Equity Trapped Homeowners

Equity Trapped Homeowners

If the Only Thing You Like About Your Home Is the Interest Rate, You Might Be in this Category In today’s real estate market, where interest rates are hovering in the 7% range, many homeowners find themselves in a tough situation. If you feel stuck in your current home solely because of your low-interest mortgage, […]

Avoid These 7 Costly Homebuyer Mistakes

Costly Homebuyer Mistakes

Avoid These 7 Costly Homebuyer Mistakes Purchasing a home is one of the most significant investments you’ll ever make. It’s a journey filled with excitement and anticipation, but it’s also fraught with potential pitfalls. Many first-time homebuyers, in particular, fall into common traps that not only cost them financially but also risk their dream of […]

Success is in the Follow-Up: How We Ensure You Sell for the Highest Price

Success is in the Follow-Up

Selling a home is not just about listing it on the market and waiting for buyers to come; it’s about proactive engagement and consistent follow-up. At the Sackin-Stone Team, we understand that success is in the follow-up. Our dedicated approach ensures that every potential lead is nurtured, and every opportunity is maximized. Here’s how we […]

It’s the Little Things That Make a Huge Difference

It’s the Little Things That Make a Huge Difference

Selling your home is a significant time in your life, and at the Sackin-Stone Team, we believe in making this journey as smooth and stress-free as possible. We understand that it’s the little things that make a big difference in the home selling process. From media day to the final appraisal appointment, our team is […]

Best Things to Do and Places to Eat in Orange County

Best Things to Do and Places to Eat in Orange County

If you currently live in Orange County and are here to learn more about the wonderful place we call home OR if you’re looking to explore a little bit more on what OC has to offer, you’re in the right place! Our comprehensive city pages highlight the top things to do and the best places […]

Embracing Transparency: NAR Settlement Explained

Embracing Transparency - Understanding the NAR Settlement

Real estate is constantly changing, and you may have seen the many headlines around the recent National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) settlement. We at the Sackin-Stone Team have been having multiple conversations daily with both our customers and colleagues regarding this very topic. The misinformation that is out there surprised us a bit.  Staying informed […]

Selling Your Home While Relocating

Selling a Home When Relocating

Selling a home can be stressful. Relocating out of state can be stressful. Selling your home while relocating out of state, well you get the idea, it’s stressful! Before you plan to pack your bags, there’s the important step of selling your current home. This guide will equip you with the knowledge you need to […]

Selling Your Home for the First Time: A Guide for Important Terminology

Selling your home for the first time? It doesn’t matter if you’ve only owned your home for a couple of years or 40+. Selling a home can feel daunting. If you’re like most of America, your home is one of your largest assets, and you don’t want to make any mistakes! But don’t worry, we’ve […]

Christmas Preparation: Do It Now and Stress Less Later

By Scott Sackin Just the other day, I was taken aback by the vast amount of space dedicated to Christmas decorations. It made me think, “Christmas is just a month away!” However, this early display got my wheels turning, and I realized there are several things we can do now to ensure a stress-free holiday […]

Coffee Grounds and Your Garden: Unpacking the Benefits

By Scott Sackin Ah, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee! If you’re like many, a cup of coffee is the perfect start to your day. But what do you do with those leftover coffee grounds? If you’ve ever wondered whether you should toss them into your garden, you’re not alone. Most of us have, at […]

What the Real Estate Off-Season Means for You: Crucial Insights for Buyers and Sellers

Introduction As the real estate “off-season” approaches, many homebuyers and sellers are left wondering what this means for them. Whether you’re looking to buy your first home or sell your current one, understanding the seasonal trends in the real estate market can offer you a significant advantage. We’ll dive into some valuable insights that could […]

Is Your Guest Room Five-Star Ready? 10 Essential Tips!

We’ve all been there: the unexpected (or long-awaited) call that friends or family are coming to stay. For those of us with dual-purpose rooms, the scramble begins. Is that office-slash-guest room really ready to make your loved ones feel at home? Ensuring your guests feel comfortable can make a world of difference to their stay. […]

From Sand to Sky: The 2023 Pacific Airshow Guide

Well, guess what? It’s that time of year again! The 2023 Pacific Airshow is soaring into town, and we couldn’t be more excited to share some details with you. Here’s where to watch this year and what to expect! Where to watch the Pacific Airshow: Before we get into some favorite spots, it’s important to […]

Mulch Magic: Southern California’s Secret Weapon Against Post-Rain Weeds

Southern California is breathing a sigh of relief after the recent tropical storm Hillary, which graced the region with record-breaking rain. While our gardens and plants bask in the newfound hydration, there’s a less welcome guest thriving in the moist environment – weeds. However, before you find yourself knee-deep in unwanted plants, there’s a magic […]

The Area-Specific Incentive Program for Homebuyers – Is it too good to be true?

Buying a home is a significant milestone in life, and the journey toward homeownership can be both exhilarating and challenging. In Orange County, there’s an exceptional opportunity that will make this journey more accessible and rewarding: the Area-Specific Incentive Program. Whether you’re a seasoned homeowner or looking to purchase your first property, this program is designed with you in mind.

Hidden Homelessness: Unveiling the Invisible Crisis in Our Homes

Homelessness is a pressing issue that affects countless individuals and families across the country. While the media often focuses on the visible homeless population in city streets, there is another side of the problem that remains largely unnoticed – hidden homelessness. This lesser-known crisis is experienced by individuals who may not be sleeping on the […]

Exploring USPS Informed Delivery Service: A New Era of Mail Management

In the digital age, where online notifications and real-time updates are a norm, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has embraced innovation and rolled out a forward-thinking program that merges the traditional with the modern – the USPS Informed Delivery Service. Let’s delve into this service, exploring what it offers, how it works, and why it could be a game-changer for consumers.

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