Orange County Real Estate Blog

  • 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...

  • Boosting Your Fall Curb Appeal

    BY Ron Accornero

    Fall is here, and there’s no better time to make your home’s exterior look amazing! Boosting your curb appeal is an easy way to make your home more attractive to potential buyers. By sprucing up your home’s exterior, it makes a great first im...

  • How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

    BY Ron Accornero

    Are you one of the millions of Americans who financed the purchase of your home? Taking out a mortgage is a great way to become a homeowner. But if you’re able to pay off that debt quickly, you can free up money for other things such as an early re...