North County Market Reports February 2024

Oceanside Market Report March 2024

Here are the February 2024 Market Reports for 11 North San Diego County communities.

There were several changes in our local housing market in February compared to January. Furthermore, housing activity in each community varied despite some trends.

The data in these market reports was taken from the MLS. While this information is believed to be accurate when these reports were created, it’s not guaranteed.

So is there value in reading market reports? The answer, of course, is yes!

If you are buying and/or selling, understanding current local housing market conditions will benefit you when you have to make important real estate decisions.

In addition, writing market reports helps me better advise buyers and sellers on their planning and making informed decisions.

Local market conditions have a big impact on selling and buying because of supply and demand. Supply and demand affect marketing time, buyer competition, and sales prices versus list prices.

It’s often said in the real estate world that real estate IS local!! You’ve no doubt heard “Location, Location, Location!” Unfortunately, you cannot believe what you read in the media headlines! Media reports are generalized, ignore local market conditions, and generally are not current. Media reports and headlines do NOT help buyers and/or sellers make important decisions.

READ MORE ABOUT THIS ISSUE – Real Estate is Local, but HOW Local?

Every seller and buyer situation is unique. I’m happy to share my insights on what local market conditions mean for YOUR personal situation, timing, budget, and decision-making. This information will be specific to the market segment that interests you – zip code, neighborhood, price range, size of house.

North County Market Reports


Is the Carlsbad housing market of particular interest to you? If so, the February 2024 Carlsbad market report is here.

Individual market reports for 10 other North County communities are found on my ActiveRain blog. You can view them here (links to my ActiveRain blog home page) OR CLICK ON THE INDIVIDUAL LINKS BELOW. You’ll also find articles on my AR blog about real estate issues, North County neighborhoods, things to do, and general information.

CLICK on the individual market report links below for the February 2024 statistics for each community. February was a busier market for buyers, sellers, and agents. And we saw shifts in average prices, inventory, and sales volume from January. However, while there were several trends in sales and inventory, each community was somewhat different.

Please reach out at (760-840-1360) so we can discuss the particular housing needs, budget, and real estate decisions you want to make. We can also talk about what to expect when buying and selling in this shifting market, and specific questions.

The housing market continues to favor sellers overall, given supply which remains limited, and continued buyer demand. There are plenty of important issues to consider as a buyer, including planning your offer strategy so you can be successful.

And if you are selling, deciding on the appropriate list price in this market is a key decision you need to make. Understanding the market conditions will help with that.

Are you planning to sell your home AND buy another? There are some challenges due to timing and coordinating both transactions if this is your plan. One important question is are you able buy another home before selling your current one? Also, think about where will you go if your home sells quickly. We can discuss the options you have.

Carlsbad Flower Fields


San Marcos Market Report

Oceanside Market Report

Encinitas Market Report

Cardiff by the Sea Market Report

Del Mar Market Report

Solana Beach Market Report

Escondido Market Report

La Jolla Market Report

Rancho Santa Fe Market Report

Vista Market Report


Please reach out directly or by text at (760) 840-1360 with questions. If you prefer email me at I’m happy to have a truthful, in-depth conversation about your particular real estate situation and goals.

Would you like more information about YOUR local housing market, or do you have specific questions about your area? Let’s talk about these!

Are you planning to buy a home? I will guide you through the home search and purchase process when the time is right for you.

Are you curious about the value of your current home in today’s market? I can help with that, too. Just give me a call so I can gather some important information about your home first!


Do you need a pre-approval for a loan and want to know what you can afford? If so, I can share contact information for several lenders I know personally. You can decide who to call and who you wish to work with. I’m sure you are aware that a pre-approval for a loan is critical, unless you have cash (and many people don’t).

Furthermore, a pre-approval letter will help you understand your purchasing power. The market continues to shift and it’s important to be aware of what you can afford before touring homes and making an offer. Moreover, why would you want to spend time looking at properties that exceed your budget?

As a final note, sellers and listing agents will require written proof with your offer that you are a financially qualified buyer and can close the transaction. It’s reassurance for all parties involved!