San Diego Real Estate Blog

  • What Is Escrow?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’re buying a home, you are going to come across this word many times during the process – escrow. If you’re a first time homebuyer, you may have no idea what it means. Even if you have bought a home in the past, escrow may still be some...

  • Tips for a Safe Halloween

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Witches and goblins and ghosts, oh my! It’s almost time to hit the store and stock up on candy and treats for the neighborhood kids. Halloween trick-or-treating is one of the most exciting nights of the year for kids (and even some adults). And whi...

  • Tips for a Cozy Fall House

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Can you feel the chill in the air? Well, maybe not quite yet, but it’s coming. Fall is here, according to the calendar, and it’s time to cozy up your home for those crisp autumn days and nights that are just around the corner. Here are some of ou...

  • Understanding the Stages of Remodeling

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Are you thinking about buying a fixer-upper? Or maybe you’re finally ready to move forward with a home remodeling project? Whatever your plans, it’s good to know what to expect before you begin. Home remodeling projects can be complex and some...

  • What is a Pocket Neighborhood?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Have you ever heard of a pocket neighborhood? The term was first coined in 1995 by the architect Ross Chapin and refers to a small group of homes that face each other and share a common space. It promotes the idea of building community and establishi...

  • How to Decorate with Thrift Store Finds

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Whether it’s the thrill of the hunt or the satisfaction of scoring a real bargain, thrift stores can be the most exciting places to find interesting and one-of-a-kind décor for your home. There are some tricks, though, to finding those treasures...

  • Should You Buy an “Almost Perfect” Home?

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make in your life (if not the biggest). It’s understandable and normal to feel worry and doubt about whether you’re making the right decision. Chances are, you’ll look at several hom...

  • Hanging Curtains 101

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Hanging curtains seems like a no-brainer, right? Install the curtain rods, pop on the window treatments, and you’re done. While it really can be that easy, there are some tricks and tips to keep in mind if you want your curtains to go from average...

  • Use Social Media to Sell Your Home

    BY Marcia Parkes

    Twitter, Instagram and Facebook aren’t just great ways to keep in touch with friends and family – did you know they could also be powerful tools to help you sell your home? While you’re catching up with high school friends, sharing your favor...

  • How to Load Your Moving Truck

    BY Marcia Parkes

    If you’ve decided to save some money on your move by packing the moving truck yourself, you’ll want to make sure you maximize the space available while minimizing the damage to your belongings. Take these tips from the pros to pack your truck t...