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)
Please Add Your Name To The ADU 2017 Interest List For a Video Link?     Should you like to be added to the interest list for the For The 2017 San Diego County Accessory Dwelling Unit Status Conference On October 30th in La Jolla, CA?  We've had a huge response from AR and several other social media platforms requesting to be placed on the interest list to receive a link to the video recording of the  2017 San Diego County Accessory Dwelling Unit Status Conference On October 30th in La Jolla, CA? Please send me an email to johnarendsen@crestbackyardhomes.com and I will be happy to send you a link. I will also be posting this on the AR blog as many members do not utilize the Q/A forum.  LIKE  BOOKMARK Report   Share:
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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)
Please Join Us For The 2017 San DiegoCounty ADU Status Conference We would like to invite any/all ACTIVE RAIN members in the Southern California area or those from other States who might be visiting to participate in this event.    E-E-Easing into ADUs: Engage! Educate! Empower! Whether you call them granny flats, second units, in-law suites, or carriage houses, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are a promising pathway toward meeting San Diego County's housing and livability goals. Register today to learn about recent state legislation that gives California cities more flexibility and latitude for allowing homeowners to build ADUs: SB 1069 (Wieckowski), AB 2299 (Bloom), AB 2406 (Thurmond), SB 229 (Wieckowski), and AB 494 (Bloom). The last two are awaiting the governor's signature. The Pro...
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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 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 September 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 September be entered into the MLS system or September change over time. READ MORE: Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside Community Leucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA  In September 2017, there were 47 homes sold in Encinita...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Classic Cars, Live Music & a Summer EveningThursday September 21, 2017 Summer is, sadly, drawing to a close (yep all the Halloween stuff is out at Home Depot and the signs for the soon-to-open Carlsbad Pumpkin Patch are up) and next Thursday September 21st is the last of the Classic Car Nights in Encinitas. Everyone seems to enjoy this annual series of Classic Car Nights that runs from May through September on the 3rd Thursday, and if you haven’t been, now in your chance. I’ve only attended a few times but you can’t help but be impressed by all the classic and vintage cars, Hot Rods, and Woodies, whether you are a car collector or just enjoy seeing them!  And hanging out in this classic beach town on a summer evening (the last day of summer, BTW) is not bad. The Classic Car Nights serie...
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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 August 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 August 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 August be entered into the MLS system or August change over time. READ MORE: Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside Community Leucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA In August 2017, there were 63 homes sold in Encinitas, 21% more than ...
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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)
 The Difference Between An"RV", "Park Model", Tiny Home & Tiny Home on Wheels aka "THOW"  We've receive many inquiries regarding the placement of a Travel Trailer,  RV, Park Model, and Tiny Home on Wheels aka "THOW" on ones private property with the intention of using it as an ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT (ADU) aka, BACKYARD HOME. The simple answer in a word?   NO! To set the record straight I would like to clarify often touted, if not outright, mis represented and even fallacious  MISNOMERS regarding this subject.  There is often some confusion in the Real Estate & lending Industry about the various definitions and distinctions between the "RECREATION VEHICLE"  aka "RV", "park model", "Tiny Home", "Tiny Home On Wheels" aka "THOW" and a HUD Manufactured Home Confused?  To better inform those...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
2017 Cardiff Dog Days of SummerComing August 13th  Cardiff (a.k.a. Cardiff by the Sea) has a perfect solution to give you and your weary owner a pick me up if you are both bored this August and looking for something fun to do.  It’s almost time for the 2017 Dog Days of Summer This very popular Summer event, the 12th annual, the Dog Days of Summer Festival , will be held in a NEW VENUE, the Encinitas Community Park which is by the Maggie Houlihan Dog Park, this coming Sunday August 13th from 12 noon until 6:00 pm.  Encinitas Community Park is located at 425 Santa Fe Drive.  This festival is now the largest and most popular canine-focused event in the San Diego area.  The Dog Days of Summer Festival in Cardiff could lure as many as 10,000 2 and 4-legged festival-goers, perhaps more given ...
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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 Homes for Sale in July 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 July 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 may be entered into the MLS system or might change. READ MORE: Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside Community Leucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA In July 2017, there were 52 homes sold in Encinitas, 21% fewer than in June. Here’s the breakd...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
The Encinitas Boat Houses  The Encinitas Boat Houses are not real boats, but were built to resemble them in 1929, reportedly using lumber from a couple of structures in the city that had been demolished. The boat houses are now preserved, thanks to fund-raising efforts by the Encinitas Preservation Society to secure the necessary funds to purchase the boat houses and the land in 2008. I believe they are rented now, until the income pays off the loan, and are part of a guided tour. They are now part of the National Register of Historic Places. It's pretty eye-catching to drive down the residential area of 3rd Street and see them! 
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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 for 2017 The popular Classic Car Nights in downtown Encinitas are well under way, but if you have missed them rest assured there are 2 more to come. And if you can't make it you can take a virtual tour here from my visit a number of years ago.  Classic car buffs and non-aficionados alike love this annual series of Classic Car Nights that started in May (how could I forget and not write about this til now?!) and held the 3rd Thursday each month through September. So you still have August 17th and September 21st to check out all the fun. You can be sure that all the Hot Rods, Woodies and other classic and vintage cars will make you ooh and aah! The Encinitas Classic Car Nights are sponsored by the Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Ass...
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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 June 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 June 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 may be entered into the MLS system. READ MORE: Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside Community Leucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA  In June 2017, there were 66 homes sold in Encinitas, 3% fewer than in May. Here’s the breakdown of overall ac...
