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? 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 April 2017 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 may be entered into the MLS system. READ MORE: Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside Community Leucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA  In April 2017, there were 59 homes sold in Encinitas, up 28% from last month, the second month of increased sales following 3 months of inv...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
2017 Chocolate Festival at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas It’s time again for the ever-popular San Diego Botanic Garden Chocolate Festival. The festival will be held in Encinitas on May 13, 2017 (the day before Mother’s Day!! Just a small hint) from 9 – 4:30. Just think, you can have chocolate for breakfast!! For those who are chocolate lovers, how can you resist this event? My wife and I were there with friends back in 2014 and it was amazing, and as tasty as I hoped for!  You can enjoy delectable tastings (Tasting tickets sold on-site at $1 per tasting ticket, with tastings generally 1 – 3 tickets) from numerous chocolate vendors (to name a few…Dallman Confections, Belgium Gourmet, California Cupcake Company, Luisa Chocolatier, So Rich! Chocolates, David Bacco Chocolatier, ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Q1 2017 Market Report for Encinitas CA Here is an update on the Encinitas housing market for the first quarter for 2017, with a focus on single family detached homes for sale.  The coastal community of Encinitas offers a broad mix of single family detached homes, from bungalows in the Leucadia area (at the north end, along the ocean), to multi-million dollar ocean-front and ocean-view homes along the bluff on Neptune Avenue, to golf course frontage homes in Encinitas Ranch, to expansive homes and equestrian properties on large lots in Olivenhain. There are also a few communities of new construction homes that are still building! Check out the Encinitas Lifestyle in this slideshow! Here’s what happened in the Encinitas real estate market as far as single family detached home activity. Q1...
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
I open this post with a THANK YOU to ActiveRain Member Jeff Dowler for reminding me to go see this beautiful place in his recent blog post:Wordless Wednesday: Koi at the Meditation Gardens in Encinitas CA  I share with you dear readers, this is the power of a blog; Jeff moved me to stop putting this off and so last week my bride and I stole a few hours in the middle of my busy Thursday and went to lunch at Union Kitchen & Tap and then walked one block to this amazing place! The power of Playing Hooky... The Joy of  Koi My bride and I have learned to steal away, even if it's just for a few hours in the middle of my work day. Million Dollar Views-FREE admission! I love San Diego! The Meditation Gardens were established by Paramahansa Yogananda during his lifetime.  People travel from all ...
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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)
Curious About new California Laws Regarding 'ADU's aka Granny flats?   If you've been hearing about the workshop regarding California Senate Bill 1069, Assembly Bills 2299 & 2046 and cannot be present on, Wednesday, April 19, 11:30-1 due to travel distance or inconvenience but would still like to participate we invite you to join our GoToMeeting Webinar.  If you can't join us in real time we will also have links to the entire presentation on YouTube within 48 hours after the Webinar. Or you can email us or leave a comment on this thread and we'll be happy to email you a link to the entire event.  Our keynote speaker will be, Greg Nickson, Housing Policy anylist, from the California Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD). So you will be hearing all about this new State Manda...
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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)
Reminder For Senate Bill 1069 Accessory Dwelling Unit 'ADU' Workshop.     Anyone in Cali want to join us on Wednesday, April 19th from 11:30-1?    No need to comment if you're not from Cali. This is an opportunity to learn about  California Senate Bill 1069 & Assembly Bill 2299 laws that went into effect on January 17th. You will be getting information straight from the source. Our keynote speaker will be a representative from the California Housing and Community Development Department (HCD). We will also have a representative from the Loftin Firm Law group to answer questions regarding the various legal issues that may arise due to zoning and building code regulations throughout the cities and counties in California. We will be recording the workshop and downloading it to You tube. We...
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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)
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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? 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 March 2017 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 may be entered into the MLS system. READ MORE: Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside Community Leucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA In March 2017, there were 46 homes sold in Encinitas, up 64% from last month, following 3 months of inventory decline. Here’s the breakdown ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Koi at the Meditation Gardens in Encinitas CA  The Meditation Gardens in Encinitas are a very special place, part of the internationally known Encinitas Temple of the Self-Realization Fellowship, founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda. The Meditation Gardens are free to the public and are extraordinarily beautiful and peaceful, perched on the bluff high above the Pacific Ocean with gorgeous flowers and greenery and amazing views of the ocean below. The Koi Pond is a particular pleasure to visit, surrounded by lush plantings and flowers. I thought this particular Koi was the best looking of the bunch when I visited about 5 years ago. 
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Baby Hummers Ready to Leave the Nest  We have lots of hummingbirds in Carlsbad, year-round. They are fun to watch, especially close up. It's pretty amazing how they can maneuver and how fast they move - up and down, back and forth, and hovering - and even funnier to watch them chase each other or the larger birds! These baby hummers at a friend's house in Encinitas a few years ago were pretty ready to move on - they overflowed the next but perhaps were not quite ready to leave.
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
2017 San Diego Botanic Garden ArtFest in Encinitas April 8 and 9  Spring is here and that means the 2017 San Diego Botanic Garden ArtFest is just 2 weeks away. On Saturday and Sunday April 8th and 9th the San Diego Botanic Garden presents ArtFest 2017, from 9 am until 5 pm, with a wide range of some of the finest regional artists and beautiful works of art in a wide array of media (paint, sculpture, fiber, glass, metal), in the beautiful setting of these spectacular gardens in Encinitas.  ArtFest will also include a Plein Air Quick Draw Contest that should be fun to watch, and the artists' finished works will be available for purchase afterwards. You can read more about the San Diego Botanic Garden ArtFest 2017 and see the complete list of featured artists. The San Diego Botanic Garden ...
