San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Is Winter a Good Time to Buy?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    You’ve probably heard that the real estate market hits it peak in spring and summer, when kids are out of school and families have time to make the transition. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t be in the market and score a great deal durin...

  • 2019 Home Design Trends

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Happy New Year! It’s 2019 – are you ready for a home décor re-boot? It’s that time of year when many homeowners want to declutter, get organized, and try out new looks in their living spaces. Are you one of them? Then read on to find out what ...

  • Embrace Wabi-Sabi at Home This Year

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Are you exhausted from trying to live your best, most perfect life? Then maybe it’s time to embrace the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi. So what exactly is wabi-sabi, and how can you apply it to your life at home? Here are some practical tips. What ...

  • Bad Cleaning Habits

    BY Marcia Parkes

    The New Year is here! For many homeowners, that means cleaning and organizing to start 2019 off on a good foot. Although you may have the best of intentions, you could be making some common cleaning mistakes. By trying to take shortcuts, you may actu...

  • Throw a New Year’s Eve Party at Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you bought a home in 2018, it’s time to celebrate! Why not throw a New Year’s Eve party to both welcome in the New Year and show-off your house to your friends and family? You don’t need tons of money or time to prepare in order to host an...

  • Fireplace Maintenance and Safety

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Is there anything cozier than a wood-burning fireplace on a cold winter’s night? Maybe it’s what sold you on our current house. Or perhaps it’s a wish list item for the house you’d like to buy in 2019. Although fireplaces can be charming an...

  • Title Vs. Deed

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re buying a home, then you’ve probably heard the terms “title” and “deed.” While these words are often used interchangeably, they are in fact different. And it’s important to understand the distinction when you’re getting ready...

  • Skipping a Mortgage Payment

    BY Marcia Parkes

    The holiday season usually brings with it additional expenses. In fact, if you’re not careful, you may discover that you’ve overextended yourself. Perhaps you’re wondering what would happen if you skipped a mortgage payment this month. While we...

  • 2019 Resolutions for Home Sellers

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Is selling your home on your to-do list for 2019? While selling a home can be a big undertaking, it’s much easier if you strategize and set goals. If you’re planning to put your home on the market in the next few months, why not use the New Year ...

  • What is a credit freeze?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Are you worried about having your sensitive financial information stolen over the holidays? Then you may be considering a credit freeze. But if you’re also preparing to buy a home, a credit freeze could become problematic. Here’s what you need ...