San Diego County, CA Real Estate News

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What's the Value of My Oceanside Home? Oceanside Home Sales for August 2021 The Oceanside real estate market has continued to shift. This market report does not include private sales or manufactured, mobile, or multifamily housing; the numbers are taken from the MLS and are believed to be accurate at the time this report was written, but are not guaranteed. Having information from a knowledgeable REALTOR about local market conditions benefits you as a buyer or seller and will help you make informed decisions about buying or selling Oceanside homes for sale. READ MORE: Oceanside California – A Growing and Changing Coastal San Diego Community In August 2021 there were 235 homes sold in Oceanside’s 4 zip codes (92054, 92056, 92057, 92058), 7% more sales than in July. Here’s the breakdown o...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Encinitas Cruise Nights - Classic Cars~ Last Event for 2021 ~ I suspect everyone, classic car buffs and non-aficionados alike, loves this annual series of Encinitas Cruise Nights on the 3rd Thursday each month from May through September.  I’m not sure but this may be the 19th annual event! As always you can expect members of the various local car clubs to have their vehicles parked for oohing and aahing! If you missed the first 4 events your last opportunity in 2021 is next week, Thursday September 16th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. I’ve been several times, although it’s been a few years now, and you can’t help but fawn over all the Woodies, Hot Rods and other classic, vintage, and foreign cars parked along the Coast Highway 101 in downtown Encinitas! They are all beautiful and so well maintain...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of my Encinitas Home? Encinitas Homes for Sale in August 2021 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market should be aware of, and understand, local market conditions, and the impact they have on buying and selling, so they can make informed and educated decisions about Encinitas homes for sale. Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for August 2021 based on MLS data (private sales are not included nor are manufactured, mobile, or multi-family homes). These data are deemed reliable at the time this was written, but are not guaranteed. READ MORE Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA 60 homes sold in Encinitas in August, 15% more sales than last month. Here’s the breakdown of activity. Single Fa...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of my San Marcos Home? San Marcos Home Sales for August 2021  The San Marcos real estate market continues to shift each month. These data do not include private sales, mobile homes or multi-family housing (the data are derived from the MLS and are believed to be accurate at the time this report was published, but are not guaranteed).  Having details about current local market conditions benefits you as a buyer or seller so you can make educated decisions about buying and selling San Marcos homes for sale especially in this busy market. READ MORE: San Marcos - A Thriving Inland Residential CommunitySan Elijo Hills – Award-Winning Master Planned Community in San MarcosLake San Marcos – Resort and Residential Community in San Marcos, CA In August 2021 there were 111 homes ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of My Carlsbad Home? Carlsbad Market Report for August 2021  The Carlsbad real estate market continues to shift, with some changes from last month and 1 year ago. These data do not include private sales, mobile homes or multi-family housing (the numbers are derived from the MLS and are believed to be accurate at the time they are reported but are not guaranteed). Media reports generally speak in broad terms, and do not reflect our local Carlsbad housing market. Current data, and analysis, about the local market conditions benefit you so you can make well-informed purchase and/or sale decisions about Carlsbad homes for sale.  READ MORE ABOUT CARLSBADCarlsbad Village by the Sea 173 homes sold in Carlsbad in August (92008, 92009, 92010 and 92011), just 4 fewer sales than i...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home?  Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home Sales for August 2021 It’s essential for buyers and sellers in the Cardiff real estate market to have accurate, up-to-date information about local market conditions in order to make educated buying and selling decisions about Cardiff homes for sale.  Local market conditions impact buying and selling in terms of inventory, pricing, competition, and time on market, and you should understand how these conditions affect your buying and selling decisions. Read More About Cardiff-by-the-Sea: Cardiff by the Sea – Quintessential Beach Community Like to Walk? Live in the Walking District in Cardiff CAWant to Live in a Musical Community? Try the Composer District in Cardiff, CA Here’s a summary of the Cardiff real estate mar...
