Single Story Homes for Sale in Carlsbad - July 27, 2021 Market Update

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Single Story Homes for Sale in Carlsbad CA

Market Update as of July 27, 2021


Carlsbad home buyers sometimes prefer a 1-story single family home when searching for a new place to live.


Searching the MLS for a Carlsbad home for saleThe reasons for this can vary from a simple preference for a single story floor plan, to a medical need necessitating 1 floor living.


Some buyers are willing to purchase a 2-story home as long as there is a master bedroom with bath on the main floor, however these tend to be hard to find; often the 1st floor bedroom is a smaller guest room and the bath may only be a half bath.


The overall Carlsbad inventory remains tight (here’s the June 2021 Housing Market Report for Carlsbad). All existing single story listings are resales - there is no new single story construction at this time in the MLS.


As of the time of this report we have a 19-day supply of single story detached homes, based on the rate of sales for the last 3 months, a market that very strongly favors sellers. We have, however, seen an increase in inventory since the end of May 2021.


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Here’s an overview of the current market for single story homes and recent sales in 2021.




There are 18 single story detached homes for sale in Carlsbad, about 21% of the total inventory of single family homes for sale (1 home is listed as Active Under Contract).


single story homes in CarlsbadYou can view the complete inventory of single story homes for sale in Carlsbad here.


Prices range from $595,000 for a 1642 SF in a 55+ community, up to $2,700,000 for an ocean-front home with 1636 SF in the Terramar neighborhood. Four of the 18 homes are priced under $1,000,000.


These homes have been on the market an average of 22 days; the most expensive home has been listed for 170 days, which impacts the average marketing time.




There are 16 pending single story homes.


Homes range in price from $789,000 to $2,099,000.


Days on Market (DOM) averaged 22 days before going pending, with 4 homes going pending within 1 week.


Not all homes are going pending quickly, but it’s wise as a Carlsbad home buyer to see homes that interest you as soon as you can and make a decision quickly about making an offer so you don’t miss out on the opportunity. Be aware there is likely to be competition.


Price is often an issue with homes that are not selling fairly quickly, however location (e.g., views, noise) and condition issues may also lead to longer marketing times. Do not automatically assume there is a serious problem with a home simply because it hasn’t sold quickly.




136 single story detached homes have sold in Carlsbad thus far in 2021, 21% of the total detached single family home sales (657).


The average sales price was $1,255,474 and a median price of $1,230,000. Sales prices range from $438,575 (in a 55+ community – all the homes selling for $600,000 or less were in the same 55+ community) to $2,475,000.


On average Carlsbad single story detached homes sold in 14 days, with 68% going pending in 1 week or less. As recommended earlier, buyers should not delay seeing homes they like or making an offer if it’s the right home.


Some buyers negotiated their purchases down from the asking price. However, 4 out of 5 buyers (81%) paid full price or more for their new homes, with 1 home selling for $375,000 over the asking price.



If you would like to discuss your particular housing needs in Carlsbad, or in nearby communities, 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 specific needs, lifestyle, and budget, and help you create a strategy to find the right single story home, or other property.


You can search for single level homes for sale in Carlsbad, using the link below (with updates from the MLS 24/7).


Carlsbad home search linkSearch all Carlsbad homes for sale by clicking on the photo to the right, if you are flexible around the style of home>>>>>>


If you prefer, after discussing your personal needs and preferences (budget, size, location, style) I will create a custom Carlsbad home search from the MLS.


Are you considering selling your Carlsbad home? Let’s talk more about that!! Please call me at (760) 840-1360 so we can discuss your housing needs, timing, and a market and equity analysis for your property. Then we’ll create a strategy to prepare your home for the market and get it sold for the best price, terms and conditions.


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Comments (15)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Jul 27, 2021 06:19 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat  It's been a challenging market but nice to see a little uptick in the inventory for buyers!


Jul 27, 2021 07:45 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff at this point in my life single story homes rank very high on my list, so if I was to move out there, it would be a single story home we would talk about.

Jul 28, 2021 11:56 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS - It is hard enough to find homes for buyers due to low inventory.  It is even more difficult to find homes with a primary suite on the first level. 

Jul 28, 2021 04:35 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George Souto 

Many people I know prefer single story living! I do as well, but am in a 2-story for now.


Jul 28, 2021 08:55 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That's so true Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  So many of the home with downstairs bedrooms are just guest rooms, not what someone wants for thir primary bedroom. But it is, at least, an option.


Jul 28, 2021 08:57 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Jeff, I have more people figuring out for one bedroom for a office and another office also. Think more companies are letting people work from home.


Jul 29, 2021 08:16 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jul 29, 2021 09:10 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

There's been plenty of interest in having space for an office or 2 Will Hamm 

Thank you Roy Kelley 


Jul 29, 2021 09:14 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Jeff. I hope you enjoyed the weekend.

Have a very productive August.

Aug 02, 2021 07:16 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Single homes could have quite the turnover in this market as it is right now

Aug 03, 2021 09:34 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Jeff Dowler, CRS - it's always nice to know what's going on in your world. No matter what the market is like, you tell the story completely without getting rattled. You are cool like a cucumber and always straightforward!

Aug 06, 2021 04:36 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday morning, Jeff.

Take care, be safe and have a productive week.

Aug 08, 2021 09:53 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

That's a wonderful, in-depth report on homes for sale in Carlsbad. Great details to share with your new clients.

Aug 10, 2021 07:28 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff hope you are contributing to these statistics, Endre

Aug 10, 2021 10:39 PM