San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Now that spring is in the air, you probably want to open your windows to welcome it in. Unfortunately, they likely have a layer of grime on them, leftover from the winter season. You know what that means – time for some spring cleaning. Yes, get...

  • Staging Your Home on a Budget

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re selling your home, you know how important it is to have it looking its absolute best. First impressions are key, as potential buyers will form opinions about your home before they even step through the front door. While hiring a professi...

  • Is It Time to Downsize Your Home?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re raising a family, it’s normal to want to purchase a home that can fit your family’s needs down the line – whether it be additional bedrooms for children you want to have or even room to care for aging parents. But what if your ki...

  • How to Hire a Reliable Moving Company

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Getting settled into your new home can be a transformative experience. Starting fresh in a new space is like hitting the reset button on your life, sparking fresh energy, new ideas and a buzz of excitement. But the process of moving? Not so much. ...

  • Refresh Your Garden for Spring

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Do you hear that? It’s the first breathy sigh of your spring garden, waking up from its winter’s nap. Longer days, warmer temperatures and dreams of lazy afternoons spent lounging among the flowers is enough to get any homeowner motivated to get...

  • Make Your Wood Floors Look Like New

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Did you buy an older home because you fell in love with its character? Many homes built in previous decades or centuries feature details that often aren’t prevalent in new construction, such as Dutch doors, transom windows and even dumbwaiters or ...

  • Could You Live in a Tiny House?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Do you fantasize about downsizing? Do you dream of having less to take care of so you have more time for yourself to do the things you enjoy? You’re not alone. Minimalism is trending in our culture right now, from de-cluttering your life with th...

  • Transform Your Attic

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re a homeowner who has been looking for ways to increase the square footage of your living space, but you’re hesitant to build a new addition to your existing home, have you thought about looking up? Unfinished attics are an excellent w...

  • Is an FHA Loan Right for You?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    One of the most daunting challenges of buying a home is choosing and getting approved for a mortgage loan. There are many types of mortgages out there and if you’re unfamiliar with the differences between them and how they relate to your personal...

  • Use Your Tax Refund On Your Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Have you filed your taxes yet? We know -- tax season isn’t anybody’s favorite time of the year (except, of course, for tax accountants). But if you’re expecting a refund, now is a great time to reinvest that money in your home. Whether you...