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By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
San Diego Now Allows Tiny Homes and Park Models as ADUsThe ADU landscape has changed in a big way.  This is great news for property/homeowners and investors with small lots with limited space in some ways. The City of San Diego has recently passed an ordinance that allows Tiny Homes and Park Models to be installed as ADUs. All the San Diego jurisdictions are allowed to install them as well under special circumstances. But this is the tip of the iceberg. Jurisdictions Statewide, including the City of Los Angeles are also allowing them as well. It looks to be only a matter of time before we see many if not most jurisdictions beginning to allow them.This does come with a caveat, however. Albeit Tiny Homes and Park Models are a lot less expensive than site built and even manufactured ADUs, ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
We live on a canyon in Carlsbad, and as a result have a bit of wildlife running around - lots of different birds, coyotes, rabbits and squirrels.  Some of the smaller critters make it through the fence and onto to our back patio. Fortunately the coyotes are usually way off in the distance, but we occasionally see them during the day, and hear them late at night or very early in the morning. Last night we had another visitor on the patio..."that little stinker," as my wife said (pun intended). It was on the move, checking out the in-ground spa, and then it ran off, so the photo from inside the French doors is not very good. But it didn't seem prudent to try and get a better photo from outside. We've seen it a number of times (occasionally with a friend) in the last year or so on the othe...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Carlsbad Music Festival 2021 ~ Carlsbad Village ~ The 17th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival, offering “adventurous music at the beach” (per the website) with multiple concerts, will take place in Carlsbad Village August 27th through the 29th. Check out the Carlsbad Music Festival Facebook page. The Carlsbad Music Festival, has been a crowd pleaser for nearly 2 decades and 2021 will likely be no different.  This year there are 25 individual artists and groups, with all performances outdoors for Covid safety. In addition to great music there will be an artisan market, a beer garden, and food trucks to enjoy. St. Michael’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, at 2775 Carlsbad Boulevard, is the hub of the Carlsbad Music Festival. Concerts will also be held at nearby Magee Park at 258 Beech Avenue.  H...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Carlsbad Oktober-Feast Kickoff ~ Saturday October 2, 2021 ~  No, that’s not a typo! Carlsbad’s popular annual Oktoberfest, for years traditionally taking place the 1st Saturday in October, will be a modified event in 2021, and will celebrate our local restaurants for the entire month. Pretty cool idea! Sponsored, as always, by Carlsbad’s 2 rotary clubs – the Rotary Club of Carlsbad, and the Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club – the October-Feast will include a Kick-Off event at the Carlsbad Strawberry Company on October 2nd, and a month-long feast at local restaurants. The event serves as a major fundraiser for the Carlsbad Rotary Clubs – they raised almost $60,000 in 2020 for various local charities. Now about the October 2nd kick-off event from 12 noon until 8:00 PM… Come enjoy a traditional...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What's the Value of My La Jolla Home? La Jolla Home Sales for July 2021  The La Jolla housing market is one of the more expensive in San Diego County. If you take a virtual tour of La Jolla (see link below), or visit in person, you’ll readily see why this is so. As a La Jolla buyer or seller, having up-to-date local market information about La Jolla homes for sale is essential in order to make informed decisions about selling and/or buying your La Jolla home. La Jolla is a beautiful seaside community with abundant homes offering amazing views of the ocean from the hills or shoreline, along with a trendy, up-scale village offering the best in shopping, dining and services. La Jolla has been compared to the French and Italian Rivieras with impressive ocean and coastline vistas, spectacula...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of My Rancho Santa Fe Home? Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate Market Report for July 2021 It’s important that buyers and sellers in the Rancho Santa Fe real estate market have up-to-date information about the local market conditions so they can make educated decisions about Rancho Santa Fe homes for sale, whether they are buying, selling, or investing.  The Rancho Santa Fe housing market is the most expensive community, on average, in San Diego County, with large estates, gated communities, and luxury and equestrian properties on expansive lots that are often measured in acres. At this time there are 18 properties for sale at over $10,000,000, with 1 at $98,500,000! LEARN MORE ABOUT RANCHO SANTA FE:  Rancho Santa Fe - Luxury Home Buyer's Paradise in San Diego Here is a summar...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of my Solana Beach Home? Solana Beach Real Estate Market Report for July 2021  Solana Beach is an affluent seaside town south of Encinitas and Cardiff by the Sea, and one of the more expensive coastal communities in North San Diego County. Understanding recent trends and current market conditions in Solana Beach is essential so buyers and sellers can make educated decisions about buying or selling Solana Beach Homes for Sale. READ MORE about Solana Beach:Solana Beach Real Estate The following data are taken from the MLS for Solana Beach home listings and sales (private sales are not included, nor are multifamily properties or mobile or manufactured homes). The data are believed to be reliable at the time this report was published, but are not guaranteed. In July 2021 th...