San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

    BY Marcia Parkes

    It’s official – fall is here! Not only does that mean it’s time for pumpkin spice lattes and cozy sweaters, but it’s also time for fall home maintenance. With the weather changing from hot to cool, it’s time to prep your home for the fall a...

  • Staying Safe When Selling Your Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    As a seller, you spend quite a bit of time preparing your home for the market. From decluttering and depersonalizing to making repairs and upgrades, you have plenty to do. But don’t forget to stay vigilant once you begin showing your home to potent...

  • VA Loans Explained

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Homebuyers have many choices when it comes to home loans. It can be tough to determine which one is right for you. But if you’re a veteran, then a VA loan may be just the ticket. Although the process of applying and qualifying for a VA loan may s...

  • Attracting Millennial Home Buyers

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Would you be surprised to learn that 42 percent of new home loans are for millennial buyers? While most people think that young adults aren’t active in the real estate market, they are purchasing homes and they make up a large share of potential bu...

  • Buying a Kid-Friendly Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re a homebuyer with kids, then you know there are certain basic requirements the home needs to provide. You want it to be safe, have a place to play, and be located in a good school district. But are there other characteristics you should be...

  • Overcome Home-Buying Anxiety

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Buying a home can be stressful. But it can be even more stressful if you’re a first-time homebuyer who is unfamiliar with the process. Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make, so you want to be sure you’re making t...

  • 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...