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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Carlsbad’s 2020 Virtual Art in the Village is Now Live Art in the Village has been a popular addition to the street fair tradition in Carlsbad Village for 21 year, with thousands of visitors enjoying the original art work of dozens of local and regional artists.  We attended Art in the Village la...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Throwback Thursday: Carlsbad Flower Fields in September  The Flower Fields in Carlsbad are a beautiful sight every year, open from March 1 until Mother's Day in May, with 50 acres of brightly colored ranunculas. The fields were gorgeous again this year, but sadly closed soon after opening, with e...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 15
What’s the Value of My Carlsbad Home? Carlsbad Market Report for August 2020 The Carlsbad real estate market continues to change, with some significant shifts from last month and 1 year ago. These data do not include private sales or manufactured/mobile/multi-family housing (the numbers are deriv...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 34
Wordless Wednesday Almost Full Moon Through the Trees  We've had beautiful evenings recently and have been enjoying the moon as it's been moving toward become full. So often the marine layer moves in during the evening and obscure it. The moon was getting close to being full the other and while t...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 18
Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze CarlsbadOpens September 18, 2020 The annual Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze at the Carlsbad Strawberry Company will be opening on September 18, running through November 8th. Halloween may be a little different this year…time will tell I guess. Maybe there will be even more...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Tuscan Tomato Tart and Fond Memories Food is an interesting thing - we need it, we all enjoy it, and in many cases it evokes fond memories of places we have visited, restaurants we have enjoyed, meals we have created, and people we have dined with. Some recipes are timeless, and we use them over ...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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4-Bedroom Homes for Sale in Carlsbad Market Update as of August 29, 2020 Some Carlsbad home buyers desire more space than a 3-bedroom single family detached home can provide, for a variety of reasons: a growing household, an interest or need for multigenerational living, at-home office, or room f...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 17
Wordless Wednesday: Fragrant Beauty at the Front Door  We gave my Mom a beautiful pink, and very fragrant, rose in a pot for Mother's Day, which she enjoyed immensely for a few months. Recently, for some reason it started to not thrive at her condo, perhaps due to the light on the patio and her n...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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2020 Housing Market for Carlsbad Aug. 25Condos & Town Homes Carlsbad buyers often are interested in buying a condo, townhome or twin-home (in our MLS these are referred to as attached homes) for a variety of reasons. Pricing and budget may be a big issue, or it might be the community itself, or t...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 13
3-Bedroom Homes for Sale in Carlsbad – August 23, 2020 Update Often Carlsbad home buyers are searching for 3-bedroom detached single family homes when it’s time to buy a new home, whether they are first time buyers, moving up or downsizing. Some buyers are in the market for a Carlsbad beach home,...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 15
A Not So Wordless Wednesday: A Passion for Art, and Sharing We started collecting art soon after we were married, with young kids and a rather limited budget. But that didn't matter. Our passion for art not only takes us to museums and galleries wherever we travel, but also results in having far ...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 19
Sometimes Beauty is Fleeting   We have a small pot of Morning Glories on our patio which have not prospered as we would have liked, although who knows why. Poor soil? Too much sun? Pot too small? What a surprise the other morning to see this beautiful flower perched on top of the plant...the only...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 12
What’s the Value of My Carlsbad Home? Carlsbad Market Report for July 2020 The Carlsbad real estate market continues to change, with some significant 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...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 12
Wordless Wednesday: Thanks USPS!!  It's always nice to get a thank you. And we have heard lots of thank yous, and seen plenty of thank you signs in our area during the pandemic...not doubt you have noticed, too. I pick up my Mom's mail for her daily at her condo complex and on Mnday spied this ar...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 18
Happy Swallowtail Butterfly  I was in between several inspections at a house in Carlsbad last Friday, and was out in the front yard enjoying the views of the canyon and the hills beyond this flowering hedge. A yellow swallowtail butterfly came along and was having a great time with the whole hedg...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 14
August 2 - 8 is National Farmers’ Market Week 2020Win a Prize in Carlsbad via Instragram August 2nd through the 8th is National Farmers' Market Week. And you could win a terrific prize here in Carlsbad. Read on to learn how. Having lived in New England for many years, moving to Carlsbad in 2005, ...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Wordless Wednesday:  Just Hangin' Out  We live adjacent to a small canyon which means a fair amount of wildlife, some of which visits the yard from time to time. I was looking out the rear window over the patio the other morning and spied this ground squirrel hangin' out. He was perched on his ha...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 65
Why You Should Drive by a Home Before You Decide to See it for Real! Most buyers use the Internet to search for homes these days, and there are plenty of good reasons for doing so. You get to see lots of photos…hopefully plenty of good ones…plus you can read details about the home, including feat...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 9
What’s the Value of My Carlsbad Home?A Big Surprise for Carlsbad Home Sales in June 2020 The Carlsbad real estate market continues to change, with some significant shifts from last month and 1 year ago. These data do not include private sales or manufactured/mobile/multi-family housing (the numbe...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 4
Carlsbad Homes for Sale without HOA FeesUpdate as of July 2, 2020 Carlsbad home buyers often have strong feelings about buying a Carlsbad home in a Home Ownership Association (HOA) community.  Some prefer living in such a community, while others are adamant about avoiding them. Some are OK either...

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