Resources for Home Buyers 2021

Home Buying Tips and Advice

If you are thinking about buying a Carlsbad home in 2021, or one in a nearby community, these home buyer resources will be helpful to you.


My free 2021 Winter Home Buying Guide is ready to download – just click on the link. If you are also planning to sell your home, my 2021 Winter Home Seller Guide will also be useful (also downloadable)!

When you are buying a home it’s important to become as educated about the home search and buying process as you can before getting started, even if you have bought a home before! Things keep changing, there’s a lot to know, and you will have some important decisions to make.

While this buyer guide does not cover everything you should know, it will help you understand these issues, and many more:

1. Why You Shouldn’t’ Wait Until Spring to Buy a Home

2. Steps to Take if You Want to Buy a Home

3. 5 Tips for Making a Successful Offer

When we work together I will discuss all this and more, and answer all of your questions, including some I suspect you don’t even know you have!


Another helpful resource is a home buying video series on my YouTube Channel. You’ll find it at HOME BUYING TIPS AND ADVICE. There are 23 short (1 – 2 1/2 minute) videos on key things you should know as a home buyer. While it’s not everything you should understand about the home buying process, you will gain a better idea of what you to expect and a number of key questions will be answered.


I have created 2 questionnaires to help you think through issues that may be important to you in your new or next home, including lifestyle matters like proximity to shopping and services. It’s important to be aware of what is most important – what you REALLY need – the questionnaires will help focus on those issues, and help you find the right community and home that fits your personal needs, lifestyle and budget.

Simply send me a text message with your email address to (760) 840-1360 or email me at and I will get those to you…no obligation.


When we work together to find you the right home that fits your needs and budget, I’ll share my Buyer’s Handbook with you, along with multiple checklists, at key points in the transaction (e.g., opening escrow, 10 days to closing), to help keep you on track so you don’t forget anything.

And of course I will be there every step of the way to guide you through your transaction, answer your questions, and help you find the best solutions to any problems that might arise (and something always does).


As a buyer you are, of course, interested in what the inventory is in Carlsbad, or elsewhere, that will meet your needs and budget.

This blog offers a home search function through IDX Broker if you like.

You can also search for Carlsbad homes for sale on my other real estate website ( the MLS updates 24/7). You can also sign up for Free Property updates.

Of course if you are using other sites to search for homes, say Zillow, Redfin or Realtor, that’s just fine – keep in mind these are not always updated promptly and may not have everything that’s listed in the MLS.

We can also discuss your specific needs and budget, then I can set up an automated search direct from the MLS so you will hear about homes that fit your budget and search parameters when they hit the market…this is invaluable in our competitive housing market when supply is limited and homes are going pending quickly.


If you have any questions about the real estate market, the home buying process, life in Carlsbad and North San Diego County, getting pre-approved for a mortgage, or anything else, please reach out to me by calling or texting me at (760) 840-1360, or emailing me at

We will talk about your needs, timing and budget, and develop a strategy to get you into a new home in 2021. It’s very competitive right now and there are important things we can do so you can be successful!