San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • 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...

  • Make Room for Baby

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Is your family soon growing from two to three - or even four? Then it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to make room for the newest addition to your tribe. If you aren’t sure how to find space for a baby in your home, here are som...

  • How To Merge Styles in Your New Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Is it time to take the big leap and move in to a new home with your partner? No doubt you’re excited about this milestone in your relationship. You’ll now have someone to share the ins and outs of your day-to-day life. But have you stopped to co...

  • 11 Ways to Make Small Rooms Feel Big

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Just because you’re short on square footage doesn’t mean your life needs to feel cramped.  Try any of these amazing tricks to make your small space feel big. Choose the right paint colors While the generally accepted rule of thumb ...

  • Are You Ready for a Fixer Upper?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Maybe you have dreams of buying a new home but aren’t sure you can financially swing it. Perhaps you have visions of turning an otherwise shabby home into something from your dreams. Or maybe you’ve found a house that’s in the perfect neighbo...

  • How to Choose the Best Offer for Your Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    You’ve put your house on the market. You had a great open house. And now you’ve gotten an offer – followed by three more. If you’re selling your home, you may find yourself in the position of having to choose between different offers. Whil...