Oceanside, CA Real Estate News

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
5384 Gooseberry Way in Lakeview Estates in Oceanside has Sold We just closed on this wonderful single story home in the Lakeside Estates community in Oceanside, near the Guajome County Park and lake.  After a very busy open house, multiple showings, and a few offers, this wonderful home quickly went into escrow and sold for over the asking price! The new owner will now enjoy these features as they make this home their own:  Cook’s kitchen with cherry cabinetry, granite counters, new stainless gas stove and a light and bright breakfast areaLiving room with ceiling fan, vaulted ceiling and fireplace with views, and slider access to your patio and gardens to relax and enjoy the views and cool ocean breezes3 bedrooms (Master has slider access to patio and views, with en suite bath including...
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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? The Oceanside real estate market has undergone many shifts and continues to evolve. This market report does not include private sales nor manufactured, mobile or multifamily housing; the numbers are derived from the MLS and are believed to be accurate at the time this report was written, but are not guaranteed. Media reports speak in general terms, so information does not represent the reality of the local Oceanside housing market. Having data from a knowledgeable REALTOR about local market conditions benefits you as a buyer or seller for making informed decisions about Oceanside homes for sale. READ MORE: Oceanside California – A Growing and Changing Coastal San Diego Community In April 2016 there were 253 homes sold in Oceanside’s 4 zip codes (92...
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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)
   Oceanside,  A Sleepy lil' Military Town No Longer. It's Alive & Booming Wow! What an epiphany! Having spent the past 2-3 years searching for Coastal Properties that met our buying criteria, but more specifically our wallet, I started doing some MLS searches along with driving, riding my bike and walking the streets and beaches of this rapidly gentrifying and charming surfing community. Having lived in the North San Diego Coastal area for the past 4 decades and having spent the last 10 years enjoying our vacation home in Leucadia which is only an 11 mile drive south of Oceanside I couldn't believe what my eyes were seeing. As a young surfer in the '60's my buddies and I would drive down "BLOOD ALLEY" the suicidal 2 lane 'Ole Coast Highway 101 (there was no I-5 in those days) to Oceans...
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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)
 When it comes to bragging rights and Moms there are no limits. Mom! So proud of my darling Mom who turns 94 on Memorial Day and can still beat the pants off of me at Gin Rummy or just about any board game including SCRABBLE.  When it comes to bragging rights and Moms there are no limits. My Mom proudly and honorably served her country during WWII as a Pharmacist Mate in the United States Coast Guard where she consoled and helped heal the physical, mental and emotional wounds of soldiers who fought for America.   She then went on to start raising her total sum of 5 children, 3 of which was as a single Mother, until she met my wonderful stepfather, Buzz, who was the best Father anyone could ever have asked for.  Sure he may not have been my Father by BLOOD. But he was certainly my Father...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
PENDING  Single Story living at 5384 Gooseberry Way, Oceanside  Now some fortunate buyers can REALLY imagine sitting in this light-filled breakfast area, morning coffee in hand, reading the paper and planning their day while gazing out at the front patio surrounded by lush greenery!  After a very busy open house, multiple showings, and a few offers, this wonderful home in Lakeview Estates is now in escrow! The buyers are looking forward to enjoying:  Cook’s kitchen with cherry cabinetry, granite counters, new stainless gas stove and a light and bright breakfast areaLiving room with ceiling fan, vaulted ceiling and fireplace with views, and slider access to your patio and gardens to relax and enjoy the views and cool ocean breezes3 bedrooms (Master has slider access to patio and views, w...
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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)
  Are your parents out living you?    Janis and I had an epiphany today. We're planning my Mom's 94th. She was born on Memorial Day, May 31st., 1922 and can still beat me at gin rummy or just about any board game. Recently, as we all know, we've been losing so many of our Icon celebrities at an unusual and alarming rate.   Check this out for openers and add Prince. What's going on? Are we paying for our SEX, DRUGS & ROCKNROLL?   Just sayin..................................   The first few weeks of the year saw the ranks in rock ‘n’ roll heaven quickly swell, as this gallery of Rockers We’ve Lost in 2016 shows.   David Bowie, Paul Kantner, Glenn Frey and a pair of managers who oversaw the careers of the Bee Gees, Cream, the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds each passed before January was ...
