San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • How to Decorate with Thrift Store Finds

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Whether it’s the thrill of the hunt or the satisfaction of scoring a real bargain, thrift stores can be the most exciting places to find interesting and one-of-a-kind décor for your home. There are some tricks, though, to finding those treasures...

  • Should You Buy an “Almost Perfect” Home?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make in your life (if not the biggest). It’s understandable and normal to feel worry and doubt about whether you’re making the right decision. Chances are, you’ll look at several hom...

  • Hanging Curtains 101

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Hanging curtains seems like a no-brainer, right? Install the curtain rods, pop on the window treatments, and you’re done. While it really can be that easy, there are some tricks and tips to keep in mind if you want your curtains to go from average...

  • Use Social Media to Sell Your Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Twitter, Instagram and Facebook aren’t just great ways to keep in touch with friends and family – did you know they could also be powerful tools to help you sell your home? While you’re catching up with high school friends, sharing your favor...

  • How to Load Your Moving Truck

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’ve decided to save some money on your move by packing the moving truck yourself, you’ll want to make sure you maximize the space available while minimizing the damage to your belongings. Take these tips from the pros to pack your truck t...

  • Don’t Follow This Home Selling Advice

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Now that you’ve decided it’s time to sell your home, you’re probably getting all kinds of advice from friends and family about how to do it. While they often have good intentions, some of the suggestions they provide can be downright harmful to...

  • Dealing with Easements

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Are you considering purchasing a home that has an easement, but you’re not sure how it will affect you? Are you worried that it’s something that could cause you problems down the line? Are you confused about what an easement even is? Here’s w...

  • How to Love the Home You Live In

    BY Marcia Parkes

    We get it – there are days where you just don’t love the home you live in. Worse, there may be days where you don’t eve like it. Maybe you think it’s too small, or it doesn’t look like the homes in fancy magazines. But we have a secret ...

  • Can You Sell Your Home After Labor Day?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Conventional wisdom dictates that spring and summer are the best times to sell your home. And since Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer season, you may be thinking that you’ve missed your opportunity to put your home on the market. But t...

  • Home Maintenance Checklist for Fall

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Winter’s coming – and, no, we don’t mean it’s time for a new season of Game of Thrones. While the end-of-August hot temperatures may have you thinking summer is here to stay forever, autumn really is just around the corner. It’s time to d...