Orange County Real Estate Blog

  • Buying a Home From Friends or Family

    BY Ron Accornero

    Buying a home from someone you know, like a friend or family member, seems like it should be a great deal, right? After all, you already have a relationship with the seller, and you’ll probably get a better price and complete the process more qui...

  • What Is Your Home Worth?

    BY Ron Accornero

    Knowing what to price your home is one of the most important aspects of selling. Choosing just the right listing price can mean the difference between a quick sale and a home that languishes on the market for weeks or even months. But how do you kn...

  • Bathrooms Defined

    BY Ron Accornero

    Have you ever seen a house listing that advertises a half bath? Or maybe it lists a three-quarter bath, or even a quarter bath? What do those terms even mean? Whether you’re buying or selling a home, it’s helpful to know just what goes into defin...

  • Selling Your Home in the Fall

    BY Ron Accornero

    It’s almost time for sweaters, fall foliage and pumpkin spice lattes. And if you’re like some homeowners, it may also be time to sell your home. While fall may not be the most popular time to list your home for sale, it can have its benefits. Fol...

  • Avoid These Home Buying Mistakes

    BY Ron Accornero

    Buying a house – especially for the first time – can be a huge undertaking. It’s a complex process, making it easy for mistakes to happen along the way. If you’re buying a home, here are some common pitfalls you should avoid. Not getting...

  • Inspiration for First Time Home Buyers

    BY Ron Accornero

    Leaping into the home buying process for the first time can be intimidating. It seems like there are so many things to know and decisions to make. It’s enough to keep even the most together person from making their dream of home ownership come tr...

  • 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...