San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Avoid These Homebuyer Turnoffs

    BY Marcia Parkes

    When you’re preparing to put your home on the market, you want to make it as attractive as possible to potential buyers. But what you do – or don’t do – can either get buyers excited or turn them off. Knowing what buyers don’t want is cruci...

  • How To Sell Your Stuff Before You Move

    BY Marcia Parkes

    When you’re selling your home and moving it’s time to declutter. Removing clutter makes it easier to stage your home so it’s more appealing to potential buyers. And getting rid of that clutter before you settle into your new place makes movin...

  • Earnest Money FAQs

    BY Marcia Parkes

    When you’re buying a home, you may come across terms that are unfamiliar. One of those terms may be “earnest money.” Exactly what is earnest money, and how does it help you buy a home? In order to save you some time and frustration, here are ...

  • End of Summer House Hunting Tips

    BY Marcia Parkes

    We’re nearing the end of the summer season. This means that many homebuyers have already put in an offer on a house and finished the closing process. But if you’re still house hunting, does that mean you’re out of luck? Fortunately, buying a ho...

  • Selling Your Split-Level Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Are you getting ready to put your split-level home on the market? While once a mainstay of builders for several decades, they are a less common design for newer homes. Because of this, you may be concerned about how attractive your home will be to ...

  • When You Can’t Agree on a House

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Buying a home can be a stressful process. But if you and your spouse can’t agree on which house to buy, your stress levels can go through the roof. In a competitive market, you need to act quickly when you find a home you love. So what do you do if...

  • Removing Old Wallpaper

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Is that outdated wallpaper getting you down? Whether you’ve just bought a new home or you’re getting ready to sell, removing old wallpaper can seriously refresh an otherwise dated room. While removing old wallpaper can be a time-consuming job, it...

  • How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Are you one of the millions of Americans who financed the purchase of your home? Taking out a mortgage is a great way to become a homeowner. But if you’re able to pay off that debt quickly, you can free up money for other things such as an early re...

  • Settling Into a New School

    BY Marcia Parkes

    The first day of school is always a little tough on kids. It’s doubly so when you’re the new kid in town. If you moved to a new school district over the summer, then you may be wondering how to help your child transition into their new school. ...

  • Beat the Home Selling Blues

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Selling a home can be a time of big change. And although you may be excited about your upcoming move, it can also bring with it a little sadness. After all – your home is where you make some of your best memories. If you’re beginning to feel the ...