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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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2011 

Carlsbad New Homes for Sale at The Tides in South Carlsbad, CA Buyers looking for new homes in Carlsbad have yet another option – the new construction homes at The Tides in South Carlsbad. The new homes at The Tides in Carlsbad are being built within .6 miles of the beach on a hill just east of t...
12/31/2011
Happy New Year 2012 from Carlsbad – There’s Still Time to Make Plans to Celebrate   It’s true, there are still places where you can make plans to celebrate bringing n the New year 2012 (I cannot guarantee which of the following still have room).   Here’s a list of things you might be interested i...
12/30/2011
6 Things You Should Know About Mello Roos in Carlsbad Real Estate There are 6 things you, the buyer, should know about Mello Roos. First, let’s talk about what Mello Roos are, for those who are not familiar with real estate in California where these taxes exist. I know I didn’t have a clue when I...
12/29/2011
What Happened in the Escondido Real Estate Market in November 2011?     Escondido is an inland community, about 15 miles from the coast adjacent to San Marcos. Like its neighbors, San Marcos, Vista and Oceanside, Escondido has seen fairly significant shifts in the real estate market with a large ...
12/27/2011
The End of Christmas Day, and I'm Pooped Man oh man, it’s been a tough day. So much to do. Presents to unwrap, food to cook (smoke tri tip, grilled salmon with dill mustard sauce, roasted cauliflower with raisins, breadcrumbs and capers, sautéed asparagus in garlic and truffle oil), family to enj...
12/25/2011
Ooops There He Goes – MERRY CHRISTMAS from Carlsbad   I’ve driven by this scene in our neighborhood several times before I finally got around to stopping to snap a photo.   The first time I saw it was on the way back from the gym early one morning, and it sure made me laugh.   Seems to me Santa i...
12/23/2011
Yikes I Got Beat Out by a Family Member Agent   It happened again.   Fortunately it is not something that has happened to me for quite a while, but it happened again.   I got beat out by a family member agent for a listing.   It started off the way you would want it to. I received a call from a h...
12/23/2011
Favorite Fish Markets in Carlsbad CA   One of my favorite foods, next to chocolate, is fish and seafood. I can’t get enough, whether it’s raw (sushi) or cooked. There are plenty of places here in Carlsbad and nearby to buy good seafood and fish, but I have a couple of favorite fish markets in Car...
12/22/2011
What Happened in the La Jolla Real Estate Market in November 2011? The La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. A visit to La Jolla on-line, or better yet in real life, will quickly give you a good sense of why this is so. La Jolla, “The Jewel,” is an extraord...
12/20/2011
Buyers and Sellers: How to Use My Blog to Benefit YOU (Part 2 of 2)   Congratulations. You’ve been searching on-line for real estate information in or around the Carlsbad CA area and found your way to my blog. Thanks for visiting!   This is Part 2 of my 2-part series, “a guided tour of my blog” a...
12/20/2011
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