Vista, CA Real Estate News

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
 What’s the Value of my Vista Home?Vista Home Sales for October 2021 The community of Vista is located inland in North San Diego County, bordering Oceanside, Carlsbad and San Marcos. There are diverse housing options in tract home communities, rental complexes and 55+ communities, as well as in rural settings with large lots and in many cases great views. There are mixed use and agricultural areas in Vista, plus a growing and changing downtown offering a wide range of shopping and dining opportunities and plenty of services.  Major commuting routes (the 15 and 78 freeways) are easily accessible, plus there is a wonderful Farmers Market every Saturday at the Vista Courthouse Complex on Melrose – it’s worth visiting on a regular basis to buy fresh produce, prepared foods and so much 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)
ADU Q/A:Questions About Accessory Dwelling Units? We Have Answers. Not a day goes by whence we are not receiving myriad inquiries about BACKYARD HOMES. So we've decided to roll out with the very first ever ADU Q/A  Whether it's trying to decide on a site built vs a factory built option, the proper size, architectural style, floor plan, location, site development and preparation, utilities, permit process and most importantly how to pay for it, the ADU Q/A will be here for you every Monday from 12-1 starting November 3rd. So bring your brown bag, a bev and any/all questions you have about your BACKYARD HOME project. You can also submit your questions, topics, ideas and suggestions in advance on the comment window when you sign up to attend.Our roll out ADU Q/A  will focus on the basic di...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
 What’s the Value of my Vista Home?Vista Home Sales for September 2021 The community of Vista is located inland in North San Diego County, and borders San Marcos, Oceanside, and Carlsbad. There are diverse housing options in tract home communities, rental complexes and 55+ communities, as well as in rural settings with large lots and in many cases great views. Vista offers mixed use and agricultural areas, plus a growing and changing downtown with varied shopping and dining opportunities and numerous services.  Major commuting routes (the 15 and 78 freeways) are readily accessible, and there is a wonderful Farmers Market every Saturday at the Vista Courthouse Complex on Melrose – it’s worth visiting regularly with lots of fresh produce, prepared foods and more. It’s important for buyers...
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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)
ADU News You Can UseDo It Yourself? Or Hire An Experienced Team?We all know our limitations and when it's time to call in the experts. Even as a general contractor I'm the first to realize that, while I'm responsible for all the experts, sub contractors, architects, engineers and tradesmen on any/all contracts I enter into, never would I venture into areas that I'm not experienced in. However, there are those that do have the trade skills and experience to take on  the myriad tasks involved in a construction project and for those that do I have the utmost respect. But for those that don't have those abilities I strongly urge you to use a license, bonded and insured contractor/s and Manufactured Home Dealer. Part 1,  Do It Yourself vs Hiring CREST BACKYARD HOMES of our eleven part series...
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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)
Using Your Reverse Mortgage To Add An ADU To Your PropertyPlease join us on Monday September 26th for the first of our 11 part ADU webinar series on Using Your Reverse Mortgage to add an ADU to your property. This pre recorded series is broken down into eleven fast paced 20 minute segments and is loaded with tons of information and knowledge. The schedule for these segments is on this link along with all the information you will need to log on. Learn how you can increase value and income on the very earth you own beneath your feet. Please feel free to share this link with anyone you think might benefit from this timely opportunity. Hope to see everyone there!
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
 What’s the Value of my Vista Home?Vista Home Sales for August 2021 The community of Vista is located inland in North San Diego County, bordering Oceanside, Carlsbad and San Marcos. There are diverse housing options in tract home communities, rental complexes and 55+ communities, as well as in rural settings with large lots and in many cases great views. Vista offers mixed use and agricultural areas, plus a growing and changing downtown with varied shopping and dining opportunities and services.  Major commuting routes (the 15 and 78 freeways) are readily accessible, and there is a wonderful Farmers Market every Saturday at the Vista Courthouse Complex on Melrose – it’s worth visiting regularly with lots of fresh produce, prepared foods and more. Buyers and sellers in the Vista housing ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of my Vista Home?Vista Home Sales for July 2021 The community of Vista is located inland in North San Diego County, and borders Carlsbad, Oceanside and San Marcos. Vista offers diverse housing opportunities in tract home communities, rental complexes and 55+ communities, as well as in rural settings with large lots and in many cases great views.  Vista offers mixed use and agricultural areas, plus a growing and changing downtown with a wide range of shopping and dining opportunities and services.  Major commuting routes (the 15 and 78 freeways) are readily accessible, and there is a terrific Farmers Market each Saturday at the Vista Courthouse Complex – it’s definitely worth a visit. It’s important for buyers and sellers in the Vista housing market to understand the rec...
