San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • 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...

  • Grow Veggies at Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Have you put off growing your own vegetables at home because you think it will be too difficult, time consuming or messy? Do you worry that you don’t have enough space? Do you think you have a black thumb and nothing will grow? Starting your own...

  • Choose the Perfect Neighborhood

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re in the market for a new home, part of choosing the perfect house is finding the right neighborhood. How do you do that? Start by asking yourself the right questions. What are you looking for? Any home search should start with a list of ...

  • Stage Your Front Porch to Sell

    BY Marcia Parkes

    You’ve cleared out all the clutter, emptied the closets, trimmed the trees, and made all the necessary repairs. Your house is clean and spotless and ready to show to potential buyers. But have you thought about your front porch? Your front porch ...

  • Get Your Laundry Room Organized

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Chances are your laundry room is not your favorite room of the house. It’s a room associated with chores, and it’s often the most cramped room in your home, making those chores seem even more tedious. But what if your laundry room was clean, o...