Encinitas, CA Real Estate News

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)
How To Finance Your ADU With A "HECM" Reverse Mortgage.    We speak with senior homeowners everyday who would love to add a 'BACKYARD HOME' to their property but just don't have the money to do it and don't want to dig into their savings or retirement. However, they may have enough equity in their home.      Starting in July we will be posting a 11 part webinar series digging into all aspects of using the very earth you own beneath your feet by adding an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) to your property without having to take any money out of your savings or retirement.    If you are over 62 years old and own your own your home and you've been thinking about adding a 'BACKYARD HOME' to your property but just don't have the $$$ on hand please add your name and contact info to our interest ...
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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 Homes for Sale in May 2020 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market must understand local market conditions, and the impact they have on buying and selling, in order to make informed and educated decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for May 2020 based on data 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. READ MORE:Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA 36 homes sold in Encinitas in May, 13% more sales than last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activityDetached Homes Sold 28...
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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 2020 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market must understand local market conditions, and the impact they have on buying and selling, in order to make informed and educated decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for April 2020 based on data 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. If you are thinking about buying a home now or in the near future, you should read 8 Things to Know about Buying a Home in the Pandemic for some important information you should be aware of and think about. READ MORE:Encinitas ...
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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 Homes for Sale in March 2020 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market must understand local market conditions, and the impact they have on buying and selling, in order to make informed and educated decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for March 2020 based on data 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. READ MORE:Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA 44 homes sold in Encinitas in March, up from 41 (7% increase) last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activityDetached Hom...
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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 February 2020 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market must understand local market conditions, and the impact they have on buying and selling, so they can make informed and educated decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for February 2020 based on data 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. READ MORE:Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA 41 homes sold in Encinitas in February, up 46% from last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. Detached Home...
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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)
BACKYARD HOME aka ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT (ADU)Six new ADU laws were enacted on January 1, 2020. On Saturday February 22nd from 12-5 Senator Bob Wieckowski, the architect behind the ADU movement will be in San Diego to discuss these new laws in detail. All property/homeowners now have the right to realize additional opportunities on the dirt they own beneath their feet.  If you've been thinking about adding a BACKYARD HOME to your property you won't want to miss this event. In addition to Senator Wieckowski, Greg Nickless, Senior Housing Analyst with the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) will be speaking on how the California jurisdictions are embracing and working diligently to implement an ordinance withing their community what meets or even exceeds 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? Encinitas Market Report for January 2020 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market must understand local market conditions, and the impact they have on buying and selling, so they can make informed and educated decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for January 2020 based on data 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. READ MORE:Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA 28 homes sold in Encinitas in January, down 39% from last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity.Detached Homes ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
2020 Annual 5K Paw Walk San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas It’s almost time for the 8th Annual 5K Paw Walk in the Garden, hosted by the San Diego Botanic Garden and the Rancho Coastal Human Society. Proceeds will benefit both organizations.  The San Diego Botanic Garden’s mission is to introduce, or re-introduce, residents to the beauty and resources at the 37-acre facility in Encinitas. This fun, non-competitive event is on Saturday February 15, rain or shine, beginning at 8 am and running until 12 noon. The first walk starts at 9 am, and you must begin your walk no later than 11 am. And while having a dog is a big part of the fun, it’s not necessary!! From what I’ve read, and heard from a couple of people I know with dogs, humans AND dogs alike love the 5K Paw Walk at the San Diego...
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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 Home Sales for December 2019 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market must understand local market conditions, and the impact they have on buying and selling, so they can make informed and educated decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for December 2019 based on data 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. READ MORE:Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA 46 homes sold in Encinitas in December, down 6% from last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. Detached Homes ...
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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)
Wake Up For What's Up In 2020 For SoCal. “YES, IN MY BACKYARD!” "Cottage Industry" (pun intended) turned “Major Growth Industry” There were six new laws implemented in California commencing on January, 1st,  2020. These laws will change the California landscape, literally and figuratively, for Single & Multi-Family existing and new homes for the foreseeable future.  Like it or not, the time has come. Now for the first time, California property/homeowners can realize significant opportunities and profit from the very land they own beneath their feet. The 2020 California property/homeowner can now turn their single family residence into a triplex figuratively speaking.   Starting with your primary residence you can now convert one the rooms within the existing footprint of your home into ...
