Carlsbad Real Estate Blog  

May 31

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Carlsbad tends to have a limited number of ocean front condos when compared with other beach towns in San Diego county.  The large majority of these condos are located on the street called "The Strand" is where you will find the most amazing properties located on the beach.  This street ends at a certain point and the street called "South Pacific Street" becomes the small section where you will also find very nice beach front homes and condos.  Located towards the very end of Pacific Street where it meets Carlsbad Blvd is the last beach front condo building commonly known as Las Brisas.  We typically call this type of location as an end unit location which means you get to enjoy direct ocean views as well as side views of the Carlsbad coastline.  These

Apr 29

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Carlsbad is a really great place to live with a wide range of properties to choose from.  These will range to small beach bungalows near the beach to awesome water view residential condos overlooking the Lagoon and Pacific Ocean.  The Carlsbad area is also home to a lot of golf courses as well with many condo buildings enjoying wonderful golf course view condos.  There are some really great buildings to choose from if you know where to look.  Here is our quick guide to the best Carlsbad golf course view condos for sale.

The first place we recommend are the condos located around the Omni La Costa Resort golf course.  There is a small section of residential condos that sit directly in the middle of the golf course as pictured below that can offers some

Mar 29

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The Buena Vista Lagoon area covers a large body of water that separates the cities of Carlsbad and Oceanside, California.  You would expect a lot of homes to be built around the Lagoon but surprisingly there is a limited number of single family homes built in this area.  A new listing has just come on the market next to the Lagoon and appears to be a rare opportunity to own a water front home with a lot of land attached to it.  The three bedroom, three bath home features a total of three bedrooms, three baths with an approximate 2,271 square feet of living space and is on the market for sale for $5.6 million dollars.  So I'm sure you are asking why this home is so expensive when it only features three bedrooms and under 2,300 square feet.  The answer to

Feb 28

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One of the best places to find water view condos is in the area surrounding the Agua Hedionda Lagoon.  There are a number of condo buildings in this area that has incredible views that can come with a boat slip as well.  View properties in this area often don't come on the market that often so act quickly if you see a home or condo that appeals to you.  A perfect example of view condos that you can find here are the condos located at 4747 Marina Drive.  This is a good size building in the Lagoon area that features an approximate 30 condos.  

A new listing just came on the market that happens to be located on the upper penthouse level #30 and is currently listed for sale at $1,250,000.  The two bedroom, two bath condo features an approximate 1,248

Jan 26

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We recently received a call from one of our clients that was interested in putting her home on the market.  The home had been a rental for about 20 years but was still in relatively good condition.  One of her friends indicated to her that she should sell the property "as-is" so she would not have to worry about fixing any repairs, etc to the home.  She asked me if I thought this was a good idea and I said buyers can look at this one of two ways.  First, when a home is being advertised for sale in "as-is" condition some buyers believe that the home will need a lot of work which the owner is not willing to do.  I have to admit when I hear that phrase I often wonder myself if there are any repairs that need to be made.  There is another set of buyers that

Dec 23

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The rental market this year has been very busy with a limited number of homes on the market which has caused a huge demand for those looking to find affordable housing in the Carlsbad area.  One unique neighborhood to keep an eye out for would be the Cherry Tree Walk community that is located in the upscale Aviara section of Carlsbad.  The great thing about this community is that you can still find a two bedroom condo that is listed for rent for under $3,000 a month which can be hard to find in todays market.  A new 2 bedroom listing just came on the market 4 days ago and is currently listed at $2,950 a month.  It features an approximate 1,105 square feet built in 2000 and comes with an attached two car garage.  The property comes unfurnished and is ready

Nov 18

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One of the more difficult places to find a rental in the Carlsbad area is a small condo community called Villas De La Costa.  The location is near the La Costa Oaks South area right off Rancho Santa Fe Road in Carlsbad that was newly built back in 2005.  These is a very popular place to live with two story three bedroom homes that often come with an attached two car garage and modern amenities found on the interior of the properties.  These are technically considered a townhome with the multi-level living spaces that often include a family room, kitchen, dining room, primary suite with two additional bedrooms.  The nice thing about these homes when they were built is that some owners added additional CAR5 wiring in the rooms for better internet throughout

