Everything is pointing at 2015 being a good year for real estate in San Diego.

Rates should stay low, however finance experts believe that rates San Diego Feb RE Statswon’t go any lower. Thats a good sign that buyers will get off the fence and buy while rates are at their lowest, which means more sales, more listings, more new construction and an increase in values. I am not expecting a crazy spike in the market but I am expecting a gradual 5% increase in values this year.

Here is the proof in the pudding!  Pending Sales increased 12.8 percent for homes last month and 2.9 percent for Condos. Inventory decreased 16.8 percent, meaning less inventory and more demand. The Median Sales Price was up 5.3 percent to $500,000 for Homes and 10.0 percent to $332,000 for Condos. These are great signs for the market.

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Here is a list of some of the newest Encinitas Real Estate for Sale.

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(all data current as of 3/6/2015)

  1. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,394 sq ft
  2. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,199 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
  3. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,831 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,300 sqft
  4. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,883 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,999 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,394 sq ft
    Lot size: 5.83 ac
  6. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,849 sq ft
  7. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,555 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,102 sqft
  8. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,056 sq ft

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    Buyers often ask themselves: “Am I going to save money by searching for a home on my own and buying that home through the listing agent?”Save Money When buying a house

    Actually… it can sometimes save you money, that’s if the listing agent is willing to break the law and give up his fiduciary duty to his seller to represent them to the best of his ability. Yes the law says that us agents are allowed to assist both sides, but how can someone negotiate to the best of their ability for both sides of a transaction? Yes, I have seen these scenarios be successful, however it will only work if the agent steps out of the way and allows the buyer and seller to negotiate amongst themselves, however most sellers are not going to hire an agent that’s not going to negotiate for them. Therefore this scenario just doesn’t work.

    9 out of 10 times you are going to save more money by hiring an experienced buyers agent vs calling the listing agent!

    Given that Buying a house is most likely the biggest investment that you will ever make… wouldn’t you want someone to be in your corner and know that they are looking out for your best interest? Someone that is going to go to battle for you at the negotiating table?

    So, why do you need to hire a buyers agent?

    Well… you need someone who will help you understand the process, and how to keep you protected throughout this purchase. Before purchasing, your buyers agent will find you properties that match your criteria, send them to you and plan viewings, all according to your schedule. Once you find your dream home, your buyers agent will negotiate for you to make sure that you get the best possible price and terms.  They will research the property to find any known issues about the house, also advise on inspections, so hopefully you will not have any unexpected surprises in the future.

    Other key questions, such as: ‘How long as the house been on the market? What’s the current market like? Is there other offers on the house? If so, how can we make our offer more attractive?  Is there any contingencies?’ These questions can become very difficult to answer by yourself. Trust our experienced team to help you. Call us or reach us through our website. We would love to help. (Start your home search now) or scroll down to see our newest listings.

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    See all Real Estate in city of Encinitas.
    (all data current as of 3/5/2015)

    1. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
      Home size: 1,394 sq ft
    2. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
      Home size: 2,199 sq ft
      Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    3. 4 beds, 2 full baths
      Home size: 1,831 sq ft
      Lot size: 7,300 sqft
    4. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
      Home size: 1,883 sq ft
      Lot size: 3,999 sqft
    5. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
      Home size: 3,176 sq ft
      Lot size: 7,840 sqft
    6. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
      Home size: 1,394 sq ft
      Lot size: 5.83 ac
    7. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
      Home size: 1,849 sq ft

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      2014 seemed much like a recovery year here in San Diego because it wasn’t quite the same drastic climb we saw in 2013. But it definitely wasn’t a recovery year at all, it was a shift to be a stable market. We went from a market that was drastically under-supplied to a market that is reaching its equilibrium. And we believe it took a year to hit that mark and now we are ready to make that steady climb with December stats showing just that.Dec_2014_Stats

      Pending sales in Dec increased 14%, and inventory decreased 11.4%.

      The Median Sales price was up 7.5% and days on market decreased 9.6%.

      This is a great sign for whats ahead. What’s also helping this market is that interest rates remain low, which nobody expected. Our forecast for this year is great and we expect to see a steady growth through 2015.

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      Here are a few of the most recent listing to hit the San Diego Real Estate market!

