San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Moving Into a Bigger Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Have you recently upsized? Moving into a larger home can be an exciting transition. But you may have discovered you suddenly have a lot more space to fill. While it can be fun to daydream about how you’ll use all this new space, you also need to be...

  • How to Schedule a Home Inspection

    BY Marcia Parkes

    One of the most important steps in the home-buying process is scheduling a home inspection. A home inspecition gives you the opportunity to find out if there are any issues or concerns with the home, especially any that the seller did not disclose. I...

  • After Your Home Sells

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’ve just sold your home – congratulations! Selling a home can be stressful, and making it to the finish line deserves a celebration. But just because you’ve made it to the closing table doesn’t mean it’s time to wash your hands of the...

  • Open House Etiquette for Buyers

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re house hunting, then chances are you’ll attend at least one open house. Open houses are a great way to view a property, get a sense of the neighborhood, and learn more about the local market. They are convenient because you don’t have ...

  • The Dangers of Overpricing Your Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    The most common issue that most home sellers confront is determining exactly how much their home is worth. If you’re selling your home, then you know that many factors contribute to the pricing. While it can be tempting to price your home on the hi...

  • What is a Mortgage Pre-Approval?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re ready to buy a house, then you’re no doubt aware that you’ll need a mortgage to finance the purchase. But are you aware that you should get pre-approved for a mortgage before you make an offer on a house? In fact, in today’s marke...

  • Selling Your Home in a Competitive Market

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Are you thinking about listing your home for sale this spring or summer? While this can be an ideal time of the year to sell your home, it can also be competitive. There may be many other homeowners in your area who are putting their homes on the mar...

  • What All First-Time Homebuyers Should Know

    BY Marcia Parkes

    We’re heading into one of the busiest seasons in real estate. If you’re gearing up to buy your first home, you may have some competition out there. Spring and summer tend to dominate the housing market and see the most activity. When you’re buy...

  • When Your Neighbor Sells Their Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Did you see a “for sale” sign go up in your neighbor’s yard? Watching a good neighbor move away can certainly make you feel a little sad. But it can also provide you with valuable information about your home and the local market. This is especi...

  • Buying an Airbnb Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Are you thinking about buying a home to rent out on Airbnb or other rental sites? These types of real estate investments can generate extra income for many years. But if this is your first time buying a property to rent, you probably have many questi...