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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of my Escondido Home?Escondido Home Sales for April 2024 Escondido is about 20 miles inland from the beaches, bordering San Marcos and Fallbrook in North San Diego County. It’s important that buyers and sellers in the Escondido housing market are well  educated about the current local market conditions (Read More: Real Estate Is Local…But HOW Local?) so they can make informed buying and selling decisions about Escondido homes for sale. READ MORE:A Tour of Escondido – A Diverse Inland San Diego Community The following data are taken from the MLS (private sales are not included, nor are multifamily properties, or mobile and manufactured homes). The information is believed reliable at the time this market report was written but is not guaranteed. 97 homes sold in April, 8 ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of My Rancho Santa Fe Home? Rancho Santa Fe Home Sales for April 2024 Buyers and sellers in Rancho Santa Fe need up-to-date information about local market conditions in order to make educated buying or selling decisions about Rancho Santa Fe homes for sale.  The Rancho Santa Fe housing market is the most expensive in San Diego County on average. There are large estates, gated communities, and luxury and equestrian properties on expansive lots, often measured in acres. At the time this report was compiled there were 26 homes listed at over $10,000,000. LEARN MORE ABOUT RANCHO SANTA FE:  Rancho Santa Fe - Luxury Home Buyer's Paradise in San Diego Here’s what happened in the Rancho Santa Fe housing market in April 2024 based on data in the MLS (private sales are not includ...
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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 April 2024 Solana Beach is a coastal town just south of Cardiff by the Sea and Encinitas, and one of the more expensive communities along the North San Diego County coast. It’s important for buyers and sellers to have up-to-date information about local market conditions in Solana Beach in order to make informed decisions about buying or selling Solana Beach Homes for Sale. READ MORE about the Solana Beach Community:Solana Beach Real Estate The following information was 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 when this report was published but are not guaranteed. 15 homes sold in Solana Beach in April, up f...
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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 April 2024 Del Mar is a small coastal town in North San Diego County, and one of the more expensive seaside communities. The most expensive San Diego County property sold publicly was in Del Mar (about $48,000,000 in 2007) according to the MLS. That oceanfront property sold again in April 2020 for $43M. Having current information on the local housing market conditions in Del Mar is important in order for buyers and sellers to make informed decisions about Del Mar homes for sale. The data are taken 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) 15 homes sold in D...
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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 April 2024 Vista is an inland community in North San Diego County, bordered by Oceanside, Carlsbad and San Marcos. Vista offers a range of housing, including tract home communities, custom homes, condos and townhomes, rental complexes, and 55+ communities. You’ll also find homes in rural areas with large lots, and on the hills, with some offering panoramic views. There are mixed use and agricultural areas in Vista, and a growing and changing downtown with plentiful dining and shopping opportunities and services.  Major commuting routes (e.g., the 15 and 78 freeways) are readily accessible. The Vista Farmers Market is the oldest farmers market in San Diego, since 1981. The Farmers Market takes place Saturdays at the Vista Courthouse...
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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 April 2024 The Oceanside housing market continues to evolve. This market report does not include private sales, mobile, or multifamily housing (information was derived from the MLS and is believed accurate when this report was written but not guaranteed). Having up-to-date information about local market conditions from a knowledgeable REALTOR will help you make educated buying and selling decisions about Oceanside homes for sale. READ MORE: Oceanside California – A Growing and Changing Coastal San Diego Community There were 170 homes sold in Oceanside’s 4 zip codes (92054, 92056, 92057, and 92058), 28% more sales than in March. Here are the details: Single Family Homes Sold120 (up 36%); 18 Average Days on Market; Average Sal...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Encinitas Cruise Nights 2024 The Encinitas Cruise Nights are returning for 2024 this Thursday. Classic car buffs and non-aficionados all love the Encinitas Cruise Nights that take place the 3rd Thursday each month from May through September.  Here’s the 2024 schedule:  May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15 and September 19. Local car clubs will have their vehicles parked along Main Street for all to admire! There will be dozens of beautiful cars to ooh and aah over. We’ve been several times and it was great fun, but it’s been a number of years now. Perhaps we’ll get there in 2024. Here's a slideshow (yes, there's loud rock music so be careful with your speakers) from a previous visit.   You can’t help but be impressed by the Woodies, Hot Rods and other classic, vintage, and foreign cars p...