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      (all data current as of 3/5/2015)

      1. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 1,394 sq ft
      2. 2 beds, 2 full baths
        Home size: 1,344 sq ft
        Lot size: 3,999 sqft
      3. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 2,199 sq ft
        Lot size: 7,405 sqft
      4. 4 beds, 2 full baths
        Home size: 1,831 sq ft
        Lot size: 7,300 sqft
      5. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 1,883 sq ft
        Lot size: 3,999 sqft
      6. 1 bed, 1 full bath
        Home size: 577 sq ft
      7. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 1,394 sq ft
        Lot size: 5.83 ac
      8. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 1,849 sq ft
      9. 3 beds, 2 full baths
        Home size: 1,056 sq ft
      10. 4 beds, 3 full baths
        Home size: 2,299 sq ft
        Lot size: 10,889 sqft

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        San Diego September Real Estate update

        Some areas throughout San Diego County are still recovering from a slow patch we had over the first 2 quarters of this year, but if you look at Sept Market Updatethe San Diego real estate market as a whole, you will see some empowering signs. One of the biggest signs that we are now in a Balanced market is that we are seeing the amount of new listing decrease 6.5% which is great because we were at year high of 3.4 months of inventory. Whenever there is too much inventory that when we see prices decline. Another very important number to watch is the number of New Pendings, this month we are up 1.8% from this time last year which is a fantastic sign that buyers are getting off the fence and taking advantage of these great interest rates.

        Once again interest rates are lower than they were this time last year and whats even more impressive is that there are no signs that the Feds will be raising rates soon. Some other numbers worth noting… we are still up over 8% from last year at this time when it comes to Median Sales Price, however we have seen the amount of closing decrease by 23.7%.


        Sustainable job growth, low interest rates, and a good amount of inventory to choose from seems to have caught the attention of buyers.

        We have seen a spike in activity this month from our marketing efforts and the same goes with our affiliated mortgage lenders. We have seen a spike in activity on the website and just overall buyer activity which is a great sign for a good 4th quarter. We are expecting to see this balanced real estate market continue for quite some time.

        Start your home search here!

        Here are some of the newest listings in San Diego:

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        (all data current as of 3/5/2015)

        1. 3 beds, 2 full baths
          Home size: 2,080 sq ft
          Lot size: 12,100 sqft
        2. 2 beds, 2 full baths
          Home size: 961 sq ft
        3. 4 beds, 2 full baths
          Home size: 1,292 sq ft
          Lot size: 7,499 sqft
        4. 1 bed, 1 full bath
          Home size: 658 sq ft
        5. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
          Home size: 5,031 sq ft
          Lot size: 1.08 ac

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          Have you thought about buying a house vs buying a condo?

          For some people this choice is easy… if you want to live downtown well you better be ok with a condo, and if you want to live in the countryside well you better be ok with a house. However… what happens when you are in an area that has a great mix of both condos/townhomes and detached homes… which is the case a lot of the times here in San Diego.

          House vs Condo in San Diego!East Village

          So how do you determine whether a condo or house is better fit for you. Lets weigh the pros and cons. Lets assume you have selected the area you want to live, the size of the house you need, and the condition you want the house to be in. Now lets assume that your criteria is giving you the option to buy either a house or a condo. Now ask yourself these questions:

          1. - Do you need a large yard?
          2. - Do you personally want to maintain your landscaping?
          3. - Do you mind having neighbors close by?
          4. - Do you mind having neighbors beings able to see you in your backyard?
          5. - Do you not want a community pool?
          6. - Do you have more than one large pet?

          If you answered No to more than 3 of these questions then you should definitely be considering a condo.

          Yes there are great benefits of owning a house, however a lot of people absolutely write off the idea of owning a condo for no apparent reason besides that its a condo. I want to highlight some of the benefits of owning a townhome/condo. First off you will belong to an association (HOA) and yes you will have HOA Dues of  most likely around $150 – $375 a month, however people don’t realize how much an HOA actually saves you. Lets look at some of the items you would need to be paying if you owned a home that does not have an HOA vs a condo that does.

          If you owned a home you would be paying for: Landscaper $60-$120 a month, Pool maintenance $100 a month, homeowners insurance would be at least an additional $60 a month, yearly termite inspection/maintenance ($150 a year), putting back reserves for future maintenance or upgrades (Est. $50 month). That alone adds up to  $342.50 a month and this is on the safe side.

