San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • How to Make Buyers Fall in Love With Your Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    When a buyer decides to make an offer on your home, they usually make the decision with their heart, not their head. Buying a home is an emotional decision, and smart sellers will leverage this information to make the quickest sale for the highest pr...

  • Surviving Your Long Distance Home Purchase

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Buying a new home can be stressful. But when you have to do it from across the country, it can be doubly so. If you’ve recently gotten a new job, committed to a new relationship or just need a change of pace, you may soon find yourself in the pos...

  • 10 Signs That It’s Time to Move

    BY Marcia Parkes

    While moving can be a real drag, sometimes it’s obvious that it’s time to go. A move can be just the thing you need to jumpstart your life and invite positive change. If you’re unsure whether or not you’re ready to take the plunge, here are...

  • How to Choose Between Two Homes You Love

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Do you find yourself having to choose between two homes that you love? It’s a lucky problem to have. Some buyers struggle to find one home that meets their needs. Nonetheless, your good fortune doesn’t make the choice any easier. If you find your...

  • What is a 203k Loan?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re buying a fixer-upper or need to make some repairs before moving in, an FHA 203k loan may be what you need.  This type of loan allows you to roll renovation costs into your mortgage so that you’re only dealing with one loan instead of...

  • Tips for Moving During Winter

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Moving during winter is probably not something you hoped you’d ever do, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. However, moving in winter has some perks. Since fewer people move during the cold season you’ll likely get more personalized attention and...

  • Should You Make a Backup Offer?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    You’ve found a house you love and you’re ready to make an offer. Unfortunately, you find out from your real estate agent that the house is under contract – meaning the seller has already accepted another offer. While it can be frustrating to ...

  • Preparing for Your Open House

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re selling your home, then an open house is likely going to be one of the tools your agent uses to market your property to prospective buyers. An open house is a great way to show your home to as many buyers as possible, so it’s important ...

  • Reinvent a Room for Staging

    BY Marcia Parkes

    You’re ready to sell, but you know that your home could use some updates to attract serious buyers. But you don’t want to invest significant time or money, which is understandable. Major remodels don’t always bring a desired return on investmen...

  • Pros and Cons of Buying a Foreclosed Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re in the market for a new home, perhaps you’ve browsed listings and come across a foreclosure or two that you like. Maybe you’ve even noticed that some of these homes have listing prices that are below the typical market value in your...