San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Make Your New House Feel Like Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Your house isn’t just a financial investment or the place where you keep your stuff – it’s where you live your life. And moving into a new house can feel a little disorienting at first. It takes awhile to get settled in – there are all sorts ...

  • Easy Summer Curb Appeal

    BY Marcia Parkes

    These long summer days lend themselves well to swimming, barbecuing and having fun with family and friends. We can certainly understand why you may not be inclined to take extra time out for home projects right now. While maybe it isn’t the best ...

  • Keep Pests at Bay

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Spiders and roaches and flies, oh my! If bugs give you the heebie jeebies, you definitely don’t want them in your home. Not only can they be unsanitary, some pests can actually cause real damage. And then there are the insects that sting and bite, ...

  • Home Inspection Red Flags

    BY Marcia Parkes

    A home inspection conducted by a professional is a typical part of the process of buying a home. It’s an opportunity to evaluate the property and understand any issues that may need to be addressed. Sometimes the inspection uncovers problems that c...

  • Host a Successful Yard Sale

    BY Marcia Parkes

    You’ve finally cleared your house of all the clutter, but now what do you do with all that stuff? Have you thought about hosting your own yard sale? Yard sales are a great way to make some extra money while also reclaiming precious space in your ho...

  • How To Stay Cool at Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Summer has just begun, but temperatures are already rising! Are you ready for a heat wave? Take advantage of these tips to keep it cool at home during these hot summer days. Shut the shades While you may be tempted to let the sun shine in on pretty...

  • Should You Install a Pool?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Summer is here, which brings with it warm weather, long days and nights spent outside under the stars. It’s time for barbecues, summer picnics and, of course – pool parties. If you don’t have a pool at home, you might be thinking that you’re ...

  • How to Fix Your Credit Score

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re gearing up to buy a house, one of the most important things you can do to prepare is to check your credit score. That number is going to help determine how much interest you’ll pay on your mortgage – or whether you’ll qualify at all...

  • Summer Home Selling Tips

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re thinking about selling your home, now is a great time! It’s estimated that 50 percent of homes are sold in the summer, making this the best season to get your house on the market. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of you...

  • 10 Creative Uses for Rugs

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Think that throw rug is only for the floor? Think again! There are so many ways to use beautifully designed rugs around the home, it’s a shame to let them languish on the floor. Here are some of the most inspired ways we’ve found to use your fa...