Local Orange County Real Estate and Homes

  • New High-Tech Home Gadgets

    BY Elaine Steinhoff

    New high-tech home gadgets to make our homes more efficient.  As with The Jetsons cartoon, our imaginations run wild with the idea of modern gadgets to make our homes efficient and automated, and make our lives simpler. For cutting-edge products you...

  • Black Friday Home Sales

    BY Elaine Steinhoff

    Black Friday Home Sales come to mind as we prepare to enter the holiday shopping season. Some home sellers may think it is too late to sell their home this year. You may have heard that homes sell better in the spring, so you might be tempted to take...

  • Halloween and Home Haunt Safety Tips

    BY Elaine Steinhoff

    Top 12 Halloween and Home Haunt SafetyTips  to insure a SAFE & SUCCESSFUL Halloween! 1. Lighted Candles and Jack o' Lanterns Keep candles and jack o' lanterns away from landings and doorsteps, where costumes could brush against the flame. M...

  • Fearing Buyer’s Remorse When Buying A Home?

    BY Elaine Steinhoff

    Fearing Buyer's Remorse when buying a home in Orange County happens a lot.  It is one of the biggest investments you'll make, and many times new buyers worry that they'll make a wrong decision and then be sorry when it is too late to change it. ...

  • Is It Time to Stop Renting?

    BY Elaine Steinhoff

    It's not your imagination that rent keeps going up. In fact, across the United States, from the end of summer 2013 to the end of summer 2014 rents increased over six percent … and in some housing markets rents increased by as much as 10%. Perha...

  • 5 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score

    BY Elaine Steinhoff

    SCOOORRRRE!!!!!! Celebrate a World Cup of Your Own You may not make it to the FIFA World Cup this year in Brazil, but you can still score big by improving your FICO or Vantage score using 5 ways to increase your  credit score. There's no wa...

  • Thinking About Purchasing a Condo as Your Home?

    BY Elaine Steinhoff

    If you've been trying to decide how to finally own your home, buying a condo can be a good first step out of renting and into home ownership. There’s good news about condos right now, too. The National Association of Home Builders reports that the ...

  • Tips for Home Buyers

    BY Elaine Steinhoff

    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...

  • Organize Your Home to Make Room for Holiday Memories

    BY Elaine Steinhoff

    It is never too early to begin preparing your home for holiday gatherings. Be sure to think about how many guests you will be having well in advance so you can prepare enough seating and clean and organize the rooms that need attention. Keep in mind ...

  • Welcoming Pets Into Your Home

    BY Elaine Steinhoff

    If you are an animal lover, a feathered or furry friend can make your home feel more welcoming. However you may find that your neighbors do not share that opinion. If you have an animal friend in your home, you can follow a few easy rules to live pea...