San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Attracting Millennial Home Buyers

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Would you be surprised to learn that 42 percent of new home loans are for millennial buyers? While most people think that young adults aren’t active in the real estate market, they are purchasing homes and they make up a large share of potential bu...

  • Buying a Kid-Friendly Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re a homebuyer with kids, then you know there are certain basic requirements the home needs to provide. You want it to be safe, have a place to play, and be located in a good school district. But are there other characteristics you should be...

  • Overcome Home-Buying Anxiety

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Buying a home can be stressful. But it can be even more stressful if you’re a first-time homebuyer who is unfamiliar with the process. Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make, so you want to be sure you’re making t...

  • Avoid These Homebuyer Turnoffs

    BY Marcia Parkes

    When you’re preparing to put your home on the market, you want to make it as attractive as possible to potential buyers. But what you do – or don’t do – can either get buyers excited or turn them off. Knowing what buyers don’t want is cruci...

  • How To Sell Your Stuff Before You Move

    BY Marcia Parkes

    When you’re selling your home and moving it’s time to declutter. Removing clutter makes it easier to stage your home so it’s more appealing to potential buyers. And getting rid of that clutter before you settle into your new place makes movin...

  • Earnest Money FAQs

    BY Marcia Parkes

    When you’re buying a home, you may come across terms that are unfamiliar. One of those terms may be “earnest money.” Exactly what is earnest money, and how does it help you buy a home? In order to save you some time and frustration, here are ...

  • End of Summer House Hunting Tips

    BY Marcia Parkes

    We’re nearing the end of the summer season. This means that many homebuyers have already put in an offer on a house and finished the closing process. But if you’re still house hunting, does that mean you’re out of luck? Fortunately, buying a ho...

  • Selling Your Split-Level Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Are you getting ready to put your split-level home on the market? While once a mainstay of builders for several decades, they are a less common design for newer homes. Because of this, you may be concerned about how attractive your home will be to ...

  • When You Can’t Agree on a House

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Buying a home can be a stressful process. But if you and your spouse can’t agree on which house to buy, your stress levels can go through the roof. In a competitive market, you need to act quickly when you find a home you love. So what do you do if...

  • Removing Old Wallpaper

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Is that outdated wallpaper getting you down? Whether you’ve just bought a new home or you’re getting ready to sell, removing old wallpaper can seriously refresh an otherwise dated room. While removing old wallpaper can be a time-consuming job, it...