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 

I have shared a number of articles in the past about some of the communities at San Elijo Hills in San Marcos. San Elijo Hills is one of the most popular master planned communities in Southern California, offering a wide range of home styles and prices in multiple communities by different builder...
12/31/2008
I can get revved up about a number of things. New listings for one. They really turn me on. It doesn't matter if I am the only agent the sellers interviewed before making their choice...I love when that happens...or I was the one selected out of several people interviewed. I work with both buyers...
12/30/2008
Listen up, buyers. I have an important question for you.  Is YOUR vision ideal or real?  While this is directed more at those folks buying their first home, since they have no experience at it, it certainly can, and likely does, apply to buyers who have been through the process before but in diff...
12/30/2008
Buyers seeking real estate buys in North County San Diego have a lot of choices, and with the price changes in the last several years plus some very favorable interest rates, it can be a great time to buy for some folks, provided you are financially stable, qualify for a mortgage (or have the cas...
12/29/2008
First Night celebrations have become popular around the country in many communities, some with traditions that have lasted for years. Certainly the one in Times Square, NYC is the most famous, and enjoyed by millions live and via TV. [click photo for link to the website] Escondido, an inland comm...
12/29/2008
Sounds like the start of a great movie, doesn't it? Sorry to disappoint, but it's only a bit of history here. Interesting, perhaps. A package arrived in the mail a week ago from my Mom on the East coast...an assortment of Christmas gifts and a brown envelope with some old photos. Seems she had be...
12/28/2008
Getting married on the beach, for some, is a dream, a must-do. We certainly have plenty of beaches here in the Carlsbad area to consider - Ponto, Tamarack, Frazee, South Carlsbad, Grandview, Stone Steps, Beacon's, Moonlight, Swami's, Cardiff State Beach. I'm not a wedding planner or anything of t...
12/28/2008
This isn't intended as a joke, just a clever title to catch your attention. You're reading this so it worked. Gotcha. The railroad tracks run roughly parallel to the ocean through North County San Diego (Carlsbad, Leucadia, Encinitas, Cardiff) and as a result provides a bit of an obstacle for fol...
12/27/2008
Leucadia is a community in the northern part of Encinitas, clustered along historic Route 101 (the Coast Highway), right next door to Carlsbad. The community stretches for over a mile along the road (on the west side only; to the east are the railroad tracks) with retailers, business services and...
12/27/2008
We all have special people we refer to as friends - folks we have known for year, our spouses and partners, those people on whom we know we can depend and want to spend time with, and so on. Friends are people we regard with affection and trust, and enjoy socializing with, those who play an impor...
12/26/2008
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