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)
 San Diego Homeowners Please Join Our 'BACKYARD HOME' ADU Factory Tour  Has anyone ever wondered how a Factory Built Home is Built? Well, now you have an opportunity to do just that and have some fun doing it. The time has come for the rubber to literally meet the road. Come and see for yourself how the entire construction process takes place from the mainframe to the final coat of paint. Space is limited so it's first come first served. JUN 09 INVITATION - Factory Tour to Silvercrest by Crest Backyard Homes $50   Actions and Detail Panel   INVITATION - Factory Tour to Silvercrest Sat, June 9, 2018, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT  $50 TICKETS Event Information DESCRIPTION CREST BACKYARD HOMES would like to invite you to join us for a tour of the Silvercrest Manufactured Home & ADU factory in Cor...
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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 March 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 March 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 March 48 homes sold in Encinitas, up by 20% from last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. TOTAL HOMES SOLD48 (up 20%), 15 Days on Market, Ave. Sales Price $1,190,625 (no...
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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)
Could Be Good Times For Established & licensed   General Contractors I'm reminded of the '90s. Business is boomin! Everyone that is able is working. Real Estate has gained back all its losses from the deep dive of '08 and is launching into the stratosphere of supply side economics: "Supply-side economics is the theory that says increased production drives economic growth. The factors of production are capital, labor,entrepreneurship and LAND."  What got my attention is the 'lAND'. However, San Diego, according to some experts, is anywhere from 75-90% built out. So where's the LAND in San Diego? With the ever decreasing footprint of available land it's now all about rebuilding, room additions and infills for contractors and developers. For RE Sales Professionals, it's pretty much driven ...
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By Dennis and Sunshine Smith - REALTOR®, Making a Difference 4U in San Diego Real Estate
(RE/MAX Connections)
Enjoy a carefree lifestyle in a 55+ community in the heart of Encinitas                                            Comfort and style in a highly convenient location await you in this beautiful Encinitas home for sale. If you want a move-in ready residence in a serene community where you can enjoy an active lifestyle, this could be the home you are looking for.Nestled in the lovely Park Encinitas community is this dreamy home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1,529 square feet of living space.  It is completely upgraded and features dual pane windows, 2x6 construction and 433A earthquake bracing to ensure the best worry-free lifestyle you long to have.  Park Encinitas is the only resident owned 55+ community located in the heart of Encinitas. Its convenient location and numerous amenities...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Enjoy a Spring Party with the Bunny for Easter 2018San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas You still have time to plan an Easter celebration for you and your child/children to party with the Bunny at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas on Saturday March 31st. The event runs from 10 am until 1 pm. This year’s Easter event hosted by the San Diego Botanic Garden offers children the opportunity to meet “the Bunny” and have a photo taken, enjoy face painting, decorate their own bunny ears, meet real rabbits at a petting zoo, have some craft fun, and plant a spring flower to take home. And then at 12:30 pm the Bunny will lead the children on a parade through the Native Plant Native People trail. Passes for activity participation will be sold the day of the event at $15 per child, first co...
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By Dennis and Sunshine Smith - REALTOR®, Making a Difference 4U in San Diego Real Estate
(RE/MAX Connections)
A townhome that has it all! Be greeted by the elegance of this beautiful Encinitas home for sale.  It offers 1,874 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms and 2 and a half bathrooms. Live in Coast Point Complex, one of the most desirable communities in Encinitas.   With a private entrance, a private backyard, and panoramic sunset views, this home is just minutes away from dining and shopping options. It is a great hideout at the end of the day when you want a break from all the white noise of the city. This Encinitas townhome features 3 big bedrooms, 2.5 immaculate bathrooms, a large and inviting great room where the living room and dining area share a space, and a modern kitchen with plenty of storage space. This unit boasts the absolute best in modern conveniences. Priced to sell...
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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 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 February 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 February 40 homes sold in Encinitas, up by 33% from last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. TOTAL HOMES SOLD40 (up 33%), 23 Days on Market, Ave. Sales Price $1,18...
