Come and check out this great opportunity at the Open House in Rancho Santa Margarita this Saturday, August 10, from 1-4pm. Super two bedroom, two bath single level condo located in the mission Courts II community close to the lake, shopping, dining, parks, schools and more. Park-like neighborhood, several updates but room for your own personal touches and priced right at $379,500. Property address 23 Blue Oak, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688.
If you are looking for an opportunity to own a beautiful single level home in this desirable area AND at a great price, this is it! Check out the open house Saturday July 27th from 1-4pm at the property located at 1172 Appian Way, North Tustin. List Price $925,000.
Located near Newport Avenue and La Loma Drive, this spacious single level home has a flexible floor plan of four bedrooms and three baths and sits on a large 10,00sf lot with pool, koi pond, patios and more. Lots of updates throughout and very well-maintained by long-time owners. Great price reflects the fact that new owners may still want to make some improvements and updates to the property.
Call for more info or to schedule a private showing 949.525.5905.
Wow. I just watched a short video on realtor.com that showed me how to quickly clean some of the residue from my dishwasher. Also a good idea to add this to your list of things to do before you put your home on the market.
Now, some of you may already know how to do this, and you may have your own tried and true cleaning methods. Here is what they suggest:
And here is the video: maintaining your dishwasher.
I can’t stand a dirty and even slightly smelly dishwasher. Unfortunately, they do get that way over the years with use. Realtor.com suggest cleaning like this every six months. More often if you are finicky like me!
When I updated my bathrooms, there were many decisions to be made. Some practical, some aesthetic and some both! I
I wanted baths that:
Using larger tiles in the surround that need less grout are very practical. Installing new, easy to clean and functional tubs will last years! Installing good size and multiple shampoo boxes was a good decision with huge payoffs.
I also made some practical decisions like using fans on timers and sensors. I installed custom shelves and drawers where there was once a clumsy old-fashioned closet.
Make sure to install the right size of towel bars, storage cubbies, etc. And make them handy and strong for every day use by all members of the family.
But it all starts with a good contractor. Interview several and check their references! And while you wait for your contractor to come available, research your surfaces and fixture choices and make sure you are happy with your vision of your new bath.
Here are some highlights of the current housing market and activity in Orange County:
I recently asked a friend of mine how they felt about a rug in the kitchen. I had a large colorful rug in my otherwise white kitchen for a long time. My sister, as well, had a large area rug in hers. But a rug, no matter how lovely, is not always suited for kitchen use.
I liked having a soft covering underfoot as I went from one end of the kitchen to the other. In addition, it was a darker color, so dirt did not show so much. AND it was a relatively inexpensive piece, so I didn’t feel bad if it suffered some war and tear (which it really did not). Plus it added a lot of color in an otherwise plain space. I guess if i grew tired of the color, I could always change it easier than changing cabinets, paint and flooring!
But after I DID change my flooring to a laminate wood, I liked the look of the wood better than old tile, so I got rid of the large area rug. the space looked much bigger without the rug, and clean-up was easier. I missed the soft flooring underfoot, but the trade-off was well worth it.
If you DO decide to use an area rug in the kitchen, make sure you use a pad to avoid slippage, maybe opt for an indoor/outdoor material and understand that it will take more effort when cleaning the kitchen floors.
Great new listing in south Mission Viejo, close to everything! Beautifully updated throughout, this property features 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths in over 1900sf of living space. Located on a view lot in the center of the tract, you can enjoy views, privacy and a quiet location. Wonderful curb appeal, updated kitchen and baths, newer carpet and lighting, newer paint in and out, newer roof, water heater and much more! Plus the two-car garage has also been newly finished with custom cabinetry, lighting, epoxy flooring and a work desk. No Mello-Roos, low HOA, close to schools, parks, shopping, freeways, etc.
To get full listing details, go HERE. Or give me a call for a private showing 949.525.5905.
List price $775,000.
Just like the front of the home and the garden is the first thing a buyer sees when they drive up to your home, the living room is usually the first room they see once they come inside. It therefore makes sense that this room should really stand out (in a good way) and make a great first impression on the buyer.
Make sure the buyer can really SEE this room and not see your collectibles, family photos and favorite crazy quilt. Try to minimize the amount of tables, decor, art and bright colors in this room. Rearrange furniture so that the room welcomes you in. Create a conversation area. Don’t hide any great features in the room, like a view, a window seat or architectural details.
When I stage a room, I usually wind up packing away a lot of things and then bring in a few well-chosen coordinating pieces to achieve the look I want that goes with the overall vibe of the home. I take lots of photos to make sure i achieve this. I keep moving things around until I am happy and it feels right and looks right in the photos.
I love OC Real Estate. I have been in the field right here in Orange County, California for over 30 years and have lived in several of the great OC cities. Heck, I was born here! Let my unique insight and knowledge help you with your real estate transaction.
25950 Acero Suite 100
Mission Viejo, CA 92691