San Diego County, CA Real Estate News

By Dusty Brazil, COMPASS Agent Living in North County San Diego
(Compass )
Explore Leucadia & Leucadia Real EstateLeucadia California is a community in Encinitas. It offers a chill, funky beach vibe lifestyle. Homes in Leucadia and Leucadia Real Estate are often a reflection of the people and life. I've lived all over Leucadia and know Leucadia Real Estate extreemly well. I lived West of Highway 101, behind Juanitas Taco Shop, in the late 1990's. Then I moved just east of the 5 to the Tortilla Flats. That was a rad pad! DANG! I should have bought that place for 600K, which would be worth 1.8 right now. 🗝 💵Leucadia Lifestyle & Things to Do in Leucadia CA 🏄‍♂️I spend a lot of time in Leucadia. Typically I surf Grandview when I surf Leucadia. Then, I'll hit Leucadia Donuts and maybe do a pit stop for COFFEE COFFEE and bang out some real estate contracts or whatev...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s my Solana Beach Home Worth? Solana Beach Home Sales for December 2022 Solana Beach is a coastal town south of Cardiff by the Sea and Encinitas, and one of the more expensive beach communities in North San Diego County.  It’s essential that sellers and buyers understand current 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 BeachSolana Beach Real Estate The following data are 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 at the time this report was published, but are not guaranteed. 11 homes sold in Solana Beach in December, 1 more than last month. Here are the details: 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 Del Mar Home? Del Mar Real Estate Market in December 2022 Del Mar is a small coastal town in North San Diego County. It’s also one of the more expensive beach-side communities. The most expensive property sold publicly in San Diego County, per the MLS, was in Del Mar (about $48,000,000 in 2007). This oceanfront estate also sold for $43M in December 2020. Having up-to-date information on the housing market in Del Mar is important as a buyer or seller in order to make informed buying and selling decisions about Del Mar homes for sale. The following statistics were derived 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 ...
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The San Diego realty market is experiencing contractions similar to the rest of the United States following the Covid Pandemic years. The graphs and diagrams below show that San Diego's home value has fallen by approximately $50,000 over the last six months. This has made housing more affordable, but it also raised concerns about another housing bubble. This article will examine the current market conditions in San Diego. It will include trends in home prices, sales activity, and inventory levels as well as other factors that could be impacting the market. This article provides valuable information about the San Diego realty market, whether you are a buyer, seller, or investor.The San Diego market should be monitored throughout 2023. If new listings rise above the 5,000 mark and the une...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Blown Glass Heart Treasure Hunt in Carlsbad The 3rd Annual Hearts of Carlsbad Village blown glass treasure hunt in Carlsbad Village is in February. What a great opportunity to spend time in Carlsbad Village outdoors exploring! The Carlsbad Village Association and Barrio Glassworks are sponsoring this fun event on February 11th and 12th. The treasure hunt opens at 10 am on Saturday and ends at 4 pm on Sunday.  February is American Heart Month, and Valentine’s Day is 2 days after the event. What’s could be more appropriate than a heart-themed treasure hunt? Here’s how the treasure hunt works. 200 colorful hand-blown glass hearts created at Barrio Glassworks will be “hidden” in popular locations in the Village over the 2-day period. Last year there were 50 hearts in the hunt. Each engraved...
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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 December 2022 The Oceanside real estate market continues to change. This market report does not include private sales or manufactured, mobile, or multifamily housing (the data are taken from the MLS and are believed to be accurate when this report was written, but are not guaranteed). Having current information from a knowledgeable REALTOR about local market conditions benefits you, and will help you make informed decisions when buying or selling Oceanside homes for sale. READ MORE: Oceanside California – A Growing and Changing Coastal San Diego Community In December 2022 there were 118 homes sold in Oceanside’s 4 zip codes (92054, 92056, 92057, and 92058), 8 more sales than in November. Here are the specifics of the housin...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Barrio Glassworks in Carlsbad Barrio Glassworks, established in 2021, is a public glassblowing studio, gallery and gift shop in the heart of Carlsbad Village. And it’s a pretty hot attraction – pun intended! Glassblowing is fascinating to watch. You no doubt know this if you’ve ever had the opportunity to see it. If you haven’t had the chance, it’s lots of fun, and pretty amazing to see what glassblowers can do with molten glass. I remember the first time I saw live glassblowing in Murano, Italy a number of years ago. That was quite the place to see it for the first time! We also visited the Glass Ranch in Escondido several times and watched glass blowing there. Barrio Glassworks offers residents and visitors alike to simply come watch live glassblowing in action. The public viewing are...
