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The Southern California Relocation Dude, originally from Boston, shares what he knows about Carlsbad and other North San Diego County communities. Whether you are interested in specific Carlsbad neighborhoods, things to do (e.g., shopping, touristy stuff, recreation, dining), or local housing market conditions, you'll find it here. Search for Carlsbad homes for sale (and other nearby coastal areas, too), learn about new neighborhoods, and get the scoop on the things YOU should know about buying and selling a home in Carlsbad or nearby. Let me know how I can help you! And if you are planning a relocation to or from the area, you'll find lots of tips about relocation, whether you are a buyer or a seller.

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2006 

If you are a serious seller and are setting out to hire a good listing agent, I would encourage you to consider the following. Hiring the right person will help you avoid the things I discussed in my earlier posts (Part 1, Part 2), and probably avoid a long drawn-out sale...or worse, having your ...
12/31/2006
Now that you have that nagging feeling your agent is NOT doing the job, what can you do about it?Since you are already in a contract (I'll talk more about prevention in another post) you will have to confront the issues. But make sure you have really thought it through and are not just responding...
12/31/2006
As a seller, what do you do when you get that sinking feeling the agent you hired to help sell your house isn't cutting the mustard? What are the tell-tale signs and what should you do about it? Let's talk about the job not getting done first.Let's face it...in this market many houses are not goi...
12/30/2006
I read Randy Prothero's inspiring post the other day, and it got me thinking more about how I contribute to my community currently, but also how I could do more. But rather than talk about the volunteering, I wanted to comment on the importance of sharing financially in ways that can benefit othe...
12/29/2006
Here is a summary of the market statistics from the MLS for Oceanside for the month of November.The data show a drop of 10% in the inventory since the previous month, likely due, in part, to the time of year. Again we see that the median price for attached homnes is down 2% from 1 year ago, where...
12/29/2006
Here are the summary statistics from the MLS for Oceanside for the month of October. The statistics show a drop in inventory since September, and a small drop in Median price for attached homes from 1 year ago, but no change in MEdian from the prior month for either attached or detached homes.AS ...
12/29/2006
I just learned this a short time ago and wanted to share the information for those who may not yet know.The President just signed a new bill that goes into effect in 2007. This bill will allow for mortgage insurance premiums to be deducted - potentially a great savings for some individuals. The d...
12/20/2006
Here's part 2 of my short series on strategies for SERIOUS SELLERS (if you missed Part 1...).Consider a home inspection before you list - It's important to learn about problems your home might have (especially if you have owned your home for more than a few years) and take care of these issues, p...
12/18/2006
If you are thinking about putting your house on the market to see what might happen (testing the waters, so to speak), this article is NOT for you. I writing for serious sellers (e.g., those who REALLY need to sell due to family situation, divorce, relocation) who are truly committed to doing wha...
12/18/2006
Here are the market statistics from the MLS  for October and November 2006 for San Marcos. As in other North County communities the inventory dropped a bit from October to November. In San Marcos the absorption rate also dropped. There was a small drop off in median price in November for both att...
12/11/2006
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