San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • How To Sell Your Fixer Upper

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Have you been thinking about selling your fixer upper? Perhaps you’ve been hesitant to get started – selling a home can be a daunting task, let alone one that needs obvious work. Perhaps you’ve got an outdated kitchen, a closed-off floor plan o...

  • 10 Tips For Moving With Pets

    BY Marcia Parkes

    There’s no way around it – moving can be really stressful! But when you throw a pet into the mix, it can make the task even more daunting. If you’re getting ready to move, but aren’t sure what to do to make the experience less stressful for...

  • Moving? Here’s How To Avoid Identity Theft

    BY Marcia Parkes

    As if moving isn’t already stressful enough, it can leave you vulnerable to identity theft. Your personal information is being shared repeatedly while you transfer from one home to the next, making you a potential target to thieves. If you’re g...

  • 5 Tips for Multigenerational Living

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Multigenerational living has been on the rise in America in the last few years. According to the Pew Research Center, analysis of the most recent census data shows that 57 million Americans – over 18 percent of the population – live in househol...

  • Should You Buy in a Gated Community?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Are you thinking about buying a home in a gated community, but wondering whether or not it’s right for you? You may be asking yourself if its safer or whether or not the home will retain its value better when its time to resell. Here’s a look a...

  • How To Pick the Perfect Paint Color

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Does choosing the perfect paint color for your home feel a little bit like finding Bigfoot – mythical and elusive? Do you stare at the racks and racks of paint chips at the hardware store and break out into a cold sweat? Are you worried that you’...

  • 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...