Orange County Real Estate Blog

  • Is Fall a Good Time to Sell?

    BY Ron Accornero

    There are so many questions to ask when you’re selling your home. The one that may be at the top of your mind right now is whether or not it’s a good time. While most people tend to think that spring is the ideal season to put your home up for ...

  • Creating Secret Spaces in Your Home

    BY Ron Accornero

    Since October is the month dedicated to all things mystical, it may have you yearning to add a little magic to your home. Or maybe you just want to create a space that’s quiet and away from activity. Whatever your reasons, creating a secret space...

  • How to Recognize Mold Problems

    BY Ron Accornero

    When buying a new home, one of the problems you should be on the lookout for is mold. Even the cleanest homes have some mold, but if the problem has gotten out of control it could cause serious health issues. Common reactions to mold include diffic...

  • Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

    BY Ron Accornero

    Fall is officially here, which means there’s no time to waste in getting your home ready for the season. This is a great time of year to finish those bigger projects you’ve been meaning to get to as well as regular maintenance chores before colde...

  • Back to School: Getting Your Home Ready

    BY Ron Accornero

    Back-to-school season is officially here. This time of year can often be hectic for parents, and it’s doubly so if you’ve just moved into a new house. Somehow, in the midst of unpacking, you’re supposed to get prepared for the school year ahe...

  • New Empty Nesters – Now What?

    BY Ron Accornero

    As the summer comes to a close, it’s time for the kids to head back to school. But for some people, that means seeing their youngest child off to college and suddenly becoming empty nesters. This transition is a major life shift that can take tim...

  • Commission Fees Explained

    BY Ron Accornero

    If you’re preparing to buy or sell a home, you may have questions about real estate commission fees. Who pays them? How much are they? Can they be negotiated? When are they paid? Even if you’ve gone through this process before, you may not have...

  • Decorating with Light

    BY Ron Accornero

    Many homeowners don’t realize how much lighting affects the design and enjoyment of any room. The right lighting can truly enhance your décor and turn an otherwise boring room into your favorite space. If you’re not sure how to best use lighti...

  • What to Know About Starter Homes

    BY Ron Accornero

    Is it finally time to buy your first home? That’s so exciting – congratulations! While the home buying process can be a little intimidating when you’re doing it for the first time, you’ll worry less if you arm yourself with knowledge. Here...

  • Painting Your Home’s Exterior

    BY Ron Accornero

    Is painting the outside of your home on your to-do list this summer? There’s nothing that spruces up the exterior more than a fresh coat of paint, especially if you’re getting ready to sell. If you’re planning to do the painting yourself instea...