Encinitas, CA Real Estate News

By Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA
(The Lewis Team at Keller Williams)
Zillow Real Estate Reviews in San Diego  - Encinitas Zillow Agent - The Lewis Team San DiegoZillow Real Estate Review in EncinitasZillow San Diego Real Estate AgentHighly likely to recommend12/21/2016 - user3462777Bought a Townhouse home in 2016 for approximately $500K in Encinitas, CA.Review for Lewis Team Member: Mike LewisMike Lewis and his team were nothing short of phenomenal.  Mike is professional, personable, and incredibly knowledgeable of the San Diego area.  Not only was he prompt in accommodating my requests to see properties and provide comps, he was generous with his time as he dedicated the entirety of a   day more than once to seeing properties.  My property was particularly challenging in getting the financing squared away and Mike and his team did everything they could ...
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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 November 2016 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 CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA In November 2016, there were 60 homes sold in Encinitas, up 13% from last month, the second monthly increase in sales. Here’s the breakd...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Garden of Lights at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas The popular, annual Garden of Lights will open this coming Saturday, December 3rd at the beautiful San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, CA. The San Diego Botanic Garden is a beautiful place to enjoy any time of the year, but it’s particularly magical at the holidays when brightened by around 125,000 sparkling lights for this annual Garden of Lights event. You can view the garden and lights from December 3rd until 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 were there several years ago and I can tell you that it was truly a special place to visit over the holidays! And if the beauty of these lighted gardens is not enough, you can also enjoy horse d...
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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)
  When is it time to turn off the spigot to a great long time tenant?    I have a great 5 year tenant who always pays on time, is very quiet and neat and seems to be taking pretty good care of my rental from what I can see. But here's my dilemma. When she moved in we had painted the entire home inside and out, replaced the washer and dryer, dish washer and water heater before she moved in.  Subsequently we have replaced the stove, microwave, refrigerator and garbage disposal. We've always provided her with a Gardner because everyone knows that tenants have no incentive or vested interest in taking care of a property they merely rent and that's understandable (albeit when I was a renter while attending college and working to save for my first RE investment I always did the yard maintenan...
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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 October 2016 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 CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA In October 2016, there were 53 homes sold in Encinitas, up 6% from last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. TOTAL HOMES SOLD5...
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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)
  Difference Between A "HUD MANUFACTURED HOME"& "MODULAR HOME"  NOTE: All the information in this post is relative to California and the HUD Manufactured Home mandate. They do vary from State to State so please feel free to share your knowledge on this platform as it will help many of us better understand the many nuances that vary from State to State, County to County and City to City.  This is a "HUD MANUFACTURED HOME"       This is a "MODULAR HOME"   No, your eyes are not deceiving you. What you see in these two photos is exactly what you could see on a private lot or parcel in Anywhere, USA. Contrary to popular belief both a HUD Manufactured and Modular Home could very well go down the same assembly line in any factory and often times do.  Both are available in one and two story flo...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
2016 Surfing Madonna Beach Run is Saturday Oct. 15 in Encinitas CA Come one come all to the world famous Surfing Madonna Beach Run that takes place at low tide tomorrow, Saturday October 15, in the 4th ranked “Best Surfing Town in the World” (per National Geographic), Encinitas California.  Runners, joggers, walkers, crawlers, and everyone else are welcome to popular Moonlight Beach for the 4th Annual Surfing Madonna Beach Run 5K/10K/15K, reportedly the largest beach run in the US! Surfing Madonna MosaicOrignally installed under the train trestle at Encinitas Boulevardby Mark Patterson  And if you aren’t up to a run on the beach there are plenty of ways to volunteer. This beach run is organized by the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project non-profit and more than $200,000 have been donated to ...
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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 September 2016 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 September 2016, there were 50 homes sold in Encinitas, down 12% from last month. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. TOTAL HO...
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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 August 2016 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 August 2016, there were 57 homes sold in Encinitas, just 1 less than in July (down 2%). Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. TOTAL...
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
 After providing a Feng Shui Consultation is Chula Vista, CA, I drove back up toward San Diego taking route 101. When Fr. Junipero Serra began building his string of missions up the California coastline in the late 1700s, he needed a wagon road to connect them and so he constructed California's first highway. He called it El Camino Real, a term used at the time to describe primitive wagon roads, which translates to "King's Highway" or "the Royal Road." For nearly two centuries this road, later officially known as U.S. Highway 101, was the principal north-south route in California. - courtesy of Sandiego.orgU.S. 101 hugs the coast as it passes through the next several towns: Solana Beach, Encinitas (including Cardiff and Leucadia), and Carlsbad. To read more visit: Route 101 California
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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 July 2016 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 CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA In July 2016, there were 58 homes sold in Encinitas, 13% fewer than in June. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. TOTAL HOMES SOLD58 (do...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Swami's Beach in Encinitas Swami's Beach in south Encinitas is another of my favorite beaches. It's known internationally as a great spot to surf...so I've been told, not because of personal experience.  This beach, and bluff-top park, was supposedly nicknamed Swami's by surfers after the founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship Center (built in 1937) that is located on the grounds above this beach, Swami Paramahansa Yogananda.  The views are spectacular and when the tide is out you can walk quite a distance. The climb down the stairs, is not for the faint of heart or anyone with any sort of physical issues. 
