What’s My Vista Home Worth? Vista Real Estate Market in July 2022

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Vista Home Sales for July 2022


Vista gated community and a home search linkVista is located in inland North San Diego County, bordering Oceanside, Carlsbad and San Marcos. Vista has a diverse range of housing options, with tract home communities, condos and townhomes, rental complexes, and 55+ communities.


There are also homes in rural settings and on the hills with large lots and often great views.


Vista offers mixed use and agricultural areas, plus a growing and changing downtown with a wide range of shopping and dining opportunities and services.  Major commuting routes (e.g., the 15 and 78 freeways) are readily accessible. There is also a popular Farmers Market on Saturdays at the Vista Courthouse Complex on Melrose – it’s worth visiting often to buy fresh produce, artisanal foods, and more.


It’s essential that buyers and sellers in the Vista housing market have up-to-date information on local market conditions so they are able to make educated decisions about selling and buying Vista homes for sale.


The following data are taken from the MLS (private sales are not included, nor are multifamily properties, or mobile homes). The data are believed to be reliable at the time this report was written but are not guaranteed.


65 homes sold in Vista in July, 25% fewer sales than last month, another decline. Here are the specifics:


Single Family Homes Sold
54 (down 23%); 12 Average Days on Market; Average Sales Price was $901,934 (down by 3%); Average sales price was 98% of original asking price


Condos, Townhomes & Duplexes Sold
11 (down by 6); 13 Average Days on Market; Average Sales Price $607,727 (up 2%); Average sales price was 99% of original asking price


There were substantially fewer sales in July than last month, in particular for detached single family home sales. The average sales price was lower for single family homes, but was higher for condos, townhomes and duplexes.


The average marketing time was 1 day longer for single family homes and 3 days longer for condo, townhome and duplex sales. Sales prices ranged from $350,000 to $3,000,000.


You may wonder if Vista homes are still selling quickly? The answer is yes, with almost half the homes, 46%, going pending in 1 week or less. Thus buyers must be prepared to decide quickly about touring homes and then making offers.

 Vista home at Laurel Pointe

Many buyers were able to negotiate their home prices, but at the same time 29% paid over list price, fewer than last month. This is important to bear in mind when deciding on your offer.


The median sales price of the single family homes was $821,500 (down 5%), and $680,000 (up 18%) for condos, townhomes and duplexes compared to June.


There were 147 homes for sale in Vista at the end of July, an increase from last month (126), and good news for buyers. Home prices ranged from $399,000 to $2,325,000. This represents an inventory of 1.7 months for single family homes (up from 1.3 months last month), based on the current rate of sales over the last 3 months, and 1.4 months of inventory for condos, townhomes and twinhomes (up from 19 days in June).


Vista remains a very strong seller’s market despite the inventory increase.


The number of new listings that came on the market in July (96) dropped substantially, by 28%, from last month. 61 homes went pending in July, excluding homes that closed escrow that month, 4 fewer than in June. The Vista housing market was still a busy one for buyers and sellers.


I am happy to provide more specifics about the housing market in Vista, including for particular zip codes and neighborhoods that interest you (e.g., Shadowridge, the Buena Creek area). I can also answer your questions about the local housing market, and assist with the purchase, and/or sale, of your Vista home.


Please reach out to me at (760) 840-1360 so we can discuss your personal housing needs, lifestyle, and budget. Then we’ll develop a strategy to buy your new Vista home!


If you would like an estimate of the current market value of your Vista home, please visit my home valuation site. And if you are considering selling your Vista home, let’s discuss the market value and an equity analysis, and talk about your timing and plans. Then we can create a strategy to get your Vista home sold for the best price, terms and conditions.




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Comments (8)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Jeff, good seeing you in the Zoom call yesterday,  those are big plums for sure.  Hope your phone is ringing.


Aug 17, 2022 09:02 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Jeff Dowler, CRS living in a community and state that offers fresh produce is such a bonus and a gift! We get CA peaches and tomatoes here and believe it or not, I always think about you and others on AR when I see CA fresh produce. The other day I stopped at Trader Joes and you popped into mind too. 

Aug 17, 2022 04:56 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Aug 17, 2022 05:12 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks Will Hamm 

You had some good questions for Rocky about video. The length of a video is a tough issue.


Aug 17, 2022 08:24 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

The produce is special here all year round, although best in the summer Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

We used to refer to Trader Joe's as Cater Joe's! When we had our art gallery Cambridge MA and held artist receptions we inevitably did our shopping at TJs for the event - always a success!


Aug 17, 2022 08:26 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I hope they do Myrl Jeffcoat  Thank you.

Buyers, and sellers, really need to understand what's happening in the local housing market when making buying and selling decisions!


Aug 17, 2022 08:29 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS, those plums look delicious. You've provided some great information for Vista home buyers and sellers. Sellers would be happy to see how quickly the homes are selling, some over list price. 

Aug 18, 2022 01:36 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Beth Atalay 

Thank you for the kind words. Yes, the market is still moving fairly quickly overall but certainly shifting in some ways.


Aug 18, 2022 08:34 AM