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 

I don't like blogging. Am I taking a risk by saying that here, on ActiveRain, THE real estate blogging mecca? Probably. But I don't care. It has to be said.Here are my 10 reasons why: It ruins my morning coffee. First things first - make the coffee. I like my coffee (Peet's, by the way, ordered f...
09/22/2007
As a marketer (yes, we are, or should be), it is important to understand the impact of words in your listings so you may create the desired impression, convey essential information accurately, and encourage the reader to take action and come see the house.The impact you create from words can be e...
09/21/2007
This is an entry in the Active Rain Buyer Challenge:********************************************* Dear Ms. Hilton:I would first like to thank you for your generous time to discuss your housing needs here in the San Diego area. The Beverly Hills Hotel is such a charming place for meetings and I ap...
09/19/2007
In south east coastal Carlsbad (zip code 92011), Harbor Pointe is generally considered the entry point for detached Carlsbad homes. While only a handful of these homes are under $500K, it is a community near the coast where first time buyers, and those who are downsizing, can find a property wit...
09/18/2007
Many Carlsbad home buyers have an interest in a specific area, or even a particular neighborhood. Some of this is driven by reputation or cost, but other times it is more an issue of location (inland, north, near the beaches) or style of home. For many Carlsbad home buyers the neighborhood is one...
09/18/2007
San Elijo Hills now has a better connection to San Marcos, both on the east and west. The extension of San Elijo Road, which had previously run just from Rancho Santa Fe Road into San Elijo Hills (to the northeast end of the development) is now connected to Twin Oaks Valley Road over near the San...
09/17/2007
Buying a Carlsbad home, or a house elsewhere in North County, means using the standard California Residential Purchase Agreement and Joint Escrow Instructions (a.k.a. RPA). It's an imposing document, especially for first time buyers. The standard document is 8 pages of single-spaced contract lang...
09/16/2007
The Wavecrest Woodie Festival was held today at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. This is one of the largest festivals of its kind anywhere.I was at an open house for the afternoon so I could not get there in time to see the majority of the festivities, but I did arrive in time to capture a few of th...
09/15/2007
As those of you living in Carlsbad already know, there are a number of newspapers in the area, both major and local. While many people get their news on TV, the radio and perhaps more and more on the Internet, the local newspapers provide an important source of information of current events, town...
09/14/2007
The new public golf course, off Palomar Airport Road at 5800 The Crossings Drive, is open in Carlsbad. This long anticipated course (17+ years in the making and the subject of much controversy over land, budget and other issues) opened in early August 2007 to much acclaim, and is getting very pop...
09/13/2007
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