Oct 28

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The La Costa Resort condo sales have been strong this year in 2021 with 13 properties having closed escrow as of writing this article. The lowest priced sale was a one bedroom condo that sold for $300,000 on 04/13/21.  The property was originally asking $325,000 and ended up selling for $25,000 less after being on the market for 21 days.  The most expensive sale was a two bedroom master suite condo that sold for $960,000 which was one of the 5 highest priced sales that have occurred in the Villas according to our multiple listing service.  A lot of the condo that sold this year were only on the market for less than one week while others took several months to sell even in a hot market.  One of the reasons for this is that buyers often don't understand how

Sep 29

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There are a lot of buyers looking at manufactured homes in the Carlsbad area that soon learn that there is often a space rent or land lease fee associated with the property.  Some of the senior communities for those older than 55 years of age have very attractive real estate prices which generates a lot of interest.  For example, some manufactured homes will be priced in the $200,000 range and be within walking distance to beach which sounds like a really great value until you learn that the space rent on these homes can often be more than $2,000 a month.  Overall, this still isn't too bad of a deal since renting a home in the Carlsbad area can easily cost you at least $2,000 or more depending on where you live.  In any case, many buyers are looking for

Aug 30

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One of the exciting brand new community is the Laguna Row community in Carlsbad, California.  These are new construction homes built in 2021 that have generated a lot of attention activity since they were first released about 45 days ago.  The residential condos that have been released have all been 3 bedrooms residential condos with a variety of floor plans that have started from 1,535 to 1,651 square feet.  As you can expect with this crazy real estate market all 8 properties that have been released for sale have already received offers and are currently in-escrow.  There are a lot of buyers looking for high quality homes in the Carlsbad area and these sure fit that criteria.

Real Estate prices for the Laguna Sur community currently start from

Jul 29

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The Carlsbad Real Estate market like most other markets in California has really seen a surge in real estate prices over the past year.  It's been really amazing to watch as homes that used to be hard to sell and selling within a matter of days with real estate prices going higher and faster than a lot of buyers have ever seen.  Some homes in the Carlsbad area have dramatically gone up in price and for those who have flipping properties over the past 12 months have been extremely lucky in the timing of all of this.  The real question that everyone is thinking is how much longer will this real estate boom last?  In order to try and figure out this answer it's important to understand how we got here.

In 2008, we saw the real estate economy collapse and

Jun 29

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One of my favorite neighborhoods in all of Carlsbad is the Bay Collection community.  The homes located here are grand and have a lot of architectural style to them.  As you can imagine these homes rarely come on the open market with a limited number of rental homes available for lease at any given time.  A new rental listing just came on the market 5 days in the Bay Collection and has a lot to offer for it's $6,500 a month rental price.  The home features a total of four bedrooms, four and a half baths with an approximate 2,964 square feet of living space according to our multiple listing service.  Featured in this home is an attached two car garage, 4 en-suite bedrooms which means each bedroom has it's own private bath.  In addition there is a main

May 26

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Carlsbad has had a number of a number of brand new construction homes and communities that have been built in the last several years.  One of the biggest communities was the Robertson Ranch neighborhood which featured upscale homes located in 4 different neighborhoods to choose from.  There have also been several smaller neighborhoods that has been built in the last several years with a variety of detached single family homes to residential townhouses and condos.  There are many owners who buy these newer homes as investment properties and quickly rent them out after making a purchase.  These are great properties to find for lease since you are moving into a home that potentially has never been lived in.

We did a quick search and didn't find any brand

Apr 29

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One of the most exciting places to find brand new construction homes is the One Oak community.  The properties are being built by Shea Homes with the first homes being built in 2018 with more homes under construction.  This is a popular area in the Olivenhain area of Encinitas that is being promoted as an upscale neighborhood with beautiful Mediterranean style designed homes.  The timing is absolutely perfect for these homes being built since there are so many buyers in the current real estate market looking for a home.  It's not surprising that 8 of the 9 homes currently on the market have received offers and are currently in-escorw.

