San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • 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...

  • How to Make an Offer a Seller Can’t Refuse

    BY Marcia Parkes

    It’s finally happened – you found the perfect house. It has exactly what you are looking for, it’s in the right neighborhood, and it’s actually in your price range. All you have to do now is make an offer and start packing, right? Maybe no...

  • 4 Tips for Finding the Perfect Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Close your eyes and imagine: a perfectly manicured lawn spreading out in front of a stately Colonial in the suburbs. A pool in the back with a backyard large enough for the kids to play baseball and to host barbecues for the neighborhood on warm su...

  • Are You Ready for Your Home Inspection?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Whether you are a buyer or a seller, a home inspection is going to be part of the process of any real estate transaction. Once an offer is made on a house, the buyer hires a home inspector to review the property before the purchase. You can think o...

  • How to Reduce Home Buying Stress

    BY Marcia Parkes

    There’s no two ways about it – buying a home is stressful. Whether you’re doing it for the first time, or have several purchases under your belt, it’s a complex process that brings up lots of emotions – both good and bad. Let’s face it...