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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)
Encinitas Waives $3000 In Fees To Encourage Backyard Home Development It's taken a lot of  time, effort and tight fist-ed negotiating between the Encinitas City Council, the planning commission and the diplomatic and patient gavel of Mayor Catherine Blakespear, however, the time has finally arrived. Encinitas and its 4 burroughs, Leucadia, Cardiff, Cardiff By The Sea and Olivenhain, can now move forward with a streamlined and affordably priced permit process for adding a Backyard Home to a homeowner's property. Additionally, the planning and building departments are in the process of diligently reviewing and considering several architectural designs, floor plans and construction methodologies for fast track pre-approval which will further enhance the entire process.  With a HUD Manufact...
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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 Jurisdictions Embrace Backyard Home (ADU) Ordinances It's been a challenge met with mild to strong resistance, however, many if not most San Diego Jurisdictions, including the County, are coming to grips with California's newest laws on "Backyard Home" aka "Accessory Dwelling Unit" (ADU) ordinances. While some jurisdictions are still resisting or not embracing the new law in its entirety, there are others like the City of Encinitas who are leading the field with proactive and streamlined permit processing requirements and costs; Possibly even fee waivers.  In fact they are even considering fast tracking pre approved plans that meet their criteria in order to make the process even less burdensome, time consuming and costly to the property/homeowner. Before the new State Laws we...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s my Encinitas Home Worth? Encinitas Market Report for January 2018 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market need to understand local market conditions in order to make informed decisions about what to do with regard to Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for January 2018 based on statistics 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 due to how data are entered into the MLS system or change over time. READ MORE:Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA In January there were 30 homes sold in Encinitas, down 37% from last month. Here’s the b...
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By Dennis and Sunshine Smith - REALTOR®, Making a Difference 4U in San Diego Real Estate
(RE/MAX Connections)
Don't miss out! Pristine townhome in a prime location! Feel like you are in an endless holiday mode in this highly upgraded, generously proportioned contemporary residence with ocean and sunset views, located a few minutes drive to the sand and surf.   Located in the prestigious Coast Point complex with only 38 units, this Encinitas townhome for sale is a rare opportunity.  It features 1,874 square feet of living space with 3 large bedrooms, 2.5 luxurious bathrooms, the best kitchen appliances, high-end finishes, and a private deck where you can enjoy a magnificent view. Well-maintained and move-in ready, it is perfect as a main home or as a holiday retreat. You will not want anything more from this home. Coast Point complex is in an ideal location.  Orpheus Park is right next door, per...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
2017 Year-End Market Report for Encinitas CA Here is an overview of what happened in the housing market for single family detached homes in Encinitas, a seaside community just south of Carlsbad, in 2017, plus a comparison to activity for 2016.  Encinitas homes are a broad mix of single family detached properties, from bungalows in the funky Leucadia area (an area at the north end of Encinitas), to multi-million dollar ocean-front homes along Neptune, to golf course frontage homes in Encinitas Ranch, to expansive homes and equestrian properties in Olivenhain, an inland rural area bordering Rancho Santa Fe.  There are also some new construction homes being built! 2017 Housing Market for Encinitas:438 detached single family homes sold in 2017, which was down by 11% from 2016 sales (and 6% ...
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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 Home's ADU's On A Roll In North San Diego Coastal Area. See what 'Crest Backyard Homes' of Leucadia, CA has been doing with Accessory Dwelling Units aka ADU's in this quaint surf town on the North San Diego Coast for decades. Are you a property/homeowner looking for an extra income stream on the very dirt you're standing on? Do you need some private and secluded space for an adult child to live in while attending college, starting a career or raising a young family? Do you want an environment where all residents sharing the property have a sense of seclusion and independence?  Or perhaps a backyard home for your parents to age in place in and yet be close to loved ones and friends.Do you need a full time live in employee/s to help around your home and property?Many proper...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Alien Fresh Jerky  Well I spied this today, a Thursday, in Encinitas and just a few hours ago so I guess it's a Throwback. I am not a jerky fan of any sort - but I've seen all kinds, like beef, goat, bison, ostrich, teriyaki and no doubt others I am not remembering. This signage was at a really cool fresh produce stand, La Costa Farms and Flowers at the corner of Saxony and La Costa Avenue, which offers different foods as well as fresh fruits, veggies, and flowers - fudge, great guacamole and chips, fresh herbs, and obviously Alien Fresh Jerky. Alien Fresh Jerky, I found, is based in Baker, CA between LA and Las Vegas. I won't be stopping on my next jaunt to LV.  
