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 wrote a tongue-in-cheek post a while back about the 10 reasons why I hate blogging. It struck a chord with some folks. It was meant to be funny, but also to touch on some of the realities of the blogging lifestyle that I have experienced.I like blogging. Really, I do. I've written almost 1325 p...
11/28/2007
  One of the things that makes a community appealing, and viable as a place to live, work and grow old, is the attention paid to the housing and services provided in that community for a broad range of residents. Towns like Carlsbad are attractive to the residents because they provide a range of...
11/28/2007
Carlsbad has a number of new subdivisions, including La Costa Greens, La Costa Ridge, and Bressi Ranch. The newest real estate community, just beginning construction, is Robertson Ranch, just east of El Camino Real at Cannon Road and College Boulevard (the 55+ community of Rancho Carlsbad is acr...
11/28/2007
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This post reminds me a little of the classic commercial - "Is it live or is it Memorex?"I suppose that's a bit dated; we have so many more options in fakery these days.Why, there are fake teeth, flowers, fingernails, a variety of prosthetic devices, breasts (well, at least implants), seasonings, ...
11/26/2007
Assisting someone with a relocation to the area is common in our business. Some of us specialize in this, or prefer to work with these buyers.A relocation company may or may not be involved, which raises all sorts of other issues. That's a topic for another post.Buying a home can be a challenge, ...
11/26/2007
I always find it fascinating when landmarks become controversial. It might be the home of a famous, or infamous person, or the site of a gruesome murder. Celebrity homes become landmarks, as do homes built by well-know architects (homes built by Neutra in Los Angeles, for example, or the Fallingw...
11/23/2007
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I visited my Mom back in eastern Pennsylvania a couple of weeks ago where she lives in a huge stone house in the country (reportedly about 7000 SF!!). Parts of the home were built before the Revolutionary War, and rumor has it that the home was part of the underground railroad. Supposedly there i...
11/21/2007
The holiday season is here once again...the retailers favorite. The catalogs have been arriving (about 5-10 per day) for weeks now and the countdown until Christmas (for those who celebrate) has begun.I tend to be a point and click shopper, with a few exceptions. But for those in the Carlsbad are...
11/20/2007
The holidays are upon us, with Thanksgiving just 4 days away. And so begins a series of holiday events in many of our coastal towns. Lots of trees are already up and decorated, residents are installing lights, and the holiday retail season is in full swing...like it or not.The Encinitas Holiday/C...
11/19/2007
I discovered a new restaurant in Carlsbad today and wanted to share it. I saw an article (actually a recommendation) about it the other day and decided to stop by.Chef Pascal Vignau, of Savory casual Fare fame in Encinitas, has started this new place, along with Chef David Birtness.The El Camino ...
11/17/2007
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