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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)
Join Us For A Conference On California Senate Bill 1069 On "ADU's"   If you're in San Diego, Riverside and/or Orange County please feel free to as to be added to our interest list.   San Diego Guest Home will be presenting a techcon on California Senate Bill 1069 between the 2nd and 3rd week of April. This is the new law regarding Accessory Dwelling Units aka "ADU's", JADU's, granny flats, garage apartments, secondary dwellings, backyard cottages, casitas, etc. Space is limited to 25 and it's first come first served on the RSVP list. To date we have 12 confirmations on the interest list. So if you're interested we would suggest getting your name on the list ASAP. We will let you know the exact date by Friday, March 31st.
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By Michael Blue, REALTOR - 760-889-8877, Encinitas/Carlsbad
(Home Smart Realty West)
Encinitas Single Level Home Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood Open House Market Stats $610,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,249 sqftYear Built: 1983MLS #: 149405 Location 1768 Gentle Breeze LnEncinitas, CA 92024USA Michael J Blue HomeSmart Realty West(760) 889-8877[email protected]// http://BlueSanDiegoHomes.com   Listed by: Michael Blue, HomeSmart Realty West Our recent listingsEncinitas Single Level Home Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale // -1&&m>28){j=28+s;s='';if(j/g,'>');l[i].href='mailto:'+t.value}}catch(e){}}}catch(e){}})(document);// ]]>
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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)
FAQ's About Accessory Dwelling Units aka "ADU's" & Senate Bill 1069   For the benefit of those that don't have direct links regarding SB 1069 I have copied and pasted the legislation from their website in its original format. Albeit rather lengthy it answers just about every question that pertains to the Bill. If you have any more quiestions please feel free to ask.     Are Existing Ordinances Null and Void? Yes, any local ordinance adopted prior to January 1, 2017 that is not in compliance with the changes to ADU law will be null and void. Until an ordinance is adopted, local governments must apply “state standards” (See Attachment 4 for State Standards checklist). In the absence of a local ordinance complying with ADU law, local review must be limited to “state standards” and cannot ...
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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)
  Summary of Recent Changes to [California Senate Bill 1069] ADU Laws   I will be posting frequently on this subject on several social media and business platforms as I've been getting feedback from several folks seeking more information on this new California mandate/law. Please feel free to repost or pass it on to folks you feel may benefit from it; especially homeowners.       Courtesy of Karen Chapple, UC Berkeley     The California legislature found and declared that, among other things, allowing accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in single family and multifamily zones provides additional rental housing and are an essential component in addressing housing needs in California. Over the years, ADU law has been revised to improve its effectiveness such as recent changes in 2003 to requir...
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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 City] "Council discusses bill on [Accessory] housing units"   City of Encinitas taking a very proactive posture on   Senate Bill 1069.  Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear (Courtesy) By Brittany Woolsey "To create a housing shortage in a huge country, heavily wooded with a small population -- ah, that's proof of pure political genius."-- Richard J. Needham   Accessory dwelling units could be a more realistic option for Encinitas to reach its state-mandated housing requirements, following the draft of a locally-initiated bill regarding the units. The Encinitas City Council at its meeting on March 8 heard an update on the status of legislative relief, proposed in December, for accessory dwelling units. Such units have been favored by residents to help Encinitas reach its man...
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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)
California Senate Bill 1069 How It May Impact Real Estate?  NOTE: If you are a stakeholder on this topic please be sure to log onto all the links as they are a blow by blow breakdown of this new law. I have recently been posting about the somewhat controversial and often  confusing Senate Bill 1069; The California State Mandate that went into effect on January 1, 2017.  SB 1069 is a new LAW, or in most instances the re-definition of ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS (ADU's) aka GRANNY FLATS, GARAGE APARTMENTS and/or  GARAGE CONVERSIONS, CASITAS, 2ND UNITS, etc.  What is an ADU An "ADU" was originally defined as a secondary dwelling unit with complete independent living facilities for one or more persons and generally takes three forms:   Detached: The unit is separated from the primary structur...
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By Dennis and Sunshine Smith - REALTOR®, Making a Difference 4U in San Diego Real Estate
(RE/MAX Connections)
A home of style and comfort is waiting for you  here in Encinitas Style, space and comfort unite in this beautiful Encinitas home for sale.  If you are looking for a home that is spacious and stylish yet gives a cozy feel, your search is over. This Encinitas home for sale checks all three things off your list and more.  Located at the beginning of a cul-de-sac and with a living space of 2,175 square feet, it features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a 3-car attached garage. This home is well-loved, beautifully-maintained and has all the amenities you need. Plus, it is in a great location. Bought brand new by its original owners and listed for the first time in 41 years, it was upgraded with meticulous attention to detail. With an asking price of between $445,000 to $465,000, this is a dre...
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By Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA
(The Lewis Team at Keller Williams)
YELP Review for San Diego Real Estate Agents - The Lewis Team San Diego Real Estate YELP Review - Encinitas Real Estate YELPSan Diego Real Estate Yelp Review for Real Estate AgentsYelp Review of The Lewis TeamThe Lewis team was nothing short of phenomenal.  I worked mostly with Mike, as he was the agent who helped me purchase a home.  Mike is professional, personable, and incredibly knowledgeable of the San Diego area.  Not only was he prompt in accommodating my requests to see properties and provide comps, he was generous with his time as he dedicated the entirety of a day more than once to seeing properties.  On numerous occasions, he made a special trip out to my property to either check on appliances or be there to help me show the property to my prospective roommates (for when the ...
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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? 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 2017 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 may be entered into the MLS system. READ MORE: Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA In January 2017, there were 37 homes sold in Encinitas, down 31% from last month, the 2nd consecutive decline. Here’s the breakdown of ove...
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