Encinitas, CA Real Estate News

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 2018 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market need to understand local market conditions in order to make informed decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for June 2018 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 In June 50 homes sold in Encinitas, down 31% from last month, a pattern we saw in neighboring Carlsbad. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. TOTAL HOMES SOLD50 (down 31%), 28 Days on...
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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)
Fathers Day! Why Not Make This The Best Ever With A Dad Pad?To many this may be a rather tall order and slightly out of the realm of reality. But I'll bet to that very special Father in your life it would be his best Fathers Day ever.  Especially if he's approaching those sacred golden years, Housing our parents and loved ones as they age can become not only a real emotional challenge if not one of the biggest in our lifetime. It can also be one of the most expensive. Elder care today is one of the most important issues and decisions we as children and loved ones will have to address and live with for the rest of our aging loved one's life.  There's lots of very important and critical decisions we will all be making sooner or later and the choices we make will impact not ony us but more...
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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)
Crest Backyard Homes &Silvercrest ADU Factory Tour A Success! For folks who are contemplating the possibility of adding a BACKYARD HOME aka Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) to their property don't overlook what you can do with a Manufactured ADU.  On Saturday, June 9th, CREST BACKYARD HOMES & Silvercrest Manufactured Homes & ADU's co-hosted a very informative factory tour at the Silvercrest Manufactured Home & ADU factory in Corona, Calif. for folks from the San Diego area.  The Silvercrest factory rep and tour guide, Michael Schmid, led the tour and answered every question that was asked thereby dispelling all of the age old misnomers about the quality and integrity of today's in house construction compared to the early days of the late '50's-late '70's rendition of what we used to call t...
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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 Housing Market Report for May 2018 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market need to understand local market conditions in order to make informed decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for May 2018 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 In May 72 homes sold in Encinitas, up by 80% from last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. TOTAL HOMES SOLD72 (up 80%), 22 Days on Market, Ave. Sales Price $1,230,982 (...
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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)
Granny Flats:City of San Diego Votes To Waive Fees  The City of San Diego is certainly not trying to throw Granny over a cliff. Truth be known the City is doing everything it can to help place Granny in her own Backyard Home.   San Diego is the first City in the County to officially waive environmental and developmental impact fees along with other front-loaded permit costs which are more in line with what you would expect to pay for the development of an entirely custom site built single family detached home. These monumental front loaded fees could be as high as $20-40 thousand dollars before even sticking a shovel in the dirt. Some jurisdictions front loaded these fees so ridiculously high that most folks hardly had the money left over to build a dog house let alone a granny flat. In...
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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 April 2018 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market need to understand local market conditions in order to make informed decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for April 2018 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 Community Leucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA In April 40 homes sold in Encinitas, down by 17% from last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. TOTAL HOMES SOLD40 (down 17%), 35 Days on Market, Ave. Sales Price $1,228,84...
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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)
Mobile Home Parks.... Preserve Or Destroy? Are The Ole Gray Mares Still What They Used To Be?  All too often local jurisdictions, communities and developers are quick to pull the plug and DRAIN THE SWAMP. Not so fast! Read this with an open mind before you decide. The pressure is on for all jurisdictions to comply with the State of California affordable housing mandates. It may even be time to start rethinking mobile and manufactured home park communities. Mobile Home Park Communities are the last bastion of affordable housing anywhere.Be it on a sunny surf beach on the north San Diego Coast or in a picturesque desert setting in  Barstow.  There's no way to create a higher and better use per square and cubic foot than an existing late '60's-'70's mobile home or trailer park. You can dem...