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of My Del Mar Home? Del Mar Home Sales for July 2021  Del Mar is a small coastal town in North San Diego County, and is one of the more expensive communities. Del Mar so far holds the record for the most expensive property sold publicly in the MLS in San Diego County (around $48,000,000 in 2007).  This oceanfront property came on the market again in 2019, selling in July 2020 for $43,000,000! Current information on the local Del Mar housing market conditions helps buyers and sellers make educated decisions about Del Mar homes for sale. These statistics were obtained from the MLS (the data are believed accurate at the time this report was written, but are not guaranteed, and do not include private/non-MLS sales).  READ MORE: Del Mar – Affluent Seaside Town (A Community P...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
I was in the middle of making a Tiramisu Saturday morning for our weekend family guests when the doorbell rang. I figured it was a delivery but went to the door anyhow. It was the neighbor from several doors down the street who immediately announced "I think your main water line just burst!" Yes, indeed, we had a major problem, with lots of water flowing down the driveway, sidewalk and into the street. The neighbor lives several doors down from us and had seen the water flowing down the road. He told me he was pretty sure he what the problem was before coming up to our house, since others on the street had experienced the same issue in the last few years, and he had as well. Thank goodness for a thoughtful neighbor! I turned off the water at the street right away and immediately got on ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of my Escondido Home?Escondido Real Estate Market in July 2021 Escondido is an inland community in North San Diego County, approximately 20 miles from the beaches, and just east of San Marcos. It’s important for buyers and sellers in the Escondido housing market to understand recent trends and current local market conditions in order to make informed decisions about buying and selling Escondido homes for sale. READ MORE:A Tour of Escondido – A Diverse Inland San Diego CommunityThe following data are taken from the MLS (private sales are not included in these statistics, nor are multifamily properties, or mobile and manufactured homes). The data are believed to be reliable at the time this report was written but are not guaranteed. A total of 224 homes sold in July, just...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of my Vista Home?Vista Home Sales for July 2021 The community of Vista is located inland in North San Diego County, and borders Carlsbad, Oceanside and San Marcos. Vista offers diverse housing opportunities in tract home communities, rental complexes and 55+ communities, as well as in rural settings with large lots and in many cases great views.  Vista offers mixed use and agricultural areas, plus a growing and changing downtown with a wide range of shopping and dining opportunities and services.  Major commuting routes (the 15 and 78 freeways) are readily accessible, and there is a terrific Farmers Market each Saturday at the Vista Courthouse Complex – it’s definitely worth a visit. It’s important for buyers and sellers in the Vista housing market to understand the rec...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of Encinitas Home? Encinitas Homes for Sale in July 2021 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market must understand local market conditions, and the impact they have on buying and selling, in order to make informed and educated decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for July 2021 based on MLS data (private sales are not included nor are manufactured, mobile, or multi-family homes). These data are deemed reliable at the time this was written, but are not guaranteed. READ MORE: Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA 52 homes sold in Encinitas in July, 29% fewer sales than last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. Single Family Homes Sold47 ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
 Taste of Carlsbad Village 2021~ Thursday October 14th ~ The 2021 Taste of Carlsbad Village will be here soon, and excitement is mounting for this fun and tasty event which sadly was canceled last year, like so many other Carlsbad events. The Taste of Carlsbad Village is sponsored this year by First Team Real Estate.  The Taste of Carlsbad Village is still a couple of months away, but why not get it on your Fall calendar now so you don’t forget?! Carlsbad foodies will get to spend 3 hours on THURSDAY OCTOBER 14th from 5:00 and 8:00 pm on a self-guided tour with map and Passport (your ticket), tasting their way around charming Carlsbad Village, enjoying bite-sized samples from dozens of local popular restaurants. What a great opportunity to check out places you don’t know or haven’t trie...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of my San Marcos Home? San Marcos Market Report for July 2021 The San Marcos real estate market continues to shift each month. These data do not include private sales, mobile homes or multi-family housing (the data are derived from the MLS and are believed to be accurate at the time this report was compiled, but are not guaranteed). Having details about current local market conditions benefits you as a buyer or seller so you can make educated decisions about buying and selling San Marcos homes for sale especially in this busy market. READ MORE: San Marcos - A Thriving Inland Residential CommunitySan Elijo Hills – Award-Winning Master Planned Community in San MarcosLake San Marcos – Resort and Residential Community in San Marcos, CA In July 2021 there were 123 homes sold...
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