Oceanside, CA Real Estate News

By Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor
(MBA Broker Consultants)
Who went to REO Mac's spring conference that just took place April 4-7, 2009 in Palm Desert, CA? Some of the booths included: ReoTrans.com AMS SellState CrestREO InstaClose Real Estate PropertyFIREsale.com Marshall & Swift Also some REO-specific escrow companies, trash-out (property field services) companies, a lockbox company, an auction company, and a few companies offering online REO software for agents! Great speakers, awesome training sessions, predictions galore, schmoozing with Asset Managers, and networking with fellow real estate industry pro's.... If you're on twitter, you can follow the #REOMAC to find what twitter-savvy attendees were saying, including Andy Kaufman and Bryan Knight! What did you learn?  Who did you meet?  Tell us, we're anxious to hear about your successes! ...
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By Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor
(MBA Broker Consultants)
RE Bar Camp in LA.  After driving 2.25 hrs through LA traffic, we arrived.  My first time.  Nervous but excited.  No agenda... What to expect? I checked in.  My name tag was @GoldenPen, my Twitter name.  Found a seat up near the front (for the laptop plug).  Went up and met a few fellow RE techies. Who did I meet? Roberta Murphy from www.LuxuryHomeDigest.com in Carlsbad. Bobby Carroll from www.Dakno.com.  His business card simply says "google me".  No address, phone, email, or web site.  He must be very confident that he's at the top of Google, eh! Pamela Smith from www.StageitinaDay.com, she's a virtual office worker and experienced as a technical writer. Artin Babayan from www.TheOCDGroup.com , who gave me a FREE t-shirt (THANKS Artin!) Diana Ortiz from www.EquityisPower.com -- her co...
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By Tony Cannon, Real Estate - Oceanside Carlsbad
(Bressi Realty Carlsbad)
Homes in good neighborhoods, priced right and in decent condition are getting multiple offers. Why is that? The number of homes being sold is definitely higher year over year, and from February to about June is the most activity each year on a seasonal basis, so that accounts for some of the competition among buyers right now. I saw the same thing last year at this time...properties with 10, 15, or 20 offers.   The statistics will still show that home prices are decreasing. What is misleading is they are decreasing because the volume of sales are happening now in the lower price ranges. The homes above $600,000 or 700,000 are pretty stagnant because of high interest rates on jumbo loans.   Another factor is the way the banks are handling the short sales and foreclosures...they don't tak...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
The 3rd Annul Oceanside Jazz Festival is being held at the MiraCosta College Theatre in Oceanside on Saturday March 28th. MiraCosta offers a substantial series of music and dance events and 150 performing and visual arts courses during the year. There will be two concerts as part of this two day jazz festival, plus an open rehearsal with guest artists and the MiraCosta College Jazz Ensembe (3:30 - 5:30 on Saturday),  and a clinic + Q/A with Reggie Hamilton, Dan Forneo and Carmen Grillo from 2 - 3:15 on Saturday.  Friday evening at 7:30 m-pact will perform in the MiraCosta College Theatre. General admission: $15; students/seniors, $10  Saturday evening at 7:30 you will have the opportunity to see Carmen Grillo, Reggie Hamilton and Dan Fornero perform. General admission is $15, students $...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
When one thinks of Southern California one likely thinks of beaches and, of course, surfing.  Surfing in Southern California has played a significant role in the development of the sport, and of the growth in many coastal towns. It is, indeed, for many a lifestyle, with a culture and even a language all its own. Consider how surfing spawned movies (remember Gidget?) and songs (hey, where would be Beach Boys be without surfing?).  It is likely a rare beach along the coast that does not appeal to surfers for different reasons, and some areas have become downright famous...such as Swami's Beach in south Encinitas. Towns like Leucadia (part of Encinitas) and Cardiff retain much of the feel of the old surfing community, and surf shops can be found in abundance along the coast.  READ MORE:  S...
