San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Watch Out For These Unexpected Moving Expenses

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’ve got a big move ahead of you, there are certain obvious expenses that you know to expect. These include hiring a moving company, renting a truck and purchasing packing supplies. Unfortunately, many people who move end up paying more in t...

  • Is Your Neighborhood Dog Friendly?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Whether you’re looking for a new home or selling your current one, it’s good to know whether or not the neighborhood is dog friendly. If you’re buying, you’ll want the peace of mind knowing there are amenities that cater to your best friend. ...

  • How To Hire a Contractor

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re preparing to sell, or you’ve recently purchased a new home, you may find yourself with a list of repairs you need to make. Chances are, some of those repairs will require expert skills that you just don’t have. When that happens, it...

  • Don’t Forget These Selling Points

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Sure, touting that recent kitchen or bathroom renovation will surely attract the attention of potential buyers. But are there other qualities about your home that might entice someone to take a closer look? Here are some selling points that many se...

  • Strategies for Unpacking After Your Move

    BY Marcia Parkes

    You did it! You packed up all your belongings, loaded them onto a truck, and unloaded them into your new house. That is no easy feat. But the work isn’t quite over yet. If you’re staring at piles of boxes and just can’t imagine how you will ev...

  • Selling Your Condo

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Is it time to sell your condo? While you may think that selling a condo is the same as selling a house, there are distinct differences that are important to know before putting yours on the market. Check out these pointers to ensure you sell yours ...

  • Painting Walls 101

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Whether you’re staging your home to sell or updating the look of a home you just purchased, chances are you’ll be painting some walls. While painting seems easy, there are some steps you should take to make sure the finished product is one you...

  • Easy Garden Projects for Spring

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Spring is finally here! There is no better way of getting through the last few grueling weeks of winter than knowing that you’ll soon see spring flowers dotting an otherwise grey landscape. But what if you have no time to garden? No worries! Ther...

  • What To Do After You Sell Your Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Just because you’ve closed escrow and have given the keys to the house to their new owner doesn’t mean you’re done just yet. While the hard part is over, there are still a few tasks you should complete before calling it a done deal. Clean ...

  • Downsizing? Here’s How

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Whether it’s because your kids have left for college or you’re preparing for retirement, many homeowners choose to downsize at some point in their lives. Making the move from a large home to a smaller one can be both liberating and challenging. I...