Carlsbad, CA Real Estate News

By inboundREM Market Updates
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Neighborhood InformationAviara is a master-planned golf community located in Carlsbad, California, on the outskirts of the city's southern part. The community, which is located north of the Batiquitos Lagoon, has a well-planned suburban layout that is focused around the Aviara Golf Course. Multiple residential subdivisions can be found throughout Aviara, some of which have automated gates to ensure that residents have a private living environment that is separate from the rest of the city. Please do not hesitate to contact our team if you have any questions about this beautiful master-planned neighborhood. We would be delighted to assist you in finding a property in the area that best suits your personal demands.Aviara subdivisions have been thoughtfully designed to give a comfortable a...
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Neighborhood InformationArroyo Vista is a picturesque subdivision in Carlsbad, California, that is located in the city's southernmost section. Nearby suburban subdivisions and other houses make up the majority of the neighborhood. A short drive from El Camino Real and the coastal districts of Leucadia and Encinitas, you can say that Arroyo Vista is an excellent option for buyers searching for a beautiful house option. We'll be glad to assist you. Feel free to contact our team anytime! Arroyo Vista is a luxury house community with a choice of 153 luxurious single-family homes. These properties include stunning Spanish-style architecture, as well as contemporary features integrated into the design of the homes. Modern construction incorporates environmentally friendly and energy-efficient...
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Neighborhood InformationIn Carlsbad, California, 53 Melrose is a beautiful subdivision in the La Costa neighborhood on the city's northern portion. The subdivision is comprised of 53 well-built single-family homes that are clustered around Filoli Circle in a cul-de-sac layout to create a safe and secure environment. In Carlsbad, this family-friendly subdivision is a terrific place to seek a new house if you're looking for a change of lifestyle.Because 53 Melrose is located in a cul-de-sac, no traffic passes through the neighborhood, making it a safe place to walk your children. Because of the well-spaced home lots, residents may be able to enjoy a private outdoor patio in their backyard as a result of the ample space available for the construction of outdoor expansions. The subdivision'...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Carlsbad Holiday Light Displays 2021 I enjoy seeing the holiday light displays in our neighborhood, and around Carlsbad including the Village at this time of year. More to follow on that. In addition to what we see on buildings and at the shopping centers, it’s pretty impressive to see what some private homeowners do with their homes. We have white lights on several small trees on our front patio and a lighted wreath on the front door but that’s it! How about you? Twin Inns – This is a favorite of mine in the Village. It's a very cool, and historic, building, and I really enjoy how the Twin Inns on Carlsbad Boulevard are lit up every year, especially the palm trees. I haven't seen them at night yet this year but no doubt they will impress again. This photo is from a prior year.  And of ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Holiday Honey Lebkuchen  I've written about our family's decades-long holiday tradition of cookie making, using a recipe passed down from my wife's family for a number of generations. This year our younger daughter and her family (the 2 grandkids are 6+ and 4) visited for Thanksgiving. I mixed the dough on Wednesday (it stays refrigerated for days without a problem) and Saturday was the big day.  It's a several hour project typically, especially with kids involved, and this year yielded around 17 dozen cookies, in the traditional diamond shapes along with the kids using cookie cutters for other shapes - angels, snowflakes, snowmen and more. The photo was taken from the upstairs landing but I couldn't quite get the entire table-full - you get the idea! 
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of My Carlsbad Home? Carlsbad Market Report for November 2021 The Carlsbad real estate market continues to shift, with some changes from last month and 1 year ago. These data do not include private sales, mobile homes or multi-family housing (the numbers are derived from the MLS and are believed to be accurate at the time they are reported but are not guaranteed). Media reports typically speak in general terms, and therefore do not reflect the local Carlsbad housing market conditions. Current data, and analysis, about the local market conditions benefit you so you can make well-informed purchase and/or sale decisions about Carlsbad homes for sale. READ MORE ABOUT CARLSBADCarlsbad Village by the Sea 132 homes sold in Carlsbad in November (92008, 92009, 92010 and 92011), ...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Stuff the Bus with Holiday Joy Saturday December 11th will be a very special day, a day to Stuff the Bus with Holiday Joy in Carlsbad. This holiday event is sponsored by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. There are plenty of families who need help this holiday season, and you can make a child’s holiday a bit more special! Here’s how to help. Bring an unwrapped new toy, or more than one if you want, to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad clubhouse at 3115 Roosevelt between 10 am and 3 pm to help Stuff the Bus. Why not share some joy with a needy child this holiday season! Call the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad with questions or for more information at (760) 729-0956. Check out their website for more information about this organization and the programs they offer for local kids (e....
