Orange County Real Estate Blog

  • 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...

  • Stage Your Front Porch to Sell

    BY Ron Accornero

    You’ve cleared out all the clutter, emptied the closets, trimmed the trees, and made all the necessary repairs. Your house is clean and spotless and ready to show to potential buyers. But have you thought about your front porch? Your front porch ...

  • Smart Home Trends

    BY Ron Accornero

    There’s nothing worse than the feeling that you forgot to lock the front door – after you’ve already left home and gotten to your destination. Soon, that feeling will be a thing of the past as more and more homes integrate smart technology. I...

  • Quiet Your Noisy Home

    BY Ron Accornero

    Dogs barking, car alarms shrieking, helicopters buzzing overhead, sirens blaring – sometimes the world just outside your home is a noisy place. Couple that with all the various noises that come from within your house, and you’ve got a potential...

  • Refresh Your Garden for Spring

    BY Ron Accornero

    Do you hear that? It’s the first breathy sigh of your spring garden, waking up from its winter’s nap. Longer days, warmer temperatures and dreams of lazy afternoons spent lounging among the flowers is enough to get any homeowner motivated to get...

  • Is It Time to Downsize Your Home?

    BY Ron Accornero

    If you’re raising a family, it’s normal to want to purchase a home that can fit your family’s needs down the line – whether it be additional bedrooms for children you want to have or even room to care for aging parents. But what if your ki...

  • 6 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Security Without Breaking the Bank

    BY Ron Accornero

    You’ve spent countless hours and energy getting your home just perfect. You’ve labored over the right paint, the best furniture and even invested in some art. But have you put in enough thought about how you are protecting your home? While you ...