Oceanside, CA Real Estate News

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
The establishment of the 21 California missions over a period of about 54 years, beginning in 1769, played an important role in the history, growth, and development of California.A number of existing towns grew up around these religious communities that brought livestock, grains, flowers, fruits and industry to California in addition to Christianity.The missions were all established along El Camino Real, the "King's Highway", which exist today; from as far north as Sonoma (north of San Francisco) and south almost to the Mexican border in San Diego.READ MORE: The History of the California MissionsThe Mission San Luis Rey de Francia is the 18th of the 21 missions, established in 1798 and named for Louis IX, King of France. This particular mission was the largest of all the California miss...
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By Dustin Rosa, Best at the Beach
(Premiere Properties)
Opening Doors - Labradors & REALTORS® by Dustin Rosa, REALTOR®∣Friday, August 1, 2008 Community Ties Being a REALTOR® involves more than just helping people buy and sell real estate. It’s being able to share quality services that improve people’s lives and make our neighborhoods better places to call home.   Giving back to the community by supporting local charities is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job as a REALTOR®, so I wanted to take this time to promote an amazing organization (located right here in Oceanside) that I proudly support, called Canine Companions for Independence (CCI).   For more than 30 years, Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) has been matching people with disabilities with highly-trained assistance dogs to enhance their independence and quality of lif...
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By Elissa Davey, San Diego County Realtor
(Carnevale Real Estate)
8 Reasons Why You Should Work With a REALTOR® 1. Navigate a complicated process. Buying or selling a home usually requires disclosure forms, inspection reports, mortgage documents, insurance policies, deeds, and multipage settlement statements. A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the best deal, and avoid delays or costly mistakes. 2. Information and opinions. Realtors® can provide local community information on utilities, zoning, schools, and more. They'll also be able to provide objective information about each property. A professional will be able to help you answer these two important questions: Will the property provide the environment I want for a home or investment? Second, will the property have resale value when I am ready to sell? 3. Help finding the best property out...
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By Tony Cannon, Real Estate - Oceanside Carlsbad
(Bressi Realty Carlsbad)
Here is a map showing the 7 residential villages(plus Sandalwood) comprising the tract home community of Rancho Del Oro in Oceanside, CA. Most are detached homes(about 1600), but there is Alacima which are townhomes, and The Missions at Rancho Del Oro Apartments(www.missionsatranchodeloro.com) also. In addition there is quite a bit of commercial space. Also shown are nearby Starbucks to give you an idea how convenient is the location. If you are interested in finding nice neighborhoods in Oceanside like this, let me know.
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By Tony Cannon, Real Estate - Oceanside Carlsbad
(Bressi Realty Carlsbad)
I had a buyer offer $360,000 4 months ago for 1706 Calle Platico in Oceanside's Rancho Del Oro neighborhood. We were beat out one month later by an offer at $378,000. Today the bank lists the home as an REO at an asking price of $325,000. Will multiple offers drive the price up to the price they could have gotten during the short sale. Probably not. So the bank loses more money, and the seller had to have a foreclosure instead of a short sale on their credit. Seems like a lose-lose decision which is unfortunately all too common with banks not looking at the "big picture".
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By Elissa Davey, San Diego County Realtor
(Carnevale Real Estate)
Thank heavens for FHA financing. Many of today's real estate professionals and consumers have never been exposed to FHA because of home prices in the San Diego market over the past several years. For many of us, FHA was an important part of the housing market in the past. All good things eventually resurface and FHA is one of the bright stars that are shining on this market. I think it is important to identify all of the reasons why this program is so important to the real estate community. Before doing so, it is worth noting that the mandatory seller fees associated with FHA financing in the past no longer exist. All fees are negotiable now - mandatory seller fees were as high as $1500 with some lenders and often discouraged sellers from entertaining offers involving FHA financing prio...
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By Margaret Hokkanen, → Carlsbad Real Estate
(SurfTheTurf.com, Inc.)
Sorry I've been absent, but we've been busy.  I've had a few comments lately on some of the HDR posts, so I thought I would post some recent images that I created for consideration. THESE WERE HARD TO TAKE.  This is a beach house right on the sand in Oceanside, CA.  I had to wait until a very clear day when there wasn't so much humidity in the air (i.e., NO cloud cover).  Consequently, the outside light was HOT HOT HOT.  The difference between inside and outside is large even on a cloudy day in a neighborhood with grass and trees.  But on the sand next to the water, the amount of light bouncing around outside is RIDICULOUS.  I had never shot a home in this setting, and if you haven't done it, get prepared for some post-processing work!  Even my HDR images were having all sorts of issues...
