Below are some statistics on Oceanside that will help you:
Inland Oceanside is probably a better move in terms of the area. From January 2008 to January 2009, the market for the 4 zip codes in Oceanside for Single Family Homes showed the following trends:
Oceanside S 92054 Decreased 16.5%
Median home sold price 1/09 = $320,000 â€“ 19 sales 1,592 SF Avg
Oceanside E 92056 Decreased 21.6%
Median home sold price 1/09 = $302,000 â€“ 57 sales 1,887 SF Avg
Oceanside N 92057 Decreased 32.4%
Median home sold price 1/09 = $250,000 â€“ 69 sales 1,666 SF Avg
Oceanside C 92058 Decreased 33.7% (Central)
Median home sold price 1/09 = $291,000 â€“ 13 sales 1,665 SF Avg
The property you posted above listed for $700,000 to $750,000 and sold for $688,000. It took 44 days to go into escrow. You can tell from the stats above that the price of this home and the median home price for that zip code vary greatly. This property is in the Eastern section of that zip code. We would recommend Eastern 90254 or 92057 given what you are probably used to in San Clemente. Granted, it is less coastal, however, the neighborhoods are more family oriented (if that is what you are seeking). There are many nice neighborhoods, Fire Mountain, Arrow Wood, Vista Capri, Beachwood, Versailles, Bellingham and many others. If you would like some listings, we would be glad to send them to you.
We hope this helps.
Mark and Kari Shea
San Diego Real Estate Experts
Foreclosure, Short Sale & Investment Specialists,
Development Opportunities & Traditional Real Estate