Other cities in Orange County include Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster and Yorba Linda.
Your buyer’s agent will be the most critical tool you have at your disposal for the entire home buying process. The right buyer’s agent is like your personal home sherpa. They are there to guide you along the journey, to answer any and all questions, and to help you make the right decisions and avoid the wrong ones.
That being said, there’s going to be a big difference in your buying experience when you find the best buyer’s agent versus any random agent off the street. Let’s dig into why it’s important to use an agent, and what to look for in such a professional.[Read more…]
A foundational aspect of the American Dream is homeownership. Contrary to popular belief however, it’s not always better to buy a home than to rent a home. Like most things, there are several factors to consider when choosing to rent vs buy.
Primary factors that should affect your decision are:
- Are you financially prepared to purchase a home?
- Do you see yourself staying in the area for at least 5-10 years?
- Can you afford a home of the desired size in your preferred area?
- What does the local housing market look like historically?
Let’s go through each of these four elements as they relate to choosing should rent vs buy a home.[Read more…]
Finding a Realtor is easy. Just throw a rock in any direction, and you’re bound to hit someone who’s an agent themselves, or who knows one. Knowing how to find the right Realtor to list your home on the other hand, is easier said than done.
See, effectively listing a property in Orange County is an art form. It takes a lot more hard work than simply slapping something up on the MLS and calling it a day. You’re relying on your agent to sell your home quickly for top dollar. Therefore, it’s imperative that they will put in the work needed. This means positioning your home attractively in front of as many people as possible, and helping you close on the best offer quickly.[Read more…]