Orange County Real Estate Blog

  • DIY Home Repairs During a Pandemic

    BY Ron Accornero

    At a time when most of us are concerned about inviting strangers into our homes, handling unexpected repairs can be a challenge. After all, that burst pipe doesn’t really care if you want to call a plumber or not. However, there are several home ...

  • Fall 2020 Is a Great Time to Sell

    BY Ron Accornero

    Traditionally, summer has been the best time to sell a home. It’s the time of year when families with children most often choose to move so that their kids will be settled in for the new school year. But the pandemic has totally upended the housi...

  • Mortgage Myths Exposed

    BY Ron Accornero

    If you follow the news at all, then you’re no doubt aware that mortgage interest rates are at all time lows. You’ve probably also heard about refinancing your mortgage or even asking for mortgage forbearance because of the pandemic. With so man...

  • There’s Never Been a Better Time to Sell

    BY Ron Accornero

    What strange times we live in. Even though we’re still in the midst of a global pandemic and an economic downturn, our housing market is strong. This has come as a surprise to many – especially those who want to sell their homes. Many home seller...

  • What Buyers Are Looking For Right Now

    BY Ron Accornero

    Sellers – now is a great time to put your home on the market. If you’ve been hesitant to list because of the pandemic, then you should know that buyers have been flocking to the market this summer. Record low interest rates are motivating many bu...

  • Can You Host an Open House This Summer?

    BY Ron Accornero

    While the pandemic put in-person open houses on hold for several weeks, more buyers and sellers are eager to resume this practice. While virtual tours have helped to keep the market afloat during these challenging times, it’s hard to replace the ex...

  • Getting a Home Loan During the Pandemic

    BY Ron Accornero

    Whether you’re buying a new home or you’re hoping to refinance, getting a mortgage can be a big job. It’s doubly so right now as we adjust to the “new normal” caused by the global pandemic. While the real estate market is still quite strong...

  • Why Housing Prices Are Holding Steady During the Pandemic

    BY Ron Accornero

    Over the past couple of months, we’ve watched as the pandemic has wreaked havoc on industries such as travel, tourism, and hospitality. Many have been left to wonder if the housing market would also suffer the consequences of the spread of the coro...

  • Curb Appeal and COVID-19

    BY Ron Accornero

    As a home seller, curb appeal has always been important. The way the outside of your home looks will influence whether or not a potential buyer would like to see more. But as a home seller during the COVID-19 pandemic, curb appeal is absolutely essen...

  • Coronavirus and Homeowners Insurance

    BY Ron Accornero

    The global pandemic has affected nearly every part of our lives. As we adjust to this new normal, it’s important for homeowners to consider all the ways in which the coronavirus may affect you. This includes your homeowners’ insurance. While the ...