Orange County Real Estate Blog

  • Seller’s To-Do List

    BY Ron Accornero

    Are you getting ready to sell your home? If you are, then you may be feeling overwhelmed by the number of tasks ahead of you. While selling your home is a big job, you can make it easier by taking it one step at a time. We’ve put together a simple ...

  • Why is Your Home Not Selling?

    BY Ron Accornero

    Has your home been on the market for quite some time with no offers? Have you been watching while other homes in your neighborhood sell within days of listing? Are you frustrated and worried that you may never find a buyer? If you’re having troubl...

  • 4 Common Types of Home Loans

    BY Ron Accornero

    Unless you’re planning to pay all cash, if you’re shopping for a home then it means you’re also shopping for a mortgage. Depending on your personal situation, some mortgages could be a better fit for you than others. Knowing which loan is the...

  • Selling a Home As Is

    BY Ron Accornero

    Does your home have a leaky roof? Are the bathrooms outdated? Is it time to replace the furnace? If your home has issues, and you’re getting ready to sell, you may be dreading the repairs you have to make before putting it on the market. But what i...

  • What To Do After You Sell Your Home

    BY Ron Accornero

    Just because you’ve closed escrow and have given the keys to the house to their new owner doesn’t mean you’re done just yet. While the hard part is over, there are still a few tasks you should complete before calling it a done deal. Clean ...

  • Downsizing? Here’s How

    BY Ron Accornero

    Whether it’s because your kids have left for college or you’re preparing for retirement, many homeowners choose to downsize at some point in their lives. Making the move from a large home to a smaller one can be both liberating and challenging. I...

  • What to Expect on Closing Day

    BY Ron Accornero

    You searched for and found a house. You put in an offer that was accepted. You applied for a mortgage, got a home inspection and completed what seemed like a thousand other tasks, all in preparation for closing day. If you’re a first-time homebu...

  • How to Survive Your Home Sale

    BY Ron Accornero

    Let’s be honest – living in your home while you have it on the market can be tough. Not only do you need to keep it spic and span at all times, but you also have to be ready to show it on a moment’s notice. This can cause quite an upheaval in y...

  • Curb Appeal on a Budget

    BY Ron Accornero

    Spring is just around the corner. If you’re getting ready to put your house on the market, that means it’s time to add a little pizzazz to the exterior. First impressions count in real estate, and making your home look inviting on the outside wil...

  • 10 Signs That It’s Time to Move

    BY Ron Accornero

    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...