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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2014 

How to Handle Repairs When Buying a Carlsbad Home When buying a home in Carlsbad you undoubtedly will have a home inspection. Any prudent buyer will.  Watch this Google Hangout video from 4 real estate experts first to learn about what to expect from inspections.   NOW read on about how to deal w...
03/29/2014
To Inspect or Not to Inspect is Not the Question Home inspections during the purchase process are essential in my opinion. That's true of most REALTORS I suspect (see our Google Hangout Video on this topic below). The question is NOT just “should I inspect or not?” Home inspections can cause a lo...
03/28/2014
Escondido Homes for Sale What Happened in the Escondido Real Estate Market in February 2014?   Escondido is an inland community, about 17 miles from the coast and just east of San Marcos. Like its neighbors, San Marcos, Vista and Oceanside, Escondido has seen fairly significant shifts in the real...
03/27/2014
An ActiveRain Meet-up Southern California Style on March 26 in Cardiff by the Sea Many thanks to John Arendsen for setting up a terrific gathering of ActiveRain members and friends at the Pacific Coast Grill on Restaurant Row, right on the beach in Cardiff by the Sea. Since I had the camera I got...
03/27/2014
Carlsbad Buyers and Sellers Do NOT Rely on Zillow to Make Your Decisions   This is a warning to not use Zillow as the be-all-end-all for making decisions about the price your home should sell at or what offer you should make.   No, I am not telling you to not use Zillow.   I know many buyers and ...
03/26/2014
Got Drugs? Get Rid of Them in Carlsbad CA   Carlsbad, like some other communities, provides a way for residents to get rid of prescription drugs they no longer want or need in a safe and anonymous manner.   There are regulations regarding how prescription drugs can be disposed of, especially narc...
03/25/2014
What Do My HOA Fees in Carlsbad Cover? Buyers often ask, as they should, what the HOA fees cover for a particular property they are interested in. This can include condominiums as well as single family detached homes with a Home Owner’s Association. This is not about the pros and cons of having a...
03/24/2014
We were in Palm Springs, in the California desert, over the weekend for wedding. Visiting with our daughter, son-in-law and the grandkids was a big part of the fun. The house we were staying at had gorgeous views of the mountains from the yard and the house. I spied the moon setting over the moun...
03/23/2014
High Tech Vs. Low Tech Wedding No, this has nothing to do with real estate but everything to do with personal life. And that's OK. But it's a commentary on our technology lives today. We attended a beautiful wedding yesterday in Palm Springs, in the California desert. The venue was spectacular, a...
03/23/2014
Another Change in Landscape in Carlsbad New Homes in Carlsbad at Robertson Ranch The Carlsbad landscape is going to change again, with new Carlsbad homes taking the place of another nursery, or perhaps more correctly agricultural land.   A portion of Robertson Ranch has already been developed, wi...
03/21/2014
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