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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 6
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 Jason E. Gordon, Sr Loan Officer, CMA, CMPS, CDLP, CDRE, RCSD, CDPE
(AmeriFirst Financial Inc, San Diego, CA)
Comments 5
If 2 spouses are getting divorced and one of them wishes to keep the marital home, a “Divorce Equity Buyout” is often pursued via a new individual mortgage in the name of the Spouse keeping the home (which we often refer to as the “In Spouse”).  The Spouse vacating the home is referred to as the ...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 4
What’s the Value of my Escondido Home? Escondido Real Estate Market in January 2021 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 mar...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 8
What’s the Value of My Del Mar Home? Del Mar Real Estate Market in January 2021 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 in San Diego County (at about...

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 Real Estate Market Report for January 2021 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 co...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 5
What’s the Value of My Rancho Santa Fe Home? Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate Market Report for January 2021 It’s important that buyers and sellers in the Rancho Santa Fe real estate market have up to date information about current local market conditions so they can make informed decisions about Ranc...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 6
What’s the Value of my Vista Home?Vista Home Sales for January 2021 Vista is an inland community in North San Diego County, bordering Carlsbad, Oceanside and San Marcos. Vista offers diverse housing in tract home communities, rental complexes and 55+ communities, as well in rural settings.  There...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 3
What's the Value of My Oceanside Home? Oceanside Real Estate Market Report for January 2021 The Oceanside real estate market has continued to shift during the pandemic. This market report does not include private sales or manufactured, mobile, or multifamily housing; the numbers are taken from th...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 11
What's the Value of My La Jolla Home? La Jolla Real Estate Market January 2021 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 visit in real life, you will understand why this is so. As a buyer or seller...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 3
What’s the Value of my Encinitas Home? Encinitas Homes for Sale in January 2021 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 fo...

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 Market Report for January 2021 The San Marcos real estate market continues to shift, especially with the pandemic and great interest rates. These data do not include private sales or manufactured housing (the data are derived from the MLS and are...

By Jason E. Gordon, Sr Loan Officer, CMA, CMPS, CDLP, CDRE, RCSD, CDPE
(AmeriFirst Financial Inc, San Diego, CA)
Comments 2
Pursuing a divorce amidst a global pandemic?  Trying to retain ownership of the marital home and buy out your Ex?  Surely, the Banks will go easy on you with lending guidelines, right?  Not a chance. It’s been said that Banks will give you an umbrella when it’s sunny, then ask for it back when it...

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 5
What’s the Value of My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home?  Market Report January 2021 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 homes for...

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 John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor
(CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments)
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ADU Projects That Can Break Your BudgetLet there be no doubt, ADU fever is everywhere and growing curiosity looms by the day across the Nation. Some States like California and Oregon are aggressively passing laws that make it easier to add a BACKYARD HOME to your property while others remain in l...

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...

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