San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Selling Your Home After Labor Day

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of the summer season. If you’ve been thinking about selling your home, you may be wondering if you’ve missed the boat. Spring and summer are often thought of as the best seasons for selling your home. But d...

  • New Empty Nesters – Now What?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    As the summer comes to a close, it’s time for the kids to head back to school. But for some people, that means seeing their youngest child off to college and suddenly becoming empty nesters. This transition is a major life shift that can take tim...

  • Why Was Your Offer Rejected?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    You’ve been searching for a new home for weeks, and you finally found “the one.” You submit an offer and start to daydream about life in your new home. Unfortunately, you get a reply back from your agent saying your offer has been rejected. T...

  • 4 Prosperity Practices for Homebuyers

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If homeownership is in your future, then you’re no doubt saving for a down payment. While the Internet is full of practical advice about how to save money for a home, how do you cultivate a mindset that makes your financial goals possible? Do you...

  • Make Your Bed Like a Pro

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Whether you’ve just bought a new house or are staging your home to sell, having a beautiful bed makes a big difference. But how do you make it look like the ones in your favorite luxury hotel? While it may take a bit of effort, the results are wo...

  • Back to School: Getting Your Home Ready

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Back-to-school season is officially here. This time of year can often be hectic for parents, and it’s doubly so if you’ve just moved into a new house. Somehow, in the midst of unpacking, you’re supposed to get prepared for the school year ahe...

  • Cut Your Cooling Costs

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Summer is in full swing – are you feeling the heat? Not only are temperatures rising, but your energy bill may be as well. While you can’t control Mother Nature, you can save money on your air conditioning. Here are some of the best strategies th...

  • Adding Privacy to Open Concept Houses

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Open concept homes remain popular amongst homebuyers today, and it’s easy to see why. These layouts make homes seem even more spacious and allow families to spend time together without being cramped into one room. And while open concepts are grea...

  • Must-Have Items on Moving Day

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Moving day is likely to be one of the more stressful and hectic days of your life. No matter how much you prepare, you’ll always be faced with unanticipated challenges like a mover being late or a weather forecast that calls for a downpour. While...

  • Home Selling Superstitions

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Selling your home can be a big undertaking. Which is why it’s no surprise that some homeowners have turned to less-than-traditional methods to increase their odds of a quick and profitable sale or for good luck in a new home. From enlisting the h...