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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.
Dang It's Cold in Carlsbad, California!!  This was the view that greeted me in my car early this morning when I was leaving for spin class at the gym. Where IS that ice scraper when you need it? I happily donated mine back in 2005 when we left Boston, sure that I would never need it...guess I sho...
What’s the Value of My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home? Home Sales Report for December 2018 If you are a buyer or seller in the Cardiff real estate market you need accurate and up to date information about the current local market conditions so you can make informed decisions about Cardiff homes for sale...
Single Family Homes for Sale in Bressi Ranch in CarlsbadJanuary 2019 Market Update Bressi Ranch is a master planned community in Carlsbad, just north of the La Costa area in 92009, south of Palomar Airport Road and east of El Camino Real.  Here’s an aerial tour of the Bressi Ranch community.  The...
Carlsbad Home Buyers, You are Now in EscrowHere are 10 Things to Expect Congratulations! We have an accepted offer on your new Carlsbad home and escrow is now open. Here are 10 things to know about as we move forward. (If you are not in California, keep in mind the process will vary in other juri...
2019 Annual La Jolla Cove Swim Club Polar Bear Swim While I admire people who are willing to jump in the cold ocean in the middle of winter, or parade around on a chilly beach in a bathing suit, it’s not for me!  The Annual La Jolla Cove Swim Club Polar Bear Plunge is on Tuesday January 1, New Ye...
Cool Plant in Carlsbad  We are fortunate to have great weather much of the year. And we are blessed wutg beautiful plants, bushes and trees year-round, in a wide range of colors, shapes, sizes and textures, even in the winter. This plant, an agave in bloom, in particular caught my eye the other d...
Single Story Homes for Sale in Carlsbad California December 28, 2018 Market Update Carlsbad home buyers are often desire a single story detached home. While the Carlsbad inventory continues to be limited overall, buyers still have options, mostly resales, if the preference is for single story.  T...
Free Christmas Tree Recycling in CarlsbadThrough January 12, 2019 The holidays aren’t over yet, but you may already be planning how to get rid of your Christmas tree, if you have one. As in past years the City of Carlsbad offers free, curbside pickup beginning December 26th until January 12th.  I...
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...

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