Carlsbad Homes for Sale & Real Estate Tidbits From The Southern California Relocation Dude

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The Southern California Relocation Dude, originally from Boston, shares what he knows about Carlsbad and other North San Diego County communities. Whether you are interested in specific Carlsbad neighborhoods, things to do (e.g, shopping, touristy stuff, recreation, dining), or the local housing market conditions, you'll find it here. Search for Carlsbad homes for sale (other areas, too), learn about new neighborhoods, and get the scoop on the things YOU should know about buying and selling your Carlsbad home. And if you are planning a relocation to or from the area, you'll find lots of tips about relocation, whether you are a buyer or a seller.

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2008 

I visited one of my fave restaurants in the Carlsbad area last night, Le Papagayo, in Leucadia (Encinitas) and heard a terrific Cuban band for the first time. Luna Llena (you can listen to some music here)   I love this band…and I think you will too, if you like the sound of traditional Cuban mus...
02/29/2008
Here's a little fun for Leap Day Friday.If you are sensitive to folks poking fun at the US government then read no further. These were passed on to me and I do not know where they originated. Presumably they are true stories but even if they are not they sure make you chuckle. Enjoy.*************...
02/29/2008
Carlsbad home buyers often find themselves confronted with Home Owner Association (H.O.A.) fees when looking at homes for sale.  Fees can vary widely (from under $100/months to more than $400/month) and may add substantial costs to your monthly payments. Not all homes have them , but it is import...
02/27/2008
The weather here today is fantabulous, about 71 degrees. Amazing for February 27th (sorry, those of you living in colder climes – been there, done that). But it’s truly a banner day here. Why? There are banners all over Encinitas along historic Route 101 (affectionately called the coast highway)...
02/27/2008
Carlsbad home buyers looking for new construction with great views in a subdivision may find just what they are seeking in Calavera Hills, in the northeast corner of Carlsbad and just a few miles from Carlsbad Village. Montara is one of the neighborhoods within Calavera Hills, and at one of the ...
02/26/2008
When you are planning to relocate the choice of whether to rent your house or to sell may plague you. For most, the decision is simple. Sell the house, buy a home in your new location, and move. Other than the trials of selling and buying, this is a pretty simple decision. But for some, the ques...
02/25/2008
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I shouldn’t make an assumption, but this sign, for me at least, screams CALIFORNIA. I mean, where else would you find something like this? We DO have a bit of a reputation, you know. I have passed by this sign in San Marcos several times as I have been out showing property, and finally got aroun...
02/23/2008
This is my garage – yep, it’s a mess. And my wife’s car. And my license plates. What am I supposed to do now? My car and I spent 36,078 miles together in the last 39 months, and today was D-day. End of lease day. Bummer. I loved that car. But I knew the end was coming. Problem is, I have not mad...
02/22/2008
Carlsbad, California is located about 30 miles from downtown San Diego, and about 100 miles south of Los Angeles. With terrific weather year-round, fabulous beaches, lots of shopping, award-winning schools, a terrific arts program, a variety of tourist attractions (e.g., Legoland, The Flower Fie...
02/22/2008
Buyers of San Marcos real estate who are interested in new construction have another option besides the large master planned community of San Elijo Hills. Mahogany at Old Creek Ranch is located at San Elijo and Ranch Santa Fe Roads in south San Marcos and offers some terrific options for buyers ...
02/18/2008
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