Some people buy houses in Encinitas that are well within their price range, and then fix up the home to resell it down the road. Buying a fixer upper home in San Diego is not for the faint of heart, as you will need to get down and dirty fixing up a depleted home. Pulling out drywall, replacing cabinets, lugging old appliances out of the house, and plumbing fixes are all part of the myriad of projects that are required in fixing up an old home.
Whether you choose to buy an easy or extremely difficult house to fix up and resell later on, or live in permanently with the satisfaction that you rebuilt it from the ground up, is totally up to you. But whatever type of fixer upper house in Encinitas or house in San Diego County you end up buying, take a look at this article from HGTV Front Door about some things to know about buying a house that requires a lot of improvements in and out of the house.