San Diego County, CA Real Estate News

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
2024 San Diego Restaurant Week ~ March 3rd - 10th ~ Food lovers will be thrilled that San Diego Restaurant Week just around the corner, March 3rd through the 10th. This is the 1st of 2 events for 2024 with 8 days of dining opportunities. San Diegans can enjoy a wide range of food offerings at great prices at 100+ restaurants all around San Diego! How can a dedicated food lover go wrong with so many options? The challenge will be deciding where to dine, and at how many different places. San Diego Restaurant Week offers reduced prices on fixed price multi-course menus for lunch, brunch and/or dinner. At some places you’ll even find a drink included as a course. Keep in mind that not all restaurants offer 3 meals – some may just offer dinner. Restaurants are located across a wide geographi...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Carlsbad Art Wall for February 2024 The 2nd Carlsbad Art Wall mural for 2024 was completed this past weekend. North County artist Steve Burrows transformed the wall beautifully in his whimsical style that reflects his life and business, Burrito Art, at the beach. It’s the perfect wall art for Carlsbad’s laid-back lifestyle by the beach! This is the 40th mural since the founding of the Carlsbad Art Wall in 2015.  The Carlsbad Art Wall was created, and is curated, by Carlsbad artist, Bryan Snyder, in cooperation with the owner of Senor Grubby’s Mexican Restaurant in Carlsbad Village The Carlsbad Art Wall offers residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy temporary public art by local, regional, and sometimes international artists.  Bryan Snyder also founded the Carlsbad Alley Art Wall...
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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 January 2024 Escondido is around 20 miles inland from the beaches, bordering San Marcos and Fallbrook in North San Diego County. It’s essential that buyers and sellers in the Escondido housing market are well informed about current local market conditions (Read More: Real Estate Is Local…But HOW Local?) so they can make educated 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. 73 homes sold in January, 4 more...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Open March 1, 2024 The beautiful Flower Fields in Carlsbad CA will open soon. The big day is Friday March 1st. Visitors must book their tickets online for a specific date and arrival time. Tickets are not available at the entrance. Once you are in the facility you can stay as long as you wish (the Flower Fields close at 6 pm). Don’t expect things to look like the top photo on Opening Day 2024 or the photo below since the Flower Fields take a while to reach their peak. That often happens in late March depending on the weather. However, they are  beautiful even when not at peak bloom, and a wonderful sign of spring! Here’s a video from March 2022: The Carlsbad Flower Fields have been a popular tourist attraction for over 60 years. There are approximatel...
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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 January 2024 La Jolla is considered one of the more expensive housing markets in San Diego County. If you tour La Jolla online (see link below), or visit in person, you’ll understand 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 in making educated 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. You’ll find a trendy, up-scale village offering top-notch shopping, dining, and services. La Jolla has been compared to the French and Italian Rivieras with wonderful ocean and coastline vistas, spectacular homes, a...
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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 January 2024 It’s important that buyers and sellers in Rancho Santa Fe have 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 in general. There are large estates, gated communities, and luxury and equestrian properties on expansive lots, often measured in acres. At the time this report was written there were 20 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 took place in the Rancho Santa Fe housing market in January 2024 based on data in the MLS (privat...
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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 January 2024 Solana Beach is a beach town located just south of Cardiff by the Sea and Encinitas, and one of the more expensive communities along the North San Diego County. It’s essential that buyers and sellers have up-to-date 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 the Solana Beach Community: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. 8 homes sold in Solana Beach in January, com...
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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 January 2024 Vista is an inland community in North San Diego County, on the border of Oceanside, Carlsbad and San Marcos. Vista offers a range of housing, with tract home communities, custom homes, condos and townhomes, rental complexes, and 55+ communities. You’ll find homes in rural areas with large lots, and on the hills, some offering panoramic views, too. In addition to mixed use and agricultural areas, Vista has a growing and changing downtown with abundant shopping and dining opportunities and services.  Major commuting routes (e.g., the 15 and 78 freeways) are readily accessible. The Vista Farmers Market, founded in 1981, is the longest running farmers market in San Diego. The Farmers Market is on Saturdays at the Vista Co...
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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 for January 2024 Del Mar is a seaside town in North San Diego County, and one of the more expensive coastal communities. The most expensive San Diego County property sold publicly was in Del Mar (about $48,000,000 in 2007) according to the MLS. That oceanfront property sold again for $43M in January 2020. Having up-to-date information on the local housing market conditions in Del Mar is essential so buyers and sellers can make informed decisions about Del Mar homes for sale. The data are 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) 7 homes sold in Del Mar in Janua...
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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 January 2024 The Oceanside housing market continues to shift. This market report does not include private sales or manufactured, mobile, or multifamily housing (information was taken 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 105 homes sold in Oceanside’s 4 zip codes (92054, 92056, 92057, and 92058), 14% more sales than in December. Here are the details: Single Family Homes Sold71 (up by 2); 32 Average Days on Mar...
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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 Market Report for January 2024 The San Marcos real estate market continues to evolve. 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 for buyers and sellers to have current information about local market conditions if they want 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 39 homes sold in January 2024 in San Marcos’ 2 zip codes (92069 and ...
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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 January 2024 It’s essential that Encinitas sellers and buyers have current information about local market conditions, and the effects they have on buying and selling, so they can make educated decisions about Encinitas homes for sale. Here’s what happened in the January 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 30 homes sold in Encinitas in January, 76% more sales than last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activit...
