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4 Things Every Renter Needs To Consider

As a renter, you’re constantly faced with the same dilemma: keep renting for another year or purchase a home? Your answer depends on your current situation and future plans, but there are a number of benefits to homeownership every renter needs to consider. Here are a few things you should think about before you settle on renting for another […]

Sweeping Ocean Views in Laguna Beach

21722 Ocean Vista Drive Unit #B, Laguna Beach 92651 Welcome to 21772 Ocean Vista Drive, Laguna Beach! Stunning upgrades and remarkable sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean will have you fall in love with this perfect beach bungalow. This exquisite home features a covered front porch patio facing Laguna Beach waters. Enjoy the sunsets and […]

Why Selling Your House with a Real Estate Professional Is Essential

Selling your house is no simple task. And when you sell on your own – known as a FSBO (or For Sale by Owner) – you’re responsible for handling some of the more difficult aspects of the process without the expert guidance you need. The 2021 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) surveys […]

This Week in Orange County History

A peek into this week in Orange County history… January 17th 1994 As Californians were nestled in bed during the early hours of the morning, the Northridge Earthquake erupted throughout the west San Fernando Valley at 4:31 a.m. on January 17, 1994.  A magnitude 6.7 quake caused by the sudden rupture of a previously undocumented blind […]

Modern Farmhouse Bliss

9581 Dodson Way, Villa Park 92861 Stunning 5 Bedroom, 4 Bath modern style farm-house with additional guest house in the heart of charming Villa Park. Circle around the paved driveway and enter through the inviting front porch to an open concept floor plan designed for family living and entertaining. There are bright white walls and […]

How Much Do You Need for Your Down Payment?

As you set out on your homebuying journey, you likely have a plan in place, and you’re working on saving for your purchase. But do you know how much you actually need for your down payment? If you think you have to put 20% down, you may have set your goal based on a common […]

Coastal Monarch Migration

Monarch Butterfly Migration To View the Video, Click Here! The endangered Monarch butterflies have arrived back in Huntington Beach for their annual overwintering. The butterflies swarm to Central Park in Huntington Beach every year to rest on the eucalyptus trees as they wait for Spring to arrive. There are over 300 overwintering sites from Baja […]

Luxury High-Rise in Irvine

3131 Michelson Drive #504, Irvine CA Stunning high-rise living with luxury amenities in Irvine. Located in Marquee Park Place, a guard-gated high-rise community with doorman on duty 24 hours a day, provides elegant, convenient living for the busy professional who enjoys a vibrant lifestyle. This 2BR 2BA condo with tasteful high end finishes (granite countertops, […]

2022 Decor Trends

When it came to home decor in 2021, it was all about practicality as we all continued to spend more time in our homes. Kitchen organization solutions, upgrades to our outdoor spaces, and creating a statement wall with a splash of color or wallpaper were some of the popular additions to homes to offer a breath […]

Avoid the Rental Trap in 2022

Are you one of the many renters thinking about where you’ll live the next time your lease is up? Before you decide whether to look for a new house or another apartment, it’s important to understand the true costs of renting in 2022. As a renter, you should know rents have been rising since 1988 (see graph below):   In […]

North Tustin Gem by Architect John Lyttle

11632 Las Luces, North Tustin A rare find, this picturesque John Lyttle home is located just steps from Tustin Hills Racquet Club on a quiet cul-de-sac in desirable Lemon Heights & offers sweeping views on a sizable .46 acre lot. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths & 2,915 sq. ft. on one level, this home sits […]

Retirement May Be Changing What You Need in a Home

The past year and a half brought about significant life changes for many of us. For some, it meant entering retirement earlier than expected. Recent data shows more people retired this year than anticipated. According to the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, 2021 saw a retirement boom: “At least 1.7 million more older workers than expected […]