Single Story Homes for Sale in Carlsbad - April 19, 2020 Market Update

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Single Story Homes for Sale in Carlsbad

Market Update as of April 19, 2020


Plenty of Carlsbad home buyers prefer to buy a single story detached home versus a 2-story if they can. While some Carlsbad home buyers simply prefer a single floor layout, there are those with a specific preference for no stairs, sometimes due to a medical need.


The overall Carlsbad inventory has improved since the beginning of the year but remains limited. Buyers have options, almost all resales, if a detached single story home is desired - there is 1 new construction home available, along with a home in Robertson Ranch built in 2018.


single story homes in CarlsbadSingle story detached homes, especially newly built homes, are harder to find in Carlsbad; some planned communities do not even build them because of added construction costs and other considerations.


At the present time Carlsbad single story homes are about 19% of the total inventory in detached single family homes, a modest improvement from the beginning of the year.


Right now we have only 1.5 months of inventory of single story detached homes, based on the rate of sales for the last 3 months, a market that strongly favors sellers.


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Here’s an overview of the current market for single story homes and recent sales so far in 2020.


There are 24 single story detached homes for sale in Carlsbad right now; 1 is new construction and 1 was built in 2018. You can view the complete inventory of single story homes for sale in Carlsbad here.


The Carlsbad single story homes for sale range in price from $695,000 with 660 SF and 2 bedrooms and 1 bath (and a big lot to develop), up to $3,299,000 for a development listing that includes 2 homes with views plus 3 additional lots in Olde Carlsbad.


Current listings have been on the market an average of 28 days.


Are homes going pending quickly in this market, given the health issues and our stay-at-home order? The answer is yes - the average time on market for pending sales is 18 days (see the next section), although the answer is yes for some, while others languish on the market.



There are 16 single story homes that are pending. These homes range in price from $729,900 to $1,795,000; homes were on the market for an average of 18 days before going under contract; half of these homes went pending in 1 week or less.


Marketing time remains fairly short and some properties go pending the day they hit the market or within several days. As a buyer be aware that if you like a property you do not want to delay your decision and making an offer.


Commonly price is an issue with homes that are not selling fairly quickly. Condition issues and location can also be contributing factors to longer marketing time.



54 single story detached homes have sold in Carlsbad in 2020 so far, 22% of all the detached single family home sales. The average sales price was $1,050,304 (median price was $950,612), with sales price ranging from $715,000 to $2,295,000.


Carlsbad single story detached homes sold, on average, in 25 days. 26% of the transactions were cash, and buyers negotiated an average of 1% off the original list price for their new homes. At the same time, however, 25 buyers (46%) paid full price or more for their new homes, a good indication of the competition.


If you would like to discuss your housing needs in Carlsbad or nearby communities, and in particular your search for a single story home, or want to know more about how to buy a home in Carlsbad, please give me a call at (760) 840-1360. I would be pleased to discuss your wants, needs, and budget, and work with you to create a strategy to help you find the right single story home, or other property, in one of Carlsbad’s neighborhoods.


Carlsbad homes searchTo start your search for single level homes for sale in Carlsbad, use the link below with regular updates from the MLS 24/7.


Or search all Carlsbad homes for sale by clicking on the photo to the right>>>>>>.


Better yet let’s discuss your specific criteria (budget, size, location, style) and I will create a custom search for you as well as watch the market.


If you have a Carlsbad home you are considering selling, call me at (760) 840-1360 so we can discuss your needs, timing, a market and equity analysis, and plan a strategy to prepare your home for the market and get it sold for top dollar.


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Comments (14)

Sally Crane
WMS - Unity, WI
Woodland appraisal support.

Thanks for the update Jeff, all the best to you as you get many of these properties listed and sold.



Apr 19, 2020 07:13 PM
Joseph Doohan
Joseph Doohan - Las Vegas, NV
I offer business strategy advice for realtors

Thanks for sharing this information on your local market, great information. I hope you have a great day ahead.

Apr 20, 2020 12:21 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Jeff.

That is a slim inventory at best.  Hopefully, it will change when the state opens up

Apr 20, 2020 01:28 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Jeff Dowler, CRS - At this point I would opt for single story homes.

Apr 20, 2020 06:32 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Carlsbad home buyers and sellers are likely to value this real estate market report, Jeff!

Apr 20, 2020 08:06 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Jeff and good job with the information for  the Carlisbad area to share with us here in the Rain.


Apr 20, 2020 12:16 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff I am at the point in life that the stairs in my Cape style house are becoming a chore.  Single floor living is in my future.

Apr 20, 2020 02:35 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thank you Sally Crane and Joseph Doohan 

We'll see what happens won't we, James Dray ? But it's actually better than earlier this year for single story buyers.


Apr 20, 2020 03:18 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I get that! Our first home here in CA was a single story and I really grew to like it, Grant Schneider Some day again!!


Apr 20, 2020 03:27 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat  and Will Hamm 

I certainly understand that George Souto  I hope to live in a single story home again some day!


Apr 20, 2020 03:29 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, great report for potential buyers looking for homes in Carlsbad.  I know many of my buyers would prefer a one-story home.

Apr 22, 2020 01:08 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Joan Cox , thanks!

A single story home is a pretty popular request in my experience, too. Some buyers are open to 2-story if there is a MBR on the first floor, but that's not always easy to find.


Apr 23, 2020 06:05 PM