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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 April 2024 It’s important that Encinitas sellers and buyers have up-to-date information about local market conditions, and the impact they have on buying and selling, in order to make educated decisions about Encinitas homes for sale. Here’s what happened in the April 2024 housing market in Encinitas, based on information from the MLS (private sales are not included nor are manufactured, mobile, or multi-family homes). These statistics are believed reliable when this report 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 April, 5 more sales than last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. Sin...
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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 April 2024 The San Marcos real estate market continues to shift. This report does not include private sales, mobile homes or multi-family housing (the information is from the MLS and believed accurate at the time this report was published but is not guaranteed). It’s important that buyers and sellers have up-to-date information about local market conditions in order to 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 59 homes sold in April 2024 in San Marcos’ 2 zip codes (92069 and 92078), u...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Our Monarch Butterfly Hatched Today I wrote about our Monarch Butterfly nursery recently and today was the big day. The first chrysalis opened and the new butterfly emerged. We didn’t get to see the butterfly coming out but saw it only moments after the big event. As you can see in this photo the wings are still rather wrinkled.  The butterfly fell down on the patio but fortunately I was able to hold out a small stick and it latched on. I moved it onto a pot of purple flowers so it could finish drying its wings. What a relief – I’m glad we were there to rescue it! Here's the vacant chrysalis.  It started moving around on the flowers and was clearly sipping some nectar. It took about 2 hours total from when it emerged from the chrysalis, but we were able to enjoy seeing the Monarch fly o...
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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 April 2024 The Carlsbad real estate market continues to change, with shifts from March and 1 year ago. Private sales, mobile homes and multi-family housing are not included (the numbers are taken from the MLS and believed to be accurate as reported but are not guaranteed). Media market reports speak in general terms. As a result they do not reflect local Carlsbad housing market conditions (read more - How Local IS Local?). Current information, and analysis, about local market conditions benefits you when you want to make important buying and/or selling decisions about Carlsbad homes for sale. READ MORE ABOUT CARLSBADCarlsbad Village by the Sea 108 homes sold in Carlsbad in April (92008, 92009, 92010 and 92011), 13% more sa...
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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 April 2024 It’s important as a buyer or seller in the Cardiff real estate market that you have up-to-date information about local market conditions. This will enable you to make informed buying and selling decisions about Cardiff homes for sale. Supply and demand impact selling and buying in several ways, including pricing, the amount of competition, and days on market. It’s important to understand how local market conditions may 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 ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
I previously wrote about the Monarch Butterfly nursery on our back patio on April 12. At that time we were able to see 11 caterpillars of various sizes.In the last few days the caterpillars started leaving the milkweed plants and crawling onto the table, the patio window, and the edge of one of the flowerpots. Within a day or so we could only find 3 of the 11 caterpillars. Hopefully the others found safe places to hang for the next stage, the chrysalis (pupa). We have looked around but haven't been able to find them so they are either well hidden or perhaps became some bird's dinner.One caterpillar is on the edge of a flowerpot and is not looking very healthy, but there are 2 that have now formed the chrysalis - one on window frame (above) and the other on the edge of the another flower...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of my Escondido Home?Escondido Homes Sales for March 2024 Escondido is an inland community, around 20 miles from the beaches, bordering San Marcos and Fallbrook in North San Diego County. It’s essential that buyers and sellers in the Escondido housing market are well informed about the current local market conditions (Read More: Real Estate Is Local…But HOW Local?) so they can make educated buying and selling decisions about Escondido homes for sale. READ MORE:A Tour of Escondido – A Diverse Inland San Diego Community The following data are from the MLS (private sales are not included, nor are multifamily properties, or mobile and manufactured homes). The information is believed reliable at the time this market report was written but is not guaranteed. 105 homes sold in...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
2024 Carlsbad Village Street Faire is May 5 One of our more popular arts and craft fairs returns to Carlsbad Village on Sunday May 5, 2024. The Carlsbad Village Street Faire is reportedly the largest outdoor 1-day fair in the US, other than its counter-part, the Carlsbad Village Faire in November. This is the 50th year for this fair! The Carlsbad Village Street Faire takes place from 8 am until 5 pm, so there is ample time to enjoy over 900 vendors and shop all you want. The Carlsbad Village Faire takes place in the heart of the Village, along Grand Avenue from Carlsbad Boulevard to Jefferson. The Faire spills over onto side streets, too. (photo is from another art fair in the Village in the same area).  Given the number of vendor booths much of the public parking will not be available ...