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By Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor
(MBA Broker Consultants)
Even for a single-person buisness, managing bank accounts can be overwhelming at times.  So many expenses, how to keep track of them all?  Recently a small business person asked me -- what is a good SYSTEM? Remember what a SYSTEM does for you: Save Your Self Time Energy Money So I suggested to her the following formula: 3 Business accounts Primary Business account (BIZ MAIN) Secondary Business account (BIZ AUTO) Business Savings (BIZ SAVE) 3 Personal accounts Primary Personal account (PER MAIN) Secondary Personal account (PER AUTO) Personal Savings (PER SAVE) The purpose of separating BUSINESS and PERSONAL accounts is that it saves you headache when trying to figure out your taxes.  You can quickly tell what your business is doing.  It's also helpful when you have to show account balanc...
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By Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor
(MBA Broker Consultants)
NOTE that this law went into effect March 1st and applies ONLY to loans backed by Fannie Mae.  From the C.A.R. Newsline issue emailed on 04 March 2009: "NO MORE COMMISSION REDUCTIONS FOR FANNIE MAE SHORT SALESFannie Mae loan servicers no longer can require real estate brokers to reduce their commissions as a condition to a short sale approval. The new policy was effective March 1. According to Fannie Mae, the closing of a pre-foreclosure sale cannot be conditioned upon a reduction of the real estate commission to a level below what the listing agent and borrower negotiated. An exception applies if the total commission is more than 6 percent of the sales price. "This good news may be tempered by the difficulty for REALTORS® to ascertain whether the underlying loan in a short sale transac...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Oceanside real estate is a study in contrasts, from multimillion dollar oceanfront properties to $70,000 condos, from new construction homes and condos to an abundance of short sales, pre-foreclosures and REOs, from tract housing subdivisions to 55+ communities (seniors). There are ocean views and terrific beaches, and rolling hills and views of the mountains to the north in Camp Pendleton and to the east.  READ MORE: Oceanside, California - The Changing Face of a North County San Diego Coastal Community  The downtown area of Oceanside along the coast road, and to the west to the ocean, is undergoing major redevelopment; this redevelopment project is a 375 acre area west of the 5 freeway, north of Harbor, and south of Wisconsin, which includes new construction (residential, hotel/resort...
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By Dusty Brazil Oceanside CA Realtor-DRE Lic.#: 01780273
(Oceanside Real Estate, Bank Owned Homes & Foreclosures)
            Need me to help you Short Sale in Oceanside?                                     If you know what a short sale is, and you are in Oceanside, you might be the one who needs to hire an OCEANSIDE SHORT SALE REALTOR.                                    If you are curious about selling your home in Oceanside and you owe more than your home is worth, you might want to inquire to see if you qualify to pull off an OCEANSIDE SHORT SALE.         
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By Dusty Brazil Oceanside CA Realtor-DRE Lic.#: 01780273
(Oceanside Real Estate, Bank Owned Homes & Foreclosures)
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By Dusty Brazil Oceanside CA Realtor-DRE Lic.#: 01780273
(Oceanside Real Estate, Bank Owned Homes & Foreclosures)
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By Tony Cannon, Real Estate - Oceanside Carlsbad
(Bressi Realty Carlsbad)
An appraiser who was doing a valuation in Oceanside's Rancho Del Oro neighborhood was kind enough to email me a graph she put together of the last 6 months of sales activity Thanks to Lisa Forbes for showing graphically the popularity of this tract in Oceanside. With good schools, convenient location, affordable homes, and a cared-for community, it is popular with first time home buyers, military personnel serving Camp Pendleton, investors, Orange County commuters, and more.  
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Steve provides dryer vent cleaning services and educates his customers on proper maintenance for fire safety and energy savings                                                               Oceanside, CA -. Steve Gors, former Fed-Ex contractor, traded his delivery van for a logo-ed uniform to own and operate a Dryer Vent Wizard, a dryer vent cleaning, repair and installation franchise in California.   In a recent interview, Steve said, "dryer vent cleaning and proper maintenance prevents dryer fires, keep dryers functioning properly and provides energy savings through dryer and dryer vent maintenance, cleaning, repair, replacement and alterations.   When Gors decided he didn't want back into the grocery business, he looked into franchising. Having 30 years of business related skills beh...
