Encinitas, CA Real Estate News

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
2018 Garden of Lights San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas Holiday lights at this time of year are great fun, and a terrific venue to enjoy them…at a cost… is at the San Diego Botanic Gardens. The annual Garden of Lights at the San Diego Botanic Gardens in Encinitas, opens tonight, Saturday December 1st. The San Diego Botanic Garden is a beautiful place to enjoy at any time of the year, but I suspect no one would deny that it’s especially magical during the holidays when the gardens come to life with more than 125,000 sparkling lights for their annual Garden of Lights event.  You can enjoy the gardens and lights from December 1st through the 23rd, and then again from the 26th to the 30th, from 5 – 8:30 PM every day (the San Diego Botanic Garden opens at 9 am).  Enjoy this tour of the G...
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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 Worth? Encinitas Market Report for October 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 October 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 October 46 homes sold in Encinitas, a decrease in sales by 10% from last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. TOTAL HOMES SOLD46 (down 10%), 41 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)
CREST BACKYARD HOMES Available In Weeks Not Months Please give us the opportunity to provide you with the best approach to your CREST BACKYARD HOME solution. Can't find a contractor? Labor shortage in your neighborhood? Prices too high? Too much time and money to permit? If you've been stifled by high prices and the amount of time it takes you to get your Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) designed, permitted, constructed and CO'd perhaps it's time to take a look at a CREST BACKYARD HOME.  This FACTORY BUILT option may be the perfect solution for you. If you're lot/parcel/property has the room in the front, back or side of your property you may be a very viable candidate for a CREST BACKYARD HOME. Even if space is limited on the sides of your primary home it is still possible to crane set an...
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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 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 September 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 September 51 homes sold in Encinitas, an increase in sales by 11% from last. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. TOTAL HOMES SOLD51 (up 11%), 32 Days on Market, Ave. Sa...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Wavecrest Woodie Meet is Saturday September 22, 2018 The world’s largest and longest running woodie festival will take place this Saturday in Encinitas. I went a few years ago and it was amazing! The 39th Annual Wavecrest Woodie Meet on September 22, 2018 - the last day of summer may I remind you - takes place at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, just north of the downtown area at the end of Encinitas Boulevard.   By reputation, the Wavecrest Woodie Meet is the largest of its kind in the world, with around 300 of these famous cars showing up (the majority were built by Ford), and tons of car admirers, gawkers, and collectors. There are a number of prize categories, and you can expect lots of people gathering to admire these magnificent cars, trade stories, enjoy the beach and surf, and hang...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
A Summer Night of Classic Cars and Live Music in Encinitas 2018 It’s hard to believe we are getting close to the end of summer, and reminders of the holidays ahead are popping up.  Another reminder of summer ending is Thursday, September 20th, will be the last of the Classic Car Nights in Encinitas. This annual series runs from June through September on the 3rd Thursday, and your final chance in 2018 is next week (not this week). And remember, Fall begins on Saturday the 23rd!  You can’t help but be impressed by dozens of classic and vintage cars, Hot Rods, and Woodies, whether you are a collector or just a gawker! And exploring the downtown area of this classic beach town on a summer evening is lots of fun. The Classic Car Nights are sponsored by the Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Assoc...
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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 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 August 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 August 46 homes sold in Encinitas, a significant drop by 19% from last month in contrast to neighboring Carlsbad and Cardiff by the Sea. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. T...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Taste of Encinitas Food Festival is August 7, 2018 Here’s a foodie alert for Encinitas residents, Carlsbadians and others in the North San Diego County area! The 29th Annual Taste of Encinitas Food Festival takes place on Tuesday August 7th in downtown Encinitas. Downtown Encinitas has a reputation as a dining destination, and more than 28 restaurants will take part in the 2018 Taste of Main Street Food Festival, on the Coast Road in downtown Encinitas from 5:30 until 8:30 pm.  It’s a tasty opportunity to sample food from your favorite restaurants plus try some new ones, all for the price of $45. There are also 20 “sip” stops at local retailers and salons in the downtown area, with tastes of beer from local breweries and wine from Temecula’s popular wine country. Be sure to bring an ID ...
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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)
Is Disneyland Over For the SoCal Real Estate Market For Awhile? We're starting to see lenders, buyers and investors doing a lot of crazy things that slightly resemble the crash of '08. I'm not suggesting there will be another crash like that. But I think it might be time to start paying attention to some of the experts.What we are starting to see over and over again are folks borrowing against their equity, some several times over, and investing in the F&F market. Interestingly, lenders are funding them. Sometimes on multiple occasions as long as there's equity in the home.I know of several folks that have done this repetitively and are now sitting on multiple overpriced properties that are not moving that quickly if at all. In the meantime their equity is not only tapped out on their o...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Classic Cars, Live Music & Summer Evenings in Encinitas CA 2018 The popular Classic Car Nights in downtown Encinitas for 2018 will be continuing next Thursday, July 19th (they started in May!!) from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Everyone, classic car buffs and non-aficionados alike, seems to love this annual series of Classic Car Nights and held the 3rd Thursday each month from May through September. So you have 3 more to enjoy – July 19th, August 16th and September 20th - to check out all the fun.  You can count on oohing and aahing over all the Hot Rods, Woodies and other classic and vintage cars...dozens of them! Next Thursday’s theme is the classic VW bus. Who doesn’t remember them?! The Encinitas Classic Car Nights are sponsored by the Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association (DEMA) and take pl...
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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 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 June 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 June 50 homes sold in Encinitas, down 31% from last month, a pattern we saw in neighboring Carlsbad. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. TOTAL HOMES SOLD50 (down 31%), 28 Days on...
