San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Does Your Home Have Resale Value?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    It may seem counterintuitive, but the best time to think about your home’s resale value is before you buy it. While it’s important to buy a home that suits your needs, you should also consider how attractive it may or may not be to future buyer...

  • Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Fall is officially here, which means there’s no time to waste in getting your home ready for the season. This is a great time of year to finish those bigger projects you’ve been meaning to get to as well as regular maintenance chores before colde...

  • Limewashing Exterior Brick

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Is your home’s brick exterior in need of a makeover? Try limewashing! This tried and true technique has been used on brick exteriors for hundreds of years, and the finished product gives your home antique curb appeal. Here’s a look at the basic...

  • Selling a House on a Busy Street

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re worried that you’ll be unable to sell your home if it’s on a busy street, don’t be. Although selling a home on a busy street can be a challenge, it doesn’t have to be a losing battle. You just need to know how to best market it ...

  • Do You Need Flood Insurance?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    We’re well into hurricane season, and every year we see images on the news of the devastation that flooding can bring. Whether or not you live in a hurricane zone, floods can happen anywhere and are ranked as America’s most common natural disas...

  • What is a Bedroom Community?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    You may have seen listings that describe a neighborhood as a “bedroom community.” But what does that term really mean? And is a bedroom community the right choice for you? Let us break it down for you. What is a bedroom community? A bedroom...

  • Fall Garden Tips for a Better Spring

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Changing leaves and falling temperatures may not make you think of spring. But chores you do in your garden now can have a big impact during next year’s growing season. Fall is a great time to do some work in the garden that will give you a head ...

  • Tipping Your Movers

    BY Marcia Parkes

    You’ve squared away all the details of your move, but you’re left with one lingering question. How much do you tip the movers? Moving day can be stressful and exhausting, made more so when you get to the end of the day and aren’t sure if you ...

  • How to Recognize Mold Problems

    BY Marcia Parkes

    When buying a new home, one of the problems you should be on the lookout for is mold. Even the cleanest homes have some mold, but if the problem has gotten out of control it could cause serious health issues. Common reactions to mold include diffic...

  • Always Ask These 5 Questions When Buying

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Is a new home purchase in your future? Shopping for a new home can be an exciting time, and it’s easy to get swept up in your emotions. But remember that buying a home is one of the biggest financial transactions you’ll ever make. While it’s ...