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4-Bedroom Homes for Sale in Carlsbad August 2018 Update

4-Bedroom Homes for Sale in Carlsbad

August 2018 Update


Some home buyers in Carlsbad desire more space than a 3-bedroom single family detached home provides. For some buyers extra space may be needed for multigenerational living, or to accommodate a growing household. A family member may want a home office, or additional guest living space may be needed.


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While the supply of single family detached homes continues to be limited in Carlsbad compared to demand, we have seen a pretty decent increase in listings since the beginning of the year especially in the spring (here’s the July 2018 Carlsbad Real Estate Market Report with more details).


Despite the inventory increase we have only 2.5 months of inventory of single family detached homes with 4-bedrooms, based on the current rate of sales. 4-bedroom homes make up 46% of the total inventory of detached single family homes listed for sale in Carlsbad.



113 detached single family homes

$699,000 to $5,400,000 (oceanfront)

Living space ranges from 1392 SF to 5535 SF

Average Time on Market – 45 days

Average List Price - $1,265,990


Of the 113 homes for sale 39 (35%) are priced below $1M, offering a range of options for Carlsbad home buyers. Here’s the breakdown on pricing:


$750,000 and below             5

$750,001 - $1,000,000         35

$1,000,001 - $1,500,000      54

$1,500,001 - $2,500,000      16

$2,501,000 - $5,000,000      2

Over $5,000,000                  1


Carlsbad buyers who are interested in a single story home have fewer choices; there are 20 single story homes with 4-bedrooms available.


Homes vary in terms of age. Of the current listings homes range in age from 1948 to new; there are 13 homes built in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for sale, including a model home in Robertson Ranch, and several homes in small new home enclaves. Let me know if you are interested in brand new homes at (760) 840-1360 and I will check and find out the full inventory (existing or planned).



Sales of 4 bedroom homes in 2018 so far in Carlsbad have been brisk (47% of the detached single family homes sold), with 321 sales, on the market an average of only 26 days. Sales prices ranged from $550,000 to $3,525,000 (average price was $1,109,920; median was $993,000). 23% of the sales were cash transactions.


While buyers purchased their homes on average for 2% off the asking price (average sale of 98% of list price), 37% of the homes sold at or above the list price.



Currently there are 50 4-bedroom Carlsbad homes that are pending (these homes have been on the market for 31 days on average), at list prices ranging from $725,000 to $2,199,995 (a furnished and landscaped model home at Robertson Ranch).



For more information about home buying, please check out my YouTube Channel series of 23 short videos on How to Buy a House.


Carlsbad home searchYou can start your search for 4-bedroom Carlsbad homes, using the link at the bottom of the page.


OR if you prefer, you can broaden your search and check out all homes for sale in Carlsbad if your bedroom requirements are flexible, or you do not need a single family detached home – click on the photo to the right to access the complete inventory >>>>>.


You can also give me a call at (760) 840-1360 so we can discuss your housing needs and budget, and I will create a custom search for you based on your criteria.


Then let’s sit down and discuss, together, what you are looking for and your budget so we can plan a strategy to get you into a 4-bedroom home in Carlsbad in 2018!


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