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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)
Fathers Day! Why Not Make This The Best Ever With A Dad Pad?To many this may be a rather tall order and slightly out of the realm of reality. But I'll bet to that very special Father in your life it would be his best Fathers Day ever.  Especially if he's approaching those sacred golden years, Housing our parents and loved ones as they age can become not only a real emotional challenge if not one of the biggest in our lifetime. It can also be one of the most expensive. Elder care today is one of the most important issues and decisions we as children and loved ones will have to address and live with for the rest of our aging loved one's life.  There's lots of very important and critical decisions we will all be making sooner or later and the choices we make will impact not ony us but more...
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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 &Silvercrest ADU Factory Tour A Success! For folks who are contemplating the possibility of adding a BACKYARD HOME aka Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) to their property don't overlook what you can do with a Manufactured ADU.  On Saturday, June 9th, CREST BACKYARD HOMES & Silvercrest Manufactured Homes & ADU's co-hosted a very informative factory tour at the Silvercrest Manufactured Home & ADU factory in Corona, Calif. for folks from the San Diego area.  The Silvercrest factory rep and tour guide, Michael Schmid, led the tour and answered every question that was asked thereby dispelling all of the age old misnomers about the quality and integrity of today's in house construction compared to the early days of the late '50's-late '70's rendition of what we used to call 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 Housing Market Report for May 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 May 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 May 72 homes sold in Encinitas, up by 80% from last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. TOTAL HOMES SOLD72 (up 80%), 22 Days on Market, Ave. Sales Price $1,230,982 (...
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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)
Granny Flats:City of San Diego Votes To Waive Fees  The City of San Diego is certainly not trying to throw Granny over a cliff. Truth be known the City is doing everything it can to help place Granny in her own Backyard Home.   San Diego is the first City in the County to officially waive environmental and developmental impact fees along with other front-loaded permit costs which are more in line with what you would expect to pay for the development of an entirely custom site built single family detached home. These monumental front loaded fees could be as high as $20-40 thousand dollars before even sticking a shovel in the dirt. Some jurisdictions front loaded these fees so ridiculously high that most folks hardly had the money left over to build a dog house let alone a granny flat. 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 Market Report for April 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 April 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 Community Leucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA In April 40 homes sold in Encinitas, down by 17% from last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. TOTAL HOMES SOLD40 (down 17%), 35 Days on Market, Ave. Sales Price $1,228,84...
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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)
Mobile Home Parks.... Preserve Or Destroy? Are The Ole Gray Mares Still What They Used To Be?  All too often local jurisdictions, communities and developers are quick to pull the plug and DRAIN THE SWAMP. Not so fast! Read this with an open mind before you decide. The pressure is on for all jurisdictions to comply with the State of California affordable housing mandates. It may even be time to start rethinking mobile and manufactured home park communities. Mobile Home Park Communities are the last bastion of affordable housing anywhere.Be it on a sunny surf beach on the north San Diego Coast or in a picturesque desert setting in  Barstow.  There's no way to create a higher and better use per square and cubic foot than an existing late '60's-'70's mobile home or trailer park. You can dem...
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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 Homes Literally On A Roll In Leucadia    LEUCADIA CASITA: 12x36 (432sf) 1 bedroom, 1 bath Backyard home, Granny Flat, Casita, Pool Cabana, Accessory Dwelling Unit, ADU? Call them what you will but they're starting to roll into Encinitas. In early May CREST BACKYARD HOMES will be installing the very first Manufactured ADU off the Silvercrest assembly line. It will make its way down the I-15 from Corona and navigate to its final resting place in a quaint little beachside manufactured home community in Leucadia. The "LEUCADIA CASITA" ranges from $65,000-$95,000 depending on your appitite for size, upgrades, extras and customizations. They can be completely maxed out at the Silvercrest factory. Or you may order them "bare bones" and install your own floor, wall and window coverings...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
2018 Chocolate FestivalSan Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas It’s almost May which means it’s time for the San Diego Botanic Garden Chocolate Festival in Encinitas.  The 2018 festival will be held on Saturday May 12, 2018, the day before Mother‘s Day (notice how I slipped that little hint in!!) from 9 – 4:30.  You true chocoholics are thinking “wow, I could have chocolate for breakfast!!” If you have any fondness for chocolate, how can you resist this event unless you are out of town? My wife and I attended with friends in the past, and it was amazing, and everything I could have hoped for! You will be able to enjoy delicious tastings from numerous chocolate vendors (to name a few…Dallman Confections, Belgium Gourmet, Luisa Chocolatier, So Rich Chocolates, Yummy Cupcakes, David Bacco Ch...
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By Dennis and Sunshine Smith - REALTOR®, Making a Difference 4U in San Diego Real Estate
(RE/MAX Connections)
Comfort, convenience and privacy are yours in this beautiful home This Encinitas home for sale has it all - comfort, convenience, privacy and space! Move-in ready, this home been recently updated. Featuring 3 beds and 2 baths, it offers the best of privacy and location. One of the great things about this home is it is walking distance from many amenities! There are plenty of dining and shopping options within a two mile radius. Moonlight Beach is only a few minutes away. With its bright and airy rooms, equipped kitchen, and lovely outdoor retreat, the carefree comfortable living you long for can be yours. This home for sale in Encinitas in priced to sell for ONLY  $499,000 to $529,000.   Call me, Dennis Smith, at (760)212-8225 and schedule a showing today.   Overview Maps Photos Featur...
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