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Carlsbad Village Holiday Tree LightingDecember 5, 2021 The 36th annual holiday tree lighting will take place Sunday, December 5th in downtown Carlsbad Village, at the front entrance to the Carlsbad Village Faire shopping center at 300 Carlsbad Village Drive. This festive traditional event runs from 2:00 – 5:00 pm! Get into the holiday spirit! Come join this annual celebration, along with other Carlsbad residents, in the heart of Carlsbad Village, sponsored by the Carlsbad Rotary Club. The Carlsbad Village Holiday Tree Lighting celebration begins at 2:00 with a variety of holiday activities until 4 pm. Santa is scheduled to arrive at 2:15 in an antique fire truck along with his elf and Mrs. Claus., followed by Mayor Hall. There will be visits and free photos with Santa, plus candy canes....
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Holiday at the Rancho in Carlsbad December 4, 2021 The 2021 Carlsbad holiday season is under way. Up next – Small Business Saturday on Saturday November 27th.  Then it’s the Holiday Showcase Makers Market on December 4th. And the popular Holiday at the Rancho returns in 2021, also on December 4th, at the Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch Park. The 2021 Holiday at the Rancho, from 5 to 8 pm, offers holiday festivities with a bit of western history. Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park is located at 6200 Flying LC Lane off Melrose in Carlsbad in the Rancho Carrillo area of Carlsbad. The park is about a mile south of Palomar Airport Road, a short distance past Poinsettia Avenue (the next light). In addition to lots of holiday decorations and beautiful lights, this popular annual Holiday at the Ranch...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
I’m Grateful for Carlsbad Beaches  I’ve spent much of my life near ocean beaches, and it would be hard to be far away from them. I don’t necessarily want to live right on the beach for a host of reasons but the lifestyle nearby is something I am grateful for. Carlsbad has around 7 miles of beaches for us to enjoy, year-round because of our temperate weather. I appreciate them all and the lifestyle they afford. And with the crowds we see clearly many others enjoy them as well.  I really appreciate the accessibility to the Carlsbad beaches. Other than pay lots at the state beaches, parking is free along the coast road and in adjacent neighborhoods so anyone can park nearby and walk to the beach. This is a big shift from our experiences back when living in Boston where parking tended to be...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Grateful for our Long-standing Cookie Tradition My wife and I have a long-standing cookie-making tradition…in fact decades of cookie making! And I'm thankful for it every year!! For years we made these German Honey Lebkuchen all in one day (the dough is always made the day before so it has time to chill), but in recent years we sometimes have stretched it out, where we have made some in Carlsbad and then schlepped the dough and everything else needed up to LA to make cookies with our 2 daughters and their families now that the grandkids are older and want to help.   I learned about my wife’s German family cookie making before we even got married – that’s some time ago. In her family it’s been a holiday tradition for generations, and we started our own tradition when she and I first star...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
 Holiday Showcase Makers Market December 4, 2021~ Carlsbad Village ~ The 2021 Holiday Showcase Makers Market will take place on Saturday December 4th from 9 am until 4 pm. The Makers Market has been a popular event in Carlsbad Village for a few years. They have expanded due to popularity and include multiple events during the year. The Holiday Showcase Makers Market is FREE to attend, but of course  you’ll want to bring credit cards or cash for holiday shopping. The Holiday Showcase is sponsored by Farm Fresh to You! The Makers Market is designed to Covid-safe, taking place outdoors at St. Michael’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, located at 2775 Carlsbad Boulevard in the Village. The number of booths is limited to reduce potential exposure, and there will be plenty of room for social dist...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
What’s the Value of My Carlsbad Home? Carlsbad Market Report  for October 2021 The Carlsbad real estate market continues to shift, with some changes from last month and 1 year ago. These data do not include private sales, mobile homes or multi-family housing (the numbers are derived from the MLS and are believed to be accurate at the time they are reported but are not guaranteed). Media reports typically speak in general terms, and therefore do not reflect the local Carlsbad housing market conditions. Current data, and analysis, about the local market conditions benefit you so you can make well-informed purchase and/or sale decisions about Carlsbad homes for sale. READ MORE ABOUT CARLSBADCarlsbad Village by the Sea 146 homes sold in Carlsbad in October (92008, 92009, 92010 and 92011), j...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
