Category Archives: South Orange County

Buying a House in 2020: What to Know

If you’re hoping to secure a new address in 2020, you’ve picked an excellent time to enter, or re-enter, the real estate market. Interest rates are still near record lows, and in many areas across the country, buyers are in … Continue reading

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Tips for Maintaining Your Privacy While Selling Your Home

Selling a home is hard. From picking a real estate agent to decluttering to letting strangers in, the process transforms a memory-filled residence into a stripped-down shelter for someone else to personalize. For all the activities associated with it, parting … Continue reading

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First-Time Homebuyer? Here’s How to Buy Your First Home

Owning a home is a major milestone many Americans expect to achieve in their lifetime. It’s not simply about having the ability to stay in one place for years – it’s also about taking advantage of the incentives to homeownership, including … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Making Your Home Holiday Ready

Maybe it’s the sparse foliage or the colder weather, but decorating for fall and winter holidays seems so much more important – and more inviting – than any other time of year. With frequent family gatherings during Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas, … Continue reading

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Is a 15- or 30-Year Mortgage Right for You?

MORTGAGES COME WITH many options, and one of them is your loan term: a 15-year versus 30-year mortgage. A 30-year mortgage can make your payments more affordable, but a 15-year mortgage is generally cheaper overall. As you’re weighing your mortgage options, … Continue reading

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7 Home Upgrades That Will Attract First-Time Homebuyers

There’s a common misconception about millennials being uninterested in, or simply unprepared for, homeownership. The statistics simply don’t bear this out: A realtor.com analysis published in early 2019 found millennials accounted for more than 40% of all new home loans. The … Continue reading

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A Home Maintenance Checklist for Every Season

Owning a home comes with year-round responsibilities, but you don’t have to dread these tasks. “Home maintenance is easier than people think,” says Jim Magliaro, risk consulting technical lead at the insurance company Chubb. The key is to complete seasonal preventive … Continue reading

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12 Home Features That Can Make It Easier to Sell a House

What makes a home really special? Whether it is a grand mansion or a two-bedroom apartment, what are the attributes that the trained eye of a real estate expert are zeroing in on when she views a home? Whether on the hunt … Continue reading

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3 Powerful Reasons To Buy A Home Now

Whether you are a first-time buyer or looking to move up to the home of your dreams, now is a great time to purchase a home. Here are three major reasons to buy today. 1. Affordability Many people focus solely … Continue reading

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One Block: Things to Do in Laguna Beach This Summer

Looking for things to do in Laguna Beach this summer? Here are the amazing things to do, see, eat and drink along a single stretch of famed Laguna Canyon Road. DO All three Laguna Beach art festivals are on a … Continue reading

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