San Diego County, CA Real Estate News

By San Diego Realtor, Glen Henderson, San Diego Realtor & Broker Associate
(Premier Homes Team, a division of Big Block Realty, Inc)
One of the hottest topics of conversation in today’s real estate market is the shortage of available homes. Simply put, there are many more potential buyers than there are homes for sale. As a seller, you’ve likely heard that low supply is good news for you. It means your house will get more attention, and likely, more offers. But as life begins to return to normal, you may be wondering if that’s something that will change.While it may be tempting to blame the pandemic for the current inventory shortage, the pandemic can’t take all the credit. While it did make some sellers hold off on listing their houses over the past year, the truth is the low supply of homes was years in the making. Let’s take a look at the root cause and what the future holds to uncover why now is still a great tim...
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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 June 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 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 228 homes sold in June, 21%...
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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 June 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 important to help buyers and sellers make informed 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 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 June 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 Rancho Santa Fe Home? Rancho Santa Fe Home Sales for June 2021 It’s important for buyers and sellers in the Rancho Santa Fe real estate market to have current information about the local market conditions so they can make educated decisions about Rancho Santa Fe homes for sale, whether 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 often measured in acres. There are currently 19 properties priced 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 Santa Fe housing m...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
2021 Carlsbad Village Flicks at the Fountain~ An Update ~ As mentioned previously, the popular summer outdoor movie series in Carlsbad Village, Flicks at the Fountain, has returned in 2021 after being cancelled last year. Flicks at the Fountain is hosted by the Carlsbad Village Association, with sponsorships from other businesses in the village. The schedule is set with 4 popular movies, and the titles have recently been announced.July 22 – Toy StoryJuly 29 – GhostbustersAugust 5 – Frozen (with a costume contest)August 12 – Star Wars: A New Hope The Flicks at the Fountain take place on the big screen in the parking lot at the corner of State Street and Grand Avenue. You can bring your chairs and get settled beginning at 6 pm. The movies typically start around 8 pm.  You already know fro...
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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 June 2021 The La Jolla housing market is one of the more expensive in San Diego County. It’s easy to see why this is so if you take a tour of La Jolla (see link below), or visit in person. As a La Jolla buyer or seller, having up-to-date local market information about La Jolla homes for sale is critical in order to make educated decisions about buying or selling your La Jolla home. La Jolla is a beautiful coastal community with numerous homes offering amazing views of the ocean from the hills or shoreline, accompanied by a trendy, up-scale village offering the best in shopping and dining. La Jolla has been compared to the French and Italian Rivieras with impressive ocean and coastline vistas, spectacular homes, beautiful arch...
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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 Report for June 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 was listed for sale again in 2019 and sold in June 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 Comm...
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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 June 2021 The community of Vista is located inland in North San Diego County, bordering Carlsbad, Oceanside and San Marcos. Vista offers diverse housing opportunities in tract home communities, rental complexes and 55+ communities, as well 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 wonderful Farmers Market every Saturday at the Vista Courthouse Complex – it’s definitely worth visiting. It’s important for buyers and sellers in the Vista housing market to understand the rece...
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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 June 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 data 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 June 2021 there were 264 homes sold in Oceanside’s 4 zip codes (92054, 92056, 92057, 92058), 37% more sales than in May. Here’s the breakdo...
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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 June 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 June 2021 there were 123 homes sold 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 Encinitas Home? Encinitas Market Report for June 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 June 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 73 homes sold in Encinitas in June, 4 fewer sales than last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. Single Family Homes Sold51...
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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 June 2021 The Carlsbad real estate market continues to evolve, with some shifts 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 our MLS and are believed to be accurate at the time they are reported but are not guaranteed). Media reports speak in general 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 sale decisions about Carlsbad homes for sale.  READ MORE ABOUT CARLSBADCarlsbad Village by the Sea 166 homes sold in Carlsbad in June (92008, 92009, 92010 and 92011), an increase of 11% from May sales! Here’s...
