San Diego County, CA Real Estate News

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 October 2022 Solana Beach is a beach town just south of Cardiff by the Sea and Encinitas. It’s one of the more expensive coastal communities in North San Diego County. It’s essential for sellers and buyers to understand the 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 the Solana Beach Community:Solana 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. 9 Solana Beach homes sold in October, 3 more than the numb...
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By Jason E. Gordon, Sr Loan Officer, CMA, CMPS, CDLP, CDRE, RCSD, CDPE
(AmeriFirst Financial Inc, San Diego, CA)
A true "win-win" strategy for both Homebuyers and Home Sellers? You can't scroll social media nowadays without coming across videos and/or posts discussing 2/1 or 3/2/1 mortgage rate buydowns, but do you know how they actually work? If you are a Real Estate Agent and do not fully understand how Seller Mortgage Rate Buydown Strategies work, you are falling short of presenting your Buyer and/or Seller with critical negotiation strategies.If you are a Homebuyer discouraged by recently increasing mortgage rates, the below video will explain why buying now might be a viable strategy to acquire the home, while market forecasts may suggest the ability to lock in lower interest rates within 1-2 years of buying.Do you know the difference between a temporary mortgage rate buydown versus a permane...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Carlsbad Holiday Tree Lighting~ December 4, 2022 ~ The 37th annual holiday tree lighting takes place on Sunday, December 4th in downtown Carlsbad Village. (photo is of the 2019 Holiday Tree). As is tradition, the lighting is at the front entrance to the Carlsbad Village Faire shopping center at 300 Carlsbad Village Drive. This festive annual event runs from 2:15 – 5:00 pm! Get into the holiday spirit! Come join this annual celebration, along with lots of Carlsbad residents, in the heart of Carlsbad Village, sponsored by the Carlsbad Rotary Club. There is a holiday music program from 12 until 2 pm in the Village Fair Courtyard with Adrienne Nims.   The Carlsbad Village Holiday Tree Lighting celebration begins at 2:15 with a variety of holiday activities until 4:30 pm. Santa is due to arr...
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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 October 2022 Vista is located in inland North San Diego County, bordering Oceanside, Carlsbad and San Marcos. Vista has a variety of housing options, with 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, often with great 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, including the 15 and 78 freeways, are readily accessible. The Vista Farmers Market (in operation since 1981) is every Saturday at the Vista Courthouse Complex on Melrose. It’s well worth visiting regularly to buy fresh ...
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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 October 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), which sold again for $43M in October 2020. Having up-to-date information on the Del Mar housing market is essential as a buyer or seller in order to make educated buying and selling decisions about Del Mar homes for sale. These statistics were obtained 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) 10 homes sold in...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Holiday at the Rancho in Carlsbad ~ December 3, 2022 ~ The 2022 holiday season is well under way in Carlsbad. Coming soon – Small Business Saturday on Saturday November 26th in Carlsbad Village. #ShopSmall for the holidays and support our Carlsbad Village merchants. Then it’s the Annual Holiday Showcase Makers Market on December 3rd. Here’s another opportunity for holiday shopping with loads of arts and crafts from multiple, and juried, artisans from around the region. And the annual Holiday at the Rancho takes place at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, also on December 3rd. You can read about film star Leo Carrillo and the Ranch at Friends of Carrillo Ranch, Inc. The 2022 Holiday at the Rancho in Carlsbad offers holiday festivities with a bit of western history, from 5 to 8 pm. Leo Car...
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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 October 2022 The San Marcos real estate market continues to shift each month. These statistics do not include private sales, mobile homes or multi-family housing (the data are taken from the MLS and believed to be accurate at the time this report was published, but are not guaranteed). Having up-to-date information about the local market conditions benefits you as a seller or buyer so you can make educated buying and 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 Marcos 53 homes sold in October 2022 in San Marcos’ 2 zip codes (92069 and 92078), 40% fewer than last month following a month of ...
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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 October 2022 It’s essential Encinitas sellers and buyers understand local market conditions, and the impact they can have on purchases and sales, in order to make educated decisions about Encinitas homes for sale. Here’s what happened in the October 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 37 homes sold in Encinitas in October, 2 more than last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. Single Family Homes Sold23 (down by...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Ice Skating by the Sea~ Hotel Del Coronado 2022 ~ It’s almost time for the holiday tradition, Skating by the Sea, at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego. My guess is this is the only beachfront ice skating available in the San Diego area, although there are several indoor ice rinks! Skating by the Sea starts next Thursday, November 17th and continues through January 1st 2023.  Imagine ice skating under a bright blue sky with palm trees waving, the sun shining, and a gorgeous beach and ocean steps away! Yes, you might need a sweater, especially with our fall and winter ocean breezes, but typically at this time of year you can expect temps in the 50s to low 60s even at the beach during the day. Evenings can be cooler, however. And there’s no snow to worry about…just some beautiful ice! He...
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By Jason E. Gordon, Sr Loan Officer, CMA, CMPS, CDLP, CDRE, RCSD, CDPE
(AmeriFirst Financial Inc, San Diego, CA)
In this brief video interview, learn the "why" behind why San Diego based Residential Mortgage Specialist Jason Gordon has chosen to dedicate substantial efforts towards helping Divorcing Homeowners and Homebuyers by earning all 4 of the following credentials:Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP)Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert (CDRE)Certified Divorce Specialist (CDS)Real Estate Collaboration Specialist - Divorce (RCS-D) To access Jason Gordon's CV, please CLICK HERESpecial thanks to San Diego Real Producers magazine, and the incredibly professional and friendly staff at Beyond The Pages! It bears noting that Jason Gordon offers services to prospective Borrowers regardless of their marital status (he just happens to assist more divorcing parties than 99% of the mortgage prof...
