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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 30
Home Buyers, Are You Up to Facing Today's Competition? Buying a home in today’s market is tough. As a home buyer, are you up to facing the competition?! Are you really prepared and are you serious? Market conditions in many areas are challenging, with limited inventory in multiple price points, a...

By Jason E. Gordon, Sr. Loan Officer, CMPS, CDLP, CDRE, RCS-D, CDPE
(AmeriFirst Financial Inc, San Diego, CA)
Comments 1
How do you calculate the "New Loan Amount" on a Mortgage Refinance?  (Why is my "New Loan Amount" so much higher than my current balance?) These questions are common when refinancing, so let's take a deep dive at the details. When refinancing, there are 4 "parts" to the NEW Mortgage Loan Amount: ...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 11
What’s the Value of my Escondido Home? Escondido Real Estate Market in August 2020 Escondido is an inland community in North San Diego County, about 20 miles from the beaches, depending on your route, and just east of San Marcos. It’s important for buyers and sellers in the Escondido housing mark...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 10
What’s the Value of my Vista Home? Vista Home Sales Report for August 2020 Vista is an inland community in North San Diego County, bordering Carlsbad, Oceanside and San Marcos. The community offers diverse housing in tract home communities, rental complexes and 55+ communities, as well in rural s...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 38
Carlsbad’s 2020 Virtual Art in the Village is Now Live Art in the Village has been a popular addition to the street fair tradition in Carlsbad Village for 21 year, with thousands of visitors enjoying the original art work of dozens of local and regional artists.  We attended Art in the Village la...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 12
What's the Value of My La Jolla Home? La Jolla Home Sales Report for August 2020 The La Jolla real estate market is one of the most expensive in San Diego County. If you take a virtual tour of La Jolla (see link below), or enjoy a visit in real life, you will readily see why this is the case. As ...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 13
Throwback Thursday: Carlsbad Flower Fields in September  The Flower Fields in Carlsbad are a beautiful sight every year, open from March 1 until Mother's Day in May, with 50 acres of brightly colored ranunculas. The fields were gorgeous again this year, but sadly closed soon after opening, with e...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 2
What’s the Value of my Solana Beach Home? Solana Beach Home Sales for August 2020 Solana Beach is an affluent coastal town south of Encinitas and Cardiff, and one of the more expensive coastal communities in North San Diego County. Understanding recent trends and current market conditions is esse...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 4
What’s the Value of my San Marcos Home? San Marcos Home Sales Report for August 2020 The San Marcos real estate market continues to change. These data do not include private sales or manufactured housing (the data are derived from the MLS and are believed to be accurate at the time this report wa...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 10
What’s the Value of My Rancho Santa Fe Home? Rancho Santa Fe Homes Sales for August 2020 Buyers and sellers in the Rancho Santa Fe real estate market should have up to date information about current local market conditions in order to make educated decisions about Rancho Santa Fe homes for sale, ...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 5
What’s the Value of My Del Mar Home? Del Mar Real Estate Market in August 2020 Del Mar, a small coastal town in North San Diego County, is one of our more expensive communities. Del Mar so far holds the record for the most expensive property sold publicly in the MLS (at about $48,000,000 in 2007)...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 12
What's the Value of My Oceanside Home? Oceanside Home Sales for August 2020 The Oceanside real estate market continues to evolve during the pandemic. This market report does not include private sales or manufactured, mobile, or multifamily housing; the numbers are taken from the MLS and are belie...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 15
What’s the Value of My Carlsbad Home? Carlsbad Market Report for August 2020 The Carlsbad real estate market continues to change, with some significant shifts from last month and 1 year ago. These data do not include private sales or manufactured/mobile/multi-family housing (the numbers are deriv...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 12
What’s the Value of my Encinitas Home? Encinitas Market Report for August 2020 Buyers and sellers in the Encinitas real estate market must understand local market conditions, and the impact they have on buying and selling, in order to make informed and educated decisions about Encinitas homes for...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 8
What’s the Value of My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home? Cardiff Home Sales for August 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 decisions about Cardiff homes for sale.  Loca...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 34
Wordless Wednesday Almost Full Moon Through the Trees  We've had beautiful evenings recently and have been enjoying the moon as it's been moving toward become full. So often the marine layer moves in during the evening and obscure it. The moon was getting close to being full the other and while t...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 18
Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze CarlsbadOpens September 18, 2020 The annual Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze at the Carlsbad Strawberry Company will be opening on September 18, running through November 8th. Halloween may be a little different this year…time will tell I guess. Maybe there will be even more...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 26
Tuscan Tomato Tart and Fond Memories Food is an interesting thing - we need it, we all enjoy it, and in many cases it evokes fond memories of places we have visited, restaurants we have enjoyed, meals we have created, and people we have dined with. Some recipes are timeless, and we use them over ...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 9
4-Bedroom Homes for Sale in Carlsbad Market Update as of August 29, 2020 Some Carlsbad home buyers desire more space than a 3-bedroom single family detached home can provide, for a variety of reasons: a growing household, an interest or need for multigenerational living, at-home office, or room f...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 17
Wordless Wednesday: Fragrant Beauty at the Front Door  We gave my Mom a beautiful pink, and very fragrant, rose in a pot for Mother's Day, which she enjoyed immensely for a few months. Recently, for some reason it started to not thrive at her condo, perhaps due to the light on the patio and her n...

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