Carlsbad Homes for Sale & Real Estate Tips

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The Southern California Relocation Dude, originally from Boston (I 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 (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 what 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 my area, you'll find lots of tips about relocation, whether you are a buyer or a seller. And if you have friends or family elsewhere in the country I can help them, too, by finding the right Realtor in my vast network. Just let me know how I can help them either buy or sell.
I’m Thankful for our Christmas Cookie Tradition My wife and I have a long-standing cookie-making tradition. In many years we made them all in one day, but often when visiting the grandkids, etc. we stretch it out to 2 days. I learned about my wife’s German family cookie making, a tradition for ge...
Our Thankful Board for Thanksgiving 2019 While being thankful for all that we have is a good thing all the time, Thanksgiving is a special time to think about all that we are grateful for. Both our daughters, their husbands and the 4 grandkids, along with my 93-year-old Mom, were at our place for...
 Holiday Window Decorating ContestCarlsbad Village 2019 It’s almost Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and holiday events are in full swing in Carlsbad. HOLIDAY EVENTS IN CARLSBADDon’t forget this Saturday is Small Business Saturday where you can #ShopSmall to support our local businesses in Carlsbad...
Wordless Wednesday: Tom Turkey on Cape Cod  Given the holiday tomorrow it seemed appropriate to share this photo.  We were visiting dear friends in Brewster on Cape Cod MA in the summer of 2014 and got to enjoy this rather large Tom Turkey strutting through their back yard. His mate was nearby bu...
Holiday Tree Lighting in Carlsbad Village on December 8, 2019 The 35th annual holiday tree lighting time takes place on December 8th in downtown Carlsbad Village, at the front entrance to the Carlsbad Village Faire shopping center (located at 300 Carlsbad Village Drive).  This fun event runs from...
I’m thankful I can still play like a kid! We became grandparents for the first time 8 years ago, and now there are 4 – aged 8, almost 6, 4 and ½, and 2 (3 are girls). At the time our first one was born I really had no idea how much I would enjoy being a grandparent, and how special the relationsh...
Q3 2019 Market Report for the Carlsbad 92008 AreaDetached Single Family Homes The third quarter of 2019 for home sales in the 92008 area of Carlsbad was busy, with some shifts in the market compared to the same period in 2018 and Q2 of this year.  In this market report we look at the sales activi...
 Skating by the Sea Returns to the Hotel Del Coronado Beginning November 26, 2019 Believe it or not the time has come for the popular Skating by the Sea at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, the 15th consecutive year. I believe this is the only beachfront ice skating in San Diego! Skating by th...
Holiday Events at the Westin and Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa in CarlsbadDecember 2019 There’s plenty of holiday fun to enjoy in Carlsbad this year.  The dual resort, the Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa and Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa are offering family-friendly fun events on 3 consecuti...
Wordless Wednesday: What a Beautiful Sight and Sound  It's been a beautiful day today (and last night) with badly needed rain falling, rather heavy at times, and causing some flash flood warnings to be issued for our area in Northern and Western San Diego County. It was nice to be out running err...

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