Category Archives: General

  • Color Trends — Sophisticated Gray

    BY Bill Stehr

    Out with the old … beige, cafe au lait, pale mocha, bone … favorite neutrals for the past decade may give way to more sophisticated gray-based neutrals. So you might ask, isn’t gray just black and white... 

  • Is an FHA Mortgage Right for You?

    BY Bill Stehr

    An FHA mortgage is a loan insured by the Federal Housing Administration. The FHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), insures loans so that lenders will offer appealing rates to less qualified... 

  • Planning for Multi-Generational Living

    BY Bill Stehr

    Multi-Generatonal families living together are more the norm these days. When looking for a home to share with older family members, consider that while they may be mobile now, they may soon need assistance to maintain balance,... 

  • Spring Cleaning Tips

    BY Bill Stehr

    We all love to visit model homes in new developments. There’s a unique feeling walking into a community and home that’s coordinated, neat, clean and organized. Why not capture that same feeling in your own home.... 

  • Drought Tolerant Landscaping Ideas for New Home Owners

    BY Bill Stehr

    In the excitement of buying and decorating a new home, remember to plan for the long-term when you start landscaping. With the recent widespread drought problems, installing sustainable, drought-tolerant landscaping saves... 

  • Renovation Reality

    BY Bill Stehr

    If you’re thinking of buying a fixer-upper for the first time, whether to live in yourself or to flip, doing some of the renovations yourself can be satisfying and economical. You’ve watched plenty of television... 

  • Dry Scaping Ideas

    BY Bill Stehr

    Maybe you’re wondering, ‘What’s “dry-scaping? And Why do I need Dry Scaping Ideas?” This blog explains. And by the end of the article, we hope you’ll be glad you’ve read the blog... 

  • Easy Curb Appeal Upgrades You Can Do On a Weekend

    BY Bill Stehr

    Getting your home ready to sell can seem daunting, and you might be tempted to sell it “as is” instead. Adding a little curb appeal, however, will help your home sell faster and for more money. There are many... 

  • Spring Air Conditioning Service

    BY Bill Stehr

    In preparation for warmer summer days, spring is the perfect time for an air conditioning service. With regular service, your air conditioning will be both reliable and efficient. Neglected units are more costly to run and... 

  • Open House Tips and Etiquette for Buyers

    BY Bill Stehr

    With spring well on its way, the weather impresses each day with the joys of living in Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and Dana Point. And with mortgage lenders easing on loan qualifications for all price points,...