Carlsbad CA - A Village by the Sea

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CARLSBAD - VILLAGE BY THE SEA

in Southern California

 View of the ocean from Carlsbad State Beach in Calrsbad

 


What an apt name for this charming seaside town located about 35 miles north of San Diego in Southern California. But a sleepy coastal village Carlsbad is not - there is lots going on in this growing community of 105,000.

 

CLICK on the SURFBOARD for the link to each virtual tour  (or the adjacent highlighted link)

 

MY CARLSBAD TOUR will wet your appetite for more to come.

                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                          

 

HOUSING MARKET

 

The housing market in Carlsbad is pretty robust, although like elsewhere in San Diego's North County, the community has experienced a slowing of appreciation, an increase in inventory from a year ago, and an overall shift from fast-moving seller's market to a more buyer-friendly one. Good news for buyers! Despite these changes, Carlsbad home prices, while less than other coastal communities to the south (e.g., Encinitas, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla), remain high, and, at $771,250 for detached homes and $464,750 for attached (as of December 31, 2006), are well above the North County medians of $625,000 and $380,000 respectively.  For more details, read about the overall health of the North County area housing market

 

NOTE: Much has changed since this post was originally written. FOR MORE CURRENT INFORMATION ON PRICING AND SALES, SEE THE FEBRUARY 2017 MARKET REPORT FOR CARLSBAD

 

Carlsbad home with pool

 

Carlsbad real estate covers a broad spectrum of styles, sizes and age, in a number of neighborhoods that will appeal to a diversity of needs. Aviara and La Costa are probably the best known. Whether you desire an apartment, new construction, a gated community of luxury homes, ocean front and ocean view living, retirement housing, assisted living or resort-style accommodations, Carlsbad probably offers what you are seeking, in a climate many residents refer to as "paradise."

 

  Take a TOUR OF SOME OF THE HOUSING in the area for a small sampling of the different types of homes Carlsbad has to offer.

 

 

RESTAURANTS

 

Of course choosing a home you like, in a neighborhood that appeals to your lifestyle, is just part of the task. You might be wondering what Carlsbad offers as far as leisure activities, shopping and dining.

 

UPDATE 2017 - Restaurants come and go, in some cases, and since this article was written a number of restaurants have closed but new ones have opened - here's a list of Carlsbad Restaurants I compiled in early 2016.

 

  If eating out is your thing, TOUR SOME OF CARLSBAD RESTAURANTS (I only offer a small sampling here). But the BEST al fresco dining is on the beach at sunset!

 

 

THINGS TO DO

 

Perhaps you prefer shopping, the arts, and other outdoor activities - well, Carlsbad has that too. There's more information on things to do in the area on my other blog site, At Home in Carlsbad.

 

   Take a TOUR OF THINGS TO DO IN CARLSBAD  

 

 

BEACHES

 

Are you a beach lover? You have come to the right place - Carlsbad is known for its 7 miles of gorgeous beaches, providing year-round enjoyment whether you simply prefer walking, enjoy sunning, collecting shells, chilling out, eating dinner on the beach while the sun sets, or surfing the waves.

 

Terramar Beach in Carlsbad

 

   TAKE A BEACH TOUR.

 

                                                                                   

 

BUYING AND SELLING 

 

If you are buying a home there is lots to do - searching for a home, touring properties and open houses, deciding on your perfect home and making a proposal to the sellers, reviewing and approving lots of paperwork, and for many, getting a loan, until finally you walk in the door of your new home. If you are a first time buyer, you have much to learn.

 

Are you relocating and need to both sell a home and buy a new one? Wow - you have lots to juggle there. Need a moving checklist? Want to know more about the importance of pricing to sell? What about house hunting from a distance? It's all there for you...on Relocation A to Z.

 

And check my VIDEO SERIES - Relocation Tips and Advice - on my YouTube Channel.

 

You might also be interested in the video series on How to Buy a Home and How to Sell a Home.

 

Contemplating trying to sell your home on your own. Read on...before you make that decision to become a FSBO (for-sale-by-owner, or "unrepresented seller"), so you are fully informed.

                                                       

 MARKETING

 

Do you need to sell your home to move up to a larger house, or are you leaving the area? Becoming a knowledgeable seller is important to your success. And the right marketing, and right pricing based on current market conditions, will get you to your goal.

