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The Southern California Relocation Dude, originally from Boston (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 (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/or selling a home in Carlsbad or nearby. Let's talk about YOUR journey! If you are planning a relocation to or from the Greater San Diego area you'll find lots of tips about relocation, whether you are buying or selling. And if you have friends or family elsewhere in the country Jeff can help them, too, by finding the right agent in his vast national network of highly qualified Realtors. Just let them know Jeff can assist them in finding a qualified Realtor to help buy and/or sell a home. Simply pass along his information, or share theirs with him, and he'll take it from there.



Why is it that some agents misbehave, or do bad things? I'm not talking necessarily about activities that are criminal in nature, although we have probably all heard some of these stories, including those involving fraud, but more about the more frequently occurring situations when the agent ego ...
This is the last in my series for sellers who are pondering becoming unrepresented sellers. That is not to say that EVERY issue has been raised, only the ones that seemed to be most important and having the most significant impact on the FSBO. But stay tuned - I have some thoughts for a follow-up...
Thanks for the invite Maureen. I have seen the list of groups and watched all the comments, but haven't taken time yet to go through the list to see what might be fun to join. I appreciate your thinking of me.I love using Realtown blogs. I also use and, and RT is the bes...
Here is the 4th in the series of posts focused on issues that sellers must seriously consider if they are thinking about selling their homes without the assistance of a licensed real estate agent.  Exposure - This is a buyer's market, for most parts of the country, and a tough one (even for exper...
I just learned about and spent some time touring it, including looking at information for Carlsbad, so I thought I would share this with others who may want to check it out (or perhaps already have...maybe I am behind the times here). The site, yet another, is proported to provide ...
This is the 3rd in my series of posts intended to provide sellers with a list of issues to seriously consider before making the decision to sell their homes without the assistance of a licensed real estate agent. Selling your own home is time consuming and has a number of risks and liabilities, e...
This is the second in a series of posts concerning issues that sellers should consider if they are thinking about selling their homes without representation. Time - Most sellers have no clue as to the amount of time it takes to market a house (ask any listing agent). And in a market that favors b...
This is the first in a 5-part series on some issues to consider if you are thinking about marketing your home yourself. My intent is NOT to convince you that a REALTOR is the only way to go (even though I believe it is in the consumer's best interest, especially in a buyer's market) but to make y...
Here are the data from the MLS for the month of October. There are some interesting shifts from the data reported for the month of September.The inventory has dropped a little as has the absorption rate. Median home price is stable as compared to a year ago for detached homes, but off a bit for a...
Here are some summary statstics from the MLS for September for Encinitas, considering both attached and detached homes (I compile these stats each month). Keep in mind that this represents only a snapshot of the market, and you must really look at the trends over a number of months to see what is...

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