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What’s Happening in Carlsbad This Week Ending 6-11-16?

Carlsbad is a fun place to work, play and live! Many come to build a life in one of the sun-kissed Carlsbad homes amidst the breathtaking Carlsbad real estate right along the beach. Many come to shop or catch some waves along miles of Carlsbad shoreline, and others come to work in paradise. Whatever it is that brings you here, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your time spent. Check out some of these great Carlsbad events happening this weekend!

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Adrienne Nims

Mediterranean Cafe | Friday, June 10 at 7pm

One of the best ways to get out on a Friday night is by going to see some live music, so hop out of your coastal Carlsbad home, and come see some of the best local music around. Adrienne Nims is a talented, versatile artist with great energy and passion. She works solo as well as with bands to create an unforgettable experience for anyone who wants to see for themselves.

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Golda’s Balcony

New Village Arts Theatre | Ongoing until Sunday, June 26, 2016 | Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm | Saturdays at 3pm & 8pm | Sundays at 2pm

The New Village Arts presents a drama by William Gibson about Golda Meir, the first female Prime Minister of Israel. The stage takes place on the eve of 1973 Yom Kippur War. As Golda draws nearer to the nuclear war, she reflects on her development, politically and spiritually. Rosina Reynolds plays Golda, directed by Todd Salovey. Tickets: $32-35 Buy them here.

 

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Coastal Communities Concert Band and Arizona Wind Symphony

Carlsbad Community Church | Sunday, June 12th from 2pm to 4pm

The Coastal Communities Band will be under the direction of Tom Cole, featuring vocalist Michael Ruhl. They will be joined by the Arizona Wind Symphony who will be under the direction of Bill Richardson. Together, they will perform a concert titled As You Like It. Music will be played from various genres including “El Camino Royale”, “Italian Rhapsody”, “St. Luis Blues”, “Appalachian Spring”, “Swing’s the Thing”, “March from 1941”, and “Sounds of Hollywood”. Tickets: $12-15

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Splash Into Summer

Alga Norte Aquatic Center | Saturday, June 11th from 5pm to 9pm

The aquatic center is starting off the summer with a preview of everything the center has to offer. This includes: classes, camps, movies and exciting summer fun events. Participants can swim in the heated pool, play on large inflatables, take a spin in the water balls and lay out on an air mattress in the instructional pool to watch a special presentation of A Bug’s Life, the Disney-Pixar movie. The center will also provide opportunities for all to learn about masters’ swim, water fitness classes, swimming lessons for all ages, individual and family passes, aquatic sports and junior lifeguarding camps. The fun starts at 5pm, and the movie begins at dusk. Tickets: $10/person. Kids ages 3 and under are free. What better way to have fun with the family out of the summer heat?

San Diego Beach Communities

San Diego is famous for our pristine beaches, laid back atmosphere and friendly people. More than 70 miles of beautiful blue oceans and average of 150 days of sunshine year-around. You can enjoy the surf and sand almost every day! For tourists and local people alike, our San Diego beaches are a magical place to spend time with family and friends. We also rank in the top 10 sunniest US cities. I live in Carlsbad and can personally say this is Nirvana! So grab your beach towels, slather on the sunscreen, and see why we are called “America’s Finest City”.

 

Carlsbad Real Estate

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Carlsbad, a coastal incorporated city, is located 35 miles north of downtown San Diego. Bordered by the San Dieguito area to the south, Vista and San Marcos to the east and Oceanside to the north, the city’s ideal location and scenery make it an enviable residential location. There are 7 miles of beaches, resorts and spas. Architectural styles range from turn-of-the-century homes that add to the charm of this Danish village to large, dramatic ocean-view homes. La Costa, located on Carlsbad’s southern border, offers beautiful ocean and lagoon views, with newer single-family homes and condos. The city is also home to a 450-seat Cultural Arts Center. Elementary, junior high and high school education is provided by the Carlsbad Unified School District, ranked among the top in the county. The community is also served by distinguished private and parochial schools, including the internally renowned Army and Navy Academy. Here is an up-to-date snapshot of the San Diego Real Estate market trends. Search for all Carlsbad Real Estate.

