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- Overview City and Area Information Home Price Overview
- What's For Sale Now-

- Overview -

-With More Than 2500 Homes For Sale, Your Choices Are Practically Unlimited-

If you prefer not to live in a Senior Community, we can help you find your dream retirement home in one of our hundreds of All-age Communities. Most of the homes offered for sale in North San Diego County are located in these communities. They range in price from around $40,000 (for the least expensive mobile home), to $40M (for a Rancho Santa Fe estate). Many of these homes are located in communities that are well-suited for active retirees.
Please Contact Us We would be pleased to help you sort through North County's maze of homes, communities, towns and cities to select the retirement home of your dreams.

No matter where you live in North San Diego County  you will enjoy a wonderful Climate and loads of Things to Do, including many organized activities offered by our  excellent Senior Centers. Our towns and cities with their low Crime Rates are great places for retirees to live. They offer a wide selection of Golf Courses, many beautiful and usually un-crowded Beaches and a myriad of recreational and cultural activities. In addition, they offer a huge selection of Fine Restaurants and nearly unlimited shopping.

You may also wish to visit these WebPages:
Senior Communities Directory of Activities & Resources for Retirees Cost of Living in North San Diego County

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- Area and City Information -

- Learn About Our 3 Unique Areas And Their Thirteen Towns and Cities -

         

- Home Price Overview -

(Feb. 2014)

-Includes Senior Communities but excludes homes in Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks where you rent the lot-

Note: Click on the name of the Town/City for information.

T o w n /
C i t y

Single Family Homes

Condo/Townhouse Homes

# For

Sale

PRICE ($)

# For Sale

PRICE ($)

MIN.

M E D I A N

MAX.

MIN.

M E D I A N

MAX.

Oceanside

275

279K

476K

3.5M

171

102K

284K

2.85M

Carlsbad

185

315K

900K

29M

123

191K

458K

1.3M

Encinitas

119

489K

1.4M

11.8M

28

249K

500K

2.2M

Solana Beach

18

1.0MK

1.8M

4.2M

35

450K

940K

1.7M

Del Mar

60

790K

2.3M

33.9M

19

449K

1.1M

1.4M

Rancho
Santa Fe

207

959K

3.4M

40M

10

575K

775K

1.6M

Vista

190

175K

449K

1.73M

29

155K

265K

445K

San Marcos
& Lake
San Marcos

144

250K

599K

5.0M

64

65K

296K

495K

Rancho Bernardo

(ZIP 92128)

67 428K 655K 1.9M 64 215K 320K

679K

Escondido

324

200K

461K

5.75M

86

90K

189K

530K

Bonsall

30

449K

1.15M

2.0M

6

250K

310K

450K

Fallbrook

223

229K

649K

5.8M

3

72K

180K

398K

Valley Center

81

249K

579K

3.9M

1

-

165K

-

Note:

The table above shows the approximate number of homes for sale and their price ranges in North County's towns and cities on February 19, 2014. The total number of Single Family Homes was 1,923 and the number of Condo/Townhouse Homes for sale was 639. The Grand Total number of all of these homes for sale was  2,562. This was a 9.7%, increase  from the number of homes that were listed for sale in  Jan. 2013.  All of these data were derived from information obtained from Realtor.com.

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What's For Sale Now? 

Prepare Ahead

Determine what is really important to you before you begin your search for the perfect home-

Your price range:

If you must finance your home, get a loan approval ahead of time.
City or cities of interest:

 See the list of cities in the table above. Click on the cities to learn about them.
Property description:

Style, Size, # beds, # baths, lot size, garage size, pet rules, etc. See our webpage on Senior Communities for examples. Also read A Check-List of Considerations For Selecting Your Dream Retirement Home.
Your time frame for purchasing a home:

If "later," focus on investigating cities and communities and the types of homes available in those communities. If "now," be ready to make an offer. Nice homes sell quickly.

  For Help:

  or call 760.473-4647

         

Patty Abbott-Anderson is our Seniors Real Estate Specialist, She will provide information on homes that meet your requirements that are presently for sale in the communities or cities of your choice and if you are house hunting now,  arrange a personal tour of the homes you would like to visit.

To Search On Your Own:

To find "Your Perfect Home" click-on:
  BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices

And then   and we will send you detailed information on your selections.

Thinking of selling your home?
Please for a Free Comparative Market Analysis.


An Independent Living, Condominium Community

The Chateau Lake San Marcos For Seniors who want to own their home, are able to live independently but prefer living in a high security condominium where delicious meals are served in a beautiful dining room, where maid service takes care of linens and house cleaning and where they can participate in a host of Senior Activities.

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Patty Anderson, Our Seniors Real Estate Specialist Will be Happy To Provide You With Detailed Information On Available Retiree-Friendly Real Estate.

New Home Communities

(February ,  2014)

New home dealers are usually happy to cooperate with real estate agents. This provides real estate agents with an opportunity to expand their sales portfolios and furnish more home options to their clients. it also gives the real estate buyer a buyer's agent who will to help to insure that they get a fair deal and help smooth-out the purchase and escrow processes.
Please let us know if you want to add New Homes to your search. Although MLS information is usually not available on them, we will do our best to introduce you to new communities that offer homes for sale that meet your requirements.
Below is an Overview of the New Home Communities in North San Diego County as of February, 2014:

There are no new Active Senior (Age 55+) Communities of homes for sale in North San Diego County. There are more than 50 communities of New Homes for people of All Ages in North County. They are located throughout the North County area. Some can also be found in the Signon San Diego New Home Directory. The Saturday San Diego Union Tribune newspaper often has sections on new homes. You may find a back-copy at a local library.

