Orange County Real Estate Blog

  • Do you Want to Buy an Older House?

    BY Ron Accornero

    With many older neighborhoods experiencing revitalization, an older home might be a smart investment. So, whether you're a first-time buyer or looking to flip a house for cash, an older home in an established neighborhood might be perfect for you. He...

  • Wanting to Sell Your Home but Not Quite Ready to Move?

    BY Ron Accornero

    You know that you need to move, and the market is right to sell, but you’re not quite ready to pack up everything. After all, you still have to live in your home until it sells. So how do you get ready to sell without entirely disrupting your life?...

  • Smart Selling to Today’s Homebuyers

    BY Ron Accornero

    If you're considering selling now that the housing market outlook is improving, take a few moments to consider how buyers have changed what they look for in the home buying process. During the past six years, changes in how buyers communicate, share ...

  • Favorite Features from 3 Dream Homes

    BY Ron Accornero

    Thanks to those visually stunning video tours, the HGTV Dream Homes have become top-of-mind for buyers looking for the latest and greatest in home design. Each year’s home showcases innovation in concept, layout, building materials and design. H...

  • Open House Pitfalls, Tips and Etiquette for Buyers

    BY Ron Accornero

    So, you're thinking of buying a home … where do you begin? Potential buyers new to the real estate market may not know exactly what they want in a home, or where they want to live. The dream homes in magazines are a great way to get ideas, and look...

  • How to Survive Transition

    BY Ron Accornero

    Timing the closing of your new home purchase with the end of your lease agreement or sale of your existing home is tricky, to say the least. Rarely does it work out that you move directly from one home to another on a perfect schedule. During the tra...

  • Greening an Older Home

    BY Ron Accornero

    Your budget dictates that you buy an older home, but your heart wants that home to be environmentally responsible, so what do you do? Here are some ideas for making any home greener. If you plan for these in advance of your purchase, you might just l...

  • Add a Romantic Touch to Your Open House

    BY Ron Accornero

    When staging your home for an open house, consider connecting to the season, holiday or local events to give your home that memorable “I see myself living here” quality. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, consider adding a vase of ros...

  • Do I Need to Paint the Whole House White?

    BY Ron Accornero

    You are getting ready to paint a home you know you will sell within a couple of years. Chances are, a helpful family member or friend reminds you that to sell, everything should be painted white. After all, a buyer needs a neutral “clean slate” t...

  • Tips for Home Buyers

    BY Ron Accornero

    Finding a new home can be one of the most exciting times of your life. It’s a little like dating – the pursuit, the “getting to know you” period, the proposal (aka “offer”), and the marriage (aka “closing”). If you don’t want your r...