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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Open March 1, 2021 The Flower Fields in Carlsbad CA will open to the public on Monday March 1st, barely a week from now.  2020 was certainly different, given the pandemic, and the Flower Fields were open to the public less than 3 weeks before the Governor issue...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Resources for Carlsbad Home Sellers for 2021 If you are considering selling your Carlsbad home in 2021, or perhaps have a home in a nearby community, I believe you will find these resources helpful as you start thinking about what lies ahead. HOME SELLER GUIDEMy 2021 Winter Home Selling Guide is ...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Single Story Homes for Sale in CarlsbadFebruary 19, 2021 Market Update Plenty of Carlsbad home buyers prefer a single story detached home versus a 2-story when searching for a new place to live.  There are Carlsbad home buyers who simply prefer a single floor layout with no stairs, while others m...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 2
What’s the Value of My Carlsbad Home? Carlsbad Home Sales for January 2021 The Carlsbad real estate market continues to change, with some shifts from last month and 1 year ago. These data do not include private sales or manufactured/mobile/multi-family housing (the numbers are derived from the ML...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 12
Follow Your Heart Blown Glass Treasure Hunt~ Carlsbad Village February 2021 ~ Do you need something fun to do that will get you outdoors? I have an idea… The Carlsbad Village Association and Barrio Glassworks are sponsoring a cool treasure hunt beginning February 6, and running through Presidents...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 21
Smile at the Birdie!~ Up Close and Personal ~   My wife gave me a fun Christmas gift in 2020...a bird feeder with a camera. We enjoy feeding the wide variety of birds in our yard and watching their antics, but this gives you a very "up close and personal" look...a bird's eye view, so to speak! No...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 31
Wordless Wednesday: Carlsbad Hailstorm  Perhaps this should have been titled Wordless Monday, which was when we had our winter storm with very heavy winds and lots of rain in the San Diego area for most of the day, but beginning over the weekend.  And we got to enjoy a hailstorm, too...for about ...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 16
The Global Great Kindness Challenge January 2021 The GREAT KINDNESS CHALLENGE kicks off today, January 25th and runs through Friday the 29th. Thousands of schools around the country, as well as in over 100 other countries typically take part in this global event. Kindness is a pretty good idea an...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 28
Here’s the January 2021 Carlsbad Art Wall Mural The newest Carlsbad Art Wall mural and the 1st for 2021, “Kindness Unites,” is a collaboration between artist Andrea J’Neene Team and the Carlsbad global non-profit, Kids for Peace and its co-founder and executive director, Jill McManigal. This part...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 23
Wordless Wednesday: Lunch at the Beach  We enjoyed a couple hours at the beach in Carlsbad on Sunday, with a picnic lunch...something we haven't done since the pandemic began. It was a partly sunny day with some interesting clouds, and a light breeze that made us glad we wore heavier jackets. The...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 5
What’s the Value of My Carlsbad Home? Carlsbad Market Report for December 2020 The Carlsbad real estate market continues to change, with some shifts from last month and 1 year ago. These data do not include private sales or manufactured/mobile/multi-family housing (the numbers are derived from th...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 5
What’s the Value of My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home?  Cardiff Home Sales for December 2020 It’s important for buyers and sellers in the Cardiff real estate market to have accurate and current information about local market conditions in order to make informed buying and selling decisions about Cardiff...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 9
Free Christmas Tree Recycling in CarlsbadUntil January 15, 2021 As they do each year, the City of Carlsbad is offering free, curbside pickup of Christmas trees for Carlsbad residents, along with several drop-off locations, through January 15th.  If you want to use curbside pickup on your regular ...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 23
Wordless Wednesday: Holiday Bah Humbug  Every year we drive around to see some of the lights in our area, in addition to taking a walk in the neighborhood. Several neighbors in a condo community we drove through years ago clearly had their own take on the holiday - this is certainly not MY opinio...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 20
Christmas Beauty Along the Coast Road in Carlsbad Every year I take at least 1 drive down the Coast Road (historic Route 101 a.k.a. Carlsbad Boulevard) south from Carlsbad to check out several old trees on the bluff that get decorated, a snare some photos.  I don't go all the way to the Encinitas...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 15
Here’s the Most Recent Carlsbad Art Wall Mural  ~ November 2020 ~ The 4th Carlsbad Art Wall (CAW) mural of 2020, and the 26th overall, was recently painted by Matty Davis. Davis lives in Aspen, CO but in the past was a practicing artist here in Carlsbad Village and was one of the early Artists in...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 6
State Street Commons in Carlsbad VillageNearing Completion?? The face of Carlsbad Village has changed in many ways in recent years, with a number of residential complexes completed (e.g., SummerHouse, Seagrove, BeachWalk, Carlyle Carlsbad Village, Bungalows 8, Eleven West, and more) or underway (...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 18
Wordless Wednesday: Sunset Crow ShowThe crows were going nuts the other night outside our house...hundreds and hundreds in the trees, on all the neighbors' houses, in driveways, and in the road. It made for an interesting sunset. And a rather noisy one. The recent sunsets have been particularly c...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 12
What’s the Value of My Carlsbad Home? Carlsbad Market Report for November 2020 The Carlsbad real estate market continues to change, with some shifts from last month and 1 year ago. These data do not include private sales or manufactured/mobile/multi-family housing (the numbers are derived from th...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 19
2020 Makers Market Crafter’s Showcase Carlsbad Village December 5th It’s almost time for the Makers Market Crafter’s Showcase, sponsored by the Carlsbad Village Association. The 2nd annual event takes place on Saturday, December 5th, from 9 am until 4 pm.  The Makers Market Crafter’s Showcase is ...

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