Encinitas, CA Real Estate News

By Christopher Sylvada
(Simple Listing Solutions LLC)
It seems like some buyers these days consider the value of a buyer broker based on how much of his or her commission he or she is or isn't, willing to "share". I believe that this has occured because weaker agents who lack a referral base, solid systems for generating new leads and the consulting skills neccesary to provide 3% of the purchase price in value end up resorting to the "I'll pay you to work with me!" strategy, which is no strategy at all. Unfortunately, buyers may see these ad's and think, "Cool! I'll take it" and in so doing, do a disservice to themselves.I believe that a good buyers broker is worth his or her weight in gold. If an agent is getting a steady stream of referrals from past clients and members of his or her network, it's usually because they have demonstrated a...
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By Jeff Cole, Homes For Sale 360-316-1177
(Realogics Sotheby's International Realty)
Though contrary to the majority of recent press referencing a slowing local and national real estate market, these last few months of 2006 have proven to be quite a surprise. My team at the Cole Group and I have been so busy selling houses that we have been laughing to each other...what slowdown?. With all that the life throws at you, it is easy to take for granted, this beautiful north San Diego County or the people we enjoy it with. The busyness from work compounded by the busyness that comes with raising a family and or other commitments can rob you of precious time to go on those special and oh so important dates that if neglected can have some pretty frustating consequences. Making time for each other like we did when Tara and I were first  dating has become the focus and challenge...
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By Christopher Sylvada
(Simple Listing Solutions LLC)
It's true that what you think about you bring about, so be careful. If you're always thinking, "I need more business" or "I need this listing to sell", it's very likely that you'll just continue to feed that need. The idea of "needing" means that you don't have something. Not having that "something" will only increase if you keep putting thought and energy into "not having it and needing it". Does that make sense?I always pay attention to my "self-talk" - and believe me, it's interesting! By paying attention to the voices in my head I am able to correct them when they start to go needy on me. I say things not only to myself, but out loud to my clients all the time that sound like this, "The perfect house for you is right around the corner! If it's not on the market yet, it's coming soon...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Here are the last two months of summary statistics from the MLS for Encinitas, CA. The biggest change is the drop off in inventory from October to November, which is not unusual as we enter the holiday season. Prices have dropped a little but only 1% when comparing November to October. If I can provide more information or there are any questions, please let me know. As always, one should not draw any firm conclusions from monthly data as things change from month to month, but the trends are helpful to watch.AS OF OCT. 31, 2006ATTACHED HOMESDETACHED HOMESActive115243Sold in Last 6 Months86210Sold/PendingIn Last 6 months96261Absorption Rate (Solds)241 days208 daysAbsorption Rate (SoldsPlus Pendings)216 days168 daysAverage Days on Market7464Median Price ChangeFrom 1 Year Ago-6%-6%Median Pr...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Here are some summary statstics from the MLS for September for Encinitas, considering both attached and detached homes (I compile these stats each month). Keep in mind that this represents only a snapshot of the market, and you must really look at the trends over a number of months to see what is happening.The inventory dropped slightly from August, and the number of homes sold and oging under contract increased a little. Days on market increased slightly. The median price of detached homes dropped by about 1% from the previous month. Please feel free to email me if you would like further information or have questions about the market.AS OF SEPT. 30, 2006ATTACHED HOMESDETACHED HOMESActive114264Sold in Last 6 Months92214Sold/PendingIn Last 6 months107263Absorption Rate (Solds)223 days222...
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By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
Encinitas, California 92024 and 92007  The Quintessential Southern California Beach Town(that is also a Golfer's and Gardener's Paradise!) Encinitas Real Estate and Other DemographicsPopulation:Median Household income: Median Family income: Average Family Size: Average age: 58,014$63,954$78,1043.0637.9  Encinitas means so much to so many and has so much to offer all--from stunning oceanfront homes, to garden paradise condos, to golf and ocean view real estate in Encinitas Ranch ,to inland estates and equestrian homes in Olivenhain. Encinitas boasts some of the finest shopping in San Diego County, award-winning restaurants, top-rated Encinitas/San Dieguito schools, arts, great medical care and community facilities ranging from parks, a train station, local beaches, and a newly-built and ...
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