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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2010 

Day 2 of our whirlwind trip to wine country in the Napa Valley north of San Francisco began with a quick walk around the hotel grounds along the ocean in Pismo Beach, then up Route 1 along the Monterey Coast to Big Sur. If you have never done this drive it is quite remarkable with incredible view...
07/31/2010
Day 1 was beautiful, once we got 45 minutes north of Carlsbad and the sun came out. Good thing. I had visions of a trip along the coastline with more marine layer. We paid a quick visit to Surf, CA  (top photo) - yep that is the name - nothing but a beach and, oddly, an Amtrack stop by Vandenburg...
07/29/2010
I've learned over the years to be prepared for traveling with all my electronic gadgets. Having left behind chargers for my phone, the battery charger for my laptop (that was expensive to replace while traveling) and other things, I have taken to putting all my power cords and such in a plastic b...
07/28/2010
I wrote an article some time ago that you could buy a detached home or condo in the North San Diego County area for under $100,000. That's still true, although the inventory in this price range has shrunk, and there are limitations on what and where you can buy.  The follow summary DOES NOT inclu...
07/28/2010
We all remember high school - a time marked, in part at least, by being part of the "in" group...or not. It was a big deal. For many, perhaps traumatic, depending on whether you were in or out. Folks generally knew which group you were part of. And we were painfully aware as well. Some groups als...
07/27/2010
I am getting ready for a mini-vacation (an anniversary trip) by car heading up the California coast through Big Sur, Monterey, on to Calistoga and Napa, and back through San Francisco/Oakland and LA to Carlsbad.  We've taken parts of the trip before along the stunning California coastline south o...
07/25/2010
Encinitas Wine Shops - The 3rd Corner   Looking for a good wine shop in Encinitas with a restaurant combination? The 3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro in Encinitas is a delightful place to dine, and with the size of the crowd last night, a very popular one.  The 3rd Corner wine shop concept is simp...
07/25/2010
One of the wonderful things about the ActiveRain network is making friends around the country which becomes an amazing referral network, if you choose to take advantage of it.   I personally have two major referral networks which crossover - fellow CRS members (Certified Residential Specialists) ...
07/25/2010
Advertise Your Listings in 13 Languages with Immobel.com     If you are looking to gain more international exposure, for your listings as well as being part of a global referral network, consider using Immobel. [photo courtesy of cesarastudillo on Flickr] Immobel allows you to place your listings...
07/25/2010
The fountains at Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas are pretty famous, and it's easy to see why.     Amazing fountain displays with tremendous variety are choreographed to music ranging from broadway hits to rock, jazz to patriotic in the human-made lake in front of the Bellagio on The Strip ...
07/24/2010
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