These communities are in various stages of development- Some are approved but not started, some have quite a few homes for sale and some are nearly sold out.

Most communities offer two-story detached homes but a few offer single-story detached homes. Some of the detached two story homes have  Master Bedrooms located on the first floor. Prices for detached new home range from the high $300K's to over $1M. Townhomes start in the high $200K's.

Here are some in the $600K range that may be attractive to retirees:
  Vista's Laurel Pointe has homes with downstairs Master Bedrooms in a gated community.

   Fallbrook's Las Ventanas has single-story homes.
 Valley Center's Master Collection at Woods Valley has single-story homes in a gated community.

Patty Anderson , our Seniors Real Estate Specialist. Patty  will be happy to provide you with detailed information on available Retiree-Friendly Real Estate.  Please EMAIL US and tell us what you are looking for: City or Area, Size, Number of Bedrooms, Lot Size, Price Range, Etc.

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Retirement Rentals

NOTE: We do not provide Retirement Rental Leads
but here are some ways to help you fnd senior rental information

FOR SENIOR RENTALS:

Here is a 4-step plan to help you in your search for Senior Retirement Rentals (We sincerely hope it is of some value to you):

Step 1.
Click-on >
San Diego Craigslist  to get to the Craigslist  webpage on Rentals. Now in the "Search" box, type in ďSenior + the North County city" where you want to live and CA (For example type in "Senior + Oceanside, CA " or Senior + a different North County city and CA, possibly: San Marcos, Carlsbad, Fallbrook Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, Vista, etc.). This should provide you with the beginning of a list of Available Senior Community Rentals. By the way, if you want to rent a furnished home or apartment in North county; type "Furnished North County" in the "Apt/housing for Rent," "Search " boxes. This may allow you to find a rental while you are looking for a home to purchase.

Note: You may also "Post" an inquiry on Craigslist- Describe what you are looking for and ask if any one has rentals available that meet your requirements.

Step 2.

Click-on > The Union Tribune Newspaper's Classified Ads: Fill in the appropriate boxes and In the "Property Type" box, select "55 Living" and in the Keyword/MLS box type "SENIOR."  Then click on the "GO" button. .... Good Luck!

Step 3. 
Click-on >
Senior Outlook- This webpage provides a rental guide that includes North San Diego County retirement rentals. Just enter "San Diego" and "California" as the city and state (the North County cities don't yield any results!), then under Housing Types click on "Apartments- Age Qualified" and uncheck the other types. You will need to sort through the results to find rentals in your city of interest.

If the above 3- step plan doesn't locate a Senior Rental that meets your requirements we suggest that you consider doing the following:

Step 4.
Click on >
Senior Communities and scroll down to a Senior Community that interests you.

Click on that Senior Community then look for "MAP" and click on it (it is usually located in the "Its Great Location" section. The Oceana Senior Communities are slightly different than the other community web pages. For the Oceana communities, you can access a map by clicking-on the underlined Oceana community name such as "Original Oceana". In the upper left-hand corner of each map, you will find the address of the entrance to the Senior Community. Drive to and enter the community of interest. If possible, check at the gate or club house for rental information and then drive around looking at the available rentals and for additional "For Rent" signs. Don't forget to look for signs posted in the windows of condos.

Note: If it is a gated community, go to the guard house and tell the person there what you are looking for and ask permission to enter. If the gate is closed or there is no one available at a guard house, park and wait for a resident to open the gate and then tell them what you are looking for and ask for permission to follow them in. It should be noted that Mobile Home Parks where the residents rent the spaces do not allow owners to offer their homes for rent. Mobile Home Parks where the resident owns the land however may have some rentals available.

FOR ALL-AGE AND SENIOR APARTMENT RENTALS:

1.  Click on > Apartment Hunters- Lists apartments for rent in North San Diego County.

2. Click on > Realtor.com/rentals and type in the City, Price Range and #Beds/Baths.

3. You might also click on > Affordable Apartments in San Marcos, Affordable Senior Apartments in Carlsbad Vista and Escondido.

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Senior Care Facilities

Here are some references to help you in your search for Senior Care Facilities.

1. TheraSearch Premier Placement Service For Elderly Housing A single phone call to (760) 294-4550 or an email to therasearch@cox.net will put you in touch with a Free Service that can simplify your search for the Perfect Senior Care Facility. Located in San Marcos, CA, TheraSearch, claims to have more than 1600 licensed Residential Care Homes and Independent and Assisted Living Facilities in its data base. Just as importantly, it has an Experienced, Local Staff to help you identify the perfect place for you or your loved one to live.

2. New LifeStyles- This website offers a comprehensive listing of nursing homes, assisted living communities, home care & hospice as well as retirement communities and senior products. It also offers the San Diego edition of New Lifestyles, The Source for Seniors, a free booklet which can be ordered on-line or by calling 1-800-820-3013.

3. Brookdale Place of San Marcos (Note: If this link doesn't work, just Google search on "Brookdale Place San Marcos").  Offers full-service living in San Marcos. This is also a good website to get ideas on what to look for in your search for a senior care facility.

4. Eldercare Locator - The US government's Eldercare directory.

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Please Contact Us EMAIL US or Phone (760) 473-4647

         

Patty Abbott-Anderson is our Seniors Real Estate Specialist.

Patty will be happy to send you information on homes meeting your requirements that are currently for sale and if you wish, show them to you.

Thinking of selling your home?

Patty would be delighted to help you. Please contact her for a free Market Analysis that shows the current market value of your home.

Learn more about Patty at About Ralph Anderson and Associates

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