Carlsbad Homes for Sale & Real Estate Tips

Real Estate Agent - eXp Realty of California, Inc. - CA DRE #01490977
The Southern California Relocation Dude, originally from Boston (I 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 (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 what 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 my area, you'll find lots of tips about relocation, whether you are a buyer or a seller. And if you have friends or family elsewhere in the country I can help them, too, by finding the right Realtor in my vast network. Just let me know how I can help them either buy or sell.



A Visit to the Ivanffy-Uhler Gallery, and a Tribute I have gotten to know the Ivanffy-Uhler Galleryin Carlsbad, CA fairly well, and its owners, especially Paul Uhler. This is a recap of our visit last Thursday for the opening reception for Susan Weller, whose art we have admired, but a tribute to...
  Vegetation in Southern California covers an amazing array of contrasts in color, size, greenery and flowers. It can be very tropical, or from the desert. We see plants more commonly seen in colder climates, and a few things aren't found too many other places, like the Torrey Pine. One of my sel...
Is it OK to Text While Having Sex?  In our age of technology it seems almost no one is without a cell phone... ...Kids walking to and from elementary school with them ...more drivers on their cell phones than not - sans hands-held device which is illegal here in CA and other states ...Folks strol...
6th Annual LeucadiART WALK  I'm a sucker for art fairs, art walks, and art galleries.  So I am all geared up for this Sunday - the LeucadiART WALK (Leucadia Art Walk) takes place from 10 am until 5 pm along a 1-mile stretch of road on Leucadia (Encinitas CA 92024).  Read more:  Leucadia - Surfers...
See the Things That Fly by Visiting the Torrey Pines GliderPort in La Jolla CA The Southern California coastline is spectacular, and a wonderful place to truly see it is at the Torrey Pines Glider Port.    I'm not suggesting you HAVE to go hang-gliding, but do so by all means if you wish. However...
I had plans to post a couple of articles this morning that were, for the most part, done, save for a proofread over coffee.  All that changed last night with a phone call from good friend Mary Pope-Handy. She had left a somewhat vague voicemail, which I returned while at the San Diego airport to ...
A Visit to Solvang California   The last stop on our whirlwind trip up the California coast to Napa and Sonoma recently was in Solvang, in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country (the Santa Ynez Valley).  Solvang is a Danish replica town (having never visited Denmark, despite my Scandinavian heri...
San Diego Down Payment Assistance Programs While the Federal First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit is gone, and California's Franchise Tax Board is no longer accepting applications for the state's First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit, first time home buyers DO have some options that can get them into a ne...
I can't think of a thing I would add to this post on some basic, but essential, tips on social media. It's too easy to forget about what social media is all about - it's ain't rocket science but conversing with other people just like us. We so often make it more complicated and "salesy" and forge...
Laurel at Old Creek Ranch Condos - New Construction Condos in San Marcos CA   Looking for new construction condos in San Marcos? The Laurel at Old Creek Ranch condos have been recently released, with Phase 1 available in mid October, and Phase 2 likely in late October. 50% of the condos in the 1s...

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