Orange County Real Estate Blog

  • What Isn’t Included in a Home Inspection

    BY Ron Accornero

    Home inspections are a common part of the closing process in any real estate transaction. During a home inspection, a professional inspector will examine and evaluate the property, looking at its safety and condition. It gives buyers a better under...

  • Bathroom Upgrades That Are Worth It

    BY Ron Accornero

    Even though sellers have the upper hand in today’s market, it doesn’t mean that they can phone it in. While homes have been selling quickly in most locations, you won’t get top dollar unless you make your home as attractive as possible. One are...

  • Easy Summer Curb Appeal Ideas

    BY Ron Accornero

    Summer is the best time to amp up the curb appeal of your home! Whether you’re about to sell your home or you just want to make it more inviting, there are easy ways to make the exterior of your home look great. Summer is all about easy living, so ...

  • Pricing Your Home in a Seller’s Market

    BY Ron Accornero

    In case you haven’t heard, we’re in a seller’s market. Housing inventory remains low while demand is still high. Record-low interest rates and changes in lifestyle due to the pandemic have been driving the real estate market for many months. If...

  • How to Take Your Home Office Outside

    BY Ron Accornero

    Working from home has been a reality for many Americans over the past year. And it looks like at least some of us will be permanently working from home at least part-time in the future. Working from home has many benefits, including flexibility in ...

  • 7 Signs It’s Time to Sell Your Home

    BY Ron Accornero

    Maybe you’ve been browsing real estate listings in your spare time and dreaming about buying a new home. But how do you know if it’s actually the right time for you to sell your current home? While there is no one-size-fits-all approach, there ar...

  • Creating Outdoor Rooms on a Budget

    BY Ron Accornero

    After a long pandemic winter, we’re all a little anxious to enjoy the Great Outdoors. Being able to enjoy the sunshine and a warm breeze from the comfort of home is the ultimate luxury. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to...

  • Why Fixer-Uppers Are So Popular

    BY Ron Accornero

    If Chip and Joanna Gaines have taught us anything, it’s that fixer-uppers can be downright appealing. Many buyers love the idea of buying an old home and making it their own. But just what is it about these older homes that have buyers so enthralle...

  • Hidden Costs of Owning a Home

    BY Ron Accornero

    When you’re preparing to buy a home, you know to expect certain expenses like mortgage and insurance payments. But there are many other costs associated with buying and owning a home that can derail you financially if you aren’t prepared. Let...

  • Why Curb Appeal Matters

    BY Ron Accornero

    First impressions are important. That’s why your home must have great curb appeal when you’re selling. The outside of your home is the first thing that potential buyers will see. It can help them decide whether or not they’d like to view the in...