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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Beach Life in Carlsbad VillagePrice Improvement Live near 7 miles of Carlsbad beaches, with a spacious home office (or make it your exercise room, or a 3rd bedroom), and all that Carlsbad Village has to offer nearby. Add in a large private roof deck with westerly, sunset and ocean views, a new pr...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Condos and Townhomes for Sale in Carlsbad Village Market Update October 2020 Buyers seeking to move to Carlsbad Village, to retire there, or perhaps acquire a vacation home to enjoy the beach lifestyle, have a number of options, both resale as well as new construction. And of course there is the ...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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What’s the Value My Carlsbad Home? Carlsbad Market Report for September 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 ...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Throwback Thursday: Do What Ya Gotta Do!  I was scrolling through some old photos on my phone from 2017, and stumbled across this ground squirrel, clearly not confined to the ground, and using a bit of skill to reach the bird feeder in our back yard. Sometimes you do what ya gotta do to get what ...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Does the Street Name Matter? I shared a post yesterday about a street named The Yellow Brick Road in Valley Center, an inland community about 45 minutes inland from where I live.  Of course it makes you immediately think of the iconic Wizard of Oz movie, as do the other streets in that area – Dor...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Wordless Wednesday: Pink Grass  We took a walk the other day along the access road to The Preserve, a new build community still under constuction close to our home. There were a number of pretty plantings that have grown since the community was starting to be bilt, but these ornamental grasses we...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Tips for Relocating to Carlsbad During the Pandemic You may be planning a relocation in the future, or perhaps are beginning one. I know several people who were planning a relocation with their company but this has been put on hold for the time being given the pandemic. But those of you moving fo...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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Home Buyers, Are You Up to Facing Today's Competition? Buying a home in today’s market is tough. As a home buyer, are you up to facing the competition?! Are you really prepared and are you serious? Market conditions in many areas are challenging, with limited inventory in multiple price points, a...

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.)
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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.)
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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.)
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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.)
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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.)
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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.)
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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...

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