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By Elissa Davey, San Diego County Realtor
(Carnevale Real Estate)
Los Angeles Times Fed stiffens restrictions on mortgage lenders The Federal Reserve is clamping down on what it called "deceptive acts and practices" by some mortgage lenders that it says helped lead to the subprime mortgage crisis. The new rules, which apply to all banks and other lenders and specifically target subprime loans and borrowers, will take effect Oct. 1. MAKING SENSE OF THE STORY FOR CONSUMERS · The new rules "are intended to protect consumers from unfair or deceptive acts and practices in mortgage lending, while keeping credit available to qualified borrowers and supporting sustainable homeownership," said Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. · The new rules will prohibit loans to borrowers who can't repay the loan from income and assets other than the home's value and w...
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By Elissa Davey, San Diego County Realtor
(Carnevale Real Estate)
I have been a realtor in San Diego for 15 years. I am also a certified and background checked Notary for the State of California.  I have two sons and two grandsons.  I am honest, ethical and knowledgable about our real estate market.   I work for Windermere Exclusive Properties near the beach in Carlsbad, California and love being near the place where all the tourist and locals come to have fun. I also run a non profit corportation called Garden of Innocence National and the sole purpose of this it to teach and provide dignified burials for abandoned and unidentified children.  I am trying to raise money so I can start a garden in every state.   Currently I have a garden in San Diego and have laid to rest over 105 babies.   We also have one in St. Louis and getting ready to start ones ...
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I was wondering why I didn't get any comments on my article.  So upon my review I found the damn statistics had taken the path of error...this page can't be found.  So Damn Lies, Statistics and Techonology!  Here is the latest on what is going on in San Diego.   http://hangtenrealestate.com/2008/06/24/san-diego-county-economic-profile-june-2008/
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By Dusty Brazil Oceanside CA Realtor-DRE Lic.#: 01780273
(Oceanside Real Estate, Bank Owned Homes & Foreclosures)
Looking to retire in North County San Diego? North County San Diego offers some of the best retirement living for folks who want to enjoy the finest place to live in America. If you are seeking to live in a 55 + Up community in Oceanside, Carlsbad, San Marcos areas, here are a couple great choices for you. Oceanside Homes For Sale- Mobile Homes, Manufacutured Homes, Condos, Townhomes, Pacifica- Senior Community in Oceanside High $200,000's - High $300,000's  Detached and attached homes Pool, spa, tennis, clubhouse, lots more! SEE ALL PACIFICA HOMES FOR SALE IN OCEANSIDE HERE     Oceana- Condominiums, Attached and Detached Homes in Oceanside near everything  Condos start at $100,000-$200,000 Attached Homes go from $150,000's to high $200,000's Detached Homes go from  $200,000's to mid $3...
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By Brian Brady, 858-777-9751
(San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751)
Have you considered the 92057 zip code in Oceanside for your next investment property?  We think there is a compelling argument for the long-term property investor.  Consider this question on Trulia Voices: How is San Diego market doing now? Is it good time to buy investment/rental properties?Which zip codes have best potential if I plan to keep the properties for long term (5/10 years)? I said: Do a home search for properties in the 92057 Zip code, on Trulia- keep it to under $225,000.  Most of these properties sold north of $400K, in 2005. While that was overblown, you can see that there is a lot of room there for growth over a 5-10 year period.  They were once valued that high, now they're about half of the 2005 values.   Now, click this link- Marine Corps NCOs receive about $1,500-$...
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By Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA
(The Lewis Team at Keller Williams)
Oceanside San Diego Foreclosures Oceanside has foreclosures for sale in 2008 and in 2009 will also have many bank owned homes on the market. Bank owned properties or REO's in Oceanside CA are filling the San Diego MLS with reduced priced homes. Home and condo buyers wanting to buy a home or condo in the Oceanside area can take their pick. There are many Oceanside homes and condos already foreclosed on by the bank or mortgage holder and many more foreclosures are on the way. We have helped many San Diego home buyers buy a foreclosure and most have saved thousands and even tens of thousands buying a foreclosed home or condo. Buying foreclosures in Oceanside, San Diego California is real easy. You will need to have a knowledgeable real estate agent to show you where and what to look for an...