The Little Free Library Organization A number of years ago you may have started noticing an occasional colorful box in a neighborhood or outside someone’s home with a variety of books inside. The purpose, or course, was for people to take (or borrow) books that interested them, but to also replenish the supply with books they felt others might enjoy. Have you ever heard of the Little Free Library organization? This is the one outside my daughter’s condo, recently installed and off to a great start with many more books donated by condo residents than can be used. The bright color certainly stands out, and she says there is lots of activity and people are thrilled to have it (it’s the only one in her local area). She expects others will be inspired to do the same thing.  The Little Free L...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
4-Bedroom Homes for Sale in Carlsbad October 26, 2021 Update Some Carlsbad home buyers want, or need, more space than a 3-bedroom single family detached home can provide. It may be due to a growing household, a desire for multigenerational living options, space for an at-home office, or maybe room for regular guests. A 4-bedroom (or more) can provide that much needed space.  The inventory of single family detached homes remains limited in Carlsbad compared to demand, which has resulted in homes selling quickly, with a number of homes selling over asking price. Here’s the most recent market report for Carlsbad at What’s My Carlsbad Home Worth - Carlsbad Home Sales for September 2021 for a perspective on the market conditions including recent sales, inventory, and average sales prices. As...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Small Business Saturday in Carlsbad Village~ November 27, 2021 ~ It seems the holiday shopping season arrives earlier every year. Halloween is just around the corner, with Thanksgiving soon to follow. Which means it’s nearly time to celebrate the 12th annual Small Business Saturday in Carlsbad Village. The first Saturday after Thanksgiving has become the official day for supporting small businesses throughout the US, and there will be plenty of opportunities at our Carlsbad Village merchants to #shopsmall. Many residents, and visitors, support these small businesses already but this is special opportunity! The Carlsbad Village Association website notes that approximately 67 cents out of every dollar spent at a small business stays in the community. That’s pretty impressive, and importan...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Carlsbad Village Street Faire ~ November 7, 2021 After being canceled in 2020 due to COVID, one of the area’s favorite arts and crafts fairs returns to Carlsbad Village on Sunday November 7th. The fair is sponsored by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce. The Carlsbad Village Street Faire is supposedly the largest outdoor 1-day fair in the US. Held annually in the spring and fall, the fair will run from 8 am until 4 pm. The Carlsbad Village Street Faire is held in the heart of the Village, along Grand Avenue from Carlsbad Boulevard to Jefferson. Because of the size the fair also spills over onto side streets including State Street. You’ll see signs warning everyone about this upcoming special event, since much of the parking on these streets will not be available due to the fair. (photo fro...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Carlsbad Art Wall October 2021Wall Mural by Nicholas Danger The most recent Carlsbad Art Wall mural, the 30th, was recently completed on October 2 and 3, by San Diego muralist Nicholas Danger. You have to admire his style that makes you smile! Check out his instagram site, too!  The Carlsbad Art Wall is a very special addition to the Carlsbad public art scene, with changing murals several times per year. Bryan Snyder, a well-known Carlsbad artist, founded the Carlsbad Art Wall (CAW) in 2015, in cooperation with the owner of Senor Grubby’s Mexican Restaurant in Carlsbad Village. This very visible venue gives everyone the opportunity to enjoy temporary public wall murals by local, regional, and even a few international, artists. Even if you aren’t aware of the official #CarlsbadArtWall na...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Jeune at Jolie in Carlsbad Awarded a Michelin Star                  Jeune et Jolie has been making a name for itself since opening in late 2018, and the accolades continue. In 2019 Jeune et Jolie received a Bib Gourmand award from Michelin in 2019. The award is given to “good quality, good value restaurants” among other criteria. The restaurant was also named one of Esquire’s 20 best new restaurants in America in 2019. Four San Diego area restaurants were recently awarded coveted star ratings from the famed Michelin Guide, including Jeune et Jolie in Carlsbad Village who received a 1 star rating, “a very good restaurant.” Jeune et Jolie offers imaginative French cuisine. The fixed price dinner menu is 4 courses for $85. There are 3 selections for each course, with optional wine pairings...
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By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
The Carlsbad Eclectic Lawn Concert 2021Carlsbad Village on October 9th The Carlsbad Music Festival is pleased to present another outdoor Eclectic Lawn Concert in Carlsbad Village on Saturday October 9 at St. Michael’s by the Sea from 2 until 6 pm. Carlsbad’s reputation as an arts community – visual arts, music, theater – continues to expand, and so much of it is FREE. There are events all year-round for visitors and residents to enjoy! The pandemic resulted in many events being canceled in 2020 and in 2021 but thankfully that is changing. Here’s the line-up for this Eclectic Lawn Concert:          2:00  Kamini Natarajan (Indian classical music)          3:00  The Ed Kornhauser Quartet (original jazz compositions)          4:00  Francis Blume (retro Americana)          5:00  Shannon Lay ...
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