September 16, 2019

Move like a Pro

Moving to a new home, no matter how close or far, is always a stressful experience, regardless of how many times you’ve been through it. There’s so much planning to do that it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Then there’s the unknown, the fear that something will go wrong, belongings will be lost or broken, or you won’t have enough help to get through it […]
May 1, 2019

8 House Staging Tips for Busy Parents

The realization that you need to stage your home can be a tough one for parents. It is a challenge keeping a house pristine and clutter-free for a few hours, let alone several weeks. However, staging a house with kids does not have to be a logistical nightmare. All it takes is some patience and organization. Hire A Pro This is not in everyone’s […]
March 14, 2019

How You Can Adapt to Handle Big Repairs

Being a homeowner is something many people aspire to, yet it comes with its own unique set of responsibilities and hazards. You have to factor in major repairs as well, which can quickly escalate into the thousands of dollars, so you must be prepared should the worst happen. Rainy Day Funds When you rent, the property owner is the one responsible for all repairs, […]
February 25, 2019

Orange County Gems

Owning property in California’s premier Orange County neighborhoods is a dream for many homebuyers. Here quality of life abounds with never ending days filled with sunshine, outdoor activities that promote a healthy lifestyle, and the magic of the original Disneyland right around the corner. Whether you are looking for the perfect starter home in Tustin or a breathtaking Newport Beach coastal villa, Orange County […]
January 11, 2019

Buying a Home Before Marriage? 3 Money Talks You Need to Have First

An increasing number of couples are signing mortgage contracts before they ever sign a marriage license. According to MarketWatch, the number of unmarried couples aged 24-35 buying homes rose 4 percent between 2005 and 2017. And while buying a home before marriage can work out, it’s more complicated than buying a house as a wedded couple. Unmarried couples who don’t make the right financial […]
September 3, 2018

Technology’s Ever-Increasing Role in Real Estate

In years past, prospective homebuyers would scour newspapers for listings, drive through their dream neighborhoods looking for sale signs, and spend entire weekends touring homes listed for sale. Their real estate agents would assist their clients by providing listings that would eventually turn into showings via open houses and scheduled appointments.  Today, with the rise of technology everything has changed.  Technology and the rise […]
June 27, 2018

Buying a New Home in Retirement: A Guide for Seniors

Buying a new home in retirement gives you the opportunity to downsize, invest, and make valuable lifestyle changes. Whatever your reason for moving, make sure you have the knowledge and tools to make your move a success. The following guide explores how to navigate your financial options, address challenges, and find the home that’s right for you. If you want to start your real […]
March 7, 2018

Spring in Orange County

The last bits of snow are melting, the days are getting longer and the birds are singing louder. Spring is right around the corner, and Orange County is a great place to celebrate the season. There are the warm waters at Newport Beach, the parks of Irvine and arts and entertainment in Costa Mesa. The following are ideas for where to take the family […]
May 17, 2017

Home Energy Conservation

Conserving energy in your home helps you save money as well as preserved the energy resources the earth provides us. Below are some tips on how to conserve energy in your home. Green Lighting If you are not using lights, then turn them off. Purchase compact fluorescent bulbs that lower energy consumption considerably. You can begin by replacing the bulbs which you frequently use […]
May 17, 2017

How to Build Relationships with Neighbors

If you are on bad terms with your neighbors, then your life may get increasingly difficult over time. However, making the effort to foster good relations with them has several benefits. The neighborhood will be friendlier, safer, nicer and more comfortable to live in. Here are some tips on how to build good relationships with your neighbors. Introduce Yourself Regardless of whether you are […]
May 17, 2017

Avoiding Real Estate Mistakes

If there is something that life has taught us over the years is that things can and will go wrong. This applies to real estate as well where you can expect things to not go according to plan on plenty of occasions. Here are some of the things that may go wrong with a real estate sale. House Sitting for Too Long One thing […]
May 17, 2017

How to Spot Trends in Real Estate

The people who steadily make money in real estate have a great understanding of the market. These people know the various locations and their history, the developments that are underway and those being planned as well as the infrastructure. They are well informed on the places that may be ideal for investing in real estate. Staying two steps in front of the competition in […]