 

 

Cardiff Real Estate

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, is typically known as Cardiff. This is an Encinitas Real Estate community that borders Solana Beach. Please use my free Cardiff Real Estate alert to receive all active Cardiff Real Estate listings. Cardiff Reef is a hot surf spot in Cardiff and has great waves for all levels of surfers. The Reef is one of the top surfing locations in San Diego. Cardiff Reef and close by surf spot, the Pipes, are well known for their glassy and consistent waves. At low tide, a flat rock reef is disclosed that extends 50 backyards from the beach. Discovering Cardiff tide swimming pools is a great place for tourists and locals alike.

 

 

 

Encinitas Real Estate

Encinitas Real Estate, San Elijo Lagoon, Photo Courtesy of Brett Shoaf, san diego homes

 

Located north Del Mar and south of Carlsbad, enjoying easy access to I-5, lies the coastal community of Encinitas. Set along rolling hills, the city is comprised of small beach communities. In 1986, the communities of Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Olivenhain and Leucadia were incorporated as the City of Encinitas. In recent years, Encinitas has experienced rapid residential and commercial growth. Vacant lots in coastal Encinitas are rare. The area has fewer residents per square mile than most San Diego beach communities. Inland, new residential neighborhoods are booming. There are several beach parks, including Moonlight and Leucadia Beach, for water sports and scuba diving. Swami’s Beach is ideal for surfing. I can set up a VIP email that will give you all the new Encinitas Real Estate listings as they come on the market.

 

 

Olivenhain Real Estate

Olivenhain Real Estate

 

 

Olivenhain, settled originally by German immigrants, retains the feeling of a quaint European country village, complete with narrow, tree-shaded lanes and street signs painted white with red numbers and letters.  Residents celebrate a German festival each spring with plenty of music, bratwurst, sauerkraut and imported beer. Casual country ambiance prevails in established Encinitas neighborhoods where many residents own horses.  New construction represents large estate properties with water views.  Condominium and apartment complexes are also available.

 

 

Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate

Cowgirl and brown horseRancho Santa Fe is located 35 miles north of San Diego and six miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. Known as one of San Diego’s most prestigious communities, Rancho Santa Fe has a population less than 5,000 residents that preserves the area’s elegant, serene, and rural atmosphere. The Santa Fe lifestyle is maintained by a property owners’ Protective Covenant. The average home price in this exclusive community is $2.7 million. Most homes are set back from picturesque roads that meander around the village center. Horses are a major activity on the Ranch; 36 miles of equestrian trails have been developed. The beautiful and challenging golf course, available to members and guests, was originally built in 1929. Near the golf course, the tennis club maintains excellent courts for year-round use. Rancho Santa Fe is one of the few communities to provide protective rights for horse owners. Located on the grounds is an 11-acre riding club. Rancho Santa Fe is located near all San Diego’s local colleges. San Luis Rey Hospital and Scripps Memorial are located in nearby Encinitas. Fairbanks Ranch, just south of the riverbed from Rancho Santa Fe, was originally owned by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Mary Pickford. Today, this private community stands on rolling hills surrounded by spectacular Southern California landscaping to offer residents both privacy and a serene environment. An architectural board ensures that the original high standards and charm of the community is maintained. Residents enjoy easy access to Rancho Santa Fe’s town center and educational facilities.

Del Mar Real Estate

Del-Mar-Homes-Racetrack resized“Where the surf meets the turf,” a one-of-a-kind seaside residential community located 18 miles north of downtown San Diego. Two of the most appealing factors for residents are Del Mar’s size and proximity to the ocean. The incorporated Del Mar is just 2.3 miles long and has retained a charming village atmosphere. Del Mar real estate lots are very private, with mature vegetation and spectacular ocean views. The area features some of Southern California’s most distinctive architectural designs. The beaches in Del Mar offer excellent recreational opportunities. Residents are only minutes away from many different waterside activities, ranging from quiet beach side picnics to fast and exciting waters ports such as surfing.  Torrey Pines State Park, which is found on Del Mar’s southern border, offers a variety of beaches as well as hiking trails and a golf course. Thoroughbreds race at the Del Mar Racetrack every summer from July to September. The Del Mar School District provides elementary school education and San Dieguito Union High School provides junior high and high school education. The satellite campus of Mira Costa Community College is located in Del Mar and the University of California, San Diego, is located in La Jolla.

