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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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2010 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is an icon in the San Diego area. Located along the 5 freeway, it is impossible for the Church of Latter Day Saints to not grab your attention as you drive north or south in La Jolla, but it can also be seen from many of the area hilltops, including...
01/31/2010
As our market has shifted in the last several years, especially with more REOs and short sales, there has been an influx of out-of-area agents, especially on the listing side.  This change has complicated the showing process from a Buyer Agent's (and buyers!) perspective, for a host of reasons - ...
01/30/2010
Of the San Marcos Restaurants I have enjoyed, the Market St. Café and French Bakery is a winner.   I was introduced to the Market St. Café a year or two ago by good friends, and we had several wonderful meals there...a pleasant surprise given what seems to be a wealth of chain and fast food San M...
01/30/2010
The main purpose of this article is to generate discussion and debate, with advice offered by fellow agents, and a sharing of good, and bad, experiences.  The issue?  When does the buyer get to move into the new home?  In general, once escrow has closed, or settlement occurs, the new home owners ...
01/29/2010
I have been a big fan of sticky notes, a.k.a. Post-It Notes (Post-Its), for years. A great invention. In the corporate world they were indispensable. Still are, no doubt.  Their use carried over into my real estate business and became a staple when I started blogging. Post-Its were everywhere, wi...
01/27/2010
Is YOUR home sale slip-sliding away?  In light of all the rain this week in California you might think I'm talking about mudslides. And granted, there are some of those, unfortunately, with more likely to come unless the rain stops. But this post is really about home sales losing their potential ...
01/24/2010
I took this photo some years ago from the top of one of the tallest buildings in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The view of the nearby real estate was intriguing. And all you could see in the distance was high rise buildings. When we visited we saw an incredible array of homes - gorgeous high-rise condos, sl...
01/24/2010
Morning musings, over a cup of coffee, can sometimes lead to interesting thoughts. Or generate ideas for a post. Such was the case just now, after getting a comment from fellow blogger and CRS Sam Miller. Sam is a very successful agent and blogger in the Knox Country real estate market in Ohio, a...
01/24/2010
The Carlsbad real estate market offers upscale attached townhomes in Portico, a gated neighborhood in the master planned community of Rancho Carrillo in Carlsbad.  READ MORE:   Carlsbad Village by the Sea Rancho Carrillo - A Master Planned Community in Carlsbad   Portico is located off of Melrose...
01/23/2010
California is a land of many things - fruit and nuts, as folks say jokingly, beaches, celebrities and celebrity wannabees, and agriculture.  We've all heard "you are what you eat," and with the increasing health awareness and the focus on diet this seems to be truer than many believe. And Califor...
01/22/2010
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