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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)
Why "ADU Magazine" Loves CREST BACKYARD HOMESWe were honored to have been selected as a feature article for ADU Magazine. There is definitely an ever increasing interest and demand forBACKYARD HOMES and it doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon. In fact statistics show that even in light of all the COVID concerns, permits for them are doubling and tripling throughout the State and spreading like a wind fanned fire throughout most of the Country. With the lack of adequate land availability, let alone the high premiums developers have to pay for the dirt, coupled with stifling if not prohibitive developmental and envrionmental impact fees, out of control and over inflated material costs, the overwhelming shortage of qualified and experienced labor along with our younger generation...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of my Vista Home? Vista Home Sales for June 2021 The community of Vista is located inland in North San Diego County, bordering Carlsbad, Oceanside and San Marcos. Vista offers diverse housing opportunities in tract home communities, rental complexes and 55+ communities, as well in rural settings with large lots and in many cases great views.  Vista offers mixed use and agricultural areas, plus a growing and changing downtown with a wide range of shopping and dining opportunities and services.  Major commuting routes (the 15 and 78 freeways) are readily accessible, and there is a wonderful Farmers Market every Saturday at the Vista Courthouse Complex – it’s definitely worth visiting. It’s important for buyers and sellers in the Vista housing market to understand the rece...
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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)
Free ADU ZOOM Webinar presented by The North San Diego County Realtors.  I reailze this meeting conflicts with the weekly AR ZOOM meetint but I didn't have anything to do with the scheduling so I'm hoping I'm not stepping on anyone's toes. I really enjoy your weekly meetings and getting to know all you wonderful folks. If anyone can join us you will find it very timely and informative if you or any of your clients thinking about adding an ADU to your property. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about this event.  The NSDR will be hosting a free ZOOM Webinar on Tuesday, June 22 at 10:30am. All Real Estate Professionals, lenders, appraisers, home inspectors, property/homeowners and investors are welcome to attend. You don't have to be a real estate professional to part...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of my Vista Home?Vista Home Sales for May 2021 The community of Vista is located inland in North San Diego County, bordering Carlsbad, Oceanside and San Marcos.  Vista offers diverse housing opportunities in tract home communities, rental complexes and 55+ communities, as well in rural settings with large lots and in many cases great views.  Vista offers mixed use and agricultural areas, plus a growing and changing downtown with a wide range of shopping and dining opportunities and services.  Major commuting routes (the 15 and 78 freeways) are readily accessible, and there is a terrific Farmers Market on Saturdays at the Vista Courthouse Complex – it’s definitely worth visiting regularly. It’s important for buyers and sellers in the Vista housing market to understand th...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Enjoy the Rural Lifestyle in Buena Creek~ 1009 Valley Crest Drive,Vista ~ Not interested in a tract home in a subdivision? Looking for a spacious lot in a semi-rural area in Vista?  Would you like to live in Buena Creek? If so, you'll love this 3 bedroom and 2 bath Midcentury-style single story home on a fully-fenced and gated 1/2 acre in the popular Buena Creek area of Vista. You can enjoy the country-living feel yet be close to shopping, dining, major commuting routes, the weekly Vista Farmers Market at the Courthouse Complex, the growing Vista downtown area, and the Buena Creek Sprinter (light rail) station.   1009 Valley Crest Drive is on a quiet lane, and is a rare offering that affords you the opportunity to truly enjoy the indoor/outdoor Southern California lifestyle - relax on y...
