San Diego Coastal Real Estate Blog

  • Surfing Madonna Example of Encinitas Underground Art

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Image Creates Controversy The so called “Surfing Madonna” of Encinitas portrays the iconic Virgin of Guadalupe riding a surfboard.  This 10 foot by 10 foot mosaic was created by Mark Patterson.  The artist mounted the work on the pillar of a...

  • San Diego Housing Market Moving Towards Full Recovery

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Recent statistics indicate that the San Diego housing market is showing strong signs of recovery, a promising development for local home builders and real estate companies. According to the San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR), unit sales for ...

  • How Lenders Determine What a Homebuyer Can Borrow

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    If you’re thinking about purchasing a home, one of the first things you should do is go to a lender to get pre-approved. This will determine how much money you can borrow for a mortgage. This will also help you filter your home search by sale pr...

  • New Home Sales Jump 7.6% In May

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    New Home Market Shows a Clear Improvement Sales of new homes in May reached the highest level seen in two years.  The market rose 7.6% from the figures for April.  After making seasonal adjustments, the numbers came in at 369,000 if such trends ...

  • Olivenhain, CA, History and Facts

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    An introduction to Olivenhain Olivenhain (pronounced Oh-LEE-ven-hine) is one of five neighborhoods in Encinitas. Today, Olivenhain spans from San Elijo Lagoon in the south, along both sides of Rancho Santa Fe Road and Manchester Avenue, out past the...

  • Short Sales & HAFA Changes – How They Impact You

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Public awareness of real estate short sales has shown a marked increase in the last few years. As homeowners seek to lessen their financial burdens in hard economic times, the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative (HAFA) was created and has since ...

  • Megahomes Make a Comeback

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    The real estate market is making a two-part split. Wealthy home buyers are growing stronger at the top of the market, while the remainder of the real estate market is still having financial trouble. High-end real estate is in no danger of being ex...

  • Moonlight State Beach – Encinitas

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Popular Spot for Tourists and Residents Moonlight Beach a state park along the California coast within the City of Encinitas. The name derives from the habit that local residents got into around 1900 of having midnight picnics on the sand on moonl...

  • QR Codes and You – Scan One Now & See

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Have you noticed the odd bar code boxes showing up on real estate signage and flyers lately? Do you recognize them as QR codes? Are you shaking your head wondering what a QR code actually is and does? Do you have a smartphone? A QR code is very si...

  • San Diego Home Inventory and Market Conditions Update!

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    It almost feels like 2005 again as the current San Diego home inventory of available homes continues to drop down to 6,519 units available.  Listings are getting multiple offers, buyers ae getting frustrated as the ability to take advantage of th...