Carlsbad Homes for Sale & Real Estate Tips

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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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2007 

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As a buyer watching the real estate market, you are undoubtedly aware that there are more "short sale" properties on the market, at least in many areas. A short sale is a home where the market value of the property is LESS than the loan amount owed to one or more lenders. And buyers often believe...
01/31/2007
Here are the summary statistics from the MLS for Del Mar for November and December 2006.Like other North County San Diego communities, Del Mar's housing inventory dropped during the month of December, down 24% from November (the holiday season was a likely contributor). The town, due to its small...
01/31/2007
Here are the summary MLS statistics for Solana Beach for the months of November and December 2006.Most notable is the downward shift in inventory by 17% from November to December - this is not entirely unexpected due to the holiday season. Solana Beach prices, while showing a small decrease from ...
01/30/2007
Time is marching on as we edge closer to daylight savings time (DST). Remember - spring ahead, fall back? I love having the longer days, but the adjustment in the fall is brutal.But didja know that DST is NEW this year?Yep, congress approved the changes and we get 3, that's right 3, additional we...
01/29/2007
One of the most popular sports and TV events in the history of the world (I exaggerate for effect here) is coming in no time at all - SUPERBOWL SUNDAY. Last year there were an estimated 141 MILLION viewers, give or take a few hundred thousand. This is pretty staggering. It's almost more of a holi...
01/29/2007
Here are the summary statistics from the MLS for Oceanside for the month of December 2006.Most notable was the drop in inventory from the previous month - 18% fewer homes were on the market in December than in November (this was likely due, in part, to the holidays). The prices in Oceanside are r...
01/29/2007
There has been much talk in the media in 2006 about the dramatic changes in the housing market here in San Diego. Headlines have shouted out the huge drop in sales and the declines in prices from the front pages and the business section on a regular basis. There seems to be a particular delight o...
01/29/2007
Please don't get the wrong idea here, although you may be wondering where this is going.The weather is beautiful (aaah, but I am here in Southern California) and it's suppose to get close to 70 degrees today.Had a good night sleep, for once (our playful cat only woke me one time).I am starting to...
01/25/2007
Aviara - A Resort Residential Community in Carlsbad CA     Aviara is perhaps the most upscale area of Carlsbad (link is to a short virtual tour of Carlsbad, with music, so turn up the sound), anchored by the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort (formerly the Four Seasons Aviara Resort).   Don't miss the AVIA...
01/24/2007
The La Costa area of Carlsbad (link is to a virtual tour of Carlsbad - ALSO see lifestyle tour of La Costa BELOW), in zip code 92009, is one of the better known residential areas along the North San Diego County coast, and a popular Carlsbad neighborhood. La Costa began growing in 1965 when sever...
01/23/2007
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