San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Happy Neighborhood, Happy Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Having a good relationship with your neighbors can have a big impact on how happy you are in your home. If you get along and have an easy rapport, it can truly add to your good feelings. On the other hand, if your interactions with neighbors are te...

  • Help Your Kids Settle Into a New School

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Moving into a new home can be a very exciting experience. But if you have kids and you’re moving more than a few neighborhoods away, chances are they’ll be going to a different school. This means learning new routines, getting to know new teacher...

  • Home Buyer Pet Peeves

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Selling your home can be a stressful and challenging process. Why would you want to make it doubly so by irritating potential buyers? Here’s what you want to avoid when putting your home on the market. Not being prepared In today’s housing ...

  • Save Money on Your Move

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Moving can be tough on a tight budget – but not impossible. If you’re wondering how you’re going to get through your next move without spending a fortune, here are some of our favorite ideas. Save money on packing Did you start packing yet?...

  • Get Your Home Ready for Back-to-School Season

    BY Marcia Parkes

    It’s hard to believe, but summer is winding down and kids will be heading back to school soon – if they haven’t started already. If you’re looking around your home wondering how you’re going to get organized for the upcoming school year, ...

  • 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 Perhaps you’ve got an outdated kitchen, a closed-off floor plan o...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...