San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Buying a Home With a Pool

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Whether you’re in the market for a home with a pool or not, you may end up wanting to make an offer on a home that has a pool. It’s important to understand both the responsibilities that come with pool ownership as well as safety and liability ...

  • Summertime Staging Tips

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Summer home-selling season is here! The next few months are a great time to sell your home as many buyers wait until summer to make a move. While it means there are potentially more people who may be interested in buying your home, it also means more...

  • How To Know You’ve Found the Right House

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Is there a decision in life that is more nerve-wracking than choosing which house to buy? You know it’s a major financial decision, and any reasonable person wants to ensure they’re making the right choice before jumping in. But how can you tell ...

  • Pros and Cons of Online Mortgage Lenders

    BY Marcia Parkes

    You can’t beat the ease of applying for a mortgage online, rather than going to a bank in person. But is it the best decision for you? Here are the pros and cons of online mortgage lenders that you should consider when you’re buying a home. Pro:...

  • Selling a Vacation Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Is it time to put your vacation home on the market? Maybe you just don’t visit it as often as you thought, or it’s time to downsize. Whatever your reasons, it’s important to be strategic about selling your vacation home. These are our best su...

  • Make the Most of Open Houses When Buying

    BY Marcia Parkes

    House hunting can be a little intimidating, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. That’s why it can be a wise move to attend open houses when you begin your search. Open houses are a great opportunity to learn more about the local h...

  • Make Your Home More Luxurious

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Do you want to make your home look like a million bucks without spending a fortune? You can, with a little bit of creativity and know-how. Here are the best tips we’ve gathered from designers and stylists to make your home look more luxurious on a ...

  • How to Make an Offer

    BY Marcia Parkes

    After weeks or months of searching, you’ve finally found the house you love. While it’s an exciting time, it can also be stressful because suddenly the home buying process gets serious. It’s important to be prepared if you want your offer to ...

  • How To Have a Dog-Friendly Yard

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you have a dog, then you’ll no doubt be spending more time outside together in the coming months. One of the great reasons to own a home is to have a big backyard you can share with your pets. But what if your dog is a little destructive? Or w...

  • Coping With Moving Stress

    BY Marcia Parkes

    We get it – moving is stressful! In fact, it’s considered one of the most stressful life events you can experience. So what do you do if you feel like the stress is getting to you? Follow these helpful tips to make the transition a little easie...