Carlsbad Real Estate News and Views: What’s My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home Worth? Market Report July 2018

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What’s My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home Worth? Market Report July 2018

What’s the Value of My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home?

Cardiff Homes Sales July 2018


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Here is a summary of the Cardiff real estate market for July 2018 based on information provided by the MLS (private sales are not included; data are believed to be accurate as of this writing but are not guaranteed).



14(up 40%) Ave. 20 Days on Market, Ave. Sales Price $1,183,200 (up 9%); Ave. sale 97% of asking price


Detached Homes Sold

5 (up 25%); Ave. 11 Days on Market, Ave. Sales Price $1,322,400 (down 23%); Ave. sale 97% of asking price


Attached Homes (condos, town homes, twin homes) Sold

9 (up 50%); Ave. 24 Days on Market, Ave. Sales Price $1,271,833 (up 53%). Ave. sale was 97% of asking price


The overall volume of sales in Cardiff shifted up from last month, and for both detached and attached home sales. 29% of the transactions in July were for cash, compared to 50% last month. 29% of the homes sold for asking price or more. The days on market dropped across the board.


At the end of July 2018 there was 1 home in the Cardiff housing market with a Contingent status (i.e., for the most part these are short sale and REO homes that have accepted offers being reviewed by the lenders), compared to 2 last month. This home is actually contingent on the sale of buyer’s home and there is a first right of refusal.


Cardiff home


As of the end of July 2018 there were 31 Cardiff homes for sale, up by 2 homes (7%) from last month...good news for buyers and the most inventory we’ve seen in Cardiff in over a year. This represents an inventory of 1.6 months for attached homes (down from 2.5 months last month), and 4.6 months for detached homes (up from 4.6 months last month) based on the rate of sales over the last 3 months. The Cardiff market remains a strong seller’s market for buyers of attached homes, and a seller’s market for detached homes.


23 Cardiff listings came on the market in July, compared to 14 last month. 14 homes went pending in July (not counting those that sold) the same as in June.


Data are based on information provided by the MLS. If you would like more details about the Cardiff real estate market with regard to current activity as well as the specific areas including the Walking District and the Composer District, I am happy to provide detailed reports on these specific areas for you and to assist you with the sale or purchase of a home in Cardiff by the Sea.


Please call me at (760) 840-1360 so we can discuss your housing needs, answer all your questions, and create a plan to help you buy or sell your Cardiff home in 2018.


Due to the overall small volume of sales one cannot draw firm conclusions about pricing and other trends in Cardiff by the Sea. Keep in mind that average prices can be affected by the sale of high and low end priced homes each month, sometimes significantly, especially when the volume of sales is small.





What’s My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home Worth? Market Report for June 2018


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Comment balloon 7 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • August 06 2018 08:13PM


HI Jeff Dowler, CRS - It is hard for me to get past the fact that homes in Cardiff by the Sea are over $1 million and on the market 3 weeks or less!  Amazing.  Now that is a hot market. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 7 months ago

Good evening Jeff Dowler, CRS,

You have a market that isn't duplicated across the country. Low inventory and definitely a sellers market. I find it interesting you have have short sales and REO properties with the market so good. We have very few, most sellers can sell and break even if if they haven't made payments for awhile. Its amazing your average sold price is over a $1million in all type of homes!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) 7 months ago

You always provide good information about your housing market. Thank you for sharing 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 7 months ago

Good afternoon Jeff - still a hot market.  I guess we will have to watch the next few months for conclusions on inventory and price.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 7 months ago

Hello Jeff - lots of good details but in a very good format. Easy-to -read and understand. 

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 7 months ago

Jeff Dowler, CRS more great information on the real estate market in Cardiff By The Sea.  Such a lovely sounding community...sounds just like HOME!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) 7 months ago

Good morning Jeff.  Thanks for keeping us informed about the real estate market in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 7 months ago