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Encinitas, CA Real Estate News

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)
                           JOIN US for the  North San Diego County '15   Spring Meet Up  presented by                                                                                   Jeff Dowler  &  John Arendsen We are proud to announce that we will once again be coordinating this Spring's Meet Up at the Pacific Coast Grill located at 2526 So. Coast Highway 101 in Solana Beach on  Monday, May 11th. from 4:30-7pm. This will be a stand up and roam around meet and greet which will be held outside on the beautiful beachfront patio or on the upstairs outdoor patio.  Come and join us for an opportunity to meet other Real Estate Professionals and Industry Stakeholders in your neighborhood. Be you a Real Estate Sales Person, Broker, Lender, Escrow, Title, Underwriting Expert, Appraiser, Manuf...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
ArtFest 2015 at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas CA Artfest 2015 at the San Diego Botanic Garden was a rousing success, at least from my perspective.  This 2-day art festival/fair was held this past weekend at the beautiful San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas.  We visited for several hours and thoroughly the wide range of art vendors (including a few pottery purchases), the Bonsai and Ikebana exhibits, and of course these gorgeous gardens we are so blessed to have preserved along our coast. Enjoy the festival and the gardens in the slideshow below. San Diego Botanic Garden 230 Quail Gardens DriveEncinitas, CA  92024(760) 436-3036Open Daily (except Christmas) 9 - 5 
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By Rob Denny, "Dream Home Specialist"
(HomeSmart Realty West)
Encinitas Street Fair 2015 Coming Soon!Where: Downtown Ecncinitas Hwy 101Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pmWhen: Saturday, 4/25 and Sunday 4/26Cost: FREE!!! Encinitas Street Fair Ready For Another Big YearEnjoy over 450 unique food, arts and crafts vendors plus four entertainment stages, children’s rides, Dog Zone, Kids Zone, Bike Valets, and a Beer Garden! Take advantage of free family fun, entertainment, a National Award Winning MainStreet and a traditional So-Cal beach town. Come for the sun, stay for the moonlight.Encinitas Street Faire Is More Than Just Vendors And Food Carts!Head over to the Kids Zone with the family for free activities. Savor craft beers from Stone Brewery and soak up the sun while listening to the best bands in San Diego rock out at the Beer Garden Stage. There is even fu...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
 What’s my Encinitas Home Worth? Encinitas Homes for Sale in March 2015? As a buyer or seller in the Encinitas real estate market, you need to understand the local market conditions so you can make a more informed decision about what to do with regard to Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for March 2015 based on statistics from the MLS (private sales are not included nor are manufactured, mobile or multi-family homes). These data are deemed reliable but are not guaranteed due to how data may be entered into the MLS system. READ MORE:  Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside Community Leucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA In March 2015, there were 76 homes sold in Encinitas, more than twice as many as in February, up 145%. Here’s the brea...
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By Michael Blue, REALTOR - 760-889-8877, Encinitas/Carlsbad
(Home Smart Realty West)
  Encinitas Ranch CA Neighborhood  Homes for Sale       Welcome to Encinitas Ranch! Encinitas Ranch!Here you will find an upscale neighborhood running along the ridge above El Camino Real and the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course.  Many of the homes are on the course or may have ocean and sunset views while others may have the mountain and back country view to the east and have beautiful sunrise views.  The homes are large, room for the extended family if needed with some models featuring a granny suite or room to have a media room, office, work out room or the man cave.  Again, the location is hard to beat with everything just outside the perimeter of this popular neighborhood.  Call us today for a private showing of any of these fine homes on the market.  Contact Us
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By Michael Blue, REALTOR - 760-889-8877, Encinitas/Carlsbad
(Home Smart Realty West)
Encinitas CA West of Interstate 5 Homes for Sale     West of Interstate 5 Home Search Years ago...during a simpler time, real estate or living west of Interstate 5 in Encinitas or anywhere for that matter in North County along the coast was the norm.  Most of us lived close to the beach and in 1968 Interstate 5 was built and the east west divide was born.  We teased friend for being out of the loop and east of 5, away from the beach and town.  Well that has changed, parts of town are along El Camino Real for shopping and eating, the post office is even out there, my office is out there.  But west of 5 is still the beach area, riding bikes, beach walks, checking the surf or having a beer at The Tavern or Beachside or any place along Hwy 101 is just fine in our book! West of Interstate 5 ...
