Encinitas, CA Real Estate News

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
3rd Classic Car Cruise NightWith Live Music in Downtown Encinitas The 16th annual Classic Car Cruise Nights in downtown Encinitas for 2019 continue this coming Thursday, July 18th (they started in May!!) from 5:30 – 7:30.  Everyone, classic car buffs and non-aficionados alike, love this annual series of Classic Car Cruise Nights on the 3rd Thursday each month from May through September.  If you missed the first 2 there are 3 more opportunities on July 18th, August 15th and September 19th to enjoy the fun. I’ve been several times and you can’t help but ooh and aah over all the Hot Rods, Woodies and other classic and vintage cars up and down the Coast Highway 101 in downtown Encinitas! This Thursday’s theme is the classic VW bus. Who doesn’t remember them?! And you even occasionally see 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 June 2019 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market need to understand local market conditions in order to make informed and educated decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for June 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 48 homes sold in Encinitas in June, a decline in sales, by 31% from May. Here’s the breakdown of overall activityDetached Homes Sold 33 (down 31%), 24 Days on Market, Average...
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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)
San Diego Real Estate Broker Specializes In BACKYARD HOME Properties Granny flat? Backyard Home? Garage Apartment? Pool Cabana? Would you like to find a property that already has an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) aka GRANNY FLAT on it? Or are  you looking for a property you could build one on? Well, look no further. There is now a San Diego based real estate broker that can peel back all the layers on the onion in one felt swoop. TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments, also a licensed General & Manufactured Home Contractor, Manufactured Home Dealer, Developer, Property Management and Investment company headquartered in Leucadia and Vista. TAG will provide you with a one stop, turnkey solution Since the new State Laws were enacted in January, 2017 the BACKYARD HOME industry has gone from a c...
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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 May 2019 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market need to understand the local market conditions in order to make informed and educated decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for May 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 70 homes sold in Encinitas in May, another increase in sales, by 30% from April. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity.Detached Homes Sold 48 (up 26%), 30 Days on Market...
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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)
Accessory Dwelling Unit Forum & Panel Discussion.Are ADU's For You? ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS IN SDCIA HISTORY! More and more homeowners are finding creative ways to earn extra money using the space they already own. The opportunity to utilize extra space in your own yard may sound too good to be true but is possible with an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). If you have thought about having a private place for visitors to stay or even generating extra income, then building an additional structure or converting a garage into living space may be ideal.Get answers to all your questions or concerns about adding a backyard home to your property. Learn about all the new state laws that have been enacted designed to make it easier to add value to your property.Already have an A...
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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 Accessory Dwelling Unit Video A Huge SuccessOceanside Accessory Dwelling Unit Video A Huge Success and leading the field for the new California State Mandate. As the months roll by many more jurisdictions are beginning to wrap their arms around myriad Senate and Assembly bills now requiring them to tailor standards and implement ordnance's   that make it much easier for property/homeowners to add a BACKYARD HOME to their property.However, many residents and citizens of cities and counties still continue to covet the NIMBY mentality and swim against the tide that will eventually have its way. So many times we hear residents spew negative slurs about why their neighborhoods should be further impacted by increasing density. They don't want high density development i.e. mixed use ...
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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)
ADU Forum & Panel Discussion. Are ADU's for You? Join us for what may be the most important event for San Diegans yet. Learn straight from the sources about the existing legislation that was enacted in January, 2017 and as many as nine new laws slated to be enacted this year. It's not if but when all the jurisdictions in the State of California will have to comply by introducing their own ADU ordinances that will have to comply with the State Mandate or face costly and time consuming lawsuits at taxpayer expense. REGISTER TODAY as seating is limited and we anticipate a standing room only event.
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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)
Accessory Dwelling Units Are Not A Back It Up and Plug It In procedure Accessory Dwelling Units Are Not A Back It Up and Plug It In Procedure. Inexpensive? Fast? Easy? In a word, NO! Adding a 500sf BACKYARD HOME to your property can be every bit as complicated, time consuming and costly, relatively speaking, as building a 5000sf home.  Smaller is not always cheaper in construction. Contractors, as in almost any business, have to deal with economies of scale.  How much time will it take a contractor to wallow through the permit process for a 500sf ADU? Probably just about as long as it takes them for a 5000sf home. Time is money and your contractor will charge you the same for this service regardless of the size of the home.  What about site preparation? Sure they are dealing with a much...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Annual Chocolate FestivalSan Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas 2019 It’s time once again for the San Diego Botanic Garden Chocolate Festival in Encinitas.  The 2019 festival is this coming Saturday May 11, 2019, the day before Mother‘s Day (notice that little hint?!) from 10 – 4:00. If you are a true chocoholic like me you may be thinking “cool, I can have chocolate for breakfast!!” Anyone with a fondness for chocolate living in the area will have a tough time resisting this event – I know I would be there is I wasn’t already committed for the day. We attended with friends several years ago, and it was wonderful, and everything I could have hoped for taste-wise!   You will be able to enjoy delicious tastings from numerous chocolate vendors (to name a few…Pacari Chocolate, Gourmet M Choc...
