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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Hah, gotcha!These words (click here, please) must be the mantra of most real estate agents in the 21st century. If not a specific request, then certainly an implied one. Believe it or not, though, there are still some agents who do not have websites. Perhaps they have plenty of referral and past ...
09/30/2007
Anyone who likes big band and swing music in the area likely knows about the Oceanside Big Band Bash at the Beach, especially with this year being the 11th annual concert. If you live in Carlsbad, this is an easy event to get to and, per past reports, very much worthwhile.This event was held toda...
09/29/2007
Many people live in Carlsbad (or elsewhere in the San Diego area) because of the weather. Certainly we have a terrific reputation as a city with wonderful weather most of the year, which is a major reason why so many folks move here. It's hard to argue with weather that is 60 to 80 degrees year-r...
09/28/2007
One of the things that really struck me when I moved to Southern California was the amount of water I saw. A bit of a surprise given we are really in a desert climate and now are having the driest season EVER!Water features, and pools, spa, hot tubs, spools and koi ponds are very popular in Carls...
09/27/2007
Some buyers who are considering Carlsbad homes prefer, or even require, that their new home be in a gated community.Gated communities, for some, provide a sense of security, or at least that perception. And there are often economic reasons for wanting to be in these particular neighborhoods. Othe...
09/27/2007
Have you heard of new urbanism? Or Smart Growth? Do you have a clue as to what these are or how they impact us? Are these some cute new buzzwords in the real estate world? Not at all!Chances are you may have heard of one of these already. But if not, you likely will. And you will be hearing more ...
09/25/2007
One of the features of a more expensive home in Carlsbad and surrounding communities is a casita.A casita is generally defined as a small house or guest house. In this area of Southern California they generally are attached to the main home and consist of a large bedroom, often with a sitting are...
09/25/2007
Lots of buyers looking at Carlsbad homes are interested in a property with a view of some sort, and there are lots of choices, depending on what you want in terms of view.You can acquire a home with a view of the golf course (or even be directly ON the golf course in some cases), especially in th...
09/24/2007
I went to this year's Art Splash in Carlsbad today, just one of the many things to do here. - I'm sorry I missed previous years of this terrific outdoor art-focused event for folks of all ages (but I have only been here for a couple of years). This is the 5th year for this event and it just keeps...
09/23/2007
Julian, California, is known as apple country, and is famous for its apple pies (hence, the Julian Pie Company). And it's not far from Carlsbad, so it's a fun thing to do.As a former New Englander, finding out about Julian has been a treat. I spent many years outside Boston, which as any good New...
09/23/2007
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