          Some other features that a lot of condos offer which is included in their HOAs are: Gym, BBQ Areas, Parks, Dog areas, Water & Trash, Exterior building maintenance such as power-washing the sidewalks and homes, roof maintenance,  security guards, RV parking and the list goes on.

          Another factor to consider is the affordability factor. Condos are always going to be more affordable than a detached house.

          So! With that all said would you consider a townhome? Search San Diego Condos here: Search for San Diego Condos

           

          See all Real Estate in city of San Diego.
          (all data current as of 3/5/2015)

          1. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
            Home size: 1,444 sq ft
            Lot size: 3,999 sqft
          2. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
            Home size: 1,205 sq ft
          3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
            Home size: 1,111 sq ft
            Lot size: 4.00 ac
          4. 3 beds, 3 full baths
            Home size: 1,101 sq ft
          5. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
            Home size: 1,185 sq ft
          6. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
            Home size: 1,336 sq ft
          7. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
            Home size: 1,390 sq ft
          8. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
            Home size: 1,268 sq ft
          9. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
            Home size: 1,476 sq ft
          10. 3 beds, 2 full baths
            Home size: 1,260 sq ft

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            At a little bit of a surprise the real estate market in San Diego county has slowed just about across the board, with some areas doing better than others, but if you look at San Diego County as a whole then we have some pretty staggering numbers. The most staggering of the statistics is the decrease in closed sales, being down -23.4% compared to this time last year. On the flipside the average sales price is up 8.7% compared to this time last year. The next 2 stats that we like to look at is the amount of homes coming on the market vs the number of homes going into escrow or in contract. As of today we are seeing a 3.8% increase in new listings going on the market, and a 3.7% decrease in the amount of homes going Pending (Into Escrow). That tells us one thing, more inventory and less demand for that inventory.

            San Diego Market update August 2014

            San Diego Market update August 2014

            I do want to point out a few things that I am seeing as a Realtor looking at the market everyday. We are seeing a lot of overpriced properties hit the market, basically sellers being unrealistic and or just dreaming that they can get more for their property than what it is worth. On the flip side we are seeing a lot of buyers sitting on the sidelines because they think prices are too high and or interest rates are too high. Yes prices are up but we are not going to see a market crash anytime soon so if you are waiting for prices to fall… I would move on from that dream. To a lot of peoples surprise, interest rates are down 0.32 then this time last year. These are historic rates make it for a great time to buy.

            Sellers:
            I urge sellers not to take this market for granted, yes prices are up and the market is still doing well, however if you aren’t realistic about the value of your home its not going to sell. And if you don’t price your property to be the next to sell home in your area, you might miss out on the opportunity to sell your home all together. I also urge you to hire an agent that will actually advertise your home, if you are interested in seeing what a true real estate marketing plan looks like, please feel free to reach out to us.

            Buyers:
            One of the greatest things about todays market is there is actually inventory to choose from, meaning you can find that dream home and not have 20 other buyers going after it. Plus buyers are back in the driver seats and able to negotiate. I highly recommend buying right now before interest rates go up. I also highly recommend utilizing the talents of a real estate agent like myself, allow me to go to battle for you and negotiate a great deal for you.

            If you have any Real Estate question at all, please feel free to reach out to us.
            Joseph Arendsen – The Arendsen Group – 888.503.3117

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              Did you know that Fallbrook is known for its Mediterranean climate?

              Fallbrook is a North County San Diego community which is located just 26 miles east of the Pacific Ocean and is known for its rich soil and lush land.

              To find out more information about Fallbrook Community visit our community page here!

              fallbrook avocado festival

              fallbrook avocado festival

              Because of the communities’ healthy soil, Fallbrook is long known to be a center of agriculture in San Diego. Avocado groves grow in the area abundantly. In fact, Fallbrook is known as the “Avocado Capital of the World”. This title is being celebrated annually in the downtown area.