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By Robert Sizer, Associate Broker
(Andrew Arroyo Real Estate - Lic#01187872)
Are you finding homes that can actually be purchased  becoming more than just a chore.  I represent several buyers who are having quite the time finding a home, they can actually purchase. More than curious about market statistics, I decided to conduct a little research and selected the Oceanside, CA 92054 market for homes listed under $500K.  The total number of  detached homes currently Active/For Sale in Oceanside under $500K is 108, of which: Bank Owned -  23 Short Sales  -  55 Market Sales - 30 The total number of detached homes currently In Escrow/Pending sale in Oceanside under $500K is 47, of which: Bank Owned - 20 Short Sales - 15 Market Sales - 12 The bank owned properties seem to be the most sellable properties in this price range, followed by the private or market sales.  Br...
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By Tony Cannon, Real Estate - Oceanside Carlsbad
(Bressi Realty Carlsbad)
Oceanside's Arrowood community, including KB Homes' Windham and Buckingham tracts, is an area of homes less than 5 years old with new construction still ongoing. Unfortunately, this mix has caused it to have some of the biggest price drops (from the peak) that we have seen in Oceanside. As the inventory of bank owned homes has dwindled, and multiple offer situations has caused many buyers to miss out, the new home builders (KB, Richmond American, Fieldstone, and John Laing) have been very aggressive in both their pricing and the incentives offered which is now translating into decent sales activity. For example, of the 15 homes currently in escrow, 4 are bank owned, 1 is a short sale, 1 is a non-distressed seller, and 9 are new homes. Of homes sold in the past 3 months, 8 were bank owne...
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By Dennis Kaiser
(RE/MAX Associates)
It's been a heck of a few weeks! Homes in good locations under $400K are getting multiple offers, and most are selling substantially above the asking price. Watch for exciting numbers to start hitting the news when these properties close escrow!Buyers I meet at open houses are frustrated that they can't seem to buy a house! It's either a short sale (like watching grass grow) or an underpriced bank owned property (start the bidding war). There are darn few real sellers willing to sell into this market! Most are just staying put and waiting out the storm. So the reality is that buyers are having a heck of a time. They are making lots of offers that don't go through, and it's not because they are trying to lowball, it's because they are being outbid.The investors are coming out, as well as...
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By Kelly Zijlstra
(KZ interiorz)
    I am not a blogger, never read a blog page, but here I am embarking on my blog page and diving in! I own KZ interiorz, an innovative interior styling company which specializes in Real Estate Staging and Interior Redesign (staging to stay vs. staging to sell!).  Staging is a great way, for agents to set themselves apart from the competition by showing clients that they are really, completely dedicated to selling homes.  I recently staged a vacant home in Carlsbad and here are some of my before and after pics to check out.  Hope my blog is enjoyed by you and let me know if I can help you sell your clients home faster and for top dollar! I just staged a home (not the one below) on a Friday, the realtor had Open House on Saturday and an offer was placed on the house on Sunday! Who says ...
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By Dusty Brazil Oceanside CA Realtor-DRE Lic.#: 01780273
(Oceanside Real Estate, Bank Owned Homes & Foreclosures)
Yet another Bank Owned  Home in Oceanside, this one in Northview. Here is one pic of it and then compare to any home in Oceanside by subdivision or on my other Oceanside Real Estate Blogs   TOO LATE.... Property SOLD... CONTACT ME FOR A FREE LIST OF BANK OWNED HOMES IN OCEANSIDE RealEstateQuestion@yahoo.com  760 207 7245  
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By Dusty Brazil Oceanside CA Realtor-DRE Lic.#: 01780273
(Oceanside Real Estate, Bank Owned Homes & Foreclosures)
Here is yet ANOTHER great Bank owned home in Oceanside, this one in MISSION WELLS.. SOLD! SEE ALL MISSION WELLS HOMES FOR SALE IN OCEANSIDE HERE AND COMPARE   THIS ONE IS GONE..... Contact me for a list of up to date BANK OWNED HOMES IN OCEANSIDE!There are over 100 bank owned homes in Oceanside. Email me realestatequestion@yahoo.com 760 207 7245      
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By Dusty Brazil Oceanside CA Realtor-DRE Lic.#: 01780273
(Oceanside Real Estate, Bank Owned Homes & Foreclosures)
River Ranch is a gated community in North Oceanside CA. SEE ALL RIVER RANCH HOMES FOR SALE HERE   This is a killer deal on this River Ranch BANK OWNED HOME FOR SALE. Call me, lets make them an offer!.................................................................................................................................................................. TOO LATE ....................SOLD! To get a list of Bank Owned Homes in OCeanside or anywhere in San Diego EMAIL ME realestatequestion@yaho.com  760 207 7245 NO MELLO ROOS MLS #: 081034953  only $415,000  
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