Home prices have been falling for years while the rental market has tightened…making home ownership more affordable than renting in 98 out 100 largest metros in the U.S. This includes San Diego! Still the best advice would be to plan on being in an area at least five years before buying. At five years plus you are dollars ahead with the savings generated by the mortgage-interest deduction and other tax write offs. The only two metros where it is still better to rent than buy are Honolulu and San Francisco.
The Santee Historical Society will be holding their big fund raiser on Saturday, November 5, 2011. If you would like to support the preservation of the History of Santee please consider donating some unused items. It is not too early to start putting aside items for this fun fund raiser. This year we will be accepting clean and working household items, toys, etc. Baby clothes will be accepted, but no adult clothes. Please call Elaine Brack at 619-443-0573 for more information.
Santee Historical Society Website.
If you are looking for fun things to do this summer in Santee…then here is my list. Let me know what is on yours.
1. Watch the fireworks display on July 4th in the Santee Town Center area.
2. Take a walk along the San Diego River starting at Mast Park…going to Cuyamaca Street and returning to Mast Park.
3. Go to Santee Lakes and have a picnic, fish, or a paddle boat ride.
4. Go to the Mission Trails Regional Park and take a 1.5 hour guided nature walk.
5. Shopping at Santee Trolley Square (my wife insisted this be on the list).
6. Breakfast at Jimmy’s restaraunt or Mimi’s Cafe with family and friends.
7. Play a round of golf at The Carlton Oaks Country Club Golf Course.
8. Take an exercise class (yoga, cycling or aerobics) at the Cameron YMCA.
9. Spend the afternoon at the Santee Library reading books or magazines.
10. Attend one of the free Santee Summer Concert Series Events.
Have a great and a safe summer!
Well the Santee Street Fair was great! My wife, Jo-Anne, and I enjoyed several of the afternoon bands such as Creedence Relived and Liquid Blue. My wife still has her dance moves…mine needed a little dusting off. Creedence played a mixture of “oldies” while Liquid Blue played the gamut from The Rolling Stones to Pink. They played lots of great dance tunes. The weather was great. There was plenty of parking and there appeared to be plenty of bathrooms too. If you weren’t able to make it this year include it on your calendar for next. It should be better than ever. The Santee Chamber of Commerce did a great job of putting this event together. My hat is off to them! To get just a taste of yesterday…check out the short video on the right side bar titled Santee Street Fair 2011.
Don’t miss the Santee Street Fair this Saturday from 10 to 7 pm. The weather forecast is perfect…sunny with a high of 74 degrees and 0% chance of rain. The Santee Street Fair will feature live bands, rides for the kids, entertainment, food, arts and crafts, beer and wine garden and over 300 vendor booths. The event is free to all. The Fair will feature several band including Bayou Brothers, Creedence Relived and Liquid Blue. The Santee Food Bank will have a booth there to accept donations of canned food. The food bank provides emergency food assistance to low and moderate income residents of Santee. Please bring your canned foods or a donation to support the Santee Food Bank. See you there!