              The soils of Fallbrook does not only grow avocados, it was rich with gems and minerals too once upon a time! Fallbrook used to ship minerals worldwide such as the colored tourmaline. The museum on Alvarado Street named Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society holds a lot of the interesting facts about the history of mining in Fallbrook. Although Fallbrook community is known for it’s agriculturally rich land, it has been known in the past twenty years as a center for the arts too. There are schools for art majors, dancing, famous art galleries and is always hosting concerts by visiting symphonies.

              Fallbrook Community

              Our own Joseph Arendsen volunteering at Reins Ranch helping children with special needs in Fallbrook

              Our own Joseph Arendsen volunteering at Reins Ranch helping children with special needs in Fallbrook

              The Fallbrook community is surrounded by mountains and is gifted with panoramic view of nature preserves such as hills, trees like ancient oak trees and rivers. Just like the Bonsall community, Fallbrook is also equipped with equestrian facilities.

              Aside from farmers, and small businessmen, there are also a lot of seniors who choose Fallbrook as their retirement place. While the area is filled with beautiful villages in a rural atmosphere, the main reason why this is a favorite retirement place is because of the lovely climate and the absence of urban sprawl. And because the area doesn’t suffer the drawbacks of an urban sprawl, residents can build a home in a 5 to 10 acre lots planting Avocado groves on the sides.

              These are only a few of the important things to know Fallbrook community. So if you think about retiring or buying a house here and possibly fill it with Avocado trees, visit our Fallbrook Real Estate page here. And if you are looking for a great Real Estate Agent in Fallbrook make sure to give us a call.

              See all Real Estate in Fallbrook community.
              (all data current as of 3/5/2015)

              1. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
                Home size: 3,601 sq ft
                Lot size: 1.03 ac
              2. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
                Home size: 1,710 sq ft
              3. 3 beds, 3 full baths
                Home size: 2,299 sq ft
                Lot size: 10,890 sqft
              4. 5 beds, 3 full baths
                Home size: 3,323 sq ft
                Lot size: 24,829 sqft
              5. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
                Home size: 1,977 sq ft
                Lot size: 28,314 sqft

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                Why live in Bonsall?

                Bonsall, CA is a community located in the foothills of North County San Diego County.

                To find out more information about Bonsall Community visit our community page here!

                Bonsall San Diego

                The land features of the Bonsall community consist of hills, valleys and drainage areas that explain the great amount of low density residential lots. Because of Bonsall’s vast amount of land, it is also distinguished with equestrian facilities and the San luis Rey downs Golf Course.

                Bonsall Community is bordered by these 4 San Diego Communities:

                Fallbrook (north), Oceanside (west), Valley Center (east) and Vista City (south). 

                Joseph Andersen New Listing

                As of 2014, the population of Bonsall community has 3,859 people amounting to a growth of 13.10% since the year 2000. This community has a livability score of 74% which means Bonsall  has a low crime rate, a stable housing market; has a high income percentage per resident, not to mention the all year round sunny weather and great breeze that comes through every evening.

                Low Crime Rate

                The community of Bonsall, California is safer than 97.3% of the cities in the nation and the crime rate is less than 87% of the cities in California. That means that you have a 1 in 1,065 chance in being a victim of a crime in this community.

                Stable Housing Market

                As of April –July 2014, the average listing price of a Bonsall, CA real estate is $1,143,442 while the sales price is averaging to $727,000. That shows a 2.2% growth in week over week for the listing price and a 21.1% growth in sales price for year over year. Right now, Bonsall has 103 homes for sale, 43 homes that are recently sold and 19 Foreclosures.

                Bonsall San Diego

                There are only a few condos in the Bonsall community; most are homes with big lots and a few condos near San Luis Rey Downs. This beautiful community has one main shopping center which is the River Village Plaza that can cater a family’s daily needs. Locals go to either Oceanside or Fallbrook for their other needs. Although the Bonsall community looks close to the ocean if you look at a map, it would actually take an individual at least 20 minutes to get to Oceanside beach.

                If you are are interested in Bonsall Real Estate make sure to reach out to us, “The Arendsen Group Real Estate” for all your real estate needs.

                See all Real Estate in Bonsall community.
                (all data current as of 3/5/2015)

                1. 2 beds, 2 full baths
                  Home size: 1,444 sq ft
                2. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
                  Home size: 3,600 sq ft
                  Lot size: 2.50 ac
                3. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
                  Home size: 1,352 sq ft
                  Lot size: 3,999 sqft
                4. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
                  Home size: 3,208 sq ft
                  Lot size: 1.17 ac
                5. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
                  Home size: 1,748 sq ft

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                  Leucadia is one of the beach communities in San Diego.