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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 Homes Sales for March 2024 La Jolla is one of the more expensive real estate markets in San Diego County on average. If you tour La Jolla online (see link below), or visit in person, you’ll see why this is so. As a seller or buyer in La Jolla, having current local market information about La Jolla homes for sale benefits you when you need to make informed decisions about buying and/or selling your La Jolla home. La Jolla is an attractive coastal community with many homes offering beautiful views of the ocean from the hills or shoreline. There is an up-scale village offering top-notch shopping, dining, and services. La Jolla has sometimes been compared to the French and Italian Rivieras due to the wonderful ocean and coastline vistas, specta...
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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 March 2024 Del Mar is a small seaside town in North San Diego County, and one of the more expensive coastal communities. The most expensive San Diego County property sold publicly was in Del Mar (about $48,000,000 in 2007) according to the MLS. That oceanfront property sold again for $43M in March 2020. Having up-to-date information on the local housing market conditions in Del Mar is essential in order for buyers and sellers to make informed decisions about Del Mar homes for sale. The data are taken 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) 12 homes sold i...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of My Rancho Santa Fe Home? Rancho Santa Fe Home Sales for March 2024 Buyers and sellers in Rancho Santa Fe need current information about local market conditions in order to make informed buying or selling decisions about Rancho Santa Fe homes for sale.  The Rancho Santa Fe housing market is the most expensive in San Diego County on average. There are large estates, gated communities, and luxury and equestrian properties on expansive lots, often measured in acres. At the time this report was compiled there were 27 homes listed at over $10,000,000. LEARN MORE ABOUT RANCHO SANTA FE:  Rancho Santa Fe - Luxury Home Buyer's Paradise in San Diego Here’s what happened in the Rancho Santa Fe housing market in March 2024 based on data in the MLS (private sales are not included)...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Carlsbad Flower Fields Up Close I attended a CRS Networking Event with 25 other Southern California Realtors this past Thursday for a couple of hours at the Carlsbad Flower Fields.  It was fun to see my CRS friends as well as to meet other agents I didn’t know. There was time to talk with each other before taking a tour. After the group photo we split up into small groups to leisurely walk through the gardens, and of course take lots of photos.  While I have often driven by the Flower Fields on Armada Drive on the hill above to the east which offers great panoramic views of the flowers and the ocean, I haven’t seen the flowers and the venue itself up close for years.   It was a sunny day with a cool ocean breeze, although the marine layer moved in before the event was over so it was pre...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Our Monarch Caterpillar Nursery The nursery is doing well and so are the 10 Monarch Caterpillars, doing what caterpillars do. The Monarch Butterfly visited our back patio several weeks ago and spent quite a bit of time landing on the milkweed plants repeatedly. We didn't see any eggs left behind but that may simply have been our vision as Monarch eggs are supposedly quite small. A couple weeks ago my wife saw a couple of very small caterpillars on one of the milkweed plants and now there are 10 (there were a couple others but they didn't make it for long). They have grown pretty substantially which we hope will help at least some of them survive and move into the next phase (chrysalis), and not become a tasty meal for one of the many birds in our yard. I suspect the mortality rate for c...
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