Corona del Mar Real Estate Blog

  • Smart Selling to Today’s Homebuyers

    BY Bill Stehr

    If you're reading about housing recovery and considering selling now that the housing market outlook is improving, take a few moments to consider how homebuyers have changed what they are looking for in their home search. During the past six years, c...

  • Will a Bath Remodel Increase My Home’s Value?

    BY Bill Stehr

    Spring will soon be here and the annual uptick of home buying this season has you thinking of putting yours on the market. Your neighbor remodeled their bathroom last year and you’re wondering if you should upgrade yours before listing your home. B...

  • Dream Home Ideas for Home Search or Remodeling

    BY Bill Stehr

    Thanks to stunning video tours, the HGTV Dream Homes have inspired buyers to look for the latest in home design. Each year’s Dream Home showcases innovation in concept, layout, building materials and design. The HGTV selection with inspire you with...

  • Design Trends for New Homes

    BY Bill Stehr

    As the housing market rebounds, revitalized builders are eager to showcase the latest design trends for new homes.  Buyers expect that newly constructed homes will be safer and more energy efficient, but they’re also looking for floor plans which ...

  • Tips for Home Sellers

    BY Bill Stehr

    The Wall Street Journal writes about declining refinancing, significant job cuts by major bank's mortgage departments and a return to a seasonal home buying cycle. In short, many economy pundits describe strengthened home buying as we move toward the...

  • Pinterest for Home Buyers and Sellers

    BY Bill Stehr

    Pinterest for Home Buyers Some people are great at articulating exactly what they want in their next home. But some of us know what we want yet find it tough to explain to someone else. It usually comes out something like this: “I’ll know it w...

  • Selling Your Home Over the Holidays

    BY Bill Stehr

    Keeping your home on the market over the holidays can be a tough call. Many experts think that it is not worth it because sellers will seem desperate. Most offers coming in over the holidays are generally lower than asking price, and few buyers want ...

  • Escape From Your Home with a Vacation Property

    BY Bill Stehr

    Feeling the need to get away from your home for a while? Perhaps the winters are too harsh or you have a child in college a few states away. Maybe you just want to get a head start on retirement plans. If either of these scenarios sound like your sit...

  • Organize Your Home to Make Room for Holiday Memories

    BY Bill Stehr

    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 Bill Stehr

    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...