San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re relocating for a job, trying to move before the school year begins or even hoping to avoid making payments on two mortgages, you may find yourself in the unenviable position of buying and selling a home at the same time. While it may ce...

  • Tips for Choosing a Real Estate Agent

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Are you currently buying or selling a home? Then you probably already know what a complex process it can be. Finding a professional to work with you every step of the way can not only make the journey much less stressful, but also put more money in...

  • Create Privacy in Your Yard

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Even though you may love your neighbors, sometimes you just want to step outside for a little fresh air without having a conversation. With lots becoming smaller and the houses that sit upon them bigger, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to main...

  • 5 Reasons to Sell Your Home During the Holidays

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re thinking about selling your home, chances are you’ve been told that the end of the year is a terrible time to do it. You’ve likely heard two main reasons to back up this assertion: the holidays are too stressful and there are no buy...

  • Holiday Houseguest Checklist

    BY Marcia Parkes

    ‘Tis the season for out-of-town guests, whether they’re staying overnight or for an entire week. While you’re making preparations for all the upcoming festivities, don’t forget to prep the house for all these guests. Use this simple checkli...

  • Is a Townhouse Right For You?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re in the market for a new home but aren’t sure you want a big yard to take care of, you’ve probably considered buying a townhouse. But do you really know what you’re getting? While it may seem natural to lump apartments, condos and to...

  • New Story Builds Safe Homes

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Have you ever stopped to consider how important your home is to your safety and health? Did you ever think about the connection between the place where you live and your family’s wellbeing?  Have you stopped to consider what life might be like if ...

  • Planning Your Cross-Country Move

    BY Marcia Parkes

    There’s no doubt that daydreaming about your upcoming move to a new city on the other side of the country is exciting. Think of all the new things you’ll get to experience - getting to know a new town, meeting new people and discovering what ma...

  • Get Your Garden Ready for Winter

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Can you feel the chill in the air? Old Man Winter is on his way – which means it’s time to get your garden ready for the coming cold weather. By doing these gardening chores now, you’ll give yourself a great start for the next planting season. ...

  • Decorating with Family Heirlooms

    BY Marcia Parkes

    We understand the dilemma – you absolutely love the handmade patchwork quilt you inherited from your grandmother, but it really doesn’t go well with your Mid-century Modern décor. Or perhaps your spouse owns of collection of antique books that...