Here is a great link from the San Diego Daily Transcript that will give you information about locales in San Diego County. http://www.sddt.com/Community/
You can find the median & average list/sale prices, number of listings, number sold, months of inventory, & days on market, for every zip code in San Diego County at http://sandicor.com/statistics/stats2008.html
The data is broken down by month, by year to date and by type of property. It should be a great help in finding a suitable area to relocate too. On the front page of my website shown below, you can research any neighborhood for schools, demographics, crime,etc. Let me know if you need a referral for a Realtor, lender, home inspector, appraiser etc.
Look into Oceanside and Carlsbad, you might also consider Encinitas which has a really young vibe. Cardiff is supercute. When you start looking in Oceanside, you get the best prices, the further south you go the more expensive it gets. Every town has its charm.
If you plan family, you should look into school districts as well, since they vary. You can find information on my website. When are you looking into moving?
I'm happy to assist you in your homebuying decision.
Congrats on your relocation plans to San Diego!
I don't know if you have been to San Diego before, but like Maria said earlier, it is broken down into many smaller towns and neighborhoods. Depending on what it is that you're looking for, you're sure to find it somewhere in the area.
There are a few key things we should keep in mind when searching for your new home, for example:
- What ammenities and features of your current neighborhood do you like, or would want different in your new neighborhood?
- What are your favorite activities, hobbies, etc. both individually as well as a couple?
- Do you prefer new neighborhoods or the more established?
If you'd like to talk in more detail, I'd be happy to do so at your convenience. I feel that knowing exactly what you're looking for in your new home should be the first step before looking at listings if there is no point of reference for us to begin with.
I look forward to hearing from you, and am wishing you and your wife all the best in your move to beautiful San Diego.
John E. Price III
Realtor, Prudential Dunn
Web Site: http://www.my92103.com
Good question! The answer is subject to what you like. I would show you many areas of San Diego and have you tell me which ones you like the best. I would also show you what type of home ... size, yard and so on you can get for your money in those neighborhoods. It's like asking someone what flavor icecream they like .. it's subject to what the icecream eater likes best. Good Luck and let meknow if I can help. My husband is from N.Y. and he is a Real Estate Agent and my partner.
Harrison K. Long, Explore Group Properties, Coldwell Banker Previews.
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Barry, I would be happy to spend some time speaking with you on the different areas. There are too many options to give you a good answer here.
I have a free search website that you control the search and get all the information available on a property including address, maps, area info, pictures. It allows you to save properties that may be of interest and a lot more
It is completely free and no obligation to use me as your agent (although I would prefer that :) )
Contact me directly and I'll get you set up
By the way 4S Ranch is a very nice new area near RB and PQ lots of short sales so some really great deals can be found there. The only drawback is most places have mello-roos (extra taxes) of around $300 to $400 per month, but this area would be almost as far from Vista as PQ. My advise is to rent a place for 6 to 12 months before buying and decide which areas you like the best and find a short sale, foreclosure, or motivated seller needing to move quickly. If you are patient I am confident you can find a great deal on a house.
We just started a company to help out-of-towners like yourself. The name of the company is Neighborhood Photo, Inc. Our website is noted below. I suggest you look at Scripps Ranch and Del Mar.
All the best!
I know your topic is on buying, but I wanted to know more about your wife's job search as a corporate trainer. Has she worked for a corporate wellness/health promotion/wellness center out there in NYC? I ask because I know a company in Carlsbad that is just opening and searching for wellness specialists and personal trainers. This may be of interest to both of you when it comes to income and living situation. Hit me up with more info on what your wife is looking for in a job. My wife and I will be happy to help you, from one young couple to the next :-)
since youre working in Vista, check out Carlsbad or Encinitas, if you can - Carlsbad 92011 zip or 92009 zip.
should be plenty of places in your range.
yeah, Poway is nice, great schools and all and Rancho Bernardo is great too. Carmel Valley is beautiful but theyre all inland.
if you want the complete So Cal lifestyle, youve got to be near the beaches.
in your range, Del Mar/Solana Beach is not likely but you can find a nice home in Carlsbad or Encinitas.
the reason I say Carlsbad over Encinitas is, well, you work in Vista. Carlsbads a little closer.