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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)
FORBES Magazine &  CREST “BACKYARD” Homes  On ADA Accessible ADU’S We recently had the opportunity to speak with Forbes Magazine about ADA compliant Accessory Dwelling Units. At 75 years old and getting younger by the day this is naturally a very interesting and important topic that won't be going away anytime soon. There have been 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 for the past 10 years and another 10,000 a day for the next 10. Stepping on the heels of the Baby Boom Generation is the coming Mellineal Boom with another 80 or so million. This is a staggering 150 million people that will be reaching their golden years for decades to come.  Trends and social norms have changed since the '60's and the World War II "Greatest Generation" whose ultimate ambition was to cash out of their paid off 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 Vista Home?Vista Home Sales for April 2021 The community of Vista is inland in North San Diego County, and borders Carlsbad, Oceanside and San Marcos.  You'll find diverse housing in tract home communities, rental complexes and 55+ communities, as well in rural areas. There are mixed use and agricultural areas, plus a growing and changing downtown offering a wide range of shopping, dining and services.  Major commuting routes (the 15 and 78 freeways) are nearby, and there is the wonderful Vista Farmers Market on Saturdays at the Courthouse Complex – it's definitely worth visiting regularly. It’s important for buyers and sellers in the Vista housing market to understand recent trends, and current local market conditions, in order to make informed decisions about bu...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of my Vista Home?Vista Home Sales Report for March 2021 The community of Vista is inland in North San Diego County, bordering Carlsbad, Oceanside and San Marcos. Vista offers diverse housing in tract home communities, rental complexes and 55+ communities, as well in rural settings.  There are mixed use and agricultural areas, plus a growing and changing downtown offering a wide range of shopping, dining and services.  Major commuting routes (the 15 and 78 freeways) are nearby, and there is a terrific Farmers Market on Saturdays at the courthouse complex – definitely worth visiting regularly. It’s important for buyers and sellers in the Vista housing market to understand recent trends and current local market conditions in order to make informed decisions about buying 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 Vista Home?Vista Real Estate Market in February 2021 The community of Vista is inland in North San Diego County, bordering Carlsbad, Oceanside and San Marcos. Vista offers diverse housing in tract home communities, rental complexes and 55+ communities, as well in rural settings.  There are mixed use and agricultural areas, plus a growing and changing downtown offering a wide range of shopping, dining and services. The Moonlight Amphitheater offers outdoor stage productions and concerts) near the Village and has been a popular area attraction for years (well, not in 2020 and we’ll see about 2021!) It’s important for buyers and sellers in the Vista housing market to understand recent trends and current local market conditions in order to make informed decisions abou...
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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 Welcomes Lenska Bracknell To Our Growing Team!As the ole saying goes "All Good Things Take Time". I've known Lenska, also an Active Rain member,  since the '08 real estate meltdown and recession. During that time I had the privilege of getting to know her not only as a real estate broker and investor but as a great friend. I had the privilege of meeting and getting to know her at some of her monthly Real Estate Rehab Field trips for newbie investors looking to get into the Fix and Flip biz. I was extremely impressed with her depth of knowledge and all the information she so generously shared with so many new investors trying to figure out how to enter what would become a construction rebound and fantastic real estate investment opportunity for so many. A few years...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of my Vista Home?Vista Home Sales for January 2021 Vista is an inland community in North San Diego County, bordering Carlsbad, Oceanside and San Marcos. Vista offers diverse housing in tract home communities, rental complexes and 55+ communities, as well in rural settings.  There are mixed use and agricultural areas, plus a growing and changing downtown offering a wide range of shopping, dining and services. The Moonlight Amphitheater offers outdoor stage productions and concerts) near the Village and has been a popular area attraction for years (well, not in 2020 - we’ll see what happens in 2021!) It’s important for buyers and sellers in the Vista housing market to understand recent trends and current local market conditions in order to make informed decisions about bu...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of my Vista Home?Vista Home Sales for December 2020 Vista is an inland community in North San Diego County, bordering Carlsbad, Oceanside and San Marcos. Vista offers diverse housing in tract home communities, rental complexes, and 55+ communities, as well in rural settings with large lots.  There are mixed use and agricultural areas, plus a growing and changing downtown offering a wide range of shopping, dining and services. The Moonlight Amphitheater offers outdoor stage productions and concerts) near the Village and has been a popular area attraction for years (well, not in 2020 and we’ll see about 2021!) It’s important for buyers and sellers in the Vista housing market to understand recent trends and current local market conditions in order to make informed decision...
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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)
 ADU 4U? First Official HUD Manufactured ADU Installed in San Diego THE LEUCADIAN: 12x36, 432sf, 1bd/1bth Silvercrest HUD Manufactured ADUWe're receiving several requests for examples of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) aka BACKYARD HOMES. We will be featuring ongoing videos, photos and virtual tours of our projects for AR members who are interested in this fast moving business. Also should anyone have any questions, information or contributions please don't hesitate to share them on this or any other posts past, present and future.  You can also post them to our ADU 4U? Group link as well. There's a plethora of knowledge and information out there on every aspect of this budding cottage industry (pun intended) quickly becoming a major growth industry. So please don't hesitate to share. On...
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