Orange County Real Estate Blog

  • Buying a “Sale Pending” Home

    BY Ron Accornero

    You’ve finally found the perfect home that meets all your needs. The trouble is, it’s listed as sale pending. Just what does “sale pending” mean, and should you give up hope of ever buying this house? Here’s what you need to know about ho...

  • Three Reasons Why This is not a Housing Crisis

    BY Ron Accornero

    In times of uncertainty, one of the best things we can do to ease our fears is to educate ourselves with research, facts, and data. Digging into past experiences by reviewing historical trends and understanding the peaks and valleys of what...

  • Buying in a “Good” Location

    BY Ron Accornero

    We’ve all heard the saying, “Location, location, location!” But what does that actually mean? Buying a home in a good location will help ensure that you’re happy in your new home. It also means that you’ll have an easier time selling down t...

  • 8 Ways to Know You’ve Found the Right Home

    BY Ron Accornero

    When you begin your search for a new home, you may worry about how you’ll know if you’ve found “the one.” It’s normal to feel anxious about the purchase. After all, buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make....

  • Buying a Starter Home

    BY Ron Accornero

    If you’re a first-time homebuyer, then you’ve no doubt heard the term “starter home” before. But what exactly is a starter home? And what should you look for in this kind of property? Here are some great tips on what to look for in your first...

  • Home Design Trends for the New Year

    BY Ron Accornero

    It’s a new year AND new decade! Could there be a better time to update your home’s interior? We don’t think so. Whether you’ve just moved into your new home or you want to refresh your home for sale, we’ve got some great ideas for you. Here...

  • Avoid These Winter Home Selling Mistakes

    BY Ron Accornero

    While winter is often considered the off-season in real estate, that doesn’t mean there aren’t serious homebuyers out there. And though there may be fewer buyers in the market for a home, that doesn’t mean winter isn’t a good time to list. ...

  • What Does an Escrow Agent Do?

    BY Ron Accornero

    If you’re buying a home for the first time (or even the second or third time), then you may be a little confused about who does what exactly. For example – what does an escrow agent or escrow company do, and why do you need them? Let’s take a...

  • Selling During the Holidays

    BY Ron Accornero

    Are you selling your home during the holiday season? While putting your home on the market right now may have you feeling like Scrooge, it can actually be a great time to sell. The trick is to put yourself in the right frame of mind and to understa...

  • Why You Should Buy Before the End of the Year

    BY Ron Accornero

    Are you considering putting your house hunting on hold until after the New Year? While it may seem like the end of the year is not a great time to buy a home, it can have many benefits. In fact, now can be an excellent time to get a great deal on a h...