San Diego County, CA Real Estate News

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
I’m Grateful for Carlsbad Beaches  I’ve spent much of my life near ocean beaches, and it would be hard to be far away from them. I don’t necessarily want to live right on the beach for a host of reasons but the lifestyle nearby is something I am grateful for. Carlsbad has around 7 miles of beaches for us to enjoy, year-round because of our temperate weather. I appreciate them all and the lifestyle they afford. And with the crowds we see clearly many others enjoy them as well.  I really appreciate the accessibility to the Carlsbad beaches. Other than pay lots at the state beaches, parking is free along the coast road and in adjacent neighborhoods so anyone can park nearby and walk to the beach. This is a big shift from our experiences back when living in Boston where parking tended to be...
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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 October 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 Community The following data are derived 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 compiled but are not guaranteed. A total of 186 homes sold in Oct...
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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 Real Estate Market October 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 the community in person, you’ll easily see why this is the case. As a La Jolla buyer or seller, having up-to-date local market information about La Jolla homes for sale is important in order to make educated decisions about buying and/or selling 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 coa...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Grateful for our Long-standing Cookie Tradition My wife and I have a long-standing cookie-making tradition…in fact decades of cookie making! And I'm thankful for it every year!! For years we made these German Honey Lebkuchen all in one day (the dough is always made the day before so it has time to chill), but in recent years we sometimes have stretched it out, where we have made some in Carlsbad and then schlepped the dough and everything else needed up to LA to make cookies with our 2 daughters and their families now that the grandkids are older and want to help.   I learned about my wife’s German family cookie making before we even got married – that’s some time ago. In her family it’s been a holiday tradition for generations, and we started our own tradition when she and I first star...
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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 Real Estate Market in October 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).  The same oceanfront estate located in the Del Mar Beach Colony was listed again in 2019, and sold in October 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...
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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 October 2021 The community of Vista is located inland in North San Diego County, bordering Oceanside, Carlsbad and San Marcos. There are diverse housing options in tract home communities, rental complexes and 55+ communities, as well as in rural settings with large lots and in many cases great views. There are mixed use and agricultural areas in Vista, plus a growing and changing downtown offering a wide range of shopping and dining opportunities and plenty of services.  Major commuting routes (the 15 and 78 freeways) are easily accessible, plus there is a wonderful Farmers Market every Saturday at the Vista Courthouse Complex on Melrose – it’s worth visiting on a regular basis to buy fresh produce, prepared foods and so much more....
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
 Holiday Showcase Makers Market December 4, 2021~ Carlsbad Village ~ The 2021 Holiday Showcase Makers Market will take place on Saturday December 4th from 9 am until 4 pm. The Makers Market has been a popular event in Carlsbad Village for a few years. They have expanded due to popularity and include multiple events during the year. The Holiday Showcase Makers Market is FREE to attend, but of course  you’ll want to bring credit cards or cash for holiday shopping. The Holiday Showcase is sponsored by Farm Fresh to You! The Makers Market is designed to Covid-safe, taking place outdoors at St. Michael’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, located at 2775 Carlsbad Boulevard in the Village. The number of booths is limited to reduce potential exposure, and there will be plenty of room for social dist...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What's the Value of My Oceanside Home? Oceanside Real Estate Market Report for October 2021 The Oceanside real estate market has continued to change. This market report does not include private sales or manufactured, mobile, or multifamily housing; the data 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 October 2021 there were 219 homes sold in Oceanside’s 4 zip codes (92054, 92056, 92057, 92058), 6% fewer sales than in September. H...
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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 October 2021 The San Marcos real estate market continues to shift on a monthly basis. These data do not include private sales, mobile homes or multi-family housing (the data are taken 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 seller or buyer so you can make educated decisions about buying and selling San Marcos homes for sale especially in this competitive 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 October 2021 there...
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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 Home Sales for October 2021 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 selling, buying, or investing.  The Rancho Santa Fe housing market is the most expensive community, on average, in San Diego County. There are large estates, gated communities, and luxury and equestrian properties on expansive lots commonly measured in acres. At the time of this writing there are 20 properties listed at over $10,000,000, including 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 summary of the Rancho...