                  It is located in the North County Coastal and is in the city of Encinitas.

                  To find out more information about Carlsbad Valley visit our community page here!

                   

                  leucadia real estate

                  Unlike other beach communities in San Diego, Leucadia’s coasts aren’t that accessible. The beaches are located below cliffs and are only accessible in a few locations. You have to walk down a stairway to get to the beach that makes it exclusive for people especially to surfers who don’t like crowded places but the beach itself is marvelous. Coasts in Leucadia also give a sight for sunset.

                  There are three stairways leading to these popular beaches in Leucadia:

                  Grandview

                  Grandview

                  Beacon’s

                  Beacons

                  Stone Steps

                  Capture

                  These beaches don’t have the usual amenities like parking, lifeguards and bathrooms. So if you are an all conditions type of a person,  these beaches are for you!

                  One of a local favorite shops here in Leucadia, Encinitas is The Leucadia Donut Shoppe. It is located in Coast Hwy 101 and is owned by a couple named Tom and Emily. Though this shop is highly recommended because of their famous apple fritters, people are also recommending this shop because of the awesome customer service. Best to come here in the morning after surfing, paddling or even running!

                  If you are more into healthy stuff, then you can visit Haggo’s Organic Taco.

                  Leucadia is famous for its tree-lined streets and boulevards. It is also a favorite place for home designers to check out unusual home decors. One of its unusual stores is the Grounded, it sells home decors and gift ideas that are not the usual-but-fancy-stuff.

                  Encinitas city is a safe place as a whole and if you are more into the rugged life with an adaptive personality, Leucadia Encinitas is definitely the best place for you!

                  See all Real Estate in Leucadia community.
                  (all data current as of 3/5/2015)

                  1. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
                    Home size: 1,849 sq ft
                  2. 3 beds, 2 full baths
                    Home size: 1,346 sq ft
                    Lot size: 10,889 sqft

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                    The American Planning Association conducted a survey last May

                    and San Diego came up to be the Top choice for relocation!

                    To find out more information about San Diego communities, visit our community page here!

                    San-Diego-California-Health-Quotes

                    Among the 1,040 adults whose age are in between 21-65 joined the survey and 23% of them answered San Diego. Imagine beating New York, Boston, Denver and San Francisco respectively! This is good news to the people of San Diego especially to the San Diego Real Estate community. Housing costs, cost of living and the livability of San Diego were the main reasons why the surveyors chose San Diego. The demand is actually a surprise since San Diego is considered to be one of the cities that have the highest costs considering median home prices but then again, we are not nearly as high as New York and San Fran.

                    Former San Diego city planning director Bill Anderson said that San Diego’s reputation of having great schools and offering high quality education added to the reasons why more people are coming here to relocate. Sometime in between 2008-2013, there were an alarming number of people who moved outside of San Diego. Most of these people are aged 30-44. Kelly Cunningham, former chief economist and research director for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce said that this decline of home buyers was caused by the consistent rising of home prices in San Diego until the early months of 2013.

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                    The survey also found out that there are two types of people moving in in San Diego: The career builder and the retiree.

                    We don’t think this should be a surprise at all with all the beautiful places that San Diego has to offer. But now with big biotech companies and other industries moving to San Diego we are seeing a spike in relocations and in the demand for quality housing. Which is just all around a good sign for where the San Diego Real Estate market is heading.

                    If you want to know more about San Diego real estate or to look for your next home, search here.

                    See all Real Estate in city of San Diego.
                    (all data current as of 3/5/2015)

                    1. 2 beds, 2 full baths
                      Home size: 1,111 sq ft
                      Lot size: 4.00 ac
                    2. 3 beds, 2 full baths
                      Home size: 1,491 sq ft
                      Lot size: 21,780 sqft
                    3. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
                      Home size: 1,051 sq ft
                      Lot size: 7,499 sqft
                    4. 2 beds, 2 full baths
                      Home size: 1,036 sq ft
                    5. 3 beds, 3 full baths
                      Home size: 1,563 sq ft

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