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By Rob Denny, "Dream Home Specialist"
(HomeSmart Realty West)
If you talk to any Encinitas Real Estate Agent, they will tell you it is important to keep a home clean, bright and free from clutter while it is on the market for sale. But sometimes, Realtors® say, taking the extra step to stage a home can lead to getting a higher sales price for a home. In a report conducted by the National Association of Realtors®, the first of its kind from NA 49 percent of surveyed Realtors® who work with buyers believe staging usually has an effect on the buyer’s view of the home. Another 47 percent believe that staging only sometimes has an impact on a buyer’s view of the home only. Only 4 percent of Realtors® said staging has no impact on buyer perceptions.   Realtors® on the buyer side believe that staging makes an impact in several ways; 81 percent said stagi...
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By Rob Denny, "Dream Home Specialist"
(HomeSmart Realty West)
Encinitas 2015 State Of The Union Where: Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas Hours: 5:30 to 8:00pmWhat: 2015 State Of The UnionCost: Please call the Chamber Office for Ticket Information Phone: 760-753-6041 2015 State Of The Union Don't miss the annual Encinitas “State of the City” coordinated between the City of Encinitas and the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce.  The event will give attendees an idea of what’s currently happening and what’s coming to our City. This year’s event will be awarding the winners and presenting the videos created from the “Love My City” youth video contest.  There will be speakers from different areas of Encinitas, the Chamber of Commerce and State of the City speech from Mayor Kristin Gaspar.   Food and beverages are provided by local restaur...
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By Rob Denny, "Dream Home Specialist"
(HomeSmart Realty West)
2014 Market Report For The Village Park Neighborhood Of Encinitas CA 03/10/2015 Less then two miles from Moonlight Beach in Encinitas you will find Village Park, one of the nicest family communities featuring parks, community pools, tennis courts and fantastic schools. Since there are litterally parks throughout the entire area it makes for great family fun events like camping in the park, pancake breakfasts and more! This is the latest information on active listings in the Village Park  area of Encinitas as well as a wrap up of homes sold in 2014.  The following chart shows current homes for sale and homes sold in 2014 for Village Park.   As you can see from the chart: There are only three active listings. Prices range from $529,900 to $539,900.  In the last year 54 homes have sold.  P...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s my Encinitas Home Worth? Encinitas Homes for Sale in February 2015?   As a buyer or seller in the Encinitas real estate market, you need to understand the local market conditions so you can make a more informed decision about what to do with regard to Encinitas homes for sale.   Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for February 2015 based on statistics from the MLS (private sales are not included nor are manufactured, mobile or multi-family homes). These data are deemed reliable but are not guaranteed due to how data may be entered into the MLS system.   READ MORE:  Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside Community Leucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA   In February 2015, there were 34 homes sold in Encinitas, a decrease of 9% from last month. Here’s the bre...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
The Encinitas Luxury Home Market for 2014   The luxury home market in Encinitas, Carlsbad’s neighbor to the south, for 2014 was alive and well. Forty single family detached homes sold that fit the traditional criteria for a luxury home – the top 10% of homes sold in the last 12 months for a particular community.   Encinitas luxury homes that sold in 2014 ranged from $1,749,500 to 10,500,000, with 44% of these properties selling for cash (vs. 28% in Carlsbad), more than the average for Encinitas as a whole (25% for 2014).   Luxury homes were on the market for an average of 71 days, but several homes languished on the market for over 200 days (based on the most recent contract, not any prior listings).   These luxury homes in Encinitas sold, on average, for 93% of the list price, with 8 ...
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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)
Warning   Unless You Trust The Sender     Don't Click Links Or Reply.   I just received this email this morning. First I've ever heard of or seen this. Thought I should pass it along to the AR community. Unfortunately I didn't get the Warning message below before I answered the email. It just came. Needless to say I can only hope I didn't give up much more than my email address but I can't be sure given the shrudness of CYBER THIEVES nowadays.   This was my answer to his email: John DL Arendsen  Feb 1   to fishnet002           What specific geographical areas are you interested in?   Has anyone else seen anything like this?   Steven Coleman 7:27 AM (9 hours ago)   to me Be careful with this message. Similar messages were used to steal people's personal information. Unless you trust the ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
 Encinitas Homes for Sale What Happened in the Encinitas Real Estate Market in January 2015?   As a buyer or seller in the Encinitas real estate market, you need to understand the local market conditions so you can make a more informed decision about what to do with regard to Encinitas homes for sale.   Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for January 2015 based on statistics from the MLS (private sales are not included nor are manufactured, mobile or multi-family homes). These data are deemed reliable but are not guaranteed due to how data may be entered into the MLS system.   READ MORE:  Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside Community Leucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA   In January 2015, there were 34 homes sold in Encinitas, a significant decrease of 40% fro...