Real Estate prices currently start at $1,795,000 for a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home with an approximate 4,956 square feet

Mar 30

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There is a community in Carlsbad that is gaining a lot of popularity that is commonly known as the Kensington at the Square condo community.  The homes were first built starring in 2019 and have continued through 2020 with many condos already sold.  Real Estate prices have consistently sold for under $900,000 in the last year which is a tremendous value for a 3 bedroom condo in the Palomar Airport area of Carlsbad.  in 2021 we have seen 8 listings come on the market with 7 of them selling between $580,000 to $899,000 and with one pending sale at a list price of $929,000.  The big range in pricing may be in part due to the pandemic which saw real estate prices stagnate for the first month or so during the lockdown period and then slowly build up as time

Feb 28

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Carlsbad has a wide range of rentals from luxury ocean view condos to large two story estate homes.  One of the more requested type of home are those properties located on one story.  It seems like this is becoming the trend as more and more people are looking for homes that accommodate a main floor bedroom which are incorporated into single level properties.  Carlsbad has so many great communities it would be hard to explain every single neighborhood where you could find one story homes.  With that being said some of the more popular places to look for detached single family homes would be like the La Costa area of Carlsbad.  There are many great one story properties located here that often come with a good lot size especially if it's an older home.

Jan 2

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Located in our neighboring city of Encinitas is a brand new community that is being built that is grabbing a lot of attention.  The community name is Fox Point Farms and it will feature a total of 250 homes in the coastal Encinitas area.  The really cool part about this community is that the architecture will take on the farm theme and 40 of the 250 homes will be dedicated to lower income families as well.  The homes have yet to be built but there is already a demand for these homes and we are excited to start seeing these homes being built.  The location of this neighborhood is expected to be located near the interested of Leucadia Blvd and Quail Gardens Drive which is a location that is a short driving distance to the 5 freeway and the beach.  


Dec 31

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The real estate market in Carlsbad remains to be very strong with some really amazing properties selling this year.  We are very optimistic for 2021 as long as interest rates remain low and the demand for housing remains high.  The 3 highest sales this year ranged between $3,450,000 to $3,500,000 with a brief description of each of these properties.  We look forward to assisting you in 2021. The highest sale this year in Carlsbad was located at 7151 Latitude Lane and sold for $3.5 million on 10/02/2020.  This was a rather large house with an approximate 9,728 square feet and a total of 8 bedrooms and an 8 car garage according to our multiple listing service.  The home was only on the market for 26 days and sold down from the original list price of

Nov 30

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One of the great places to find rental homes near the beach is the Hanover Beach Colony community.  It's hard to get much closer to the beach from this neighborhood as it's just steps to the sandy beach and the Pacific Ocean.  Rental properties don't come on the market that often here that often and typically rent out during a short period of time.  A new rental listing just came on the market that features a total of 3 bedrooms with an approximate 2,142 square feet of living space.  It's listed for lease at $4,950 and is available for at least a minimum of a 6 month lease and may be rented unfurnished.  It will become available at the beginning of January 2021 and should go quick considering it's prime location near the beach.

In the last 12 months

Oct 31

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We get a lot of calls from clients looking for manufactured homes.  The problem that many run into is that many of the homes are located on lease land.  That means you don't own the land that is underneath the house and the monthly fee's for leasing it can be expensive.  For example, communities like Lakeshore Gardens has a land lease or commonly referred to as space rent for over $2,000 a month.  This is on top of any mortgage payments you may have if you are getting a loan.  Because of this we have a lot of clients looking for manufactured home communities where you own the land.  Carlsbad has a couple different neighborhoods like Solamar that is located directly across the beach but has very limited inventory and real estate prices that are typically

Listing information last updated on June 28th, 2022 at 11:30pm PDT.