Encinitas is nice but there are lots of hippie-surfer spots, eye sore apartment complexes and run down areas.
The median household income, reported on May18, 2008 for Carlsbad, is 78K. With easy credit drying up, and the majority of savings wiped out of peoples home equity, where do you think they are going to get the money to buy? At 7-10X annual income, prices are still way out of touch. The pressure, particularly with the overall economic picture, is for further decreases in home values. Carlsbad is a great town. Wait 2 years, and you will get in for 70% of what you can get in for now. Maybe we will be neighbors.
Great question. I would have to ask you what do you two enjoy the most? There is alot to see and do in San Diego so depending on what you like. Downtown is filled with alot of action, can purchase a condo in the $550k to $800K range or do you prefer a nice quiet community with near by attractions in a home? Give me a call and would love to answer any of your questions and help you on your way to relocating to San Diego. Cleda Rodriguez 619 972-0094
Professional / personal opinion on investing in a home... When you buy with the mindset of an investment, your first thought needs to be resale. New is better. Invest in the neighborhood and the school system. (Hence my recommendation for Poway.)
Robert T. Boyer, Ph.D.
Real Estate Investor Advisor
America's Finest Real Estate
San Diego's Finest Real Estate
Phone: (858) 755-2111
It depends on what you like to do. Downtown probably has the most activities going on (92101), or you could move a little east of downtown which can be more affordable, such as North Park, South park, Golden hills. I have current client who has moved from Long Island New York and loves downtown San Diego. He likes the downtown area, because unlike New York the city isn't as crowded. On a Saturday morning he feels he has Little Italy to himself. He gets the Urban feel with more room.
Another option is to move to Mission Beach or Pacific Beach. These communities tend to be occupied by a younger crowd, a lot of beach and outside acitivities.
If you want an beach community that has become affordable over the pass two years you could look in the North county Area of San Diego. Cardiff, Del Mar, Encinitas, Carlsbad. These cities have a small town feel with great resturants, beaches, parks, trails, and much more.
Hope I have given something to help with your relocation. If you need any other help, please don't give hesitate to call me (760)815-3866 a realtor in San Diego
1) Do you have kids? Are kids a future plan, meaning are schools factoring in?
2) Do you already have a job lined up? If so, what is the max commute time you are willing to consider? If not, what field are you in?San Diego is a car based transportation county so this plays a role.
3)What is your style--artsy, funky, traditional, eclectic..etc
4) Are you outdoor types? Runners, Bikers, Volleyball players?
5) Looking for a resort style type living, or do you want a house with land?
6) Do you like the feel of a thriving downtown, a cheers type quaint atmosphere or somewhere in between?
7) New or old...do you like new construction houses or older houses with character-fo rexample a 1930's spanish or 1950's ranch?
So many questions need to be answered in order to suggest an area that you would enjoy. I am a San Diego Native--if I can help you in anyway feel free to contact me:
619-384-6997 or http://www.abellre.com
If you like living in the city, Downtown San Diego may be a great option for you. Not as large or busy as New York City but offers all of the benefits of city living. Minutes to the beach, and close to the best of everyting that San Diego has to offer. There are a number of homes downtown that appear to meet your requirements. If you are looking for something less cosmopolitan, there are many areas for young couples to enjoy. You might also like South Park, North Park or Hillcrest. Close to restaurants, shopping, parks, and recreation. You can search for homes on the San Diego Multiple Listing service via my website at the link below. No sign up or sign in required.
If you have school aged children, I might suggest Del Mar (92014) [3 condos; 1 detached] or Carmel Valley (92130) [49 properties]. And after that, Poway (92064) [116 properties]