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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)
 "Small Is Beautiful" As It Was For This Mixed Bag of Characters I thought this title very appropriate given the small quaint yet very thought provoking, motivating and even inspirational group of male misfits that were in attendance at what seems to have become Jeff Dowler CRS  and my quarterly co-hosted tradition during the past few years.  As the title suggests we didn't have a sell out crowd at our "Spring Into Action Active Rain Springtime Meet-up." But it was indeed a very interesting group of folks In fact when I arrived I went to check in with the hostess to let her know that our party of 8 was waiting  to be seated. She asked me, "which party of 8 might that be Jeff Dowler or John Arendsen?"  Looks like great minds think alike as I turned around and saw two waterfront tables se...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
ActiveRain Spring Meetup in San Diego April 2016 Just a quick reminder that the Spring ActiveRain Meetup takes place this Wednesday, April 27, 2016, from 11 am until 1 pm. We are at a new venue this time, the Lighthouse Oyster Bar and Grill at the Oceanside marina. The food is great and the views of the marina and the ocean beyond are terrific, and the weather is supposed to be beautiful!  We hope to see the regulars as well as some new faces. All are welcome, whether you are AR members or not. And please feel free to bring an interested Realtor friend! So that we can plan a little, and make a reservation for enough people in case it gets crowded, please RSVP  by text, call or AR email to Jeff (760) 840-1360 or co-host John Arendsen (760) 815-6977. We look forward to another terrific me...
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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 At The LighthouseOyster Bar & Grill Wed, April 27th 11-1 After previewing a lovely Oceanside Row House that we hope to be closing on May 1st, Janis and I decided to take a nice walk over to the Lighthouse Oyster Bar and Grill which is only about a mile walk, mostly down the beautiful San Luis Rey bike and hiking trail, to the Oceanside Harbor. Upon our arrival and having worked up an insatiable appetite and thirst we were immediately seated by a very accommodating hostess with an infectious smile outside on the upstairs deck overlooking the beautiful Oceanside Harbor Village. The New England and Manhattan Clam Chowder combo along with a nice cool glass of Chard was some of the best we've ever had this side of Boston.  It was a typical beautiful and pristine North San Diego Coas...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
OPEN HOUSE 5384 Gooseberry Way, Oceanside Sunday 4/24 from 1 - 4 Imagine sitting in this light-filled breakfast area, morning coffee in hand, reading the paper and planning your day while gazing out at the front patio surrounded by lush greenery!  Why not stop by this first public open house tomorrow, Sunday April 24th from 1 – 4 pm to experience all that this charming Lakeview Estates single story home has to offer!  5384 Gooseberry Way can now be yours, with features you will love: Cook’s kitchen with cherry cabinetry, granite counters, new stainless gas stove (installed April 8) and a light and bright breakfast areaLiving room with ceiling fan, vaulted ceiling and fireplace with views, and slider access to your patio and gardens to relax and enjoy the views and cool ocean breezes3 be...
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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)
Let's Have Some Fun At Oceanside's "LIGHTHOUSE OYSTER BAR & GRILL" Located in: Oceanside Harbor Village Address: 262 Harbor Dr, Oceanside Phone:+1 760-433-1900 Menu: locu.com   Be you a Real Estate Professional, Mortgage Lender, Investor, Property Manager, Developer, Escrow or Title Officer, Appraiser, Home Inspector, Contractor, Interior Designer, Home Stager, Homeowner, Buyer, Seller, Surfer, Fisherman or anyone we may have missed please join us for our 2016 "SPRING into action Active Rain Meet-Up".Wednesday April 27th from 11 - 1This is an opportunity for anyone with an interest in Real Estate, be you vested or aspiring, to come together and share your experience and expertise while having fun on the North San Diego Coast at one of Oceanside's  legendary harbor-side restaurants.  Jef...
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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? The Oceanside real estate market has undergone many shifts and continues to evolve. This market report does not include private sales nor manufactured, mobile or multifamily housing; the numbers are derived from the MLS and are believed to be accurate at the time this report was written, but are not guaranteed. Media reports speak in general terms, so information does not represent the reality of the local Oceanside housing market. Having data from a knowledgeable REALTOR about local market conditions benefits you as a buyer or seller for making informed decisions about Oceanside homes for sale. READ MORE:  Oceanside California – A Growing and Changing Coastal San Diego Community In March 2015 there were 223 homes sold in Oceanside’s 4 zip codes (9...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What's the Vallue of my Oceanside Home? The Oceanside real estate market has undergone many shifts and continues to evolve. This market report does not include private sales nor manufactured, mobile or multifamily housing; the numbers are derived from the MLS and are believed to be accurate at the time this report was written, but are not guaranteed. Media reports speak in general terms, so information does not represent the reality of the local Oceanside housing market. Having data from a knowledgeable REALTOR about local market conditions benefits you as a buyer or seller for making informed decisions about Oceanside homes for sale. READ MORE:  Oceanside California – A Growing and Changing Coastal San Diego Community In February 2015 there were 135 homes sold in Oceanside’s 4 zip code...
