Orange County Real Estate Blog

  • 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...

  • When You Can’t Agree on a House

    BY Ron Accornero

    Buying a home can be a stressful process. But if you and your spouse can’t agree on which house to buy, your stress levels can go through the roof. In a competitive market, you need to act quickly when you find a home you love. So what do you do if...

  • How to Water Your Lawn

    BY Ron Accornero

    As a first-time homeowner, you may not know exactly how to care for that green lawn surrounding your new home. Even long-time homeowners can be a bit mystified by the process. Though it seems easy – you just turn on the sprinkler – when and how m...

  • Moving in the Summer Heat

    BY Ron Accornero

    We are entering into the dog days of summer and cities across America are feeling the heat. It also happens to be the time of year when many people are moving into new homes. While summer is the most popular time to move, it can also be physically de...

  • Heating Systems 101

    BY Ron Accornero

    We’re heading into the hottest part of the year, so it’s unlikely you’re thinking too much about your home’s heating system. But if you’re house hunting this summer or you need to upgrade to a new system, now is the time to research and und...