San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • How to Minimize Your Home’s Flaws

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Does your home feel less than perfect? There are truly very few homes that live up to all the owner’s expectations. Although it’s common for most homeowners to feel some dissatisfaction with certain elements of their homes, it can be more obvious...

  • When Do You Need a Permit?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Summer is a great time to complete home improvement projects. Both sellers and recent buyers may opt to make upgrades because they can add value to a home. But it’s essential that you understand which projects may require a building permit. If you ...

  • Planning a House Hunting Trip

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Memorial Day weekend is almost here. This holiday is often thought of as the unofficial start of summer. But it can also be a great time to go house hunting. In fact, if you’re planning to move out of town, then a long holiday weekend can be a pe...

  • Selling a Home With a Pool

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re selling a home with a pool, then you may be wondering whether it will help – or hurt – your home sale. Well, we have some good news for you! According to the National Association of Realtors, having an in-ground pool can increase your...

  • Hidden Expenses of Selling Your Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Is it time for you to sell your home? You’re no doubt thinking about all the money you can potentially make from your home sale. But it’s important to remember that selling a home can also cost you money. Not only will you be on the hook for co...

  • Filing a Homeowners Insurance Claim

    BY Marcia Parkes

    A big storm causes a tree limb to fall on your garage. A pipe bursts and floods your kitchen. A burglar breaks in and steals your electronics. These are all unfortunate situations in which you might need to file a claim on your homeowners insurance. ...

  • Ignore These Home Selling Tips

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re selling your home, then you’ve no doubt received lots of advice (some of it unsolicited). While those offering advice may have good intentions, the information they are sharing isn’t always correct. In fact, there is some advice that ...

  • Why Is My Closing Delayed?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    When you’re buying or selling a home, the closing day is seen as the finish line. Everything you do is in preparation for that day, and it’s the goal that you’re striving for. But what happens when your closing day is delayed? Here are some c...

  • House Flipping Mistakes

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Are you considering buying your first home to flip? While house flipping can be a great way to make money, it can also be full of challenges. In fact, there are many ways in which your first home flip could go wrong. While that doesn’t mean you sho...

  • Clean Your Windows Like a Pro

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Cleaning windows is one of those chores that most people would rather ignore. However, if you’re selling your home then you’ll need those windows to sparkle. Clean windows let in more light and help to enhance the view – both of which are very ...