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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)
Car Wash Revolution Hitting Real Estate World With A SPLASH of $GREEN$!      Eco-friendly chemicals that won’t harm our environment? Recycle systems that allow us to reduce the amount of energy and water use that occurs during each wash?    You might say we’re going green and clean. Finally a renaissance coming to a neighborhood near you. We can now look towards a much brighter future and a new age of Car Wash Technology.   Who wouldn't want a car wash in their neighborhood with a 90% total recycle capability? These new car washes can clean your car better, faster, cheaper and CLEANER than you can do it in your own driveway on a sunny Saturday afternoon while tossing back a cool one.   Every neighborhood needs one. Every neighborhood will want one. Every neighborhood should have one.   ...
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By Kevin Kueneke, San Diego Mortgage Banker
(Caliber Home Loans)
San Diego CA - During a typical 30-day escrow period in San Diego, there is ample opportunity for a potential home buyer to unwittingly sabotage his or her deal.  Remember that lenders are approving a home loan based on a snapshot of the buyer's qualifications and until the keys are in the buyer's hands, there are still several things that can cause a deal to unravel, even at the very end.   Credit Issues: These days, a buyer's credit is monitored until the end.  This goes for FHA, VA, Conventional and Jumbo financing.  Not only will the lender find out if a new account is opened, but also if anyone else even inquired into the buyer's credit after the lender's credit inquiry.  If the new furniture will require financing, best bet is to wait until the mortgage loan is closed.  If the new...
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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)
Challenges to Local Control Emerge in Mobilehome Park Ordinance Trends BY EVA SPIEGEL Eva Spiegel is communications director for the League and can be reached atespiegel@cacities.org. City efforts to protect mobile-home park rent have reached a crossroads. Two recent court decisions — and an unwillingness to address these issues in the state Capitol — pose a significant challenge to the future of local mobile-home rent control ordinances.   More than 100 local jurisdictions, primarily cities, have enacted mobile-home rent control ordinances in California. Some were passed by voter initiative and others through city council action to protect an important source of affordable housing. These ordinances determine the rent and rent increases on the pads where mobile homes sit. Typically a mo...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Single Story Homes for Sale in Encinitas California 2015   Area home buyers interested in single story homes for sale in Encinitas have a number of options, even with the current limited inventory. Budget, of course, is always an important factor.   Single story homes in Encinitas are not always easy to find (about 1/3 of the todal number of detached homes), especially if you are seeking new home construction. New home builders often do not build single story homes because of the price of land and construction costs, but some Encinitas neighborhoods have a decent share of single story homes for sale in a range of prices, from entry level to high end.   However, there are several new home builders in Encinitas who have single story homes to offer, including Fiore, Seascape (2 homes in th...
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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)
Where Will The Jobs We Need To Grow Our Economy Come From?   I keep hearing our politico ranting about job creation being the #1 priority to refueling our so called "recovering economy" which seems like a reasonable and logical concern and goal. The only thing I'm having a problem understanding is just where all these jobs will be coming from and who's going to get them?    Many if not most Baby boomers who lost  a significant chunk of their booty in the '08 crash are not retiring and are even going back to work if they have the  necessary skill sets needed to fill these phantom jobs? If they don't possess the necessary qualifications or there positions have become eliminated by technological advancement they are taking entry level Home Depot and Wallmart jobs away from younger generati...
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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)
  Surf's Up! Active Rain Meet's Cardiff Style At Pacific Coast Grill.     Come join us for lunch on Thursday, January 22nd at 11:30  at the Pacific Coast Grill at 2526 South Coast Highway 101 in beautiful Cardiff-By-The-Sea     Our 2014 Spring Meet up was a cozy and intimate success as we had a handful of AR members who renewed some old acquaintances and forged some new ones. Many of us have enjoyed an online AR relationship over the years while others have had the opportunity of working together one to one.   A little eyeball to eyeball goes a lot farther. It's a lot more personal and a whole lot of fun. So come an join us and make this Winter's Active Rain Meet Up even bigger and better. At our 2014 Springtime Meet Up From L to R - Javier Varon, Joseph Arendsen, Bill Roberts, Lisa Gia...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
3rd Annual 5K Paw Walk in the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas 2015   The San Diego Botanic Garden, with the Rancho Coastal Human Society, will be hosting the 3rd Annual 5K Paw Walk at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. This fun event takes place Saturday February 21, 2015 from 9 until 1 pm, rain or shine.   This is a fun event for dogs and humans alike, with an important mission of the 5K Paw Walk to introduce, or re-introduce, area residents to the beauty and the wonderful resource at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas.   At the 5K Paw Walk you’ll find pet products, food for people, treats for dogs, abundant information for canine lovers, and of course plenty of dogs and their owners and friends enjoying a beautiful day in the gardens in Encinitas.   The San Diego...
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