Corona del Mar Real Estate Blog

  • Professionals Answer: “How Do I Increase My Home’s Value?” (Part 1 of 3)

    BY Bill Stehr

    When preparing to sell your home, a common question asks is, 'What can I do to get the maximum selling price on my home? and to help the home sell fast?' While every home has its own improvements, there's always something that can enhance its appe...

  • From Hi-Tech Race Car to Hi-Tech Home

    BY Bill Stehr

    Necessity drives innovation. Last week, quadriplegic former Indy 500 driver, Sam Schmidt drove a modified Corvette around the Indianapolis Speedway by moving his head and biting down with his teeth. Arrow Electronics, a medical and consumer electroni...

  • Are You Prepared for Emergency (Part 1)

    BY Bill Stehr

    When you move into your new home, there is so much to do and so much excitement to settle into your home and experience your new neighbourhood. With so much in mind, your may not consider to ask this basic question, 'are you prepared for emergency?' ...

  • 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 mixed? Well, yes and no. Know Your Under...

  • 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 borrowers at a lower...

  • 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, negotiate stairs, may ...

  • 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. Here are some basic Spring Cleaning Ti...

  • 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 water, time and money. Wit...

  • 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 shows where novices remodeled a house ...

  • 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 and will come away with some valuable ideas for your home and lifestyle...