Carlsbad Steps Up As Top Choice for Home Buyers in 2013

Another celebrity La Jolla home, previous residence of a famous Hollywood screenwriter just sold, up $700,000 from its 2008 price, but Carlsbad is quickly shaping up as one of the top picks in San Diego County for home buyers in 2013 too.

The new $8.5 billion mortgage settlement offers to create more deals for those busy house hunting in San Diego County, CA and the latest forecasts predict incredible growth in the local market for the year ahead but there are a number of reasons home buyers should check out homes for sale in Carlsbad before making their pick.

Speaking at a conference in San Diego, chief economist for Freddie Mac recently predicted as much as 25% growth in housing starts this year and rising home sales and values in Southern California.

Besides boasting 7 miles of spectacular beach and being home to some of the most spectacular ocean front properties in San Diego County, Carlsbad homeowners just received another belated holiday gift. Property owners in two districts are to now save a couple hundred dollars every year for the next 23 years on their property taxes after the city voted to refinance utility bonds. That's while other homeowners around the country are seeing their property taxes spike at double digit rates.

Those interested in more eco-friendly living will find many green homes and energy efficient properties to choose from in great neighborhoods too. In fact Carlsbad is a top choice for those seeking sustainable and environmentally friendly living.

The city is running a free e-waste drive for collecting all those old electronics and Carlsbad, CA recently received stellar rankings in a new annual survey. 97% of residents ranked the quality of life here as good or excellent and 94% approve of the job the city is doing.

Plus, there is tons of fun to be had in this sun-kissed slice of Southern California. Discover dancing, pet socializing and even outdoor stroller yoga for parents and their kids

What are you waiting for? Start your Carlsbad home search here…