An Insider's Guide to North San Diego County's Coastal Real Estate
Jim Klinge, broker-associate
617 Saxony Place, Suite 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
Klinge Realty
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Jim Klinge
Cell/Text: (858) 997-3801
701 Palomar Airport Road, Suite 300
Carlsbad, CA 92011


March Sales and Pricing

It looks like San Diego County is #1 among the higher-end locations!

We’re probably at the top of the Too-Nice-To-Leave list too, which helps – and should keep our market stable.  If sellers can’t get their price this year, they will wait-and-see what next year will bring!

Posted by on Apr 17, 2019 in Jim's Take on the Market, Sales and Price Check | 6 comments

Compass Culture Champions

Going to work at Compass came with expectations of high-tech, big-game, etc. on my part, but underneath it all has been a quiet and humble fit for us among the family of experienced agents who appreciate being on the right team.

All three recipients today (Donna on our behalf) mentioned how it felt like we are in the right place, at the right time with a brokerage who cares.

In one of the most curious things I have ever seen in my career as a realtor, Compass doesn’t award agents based on production. In truth, it kind of bugs me because competition is what drives me.

Instead, what is rewarded is those who champion the culture of being a team player, which is commendable.

You can probably guess that Donna had everything to do with this recognition, and it’s true.  She is the ultimate team player, and deserves to be recognized by the staff of Compass for this honor.  Thank you team!

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in About the author, Compass, Jim's Take on the Market, Klinge Realty | 3 comments

Inventory Watch

It appears that buyers are being more patient in 2019 – the median days-on-market is 11 days slower this year:

NSDCC Detached-Homes Sales Between Jan 1 – Apr 10

# of Sales
Median SP
Median DOM

I had three different couples at open house yesterday who told me that if their home would just sell, they’d be in position to buy!

Hopefully we’ll see a surge in the next 1-2 months now that Tiger won.  Speaking of Tiger, the San Diego Case-Shiller Index has risen 246% since he won his first Masters in April, 1997.


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Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Inventory, Jim's Take on the Market | 0 comments

125 Best Places to Live in the USA

Are you thinking of moving?

According to the U.S. News & World Report, there are 35 towns in America that are better than San Diego!  And 33 of them are cheaper!

Austin, Texas is #1, with Denver, Colorado Springs, Des Moines, Portland, Seattle, and Raleigh/Durham all in the Top Ten.

Check out the full list here:

Posted by on Apr 14, 2019 in Jim's Take on the Market, Where to Move, Why You Should List With Jim | 4 comments

Hike Carlsbad

From the Reader:

Denk Mountain is the unofficial name of the highest point in the City of Carlsbad. It may be a little presumptuous to call it a mountain, but at 1041 feet of elevation, it is high enough to offer dramatic views up and down the San Diego coast, especially west to where the Batiquitos Lagoon discharges into the Pacific.

The name honors the Denk family, who once owned much of the land that is now the Rancho La Costa Preserve, which is owned and managed by a non-profit, the Center for Natural Lands Management (tax deductible donations are appreciated). If you are a mountain biker and don’t already know about these trails, you should definitely check it out.

The preserve has over 6 miles of trails, some of which are very challenging. It can be a pleasant hike or trail run for anyone in moderately good physical condition. Many trails of varying difficulty lead to the peak. The route described here is only one of several possibilities.

The trails are open year-round from dawn to dusk, but the best times to go are mornings between January and June, preferably after a storm has left the area with clear air and perhaps some dramatic clouds.

Warning: rattlesnakes live here. Also, it is a very active mountain biking area. While hikers have the right-of-way, you should do whatever you need to do to avoid a collision with a rapidly moving bicycle. There is no shade, and the hillside tends to face toward the sun. Bring trekking poles if you have them, as they will be useful at times.

Link to Full Article

Posted by on Apr 13, 2019 in Carlsbad, Jim's Take on the Market, Local Flavor | 1 comment