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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 December 2022 Vista, located in inland North San Diego County, borders Oceanside, Carlsbad and San Marcos. Vista offers a variety of housing options, including tract home communities, condos and townhomes, rental complexes, and 55+ communities. You’ll also find homes in rural areas with large lots, and on the hills, offering terrific 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.  Several major commuting routes (e.g., the 15 and 78 freeways) are readily accessible. The Vista Farmers Market, operating since 1981, takes place Saturdays at the Vista Courthouse Complex on Melrose. It’s well worth visiting to buy fresh produce...
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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 December 2022 The San Marcos real estate market continues to evolve each month. The data do not include private sales, mobile homes or multi-family housing (the information is taken from the MLS and believed to be accurate at the time this report was published, but not guaranteed). Having up-to-date information about the local market conditions benefits you so you can make educated 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 December 2022 in San Marcos’ 2 zip codes (92069 and 92078),...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Give Blood in Carlsbad Village February 11, 2023 Once again here’s an opportunity for Carlsbad residents to help our community, and specifically the San Diego Blood Bank, with their need for blood donations. The 6th Annual Heart of the Village Blood Drive will be held in Carlsbad Village on Saturday, February 11th from 10 am until 3 pm. Thank you again to Barrio Glassworks at 3060 Roosevelt Street for hosting the blood drive. Blood donations are at the San Diego Blood Bank Bloodmobile in their parking lot. And you can also check out their glass blowing operations and gifts while you're there.  Over 238 pints have been donated through the previous Heart of the Village Blood Drive events! Once again the Carlsbad Village Association is the sponsor. All donations are by Appointment Only, pr...
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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 December 2022Encinitas sellers and buyers need to understand local market conditions, and the impact on buying and selling, in order to make educated decisions about Encinitas homes for sale. Here’s what happened in the December 2022 Encinitas housing market, based on data from the MLS (private sales are not included nor are manufactured, mobile, or multi-family homes). These statistics are believed reliable at the time this was written, but are not guaranteed. READ MORE: Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA 34 homes sold in Encinitas in December, 48% more than last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. Single Family Homes Sold25 (up 47%); 38 Average Days ...
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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 December 2022 The Carlsbad real estate market continues to evolve, with changes from November and 1 year ago. These numbers do not include private sales, mobile homes or multi-family housing (the numbers are taken from the MLS and believed to be accurate when reported but are not guaranteed). Media reports speak in general terms, so they do not reflect local Carlsbad housing market conditions (learn more - How Local IS Local?). Up-to-date information, and analysis, about local market conditions benefits you when you need to make buying and/or selling decisions about Carlsbad homes for sale. READ MORE ABOUT CARLSBADCarlsbad Village by the Sea 43 homes sold in Carlsbad in December (92008, 92009, 92010 and 92011), down 41% fr...
