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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.
3-Bedroom Homes for Sale in CarlsbadDecember 2018 Update 3-bedroom homes are often popular with Carlsbad home buyers for several reasons. It might be a first home, while some buyers may be downsizing from a larger property.  Or a 3-bedroom might specifically meet lifestyle and budget needs. And t...
There are a number of things that buyers could do that could really create issues for their loan application and the approval process, and these are ALL avoidable.  Gene provides some terrific advice and education here.     Mortgage Loan Borrowers Top 5 "Hiccups" & Mistakes   "Wish Lists" are a h...
2018 Carlsbad Village Holiday Window Decorating Contest And the Winners Are… The Carlsbad Village Association again sponsored a fun contest this holiday season in Carlsbad Village for businesses to decorate their windows for the holidays.  Retailers were supposed to have their windows decorated a...
Do You Always Say Hello? I imagine when you greet someone, or answer your phone, you say hello, or something similar. You do, don’t you?! But do you say also hello when you are showing properties to buyers, or when previewing houses on your own? Our neighbor’s house is for sale and I happened to ...
Carlsbad Homes for Sale without HOA FeesDecember 21, 2018 Update Carlsbad home buyers often have strong feelings about buying a Carlsbad home in an HOA community. There are a number of things home buyers should know about living in an HOA in Carlsbad; certain issues result in buyers deciding an H...
Throwback Thursday: Holiday Cactus  We were in the California desert, in Indio, for New Years back in 2012 visiting a good friend. We had a good time walking around the neighborhood to enjoy the holiday decorations. This holiday cactus in particular caught our eye. Must have been a challenge to d...
4-Bedroom Homes for Sale in Carlsbad December 20, 2018 Update As a Carlsbad home buyer are you interested in more space than a 3-bedroom single family detached home provides?  Many buyers are! For some Carlsbad buyers extra space might be needed for multigenerational living, or for accommodating ...
Throwback Thursday: Holiday Tree Along the Sea  This wonderful old, wizened tree along the Coast Road in Carlsbad overlooking the bluff and the ocean was decorated for the holidays last year, and it was great fun to see. I haven't been back yet this year to see how it's been decorated again...mea...
Wordless Wednesday: Decorating Your Car for the Holidays  Holiday decorations are everywhere, including on many cars. I was parked in front of this one today - a bright shiny green wreath - but have seen all sorts of decorations...real wreaths, fake wreaths (including a few with lights), reindeer...
What’s the Value of my Escondido Home? Escondido Real Estate Market in November 2018 Escondido is an inland community, about 17 miles from the beaches and just east of San Marcos. It’s important for buyers and sellers in the Escondido housing market to understand recent trends and current local m...

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