La Jolla Real Estate

Cherie Young, La Jolla REALTORLa Jolla has long been regarded as one of the most prestigious communities in the United States. Built along a jagged and spectacular coastline, complete with coves and inlets, the city offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and white sand beaches. Architectural styles are diverse, featuring a charming mix of Mediterranean, Spanish, English Tudor and California contemporary. Most residential neighborhoods are well-established with little new construction. La Jolla is home to the University of California, San Diego, the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. The La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art offers a full schedule of film series, lectures, exhibits and performance events. Seven miles of beaches provide residents with an abundance of water sports. Sailing is popular, with San Diego Harbor just minutes away. Snorkelers are attracted to the Underwater State Park which is an ecological preserve. La Jolla is home to the University of California at San Diego, which occupies 1,200 wooded acres above the ocean and has four separate campuses. La Jolla Condos La Jolla Real Estate with Ocean Views

Coronado Real Estate

Coronado Real EstateThe city of Coronado was established in 1888. Victorian, turreted, red-peaked roofs announce the Hotel del Coronado, a world famous resort that has been host to presidents and princes, and serves as the jewel in the Crown City. In 1969 the Coronado Bay Bridge was opened, putting an end to the ferry crossing that had been its legacy since 1885. Connected to the mainland by both the bridge and the Silver Strand, a strip of land with a four-lane highway, Coronado offers exclusive waterfront developments with private backyard boat slips and docks. Coronado condos prevail as the housing of choice in new communities. Established Spanish-style Coronado homes are available in the village which includes downtown, around the hotel grounds and the surrounding area. Most Coronado real estate properties enjoy spectacular views. The Coronado School District serves students and is one of the highest rated in the state. Transportation includes bus service every 30 minutes to San Diego, and the ferry still operates between downtown San Diego and Coronado. Here is a link to Coronado Real Estate homes and condos that offer OCEAN VIEWS.

San Diego Real Estate Inventory at Highest Level in Eleven Years

Active listings of single-family, re-sale homes reached their highest level since July 2003. The number of homes on the market was up 28.1% year-over-year.

See a full San Diego Real Estate Market Report.

  • Pending sales were up 17.6% compared to last May. This after fourteen months of year-over-year declines.
  • Home sales were down 11.2% from April, which is highly unusual. They were off 25.5% year-over-year.
  • We may be entering a period of buyers’ fatigue where the market flattens out for a while.

San_Diego_Real_Estate_Market_TrendsOf course, increasing inventory will start putting some downward pressure on prices.

June and July are typically the months with the most sales, so stay tuned for those numbers.

Foreclosure sales and short sales effect on the market continues to diminish.

  • There were only fifty foreclosure sales last month, down 59.7% from last May. Short sales were down 74.7% year-over-year. There were forty-five short sales.
  • Active foreclosures and short sale properties are lower than the year before.
  • There are 150 active bank-owned properties on the market. There were 173 last May.
  • Active short sales are down 59.5% from 798 to 323.
  • The plunge in active short sales may be due to the banks deciding it’s more profitable to just foreclose.

May Market Statistics

Year-Over-Year

Median home prices increased by 3.3% year-over-year to $465,000 from $450,000.

The average home sales price dropped by 1.1% year-over-year to $571,374 from $577,614.

Home sales fell by 25.5% year-over-year to 2,026 from 2,719.

Total inventory, which includes active and pending listings, rose 24.4% year-over-year to 11,760 from 9,450.

Sales price vs. list price ratio fell by 1.3% year-over-year to 97.9% from 99.2%.

The average days on market fell by 16.9% year-over-year to 41 from 49.

Compared To Last Month

  • Median home prices slipped by 1.1% to $465,000 from $470,000.
  • The average home sales price fell by 5.6% to $571,374 from $605,403.
  • Home sales Down by 11.2% to 2,026 from 2,282.
  • Total inventory increased 23.8% to 11,760 from 9,501.
  • Sales price vs. list price ratio increased by 0.1% to 97.9% from 97.8%.
  • The average days on market dropped by 13.9% to 41 from 47.