Corona del Mar Real Estate 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 simple improvements that add that visible...

  • 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 deliver poorer air-cooling ...

  • 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, maybe you're thinking of ...

  • Do you Want to Buy an Older House?

    BY Bill Stehr

    With many older neighborhoods experiencing revitalization, an older home might be a smart investment. So, whether you're a first-time buyer or looking to flip a house for cash, an older home in an established neighborhood might be perfect for you. Be...

  • Real Estate Terminology: Loan Types, the Fifth in a Series

    BY Bill Stehr

    When it comes to real estate loans, you'll find that there are many Loan Types. Figuring out which loan or loans are best for your new property purchase can be confusing, but we can help. Here are some types of loans you might investigate. Mortgages...

  • Real Estate Terminology: Closing Costs, the Fourth in a Series

    BY Bill Stehr

    Closing costs include all of the fees and costs associated with completing the sale or purchase of a home using a mortgage and an escrow company, that are in addition to the actual purchase price of the property. These costs are due at the "close of ...

  • Real Estate Terminology: Loan Ratios, the Third in a Series

    BY Bill Stehr

    In the vocabulary of real estate, various ratios help buyers and mortgage services determine the viability of a purchase. A ratio is a way of expressing the relationship between two values or amounts. Usually, ratios compare how much of one thing the...

  • Real Estate Terminology: Appraisal vs. Assessment vs. Market Value, the Second in a Series

    BY Bill Stehr

    In the vocabulary of real estate, there are three terms that indicate a home's valuation: the Appraised Value, the Assessed Value and the Market Value. Rarely are these three values the same, so it's easy to confuse them when considering buying a hom...

  • Real Estate Terminology: Abatement, the First in a Series

    BY Bill Stehr

    Every industry has its own vocabulary, and real estate is no exception. If you are beginning to search your first home purchase, or it's been a while since you last purchased a home, you may find yourself stumped by the lingo, acronyms, abbreviations...

  • First Things First … Choosing Your New Neighborhood

    BY Bill Stehr

    With all of the tools available online and off for finding your new home, you can spend lots of time thinking about details of the type of house you want.  But... before investing time on the home details, it would be beneficial to consider the neig...