Category Archives: South Orange County

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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Should I Refinance My Home?

With the recent lower interest rates, many homeowners are wondering if they should refinance. To decide if refinancing is the best option for your family, start by asking yourself these questions: Why do you want to refinance? There are many … Continue reading

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Is Renting Right for Me?

If you’re currently renting and have dreams of owning your own home, it may be a good time to think about your next move. With rent costs rising annually and many helpful down payment assistance programs available, homeownership may be closer than … Continue reading

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Do You Have What It Takes to Buy a Fixer-Upper?

A couple currently on the market to buy a home are looking at two different types of properties: turnkey condos, in which the home is basically move-in ready, and then what these clients affectionately refer to as “Great Grandma’s place” – or … Continue reading

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5 House Flipping Mistakes to Avoid

These days, house flipping is a popular concept. There are entire TV shows devoted to it. It may even be something you’ve thought about doing yourself. The premise is simple: You buy a home that might not be in the best condition. … Continue reading

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Top Orange County Things to Do for June 2019

This month, Orange County brings you outdoor concerts, wine dinners and renowned art festivals…. See our list of 30+ top Orange County things to do in June. Anaheim Packing House Citrus Centennial  June 1. The Anaheim Packing House—originally the Sunkist orange … Continue reading

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