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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.)
Comments 18
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...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 12
New Price - Coastal Life & Urban Living in Carlsbad Village Life by the Carlsbad beaches, a spacious home office/den or exercise space, and urban amenities outside your door make for a great combination in Carlsbad Village. Then add in a large private roof deck with westerly, sunset and ocean vie...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 4
 Carlsbad 4-Bedroom Homes for SaleMarket Update June 29, 2020 Carlsbad home buyers often need more space than a 3-bedroom single family detached home offers, possibly due to an expanding household or for multigenerational living.  Sometimes one of more family members needs a home office, or addit...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 14
Single Story Homes for Sale in Carlsbad   Market Update as of June 27, 2020 A good number of Carlsbad home buyers prefer a single story detached home versus a 2-story when searching for a new home.  Some Carlsbad home buyers just prefer a single floor layout, but there are buyers that prefer no s...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 20
A Morning Visitor Today in Carlsbad  Our house backs up to a canyon which offers pleasant views as opposed to looking at houses, and abundant wildlife and birds. We don't often see coyotes during the day but hear them at night on a fairly regular basis. This one was about 50 feet beyond our back ...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 13
Gelato & More Delivered to Your DoorFrom GelatoLove in Carlsbad GelatoLove was original founded as Gaia Gelato, in early 2015, at the Village Faire in Carlsbad Village, at 300 Carlsbad Village Drive just past the railroad tracks.  I discovered them soon after they opened and have been a loyal fan...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 12
Last Evening of Spring 2020A Normal Night in Carlsbad It sure appeared to be your typical, almost-summer evening in Carlsbad.  I had to drop off some Covid-19 materials at my townhome listing in Carlsbad Village at 4:30 and decided to take a tour around town. It looked like a normal summer Friday...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 6
Carlsbad to Enforce Parking Beginning June 25, 2020 Carlsbad, including Carlsbad Village, has a fair amount of parking, on streets and in multiple parking lots.  Parking, however, may be a bit of a trial on a holiday, when there is a special event (like the Carlsbad Triathlon), or on a busy summe...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 33
Is it Fixable? Or Changeable? When buying a Carlsbad home most, if not all, buyers will have compromises to make, unless they have very deep pockets or are building their own home. The reason? What they want, and what is affordable, or available, can be very different. And the current market of l...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 14
Carlsbad Art Wall June 2020 - Congrats Class of 2020  Like thousands of other seniors around the country (and others graduating from kindergarten, elementary and middle schools, colleges and universities) the last 3+ months of the school year have certainly been unique. As a way to honor the Clas...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 27
Why Did the Chicken...? Bet you thought I was going to ask the proverbial...why did the chicken cross the road?! No doubt you've heard more than one answer to that question! In this case the chicken seemed to have no intentions of crossing the road (good thing, it's a busy one), but was more curi...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 4
What’s the Value of My Carlsbad Home? Carlsbad Market Report for May 2020 The Carlsbad real estate market continues to change, with some 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 from the MLS...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 30
Wordless Wednesday: How NOT to Stage a Garage  I showed a nicely staged home in Carlsbad a couple of years ago, and not an inexpensive one! The 2-story 3000 SF interior was filled with light and was nicely maintained, and the buyer had a number of positive comments...until we walked into the 3-ca...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 10
What’s the Value of My Cardiff-by-the-Sea Home? Cardiff Home Sales for May 2020 It’s important for buyers and sellers in the Cardiff real estate market to have accurate and current information about local market conditions in order to make informed decisions about Cardiff homes for sale.  Local m...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 33
Wordless Wednesday: Words of Hope Hope Elementary School in the Carlsbad School District is close to my house and we often walk by.  School is coming to an end for Carlsbad students on June 11th and signs have started appearing in the front of the school to thank the teachers, etc. I thought the ...

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