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The Southern California Relocation Dude, originally from Boston (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 (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/or selling a home in Carlsbad or nearby. Let's talk about YOUR journey! If you are planning a relocation to or from the Greater San Diego area you'll find lots of tips about relocation, whether you are buying or selling. And if you have friends or family elsewhere in the country Jeff can help them, too, by finding the right agent in his vast national network of highly qualified Realtors. Just let them know Jeff can assist them in finding a qualified Realtor to help buy and/or sell a home. Simply pass along his information, or share theirs with him, and he'll take it from there.



Letting Buyers Know They are New Homeowners is My Favorite Phone Call I had another opportunity just a short time ago to make one of my favorite telephone calls – to let my buyers know that we are on record and congratulate them on becoming the new homeowners! While it’s a wonderful feeling to ca...
I'm Working on 3 Things to Improve My Productivity It’s always difficult to admit you do certain things that get in the way of being more effective and productive. No doubt most of us have something we do that prohibits us from getting as much done as we could or should, either business-wise or p...
Family Time Means No Blogging Time Special family celebrations – the birthday for our older daughter and the 1st birthday for our granddaughter – took us to LA yesterday morning through this evening. It was wonderful to have the whole family together to celebrate, as well as to enjoy visiting, ca...
The Final Walk-Through at Your New Home I had a final walk-through at a beautiful condo with my first time buyers on Friday night, with closing set for Tuesday. The final walk-through is important from the standpoint of checking the home is in the same condition as when you put it under contract ...
May Gray in Sunny Southern California   Our area is known for having fabulous weather. We tend to call it living in paradise. And while we do have sun much of the time, if you look at some of the surveys we are NOT the area in the country with the most sunny days.   If you have ever seen Steve Ma...
Please Don't Eat the Daisies  Our neighbor has a beautiful crop of daisies that we enjoy on our walks most days. They just keep blooming and blooming, and spreading. It's quite a temptation to pick a few for the house but we certainly wouldn't without asking permission. So the photo is the next b...
New Homes for Sale at The Preserve Neighborhood in Carlsbad May 2016 Update Development continues at The Preserve neighborhood in northeast Carlsbad, south of the 78 freeway and west of College Boulevard. No houses yet, but they have a partial road in, a bridge and significant grading has been do...
Old Telephone  I spied this old telephone hanging on the wall at the Roxbury Mountain Maple facility in Roxbury NY a few weeks ago and had to grab a photo. I'm not sure how old it really is (there was no sign), but I'm guessing it might be from the early 1900s. Sure is a contrast to the phones we...
Chinatown in San Francisco A visit to Chinatown in San Francisco is a treat for all the senses, perhaps even a sensory overload - sights, sounds, foods to try, smells from butcher shops and bakeries, the list goes on and on.   This one in San Francisco is reported to be the oldest and largest out...
Art and Wine in the Napa Valley of California As dedicated wine lovers a trip to Napa, and now several of them, presents incredible opportunities to enjoy a wide range of wonderful wines from some of the best known, and lesser known, California wineries.  A most pleasant discovery during these tr...

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