Orange County Real Estate Blog

  • What Is Escrow?

    BY Ron Accornero

    If you’re buying a home, you are going to come across this word many times during the process – escrow. If you’re a first time homebuyer, you may have no idea what it means. Even if you have bought a home in the past, escrow may still be some...

  • Spotting a Serious Home Buyer

    BY Ron Accornero

    One of the frustrations you may encounter when selling your home is dealing with people who may not be serious about buying. Perhaps they’re just testing the waters of the market or daydreaming about one day owning a home when they walk into your...

  • Use Social Media to Sell Your Home

    BY Ron Accornero

    Twitter, Instagram and Facebook aren’t just great ways to keep in touch with friends and family – did you know they could also be powerful tools to help you sell your home? While you’re catching up with high school friends, sharing your favor...

  • Don’t Follow This Home Selling Advice

    BY Ron Accornero

    Now that you’ve decided it’s time to sell your home, you’re probably getting all kinds of advice from friends and family about how to do it. While they often have good intentions, some of the suggestions they provide can be downright harmful to...

  • Home Maintenance Checklist for Fall

    BY Ron Accornero

    Winter’s coming – and, no, we don’t mean it’s time for a new season of Game of Thrones. While the end-of-August hot temperatures may have you thinking summer is here to stay forever, autumn really is just around the corner. It’s time to d...

  • Can You Sell Your Home After Labor Day?

    BY Ron Accornero

    Conventional wisdom dictates that spring and summer are the best times to sell your home. And since Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer season, you may be thinking that you’ve missed your opportunity to put your home on the market. But t...

  • Should You Buy in a Gated Community?

    BY Ron Accornero

    Are you thinking about buying a home in a gated community, but wondering whether or not it’s right for you? You may be asking yourself if its safer or whether or not the home will retain its value better when its time to resell. Here’s a look a...

  • Summer Home Selling Tips

    BY Ron Accornero

    If you’re thinking about selling your home, now is a great time! It’s estimated that 50 percent of homes are sold in the summer, making this the best season to get your house on the market. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of you...

  • How To Stay Cool at Home

    BY Ron Accornero

    Summer has just begun, but temperatures are already rising! Are you ready for a heat wave? Take advantage of these tips to keep it cool at home during these hot summer days. Shut the shades While you may be tempted to let the sun shine in on pretty...

  • How to Choose the Best Offer for Your Home

    BY Ron Accornero

    You’ve put your house on the market. You had a great open house. And now you’ve gotten an offer – followed by three more. If you’re selling your home, you may find yourself in the position of having to choose between different offers. Whil...