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Find a Home in North CountyWhether it has been a lifelong dream or you recently made it part of your life plan, you want to start looking at properties to find your new home. Before you start looking at homes for sale, there are five important things to consider to make the process smooth and to narrow your search of North County real estate to genuine prospects.

Target Areas

The first question is: where do you want to live? Depending on your needs, you can narrow your search by county, city or cities, or even neighborhoods. For example, if your dream is to live close to the beach, focus on coastal communities such as Carlsbad or Encinitas. It’s helpful to write down the names or zip codes of target areas or you can create your own map.

Determine a Price Range

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The sand, the sun and the surf are powerful reasons to consider buying a home in the communities of Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas, La Costa, Vista or San Marcos. However, buying a home with its own casita has numerous added benefits for North County San Diego homeowners.

What is a Casita?

Home with a Casita in CarlsbadA casita is a small, usually detached, living area, included with the main single family home. Although they can be attached, or semi-attached, most are separated from the main house and often have their own entrance and access for privacy. Typically designed as a comfortable suite with a full bath, some casitas are built with a basic kitchen or kitchenette as well.

Why Buy a Home with a Casita?

Buying a home with a casita makes excellent sense in terms of both…

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By Garrett Lund

Whether it has been a lifelong dream or you recently made it part of your life plan, you want to start looking at properties to find your new home. Before you start looking at homes for sale, there are five important things to consider to make the process smooth and to narrow your search of North County real estate to genuine prospects.

Buying a New Home

Target Areas

The first question is: where do you want to live? Depending on your needs, you can narrow your search by county, city or cities, or even neighborhoods. For example, if your dream is to live close to the beach, focus on coastal communities. It’s helpful to write down the names or zip codes of target areas or you can create your own map.

Determine a Price Range

After determining…

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By Tyson Lund

Tax Breaks for Senoirs RelocatingAs strange as it may seem, homeowners who sell one home and buy another one of equal or lesser value can sometimes suffer a large increase in their property tax. It’s helpful to understand how this seemingly strange result can occur, and it’s important to understand how to avoid it when possible. In California, two laws, Propositions 60 and 90, shield senior citizens from such a tax increase in many cases. Seniors who are aware of the problem and the legal solution can protect themselves by acting promptly when changing residences. We’ll briefly explain the matter here. When the time comes, you can ask your realtor or tax advisor for help with the details.

How can moving to a home even of lesser value sometimes cause an increased tax?

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