How Much Value Does a View Add to the Price of a Home?

When you are selling or buying real estate in North County San Diego (Vista, San Marcos, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Escondido, or Fallbrook) a view will add to the value of the home for sale. When we are writing offers on real estate for clients or pricing homes for sale, the type of view the home for sale has matters a lot. So, how do we do it?

There are a lot of variables to consider, especially here in North San Diego County, where we have a variety of types of views. For example, Vista Ca has mountain views, city lights views, ocean views, and panoramic ocean views. An unobstructed ocean view can add substantially more to the value of a home for sale. However, there is not a set percentage. A good way to calculate that in each area would be to look at two similar homes that have sold in that area, with one having an ocean view being the only significant difference, and check the percentage of difference. The home buyer has to decide if it is worth it to spend the extra cash for the lifestyle upgrade of enjoying a view from their new home.

Golf course views present their own particular challenge in pricing. While they can be beautiful, not all buyers are willing to accept the increased noise from golfers or the noise from the frequent mowing that is needed. Homebuyers looking for a home to remind them daily of the joy of golfing may find this to be a necessity!

A good hilltop view is generally not as pricy as a water or ocean view, but also adds value to a home. A nice top of the hill view, is very desirable, and is not uncommon in our hills in North County San Diego in Southern California. The hills here in North San Diego County can offer both hilltop and ocean views, and will usually be a very salable house when correctly priced. They are not uncommon, especially in Vista. They may not be right on the water, but homes with a panoramic view of cities and the ocean are available to buyers in our area. Living in Vista, Oceanside, San Marcos, Carlsbad, or Escondido often offers homebuyers the opportunity to find the right size home to buy, with views, and still have great weather.

These view homes are tucked all over our county, different views for different tastes. Determining their price and value to a buyer, varies. An experienced realtor with a good knowledge of North County San Diego (including Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, Carlsbad, and Fallbrook) can guide you through pricing your home to sell, or offering on a home you wish to purchase. Below are a few homes for sale with views around North County San Diego…

Home for Sale in Vista with Ocean Views: [idx-listing mlsnumber=”120032937″]

Home for Sale with Mountain Views in Vista [idx-listing mlsnumber=”120026246″]

Home with Golf Course Views in Carlsbad [idx-listing mlsnumber=”120033904″]

Home with a Hilltop View in San Marcos [idx-listing mlsnumber=”120031099″]

Home with a View for Sale in Escondido [idx-listing mlsnumber=”120033317″]

With my in-depth real estate knowledge and experience, it is not hard to find you the type of views you would like and give you an estimate of what the homes in that area are selling for right now.

Or, search yourself, at

Jan Bowman, REALTOR
The Cristine Clark Team at Realty Executives
760-801-2459 direct

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