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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 December 2022 It’s important for buyers and sellers in the Cardiff real estate market to have current information about the local market conditions so they can make informed buying and selling decisions about Cardiff homes for sale. Supply and demand affects selling and buying in a number of ways, including pricing, competition, and time on market. It’s important to understand how local market conditions can 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 Here’s a summary of the Cardiff...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
2023 Carlsbad Marathon~ Sunday January 15th ~ The popular Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon is Sunday January 15th, in our beautiful village by the sea. That’s also the Martin Luther King holiday weekend - officially Monday the 16h! If you are a distance runner you may be finishing your training for the upcoming Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon. Or one of the other races, too! The Carlsbad Marathon is a very popular running event, and is a qualifying race for the well-known Boston Marathon. No doubt there are plenty of runners from other areas of the US planning on this world-class event! The Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon also offers a Double Down Challenge. This is 2 races, first the 5K (3.1 miles) followed by the half marathon, for a total of 16.2 miles. The Car...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
First Photos of the New Year They aren't anything special, but I realized when I took them that they are my first photos of the New Year. No doubt they will be followed by many hundreds more, if my camera history in Carlsbad repeats itself. I would have liked a bright sunny day to start the New Year. However, it was quite blustery and chilly, but not an unusual winter day for us.  And we were blessed with a couple inches of rain overnight so I really shouldn't gripe. We need it desperately, and more is due. We were out running errands and drove along Armada Drive which overlooks the Carlsbad Flower Fields (due to open March 1st) and the ocean in the distance. More on the Fields as we get close to blooming time. They WILL look like the FEATURE PHOTO in the next couple of months. The top ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Free Christmas Tree Recycling in Carlsbad~ Through January 15, 2023 ~ It’s hard to believe Christmas is behind us. But some of you may already be thinking about taking down the holiday tree. As they do each year, the City of Carlsbad is offering free, curbside pickup of Christmas trees for Carlsbad residents now through January 15th. Curbside pickup is on the regular trash pick-up day unless it falls on the Christmas and New Year’s observed holidays. Christmas trees should be placed at the end of the driveway next to the green waste bin. Be sure to remove all decorations, lights, tinsel and tree stands before recycling. If possible you should cut the tree and place it in the Green Waste recycling bin for pick-up.  If your tree is taller than 6 feet it should be cut in half and placed ne...
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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)
Quantity of Leads Way Down. Quality of Clients Way Up! Placing my Broker’s hat upon my head please allow me to share my humble insights. About mid 2022 I was beginning to feel a bit anxious. It was in the air. As interest rates, inflation and the threat of recession began to increase along with the  residue of the COVID COP OUT (Sorry but after almost 3 years I’m over it) still looming over our heads we were beginning to see folks starting to ease off the throttle be they buyers or sellers.  Thankfully, it hasn’t been an abrupt ‘08ish type of nose dive; At least not yet. There are still many full price offers, even some multiple bidding activity going on in certain areas while price-points seem to be holding their own. San Diego, albeit it has slowed somewhat, is still considered one of...
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By Jason E. Gordon, Sr Loan Officer, CMA, CMPS, CDLP, CDRE, RCSD, CDPE
(AmeriFirst Financial Inc, San Diego, CA)
Can I use rental income to qualify for a loan?  Seems like a clear and concise question, but the answer will vary depending on the overall characteristics present.  Below is a grid referencing Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac "Conforming" (aka "Conventional") underwriting guidelines.  As you can see, Lenders need to know a bit more information before answering the "can I use rental income to qualify for a loan" question.With the above information in mind, please be mindful that underwriting guidelines are always subject to change, and that these particular guidelines reflect only a portion of the available mortgage loan programs on any given day.Typically, these Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac "Conforming" (aka "Conventional") mortgage loans have the most attractive pricing options and most lenient ap...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s my Escondido Home Worth?Escondido Home Sales for November 2022 Western Escondido is approximately 20 miles inland from the beaches. The community is located east of San Marcos and Fallbrook, in North San Diego County. It’s essential that buyers and sellers in the Escondido housing market are educated about current local market conditions so they can make informed decisions about buying and selling Escondido homes for sale. This is particularly important in today’s shifting market! READ MORE:A Tour of Escondido – A Diverse Inland San Diego Community The following data are based on the MLS (private sales are not included in these statistics, nor are multifamily properties, or mobile and manufactured homes). The statistics are believed to be reliable at the time this report was comp...
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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 November 2022 The La Jolla real estate market is one of the more expensive in San Diego County, on average. If you tour La Jolla online (see link below), or visit in person, it becomes apparent why this is so. As a La Jolla buyer or seller, having up-to-date local market information about La Jolla homes for sale benefits you and will help you make informed decisions about buying and/or selling your La Jolla home. La Jolla is a beautiful beach community with many homes offering amazing views of the ocean from the hills or shoreline, along with a trendy, up-scale village offering the best in shopping, dining, and services. La Jolla has been compared to the French and Italian Rivieras with impressive ocean and coastline vistas, ...
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