519 12th Street

Front of 519 12th Street

Surf City her we come! Fantastic downtown home customized with granite counters, tumbled stone, stainless steel appliances, crown molding, and much more. This open floorplan provides plenty of natural light, and the cozy living room has a large fireplace and french doors leading out to the front patio. The kitchen has a large center island with maple wood cabinets and custom floors, and the property boasts high ceilings and custom paint throughout. Private patio with gas hook ups nestled in between the house and the detached 2 car garage is a perfect play area for young children or safety zone … [Read more...]

25 Wheatberry

25 Wheatberry Front

What an amazing opportunity! Equity sale, end unit, yard completed, and ready for immeditate move-in. Located in the Los Altos neighborhood of the highly sought after Stonegate East community, this large condo features several upgrades, including granite counters in the kitchen, stainless steel appliances, central a/c, a finished back yard with irrigation system, crown molding, upgraged carpet, and much more! Compare to the models and see what you get here for the price! Irvine's award winning schools and the fantastic Woodbury Town Center all located nearby, and a plethora of freeways make … [Read more...]

Orange County Living


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Pacific Ocean Elegance


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Huntington Beach Harbor Views


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Newport Beach Luxury


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How Do I select A Real Estate Agent?

How Do I Select A Real Estate Agent?® "My Realtor® doesn't seem to know much more than I do!" I'm hearing this one quite a bit lately from people who are not having a good experience with their agent. While I cannot explain the sudden increase, I think it stems from not knowing how to go about selecting an agent. Most buyers and sellers have no idea how to go about selecting an agent. Strange, if you really think about it, considering they're hiring someone to perform one of the single most important jobs possibly in their life to that point. It's also a job that comes with quite a … [Read more...]

Short Sale vs. Foreclosure In Newport Beach CA

Short Sale vs. Foreclosure In Newport Beach CA One of the toughest decisions facing homeowners in Newport Beach these days is whether or not to do a short sale. Most homeowners don’t understand the process, but what’s even scarier is that most real estates don’t either. Many agents tend to shy away from short sales because they don’t understand how they work. #1 – SELECT THE RIGHT AGENT Like all other professions, real estate agents are not created equally! A Newport Beach short sale is a very complicated and arduous type of transaction, and most agents just don’t not … [Read more...]

16442 Barnstable


This luxurious Santa Barbara style waterfront home was completely rebuilt in 2006 with upgrades around every corner. This Humbolt Island palace has a private 45ft boat dock, 3 car attached garage, and a secluded yet easily accessible location. A private pool and spa are perfectly hidden inside the front, gated yard and are accentuated by cascading waterfall. This home features custom woodwork throughout, travertine floors, granite countertops, and a Chefs Gourmet kitchen including a stainless shell gas range, double overs, 2 dishwashers, warming drawer, separate Freezer & Refrigerator, and … [Read more...]

Measure Twice, Cut Once! – Things My Father Taught Me, Part I


When I was a boy, I used to watch my father on weekends at his work bench in our garage. I always wanted to help, and as I got older, he let me. Nothing dangerous, but I got pretty good with a hammer and nails. Eventually, in my early teens, I was actually pretty handy and could build just about anything. Would you buy my creations from Crate and Barrel? Probably not. But I still have some book shelves and an entertainment center that I built over 20 years ago. And guess what? They are in almost the exact same condition! My dad taught me a lot about the type of materials you use for certain … [Read more...]