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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 Homes Sales for March 2024 La Jolla is one of the more expensive real estate markets in San Diego County on average. If you tour La Jolla online (see link below), or visit in person, you’ll see why this is so. As a seller or buyer in La Jolla, having current local market information about La Jolla homes for sale benefits you when you need to make informed decisions about buying and/or selling your La Jolla home. La Jolla is an attractive coastal community with many homes offering beautiful views of the ocean from the hills or shoreline. There is an up-scale village offering top-notch shopping, dining, and services. La Jolla has sometimes been compared to the French and Italian Rivieras due to the wonderful ocean and coastline vistas, specta...
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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 March 2024 Buyers and sellers in Rancho Santa Fe need current information about local market conditions in order to make informed buying or selling decisions about Rancho Santa Fe homes for sale.  The Rancho Santa Fe housing market is the most expensive in San Diego County on average. There are large estates, gated communities, and luxury and equestrian properties on expansive lots, often measured in acres. At the time this report was compiled there were 27 homes listed at over $10,000,000. LEARN MORE ABOUT RANCHO SANTA FE:  Rancho Santa Fe - Luxury Home Buyer's Paradise in San Diego Here’s what happened in the Rancho Santa Fe housing market in March 2024 based on data in the MLS (private sales are not included)...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Carlsbad Flower Fields Up Close I attended a CRS Networking Event with 25 other Southern California Realtors this past Thursday for a couple of hours at the Carlsbad Flower Fields.  It was fun to see my CRS friends as well as to meet other agents I didn’t know. There was time to talk with each other before taking a tour. After the group photo we split up into small groups to leisurely walk through the gardens, and of course take lots of photos.  While I have often driven by the Flower Fields on Armada Drive on the hill above to the east which offers great panoramic views of the flowers and the ocean, I haven’t seen the flowers and the venue itself up close for years.   It was a sunny day with a cool ocean breeze, although the marine layer moved in before the event was over so it was pre...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Our Monarch Caterpillar Nursery The nursery is doing well and so are the 10 Monarch Caterpillars, doing what caterpillars do. The Monarch Butterfly visited our back patio several weeks ago and spent quite a bit of time landing on the milkweed plants repeatedly. We didn't see any eggs left behind but that may simply have been our vision as Monarch eggs are supposedly quite small. A couple weeks ago my wife saw a couple of very small caterpillars on one of the milkweed plants and now there are 10 (there were a couple others but they didn't make it for long). They have grown pretty substantially which we hope will help at least some of them survive and move into the next phase (chrysalis), and not become a tasty meal for one of the many birds in our yard. I suspect the mortality rate for c...
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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 Home Sales for March 2024 The Oceanside housing market continues to shift. This market report does not include private sales, mobile, or multifamily housing (information was derived from the MLS and is believed accurate when this report was written but not guaranteed). Having current information about local market conditions from a knowledgeable REALTOR will help you make informed buying and selling decisions about Oceanside homes for sale. READ MORE: Oceanside California – A Growing and Changing Coastal San Diego Community There were 133 homes sold in Oceanside’s 4 zip codes (92054, 92056, 92057, and 92058), 18% more sales than in February. Here are the details: Single Family Homes Sold88 (up 16%); 18 Average Days on Market; Average Sale...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
Chula Vista, nestled between the foothills of the Jamul and San Ysidro Mountains and the San Diego Bay, offers both picturesque views and a bustling urban environment. As one of California's fastest-growing cities, understanding the cost of living in Chula Vista is essential for anyone considering a move. The "Chula Vista cost of living" is a critical factor that potential residents must evaluate to align their budget with the expenses they will face. This guide delves deep into various cost factors, including housing, food, healthcare, and more, providing a clear picture of what it takes to live in this vibrant city.Overview of Chula Vista's Cost of LivingChula Vista, CA, presents a unique blend of suburban growth and natural beauty, making it a sought-after location for many. However,...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
 Vista Market Report March 2024 Vista is inland in North San Diego County, bordered by Oceanside, Carlsbad and San Marcos. Vista offers a range of housing, including tract home communities, custom homes, condos and townhomes, rental complexes, and 55+ communities. There are also homes in rural areas with large lots, and on the hills, with some offering panoramic views. You’ll find mixed use and agricultural areas, and a growing and changing downtown with abundant dining and shopping opportunities and services.  Major commuting routes (e.g., the 15 and 78 freeways) are readily accessible. The Vista Farmers Market is the longest running farmers market in San Diego since 1981. The Farmers Market is on Saturdays at the Vista Courthouse Complex on Melrose about ½ mile south of the 78 freeway...
