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Hi friends,

Spring is always a busy time for home buyers and sellers.

It happens every year… except it didn’t this year.

This spring, instead of waking from its winter slumber, the real estate market stayed under the covers while we tried to understand the unfolding crisis.

Since then, a flood of pent-up demand has poured into the market, driving closing prices higher than ever.

If things keep up, San Diego County home buyers and sellers can expect a very busy and fruitful fall season.

So what can you do to be prepared?

If you’re thinking of buying this fall:

  • Determine your budget, and get preapproved for a loan. This helps you act fast in a fast-moving market.
  • Learn what to expect beforehand. Talk to your agent (we know some great ones) about local market conditions and the buying process.
  • Decide on your deal-breakers and where you can be flexible. Paint and countertops are easily changed. Location and floor plan, not so much.

If you’re thinking of selling this fall:

  • Come up with a plan. Where will you move? Will you rent or buy? Will you invest in high-ROI improvements and staging? It pays to be prepared.
  • Make the most of your time at home by getting your house in selling shape. Declutter and store things away. Boost your curb appeal. Make any necessary repairs.
  • If you plan to buy and sell, then do all of the above!

It’s a unique time to buy or sell, with lots of great reasons to do both. If you feel like it’s time for a change, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re happy to help — let’s talk strategy!

Read on for local updates, featured listings and more!

Talk soon,

Mark and Pete Caspersen

Compass in the News

Compass Launches AI-powered CMA Tool for Agents 

Last month, Compass launched a brand new comparative market analysis (CMA) tool, powered by Compass’ investment in artificial intelligence (AI). “Compass’ new CMA enhances our agents’ market expertise by making AI-powered recommendations and simplifying complex data so they can help their clients build the best possible pricing strategy for their home.”

Continue reading here.

On The Blog

Is Buyer Demand Causing Housing Prices to Rise? What You Need to Know

Are you curious how the recent surge in buyer demand is impacting the housing market? Click here to check out our latest blog post for all you need to know going into the fall season.

Local Happenings

Encinitas Approves Request to Add Private Surf Cameras at Moonlight, Swami’s
A request by Surfline/Wavetrak, Inc. to install surf cameras on city-owned structures at Moonlight and Swami’s beaches won unanimous approval from the City Council last week. For more info on this and upcoming Leucadia roadway projects, click here.
Let’s Continue to Support Local San Diego Farmer’s Markets

Under strict guidelines, many of San Diego’s farmer’s markets have reopened. To attend and show your support for small local businesses, you can find the full list here. Always be sure to check with your local market for open and closing times and details!

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

Sherwin-Williams Predicts These Will Be the Top 

Paint Color Trends of 2021

Sherwin-Williams is preparing to announce its official Color of the Year for 2021 later this month and has released its predictions for the top paint trends to expect in the year to come. After a tumultuous year, Sherwin-Williams has also curated four color palettes that are all about balance and rhythm.

Check out Real Simple’s article for a sneak peek of what’s to come.

34 Elevated Ways To Decorate Your Porch This Fall

Many of us have retreated to our outdoor space to get some fresh air during this season, but just because summer is over doesn’t mean you can’t still make the most of that extra outdoor area. In fact, fall was practically made for front porch decorating. House Beautiful has compiled everything you need to know to revamp your porch this season.

9 Creative Ways Plant Lovers Display Their Greenery

Curating your perfect greenery-filled shelf can be as simple as experimenting with your book-to-plant ratio, getting creative with your mix of plants, or sticking with a consistent color palette of pots. Here are nine ideas Domino has curated to inspire your next greenery arrangement.

Featured Listings

16568 La Gracia | Rancho Santa Fe
5 Beds | 7 Baths | 8,251 Sq. Ft.
Listed for $11,495,000

ACTIVE

1837 Avenida Mimosa | Encinitas
4 Beds | 3 Baths | 2,355 Sq. Ft.

Listed for $1,269,000

PENDING

760 Van Nuys St | San Diego
3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,324 Sq. Ft.
Listed for $1,689,000

PENDING

18192 Via Ascenso | Rancho Santa Fe
5 Beds | 5 Baths | 7,779 Sq. Ft.

Listed for $3,699,000

PENDING | Represented Buyer

14150 Steeple Chase Row | San Diego
3 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 2,947 Sq. Ft.
Listed for $1,729,000

PENDING | Represented Buyer

1460 Spyglass Ct | Encinitas
5 Beds | 4.5 Baths | 4,237 Sq. Ft.

Sold for $2,200,000

SOLD

3445 Camino Alegre | Carlsbad
4 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 2,627 Sq. Ft.
Sold for $1,311,000

SOLD

Estates Dir./Founding Agent

Broker Associate/Founding Agent

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Compass is a real estate broker licensed by the state of California and abides by equal housing opportunity laws. License number 01527365. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footages are approximate. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of real estate brokerage.

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