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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)
Backyard Homes Literally On A Roll In Leucadia    LEUCADIA CASITA: 12x36 (432sf) 1 bedroom, 1 bath Backyard home, Granny Flat, Casita, Pool Cabana, Accessory Dwelling Unit, ADU? Call them what you will but they're starting to roll into Encinitas. In early May CREST BACKYARD HOMES will be installing the very first Manufactured ADU off the Silvercrest assembly line. It will make its way down the I-15 from Corona and navigate to its final resting place in a quaint little beachside manufactured home community in Leucadia. The "LEUCADIA CASITA" ranges from $65,000-$95,000 depending on your appitite for size, upgrades, extras and customizations. They can be completely maxed out at the Silvercrest factory. Or you may order them "bare bones" and install your own floor, wall and window coverings...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
2018 Chocolate FestivalSan Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas It’s almost May which means it’s time for the San Diego Botanic Garden Chocolate Festival in Encinitas.  The 2018 festival will be held on Saturday May 12, 2018, the day before Mother‘s Day (notice how I slipped that little hint in!!) from 9 – 4:30.  You true chocoholics are thinking “wow, I could have chocolate for breakfast!!” If you have any fondness for chocolate, how can you resist this event unless you are out of town? My wife and I attended with friends in the past, and it was amazing, and everything I could have hoped for! You will be able to enjoy delicious tastings from numerous chocolate vendors (to name a few…Dallman Confections, Belgium Gourmet, Luisa Chocolatier, So Rich Chocolates, Yummy Cupcakes, David Bacco Ch...
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By Dennis and Sunshine Smith - REALTOR®, Making a Difference 4U in San Diego Real Estate
(RE/MAX Connections)
Comfort, convenience and privacy are yours in this beautiful home This Encinitas home for sale has it all - comfort, convenience, privacy and space! Move-in ready, this home been recently updated. Featuring 3 beds and 2 baths, it offers the best of privacy and location. One of the great things about this home is it is walking distance from many amenities! There are plenty of dining and shopping options within a two mile radius. Moonlight Beach is only a few minutes away. With its bright and airy rooms, equipped kitchen, and lovely outdoor retreat, the carefree comfortable living you long for can be yours. This home for sale in Encinitas in priced to sell for ONLY  $499,000 to $529,000.   Call me, Dennis Smith, at (760)212-8225 and schedule a showing today.   Overview Maps Photos Featur...
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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 Homeowners Please Join Our 'BACKYARD HOME' ADU Factory Tour  Has anyone ever wondered how a Factory Built Home is Built? Well, now you have an opportunity to do just that and have some fun doing it. The time has come for the rubber to literally meet the road. Come and see for yourself how the entire construction process takes place from the mainframe to the final coat of paint. Space is limited so it's first come first served. JUN 09 INVITATION - Factory Tour to Silvercrest by Crest Backyard Homes $50   Actions and Detail Panel   INVITATION - Factory Tour to Silvercrest Sat, June 9, 2018, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT  $50 TICKETS Event Information DESCRIPTION CREST BACKYARD HOMES would like to invite you to join us for a tour of the Silvercrest Manufactured Home & ADU factory in Cor...
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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 March 2018 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market need to understand local market conditions in order to make informed decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for March 2018 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 In March 48 homes sold in Encinitas, up by 20% from last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. TOTAL HOMES SOLD48 (up 20%), 15 Days on Market, Ave. Sales Price $1,190,625 (no...
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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)
Could Be Good Times For Established & licensed   General Contractors I'm reminded of the '90s. Business is boomin! Everyone that is able is working. Real Estate has gained back all its losses from the deep dive of '08 and is launching into the stratosphere of supply side economics: "Supply-side economics is the theory that says increased production drives economic growth. The factors of production are capital, labor,entrepreneurship and LAND."  What got my attention is the 'lAND'. However, San Diego, according to some experts, is anywhere from 75-90% built out. So where's the LAND in San Diego? With the ever decreasing footprint of available land it's now all about rebuilding, room additions and infills for contractors and developers. For RE Sales Professionals, it's pretty much driven ...
