San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • Watch Out for These Moving Scams

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re getting ready to move to your new home, you’ve no doubt been advised to research moving companies. While it may seem like a huge inconvenience to spend time vetting movers, there are some out there that are less than honest. Keep a lo...

  • How to Save on Closing Costs

    BY Marcia Parkes

    You’ve saved up the money for a down payment and are finally ready to make your dream of owning a home a reality. Congratulations! Buying a house is one of the most exciting – and one of the most stressful – events in your life. If you’ve d...

  • How to Win a Bidding War

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Buying a home is an emotional, complex and often stressful process. This is doubly so if you’re buying in one of the country’s hottest real estate markets, where there are more buyers than there are houses available. It’s quite likely in these ...

  • Getting Ready to Sell

    BY Marcia Parkes

    As we head into 2017, you may be thinking that this is the year to finally put your house on the market. And when you do, you’ll want it to sell quickly for the best possible price. Here are our suggestions for what you need to do to get your home ...

  • 11 Common Real Estate Terms Explained

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re buying or selling a home, you’ll probably come across some terms that you’ve never heard before, or don’t completely understand. Being confused about the terminology can make an already complex process that much more stressful. By e...

  • Housing Trends for 2017

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re considering buying or selling a home in 2017, it’s advisable to know what to expect as you dive into the market. Here’s a look at what some experts are predicting for the coming year. Mortgage rates are expected to rise 2016 saw...

  • 5 Tips for Millennial Home Buyers

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Realtor.com has predicted that 2017 will be a hot year for millennials in the real estate market. Millennials are beginning to reach those milestones in life that drive people to buy a home – specifically, getting married and having kids. If you’...

  • How to Shop for a Mortgage

    BY Marcia Parkes

    When you’re making a big purchase, like a car or a new computer, you tend to shop around for the best deal, right? While you may not realize it, you should do the same for a mortgage. After all, a home is likely the most expensive thing you will ev...

  • 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...