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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 Market Report for October 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 October 2022 there were 132 homes sold in Oceanside’s 4 zip codes (92054, 92056, 92057, and 92058), 20% fewer sales than in September. Here are the specifics of the h...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
10 Things to Consider When Buying a Second Home (Part 2) Buyers desiring a second home have some important considerations before making a decision about where, when and how to buy that property. What they specifically want and need for that second home is a critical discussion to have before getting started. These issues may differ in important ways from decisions you made for your primary home purchase. Think about what these differences might be before you get too far along – it will help you to be more effective in your home search and planning. Here’s what was discussed in Part 1: Lifestyle issues (How might your second home lifestyle differ from the way you live now?) Financial considerations (Cash versus financing; the added costs of a second home) Rentability (Do you want to also...
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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 October 2022 The Carlsbad real estate market continues to evolve, with changes from September and 1 year ago. These statistics 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, thus they do not reflect local Carlsbad housing market conditions (Learn more - How Local IS Local?). Current information, and analysis, about local market conditions benefits you when making buying and/or selling decisions about Carlsbad homes for sale. READ MORE ABOUT CARLSBADCarlsbad Village by the Sea 101 homes sold in Carlsbad in October (92008, 92009, 92010 and 92011), 36% fewer than in 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 October 2022 It’s important for buyers and sellers in the Cardiff real estate market to have current information about local market conditions so they can make informed selling and buying 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 real...
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By Lisa Delzompo 951-704-4559, Experienced, Trusted, & On Your Mission: Home
(Sand to Sea Properties, Inc.)
Military housing San Diego Hot Sheet | VISTA, CA RENTAL - Funny but true! Here's a fun dramatization of Frank and the Delzompo Team on a mission to rent out a home in Vista, CA that's on a lovely, tree-lined Culdesac, with community pool, and a huge private back yard for ACTIVITIES! Link at the end to our full, serious walk-thru video, or copy and paste this link: https://youtu.be/8CHbW2KfA_YWe have many homes we rent out near military bases in San Diego, Camp Pendleton and surrounding areas, with various commute times, amenities, etc. For a copy of our Relocation Guide for the nearby Temecula & Murrieta area (a common choice of many families wanting lower monthly housing costs, solid schools and a wealth of sports, extracurriculars and activities to be available), email us, or put your...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
10 Tips For Buying a Second HomePart 1 of 2Buying a second or vacation home is different than purchasing a primary home. One obvious difference is you won’t be spending all your time there.  As a result there are important considerations to think about before getting too far along in the process.Here’s Part 1, in no particular order:LIFESTYLEWhat lifestyle are you hoping to have in your second home? Will it be much the same as in your primary home or will it be different? And if so, how?Many people live differently when enjoying a second home than they do in their primary home, depending on how long they are there and how often.  And for many second home owners that’s exactly WHY they want a vacation property – to enjoy time away from home and routines like cooking, shopping, and perhap...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Holiday Showcase Makers Market 2022December 4 in Carlsbad Village The 2022 Holiday Showcase Makers Market will take place on Saturday December 3rd from 9 am until 4 pm. The Makers Market has been a popular event in Carlsbad Village for 4 years now. Because of their popularity the Markets have expanded, and now include multiple events during the year, with a special one at holiday time. The Holiday Showcase Makers Market is FREE to attend. Naturally you’ll want to bring credit cards or cash for your holiday shopping. And don’t forget you can #ShopSmall at Small Business Saturday in the Village on November 26th Thanksgiving weekend. The Makers Market Holiday Showcase is outdoors at St. Michael’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, located at 2775 Carlsbad Boulevard in the Village. The Makers Mar...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Happy Halloween 2022 Hope you have a fun Halloween, however you might celebrate...or even if you don't. Here are some treats, and no tricks! Our neighbors up the street have a tradition our grandkids enjoy seeing every year - the purple monster! I drove by this oceanview house in Cardiff some years ago and HAD to stop and take some photos. Wouldn't you? The owner was on the balcony so of course I asked permission to do so, and then share. I keep meaning to drop by again and see what they are doing, if anything different, but haven't gotten to it yet. Maybe next year?Other neighbors up the street had these spooky eyes in their garden out front. Of course the grandkids (and I) thought they were pretty cool. They have now moved on.  Here's another fun Halloween decoration in our neighborho...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Carlsbad VillageNovember 26, 2022 The holiday shopping season seems to arrive earlier every year. Halloween is just days away, with Thanksgiving soon to follow. That means the 13th annual Small Business Saturday in Carlsbad Village is a little over 1 month away. The first Saturday after Thanksgiving is the traditional day for supporting small businesses throughout the US. So you’ll find abundant opportunities at our Carlsbad Village merchants to #shopsmall. Many residents, and visitors, support small businesses in Carlsbad already but this is special opportunity! And with the holiday shopping season upon is, that’s good news. The Carlsbad Village Association website notes that approximately 67 cents of every dollar spent at a small business remains i...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
2022 Carlsbad Music Festival~ Carlsbad Village ~ The 18th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival, which offers “adventurous music at the beach” (according to their website) with multiple bands, takes place in Carlsbad Village November 5th from 1 to 9 pm. This is a scaled-down version from last year where the festival was over 3 days. Check out the Carlsbad Music Festival Facebook page. The Carlsbad Music Festival, has been a crowd pleaser for almost 2 decades and 2022 should be no different. In addition to great music you can enjoy a beer garden and food trucks. The festival take place at St. Michael’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, at 2775 Carlsbad Boulevard. Here is the current full schedule with 6 different bands. There are several ticket options including a VIP Lounge, and you can buy your ti...
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