Orange County Real Estate Blog

  • Planning Appropriately for a Renovation

    BY Ron Accornero

    You walk into a home that potentially has the perfect layout, although the kitchen is dated, the floors need upgrading, the bathrooms are awkward … but the price is right and you've always wanted to customize a home … so you buy it with renovatio...

  • Should You Buy a Second Home?

    BY Ron Accornero

    Having a second home in a favorite vacations spot can be a great investment or an expensive luxury. A beach cottage or mountain retreat is enticing while both interest rates and home prices are low. How do you decide if it's right for you? Make it...

  • Professionals Answer: “How Do I Increase My Home’s Value?” (Part 3 of 3)

    BY Ron Accornero

    A common question for prospective home sellers is "How can I increase my home's value or get a higher selling price?" In our earlier articles on this subject, we discuss low budget and economical fixes and upgrades that can increase the perceived val...

  • “How Do I Increase My Home’s Value?” (Part 2 of 3)

    BY Ron Accornero

    A common question sellers ask is "What can I do to get the maximum selling price on my home?" Since each home and every market is different, we, as your real estate professionals, can give you specific advice on your home. In general, however, if you...

  • Professionals Answer: “How Do I Increase My Home’s Value?” (Part 1 of 3)

    BY Ron Accornero

    When preparing to sell their home, a common question pops up. Homeowners want to know what they can do to get the maximum selling price on their home. Of course, the answer to "What can I do to increase my home's value or get a better selling price?"...

  • Quick Tips for Adding Resale Value

    BY Ron Accornero

    When you're in a hurry to sell, you need top dollar, try some of these tips: Have us evaluate your home. As real estate professionals, we know what sells and what doesn't and we can help you spend your money wisely to get the best return. Have ...

  • Pesky, But Potentially Costly Home Maintenance

    BY Ron Accornero

    If you're new to home ownership, you may not be familiar with all of the responsibilities that are now yours. All of those things you used to call the super or management office for now fall in your lap. Here are some items to keep in mind, especi...

  • How to Choose Lights for Your New Home

    BY Ron Accornero

    It's not just about wattage anymore. Light fixtures and light bulbs come in myriad types, sizes and colors. Do you want LED? Should you use "soft" bulbs? And what is the difference between watts and lumens? With the phase-out of the traditional incan...

  • How to Sell for Full Price

    BY Ron Accornero

    Often, homeowners try to "test the market" with a higher than fair-market price when first listing their home. That can be a poor marketing strategy. When your agent tries to talk you out of it: Listen! Setting "too high a price" will be too high ...

  • Choose the Right Paint

    BY Ron Accornero

    Whether you're preparing your home to move in, or preparing it to sell, choosing the right paint from the myriad choices available to day can be daunting. Paints come in up to six different finishes, so even if you've chosen the colors, you still hav...