Carlsbad Real Estate News and Views: What’s my Vista Home Worth? Vista Real Estate Market in October 2020

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What’s my Vista Home Worth? Vista Real Estate Market in October 2020

What’s my Vista Home Worth?

Vista Real Estate Market in October 2020


Vista homesVista is an inland community in North San Diego County, bordering Carlsbad, Oceanside and San Marcos. Vista offers diverse housing in tract home communities, rental complexes, and 55+ communities, as well in rural settings.


There are mixed use and agricultural areas, plus a growing and changing downtown that offers a wide range of shopping, dining and services. The Moonlight Amphitheater (outdoor stage productions and concerts) near the Village is a popular area attraction (well, not this year!).


Buyers and sellers in the Vista housing market need to understand recent trends and current local market conditions in order to make educatd decisions about buying and selling Vista homes for sale.


The following data are taken from the MLS (private sales are not included in these statistics, nor are multifamily properties, or mobile and manufactured homes). The data are believed to be reliable at the time this report was written but are not guaranteed.


A total of 126 homes sold in October, 11% more than last month (114). Here’s the breakdown of activity.


Single Family Homes Sold
105 (up 12%); 24 Average Days on Market; Average Sales Price was $691,449 (up 1%); Average sales price was 100% of original asking price


Condos, Townhomes & Duplexes Sold
21 (up 5%); 28 Average Days on Market; Average Sales Price $477,769 (up 7%); Average sales price was 101% of original asking price


There were more home sales in October last month, with increases for single family sales and a slight increase in condo, townhome, and duplex sales. The average sales price rose slightly for single family homes but rose more significantly for condos, townhomes and duplexes. Marketing time dropped below a month for condo, townhome and duplex sales, and was a little over 3 weeks for single family homes.


Laurel Pointe home in Vista


While buyers were able to negotiate some off the original list price, a significant number of buyers (73%) paid full price or more for their homes, likely due to multiple offers in many cases.


The MEDIAN sales price of the single family homes sold was $655,000 (up 1%), and $513,324 (up 12%) for condos, townhomes and duplexes compared to last month.


At the end of October there were 75 homes for sale in Vista, ranging in price from $285,000 to $7,900,000, down 7% from last month, the 4th decline in inventory. This represents an inventory of 24 days for condos, townhomes and duplexes (vs. 19 days last month), and only 18 days for single family homes (21 days last month), based on the current rate of sales over the last 3 months. Vista remains a very strong seller’s market.


It was a busy month for sellers in October, with 115 homes coming on the market, an increase in new listings by 10% from September. In contrast the number of homes going pending (105), excluding homes that closed in October, dropped by 19% over last month (129); but it was still a busy month during the pandemic for buyers.


I am happy to provide more information about current real estate activity in the Vista real estate market, specific zip codes, and neighborhoods that interest you, and answer any questions about the current market conditions, as well as to assist you with the purchase and/or sale of a home in Vista.


Please contact me at (760) 840-1360 so we can find the best time to get together and discuss your particular housing needs, lifestyle, and budget, then plan a strategy for you to buy your new Vista home in 2020!


And if you are planning to sell your home, I will provide you with a market value and equity analysis, and discuss your timing and plans so we can create the right strategy to get your home sold quickly and for the best price, terms and conditions.


Are you interested in an estimated value of your Vista home? Visit my home valuation site here.




Read More:

What’s my Vista Home Worth? Vista Real Estate Market Report for September 2020


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Comment balloon 7 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • November 14 2020 12:41AM


Great information on the Vista marketplace Jeff. Sure does look different than when I lived nearby 21 years ago.

Posted by Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service! (Realty One Group) 12 days ago

Vista home buyers and sellers are sure to value your real estate market report, Jeff.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 12 days ago

Hi Rocky Dickerson 

Yep, a lot has changed, with some new communities and of course the prices! And downtown Vista has really changed as well! I love the Vista Farmers' Market!

Thanks for stopping by!

Enjoy your weekend!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) 12 days ago

Myrl Jeffcoat 

Thank you for your support and kind words. Vista offers a wide range of opportunities for buyers, and it's more affordable than being along the coast!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) 12 days ago

Good morning Jeff. Navigating the California market, which is a challenge, is best done with the expert advice that  you can provide. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 12 days ago

Hello Jeff and thanks for the information on Vista in your area.  Make it a great day!


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 12 days ago

Thank you for the kind words Wayne Martin  It's tough for buyers right now due to the competition.

Thanks Will Hamm Enjoy what's left of the weekend!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) 10 days ago