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By Michael Blue, REALTOR - 760-889-8877, Encinitas/Carlsbad
(Home Smart Realty West)
 Oceanside CA- Spring is Here, Go Ahead List Your Home It's springtime in SoCal and the weather has been great for outdoor activity of all kinds, it's also a great time to list your home for sale if you are planning a move this summer.  Yes, people are outside in the sunshine, playing, working, dining out and many are searching for a home now rather then wait for the summer crowds.  Life  gets going in advance these days.Interest rates are still low, the smart home buyer starts to shop early to take advantage of less buyers to compete with, the idea of knowing and not worrying about the buying process in the busy summer months start to head out looking now! As a savvy seller, nows a good time to drop your fishing line in the water so to speak and hook a big one before they are gone. Feb...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What is my Oceanside Home Worth? Oceanside Real Estate Market Report for January 2016 The Oceanside real estate market has undergone many shifts and continues to evolve. This market report does not include private sales nor manufactured, mobile or multifamily housing; the numbers are derived from the MLS and are believed to be accurate at the time this report was written, but are not guaranteed. Media reports speak in general terms, so information does not represent the reality of the local Oceanside housing market. Having data from a knowledgeable REALTOR about local market conditions benefits you as a buyer or seller for making informed decisions about Oceanside homes for sale. READ MORE:  Oceanside California – A Growing and Changing Coastal San Diego Community In January 2015 there ...
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Oceanside California San Diego County by Robert SwetzRobert Swetz has been traveling to Oceanside, Carlsbad, Laguna Beach and many other beach towns in southern California for around 40 years now.My first visit to San Diego County and southern California was when I was age 17 years old.Since then I cannot get enough of the Pacific Coast in SoCal and after spending several months in Alaska, I have really been thinking about areas of San Diego.Here is a short video of the Strand in Oceanside during the hot summer months ;o)SURFERS Oceanside & San Clemente Robert (Vegas Bob ... www.videosbyvegasbob.com/?p=3606   Jul 7, 2013 - Laguna Beach Orange County California Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz … ▻ 1:28▻ 1: ... More videos for surfers oceanside laguna robert swetz » ... Vegas Bob - Back in Las V...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What is my Oceanside Home Worth? Oceanside Real Estate Market for December 2015? The Oceanside real estate market has undergone many shifts and continues to evolve. This market report does not include private sales nor manufactured, mobile or multifamily housing; the numbers are derived from the MLS and are believed to be accurate at the time this report was written, but are not guaranteed. Media reports speak in general terms, so information does not represent the reality of the local Oceanside housing market. Having data from a knowledgeable REALTOR about local market conditions benefits you as a buyer or seller for making informed decisions about Oceanside homes for sale. READ MORE:  Oceanside California – A Growing and Changing Coastal San Diego Community In December 2015 there were...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What is my Oceanside Home Worth? Oceanside Real Estate Market for November 2015 The Oceanside real estate market has undergone many shifts and continues to evolve. This market report does not include private sales nor manufactured, mobile or multifamily housing; the numbers are derived from the MLS and are believed to be accurate at the time this report was written, but are not guaranteed. Media reports speak in general terms, so information does not represent the reality of the local Oceanside housing market. Having data from a knowledgeable REALTOR about local market conditions benefits you as a buyer or seller for making informed decisions about Oceanside homes for sale. READ MORE: Oceanside California – A Growing and Changing Coastal San Diego Community In November 2015 there were 1...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights is Saturday December 12, 2015 Another fun thing to do during the holidays in our area is to see the Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights. The Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights will feature all sorts of boats, kayaks and dinghys, all dressed up for the holidays, and perhaps along with some Santas on a few boats.  Sponsored by the Oceanside Yacht Club, this colorful event takes place Saturday December 12, from 7 – 9 pm.  There are plenty of places to watch around the marina/harbor, including the concrete pathway, and assorted restaurants like my favorite, the Lighthouse Oyster Bar (great views year-round of the marina and sunsets from their upstairs location). I’ve read that the area by the fishing dock and the police station is an excellent place for viewin...
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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)
   Are There Really More Distressed   Properties Rearing Their Ugly Heads?     Is it my imagination or are there really more distressed properties rearing their ugly heads once again in the San Diego market? Could it possibly be time once again to start reving up the short sale and foreclosure fix and flip and buy and hold engine again?   I've been noticing some price reductions and a faint increase in foreclosure and short sale activity lately. In fact I've just bid on two of them and I'm about ready to bid on a couple more.   But yet to hear most RE professionals talk you'd think we're still in a sellers market buying frenzy. Kinda reminds me of the ole Mike Ferry Days whence when someone asked a RE Pro how biz was they would always reply    F A N T A S T I C!!!   Isn't time to start...
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