San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Saving for Your Down Payment

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If buying a home is in your future, one of the realities you’ll need to face is the need to save for a down payment. Depending on the type of mortgage you qualify for, you’ll need anywhere from three to upwards of 20 percent of the purchase price...

  • Solar Energy 101

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Have you driven around town and noticed that more and more homes have solar panels installed on their rooftops? Were you thinking that it might be time for you to do the same? While solar panels are a great option for many homeowners, not every ho...

  • How to Unlock Your Home’s History

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Have you ever wondered who may have lived in your home before you? Did you discover an interesting relic in the attic and would love to know where it came from? Are you thinking about buying an older home and want to know more about its history bef...

  • How to Unlock Your Home’s History

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Have you ever wondered who may have lived in your home before you? Did you discover an interesting relic in the attic and would love to know where it came from? Are you thinking about buying an older home and want to know more about its history bef...

  • Quiet Your Noisy Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Dogs barking, car alarms shrieking, helicopters buzzing overhead, sirens blaring – sometimes the world just outside your home is a noisy place. Couple that with all the various noises that come from within your house, and you’ve got a potential...

  • Make the Most of a Tiny Patio

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Do you have grand visions of a summer spent outside, enjoying the sunshine and soft warm breeze from your beautiful outdoor space? Do you feel like this is all a fantasy because you have a tiny patio that couldn’t possibly live up to your expecta...

  • How to Create a Functional Home Office

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Are you one of the millions of Americans working from home? Or maybe you have a job outside the home but need a good “command center” from which to run your household? If you’re tired of letting your kitchen table double as your workspace, here...

  • Smart Home Trends

    BY Marcia Parkes

    There’s nothing worse than the feeling that you forgot to lock the front door – after you’ve already left home and gotten to your destination. Soon, that feeling will be a thing of the past as more and more homes integrate smart technology. I...

  • Unexpected Ways to Add Value to Your Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Are you getting ready to sell your home, but want to make some improvements to add value before putting it on the market? Perhaps you’re thinking you need to overhaul the kitchen or upgrade the master bathroom – or any number of other costly re...

  • Don’t Make These Mistakes When Buying a Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Buying a home can be a complicated process, even for those who have gone through it before. One of the best ways to make the experience as painless as possible is to make sure you don’t sabotage yourself. Be prepared by reminding yourself to avoi...