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By Dennis and Sunshine Smith - REALTOR®, Making a Difference 4U in San Diego Real Estate
(RE/MAX Connections)
Enjoy a carefree lifestyle in a 55+ community in the heart of Encinitas                                            Comfort and style in a highly convenient location await you in this beautiful Encinitas home for sale. If you want a move-in ready residence in a serene community where you can enjoy an active lifestyle, this could be the home you are looking for.Nestled in the lovely Park Encinitas community is this dreamy home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1,529 square feet of living space.  It is completely upgraded and features dual pane windows, 2x6 construction and 433A earthquake bracing to ensure the best worry-free lifestyle you long to have.  Park Encinitas is the only resident owned 55+ community located in the heart of Encinitas. Its convenient location and numerous amenities...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Enjoy a Spring Party with the Bunny for Easter 2018San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas You still have time to plan an Easter celebration for you and your child/children to party with the Bunny at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas on Saturday March 31st. The event runs from 10 am until 1 pm. This year’s Easter event hosted by the San Diego Botanic Garden offers children the opportunity to meet “the Bunny” and have a photo taken, enjoy face painting, decorate their own bunny ears, meet real rabbits at a petting zoo, have some craft fun, and plant a spring flower to take home. And then at 12:30 pm the Bunny will lead the children on a parade through the Native Plant Native People trail. Passes for activity participation will be sold the day of the event at $15 per child, first co...
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By Dennis and Sunshine Smith - REALTOR®, Making a Difference 4U in San Diego Real Estate
(RE/MAX Connections)
A townhome that has it all! Be greeted by the elegance of this beautiful Encinitas home for sale.  It offers 1,874 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms and 2 and a half bathrooms. Live in Coast Point Complex, one of the most desirable communities in Encinitas.   With a private entrance, a private backyard, and panoramic sunset views, this home is just minutes away from dining and shopping options. It is a great hideout at the end of the day when you want a break from all the white noise of the city. This Encinitas townhome features 3 big bedrooms, 2.5 immaculate bathrooms, a large and inviting great room where the living room and dining area share a space, and a modern kitchen with plenty of storage space. This unit boasts the absolute best in modern conveniences. Priced to sell...
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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 February 2018 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market need to understand local market conditions in order to make informed decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for February 2018 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 In February 40 homes sold in Encinitas, up by 33% from last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. TOTAL HOMES SOLD40 (up 33%), 23 Days on Market, Ave. Sales Price $1,18...
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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)
Encinitas Waives $3000 In Fees To Encourage Backyard Home Development It's taken a lot of  time, effort and tight fist-ed negotiating between the Encinitas City Council, the planning commission and the diplomatic and patient gavel of Mayor Catherine Blakespear, however, the time has finally arrived. Encinitas and its 4 burroughs, Leucadia, Cardiff, Cardiff By The Sea and Olivenhain, can now move forward with a streamlined and affordably priced permit process for adding a Backyard Home to a homeowner's property. Additionally, the planning and building departments are in the process of diligently reviewing and considering several architectural designs, floor plans and construction methodologies for fast track pre-approval which will further enhance the entire process.  With a HUD Manufact...
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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 Jurisdictions Embrace Backyard Home (ADU) Ordinances It's been a challenge met with mild to strong resistance, however, many if not most San Diego Jurisdictions, including the County, are coming to grips with California's newest laws on "Backyard Home" aka "Accessory Dwelling Unit" (ADU) ordinances. While some jurisdictions are still resisting or not embracing the new law in its entirety, there are others like the City of Encinitas who are leading the field with proactive and streamlined permit processing requirements and costs; Possibly even fee waivers.  In fact they are even considering fast tracking pre approved plans that meet their criteria in order to make the process even less burdensome, time consuming and costly to the property/homeowner. Before the new State Laws we...
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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 Market Report for January 2018 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market need to understand local market conditions in order to make informed decisions about what to do with regard to Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for January 2018 based on statistics 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 due to how data are entered into the MLS system or change over time. READ MORE:Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA In January there were 30 homes sold in Encinitas, down 37% from last month. Here’s the b...
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