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 

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The Wallpaper House   I toured another house in Carlsbad over the weekend for some out of area buyers.  The outside is quite charming and consistent with the rest of the homes in the community, which are an English cottage style, modified for California.   Stepping inside was a surprise.   I‘m ca...
08/31/2014
Some Sellers Just Want What They Want No Matter What I was out touring some homes today as a preview for several sets of buyers who are moving to Carlsbad. Most people seemed to be at the beaches today – no wonder, with the holiday and absolutely spectacular summer weather!   At one home the agen...
08/30/2014
This Home has Central Air Conditioning. Not!   A common question from buyers in my area is whether a home has central AC or not. Near the coast it is often not necessary, except for limited times during the year when the Santa Ana winds blow. But with coastal breeze and being near the ocean the t...
08/30/2014
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I'm Counting on You!   Pretty weighty words from a client when heading out for the start of a home search.   I helped this buyer purchase a condo some years ago - he was living overseas and almost all the communication was via email. We never met but the transactions went swimmingly.   I finally ...
08/27/2014
What Makes a Neighborhood Prestigious?   I was touring some homes over the weekend in Carlsbad for a client and the notation in the MLS listing on one property was that it was located in a prestigious neighborhood.   Hmmm.   That was not at all my impression, even before I drove up, since I know...
08/26/2014
Sitting Here Surrounded by Technology   I was sitting here at the dining room table early this morning, having my coffee, and realized how surrounded I was by technology.   Not intentionally or planned, it just happened.   But all of a sudden, as coffee-induced wakefullness emerged, I was aware o...
08/24/2014
The Journey to a New Laptop   I’ve known I was going to need a new laptop for some time. The tell-tale signs were all there as things slowed, and various quirks showed up. I’ve gotten to know my laptop quite well over the last 4+ years and the thought of migrating everything, in spite of the inc...
08/22/2014
When planning to sell there is a long laundry list of things to do to make sure your home looks its best, in addition to finding the right REALTOR and determining the appropriate price. When you go live for your online Open House you want your home to beckon buyers to come see it and not scare th...
08/21/2014
The Mighty Untouchables at the Last TGIF Concerts in the Parks in Carlsbad   Summer is coming to an end, at least for the free TGIF Concerts in the Parks in Carlsbad, one of the most popular things to do here in the summer.   The 9 free TGIF concerts on consecutive Friday nights in 4 of Carlsbad’...
08/20/2014
The Carlsbad Friends of the Arts in Carlsbad CA   The Carlsbad Friends of the Arts is an invaluable organization in Carlsbad, dedicated to both promoting and supporting all the programs and activities of the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office, which contributes to the City's reputation as an a...
08/19/2014
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