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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 2019 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market need to understand local market conditions in order to make informed decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for April 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 In April 54 homes sold in Encinitas, another increase in sales, by 13% from March. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. Detached Homes Sold 38 (up 9%), 40 Days on Market, Average 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 Encinitas Home? Encinitas Housing Market Report for March 2019 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market need to understand local market conditions in order to make informed decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for March 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 In March 48 homes sold in Encinitas, a huge increase by 60% from February. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. Detached Homes Sold 35 (up 46%), 30 Days on Market, Average ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Enjoy ArtFest at the San Diego Botanic Garden April 13 and 14, 2019 The popular, and beautiful, San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas is wonderful to visit at any time, but what a special place to enjoy an art festival.  The 2019 Annual San Diego Botanic Garden ArtFest is next weekend, Saturday and Sunday April 13th and 14th from 9 am until 5 pm. ArtFest 2019 will showcase over 30 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 near the beach.  Not only can you enjoy the beautiful art displays, and perhaps make a few purchases for your home or garden or as a gift, but some artists will be demonstrating their artistry. It was great fun whe...
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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 anyone? The city of Encinitas continues to lead the field when it comes to embracing and implementing the latest California laws on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU). It's been somewhat of a challenge for most of the San Diego Jurisdictions to come to terms with. However, Encinitas has gone far beyond the pale. They have actually launched what they proudly call their PRADU Program and waived all their permits including the grading permit. Additionally, there will be no school fees for any ADU under 500sf. This greatly reduces the overall costs and often cumbersome and lengthy time it takes to go through the permit and plan approval process.To find out more about this exciting new program  and how CREST BACKYARD HOMES can help turn your ADU goals in...
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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 February 2019 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market need to understand local market conditions in order to make informed decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for February 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. LEARN MORE:Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA In February 30 homes sold in Encinitas, 1 less than in January. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. Detached Homes Sold 24 (up 24%), 29 Days on Market, Ave. Sales Price $1,...
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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 Real Estate Market Report for January 2019 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market need to understand local market conditions in order to make informed decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for January 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 In January 31 homes sold in Encinitas, a decrease in sales by 26% from last month, another drop. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. Detached Homes Sold 20 (down 3...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
2019 Annual 5K Paw Walk in the GardenSan Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas CA The San Diego Botanic Garden and the Rancho Coastal Human Society will host their 7th Annual 5K Paw Walk in the Garden in Encinitas. Both organizations will benefit from the proceeds.  This fun, non-competitive event takes place Saturday February 16, 2017, rain or shine, from 8 until 12 noon. The first walk starts at 9 am, and you must begin your walk no later than 11 am. Registration begins at 8 am. And you don’t even have to have a dog!! From all I have heard and read, humans AND dogs love the 5K Paw Walk at the San Diego Botanic Garden, whose mission is to introduce, or re-introduce, residents to the beauty and resources at the 37-acre San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. The 5K Paw Walk will offer products...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
2018 Year-End Market Report for Encinitas CADetached Single Family Homes Here is an overview of what happened in the housing market for detached single family homes in the coastal community of Encinitas, just south of Carlsbad, in 2018, with a number of shifts as compared to 2017.  Encinitas offers a broad mix of single family detached homes, from bungalows in the funky Leucadia area (a community at the north end of Encinitas), to multi-million dollar ocean-front bluff-top homes along Neptune Avenue, to golf course frontage and view homes in Encinitas Ranch, to expansive homes on large lots and equestrian properties in Olivenhain. You will also find some new construction! 2018 HOUSING MARKET FOR ENCINITAS414 detached single family homes sold in 2018, a decline by 7% from 2017 sales, and...
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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 Update for December 2018 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market need to understand local market conditions in order to make informed decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for December 2018 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 In December 42 homes sold in Encinitas, a decrease in sales by 14% from last month, not surprising given the holidays. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity.Detached Homes Sold...
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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)
CREST 'BACKYARD' HOMES.  Alive And Well In 2019!  Happy New Year Everyone. Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas and New Years Eve. Now it's time to hit the ground running. I always look forward to the new year and love a fresh start and all the new and exiting challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. We've come a long way in the 'BACKYARD' HOME biz since 2016 when the Senate and Assembly Bills were first passed in  Cali.;  Albeit we've been in the Small Home Biz for over three decades. Small home construction be it ground up design build or factory built is our forte. We are pleased to introduce Active Rain, Facebook, Linked in and Bigger Pockets to our exciting and beautiful brand of BACKYARD HOMES aka Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU). Unlike many consulting companies in this fast pac...
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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 November 2018 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market need to understand local market conditions in order to make informed decisions about Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for November 2018 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 In November 49 homes sold in Encinitas, an increase in sales by 7% from last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. Detached Homes Sold 33 (up 27%), 27 Days on Market, A...
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