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Category Archive: ‘Carlsbad’

Carlsbad/Oceanside in 1908

Oceanside was developed much earlier than Carlsbad – the black dots above are the existing buildings in 1908.  The Mission San Luis Rey should be the dot right under the O in PROFESSIONAL PAPER at the top right.

Here is a link to the full map document:


Oceanside goes back to the 1800’s:


Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Carlsbad, Jim's Take on the Market, Local Flavor | 0 comments

SW Carlsbad

My buyers offered full price for this house on the first day, and we were fifth out of five offers. One buyer included the escalation clause, which meant he was willing to pay $1,000 over the highest bid.

It’s not a great way to determine the winner if you look at it logically – wouldn’t any buyer pay $1,000 over?  Instead, the sellers decided to sign a $1,230,000 offer the first night, which was literally $51,000 over list price.

These sold in the high-$400,000s when new in 1998.

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Bidding Wars, Bubbleinfo TV, Carlsbad | 11 comments

New Listing – Waters End

When it comes to finding newer homes west of the freeway and walking distance to the beach, it doesn’t get much better than Waters End in SW Carlsbad.  Our new listing might be the best location within the neighborhood too, with no neighbor on the south side which allows for maximum light!

Open house cancelled – Pending!

Fantastic bonus room upstairs:





Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Carlsbad, Jim's Take on the Market, Why You Should List With Jim | 4 comments

New Listing in Old Carlsbad

I’m honored to represent blog readers Kevin and Nancy in the sale of their home in the heart of Old Carlsbad!  Though these are connected to their neighbors, they are SFRs on their own lots – and this might be the best location in the complex! Here is a video tour:

Kayla and I will have open house Saturday 12-3pm!,_California

Is it Old Carlsbad, or Olde Carlsbad?  Wiki uses the first version.

We can’t upload our listings directly to Zillow any more; instead they get auto-uploaded from the MLS if the broker agrees.  But we can manually upload it as a Coming Soon – this will be in the MLS tomorrow once I receive the pro photos:

There are still bugs to be worked out. Apparently Zillow’s direct-connect to the MLS isn’t picking up the pendings, which was always one of the biggest complaints – listings that were pending or sold would still show as active listings on Zillow. They still do.




Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Bubbleinfo Readers, Carlsbad, Why You Should List With Jim | 3 comments