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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 November 2019 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market must understand local market conditions, and the impact they have on buying and selling, so they can make informed and educated decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for November 2019 based on data 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. READ MORE:Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA 49 homes sold in Encinitas in November, a substantial jump from October (up 40%), a contrast to neighboring Cardiff by the ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Botanic Wonderland Holiday Nights in the Garden 2019 San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas CA Everyone enjoys holiday lights at this time of year, and a special place to enjoy them is the San Diego Botanic Garden. The Botanic Wonderland Holiday Nights in the Garden at the San Diego Botanic Gardens in Encinitas opened December 3rd. And this year is something new and very special! (photo links to website)  The San Diego Botanic Garden is a beautiful place to enjoy at any time of the year. But no one would deny it’s especially magical during the holiday season. This year the Botanic Wonderland Holiday Nights in the Garden (formerly the Garden of Lights) is held at the new Dickinson Family Education Conservatory.  Here’s the schedule – Hours are 5 to 8:30 pm:December 3 – 8December 10 – 15De...
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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)
Be Careful! Not all Manufactured Home Dealers are looking out for you Yes, It's true! the BACKYARD HOME Phenom is real and spreading like a wind fanned fire and Manufactured Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) are no doubt rolling down the road to a backyard near you. While a BACKYARD HOME can come in all shapes and sizes one of the most popular and affordable choices by far is the "off-site" aka "Factory Built" or "Manufactured" option. But they come with a certain Cavaet Emptor.  In this gold rush of a very heated and exciting cottage industry, quickly becoming a major growth industry, many entrepreneurs, opportunists and fast talking, high pressure used car salesmen seem to be reinventing themselves and becoming instant experts and self proclaimed authorities on the subject almost overnig...
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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 2019 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market must understand local market conditions, and the impact they have on buying and selling, so they can make informed and educated decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for October 2019 based on data 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. READ MORE:Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA 35 homes sold in Encinitas in October, a substantial drop from September (down 41%), a contrast to neighbors Cardiff by t...
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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 September 2019 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market need to understand local market conditions so they can make informed and educated decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for September 2019 based on data 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. READ MORE:Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA 59 homes sold in Encinitas in September, 2 fewer sales (down 3%) than in August, a trend we saw in some other nearby communities. Here’s the breakdown of overall ac...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Wavecrest Woodie Beach PartySaturday September 21, 2019 The world’s largest and longest running woodie festival takes place Thursday September 19 through the 22nd in Encinitas...the 40th annual!  The highlight is the Wavecrest Woodie Beach Party on Saturday the 21st (nearly the last day of summer), from 8 am until 7 pm, at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, which is just north of the downtown area at the end of Encinitas Boulevard at the Coast Road/Route 101.  Supposedly the Wavecrest Woodie Meet is the largest event of its kind in the world, with several hundred of these famous wooden cars showing up.  And if the past is any indication you are sure to witness tons of car admirers, gawkers, and collectors.  You can expect lots of people gathering to admire these magnificent cars, trade stori...
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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 August 2019 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market need to understand local market conditions so they can make informed and educated decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for August 2019 based on data 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. READ MORE:Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA 61 homes sold in Encinitas in August, an increase in sales by 24% from July, a contrast to some other nearby communities. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. Detach...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Grandview Beach in Leucadia (Encinitas) – Beauty and Tragedy  Grandview Beach in the Leucadia community of Encinitas has always been one of our favorite beaches. It’s the northern-most Encinitas beach, bumping up against South Ponto Beach in Carlsbad, and access – other than walking up or down the beach from other areas – is by a set of steep stairs from Neptune Avenue that runs along the top of the bluff. I've been up and down those stairs more times that I can count. The views from the top of the stairs, and from multi-million dollar homes along the bluff are spectacular, and the small parking lot, where Neptune Avenue ends, seems to keep the number of visitors fairly low, at least when I have been there. There are no amenities…just a beautiful beach and ocean.  The beauty of this bea...
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By Rob Spinosa, SVP of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Should I Refinance into a 15-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage? With the Federal Reserve tongue-tied and twisted and an easy trade war time-tripping into the future, we find ourselves the beneficiaries of another very appealing low interest rate environment here in the second half of 2019.  This stands to benefit many who have mortgages at higher rates and even some who may not fit that exact bill, but who are focused primarily on reducing the term of their loan and perhaps paying their entire balance off at a faster rate.  We are seeing a number of homeowners who are seeking to determine if they should abandon their 30-year amortized loans and refinance into a 15-year fixed.  What are the key concepts these individuals need to know before they make this leap? For the vast majority, the mortgage...
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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 July 2019 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market need to understand local market conditions so they can make informed and educated decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for July 2019 based on data 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. READ MORE:Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA 49 homes sold in Encinitas in July, a slight increase in sales by 1 (2%) from June. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity.Detached Homes Sold 35 (up 6%), 18 Days on Market...
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