Though February is short, it is filled with lots of love and sweet surprises. Read on for homeowner seasonal tips to consider and discover lifestyle tips curated just for you!
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Last Year’s Housing Market Was a Wild Ride…
Here’s What to Expect in 2022
The US housing market has had a white hot year. Home sales are on track to reach the highest level in 15 years, with an estimated 6 million homes sold in 2021.
But whether you benefited from this surge depended a lot on if you were selling a home or buying one.
Homeowners saw average home prices skyrocket nearly 20% through the third quarter compared to a year ago, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency. It was the largest annual home price increase in the history of the agency’s House Price Index. And, in some hot markets, the price increase was double that.
Without a doubt, the housing market was on a wild ride in 2021, and here’s what to expect this year.
Throughout February, you can experience the region’s rich cultural offerings during the annual San Diego Museum Month. Discover the story of San Diego through diverse museums, historic sites, gardens, zoos/aquariums, and more with virtual activities, behind-the-scenes tours and other special museum moments that can only be found in the nation’s eighth largest city.
February 11th – 14th
Celebrate the most romantic weekend of the year at The Gondola Company. Take a St. Valentino Cruise which includes a relaxing and romantic cruise through the canals and waterways of the Coronado Cays. This cruise includes a complimentary chocolate truffle plate and souvenir wine glasses. Select wines are available for purchase or guests are invited to bring their own beverage. Each cruise is 50 minutes.
Cardiff Kook Run
Roll out of bed and kick-start your Sunday with a 5k, 10k, or kids run. Kick off your Super Bowl Sunday as you race down the Coast Highway 101 taking in epic views of the Pacific Ocean and a world famous surf break. A fun event for the whole family! Sign up details can be found here.
February 25th – 26th & March 1st
Come celebrate Fat Tuesday at San Diego’s Mardi Gras Club Celebration in your most festive attire! This is a 21+ event. The 3-Day festivities are presented by the San Diego Tourism Authority, the historic Gaslamp Quarter, and the most notable nightclubs, live music venues, restaurants and bars along the famous Fifth Avenue. Ticket details here.
Lifestyle Tips & Tricks
The Best Places to Make Real Estate Investments in 2022
Not all areas of the U.S. are headed in the same direction when it comes to homebuying. While home prices are cooling down in New York and Hawaii, they’re heating up in Maine and Massachusetts. If you’re looking to make a real estate investment this year, there are a few markets that are worth taking a closer look at because of their anticipated price increases.
As it turns out, many of the top home design trends of 2022 are iterations of concepts we’ve seen in recent years, but it’s not due to a lack of creativity. Instead, it’s likely because we’re continuing to lean in to our personal tastes and needs. From
nature-inspired interiors to vintage furnishings and tactile finishes, here are the design trends that industry experts predict will dominate this year.
It’s time to get sweet on Valentine’s candy. And it’s not just in those heart-shape boxes, though there are plenty of those. If your significant other got you a box of chocolate-covered strawberries or you bought every bag of conversation hearts off the shelf in excitement, here’s the Valentine’s Day wine pairing to match.
February may be the shortest month, but that doesn’t mean it has any shortage of great travel opportunities. Aside from all the romantic Valentine’s Day weekend getaways, it’s also a great time to embrace winter sports, check out new hotel openings, and have a warm-weather escape. Whatever type of trip you choose, there’s no better mood-booster than a vacation in the middle of winter.
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