San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Prepare to Buy a Home in 2019

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Is buying a home your New Years resolution for 2019? Are you unsure where to start? While buying a home can be a complex process, there are steps you can take now so that you’re more prepared when the time comes. Here’s how to get yourself ready ...

  • Holiday Gifts For Neighbors

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Do you have an annual tradition of exchanging small gifts with your neighbors over the holidays? Or maybe you’ve just moved and you’d like to give gifts as a way to meet your new neighbors? It’s a wonderful way to show your appreciation to th...

  • Holiday Moving Tips

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Moving can be stressful, and so can the holiday season. If you’re putting the two together, then you may be wondering how you’ll survive. Although moving during the holidays is not an easy task, it can be done without turning you into the Grinch....

  • Finding Gratitude in Times of Transition

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Buying or selling a home can be an emotional transition. Packing up and leaving one home and then getting settled into another is often disorienting. This can be especially tough during the holidays, which is traditionally a time we associate with ...

  • Save Money Over the Holidays

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Are you saving money for a down payment on a house? Then you may be wondering how to get through the holiday season with some money left in your pocket. It can be so easy to overspend this time of year, especially when you want to show your loved one...

  • Using Your Home to Give Back

    BY Marcia Parkes

    The season of giving is upon us. It’s that time of year when we give thanks for what we have and give back to our communities and those in need. But did you know that you could actually use your biggest asset – your home -- to give back? Here a...

  • What is a Relocation Specialist?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re moving out of town for work, then you may want to consider working with a relocation specialist. A relocation specialist is a professional who will help you handle all the details of your move so that’s it’s as stress-free as possib...

  • Protect Your Home Over the Holidays

    BY Marcia Parkes

    The holiday season is officially here! It’s that time of year when we all deck the halls and gather together to celebrate. It also happens to be that time of year when you’re more vulnerable to burglars – or even house fires. It’s important...

  • Avoid These Scary Mistakes When Selling

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Halloween is only a couple of days away. This week is frightening enough by itself without adding scary home-selling mistakes to the list. While it may seem like selling your home is an impossible task with landmines along the way, it doesn’t have ...

  • Getting Rid of Tobacco Smoke Residue

    BY Marcia Parkes

    You’ve probably heard of secondhand smoke. But did you know there is such a thing as thirdhand smoke?  It’s the chemical residue that lingers on indoor surfaces as a result of tobacco smoke. If you’ve just purchased a house from a smoker (or y...