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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…

How to Prepare for Emergencies in Your New Home (Part 1)

How to Prepare for Emergencies in Your New Home (Part 1)

When you move into your new Orange County home, you may not think to revise and update your emergency plan, but natural disasters strike without warning. Avoid being caught without a plan in place at your new Orange County address.…

Do you Want to Buy an Older House?

Do you Want to Buy an Older House?

With many older Orange County neighborhoods experiencing revitalization, an older home might be a smart investment. So, whether you’re a first-time buyer or looking to flip a house for cash, an older home in an established North Orange County neighborhood…

Basketball Themed Home Makeovers for March Madness

Basketball Themed Home Makeovers for March Madness

With NCAA Final Four Basketball finals coming up, basketball themed bedrooms, game rooms, theater rooms and garages stoke dreams of future champions. Give a makeover to a space in your Orange County house and score big time with March Madness…

Buy, Sell, or Update Your Home?

Buy, Sell, or Update Your Home?

Are you thinking about selling your Orange County home? According to the July 2013 National Housing Survey conducted by Fannie Mae, 74% of those surveyed feel that now is a good time to buy a house while 40% believe that…

Local entrepreneur turns home grown sport into an art form

Local entrepreneur turns home grown sport into an art form

After buying a new home putting your own style into the decor can be very important. Here is a local Orange County company that is taking a home grown sport and turning it into an art form. Like there page…