Orange County Real Estate Blog

  • 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...

  • Summertime Staging Tips

    BY Ron Accornero

    Summer home-selling season is here! The next few months are a great time to sell your home as many buyers wait until summer to make a move. While it means there are potentially more people who may be interested in buying your home, it also means more...

  • Summer Home Safety Tips

    BY Ron Accornero

    Are you moving into a new home this summer? Congratulations! The summer season is a great time to explore a new neighborhood and make your house feel like a home. Unfortunately, summer is also the top season for home burglaries. While you’re gettin...

  • Make the Most of Open Houses When Buying

    BY Ron Accornero

    House hunting can be a little intimidating, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. That’s why it can be a wise move to attend open houses when you begin your search. Open houses are a great opportunity to learn more about the local h...

  • Make Your Home More Luxurious

    BY Ron Accornero

    Do you want to make your home look like a million bucks without spending a fortune? You can, with a little bit of creativity and know-how. Here are the best tips we’ve gathered from designers and stylists to make your home look more luxurious on a ...