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
July 21 Classic Car Night in Encinitas It’s time for the next Classic Cars Night in Encinitas for the 2016 summer. Check out the slide show at the bottom of the page (check how loud your volume is!!). Classic car buffs and non-aficionados alike love this yearly series of Classic Car Nights on the 3rd Thursday of each month May through September.  You will ooh and aah at all the Hot Rods, Woodies and other classic and vintage cars! The Encinitas Classic Car Nights are sponsored by the Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association (DEMA). This fun event takes place in downtown Encinitas along the Coast Road/Route 101 between D and J Streets, from 5:30 until 7:30 PM.  Having been a number of times, you can expect beautiful cars, fun people watching, and abundant places to eat and drink, making...
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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)
  Finding an unusual amount of foreign cash buyers in your market?    Personally when I hear folks say they think the "Worlds going to Hell in a hand basket" I take pause with a slight whence then a smile and a gleam in my eyes.   Not that I think it's a good thing to see the World in such turmoil but moreover because I'm seeing a lot of off shore $$$ showing up on our shore. Now is that a good or bad thing?   Shortly after America's economy tanked in '08 we started seeing an inordinate amount of real estate and stock investors with boatloads of  $$$ starting to buy up homes, apartments, hotels, resorts, commercial and even industrial properties like crazy. In fact many Chinese investors are even buying up sections of blighted properties in the downtown Detroit area.   If that seems lik...
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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)
  "You Cannot Kill Us!"  "Freetown Christiania",Copenhagen, Denmark. One must see this unique attraction which was highly recommended to us by the concierge of the Copenhagen Marriott where we were staying before our disembarkation on our cruise through the Fjords of Norway  (which I will be sharing in forthcoming posts). It is known as the quaint and secluded town of Christiania aka “Freetown Christiania”.  Christiania, located in a small area of Copenhagen, Denmark, was established and declared an “Anarchist Community” in 1971.  Their National anthem, “I kan ikke slå os ihjel when translated to English means “You cannot kill us”.  They even fly their own flag (right) albeit they continue to use the Danish Krone as their currency.  Christiania is a quasi self-proclaimed and autonomous ...
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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?  As a buyer or seller in the Encinitas real estate market, it’s important to understand local market conditions so you can make a more informed decision about what to do with regard to Encinitas homes for sale.  Here’s what happened in the Encinitas housing market for June 2016 based on statistics from the MLS (private sales are not included nor are manufactured, mobile or multi-family homes). These data are deemed reliable but are not guaranteed due to how data may be entered into the MLS system. READ MORE: Encinitas – An Eclectic Seaside CommunityLeucadia- Surfers' Beach Community in Encinitas CA In June 2016, there were 67 homes sold in Encinitas, 14% more than in May, another bump in sales. Here’s the breakdown of overall activity. TOTAL HOMES ...
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By Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA
(The Lewis Team at Keller Williams)
Olivenhain House Value CheckOlivenhain is located in Encinitas California. Olivenhain is a wonderful inland community still very close to the coast with a wonderful country charm. Real estate is very sought after in the area and there are some wonderful and unique properties here. Olivenhain is in the east portion of Encinitas and borders Rancho Santa Fe. Olivenhain is off of Highway 5 on the Encinitas Blvd exit. Once you reach Rancho Santa Fe Road make a left and you are in the heart of Olivenhain. Are you interested in knowing the value of your Olivenhain home? We have a great House Value Tool that will give you a quick home value of your Olivenhain Real Estate. Many of my clients like it better than the Zillow Zestimate. They say it has more accurate data and is more thorough and com...
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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)
Now This Is Telling It Like It Really Is Here In Copenhagen, Denmark  Only walked 7 miles today through the beautiful and charming streets of Copenhagen. Love the folks,temperament and lifestyle here. People seem happy and content and really enjoy their downtime.  Won't bore everyone to death with all the beautiful and historic things there are to see and do here. But I'm sure glad it was on my bucket list. Copenhagen is a city surrounded by water and Kanals. You can travel by boat, public transportation, bicycle (most popular mode of transportation), walk or regretfully drive your car (I pity you if you do)  But no matter your mode it's always nice to return to your hotel get a leg up and enjoy a kool  16oz. Carlsberg on draft.      
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By Mike and Dawn Lewis, The Lewis Team at Keller Williams in San Diego CA
(The Lewis Team at Keller Williams)
Leucadia House Value CheckAre you interested in knowing the value of your Leucadia home? We have a great House Value Tool that will give you a quick home value of your Leucadia Real Estate. Many of my clients like it better than the Zillow Zestimate. They say it has more accurate data and is more thorough and complete. My Leucadia House Value Checker will show you all of the comparable properties that it uses when calculating your home’s value. That way you can reference which properties the Leucadia House Value Calculator is using.  Why not try it? It’s FREE.Leucadia is a North County Coastal San Diego Community in Encinitas. The ZIP code for Leucadia is 92024. This community is located off of the 5 freeway at the Leucadia Blvd exit. Leucadia is south of La Costa with La Costa Avenue 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)
Lifetime Marriott Premium Platinum Elite Member & Very Disappointed. We've been loyal and lifetime guests and owners of the Marriott travel experience since the 60's and must say I'm growing increasingly more disappointed. In fact we always go out of our way be it whence driveing or by air travel to seek out Marriott properties of some sort as we've always felt at home  and comfortable.  As many if not all of you know Marriott is an International brand with properties ranging from category 2 Springhill Suites, Fairfield Inns, Courtyard, Residence Inns to 8 star Marriott Hotels, JW Marriott, Renaissance, The Ritz and the growing Autograph Collection of boutique hotels and inns Worldwide.  We've been staying at some of the least expensive to finest Marriott properties on the planet depend...
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