San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • 6 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Security Without Breaking the Bank

    BY Marcia Parkes

    You’ve spent countless hours and energy getting your home just perfect. You’ve labored over the right paint, the best furniture and even invested in some art. But have you put in enough thought about how you are protecting your home? While you ...

  • How to Sell Your Home When You Have Pets

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Nobody wants to smell pet odors when they’re looking at a potential new home. Nor do they want to see piles of pet hair on the carpet. But are there ways to actually use your pet to your advantage when selling your home? Here’s a look at how be...

  • The Truth About…Stairs

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Getting older isn't something most of us want to think about. We like the idea of always being active and youthful. We even think of our parents as remaining healthy and spry. When we're out shopping for a new home, however, we need to take into con...

  • New? Pre-Owned? How to Choose…

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you, Are lured by the shiny new home in the brochure and it calls to you, or Pass by the fluttering flags of that new sub-division, and your car automatically turns in, and A walk through model homes every weekend is your idea of relax...

  • Learning Your Neighborhood Before an Emergency, Part 2

    BY Marcia Parkes

    As a new homeowner, you may not know what to do when the unforeseen happens. Knowing what to do in a household emergency can save valuable time and may even reduce expensive repairs to hidden damage. Household Emergencies From plumbing disasters to...

  • Learning Your Neighborhood Before an Emergency, Part 1

    BY Marcia Parkes

    You just moved. You started your new job. You super busy unpacking and getting settled. You get sick in the evening or on a Saturday and need to see a doctor. This scenario is quite common. Getting unpacked into your new home, getting kids situat...

  • Organic Organizing

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Organic — denoting a relation between elements of something such that they fit together harmoniously as necessary parts of a whole. — characterized by continuous or natural development. Some people are born organizers…others of us struggl...

  • Easy Home Improvements to Drive Away the Winter Blues

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Whether you've just moved into a new house or are preparing to sell, don't let the fact that it's cold outside stop you from getting started. Here are some projects you can tackle even if the snow is piling up outside! Change the Paint During the w...

  • Create a Clean Canvass for Your Buyer

    BY Marcia Parkes

    For many of us, bright, beautiful colors bring joy to our lives. When we make our homes our own, we tend toward the colors that make us happy. When we think about selling our home, however, we need to understand just how subjective color is. While co...

  • Buying with Reselling in Mind

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you know that the home you are buying my have to be sold within a few years, you have a few extra items you need to pay attention to prior to purchasing. This is particularly true if you'll need to sell within a short time period due to a job tr...