 

The BEST way to learn more is for us to sit down and talk about YOUR needs and plans for selling your home - we'll discuss the market conditions, my written marketing plan, pricing based on the curent market, preparing your home for photos and showings, and so much more. Give me a call today at (760) 840-1360 so we can plan a strategy for you.

 

 

ABOUT ME

 

 

Lastly, you might be looking to hire a real estate professional to help you along the way to finding your new home, and/or to help you sell your current one. I am committed to understanding the needs of my clients and helping them to achieve THEIR goals. I am proud of my referral business and look forward to assisting you with your real estate needs.

 

You can learn more about the personal side of me here.

And the professional.

 

 

Well, that's it.

Thanks for joining me for a tour of this wonderful community.

I hope you had a good time, and will decide to

make Carlsbad YOUR village by the sea!

Jeff

 

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Rainer
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Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky
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Wow, Jeff, you really pulled out all the stops with this one!!
Feb 05, 2007 10:37 AM #1
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Jeff Dowler
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Thanks, Maureen. It was great fun - now I have something to use for relocating folks.

Jeff

Feb 05, 2007 10:52 AM #2
Rainer
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Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky
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I would say you have some great blog bait to attract them to learn more.
Feb 05, 2007 12:04 PM #3
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Kaye Thomas
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Jeff.. I am so impressed.. this is the best use of video on a site that I have seen.. in fact it's so good I would love to steal a few ideas with your permission.. I truly feel as if I know Carlsbad.. of course one of my favorite places is La Costa.. the golf course is fabulous.. This is marketing at it's best!
Feb 05, 2007 12:23 PM #4
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Monika McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area
Jeff, That was awesome! I lov ehow you ste it all up on one Post...very informative.
Feb 05, 2007 12:24 PM #5
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Jay McGillicuddy
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Great job Jeff, we will be posting ours in a little bit. Best of luck to you...
Feb 05, 2007 12:27 PM #6
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Jeff Dowler
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Monika and Jay - thanks so much. Good luck to you, too. I look forward to seeing your tour - I love NH (being a formed Bostonian myself, as you know).

Kaye - no problem. I am flattered. I think we should all share ideas - that's how we learn! Let me know what you end up doing!! And if you get down here, let me know!! I'll buy lunch.

Jeff

Feb 05, 2007 12:44 PM #7
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Kaye Thomas
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Jeff.. What a deal... I get to borrow your ideas and lunch too.. now that's networking.... Come up my way and lunch will be my treat..

Kaye

Feb 05, 2007 12:52 PM #8
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Gena Riede
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Jeff, what a great job! I enjoyed that and made it a Featured Post along with a 5 for "Everything CA" SUPER!
Feb 06, 2007 03:17 AM #9
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Jeff Dowler
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Thank you, Gena. It was fun making it, and I plan to make revisions, update pics, etc. And I now have a marketing piece to use. How cool is that.? Thanks for your kind words.

Jeff

Feb 06, 2007 08:27 AM #10
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Gena Riede
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Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699
Jeff, well you were a winner here. I was very impressed with your tours and was surprised not to see you in the other winning circle...CA thinks your GREAT!
Feb 08, 2007 02:53 PM #11
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Thanks again, Gena.
Feb 08, 2007 08:28 PM #12
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Brian Brady
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Do You have an entry in the Carnival for California Beaches ?
Mar 26, 2007 01:57 PM #13
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Jeff Dowler
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Nope, Didn't know anything about it...until now.  :)

Jeff

Mar 26, 2007 02:02 PM #14
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Nicolette Ceballos, Fountain Valley Now Serving all of California
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Carlsbad is wonderful.  My sister lives on the lagoon in Carlsbad and I always enjoy going down to visit her.  The weather is always perfect.
Apr 26, 2007 04:10 AM #15
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Jeff Dowler
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Thanks, Nicolette. It really is a great town. Keep me in mind if buyer or seller needs arise with your sister or others that she knows. I appreciate your comments.

Jeff

Apr 26, 2007 06:11 AM #16
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Jennifer Dazet
KELLER WILLIAMS BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge, LA
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WOW, I would love to got a place like this.  I may have to make the trip soon. thanks

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Feb 09, 2008 05:37 AM #17
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Jeff Dowler
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Thanks Jennifer. Much appreciated.

Jeff 

Feb 09, 2008 06:11 AM #18
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