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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 March 2024 Solana Beach is a coastal town just south of Cardiff by the Sea and Encinitas, and is one of the more expensive communities along the North San Diego County coastline. It’s essential for buyers and sellers to have current information about local market conditions in Solana Beach in order to make educated decisions about buying or selling Solana Beach Homes for Sale. READ MORE about Solana Beach:Solana Beach Real Estate The following information was 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 when this report was published but are not guaranteed. 10 homes sold in Solana Beach in March, down 3 from Fe...
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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 March 2024 The San Marcos real estate market continues to change. This report does not include private sales, mobile homes or multi-family housing (the information is from the MLS and believed accurate at the time this report was published but is not guaranteed). It’s essential that buyers and sellers have current information about local market conditions in order to make informed buying and/or selling decisions about San Marcos homes for sale. 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 52 homes sold in March 2024 in San Marcos’ 2 zip codes (92069 and 92078), up 33%...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s my the Value of my Encinitas Home? Encinitas Home Sales in March 2024 It’s essential that Encinitas sellers and buyers have current information about local market conditions, and the impact they have on buying and selling, so they can make informed decisions about Encinitas homes for sale. Here’s what happened in the March 2024 housing market in Encinitas, based on information from the MLS (private sales are not included nor are manufactured, mobile, or multi-family homes). These statistics are believed reliable when this report was written but are not guaranteed. READ MORE: Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA 29 homes sold in Encinitas in March, 4 fewer sales than last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. Single...
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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 March 2024 The Carlsbad real estate market continues to evolve, with shifts from February and 1 year ago. Private sales, mobile homes and multi-family housing are not included (the numbers are taken from the MLS and believed to be accurate as reported but are not guaranteed). Media market reports speak in general terms. As a result they do not reflect local Carlsbad housing market conditions (read more - How Local IS Local?). Up-to-date information, and analysis, about local market conditions benefits you when you need to make important buying and/or selling decisions about Carlsbad homes for sale. READ MORE ABOUT CARLSBADCarlsbad Village by the Sea 96 homes sold in Carlsbad in March (92008, 92009, 92010 and 92011), 16% mo...
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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 March 2024 It’s essential if you are a buyer or seller in the Cardiff real estate market that you have current information about the local market conditions. This will enable you to make informed buying and selling decisions about Cardiff homes for sale. Supply and demand impact selling and buying in several ways, including pricing, the amount of competition, and days on market. It’s important to understand how local market conditions may impact your buying and/or selling decisions. Let’s talk now! 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 ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Earth Month 2024 Events in Carlsbad Earth Month Celebration EventApril is Earth Month and Carlsbad is hosting a fun, environmentally-focused celebration on Saturday April 6. This year April 22nd is the 54th Anniversary of the first Earth Day held in 1970. The celebration is at Pine Avenue Community Park in the Village, at 3209 Harding Street, from 9 am until 1 pm. So what can you expect?  Learn about smart food storage and food extending in order to reduce food waste. You can take part in a clothing swap – bring in gently used clothing such as t-shirts, jackets and jeans. Learn about gardening in small spaces (not everyone has an expansive yard), and growing vegetables and pickling them. Join in a kids bicycle rodeo Make sustainable beeswax wraps and produce bags  There will also be a C...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
The Pirate Plunge in Carlsbad ~ Saturday April 27th ~ The popular Pirate Plunge, hosted by the Alga Norte Aquatic Center in the La Costa area of Carlsbad, is 1 month away. This fun and popular aquatic event will take place on Saturday April 27th from 5 – 8 pm. Kids can enjoy a range of pirate-themed activities in the pool (e.g., Ship Raiders, Message in a Bottle, Diving for Treasure) and race across floating obstacles in the pool. And there's more. Kids can walk the diving board plank!! There’s a pirate ship slide and a treasure hunt on land as well, and plenty of photo opportunities. The Splash Pad will be open for younger children. Food and drinks will be available for purchase during the event. Admission and wristbands are $10 per person. Kids 3 or under are free but must be register...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
The 2024 Carlsbad 5000~ April 7 in Carlsbad CA ~ Carlsbad hosts several premier running events during the year. The Carlsbad 5000, on April 7th, is reported to be the world’s fastest 5K race. Several world and US records have been set, and broken, since the race was established in 1986. No doubt runners will attempt to set new records in 2024! The Carlsbad 5000 is presented by National University. There’s still time to register online, but don’t delay as this event usually sells out. There are multiple races on Sunday April 7th. Of course there is the big race, the Carlsbad 5000 (5K), as well as the All Day 20K (four 5K races) with 4 categories of runners. (Photo is not of the Carlsbad 5000 and is courtesy of Pixabay).  The Junior Carlsbad race on the same day is for kids ages 4 to 12. ...