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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 Home Sales for October 2021 Solana Beach is an affluent coastal town south of Encinitas and Cardiff by the Sea. It’s one of the more expensive communities along the North San Diego County coastline. It’s important that buyers and sellers understand the current housing market conditions in Solana Beach so they can make educated decisions about buying or selling Solana Beach Homes for Sale. READ MORE about the Solana Beach Community:Solana Beach Real Estate The following data are taken from the MLS (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. 18 homes sold in October, the same as las...
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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 Market Report for October 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 October 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 48 homes sold in Encinitas in October, 3 more sales than last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. ...
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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?  Home Sales for October 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 a number of ways, including inventory, pricing, competition, and time on market. You should understand how these conditions affect your buying and/or 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 mark...
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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 October 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 typically speak in general terms, and therefore do not reflect the local Carlsbad housing market conditions. 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 146 homes sold in Carlsbad in October (92008, 92009, 92010 and 92011), j...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
The Little Free Library Organization A number of years ago you may have started noticing an occasional colorful box in a neighborhood or outside someone’s home with a variety of books inside. The purpose, or course, was for people to take (or borrow) books that interested them, but to also replenish the supply with books they felt others might enjoy. Have you ever heard of the Little Free Library organization? This is the one outside my daughter’s condo, recently installed and off to a great start with many more books donated by condo residents than can be used. The bright color certainly stands out, and she says there is lots of activity and people are thrilled to have it (it’s the only one in her local area). She expects others will be inspired to do the same thing.  The Little Free L...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
4-Bedroom Homes for Sale in Carlsbad October 26, 2021 Update Some Carlsbad home buyers want, or need, more space than a 3-bedroom single family detached home can provide. It may be due to a growing household, a desire for multigenerational living options, space for an at-home office, or maybe room for regular guests. A 4-bedroom (or more) can provide that much needed space.  The inventory of single family detached homes remains limited in Carlsbad compared to demand, which has resulted in homes selling quickly, with a number of homes selling over asking price. Here’s the most recent market report for Carlsbad at What’s My Carlsbad Home Worth - Carlsbad Home Sales for September 2021 for a perspective on the market conditions including recent sales, inventory, and average sales prices. As...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Small Business Saturday in Carlsbad Village~ November 27, 2021 ~ It seems the holiday shopping season arrives earlier every year. Halloween is just around the corner, with Thanksgiving soon to follow. Which means it’s nearly time to celebrate the 12th annual Small Business Saturday in Carlsbad Village. The first Saturday after Thanksgiving has become the official day for supporting small businesses throughout the US, and there will be plenty of opportunities at our Carlsbad Village merchants to #shopsmall. Many residents, and visitors, support these small businesses already but this is special opportunity! The Carlsbad Village Association website notes that approximately 67 cents out of every dollar spent at a small business stays in the community. That’s pretty impressive, and importan...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Lil Tiger PumpkinsIt's pumpkin season and everywhere you go we see them for sale - pumpkin patches, the grocery stores, Home Depot, fruit and vegetable stands. It's pretty amazing how many varieties there are of pumpkins, squash, and hybrids, in a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes. I didn't recall seeing these Lil Tiger Pumpkins before - that could be just a memory issue - but Trader Joe's had a plentiful supply, along with a number of other varieties so out came the camera.  Are you a traditionalist or do you enjoy other types of pumpkins and such? 
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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 September 2020 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 Community The 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 199 homes sold in Sept...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Carlsbad Village Street Faire ~ November 7, 2021 After being canceled in 2020 due to COVID, one of the area’s favorite arts and crafts fairs returns to Carlsbad Village on Sunday November 7th. The fair is sponsored by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. The Carlsbad Village Street Faire is supposedly the largest outdoor 1-day fair in the US. Held annually in the spring and fall, the fair will run from 8 am until 4 pm. The Carlsbad Village Street Faire is held in the heart of the Village, along Grand Avenue from Carlsbad Boulevard to Jefferson. Because of the size the fair also spills over onto side streets including State Street. You’ll see signs warning everyone about this upcoming special event, since much of the parking on these streets will not be available due to the fair. (photo fro...
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