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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2009 

We discovered a new place to taste, and buy, wine, in one of my favorite beach communities…other than Carlsbad, of course. Wine Steals is located at 1953 San Elijo Avenue just a few blocks north of Cardiff’s downtown and offers a pleasant, convivial atmosphere for wine tasting, along with a grea...
02/28/2009
Folks who know me know that I have quite a sweet tooth, especially for chocolate. Elizabethan Desserts, in Encinitas, helps to fulfill the need for sweets in many ways. Oh so many ways! I have been acquainted with pastry chef Elizabeth Harris for several years now since she opened her fabulous E...
02/27/2009
Oceanside real estate is a study in contrasts, from multimillion dollar oceanfront properties to $70,000 condos, from new construction homes and condos to an abundance of short sales, pre-foreclosures and REOs, from tract housing subdivisions to 55+ communities (seniors). There are ocean views an...
02/26/2009
Carlsbad is known for many things, including its beaches, its reputation as a retirement and a vacation hotspot, and its terrific weather.  Carlsbad is also a rather cultured community, with offerings to suit many tastes and budgets. I make that last point somewhat tongue-in check, given that mos...
02/25/2009
We are so blessed to have the lagoons, like the San Elijo Lagoon in Cardiff, along the Southern California coast, and for the work that has been done to rescue them from deterioration and destruction and to preserve them for residents and visitors to enjoy. Most of California's coastal wetlands ...
02/24/2009
The Seaside Bazaar in Encinitas is an intriguing outdoor shopping venue, held every Saturday and Sunday during the year. The Bazaar offers an eclectic range of vendors (perhaps 40) with all sorts of products (and I suspect it changes each week as well, a little bit like the local farmer's market...
02/24/2009
It's all about relationships in many businesses in the off-line world. The folks with whom we associate and network, and the manner in which we do so, can help grow our particular business, sell a product, lead to other relationships, and more. Having relationships with a variety of people will h...
02/23/2009
I am a big fan of art, as folks who know me can attest. AND a big fan of The Andrews Gallery in Leucadia, the newest, and brightest, addition to the art scene in North San Diego County. My opinion. But I think others agree. And it's right next to Carlsbad. The Andrews Gallery opened, with quite a...
02/22/2009
Dog Beach in Del Mar, also know as North Beach to area residents, is probably one of the better known beaches in our area, at least to dog owners and their dogs. And it's not far from Carlsbad either.  Read More:  Del Mar Real Estate There are limited places at the beach when dogs can frolic (un...
02/21/2009
Carlsbad is blessed with three lagoons - the Agua Hedionda Lagoon, the middle one, is the busiest. Located between Tamarack and Cannon, this lagoon offers surprises many don't know about. I certainly didn't. And I pass by the lagoon often during the week, either along the coast road (Route 101) ...
02/20/2009
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