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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 January 2024 The Carlsbad real estate market continues to change, with shifts from December 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 when reported but are not guaranteed). Media reports speak in general terms. As a result they do not reflect local Carlsbad housing market conditions (read more - How Local IS Local?). Current information, and analysis, about local market conditions benefits you when you want to make important buying and/or selling decisions about Carlsbad homes for sale. READ MORE ABOUT CARLSBADCarlsbad Village by the Sea 57 homes sold in Carlsbad in January (92008, 92009, 92010 and 92011), 24% more 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 January 2024It’s essential as a buyer or seller in the Cardiff real estate market to have up-to-date information about local market conditions. This will enable you to make informed buying and selling decisions about Cardiff homes for sale. Supply and demand affect selling and buying in several ways, including pricing, the competition, and time on market. It’s important to understand how local market conditions may affect 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 Here’s a summary of the ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Reasons to Love Living in Carlsbad - The Lagoons There are multiple reasons to love living in Carlsbad CA. That includes our beautiful beaches, the arts, dining, shopping, recreational opportunities, tourist stuff, housing, sports, parks and hiking trails, and our weather. This post is about the 3 Carlsbad lagoons, from North to South. BUENA VISTAThe Buena Vista lagoon is on the border between Carlsbad and Oceanside to the north. This is the only freshwater lagoon in Southern California. No water sports are permitted and there is limited access. Homes around the lagoon have great views which include the ocean.  The mouth of the lagoon at the west end has a weir (a low dam) that allows water to flow from the lagoon into the ocean but not the other direction, keeping the lagoon freshwater...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Carlsbad Art Wall for January 2024 The 1st Carlsbad Art Wall mural for 2024 was just completed. And it’s pretty different from others we've seen. Unfortunately the sun was shining directly into the camera so I could not grab a good view other than to get close and angle the shot. This latest wall art is a dedication to, and celebration of, the Valley Middle School Visual and Performing Arts Program (VAPA), and the teachers and students who make it so special. The mural was created during the Meet and Greet event held on Saturday January 27th. This is the 39th mural since the founding of the Carlsbad Art Wall. The Carlsbad Art Wall was founded in 2015 by Carlsbad artist, Bryan Snyder in cooperation with the owner of Senor Grubby’s Mexican Restaurant in Carlsbad Village The Carlsbad Art W...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Carlsbad Housing Market Summary for 2023~ Highs and Lows ~ There were a number of shifts in the Carlsbad real estate market in 2023 as compared to the prior year. Here are some highs and lows of the Carlsbad housing market for detached single family homes. You can learn more about the Reasons to Love Living in Carlsbad here. 608 homes sold 2023 as compared to 702 in 2022, a decline of 13%, which was down a significant 47% from sales in 2021. The Average Sales Price in 2023 was $1,808,118, just slightly less than in 2022 ($1,813,609), but an increase of 17% from 2021’s average sales price.  The Median Sales Price was $1,625,000, down 4% from the median of $1,700,000 in 2022 but 15% higher than the 2021 median sale price. Home sale prices ranged from $650,000 to $11,475,000. The smallest ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Carlsbad Art Wall Meet and GreetThe Carlsbad community is invited to a Meet and Greet event at the Carlsbad Art Wall, to celebrate the Valley Middle School Visual and Performing Arts Department. This fun event takes place Saturday January 27 from 10 am until 2 pm and is being coordinated by the school. A special feature will be the creation of a new collaborative art wall mural led by Carlsbad artist Bryan Snyder’s art students. This will be the 39th mural since the founding of the Carlsbad Art Wall in 2015. The Carlsbad Art Wall was founded by Bryan Snyder in cooperation with the owner of Senor Grubby’s Mexican Restaurant in Carlsbad Village. Here's a photo of a mural completed in 2016.  The Carlsbad Art Wall has been a wonderful opportunity for residents and visitors to enjoy temporar...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Reasons to Love Living in Carlsbad~ Housing ~ There are plenty of reasons to love living in Carlsbad CA. That includes our beautiful beaches, the arts, dining, shopping, recreational opportunities, tourist stuff, housing, sports, parks and greenspace, and our weather. In this article the focus is on housing in Carlsbad. CARLSBAD HOUSING Carlsbad housing is diverse in terms of styles, prices and location. Here are some considerations and things to think about. Do you want to live near or on the beach? You can expect to pay a lot of money for that privilege. Maybe you want to own a home in or near Carlsbad Village. You have the opportunity to buy in a gated community, say a condo, townhome or single family home. Or you can live in an area where the homes are not cookie-cutter and may have...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Single Story Homes for Sale in Carlsbad~ January 19, 2024 Market Update ~It’s not unusual for Carlsbad home buyers to prefer a 1-story single family house when looking for a new home.  For some buyers, it is a requirement, and reasons vary.Some buyers are OK with buying a 2-story home, provided there is a master bedroom with full bath on the main floor. But that type of floor plan tends to be trickier to find; in many cases the 1st floor bedroom is a smaller guest bedroom and the bath is a half bath.The overall Carlsbad inventory remains limited (here’s the December 2023 Housing Market Report for Carlsbad) but has increased modestly since December.At the time this report was written there is a 1.7 month supply of single story detached homes, based on the rate of sales for the last 3 mon...
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