The Real Deal in Real Estate

Real Estate Agent - Realty ONE Group Inc.
An honest & intelligent look at life & real estate in Orange County
  I love efficiency. So when it comes time for my real estate clients to sign piles of paperwork as part of buying or selling a home, I like to offer the option of using electronic signatures for my clients. That means no more printing, figuring out where to sign exactly, and faxing back the for...
Being a homeowner means handling your own home maintenance.  That includes pest control.  That means battling the ants that like to visit most Orange County households at certain times throughout the year. Even if you live in a community that does exterior spraying every so often, that usually is...
Are you paying too much in property taxes?  If you're not sure whether you are getting your Homeowners' Exemption, that may be the case. For Orange County homeowners, you may qualify for a Homeowners' Exemption if the following four items are true for you: * You own the property * It was your pri...
Short sales are no longer a mystery to homebuyers and sellers these days.  There is plenty of information about them on the internet now.  You probably either know someone or know of someone who has completed a short sale in the past by now. With that said, short sales tend to have the reputation...
One of my favorite places in Irvine is the Irvine Spectrum shopping center. I've watched this outdoor mega-mall grow from just a few stores near the Edwards Cinemas theaters about 15 years ago to this amazing attraction for people of all ages. As a mom, it's also a great way for me to do some maj...
The model homes for Ainsley Park at Columbus Grove in Tustin will be opening soon! Check out this video below for more info. Ainsley Park is the final neighborhood of brand new homes to be built at Columbus Grove on the Tustin side. It will consist of 84 attached paired homes, 6 phases for build-...
I know what you're thinking. What does a McRib Sandwich from McDonald's have anything to do with real estate??? There is a connection, at least for me there is. Just read on. So today while I was at home feeding my 7 month-old son his homemade butternut squash, I got a call from an agent who had ...
Short sales are all around us. Most likely there is someone in your neighborhood who sold their home within the past two years by completing a short payoff with their lender(s). So how are things looking when it comes to short sales in Irvine? From October 1, 2010 through today, there were 9 home...
Well, the elections are behind us, for now.  Not sure how they will affect us all.  Hopefully some good will come out of it..especially for homeowners! One of the reasons why Alicia and Michelle began working together on New Start Home Solutions was the continual need we see from homeowners in t...
If you're looking for a centrally located, newer townhome with about 1,400 square feet of living space, a 2-car attached garage plus a driveway, and a nice and open floor plan, this is a must-see for you! We have an open house coming up this Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 12:00pm-3:00pm at one o...

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