Carlsbad Homes for Sale & Real Estate Tips

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The Southern California Relocation Dude, originally from Boston (relocated here in 2005), shares what he knows about Carlsbad and other North San Diego County communities. Whether you are interested in specific Carlsbad neighborhoods (or other communities), things to do (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 what YOU should know about buying and/or selling a home in Carlsbad or nearby. Let's talk about YOUR journey! If you are planning a relocation to or from the Greater San Diego area you'll find lots of tips about relocation, whether you are buying or selling. And if you have friends or family elsewhere in the country Jeff can help them, too, by finding the right agent in his vast national network of highly qualified Realtors. Just let them know Jeff can assist them in finding a qualified Realtor to help buy and/or sell a home. Simply pass along his information, or share theirs with him, and he'll take it from there.



One of the main criteria many Carlsbad home buyers have when searching for a new home is easy access to amenities. This includes shopping, restaurants, business services, and the stuff we all need and use regularly – gas, pharmacies, home improvements, dry cleaners, wine and liquor, fast food, c...
Well, you may not be going to the market to buy a fat pig. BUT you may need to go to the grocery store on occasion for dinner items, vegetables, TP and the usual family stuff. Carlsbad is a great place to go grocery shopping, as there are a number of stores, readily accessible, both large chains...
If you are on the hunt for anything electronic or containing a microchip, a household appliances or other consumer products, you will likely find it at Fry’s. I first heard about Fry’s when I moved to Carlsbad as being THE PLACE to go for electronics and related products, but only recently ventu...
I am just finishing a transaction today with some terrific buyer clients who are relocating to the Encinitas area. Recording is supposed to happen in a few hours, and they are thrilled with their new home and community just a few hours from their old place. (pic courtesy of rdesai on Flickr) The...
The community of La Costa, in South Carlsbad, is anchored by the world renowned La Costa Resort and Spa. The area of La Costa was formerly a town in and of itself but was annexed by Carlsbad a number of years ago. Many folks, however, refer to the area as La Costa, and most people in the area kn...
In Part 1 of this series for non-dummies who are relocating, we talked about the emotional and psychological stuff that goes on. Something you often don’t hear much about, and yet it can be such a major issue with folks who are moving to a new locale, such as Carlsbad. Here in PART 2, we focus on...
Here’s a bit of real estate humor I had passed along to me the other day. If you think YOU have a tough landlord, take a look at this one. She shows NO mercy whatsoever! But she sure is cute! Beware, there are a couple of profanities. And Will Farrell has a role in this, so you can well imagine ...
There are lots of “for Dummies” books out there – Math For Dummies, HTLM for Dummies, Cooking for Dummies ,and on and on. I haven’t seen a book on relocation for dummies, and I thought there really OUGHT to be one. Having spent the last year writing lots of articles about relocating on my Carlsb...
Carlsbad home buyers have much to be thankful for. Let's count the ways...726 homes on the market as of 12/21/07While the prices here are high compared to other parts of the country, they are, relatively speaking, better than many of the other coastal communities (except for Oceanside to the nort...
If you have a minor in your car, DON'T LIGHT UP, at least after January 1, 2008.While this really has nothing to do with real estate, it's pretty significant. A new (well, revised) bill (SB 7)has now been passed in California that makes it an infraction is a motorist lights up (whether driving or...

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