San Diego home prices: among the highest in the nation?

By Vicki Johnson

San Diego home prices

have undergone many changes since their last peak in 2005. However, current numbers show that America’s Finest City is still holding strong on the national scale. According to the


, steady home value increases over the past year have landed San Diego a slot among the top ten most expensive metro areas in the nation. Coming in at number eight alongside New York, Boston, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, San Diego’s current median listing price stands at $375,000 – a figure topping the median prices in both New York and Boston and signifying a significant recovery for the local real estate market.

What do nationally competitive real estate prices mean for the San Diego market moving into the New Year? For one thing, they reinforce predictions for a real estate recovery; and not only that, they pose a prime opportunity for home sellers waiting for the right time to put their homes on the market. With strong home values and steep competition for property throughout San Diego County, the market climate is set to benefit smart sellers – especially those with property for sale in highly desirable areas including Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla, Carlsbad, Del Mar and other North County communities.

Selling a home in San Diego: making the market work for you

Of course, the best way to take advantage of today’s home values is to work alongside a seasoned real estate expert – and to craft a custom sales plan that presents your home in the best possible light. Buyer competition doesn’t automatically translate into successful sales; and while the elements are all in place, a local real estate agent can help you take those elements and transform them into a rewarding sales experience.

As a long-established

real estate agent in Rancho Santa Fe

, La Jolla, Del Mar and other San Diego communities, I know how to make the market work for you. My dedication to customer service and a personalized approach ensures that your home will be in good hands – and that everything about our work together will be designed to suit your priorities, needs and vision. To learn more about San Diego home prices, or to get a custom quote, contact me,

Vicki Johnson

, today. Call me directly at 619-559-2638, or go online to