Nestled in a long valley in the coastal mountains of San Diego County, Escondido is a thriving community that offers a blend of city living and country comfort. Founded in 1888, Escondido's earliest industry was agriculture and the original community had a population of less than 800. Today, the city is home to more than 120,000 residents and is North San Diego County's largest city. Escondido also features a diversity of business activity with an extensive retail and manufacturing base.
Escondido, which means, "hidden valley" in Spanish, lies about 18 miles inland, 100 miles south of Los Angeles and 30 miles northeast of San Diego. It is a highly desirable place to live with attractive homes, numerous parks, lakes, a sports center, more than a dozen golf courses, great restaurants, wineries, shopping centers, good schools and a comprehensive healthcare system. The rolling hills provide fertile ground for the area's many avocado and citrus groves.
Local attractions include the California Center for the Arts, the San Diego Wild Animal Park and the Lawrence Welk Resort. The city itself is home to a number of parks. Residents also have easy access to more than 20 area golf courses. Students are served by the Escondido Union Elementary and Escondido Union High School districts. The Escondido real estate market is diverse and relatively affordable. Single-family homes for sale, condominiums and townhouses are available in a wide range of prices.
Escondido, CA Real Estate Market: Prices of Escondido Houses for Sale
Escondido's real estate offerings consist primarily of condominiums, townhouses and single-family homes. Escondido condos and townhouses can be found in a variety of styles at prices ranging from the low $100,000s in communities such as Village Green and Hidden Glen to the $500,000s for properties in Champagne Village and Sonata. Many units offer beautiful scenic hill, mountain, greenbelt or city lights views and a number include access to community facilities such as swimming pools and spas.
Escondido houses are priced starting at $225,000 in communities including Mountain Shadows, Chateau Heritage and East Escondido. Prices for large estate properties on spacious lots can exceed $2.5 million. Some Escondido homes are located in country club communities and feature scenic golf course views, while others are located on substantial acreage and include hill, mountain, greenbelt, city lights or ocean views. A few horse properties are available, as is a limited amount of Escondido land for custom development.
"Durrell Thomas : Your Local Real Estate Expert in Escondido, California"
San Marcos Real Estate Company
100 E. San Marcos Blvd. - #400
San Marcos, California 92069
Durrell Thomas: A 10+ year veteran, Durrell Thomas is one of San Diego North County's leaders in residential real estate. Together with his full-service team, he offers clients an unmatched level of market knowledge, service, and integrity.
Durrell has lived in San Diego County for over 20 years and knows the local real estate market better than anyone else. His team shares his vision in providing unparalleled service and professionalism every single time. "Our team of buyer agents is dedicated to providing you with top-notch service, and the best part of it all is that our services are free to buyers, with sellers paying for your buyer agent."
From first-time home buyers to CEOs to some of the county's finest builders, the team's client base is as diverse as the properties they represent. They have extensive experience in the condo, townhouse, single-family home, and new construction markets. They also assist clients who are moving out of the area by introducing them to top agents in other communities.
Durrell's team makes a significant investment in the properties they sell. Before putting a home on the market, they work with their sellers to optimize the presentation of their home, identify their target market, develop a strategic marketing plan, analytically assess market value, and prepare customized marketing materials including brochures, floor plans, and photography. Once listed, they offer a comprehensive mix of high-quality print and web-based advertising venues as well as email feedback after each showing.
Durrell enjoys local events, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. He lives in San Marcos
2173 Salk Ave. Suite 175
Calsbad, California 92008
Adam Johnson:Adam Q.: Your all time favorite loan pro!
After serving our country with the United States Navy as an Aircraft Mechanic and E-5 door gunner, Adam decided to go into the mortgage lending business to help others achieve the American Dream of homeownership, a decision he made 24 years ago. Noted for being a straight shooter with a great amount of experience, Adam is appreciated by his borrowers for his honesty, integrity, and for his no-nonsense approach in getting the best deal possible. "When I tell you that you qualify for a loan, you can take it to the bank. I always make sure my clients are well taken care of, no matter what!"
Adam has been involved in many aspects of real estate over the course of his career, and has always been a consistent top producer who is most proud of the Customer Service Awards that he received in the past. He also received an award from the North San Diego Association of Realtors for service.
As a veteran, Adam holds a special place for VA loans and he will be the first to tell you that they are one of the best deals around. He also does all kinds of residential financing, construction loans and has a background in cash flow analysis as it relates to investment properties, but his primary focus lies in Jumbo and VA loan programs.
Adam lives in North San Diego where he and his wife support the local youth tennis program. He enjoys racing his yacht and is active in the junior sailing program in Oceanside. He also holds a US Coast Guard Captain's License. When he's not racing his yacht or working, you can find Adam surfing in San Diego's great waves. Lender Info
Escondido Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of March 3rd, 2014: homes priced around $455,738 compared to $425,364 the previous week, showing a increase of more than +7%. For Friday, March 7th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.33%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.34%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.37%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.69%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Escondido CA. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Escondido to help you find the best home!