Carlsbad Homes for Sale & Real Estate Tips

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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.



Knowing the right questions to ask a seller who wants, or thinks they want, to do a short sale is key. Wendy Rulnick is a short sale listing agent expert in Florida who KNOWS what it's all about, and she has wisely assembled a list of questions any agent should put in front of the prospective sel...
Kitesurfing at the Beach in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA in November   A blustery fall day made for terrific kitesurfing at the beach in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California this past weekend. Indeed, because of the wind and the cold (OK 50 degrees and wind is chilly here in SoCal) there wasn't too much else...
Enjoy a Carlsbad Dog Park with a View - The Ann D. L'Heureux Memorial Dog Park in Carlsbad CA    Carlsbad residents and visitors with a pooch can entertain themselves AND their pets at a Carlsbad dog park with a view.  The Ann D. L'Heureux Memorial Dog Park on Carlsbad Village Drive about ½ mile ...
Don't Miss The Kringle Mingle in Cardiff is December 2, 2010  Come one come all to the Cardiff Kringle Mingle this coming week - I love that name.  The Kringle Mingle, the 3rd annual, will be held on Thursday December 2 from 4 until 8 pm in Cardiff, sponsored by Cardiff 101 Mainstreet. The Kringl...
Some Things to Know About the Southern California Freeways   Perhaps this seems an odd topic, but freeways are a big deal here in Southern California, being as focused on cars as we are. And it's different from other parts of the country. Folks who haven't been here, or are moving here, need to k...
You Gotta Have Showings in Order for Them to Fall in Love! A wise seller client of mine said this to me.  "You gotta have showings in order for them to fall in love."  I thought that statement was right on target. I had called about the status of the property and the recent showings, and my clien...
A visit to the Glass Ranch in Escondido is MY idea of Black Friday. And you still have time to enjoy it, too.  Their semi-annual open house with glass blowing demonstrations (VIDEO LINK to my vid on YouTube), beautiful glass creations (glasses, jewelry, bowls, vases, decorative items), and stroll...
Housing Extremes in the San Diego Real Estate Market   There are some interesting extremes in the San Diego real estate market. Sometimes you can't help but wonder about them.  The range of pricing, especially on the beach? Why does someone have a home that large? Why is a home not selling and si...
Sellers often have similar questions about selling their home, whether it has to do with de-personalizing or taking care of deferred maintenance. Of course it makes sense to think about these matters up front so when the home goes on the market it shows as well as possible, and folks won't look a...
Buyers, you get to decide - do I walk or do I drive? A common request from buyers in my area, as I expect it is in yours, is the ability to walk to some amenities - restaurants, shopping, parks, or the beach (that one comes at a cost in my area!!). I can often tell whether this is feasible, depen...

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