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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California)
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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)
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)
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)
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)
Comments 63
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)
Comments 7
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)
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)
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 ...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California)
Comments 16
7 Issues to Consider for Choosing a Gated Community in Carlsbad Carlsbad home buyers are sometimes interested in buying a home in one of our gated communities. But unless you know a specific community you specifically want to live in, the question is…how do I choose the gated community that’s rig...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California)
Comments 16
The Jacarandas are in Full Bloom in Carlsbad  The purple Jacarandas, native to South America but planted widely in sub-tropical and tropical areas, may be one of my favorite blooming trees. I call it purple but I suppose it could be indigo. In any case, they are in full bloom, and the Aviara area...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California)
Comments 10
Carlsbad Art in the Village 2020 will be August 23rd The 22nd Annual Art in the Village Fair for 2020 was scheduled for June 28th, earlier in the summer than in the past, but has now been moved to August 23rd, given the pandemic and current restrictions. This popular annual art fair is being spon...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California)
Comments 15
State Street Farmers’ Market to Re-Open in Carlsbad Village Today There’s some great news for those who have missed the weekly State Street Farmers’ Market in Carlsbad Village, closed since mid-March – they are re-opening TODAY in a limited fashion.  As one would expect, and hope for, they are cr...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California)
Comments 5
What’s the Value of My Carlsbad Home? Carlsbad Market Report for April 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 M...

By Dennis and Sunshine Smith - REALTOR®, Making a Difference 4U in San Diego Real Estate
(RE/MAX Connections)
Comments 1
Beautifully updated Carlsbad home in an excellent location! Enjoy peace, privacy, and space in this beautiful Carlsbad home. Set on a large lot with plenty of side space, this home features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a 2-car garage, and 1,909 square feet of living space. You'll love its new fixtu...

By Dennis and Sunshine Smith - REALTOR®, Making a Difference 4U in San Diego Real Estate
(RE/MAX Connections)
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Enjoy privacy and serenity in this Carlsbad OH home Welcome to your new home in Carlsbad! Nestled on a large private lot in a peaceful residential community is a beautifully updated 2-story home packed with everything you want. Combining elegance, sophistication, and space, this contemporary home...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California)
Comments 8
3-Bedroom Homes for Sale in CarlsbadApril 25, 2020 Market Update Many Carlsbad home buyers are searching for 3-bedroom detached single family homes when it’s time to buy a new home, or the first one.  Some Carlsbad buyers are first time home buyers, some are moving up, while others are down-sizin...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California)
Comments 26
Throwback Thursday:Soon to be a Throwback but When?  The Encina Power Station along the Coast Road in Carlsbad (viewed from above the Carlsbad Flower Fields), about 1.5 miles south of the Village, is soon to be a throwback. Whether you like it or not - and opinions are mixed - the plant is due to...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California)
Comments 6
4-Bedroom Homes for Sale in CarlsbadApril 23, 2020 Update Carlsbad home buyers sometimes desire more space than a 3-bedroom single family detached home offers, perhaps due to an expanding household or multigenerational living. Maybe a family member needs a home office, or additional guest living ...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California)
Comments 20
Wordless Wednesday: Pink Roses I always enjoy the flowers where I live, especially when out walking in our neighborhood or when out showing property.   Right now having the shelter-in-place means a walk, and the flowers are even more meaningful. And with the gorgeous weather we are experiencing r...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California)
Comments 14
Single Story Homes for Sale in Carlsbad Market Update as of April 19, 2020 Plenty of Carlsbad home buyers prefer to buy a single story detached home versus a 2-story if they can. While some Carlsbad home buyers simply prefer a single floor layout, there are those with a specific preference for no...

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