Carlsbad, California is a beautiful seaside resort city many Californians are lucky to call home. It is an excellent combination of family adventure and coastal relaxation. Locals like to refer to it as “The Village by the Sea” and I couldn’t think of a better name for this city. Carlsbad Real Estate Carlsbad Homes Value Carlsbad Schools Carlsbad is located right on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, about 87 miles south of the lights, camera, and action of Los Angeles and 35 miles north of laid-back downtown San Diego. The city is now home to over 112,000 people, and … READ MORE

In June, the zip codes in San Diego with most single family sales

There’s a lot to smile about when we look at housing statistics for the first half of 2015.  Sales of existing homes jumped 7 percent in June compared to the previous month.  Compared to June of last year, sales of previously owned single-family homes sales are nearly 11 percent higher, and sales of condos/townhomes shot up 20 percent from June of 2014. Median home prices are also on the rise across the board.  The median single-family home price was up over 4 percent in June ($547,500), compared to May, and the price of condos and townhomes also rose by nearly … READ MORE

Encinitas to test pesticide-free park

Insecticide cited in declining bee population no longer sprayed on city property Encinitas will pilot a pesticide-free park at the request of residents who have health and environmental concerns. The Encinitas City Council last week directed staff to bring back a fleshed-out plan for maintaining one of the city’s 19 parks sans pesticides. If the council deems the test program successful, the initiative could move to more or even all city parks. On a related note, Encinitas Parks and Recreation staff announced the department last September banned neonicotinoid insecticides on city property. Studies have implicated neonicotinoids — commonly sprayed on … READ MORE

Want to rent Shaun White’s Encinitas home?

Olympic and X Games gold medalist Shaun White has listed his oceanfront home in Encinitas for lease at $12,500 a month — offering a glimpse inside the newly renovated residence that the professional snowboarder, skateboarder and entrepreneur purchased in 2012. White, whose real estate portfolio extends from Utah down through the Southland, paid $3.85 million for the two-story contemporary, which sits on a bluff with private access to the popular beach spot. The 3,500 square feet of polished interiors features dark wood floors, wrought iron chandeliers and bi-folding doors that give way to unobstructed ocean views. Smart home features, wireless speakers and … READ MORE

Finding SoCal Vibe in Carlsbad, CA

The Carlsbad experience is as simple as waking up one morning to enjoy a run along scenic California Highway 1 as surfers ride their bikes to the beach to catch a few waves before work in nearby San Diego. It’s also walking from the front door of the hotel a few days later to a private entrance to Legoland, avoiding the lines of school groups waiting to get into the front entrance of the all-things-Lego amusement park. Sunsets over the Pacific Ocean next to a fire pit while enjoying a plate of fish tacos and a beer from some 200 … READ MORE

Video: Surf’s up Pooches! It’s Time For Camp

Surfing and stand up paddleboarding lessons for dogs begin Saturday, June 20th at Del Mar’s Dog Beach run by Helen Woodward Animal Center. We wouldn’t dream of leaving out the calmer-sea-inclined canines either! Classes are scheduled for 8:30 a.m.; 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. Surf classes run 50 minutes in length and Paddleboarding classes run 70 minutes in length. Each takes place mostly in the water with brief on-land instruction as an intro, so be prepared to get wet. All classes cost $45 with a $10 discount offered off any additional lessons and include the required canine life-vests and … READ MORE

Carlsbad Transportation Becoming More Important than Ever

While Carlsbad transportation has certainly always been a desirable asset in the past, there’s reason to believe that its role is actually trending up in terms of importance.  A recent article in CityLab highlighted this fact by looking at a very significant group in terms of trends: Millennials. Amongst other things, it found that the ability to travel is becoming more important than ever as this generation looks to pair their dream home with their dream job, which doesn’t always mean the two are located nearby. The Same Questions, Different Answers One way the study helped gauge the importance of … READ MORE

One Simple App Gives REALTOR® $13 Million

It goes without saying that San Diego REALTORS® need to leverage every route possible in order to sell as many San Diego homes as possible.  Unlike so many other professions, a REALTORS® check is never guaranteed until they make that next sale. One recent story showed the importance of using as many digital options as possible to ensure no opportunity gets away from you. Social Media in the Digital Age Everyone knows about Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram and other popular forms of social media. However, the truth is that there are too many social media platforms to name … READ MORE

Having Attractive Photos for Carlsbad Real Estate Listings

It should go without saying that you need attractive photos of your Carlsbad real estate for sale. No description of a Carlsbad property can compare to having a color photo that highlights all the best angles of your Carlsbad home. However, in the digital age, this means much more. Consider the following about good pictures and how you can leverage them in a way your competition may not be. Matching Photos to Homes For one thing, we will take the best and most flattering photos of your Carlsbad home.  You will want quality photos of all the rooms, and the … READ MORE

Essential Staging Advice for your Carlsbad Home

When it comes to selling a luxury Carlsbad home, there are countless things you must remember to do. However, few of them may be as important as properly staging your Carlsbad house.  This not only helps interest customers in the home, by highlighting its best features, doing so also helps sell them as the buyer has an easier time appreciating why this is where they should be living. So before you open your Carlsbad home to potential buyers, keep the following tips in mind. Create a Balanced Space No doubt some of the rooms in your Carlsbad home deserve a … READ MORE