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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2009 

The Crazy Burro is gone (I always loved that name) and the La Costa Grill is in. Just about two weeks into existence, the La Costa Grill is doing a booming business here in South Carlsbad following the remodel of the Burro, just a couple of minutes up the road from the La Costa Resort and Spa.  R...
05/31/2009
Rare Opportunity in 55+ Community near Lake San MarcosLocation: Lake San MarcosHere is your chance to acquire a well-maintained 2 bedroom 2 bath (1 in master) double-wide home in the 55+ Seniors Community of Valle Verde near Lake San Marcos. This 1440 SF home offers a large enclosed 3-season porc...
05/31/2009
Buyers are often interested in purchasing a second home in Carlsbad. It may be for a personal vacation spot, for a combination of personal use and as a rental, or as an intended retirement property once that time arrives. And why not? It's a fabulous community, for many reasons. TO LEARN MORE, RE...
05/30/2009
Carlsbad's coastline is one long beach, uninterrupted from the northern boundary at Oceanside to the seamless merge to Encinitas, and much of the Carlsbad beach is State Beach.  But there are a number of different beaches, designated as such by name, parking area and even the jetties where the la...
05/30/2009
The Oceanside real estate market, like other North County San Diego communities, has undergone dramatic changes in the housing prices in the last several years. Oceanside remains the most affordable coastal community with a wide range of housing available to buyers. Oceanside buyers seeking condo...
05/29/2009
It seems that the typical question we hear in the "buyer's market"...how much less will the sellers' take (or some variant)...is being replaced. The new questions are: Will an offer at the asking price be good enough? Should I make an offer over asking? How much over asking should I go?  While th...
05/28/2009
I learned about a terrific gift for folks who have RVs/motorhomes yesterday. Actually, I knew about it but had not seen it. Plus I got to meet Carl Alaniz, owner and founder of the company (who is also a top producing commercial real estate broker in the Thousand Oaks, CA area). Click on photo to...
05/28/2009
There was an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal yesterday about Twitter, the darling of the social media world, and the future of the site. Here's a link to the full article, "Twitter Trips on Its Rapid Growth" - I recommend you read it. No, the article was not a doomsayer, predicting...
05/27/2009
As a member of the Board of Directors for the Southern California Chapter of CRS, I recently monitored our CRS 201 class on Listing Strategies. Even though I took this class when obtaining my CRS, I have had the opportunity to sit through it twice since, and always come away with new ideas to use...
05/26/2009
The Recorders Office in San Diego County plays a critical role for new home owners - the recording of the documents, including the deed, that signal the home you are buying is now yours...the official Close of Escrow. The recording of documents is also essential for folks who are refinancing.  On...
05/25/2009
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