Oceanside Real Estate Blog

Jul 30

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One of the newest condo buildings near the beach is uniquely called "Mahalo."   The complex is slated to feature 12 townhouses located within a short distance to the beach that is situated south of the Oceanside Pier and near St. Malo Beach.  These will feature 3 bedroom floor plans that will be over 1,600 plus square feet of living space which is a very generous space for brand new townhouses.  Another feature that you will find is having attached two car garages which is a huge plus as most condo buildings only feature underground parking.  The main feature that this complex Is promoting is the roof top deck that can enjoy wonderful sunset views.  Of course, the main selling feature is the location.  If you are familiar with Oceanside then you know the

Jun 29

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One of the latest trends for real estate buyers is buying a home that has been completely remolded.  We started noticing this many years ago as buyers were no longer interested in taking on a project of a home that needed some work.  Savvy buyers are looking for homes that have a lot of upgrades and that are competitively priced as well.   COVID19 has really changed a lot about the real estate market in the last several months.  There are a lot of buyers out looking for homes since interest mortgage rates are some of the lowest that they have ever been.  The biggest problem right now is finding a suitable home.  Because of COVID19 the inventory of Oceanside homes has gone down which causes more buyers to be interested in any new properties that come on

May 31

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One of the common features that you see on the east coast of America is having a sunroom.  This is especially true for places like Florida where a room is dedicated as a sunroom and ideal for a great place read a book or enjoy the coastal weather.  Here in California you don't see too many homes that have a sunroom since the orientation of the sun is different and rooms often have an emphasis to capture the sunset views such as Master Bedrooms and Great Rooms thus the need for less to have a sunroom.  With all of that being said there are still several places where you can still find a sunroom that has been incorporated into the floor plan.  Here is our quick guide on where to look in Oceanside, California.

Some of the most expensive homes with a

Apr 30

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One of the newest neighborhoods in the Oceanside area is the Hideaway at St. Cloud community.  4 Brand New Construction homes just got released out to our Multiple listing service and we are very excited with the affordable price points.  All four homes are priced in the low to high $500,000 range with a variety of floor plans.  The most affordable option is listed at $501,990 and features two bedrooms, three baths, with an approximate 1,578 square feet of living space.  The other three are listed between $580,990 to $587,990 and range from three to four bedroom floor plans and from 1,685 to 1,844 square feet.  

All in all these are actually good sized homes for the money and come with many modern amenities.  The condos are located multiple levels and

Mar 31

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One of the popular Oceanside older communities that features no homeowners association dues is the Driftwood Terrace neighborhood.  Homes in this neighborhood were often built in the late 1970's and feature detached single family homes located just north of the 78 freeway.  The community itself is actually pretty small with homes located east of College Blvd.  Homes in this community rarely come on the market due to the limited inventory of properties here.  The location is located within a very short drive to many restaurants and shopping located along the 78 freeway.  It's also within a short distance to the Mira Costa College and the brand new Preserve community in Oceanside.

One of the popular reasons for living here is the affordable real estate

Feb 28

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One of our most often requests from clients who are looking to relocate to Oceanside is where to find rentals near the Camp Pendleton Marine Base.  There is a large population of Marines who live in the Oceanside area for a variety of reasons.  First, the entrance to Camp Pendleton has two locations, one at the very north end near San Clemente and another one on the south end located in Oceanside.  To go from one end of Camp Pendleton to the other takes around 20 to 30 minutes depending on traffic on the 5 freeway.  Living near the gated entrance makes a lot of sense and cuts down on travel time.  Another reason why many pick Oceanside over other towns is that it's more affordable to live when compared with other beach towns in San Diego county.  This is

Jan 31

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One of the more popular golf courses in Oceanside, California is the Emerald Isle golf course and the homes that surround them.  The course was originally built in the mid 1960's in conjunction with the Oceana community as pictured below.  The course was built with 9 holes but fell into disarray until the mid 1980's when it was expanded to 18 holes and reopened under the name Emerald Isle Golf Course.  The homes around the golf course still remain and consist of Oceana and Oceana South neighborhoods.  The community is one of the most affordable 55+ neighborhoods in Oceanside but has strict rules that don't allow you to rent it out until after one year of ownership.  It's really an ideal place to live with golf course views and low homeowners association

Dec 31

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Buying a home at a reduced price tends to be the goal of many home buyers in the marketplace today.  Finding a good deal can be challenge unless you understand the current market and what homes have recently sold for.  Properties that identified as needing light cosmetic work tend to be the best deals as they don't need a lot of work in order to fix them up.  Typically new paint and fixtures will go a long way in these types of properties.  Flip properties are those that you buy at a low price and then fix up to put it back on the market for sale.  The key to success is understating you make money when you buy the property.  This means negotiating at the lowest price in order to maximize profits when you go to sell.

A good example of homes that need

Nov 22

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The final homes are being sold at the Vista Del Mar community after originally coming on the market at the beginning of 2018.  According to our MLS data,  16 homes have already sold while another 4 more about currently under contract and one condo still available for sale at $889,000.  The successful run was due in part to the prime location situated just blocks to the Pacific Ocean and the sandy beach.  The condos ranged from three to five bedroom floor plans and 1,712 to 2,599 square feet.

Real Estate prices have consistently been selling in the $708,960 to $970,000 range that equals to $336.23 to $496.16 per square foot.  Some of the three level townhouses have a lot to offer with generous size room and a bonus rooftop deck complete with an attached

Oct 30

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Model homes always showcase the very best that a new community has to over with a ridiculous amount of upgrades to the home.  These types of properties are used to give buyers inspiration on how they can upgrade their own home and hopefully allow the builder to install them at any extra cost.  When a development is almost sold out these types of homes come on the market for sale, and In my opinion can be the best values since they are often located on a prime lot in the community.

Some of the best values besides new construction properties are those communities that are several years old and used to be the model home when they were first built. After a couple of years real estate prices typically will fall in line with what other similar type homes in

Listing information last updated on August 14th, 2020 at 7:00am CDT.