Oceanside Real Estate Blog

Jul 30

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Oceanside has a lot to offer with pristine beaches and ideal year around coastal weather.  While some people look at the newer constructed buildings around the Oceanside Pier many forget that Oceanside has a lot of history to it with older homes that date back to the early 1920's.  For those looking to rent a home before they buy finding a quaint historic home may be the way to go.  This way you can get a feel for what it's like to live in this small beach town without putting down a whole lot of money in a purchase.  There are many historic neighborhoods throughout the city but if you are looking for a historic home in the heart of the city there is one neighborhood to start your search.

The Seaside community in Oceanside is widely known for being one

Jun 27

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The Ocean Hills Country Club is widely known in North San Diego County as the premier senior community.  While the large majority of the homes in this community are predominantly for sale listings there always tends to be a couple of rental listings located here as well. This is an excellent way to get acquainted with the community to see if you like it before investing a lot of money since homes currently start in the mid $500,000 range and go all the way to the low $800,000 price point.  The main requirement is that you be at least 55 years of age or older.

Rental prices are much more affordable then buying with staring monthly lease payments at $2,500 a month for a two bedroom, two bath home with an approximate 1,176 square feet of living space.

May 29

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One of the more popular senior communities in Oceanside is the Rancho Hermosa neighborhood.  The location occupies a private hillside area just south of the 76 freeway and near the el Camino High School and the historic San Luis Rey Mission.  This is a perfect spot to live if you are older than 55 years of age and have always wanted to live in a senior community with other residents of your same age group.  The single level floor plans are really great and offer main floor master bedrooms with all other bedrooms located on the same level.  

The homes are actually classified as condos so expect to find at least one attached common wall.  Select homes in this community offer panoramic hills and valley views with a one car attached garage.  I think one of

Apr 30

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Oceanside has become one of the best places to find affordable mobile and manufactured homes near the beach in San Diego County.  It's not uncommon to find properties in the low $100,000 range with some properties listed around $90,000 as well.  The important thing to remember when looking at mobile or manufactured homes is the amount of the space rent.  This will vary from property to park so it's important to keep that in mind when looking to make a purchase.  These numbers can be relatively low but can go higher than $1,000 a month.  That will be the cost to lease the land that the home sits upon.

Some of the most affordable mobile homes can be found in the Terrace Gardens Family Park.  There is currently one 2 bedroom home that is listed for

Mar 29

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Costa Serena is a wonderful 55+ community in Oceanside located just north of the 78 freeway.  While many residents enjoy living here not everyone can afford to purchase a home with real estate prices in the mid $400,000 range.  A great alternative is to find a rental home in this community to see if you like living here.  There are certain restrictions when doing so as you must be older than 55 years of age to live here.  These are duplex style homes that often feature less than 1,000 square feet with many original homes from the mid 1970's.  

Current rental prices for Costa Serena homes run between $1,800 to $1,850 for a two bedroom home.  One home is being offer for $1,800 with features two bedrooms, one bath with an estimated 827 square feet.  This

Feb 27

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When looking at newer homes in Southern California it's not uncommon to have an additional Mello Roos tax.  Many don't understand how Mello Roos works but in essence is typically a 25 to 30 year old bond that is attached to home and is paid on a monthly basis.  Homes that have Mellos Roos will also typically have an association fee that is paid on a monthly basis.  Thus all of these fee's that need to be paid on top of your monthly mortgage payment can be a lot of money so many buyers elect to find properties that have no Mello Roos.

There are many neighborhoods in Oceanside that don't have Mello Roos.  Normally older homes don't have any association dues or Mello Roos so those are pretty easy to locate.  For those looking for newer construction homes

Jan 30

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If you are looking for rental property right on the beach then it's really hard to beat the North Coast Village complex in Oceanside, California.  The North Coast Village community offers a wide range of rental properties with owners looking for both short and long term rentals.  There are also many vacation rental properties located here so it can be difficult to differentiate rentals listings here, especially if you are looking for a long term one year lease.

It's not uncommon to find a 12 month rental in North Coast Village for under $2,000 a month.  Many of the one bedroom units have reentry rented for $1,850 and $1,900 a month.  The rent normally includes association dues which gets you all of the amenities which include a community pool, spa,

Dec 19

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There are a number of condos around the Oceanside Pier area that offer direct Pier & Ocean views like the large San Miguel complex.  There are also some smaller condos buildings like Pacifica Pine Star which also offers condos with Oceanside Pier views with a walk to the beach location.  Located at 510 N Pacific Street in Oceanside, California is a two story building that offers 2 bedrooms condos that average 1,372 square feet of living space.  The condos offer a nice open floor plan with combined living spaces of the family room, dining area and kitchen.  Many of the condos located here offer numerous windows that let in a lot of natural light with outdoor terraces that often feature nice ocean views.  In addition, the Master Bath is sure to please the

Nov 30

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The Tides is one of the newest condo developments in Oceanside, California.  3 homes have been released for sale that range $549,990 to $649,990 with 2 to 4 bedroom floor plans.  The location is just ocean side of the 5 freeway off the Oceanside Blvd exit which is approximately one mile to the beach.  These are two story townhomes that have never been lived in before with gourmet kitchens with center islands and breakfast bar functionality.  All of the bedrooms are located upstairs with the main living quarters located on the main level.  Bedrooms have walk-in closet with central air-conditioning and individual laundry room inside the homes.  Parking comes with an attached 2 car garage with direct access with parking permits as well.

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Oct 16

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Braewood condos offer a prime location near the 78 freeway near the College Blvd exit in Oceanside, California.  Braewood was built in the early 1970's with 2 to 3 bedroom floor plans.  The larger 3 bedroom models offer two story plans with small back yards.  The community is surrounded by large greenbelt areas that give a real sense of space and privacy.  The location is reported to be within the Carlsbad Unified school  district with award winning Carlsbad schools.  The homeowners association dues that average $360.00 a month pays for water, sewer, trash and exterior building maintenance.  The dues also include use of the community pool and tennis court.  Some of the units include a one car garage with additional guest parking as well.  

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Listing information last updated on August 25th, 2019 at 12:32am CDT.