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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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2017 

The 2017 Breeders Cup World Championshps  Del Mar Racetrack, Del Mar CA  For the first time ever, the Del Mar Racetrack will host the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, one of the elite horse racing events taking place every year. You might think of it as the World Series of horse racing – a...
10/31/2017
Bluewater Grill Now Open in Carlsbad Village October 2017  The long-awaited Bluewater Grill is finally open in Carlsbad Village, joining a list of other restaurants that have opened in the last year or so. This is the 8th restaurant in the chain (with 7 California locations and 1 in Phoenix).  Bl...
10/30/2017
Tuscany in the Mist We last were in Italy in 2014, staying at a very charming 2-bedroom condo at a villa in the small Tuscan town of Montagnana, about 45 minutes from Florence, in the Chianti region. The views were incredible, looking out over hills, valleys, vineyards and hill towns.   I was up ...
10/29/2017
Carlsbad Homes for Sale without HOA FeesOctober 2017 Update  Buyers looking for Carlsbad homes for sale commonly have thoughts about living in a community where there is an HOA, and I’ve heard plenty of pros and cons about HOAs from them, and from other agents. Some buyers moving to our area are ...
10/29/2017
Sea Hive Marketplace in Oceanside CA Prepare to be Amazed!  I am not a big shopper. So I don’t usually gush about places where I have shopped. That out of the way…I love this place I just discovered.   And if you are a fan of vintage, modern/mid-century modern, antique or artisan-made crafts, and...
10/28/2017
You've Closed on Your New HouseNow it's Time to Bond!  A special moment arrives for most buyers when you become the new owner. You might get a call from your agent that you are the new homeowner, or you might be sitting around the closing table signing documents when it finally happens. Depends o...
10/27/2017
Halloween House by the Sea  I took a photo of this very cool looking ocean-view house in Cardiff all decked out for Halloween a few years ago. The owner was standing on the deck and of course I asked permission to take a photo, and asked if I could share it. That was fine, she said, as long as sh...
10/26/2017
The Napali Coast Dick Greenberg invited us to share personal photos in a number of categories for his 2017 Activerain Photography contest. This is my selection for the Real Life - Travels/Places category.  The Napali Coast on the garden island of Kaua'i is a stunning bit of coastline, seen here f...
10/26/2017
Making the Most of the Time I Have Grant Schneider has invited us to share our thoughts on time management for his October 2017 challenge – Time Management is not a Time Management Issue.   By the way time IS running out - you have until next Tuesday night (that's Halloween BTW) to get your post ...
10/25/2017
The Yellow Brick Road  What do YOU immediately think of when you hear "The Yellow Brick Road?" I bet I can guess. And it's probably not The Yellow Brick Road in Valley Center CA. There IS a yellow brick road (it's not yellow OR brick), and it runs into Ozland Avenue. There's also Dorothy Lane, Wi...
10/25/2017
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