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A San Diego Realtor's blog that is usually focused on all things related to real estate--and which occasionally veers off the road
Louis Cammarosano at the Home Gain Blog just posted this on Active Rain. The Home Gain Blog is another great site I visit for interesting real estate reading--and for which I sometimes write. The issue of tightening real estate licensing is critical. Far too many untrained licensees (along with e...
Last week, I had the opportunity to interview Southern Califoria and Nevada real estate legend Bob Dyson. He has been in real estate for 40 years and has a long track record of success--ranging from owning the master national Red Carpet Real Estate franchise to Dyson & Dyson Real Estate in Southe...
  This Carlsbad home sold in less than three weeks back in 2003, and at that time we set a record for the highest price ever paid for this 1720 square-foot model: $446,000. And what a Carlsbad listing it was–with a great story to boot. This highly upgraded Poinsettia Heights townhome with views o...
We have a great couple looking for a San Diego condo near the beach. They were hoping to locate second-home with a price under $250,000–and were more concerned about a coastal location than the size of the unit. We looked at condos in Oceanside, in Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach. What we didn’t e...
I awoke this morning feeling grouchy, of all things, about the IDX system on my San Diego real estate site. I am tired of being charged exorbitant "set-up" and monthly fees for every improvement they offer. They is not an exotic custom programmer, but a large company that provides IDX search solu...
This morning, I thought I would drop by the Grand Opening of Apple's new store at the Carlsbad Forum before heading out to show properties. As I pulled into that large parking lot, I couldn't believe my eyes.  There was a line four-deep that stretched from one end of the Forum to (and around) the...
For San Diego homebuyers, Richard Smith offers some great suggestions!The $7500 tax credit for first time home buyers is a significant incentive to purchase. It is a major positive provision in the Housing Bill that passed Congress over this past weekend. This is a credit not a deduction, which m...
If this is the worst real estate market (for sellers) in recent history, then surely it creates some of the best buying opportunities in a lifetime as well.  We are seeing smart money aggressively buying in our San Diego real estate market, and hear reports of the same elsewhere. The properties a...
 San Diego real estate offers ripe opportunities for discovery and  information indigestion digestion. We have seen San Diego real estate prices plummet in its suburban communities of Chula Vista, National City, Escondido, San Marcos, eastern Oceanside, Fallbrook and others.  After all, these com...
It's about time that someone like Kevin Boer steps up to the podium (of sorts) and offers to commit his considerable energy, wit and intelligence to improving the on and offline presence and perceptions of Realtors. Kevin at lunch yesterday (after close of Inman Connect) buckled under pressure--a...

Roberta Murphy

Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
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