Del Mar Contemporary

This home was designated as a historical property in 2019 and there is a recorded document that says any exterior or landscape modifications must be approved by the City of San Diego. The torrey pine tree in the front yard was planted shortly after construction in 1971, and is part of the historical designation.

The buyer thought enough of it that they paid over list!

Here’s the description by the city: Recuerdo historical findings

Aviara Point Estate!

Here is our first listing of 2024!

7180 Aviara Drive, Carlsbad

5 br/4.5 ba, 4,710sf

YB: 1997

0.26-acre lot

LP = $3,500,000

Are you searching for a sensational luxury home in Carlsbad’s premier gated community, Aviara Point? This exceptional contemporary estate features newer hardwood floors, high ceilings, solar with Tesla batteries, a dazzling white & stainless kitchen, four generously-sized bedrooms up, and a bedroom/full bath ensuite downstairs plus den with french doors that open onto the courtyard with fountain. The warm, comfy feeling is enriched by windows everywhere that bring in the sunshine plus ocean, lagoon, and golf views too! Some of the homes on the street are multi-level and have stairs everywhere – the only staircase here is between the 1st and 2nd floors. Last year, two Aviara Point homes closed for $4,000,000+ and another one down the hill is in escrow for $3,850,000 (off-market) – extra equity is built in!┬áThis is a tremendous value for those who aspire to the heights – check it out!

Open house Wednesday 10:30 – 1:00 (agent preview, public is welcome)and Saturday 12-3pm!

Frustration Fee

It’s amazing how resilient the local market has been, and how willing buyers are to paying over the list price.

I don’t have any evidence to suggest that the transparency has improved (most listing agents refuse to say anything about existing offers, if any) and usually there aren’t any recent sales to indicate that today’s listings are underpriced.

Yet in late-2023, buyers were still willing to pay substantially above list! Here are a few examples:

Best Videos of 2023

I produced 166 YouTube videos on my main channel this year, and these were the best, as decided by me. All had to have 200+ views to qualify:

This is just another grandma house blowing out at $125,000 over list, which isn’t remarkable. But this is the only video ever in which I slipped and fell down:

Some of my best thoughts about the market, long-term:

The Frenzy Cruise was hot all year and a good indicator that buyers will keep paying over list price for a home they really want. It’s just a matter of how much over:

Daughter Natalie had the time of her life touring football stadiums in America with Karol G this summer:

Natalie is in the Rose Parade tomorrow!

She will be dancing in the Grand Finale with Jordin Sparks but will also be featutred with other performers during the parade, starting at 8am Monday!

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