Carlsbad's October First-Time Homebuyer Report

Carlsbad is a medium-sized city in California with a median income of $85,263 per household. Besides being very affluent, its population is younger than others with a median age of 40 years. 92009, 92008, and 92011 are its three most populated zip codes. The Carlsbad market mostly consists of detached houses, accounting for 65% of the current homes in the area. Topping the list of best schools in the city is Kelly Elementary School.


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Price Range

The median value of homes in Carlsbad is $537,000, making it one of the most valuable areas in California. At the same time, the average list price of available homes is presently $859,952. The most expensive places to live are 92011, 92009, and 92008. The number of homes coming into the Carlsbad market rose to 205 listings over the last 30 days, while sales remained right where they were as once again 152 homes were sold over the same period.

Curious as to which homes have been getting the most attention in Carlsbad? These listings have stirred up interest and produced the most views:

$999K   $340K   $969K  

Typical Dwelling

A four-bedroom detached home valued around $990,603 is considered a typical dwelling in Carlsbad. If a buyer was looking for a similar home, they would need good credit and a $198,121 cash down payment to get a mortgage with a 3.95% interest rate. The monthly payments would be $3,194 and the property tax rate is $7.35 per $1,000 of taxable assessed value.

Get started right now by checking out Carlsbad homes for sale or reviewing Carlsbad real estate trends.

Data reported through 10/13/2016


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