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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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What’s the Value of my Encinitas Home? Encinitas Market Report for March 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 March 2021 based on data from the MLS (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 72 homes sold in Encinitas in March, significantly more sales than last month, up by 76%. Here’s the breakdown of overall ac...
By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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What’s the Value of my Encinitas Home? Encinitas Market Report for February 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 February 2021 based on data from the MLS (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 41 homes sold in Encinitas in February, 24% more sales than last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. Sing...
By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Winter Lunch Al Fresco at Moonlight Beach~ Encinitas CA ~  It was another beautiful winter day here in SoCal...low 60s...and just right for a take-out lunch and dining al fresco at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, about 20 minutes south of where we live (although a longer trip today due to Saturday traffic). This was our view, sitting on one of the benches on the bluff at the edge of the parking lot. Not bad, huh?! We had a special wine order to pick up at the 3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro and decided to order take-out lunch (Cajun Fish Tacos; Yellow Beet and Arugula Salad with goat cheese and toasted walnuts) to enjoy at the beach overlooking the beach and ocean. Moonlight Beach is very popular year round...as you can see...and offers a lot for residents and visitors: the beach is handi...
By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
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What You Need To Know About Permitting & Installing A "HUD MFG ADU” We all have myriad choices in today's fast growing and vastly expanding universe of options, architectural styles, sizes and prices that we can invest in an Accessory Dwelling Unit aka “BACKYARD HOME”. As a general and manufactured home contractor, manufactured home dealer and real estate broker, developer and investor we cover the full array of choices depending on the circumstances. We can and do offer anything our client desires  Take a few moments to enjoy our CREST 'BACKYARD' HOME Project of the MonthSure you can go very high end and design some extremely expensive and luxurious floor plans and architectural motifs with a plethora of custom upgrades, options and creature comforts.  We work with folks that do it fre...
By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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What’s the Value of my Encinitas Home? Encinitas Homes for Sale in January 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 January 2021 based on data from the MLS (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 33 homes sold in Encinitas in January, 44% fewer sales than last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity: Single...
By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
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ADU Projects That Can Break Your BudgetLet there be no doubt, ADU fever is everywhere and growing curiosity looms by the day across the Nation. Some States like California and Oregon are aggressively passing laws that make it easier to add a BACKYARD HOME to your property while others remain in limbo still trying to wrap their arms around what appears to be the construction Zeitgeist of this new era. Please take a few moments to click on the link above and find out what your alternatives are and how they might impact your budget and influence your buying decision. However, be very careful about the path you choose should you decide to pursue this opportunity. You do have options and we suggest that you choose them wisely.  Know the ADU laws in your state Know the building regulations wi...
By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
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Hud Manufactured 'BACKYARD HOMES' aka "ADU" and Their BenefitsCALL TO ACTION: Join us for the 2ND ANNUAL ADU EXPO – VIRTUAL & FREE. January 23, 2021 | 9 AMIf you haven registered yet you still have time. We'd love to have you join us. This event is sponsored by the ADU COALITION of San Diego.A VITAL RESOURCE For Homeowners. Professionals. PolicymakersThe Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Coalition is a diverse group of industry experts working collaboratively to provide accurate and timely information to homeowners, policymakers, architects, builders, lenders, and other professionals seeking to build second units on single family lots.It was formed in 2017 under the American Institute of Architects, San Diego Chapter, a non-profit association of architectural designers founded in 1928. The ...
By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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What’s the Value of my Encinitas Home? Encinitas Market Report for December 2020 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 December 2020 based on data from the MLS (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 59 homes sold in Encinitas in December, 9 fewer (13%) than last month, not a bg surprise given the time of year. Here’...
By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
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Thank You Active Rain For Indulging My Blunder In Yesterday's Zoomeet!What a raucous but absolute blast and such a great way to start the New Year. Finally after a dozen plus years of communicating through our words and pics a real opportunity to get to know some of the personalities on Active Rain. I love the whole concept of virtual confab. Especially given our present circumstances. Up close and personal eyeball to eyeball is always preferable, however we must take what we can get during these unprecedented times. Thank you all for indulging me yesterday. It was a real honor and an absolute blast and I look forward to attending and participating in many more of these opportunities.I'm more than happy to answer any/all questions anyone may have about the BACKYARD HOME biz. I will be p...
