San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners

    BY Marcia Parkes

    What’s your New Year’s resolution this year? Instead of making the same pact year after year to lose weight or eat healthy, why not make a resolution that sticks? If you’re a homeowner, consider making a commitment that can really save you mo...

  • Dress Up That Unused Fireplace

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Nothing beats a warm, toasty fire on a cold, snowy day. But what if your fireplace is not working or not used? No problem! There are many creative ways to put that otherwise unused space to work for you. Here’s a look at some of our favorites. Tur...

  • Make Your Winter Garden Beautiful

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Just because Old Man Winter is here doesn’t mean that your garden can’t be beautiful! In fact, winter gardens can provide their own special kind of magic and wonder, seamlessly taking you on a visually appealing journey from fiery fall to gentle ...

  • What Are Closing Costs?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    When buying a home, you know you should expect to have a certain amount of money saved for a down payment. But have you stopped to consider how much you’ll need to have set aside for closing costs?  Here we’ll break down the fees associated wi...

  • Holiday Decorating When You’re Selling

    BY Marcia Parkes

    While selling a home during the holidays can be more hectic than usual, sellers do have an advantage. It’s the perfect time to show your home in the best possible light with strategically chosen holiday décor. While you don’t want to go overboar...

  • Pros and Cons of Prefab Homes

    BY Marcia Parkes

    During your home search, you may have come across advertisements for modular or prefabricated homes. Have you wondered how they differ from stick-built homes, or if they could be an option for you? Here we’ll break down the pros and cons of buyin...

  • 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...