The National Association of Realtors just released their Pending Sales Report which revealed that buyer demand is at its highest point in three years. At the same time, the supply of homes for sale has dramatically dropped in the last several months. That has created a real estate market not seen since boom times of the last decade. We are beginning to see bidding wars in most price points in almost every market.
As The Winston School gears up for its eighth annual Festival of the Arts on May 18, many of the students are putting finishing touches on their creations while others are selecting from work done earlier this year or rehearsing for performances. The festival, which is a highlight of the year for the school and the surrounding community, exemplifies the school’s “philosophy of helping students find and develop their passions and their strengths, whether that be in the arts, in the field of technology, in history, whatever,” said Headmaster Mike Peterson.
An estimated 37,764 new and resale houses and condos sold statewide last month. That was up 31.5 percent from 28,719 in February, and up 0.8 percent from 37,481 sales in March 2012, according to San Diego-based DataQuick.
Members of the North Country Dance Arts competition team won multiple awards at the recent Count Down National Dance Competition Tour event held recently in Fallbrook. Over seven studios competed with some from as far away as Anaheim and Temecula. The venue includes some of the most competitive performances in the country. Various Carmel Valley residents were amongst the dozen dancers from NCDA who participated and placed. The categories included soloist and group acts in the areas of tap, jazz, lyrical and contemporary.