San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Open House in Inclement Weather

    BY Marcia Parkes

    "To cancel or not to cancel … that is the question." When selling your home in the fall, and as the weather becomes decidedly more winterish, you may question if having that open house is a good idea after all. Here are some things to consider ...

  • Honoring our Veterans

    BY Marcia Parkes

    "The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of early wars were treated and appreciated by our nation." — George Washington Ap...

  • When Interest Rates Go Up

    BY Marcia Parkes

    The Feds have been pretty indecisive about moving interest rates up, but the down-low is that they plan to make the move upwards in December. No matter where you are in the market, whether you're buying or selling, or just saving up a downpayment, i...

  • Nifty Clutter-Freeing Hints & Hideaways

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Whether you're planning to sell your home and want to make it show-ready, or just want to get organized to simplify the holidays, check out these creative options for extra storage: Under Bed Locker That space under your bed is useful for mo...

  • Your House and Elections

    BY Marcia Parkes

    With the national elections ramping up, many voters already have voter fatigue (also called voter apathy). That is, we're already so tired of hearing about the elections that we don't bother to vote at all. In fact, voter apathy is quite high in the ...

  • Spooky or Spectacular?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Sometimes, a neighborhood appears awesome…but might be hiding some spooky, ghostly elements! You can't know, for instance, how welcoming some neighborhoods are to families with small children unless you see small children there. If you've only vi...

  • Keeping It In Balance: Knowing Your Credit-to-Debt Ratio

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Many potential new homebuyers find themselves unable to secure a loan, confined to a smaller home ? or at least to a smaller loan ? because they don't understand the ins and outs of their credit score. First of all, your FICO (Fair Isaac Corporation...

  • Counting Chickens

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If your house has been on the market for any length of time, or if you need to sell because of an out-of-town job change, you may be tempted to accept a contingency offer on your home, or anticipate the completion of the sale. You've already picke...

  • Selling Your Home? Think Pink

    BY Marcia Parkes

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, the annual campaign to increase awareness of breast cancer disease. Each year, nearly a quarter-million women are diagnosed with breast cancer. After lung cancer, it is the second leading cause of cancer d...

  • Buyers: Don’t Let Halloween Creep Up On You

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Conventional wisdom is that spring is the best time for selling—and buying—a home. It's the time of year when the most home are on the market. In fact, lots of buyers believe that if they haven't found the home of their dreams by the end of the s...