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Get Your Home Ready for Spring

Get Your Home Ready for Spring

Are you ready for some fresh air? We are, too! Spring is here, and it’s time to open the windows and get a fresh start after a long winter. If you’re as eager as we are to welcome spring, here’s…

Best Garden Apps

Best Garden Apps

If winter has got you down, just know that longer days and warmer temperatures are right around the corner. And that means it’ll soon be time to tend to your garden. If you’re looking for inspiration or resources to get…

Get Ready to Buy in 2018

Get Ready to Buy in 2018

Is 2018 the year you’ll finally realize your dream of buying a home? If you’d like to make that dream a reality, start planning now so you’ll be ready in the New Year. Here’s what you need to do to…

Home Selling Myths Debunked

Home Selling Myths Debunked

If you’re selling your home, you’ve no doubt received lots of advice about the process. Though most folks have the best of intentions, the information they share may not always be accurate. And in some cases, the “facts” they tell…

Becoming a Landlord

Becoming a Landlord

Are you considering investing in Orange County real estate that you will use as a rental property? Or perhaps you’re getting ready to move and want to hold on to your current home so you’ll have rental income. Whatever the…

Easy Garden Projects for Spring

Easy Garden Projects for Spring

Spring is finally here! There is no better way of getting through the last few grueling weeks of winter than knowing that you’ll soon see spring flowers dotting an otherwise grey landscape. But what if you have no time to…

Home Maintenance Checklist for Fall

Home Maintenance Checklist for Fall

Winter’s coming – and, no, we don’t mean it’s time for a new season of Game of Thrones. While the end-of-August hot temperatures may have you thinking summer is here to stay forever, autumn really is just around the corner.…

The Villa Park Run is back

The Villa Park Run is back

After a year off we, along with Essex Mortgage and 365 Title, have brought the Villa Park run back! We are excited to bring this beloved community even back to our community. This year will be the 11th annual Villa…

Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

Okay, it’s one of the biggest decisions of your life, so when do you know if you’re ready? Homeownership readiness can come at any age … there are young twenty-somethings that took the plunge, and there are empty-nesters that buy…

Villa Park 4th of July Parade!!

Villa Park 4th of July Parade!!

Come to Villa Park on 4th of July for our annual 4th of July Bike and Car Parade. The line up begins at 8:30am and the parade itself starts at 9:00am. The Parade will leave from Villa Park High School.…

Should I Haggle Over the Price?

Should I Haggle Over the Price?

Buying a home in Orange County, especially for the first time, is emotional. You’ve saved and scrimped for months—years even—and now you’ve found the home of your dreams. You’re in love and you don’t want someone else to get it.…

Early Spring Landscaping

Early Spring Landscaping

Bulbs, tubers, perennials and indigenous plants beautify your Orange County home and give year-round enjoyment for decades to come. If you bought your Orange County home in the fall or winter, you may not know what is under the snow…

6 Ideas To Help You Get Organized Now

6 Ideas To Help You Get Organized Now

When you’ve lived in it for a long time, getting a home ready to sell can seem daunting. If you are considering selling your Villa Park or Orange County home this year, make it your New Year’s resolution to get…

Holiday Decoration Safety

Holiday Decoration Safety

Each year, Orange County fire departments across the county respond to home and structure fires caused by holiday decorations. In a study by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in 2011 showed an annual average of 230 structure fires that…

Professionals Answer: “How Do I Increase My Home’s Value?” (Part 1 of 3)

Professionals Answer: “How Do I Increase My Home’s Va

When preparing to sell their Orange County home, a common question pops up. Homeowners want to know what they can do to get the maximum selling price on their home. Of course, the answer to “What can I do to…

Downsize to Upgrade

Downsize to Upgrade

Whatever your reason for wanting a Orange County smaller home—empty nest, tired of cleaning, less mobile, closer to grandkids, moving from the suburbs to be nearer to work, single again—downsizing does not mean downgrading. In fact, when moving into less…

Pesky, But Potentially Costly Home Maintenance

Pesky, But Potentially Costly Home Maintenance

If you’re new to home ownership in Orange County, you may not be familiar with all of the responsibilities that are now yours. All of those things you used to call the super or management office for now fall in…

What to Know about Summer Lawn Care

What to Know about Summer Lawn Care

Lush greens and rolling verdant fairways stoke Orange County homeowner dreams of the perfect lawn. In most areas, July starts the season with the highest demand on the water supply. So maintaining those lavish Orange County landscapes takes knowledge and…