San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Moving in the Summer Heat

    BY Marcia Parkes

    We are entering into the dog days of summer and cities across America are feeling the heat. It also happens to be the time of year when many people are moving into new homes. While summer is the most popular time to move, it can also be physically de...

  • Getting the Best Deal on a Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re the kind of person who loves a good deal, then there’s no reason you can’t get a good deal on a home. Although you won’t be clipping coupons to save on that home purchase, there are ways you can save big. Here are some of the best...

  • How to Water Your Lawn

    BY Marcia Parkes

    As a first-time homeowner, you may not know exactly how to care for that green lawn surrounding your new home. Even long-time homeowners can be a bit mystified by the process. Though it seems easy – you just turn on the sprinkler – when and how m...

  • Last Minute Home Staging Tips

    BY Marcia Parkes

    You’re ready to sell. You’ve de-cluttered, de-personalized, and made all the necessary repairs to your home. You’ve repainted and staged each room to appeal to potential buyers. But what do you do in the moments before a buyer is scheduled to s...

  • Is a Condo Right for You?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Have you been thinking about buying a condo? Condos are a very popular type of housing in today’s market, and you’ve probably seen several listings if you’ve been house hunting. While condo living is a great choice for many people, you should...

  • The Hidden Costs of Downsizing

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Downsizing sounds like a great way to save money, right? A smaller house should mean smaller expenses, but that isn’t always the case. In fact, sometimes downsizing can actually cost you money. Here are some of the hidden costs you should take in...

  • Growing a Privacy Hedge

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Creating privacy is often a priority for many homeowners. Installing a fence is a common option for creating privacy, but it isn’t right in every circumstance. For those looking to create privacy without putting up a fence, growing a privacy hedg...

  • Increase Your Home’s Value

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If a home sale is in your future, then you may want to start thinking about ways you can increase your home’s value. Getting top dollar is important to all sellers, and by making strategic choices about upgrades and renovations, you can get a han...

  • Helping Your Child Buy a Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Home ownership is a dream come true for many. However in today’s economic landscape, many young adults are finding it hard to turn that dream into a reality. Whether it’s because of student loan debt, not having enough money for a down payment,...

  • Staging a Living Room to Sell

    BY Marcia Parkes

    There’s no doubt about it – one of the most important rooms to stage when you’re selling is the living room. The living room is where family and friends gather and where you unwind after a long day. A great living room will often be at the top ...