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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Here are the summary statistics for January 2007 from the MLS.There are some important things to consider here. First, keep in mind that with this being the first month of the year, the data are based on only 1 month of information - a limited number of sales (31 for attached homes and 43 for det...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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CARLSBAD - VILLAGE BY THE SEAin Southern California What an apt name for this charming seaside town located about 35 miles north of San Diego in Southern California. But a sleepy coastal village Carlsbad is not - there is lots going on in this growing community of 105,000. CLICK on the SURFBOARD ...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
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                                             Though I live in palmy, balmy coastal San Diego County, my south-facing office windows at the Carlsbad Forum occasionally melt candles and ignite otherwise cool tempers. These floor-to-ceiling shaded and plant-screened windows were just tinted—in a las...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
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       Gossip: It is a loaded word that alternately intrigues and informs, delights and dismays. Last week’s blog on real estate gossip, for example, raised the hackles of a few agents—and the interest (and some concurrence) of others. As for me, I’ve enjoyed the diversion and have paid much clos...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Aviara - A Resort Residential Communityin Carlsbad CA  Aviara is perhaps the most upscale area of Carlsbad (link is to a short virtual tour of Carlsbad, with music, so turn up the sound), anchored by the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort (formerly the Four Seasons Aviara Resort). Don't miss the AVIARA sli...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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The La Costa area of Carlsbad (link is to a virtual tour of Carlsbad - ALSO see lifestyle tour of La Costa BELOW), in zip code 92009, is one of the better known residential areas along the North San Diego County coast, and a popular Carlsbad neighborhood. La Costa began growing in 1965 when sever...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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As a Carlsbad home buyer, getting from "home search" to the closing table means you have a number of hoops to jump through. And, as a result, there is always the possibility of a glitch somewhere along the way. Ask any agent, or any buyer or seller - no matter how smoothly a transaction may be go...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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No, I don't mean people you go out with, silly. I'm referring to dates in the purchase contract. CARLSBAD BUYERS AND SELLERS - THIS IS IMPORTANT! Knowing your dates is critical for everyone - buyers, sellers, agents - so that the transaction can proceed as smoothly as possible and doesn't fall ap...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Here is a summary of the housing market, based on statistics from the MLS, for Carlsbad, CA for the month of December. This is a standard report I provide past, current and prospective clients each month.The statistics show a drop in the inventory since the end of November of 15%. The median pric...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
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Thinking of buying a well-located $1 million luxury flat in London, Paris or Tokyo? Think again: 1. In London, you’ll get 328 square feet. 2. In Paris, you’ll do better with  522 square feet. 3. In Tokyo, you can really spread out with 594 square feet. These are averages reported by the most rece...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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For those of your who are looking for a new Carlsbad home, searching on-line is probably the most efficient strategy you can employ. Recent studies by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in 2005 found that about 79% of buyers were using the Internet to search for a home, and many do this e...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
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In this post, I'm going to step out on a limb...and over a canyon. Perhaps it is a "dead cat bounce" as stock market reporters used to say in 2000-2001 about declining and spiking stocks. Maybe it is something else, but something is astir in our real estate market. Perhaps San Diego crashed first...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Here are the summary statistics from the MLS for the month of November for Carlsbad, CA.Some interesting things to note - inventory dropped 9% from last month. There was no change in the median price for attached homes from the previous month, but an increase of 1% for detached homes. However, bo...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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For Sale By Owner (FSBO) First Aid Kit If you have read any of my 5 part series on "So You Are Thinking About Selling Your Home Yourself' (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) you now know that you are up against some significant challenges.  Selling a home in any market is tough, and doing so...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Here is the last post in my series on how to become a good buyer, whether you are looking for a Carlsbad home or searching elsewhere.Now that your offer has been accepted, you are on to the mechanics of the transaction. This is what you have been waiting for, so do it well! Here are Part 1 and Pa...

By Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
(San Diego Previews Real Estate)
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Carlsbad Community Info and Carlsbad Real Estate  Search the MLS for Carlsbad listingsCarlsbad Real Estate - Carlsbad Homes - Carlsbad Properties Carlsbad Real Estate and Other Demographics Population:Median Household income: Median Family income: Average Family Size: Average age: 78,247$65,145$7...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Here are the data from the MLS for the month of October. There are some interesting shifts from the data reported for the month of September.The inventory has dropped a little as has the absorption rate. Median home price is stable as compared to a year ago for detached homes, but off a bit for a...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Here are the data I have summarized from the MLS as of the end of September (as I do for all the coastal communities I service) for the Carlsbad real estate market (all 4 zips). Just a couple of quick notes: The inventory has dropped off a little from the previous month The number of homes sold h...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Carlsbad, CA – “Village by the Sea”   Carlsbad is a coastal San Diego community, located about 35 miles north of the city, offering a broad range of housing, activities and scenery for its residents and tourists.   I moved to Carlsbad in 2006 from Boston, and wanted to share why I love living her...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Are you REALLY ready to buy your Carlsbad home or are you just looking right now? Whether you are a first time buyer or experienced, answer these questions to see if you are prepared to buy…emotionally, psychologically and financially. Will you be paying cash or have you arranged for financing? I...

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