San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • 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...

  • 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...