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
The Meditation Gardens in EncinitasThe Last Day of Fall 2017 I was out running some errands, including upgrading my Supra Key needed for a new listing in Temecula (a different county) in a couple of weeks, and stopped by the Meditation Gardens at the Self-Realization Fellowship in Encinitas in my way home. The Gardens are beautiful, and being perched on the bluff above the ocean also offer spectacular views of the ocean far below. Steps leading to the Meditation Gardens It was a gorgeous day, the last day of Fall, and the gardens were pretty quiet, with only a few visitors. I don’t get to visit very often – it’s been a couple of years - but always come away with a sense of peace and tranquility after spending time wandering, taking photos, and just sitting for a few minutes. One might 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 Market Report for November 2017 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market need to understand local market conditions in order to make informed decisions about what to do with regard to Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for November 2017 based on statistics 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 due to how data are entered into the MLS system or change over time. READ MORE: Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside Community Leucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA In November 2017, there were 40 homes sold in Encinitas, down by 13% from las...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Don't miss the Garden of Lights 2017 at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas CA  The holiday season is here, and there are tons of fun, and beautiful, things to see and do.  Sp put this on your calendar - the annual Garden of Lights opens Saturday, December 2nd  at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, CA.  While no one would deny the San Diego Botanic Garden is a beautiful place to enjoy at any time of the year, it’s especially magical during the holidays when the gardens come to life with 125,000 sparkling lights for their annual Garden of Lights event. You can view the garden and lights from December 2nd through the 23rd, and then again from the 26th to the 30th, from 5 – 9 PM daily (the San Diego Botanic Garden opens at 9 am).  We visited a few years ago and I can tell you...
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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)
Something To Ponder On Whence Visiting With Family During The Holidays As a 72 year young SEASONED CITIZEN this is a topic I've been pondering for the past several decades. It will be interesting to see where this all ends up moving forward. No doubt, San Diego, like so many other  destination Retirement zones throughout the Country, will be put to the test trying to figure out how to deal with housing their growing share of 80 million Baby Boomers in the next 20+ years. This drives my point even further home (pun intended) for the need and timeliness to consider a BACKYARD HOME aka Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). I speak with Seniors daily about their desire to age in place and remain on the property and in the home they raised their families in.  Sure there is no doubt that an ever inc...
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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 in October 2017?  Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market need to understand local market conditions in order to make informed decisions about what to do with regard to Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for October 2017 based on statistics 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 due to how data are entered into the MLS system or may change over time.  READ MORE: Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside Community Leucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA  In October 2017, there were 46 homes sold in Encinitas, about the same as l...
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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)
OK, Are You Gettin It Yet?  Is the language of REAL ESTATE finally getting the message? This is a million dollar estate finally heeding the needs of the real World.      Offered at $999,000 - $1,095,000. Stunning, single level Mediterranean estate located on 1.3 acre lot overlooking the peaceful canyons. Private, cul de sac location completely fenced and gated. Enjoy entertaining poolside on the large patio & huge ocean view deck. Light & airy floor plan features banks of windows in living/ dining/family rooms. A chef’s dream kitchen including breakfast nook, center island/bar with veggie sink, double ovens & walk-in pantry.  Adjacent family room has vaulted, open beam ceilings & cozy fireplace. Private master suite features French doors that open to the pool, in addition to a fireplace...
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