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By Tony Cannon, Real Estate - Oceanside Carlsbad
(Bressi Realty Carlsbad)
For all the published doom and gloom, Rancho Del Oro in Oceanside, CA continues to be a popular area for buyers due to it's good schools in either the Oceanside or Vista school districts, a convenient location, and an association doing it's job maintaining the grounds to preserve the look of the neighborhoods. As of 1/27/09, there are only 28 Active listings of detached homes in the MLS and 20 homes are in escrow. I consider a normal inventory of Active listings to be about 40-50. Low inventory, low interest rates, and increasing number of sales should help prices stabilize. However, the banks controlling the short sales and foreclosure listings continue to price lower than prior sales. I don't think they really need to, but until they stop, they are driving the prices lower and hurting...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Oceanside California - Community Profile Oceanside is the northern-most residential community in North County San Diego (Camp Pendleton is the most northern community but I would not consider it a traditional residential community, being that it is a military base). Oceanside is about 1.5 to 2 hours south of Los Angeles, depending on traffic, and about 45 minutes (around 40 miles) north of downtown San Diego. With almost 176,000 residents, per the 2019 census, it is one of the largest San Diego County communities - the 3rd I think - covering an area of about 41 square miles. There are 6 miles of beaches, which adds to Oceanside's appeal as a vacation spot, and a vibrant, and growing, downtown commercial area as well as other good sized commercial, retail and industrial pockets mixed in ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Buyers in the Oceanside real estate market who wish to be near the beach or within walking distance to amenities will find they can have the best of both worlds. In many cases finding an Oceanside home near the beach will put you within close proximity of the amenities in the downtown area of Oceanside which is going through quite a transformation. As many know, Oceanside is the northern-most residential community along the coast in San Diego County, just south of Camp Pendleton, and next to its southern neighbor, Carlsbad. This town of over 160,000 is diverse in many ways - people, residential areas, business and commercial, styles and types of homes, and so on. There is a strong military presence, as one would expect, given the proximity to Camp Pendelton. The primary commercial area ...
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By Dusty Brazil Oceanside CA Realtor-DRE Lic.#: 01780273
(Oceanside Real Estate, Bank Owned Homes & Foreclosures)
                                                                    Are you looking to buy a home in Oceanside CA? Not doing your homework on what OCEANSIDE CA HOMES FOR SALE are selling for can waste a lot of your time, energy and  MONEY$$$$$$$$. So, what I have done here is a little bit of homework for you.  Below is a market snapshot for recent home sales in Oceanside ( Detached only) from $280K-$380K, including 3 bedroom and up from August to November 2008 BUYERS BEWARE! The BANK OWNED HOMES AND SHORT SALES area pricing their listings below market value and letting buyers fight for the listings.                                             CALL FOR A NEW SHEET OF RECENT SALES ACTIVITY.                                                 START YOUR OCEANSIDE CA REAL ESTATE SEARCH HERE
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By Lela Hankins, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI
(RE/MAX UNITED)
Last Friday we had the privilege of attending "A Night of 1000 Stars" held at the historic Star Theatre in Oceanside, California.  It was the first time I had been to this theatre.  In fact, I'm almost embarrased to say, I didn't even know the theatre existed prior to this event.  It's always a pleasure to learn something new and delightful about the area where you live.  This theatre was originally built in 1956 as a movie theatre.   One of the Realtors, Bill Ims, who is a strong supporter of Women's Council of Realtors, had a starring role in the evening, and we wanted to be sure to watch Bill in one of his finest hours!  Just 10 years ago the theatre was substantially renovated and it now has a 33' x 40' performing stage so that it can host both live and film performances.  The event...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Buyers interested in Oceanside real estate, in particular those seeking a 55+ (age-restricted) community, have a number of choices. Oceana is just one of them. Oceanside is the northern-most coastal community in San Diego County just south of Camp Pendleton, and the 3rd largest city in San Diego County. With an area of around 41 square miles, rolling hills, and several miles of coastline, Oceanside offers a diverse geography to the 170,000 residents. There is a broad mix of housing, including multiple 55+ communities, and the rapid growth of the community since the 1970s has transformed it into a city of significant industrial and commercial development in addition to the large residential area. You can read more about Oceanside here, and visit the Oceanside website for lots of informat...
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