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By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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8 Home Buying Tips for First Time Buyers Buying a home is a huge process and a substantial financial one. As a first time buyer there are some important things you should do in order to have a good experience and be successful in your quest to become a homeowner. So, assuming you have made the de...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Waters End Single Family Homes for Sale in Carlsbad Near the Beaches Carlsbad buyers who are interested in single family detached homes near the beach may find the homes at Waters End, in the 92011 area, of interest.   Where is Waters End Located in Carlsbad? Waters End is located west of the 5 f...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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The Tanglewood Condo Community in Carlsbad California Tanglewood is located in north Carlsbad in the 92010 area, and is one of the larger condo communities in Carlsbad. Read more about Carlsbad here. Where is Tanglewood Located?Tanglewood is about 3 miles from the ocean, off Carlsbad Village Driv...

By Dennis and Sunshine Smith, Making a Difference 4U in San Diego Real Estate
(RE/MAX By-the-Sea (N Coastal San Diego))
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Are you looking for the perfect solution for your older loved ones who hate the idea of moving into a rest home?A home with a granny flat might just be the answer you need! Our grandparents and relatives are important. No matter what you do in life, who you become, where you live, who you are wit...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Market Update for the Rancho Carrillo Community in Carlsbad In this market report we focus on activity in Rancho Carrillo since the beginning of 2017 and a look at current offerings. But first a quick overview of this residential area.  Rancho Carrillo is a master planned community located in nor...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Sellers Want to Know: How Much Will I Make on the Sale of my Home  As with home buyers, there are multiple costs a seller will need to pay in a real estate transaction here in the Carlsbad, and it’s important to understand what to expect so there are no, or few, surprises during the process.  If ...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Buyer FAQ: How Do I Pay my Property Taxes and When are They Due? You've probably heard that nothing in this world is certain, except death and taxes. Or some variation of that. That, of course, includes California property taxes. Buyers commonly ask about property taxes when buying a home here in...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Buyer FAQ: When Getting a Loan What Does “Clear to Close” Mean?  For home buyers in Carlsbad, there are several common phrases typically heard in a real estate transaction that will bring a smile to the face, and perhaps a more jubilant reaction.  The first is “your offer has been accepted.” Who ...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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What’s the Value of my San Marcos Home? The San Marcos real estate market continues to shift. These data do not include private sales or manufactured housing; the numbers are derived from the MLS and are believed to be accurate at the time this report was published, but are not guaranteed. Media ...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Buyer FAQ:Can I Make an Offer Contingent on Selling My Current Home?  While not a common question, some buyers, those who own a home and need to sell it in order to buy a new one, ask if they can make an offer on a home here in the Carlsbad area that is contingent on them selling their current ho...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Buyer FAQ:How Do I Make an Offer in a Competitive Bid Situation? No buyers really want to have to compete against other buyers for a house they have fallen in love with and wish to buy. It’s tough enough just going through the offer process! And it’s pretty scary for first time buyers who have no...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Buyer FAQ - What is a Deposit and How Much Should I Submit with my Offer? An important decision you need to make when submitting an offer is the amount of the initial deposit, and something you must know about how to buy a house.  While it might not rank up there with the matter of the offering p...

By Dennis and Sunshine Smith, Making a Difference 4U in San Diego Real Estate
(RE/MAX By-the-Sea (N Coastal San Diego))
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 Why is a home with a guest house the right choice for you? The “guest house” in a home is also called by many other names, technically, it’s an accessory dwelling unit. To the family-oriented, it’s a “granny flat” or an “in-law suite.” To some, it’s more popularly known as a “casita,” which mean...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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3-Bedroom Homes for Sale in Carlsbad as of May 2017  For some buyers in Carlsbad, a 3 bedroom home is exactly what they are seeking, and need. Perhaps it’s a first home, or they are downsizing. Here’s the market update on 4-bedroom Carlsbad homes for sale if that fits your needs better.  The supp...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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What Do You Do While Waiting for a Buyer? I was on my way to meet my buyers for a showing in 10 minutes and got a text message they were running late, given their baby was still sleeping. What to do? I called the seller to let her know - not a problem, thank goodness, and she appreciated the comm...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Buyers, What Are Your Deal Killers?  Knowing what you want in a new home, or better yet what you need and why, is essential in any house search in order to be effective. I’ve talked about this before in my series on how to buy a house. You’ll waste plenty of time if you really don’t have a good i...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Get Ready for the Popular Summer Flicks at the Fountain 2017 in Carlsbad Village Summer is almost here, which means the return of the popular Flicks at the Fountain. Carlsbad Village will be offering the free Flicks at the Fountain outdoor movie series in Carlsbad on Thursday nights beginning Jul...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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4-Bedroom Homes for Sale in Carlsbad as of May 2017 It’s common for buyers in Carlsbad to seek more space in a single family detached home. And for many buyers, a 4-bedroom house is ideal and meets the needs for extra space which can include: Room for the Immediate HouseholdAdditional Guest Space...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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How to Buy a Carlsbad Home with a Pool andEnjoy the Carlsbad Outdoor Lifestyle  Buyers seeking a new home in Carlsbad are often interested in having a private pool, while others prefer a community one to avoid the maintenance issues.   Given the number of Carlsbad homes with pools typically on th...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Arts and Culture Plan for Carlsbad CA is Underway  The arts have been a big part of the Carlsbad community for years, and I’ve seen plenty of growth and changes in the arts and culture since moving here 12 years ago from Boston. Opportunities are everywhere – public art, theater, music programs, ...

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