Solana Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Paul Stokes & Dean Rooke | Solana Beach, Del Mar & Cardiff Real Estate
(Harcourts JADE Properties)
Greetings -- I hope to share and discover fun things to do in Solana Beach. I know the market is a bit slow, but come on, it's Solana Beach, a great place to live and play. Chat soon.
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Solana Beach Real Estate - A Seaside Community Extraordinaire Solana Beach is a coastal community about 17 miles north of San Diego, just south of  Cardiff by the Sea, and bordered on the south by Del Mar and to the east by Rancho Santa Fe.  Are you interested in living in this beautiful seaside community? Start your search for homes for sale in Solana Beach!  Explore the Solana Beach lifestyle - check out the  slide show at the bottom of the page Covering an area of about 3.5 square miles, somewhere around 13,000 people make their home in Solana Beach (the census for 2000 showed just about 13,000 residents but some reports indicate a small decline in population). Solana Beach was called Lockwood Mesa prior to 1923 and was incorporated as a city in 1986. There is a fascinating history o...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
The summary statistics from the MLS for Solana Beach for January, February, March and April 2007 are shown below.Several trends are worth noting and watching over the next few months.The absorption rate has increased for attached homes - with the inventory fairly stable, the number of sales has slacked off a bit so we now have about 7 months worth of inventory.Prices have remained fairly stable in the last 4 months, although they have bounced around as you look on a monthly basis; this is often due to the particular inventory that sells each month. This is also true, to some extent, of prices as compared to a year ago.Given the nature of our market, it is prudent to continue to watch on a monthly basis, as one cannot draw any firm conclusions based on these data. If I can provide more i...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
A Shopping Stroll in the Cedros Design District in Solana Beach, CA Solana Beach is a charming, eclectic, affluent beach town about 20 miles north of San Diego. Just north of Del Mar and south of Cardiff, Solana Beach offers a terrific shopping experience in the Cedros Design District. There will be more about Solana Beach housing, restaurants and things to do in a later article.       Located just one block east of Coastal Highway 101, the Cedros Design District offers an array of shopping options for home, garden and patio, with a smattering of clothing boutiques and eateries.   The Cedros Design District is well known throughout North County San Diego for the shopping and design options it offers. The Cedros Design District is a great place to spend the day, say a Saturday or Sunday,...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Here are the summary MLS statistics for Solana Beach for the months of November and December 2006.Most notable is the downward shift in inventory by 17% from November to December - this is not entirely unexpected due to the holiday season. Solana Beach prices, while showing a small decrease from November to December for detached homes, remain stable or continue to rise albeit slowly - there has been no overall change in the median for attached homes, however detached homes have increased by 4% since 1 year ago.The spring market will be very telling in terms of the type of activity we are likely to see in 2007. Because of the relatively small inventory and the appeal of the beach, Solana Beach remains one of the more desirable, and expensive, coastal towns in the San Diego area. Of the 3...
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By Debra Brady
(World Wide Credit Corp.)
We had a wonderful experience sending our daughter to Solana Beach Presbyterian Preschool.  She spent two years thre and really developed into a neat kid.  The teachers are extremely caring and the student to teacher ratio is less than 10-1.We strarted our daughter off in the three day program when she was three years old.  We were amazed at how much she learned in that short year.  She learned to count, identify letters, shapes, and colors.  Her spiritual development basically advanced to :God is good". That was wonderful and exceeded our expectations.  She participated in group projects, learned socia; interaction, and how to deal with frustration.We advanced her to the five day program for her four year old year.  This is when she really started learning!  They start emphasizing phon...
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By Debra Brady
(World Wide Credit Corp.)
Pizza Port is a fun restaurant that specializes in pizza and beer.  The pizza is definitely "Southern Californian" style. Where else can you get a Lahaina Pizza (with pineapples and Canadian Bacon), Solana Pizza (shrimp and clams) or Margherita Pizza (basil, tomatoes, and olive oil)?  The menu is simple and tasty.The big screen television plays surfing videos featuring the best big wave surfers.  There are  plenty of video games n the back of the restaurant to accomodate bored children.  Pizza Port has a microbrew on site with "hand-crafted beers" that will please the most discerning of suds snobs.When dinner is over you may want to pick up a pint of their home-made ice cream. Prices are very reasonable.  We feed a family of three for about twenty dolllars. There is no dress code.  Most...
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By Debra Brady
(World Wide Credit Corp.)
Walk into Chief's Burgers and Brew on a Sunday and you'll feel like your in downtown Denver; this is definitely Bronco's territory.   Show up on a Friday night for dinner and you'll feel like a Solana Beach local.  Across from the Solana Beach train station on Cedros (just west of Lomas Santa Fe), the restaurant was actually named for the "SuperChief" train on the Santa Fe line. Chief's is casual.  You eat dinner at picnic tables and can watch one of the 25 televisions tuned to sports.  The service is outstanding and the food is served quickly.  Chief's has been hailed for having one of the top five burgers in Southern California and I won't refute that claim. The menu is pretty simple and features a different special each night of the week.  This "joint" is extremely family friendly.  ...
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