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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 Home Sales for June 2021 It’s important for buyers and sellers in the Cardiff real estate market to have accurate and current information about local market conditions in order to make informed 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 market for June ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Carlsbad Art Wall for June 2021  The most recent Carlsbad Art Wall, just completed on June 26th, is very special. The mural was a community effort, with around many people taking part in this tribute to, and memory of, 16-year-old Carlsbadian Jack Munday. The young Carlsbad resident Jack Munday was killed in a car crash in Carlsbad on June 27, 2020. 7 other teens in the same vehicle were injured in the crash. The mural was designed by Bryan Snyder, who founded the Carlsbad Art Wall in 2015 on the east wall of Senor Grubby’s Mexican Restaurant on Carlsbad Village Drive in the Village. According to Bryan the mural was influenced by Jack’s passions (baseball, skateboarding, his family, and surfing) and art work Jack left behind, along with personal conversations Bryan has had with the fami...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
The Del Mar Horse Races Open July 16, 2021  Horse racing fans will be pleased to know the annual thoroughbred racing season is back at the Del Mar Race Track for 2021, and Opening Day is just 2 weeks from Friday. Thoroughbred racing at the Del Mar Race Track opens Friday July 16th at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, and will run through Labor Day September 6th. Racing for the first 2 weeks will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, then for the balance of the meet races are Thursday through Sunday, with the exception of Labor Day Monday, the final day.  Horse racing at Del Mar is a popular summer event for residents and visitors, with fans from all over Southern California, and beyond. Thoroughbred racing has been popular at the Del Mar race track for decades, with big crowds, and ...
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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 Realtors Learn What Is and Isn't A Factory Built ADU Since the rollout of the State of California's new ADU laws in 2017 there have been myriad approaches as to what really constitutes a Factory Built Accessory Dwelling Unit. CREST BACKYARD HOMES would like to help set the record straight by sharing a recent ZOOM presentation they were invited to participate in by the North San Diego Association of Realtors (NSDAR).  This very informative presentation is a fast paced 1 hour overview covering the definition of a HUD Manufactured and/or Modular, Factory Built ADU vs a Park Model and Tiny Home On Wheels as well as the permit process and the financing ramifications involved in this process. The City of San Diego has just enacted a regulation that now allows Park Models and Tiny Ho...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
A Special Community Wall Mural~ Carlsbad Art Wall June 26 ~ A very special community wall mural will be painted on Saturday June 26th at the well-known Carlsbad Art Wall at Senor Grubby’s Mexican Restaurant on Carlsbad Village Drive. [photo links to Bryan Snyder's Facebook page]  The mural is a tribute to, and in memory of, 16-year Carlsbad resident Jack Munday who was killed in a car crash in Carlsbad on June 26, 2020. 7 other teens were injured in that crash. This special wall mural has been designed by Bryan Snyder, founder of the Carlsbad Art Wall in 2015. According to Brian the mural design is influenced by Jack’s love of baseball, skateboarding, his family, and surfing. Other influences include art work Jack left behind, and personal conversations Bryan had with the family. What a...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Red, White and BOOM 4th of July Fireworks & More ~ Carlsbad and Nearby ~ The July 4th holiday is around the corner, summer is here, and we can expect celebrations and fireworks in and around Carlsbad, along with private festivities, cookouts, and picnics.  There will be plenty of people at the beach and lots of gatherings now that things have opened up, and it should be a very different holiday than we experienced in 2020 with so many cancelations. Schools are out, the summer crowds are picking up, restaurants are open and no doubt getting more crowded, and public parking at the beaches, and in the Village, will be harder to find, especially on the holiday weekend. But what a great time of year!  Red, White and BOOM at Legoland This popular annual celebration with fireworks takes place ...
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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)
Free ADU ZOOM Webinar presented by The North San Diego County Realtors.  I reailze this meeting conflicts with the weekly AR ZOOM meetint but I didn't have anything to do with the scheduling so I'm hoping I'm not stepping on anyone's toes. I really enjoy your weekly meetings and getting to know all you wonderful folks. If anyone can join us you will find it very timely and informative if you or any of your clients thinking about adding an ADU to your property. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about this event.  The NSDR will be hosting a free ZOOM Webinar on Tuesday, June 22 at 10:30am. All Real Estate Professionals, lenders, appraisers, home inspectors, property/homeowners and investors are welcome to attend. You don't have to be a real estate professional to part...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Carlsbad Homes for Sale without HOA Fees~ Update as of June 21, 2021 ~ Many Carlsbad buyers have feelings about buying a home in a Home Ownership Association (HOA) community.  Some buyers want to live in a community with an HOA, while others are adamant about avoiding them. And some buyers are OK either way, with finding the right house being a more important factor than having an HOA or not. There are a number of things home buyers should know about living in an HOA in Carlsbad, including the monthly fees; certain issues result in buyers deciding an HOA community is not for them, rules and regulations and monthly fees probably being deciding factors.  If you unsure about whether you want an HOA community of not, it’s essential to do your due diligence regarding HOAs and understand the ...
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