Median home prices continued to rise in the majority of metropolitan areas in the second quarter, with the national year-over-year price showing the strongest gain in seven-and-a-half years, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®.
Despite rising prices and higher mortgage interest rates, a companion breakout of income requirements to buy a median-priced home on a metro area basis shows most buyers remain well positioned to afford a home in their area.
The 11th annual “Day at the Races” fundraising event for Project Concern International (PCI) was held Aug. 2 in the Turf Club at the Del Mar Racetrack. This event generates funds and awareness for PCI’s health and humanitarian efforts in San Diego and worldwide, and is the biggest fundraiser held at the Del Mar Racetrack each year.
To date, this annual event has raised over $350,000 for PCI. The event was sponsored by UPS and hosted by Sandi Hadley of Real Living Lifestyles Real Estate
For more information, visit www.PCIGlobal.org.
The second annual Carmel Valley 5K and Fun Run benefiting the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF) has moved from December to Jan. 25, 2014. The race fell on the same day as the Dec. 8 Iron Girl 10K and 5K at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, and to maximize the amount of runners participating, race organizer Katie Wilsey opted to move the date to January.
The 5K course will remain the same as last year; starting at Carmel Del Mar School and running on the SR-56 CVREP trail. The Kid’s Fun Run will be a one-mile course on the Carmel Del Mar campus. New this year, runners will receive a technical tee.
Last year’s inaugural race raised over $38,000 for DMSEF and the foundation hopes to do even better this year. During registration, Wilsey is keeping tabs on the participation rates from each DMUSD school. The school with the highest percent of race registration (including friends and families) takes home a trophy. The 2012 winner was Carmel Del Mar — so far Del Mar Heights is in first place, followed by Ashley Falls and Carmel Del Mar.
To register, visit carmelvalley5K.com
An area filled with weeds, foxtails and other neglected plant materials lining a fence along a city-owned alleyway has been beautified as the latest project in the City of Del Mar’s Adopt-A-Spot program.