By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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What’s the Value of my Encinitas Home? Encinitas Homes for Sale in November 2020 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 November 2020 based on data from the MLS (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 68 homes sold in Encinitas in November, 3 fewer than last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. Single Famil...
By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Botanic Wonderland Holiday Nights in the Garden 2020  San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas I think most everyone enjoys holiday lights at this time of year. And the San Diego Botanic Garden offers a very special place to enjoy them. The Botanic Wonderland Holiday Nights in the Garden at the San Diego Botanic Gardens in Encinitas, is now open on select nights.  As always you will be delighted with areas of the gardens adorned with numerous lights and holiday decorations! The San Diego Botanic Garden is beautiful any time of the year. But it’s especially magical during the holiday season. This year you’ll find displays at the Dickinson Family Education Conservatory, the Rainforest and Waterfall, the Lawn Garden and other areas of the 37-acre gardens.   You’ll enjoy live wandering musicia...
By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
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Accessory Dwelling Units aka BACKYARD HOMES for DUMMYSA 17 minute view of the BACKYARD HOME Movement The ADU industy is alive and well in San Diego and getting better by the day. A record number of ADU permits continue to be pulled in San Diego everyday inspite of the COVID crisis. Who would have ever thought that in such times of peril this cottage industry (pun intended) would quickly become a major growth industry?  Pleaese take the next 17 minutes to learn how you, your parents or children and your clients both past, present and future can realize additional revenue streams on the very earth they own beneath their feet. In reality it comes as no surprise as folks are clammoring to exit the overpopulated urban population centers in search of a more suburban and even rural lifestyle. ...
By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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What’s the Value of my Encinitas Home? Encinitas Market Report for October 2020 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 October 2020 based on data from the MLS (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 71 homes sold in Encinitas in October, 14% fewer than last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity.Single Family...
By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 5
What’s the Value of my Encinitas Home? Encinitas Market Report for September 2020 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market should 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 September 2020 based on data from the MLS (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 83 homes sold in Encinitas in September, 17% more than last month which itself was a relatively busy month with the...
By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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What’s the Value of my Encinitas Home? Encinitas Market Report for August 2020 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 August 2020 based on data from the MLS (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 71 homes sold in Encinitas in August, the same as last month which was a relatively busy month with the most sales in any m...
By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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What’s the Value of my Encinitas Home? Encinitas Market Report for July 2020 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 2020 based on data from the MLS (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 71 homes sold in Encinitas in July, 65% more sales than last month, the 3rd consecutive increase during our pandemic. Here’s th...
By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 5
What’s the Value of my Encinitas Home? Encinitas Homes for Sale in June 2020 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 June 2020 based on data from the MLS (private sales are not included nor are manufactured, mobile, or multi-family homes). These data are deemed reliable at the time this report was written, but are not guaranteed. READ MORE:Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA 43 homes sold in Encinitas in June, 19% more sales than last month, the second consecutive increase in our pandemic. Her...
By John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
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How To Finance Your ADU With A "HECM" Reverse Mortgage.    We speak with senior homeowners everyday who would love to add a 'BACKYARD HOME' to their property but just don't have the money to do it and don't want to dig into their savings or retirement. However, they may have enough equity in their home.      Starting in July we will be posting a 11 part webinar series digging into all aspects of using the very earth you own beneath your feet by adding an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) to your property without having to take any money out of your savings or retirement.    If you are over 62 years old and own your own your home and you've been thinking about adding a 'BACKYARD HOME' to your property but just don't have the $$$ on hand please add your name and contact info to our interest ...
By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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What’s the Value of my Encinitas Home? Encinitas Homes for Sale in May 2020 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 May 2020 based on data from the MLS (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 36 homes sold in Encinitas in May, 13% more sales than last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activityDetached Homes Sold 28...
By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 4
What’s the Value of my Encinitas Home? Encinitas Market Report for April 2020 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 April 2020 based on data from the MLS (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. If you are thinking about buying a home now or in the near future, you should read 8 Things to Know about Buying a Home in the Pandemic for some important information you should be aware of and think about. READ MORE:Encinitas ...

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