace, spring plant sale, crafts and activities for kids, one stop shopping for all of your spring garden needs and so much more!
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / San Diego Botanic Garden: 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas
Contact: (760) 436-3036 /

Rainbow Ribbon Run Mar. 15
A fun run that raises funds and awareness for cancer.
Time/Place: 8-10am / Harvest Park: 1550 East Palomar Street, Chula Vista

Spring Into Healthy Living Mar. 18
Free health screenings, breakfast, health and wellness fair, stroll in the park, opportunity drawings and more!
Time/Place: 9am-12pm / Cameron Family YMCA: 10123 Riverwalk Drive, Santee
Contact: (877) 926-8300 /

Mickey Cafagna Golf Classic Mar. 20
The Poway Chamber Board of Directors elected to honor the well-loved former Mayor of Poway, Mickey Cafagna, by establishing this annual event in his memory.
Time/Place: 10:30am / Maderas Golf Club: 17750 Old Coach Rd., Poway
Contact: (858) 748-0016 /

San Diego Race for Autism Mar. 21
The event is a 5K run/walk and a 1-mile walk at Balboa Park. A resource fair is accompanied by the event.
Time/Place: 6:45-11am / Balboa Park
Contact: (858) 679-8800 /

Hot Chocolate 5K & 15K Mar. 22
The event is a 5K and 15K race that begins and ends at Petco Park and travels through downtown, Golden Hill, and North Park. Both courses provide a good workout. Participants can enjoy a post-race party with music, hot cocoa, and treats dipped in delicious chocolate fondue.
Time/Place: 6:30-11am / Petco Park
Contact: (619) 308-6472 /

KIA Classic Mar. 23-29
The Kia Classic features a full 144-player field competing for a $1.7 million purse at Aviara Golf Club. Watch 2014 champion Anna Nordqvist, defend her title against Lexi Thompson, Paula Creamer, Stacy Lewis and more.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Park Hyatt Aviara Golf Club: 7447 Batiquitos Drive, Carlsbad
Contact: (888) SEE-LPGA /

Joint Mixer with the La Mesa Chamber & Santee Chamber Mar. 25
Join us for fun, great food, raffle prizes, beverages and more!
Time/Place: 5:30-7pm / Lantern Crest Senior Living: 11010 Sunset Trail, Santee
Contact: (619) 465-7700 x2 /

Act Today 5K Mar. 28
Athletes are you ready? There’s a 10K, 5K, and a 1-mile Fun Run. Proceeds help to provide care and services for military families who have an autistic child and are unable to afford the cost. Post-event festivities include music, food, drink, and inflatable jumpers.
Time/Place: 7:30-11am / East Mission Bay
Contact: (818) 340-4010 /

The Second City 55th Anniversary Tour Mar. 28
Celebrating 55 years as the nation’s preeminent improvisational comedy troupe, The Second City will perform classic skits as well as all-new, improvised spoofs on local and national events.
Time/Place: 8-10pm / Poway Center for the Performing Arts: 15498 Espola
Contact: (858) 748-0505 /

Carlsbad 5000 Mar. 28-29
Features a fast and fun seaside course where 16 world records have been set. Both rookie runners and serious speedsters alike enjoy running or walking in one of seven people’s races. Visit the Health & Fitness Expo in The Village of Carlsbad.
Time/Place: See website for schedule.
Contact: (800) 311-1255 /

San Diego Crew Classic Rowing Regatta Mar. 28-29
Competitors are collegiate, junior, and master athletes from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe. A trade show accompanies the event.
Time/Place: 7:30am-6pm / West Mission Bay
Contact: (619) 225-0300 /

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