San Diego Coastal Real Estate Blog

  • 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...

  • Houzz.com Study Says Homeowners Value Looks More Than Vacations

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Does your home look the way you want it to?  Are you interested in making changes?  If you answered yes to the second question, you are not alone. A recent survey of 29,127 respondents sponsored by Houzz, a premier home design and remodeling res...

  • Open House Success Begins with Trust

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    When you are buying a home or listing your home for sale, you have a lot to consider. If you are buying, you will no doubt be viewing and walking through many houses in search for the one that makes you feel “at home.” If you are selling your hom...

  • Swim Safely & Securely This Summer

    BY Jason Richards, San Diego Real Estate

    Summer is here, bringing with it beautiful sunshine, warm weather and children with a lot of free time on their hands.  Much of that time is likely to be spent swimming, whether at the beach or a local pool, and so some reminders on safety tips are ...