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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 Home Sales for February 2024 Escondido is approximately 20 miles inland from the beaches, bordering San Marcos and Fallbrook in North San Diego County. It’s important that buyers and sellers in the Escondido housing market are well informed about the current local market conditions (Read More: Real Estate Is Local…But HOW Local?) so they can make informed buying and selling decisions around Escondido homes for sale. READ MORE:A Tour of Escondido – A Diverse Inland San Diego Community The following data are from the MLS (private sales are not included, nor are multifamily properties, or mobile and manufactured homes). The statistics are believed reliable at the time this market report was written but are not guaranteed. 102 homes sold in Fe...
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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 in February 2024 La Jolla is one of the more expensive housing markets in San Diego County on average. If you tour La Jolla online (see link below), or visit in person, you’ll understand why. As a seller or buyer in La Jolla, having up-to-date local market information about La Jolla homes for sale benefits you in making informed decisions about buying and/or selling your La Jolla home. La Jolla is an attractive seaside community with many homes offering beautiful views of the ocean from the hills or shoreline. There is a trendy, up-scale village offering top-notch shopping, dining, and services. La Jolla has sometimes been compared to the French and Italian Rivieras due to the wonderful ocean and coastline vistas, spectacular...
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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 in February 2024Del Mar is a small coastal town in North San Diego County, and one of the more expensive seaside communities. The most expensive San Diego County property sold publicly was in Del Mar (about $48,000,000 in 2007) per the MLS. That oceanfront property sold again for $43M in February 2020. Having current information on the local housing market conditions in Del Mar is important so buyers and sellers can make educated decisions about Del Mar homes for sale. The data are taken from the MLS (the data are believed accurate at the time this report was compiled, but are not guaranteed, and do not include private/non-MLS sales).  READ MORE: Del Mar – Affluent Seaside Town (A Community Profile) 11 homes sold in Del Mar in Febr...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
It was a Flowerful Day in Carlsbad Sunday was a very flowerful day for us in Carlsbad. We wanted to stop in at our favorite local nursery, Armstrong Garden Center, to check out the flowers and buy a few things for the patio. But first we stopped off on Armada Drive to check out the Carlsbad Flower Fields below...a favorite of mine! The Flower Fields opened to the public on March 1 and while not yet in peak bloom they were beautiful to see. It wasn’t the prettiest day but with our SoCal weather even the not-so-pretty days are still kinda nice overall. We can’t complain!  The fields were pretty crowded and we enjoyed a few minutes taking in all the brilliant colors and the ocean in the distance. It’s a great vantage point because of the panoramic view you get. And it’s FREE! Such a deligh...
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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 February 2024 Vista is inland in North San Diego County, bordered by Oceanside, Carlsbad and San Marcos. Vista offers a variety of housing, with tract home communities, custom homes, condos and townhomes, rental complexes, and 55+ communities. You’ll also find homes in rural areas with large lots, and on the hills, some offering panoramic views. In addition to mixed use and agricultural areas, Vista has a growing and changing downtown with plentiful dining and shopping opportunities and services.  Major commuting routes (e.g., the 15 and 78 freeways) are easily accessible. The Vista Farmers Market, founded in 1981, is the longest running farmers market in San Diego. The Farmers Market takes place on Saturdays at the Vista Courthou...
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