Condos and Townhomes in Carlsbad Village – Market Update Oct. 2020

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Condos and Townhomes for Sale in Carlsbad Village

Market Update October 2020


Buyers seeking to move to Carlsbad Village, to retire there, or perhaps acquire a vacation home to enjoy the beach lifestyle, have a number of options, both resale as well as new construction. And of course there is the opportunity to enjoy all the amenities and services in Carlsbad Village close by, plus 7 miles of beaches. And for some being able to see the ocean and sunset from their home is a big plus.


In addition to current new construction offerings, there are several townhome projects underway or approved that should be ready for occupancy in 2021 (timing to be determined). More on that in a moment.


Be sure to check out the buyer and seller resources below, including downloadable guides and several video series.



2555 State Street in Carlsbad Village Carlsbad CAResale townhomes and condos (e.g., Seagrove, Summerhouse) vary widely in terms of proximity to the beach, their views, overall living space, number of bedrooms and baths, number of floors, outdoor space offered, and other features.


It’s important to have a good idea of what type of property meets your needs, and to know your budget, if you are going to be searching for a home in Carlsbad Village.


Resale prices for condos and townhomes in the Village itself (92008), or close by, range from $1,100,000 to $2,995,000 currently. If you are willing to live outside the Village (e.g., east of the freeway or to the south) you will find other opportunities and lower prices.



New construction condos and townhomes in the Village, or within a few blocks of downtown, include Carlyle (mostly 1-level condos), Bungalows 8 (3-level townhomes 3 blocks to the beach), and Eleven West (eleven 3-story townhomes several blocks south of the Village, about half are sold). The 14 townhomes at Beachwalk at Roosevelt by the post office have all sold.


Current MLS prices for new construction townhomes and condos in Carlsbad Village range from $1,169,000 to $4,395,000. Be aware that not all new construction homes may be listed in the MLS – if you have an interest in new construction homes, give me a call at (760) 840-1360 and I will get you the information you need about what’s available and the pricing. Then we can arrange a tour of any properties that are of interest.


Keep in mind that buying a home in a new construction complex differs in some important ways from buying a resale.

(1) You will want to bring your Realtor with you on the first visit or you will become the client of the builder and therefore not have someone who is representing you & looking out for YOUR best interests. 

(2) What you see in that gorgeous model is not what you are going to get in your new home, unless you pay for all the upgrades and even then there are differences in terms of what may be available to you.

(3) You may not have choices for certain items in the floor plan you like, depending on what homes are available and how far along they are in building them, e.g., flooring, kitchen cabinetry.



Now for some projects under development. Laguna Row is a collection of 13 detached townhomes at the north end of town overlooking the Buena Vista Lagoon, due for occupancy in the Fall of 2021. 5 homes are already reserved. These range in size from 1550 F to 2246 SF, with 3 – 4 bedrooms, and pricing reportedly starts at $995,000 but stay tuned for updates.


Seaglass is being built on State Street in the North State area of the Village. This small complex will be 8 4-story townhomes (garage plus 3 levels), all with 3 bedrooms except one 1-bedroom unit. No pricing is available yet that I have seen but I will keep you posted as I learn more.




If you are hoping to buy a home in the near future, you might want to read this article – Home Buyers, Are You Up to Facing Today’s Competition? This housing market is pretty competitive right now and tends to favor sellers, due to the low interest rates, the buyer demand, and the low inventory.


And with the pandemic, there are some important things to know about showings and related matters – check out 8 Things to Know About Buying a Home During the Pandemic. And for sellers – there are 9 Things to Know About Selling a Home During the Pandemic.


If your plan is to buy a second home in Carlsbad Village, or nearby, you will find the 10 Essential Things to Consider When Buying a Second Home Part I and Part II helpful, especially if you have not owned a vacation home before!


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You can search for homes in the 92008 which includes Carlsbad Village by clicking on the link below. Keep in mind that new construction is not always listed in our MLS so if you require more information, please reach out to me at (760) 840-1360.


I can also create a custom search for your straight from the MLS based on your particular criteria (size, bedrooms, budget, area) if you prefer.


Carlsbad home search linkIf you are open to considering single family homes as well in your home search, and other areas of Carlsbad, you can search the complete inventory of homes by clicking on the photo to the right (again, not all new construction homes may be listed, but ask me).


Please reach out to me at (760) 840-1360 so we can discuss your specific housing needs, budget, and lifestyle, so we can create a strategy to get you into a Carlsbad home, in the Village or elsewhere, when the time is right for you.




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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I just checked and our condo and townhome Market is very depressed. I'm glad to see there's life in yours Jeff Dowler, CRS 

Oct 17, 2020 08:18 PM #1
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

The condo and townhome market HAS slowed here as well. New construction is selling pretty well but it's slower for resale homes.


Oct 17, 2020 09:01 PM #2
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Jeff Dowler, CRS - I think the condos in Westchester are lagging behind single homes just as they are in your area.

Oct 18, 2020 04:34 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Jeff. So many options for Carlsbad Village and I got it covered. 760-840-1360! Recognize the number? Enjoy your day!

Oct 18, 2020 06:19 AM #4
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS - You made such a key point about new condos and townhomes in Carlsbad not always being listed in the MLS.  Buyers won't find these gems on Zillow and they need to contact you for help in searching for the right fit for them.

Oct 18, 2020 07:55 AM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Families on the move will certainly appreciate your local real estate reports.

Oct 18, 2020 07:59 AM #6
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Jeff Dowler, CRS I used to love that area and hanging at Coyote's and listening to the bands play while sipping a beer outdoors. What an atmosphere.

Oct 18, 2020 10:03 AM #7
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff those prices are FAR above what a condo or townhouse would go for here in CT., even one with a waterfront view.

Oct 18, 2020 01:28 PM #8
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

And I've recently heard that is true in general Grant Schneider 

Ha ha Wayne Martin  Got it!! And thank you!!


Oct 18, 2020 05:38 PM #9
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  Thank you. Given our market builders really don't need to list in the MLS. There is usually much more available than what you see in their online listings with new releases, etc.


Oct 18, 2020 05:40 PM #10
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thank you for the kind words Roy Kelley 

Rocky Dickerson  Yep the dowtown area has gotten to be quite popular, and Coyote Bar and Grill is still there, along with other popular bars and restaurants (a number of new ones).


Oct 18, 2020 05:42 PM #11
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George Souto  The rices have definitley gone up over the years. There are some ondos and townhomes not in the Village itself in the $700s and $800s!


Oct 18, 2020 05:44 PM #12
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Condos and Townhomes are such an interesting market just because of their unique form of ownership, architecture,  and more, Jeff Dowler, CRS  .... add the flavor, pricing, and rules/regulations of local markets and it's easy to see why any prospective buyer needs a well-versed educated local professional (such as yourself) to assist them.  Interesting and informative post ... thank you!


Oct 19, 2020 02:17 PM #13
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Carlsbad Village home buyers and sellers are sure to value your real estate market report, Jeff.

Oct 23, 2020 06:29 AM #14
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