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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2008 

Commitment is not a four letter word. But judging from what you see on the part of some Carlsbad real estate agents, buyers and sellers, one would think commitment is the furthest thing from their minds…indeed, something to be shunned, and avoided at all costs. Commitment implies, well, a willing...
05/31/2008
This is intended to be somewhat humorous, as the following quotes will show. But the issue at the heart of this fun is not. Selling a home where there are pets is a challenge, as most agents will attest. It’s hard on the pet lovers, the pets, AND the buyers. Some pets are particularly difficult (...
05/30/2008
It's now official - escrow has closed, and the $1.53 million dollar Boat Houses in Encinitas are now preserved as part of the eclectic history of this seaside town. After more than a year, the Boat Houses are now owned by the Encinitas Preservation Association and are preserved for posterity. The...
05/29/2008
I recently wrote about the importance of considering your overall financial status and goals when making a Carlsbad home purchase. It’s a big decision and there can be huge financial implications, both in the near term and down the road. Most buyers, unless they qualify for 100% financing or obta...
05/27/2008
Yesterday, Memorial Day, I got meme’d, against my wishes. Got one of those Internet chain letter types of things called a MEME where I am supposed to yap about me and share stuff I wouldn’t ordinarily. Since I was busy with business I didn’t get this done until today. Sorry, Irina. Mary McKnight ...
05/27/2008
This post is about relocation buyer perseverance and patience, and the trials and tribulations of the short sale, foreclosure and REO market in my area. I was referred a young couple relocating from the Northwest. He had already started a new job in the San Diego area and they still had an apartm...
05/26/2008
Perhaps this sounds a bit like rules of etiquette by Emily Post, but there nothing wrong with being polite, is there? But how often do you say “hello” when you are out showing property to your buyers. Perhaps you don’t and you should. We have all had some uncomfortable experiences when showing ho...
05/26/2008
Remember that silly movie of 1987 with the late John Candy and Steve Martin? Getting home for Thanksgiving is rarely that tough, and probably not as funny. But this has nothing to do with that, other than the title. However, planes, trains and automobiles are a big issue in my area, and a source ...
05/26/2008
If you are a fan of la cuisine Francaise, you will be thrilled to know about two eateries in Carlsbad Village. While Julia Child is no longer with us, fond memories of her French cooking remain, and whether you are more of a pastry and dessert fan, or prefer a charming French bistro doesn’t matte...
05/24/2008
Here’s an update on the Carlsbad real estate market for April 2008 from the MLS (homes sold privately are not include in these data). Homes for sale – 531 detached, 254 attached (up 14% since January) 138 detached and 61 attached homes came on the market in April (7% less than in March) 230 detac...
05/24/2008
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