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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" Are Not A New Thing On The "ADU" Housing Horizon  It's interesting to see how this "Cottage Industry" (pun intended) has morphed into a full blown Growth Industry almost Nationwide during the past several years. And it's just the beginning.   Our biggest impediment still remains several of our local jurisdictions of course. They can't seem to get out of there own and old ways. Even with the mandate of California's Senate Bill 1069 many continue to remain reluctant if not outright defiant.   Prefab 'In-law' Cottages Mix High-tech Features, Comfort   While some refuse to wrap their arms around it and accept the new laws others just plain refuse to cooperate with the mandate. However, I'm hearing the war drums beating in the distance as some jurisdictions are already gearing...
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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)
A Tiny House Is A Tiny House Is A Tiny House and An ADU Is An ADU!  The question here is to discern between a "TINY HOUSE" and an "ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT" (ADU). Many folks are of the opinion that a Tiny House is the same as an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). A Tiny House is a small home and/or custom made travel trailer with wheels and axles (top photo) that can be moved from one location to another. However, much like a Park Model (photo below) it is still an RV. Here's how RVIA defines an RV. "The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) is the national trade association representing recreation vehicle (RV) manufacturers and their component parts suppliers who together build more than 98 percent of all RVs produced in the U.S.""An RV is a vehicle designed as temporary living qu...
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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)
Best Parents & True American Patriots A Son Could Ever Be Blessed With I will love you forever Dad and I miss you dearly My Dad was my hero of all time. He served proudly in the Navy during WWI as a Chief Radio Gunman in the turret of a B-25 bomber. He was shot down twice but was rescued and lived to raise five children. Sadly we lost him on July 3, 1999. But his memory and love of life, liberty and America lives on in the souls of all who knew and loved him. His nickname was Buzz and interestingly he worked on the first Saturn 5 Moon Launch & Landing and had the privilege of addressing Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong on a first name basis.  He was fortunate to have been at Cape Canaveral for the launching of Saturn 5 on July 16, 1969 and at the Houston Space Station for the splash down ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Elizabethan Desserts - Alive and Well in Encinitas CA For those who have loved Elizabethan Desserts and were aware the shop closed in the fall of 2015, have no fear. Elizabethan Desserts is very much alive and well something many dessert lovers in the area still might not know!  Elizabeth Harris is the founder, creator, and head baker at Elizabethan Desserts, founded in 2006, originally at the Sunshine Gardens. The bakery prospered for years and moved to a new location on El Camino Real by the Kohl’s (the current location), making way for her new venture, Betty’s Pie Whole, a western-theme sweet and savory pie (no slices, just pies, small and large) bakery, which, no surprise, has done very well, too. Managing 2 successful businesses, inventory, staff, and rising costs got to be a bit m...
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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? 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 April 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 may be entered into the MLS system. READ MORE: Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside Community Leucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA  In April 2017, there were 59 homes sold in Encinitas, up 28% from last month, the second month of increased sales following 3 months of inv...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
2017 Chocolate Festival at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas It’s time again for the ever-popular San Diego Botanic Garden Chocolate Festival. The festival will be held in Encinitas on May 13, 2017 (the day before Mother’s Day!! Just a small hint) from 9 – 4:30. Just think, you can have chocolate for breakfast!! For those who are chocolate lovers, how can you resist this event? My wife and I were there with friends back in 2014 and it was amazing, and as tasty as I hoped for!  You can enjoy delectable tastings (Tasting tickets sold on-site at $1 per tasting ticket, with tastings generally 1 – 3 tickets) from numerous chocolate vendors (to name a few…Dallman Confections, Belgium Gourmet, California Cupcake Company, Luisa Chocolatier, So Rich! Chocolates, David Bacco Chocolatier, ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Q1 2017 Market Report for Encinitas CA Here is an update on the Encinitas housing market for the first quarter for 2017, with a focus on single family detached homes for sale.  The coastal community of Encinitas offers a broad mix of single family detached homes, from bungalows in the Leucadia area (at the north end, along the ocean), to multi-million dollar ocean-front and ocean-view homes along the bluff on Neptune Avenue, to golf course frontage homes in Encinitas Ranch, to expansive homes and equestrian properties on large lots in Olivenhain. There are also a few communities of new construction homes that are still building! Check out the Encinitas Lifestyle in this slideshow! Here’s what happened in the Encinitas real estate market as far as single family detached home activity. Q1...
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
I open this post with a THANK YOU to ActiveRain Member Jeff Dowler for reminding me to go see this beautiful place in his recent blog post:Wordless Wednesday: Koi at the Meditation Gardens in Encinitas CA  I share with you dear readers, this is the power of a blog; Jeff moved me to stop putting this off and so last week my bride and I stole a few hours in the middle of my busy Thursday and went to lunch at Union Kitchen & Tap and then walked one block to this amazing place! The power of Playing Hooky... The Joy of  Koi My bride and I have learned to steal away, even if it's just for a few hours in the middle of my work day. Million Dollar Views-FREE admission! I love San Diego! The Meditation Gardens were established by Paramahansa Yogananda during his lifetime.  People travel from all ...
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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)
Curious About new California Laws Regarding 'ADU's aka Granny flats?   If you've been hearing about the workshop regarding California Senate Bill 1069, Assembly Bills 2299 & 2046 and cannot be present on, Wednesday, April 19, 11:30-1 due to travel distance or inconvenience but would still like to participate we invite you to join our GoToMeeting Webinar.  If you can't join us in real time we will also have links to the entire presentation on YouTube within 48 hours after the Webinar. Or you can email us or leave a comment on this thread and we'll be happy to email you a link to the entire event.  Our keynote speaker will be, Greg Nickson, Housing Policy anylist, from the California Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD). So you will be hearing all about this new State Manda...
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