Southern California’s nearly perfect year-round weather makes for pleasant living during any season. Even when the summer heat reaches triple digits, you’ll stay comfortable in your new home because of advanced insulating materials and the latest technologies for residential cooling.
This doesn’t mean, however, that you should just turn on your central air conditioner every time it gets hot. That starts adding up to expensive utility bills. Instead, you can rely on the following strategies to cool down and save money.
Rely on natural forces to cool down your home. Before the sun’s rays have a chance to heat your structure in the morning, open all windows, especially those that are across the way from each other. The cross ventilation allows the morning air to rush into and out of your home to keep everything cool. As the sun starts to rise, close the coverings and windows of any south-facing windows to prevent the solar heat from entering your home. Read More >
Buying one of our new Orange County homes presents an opportunity to start fresh. Take advantage of the new beginning by simplifying your life. You can then spend more quality time with your family in updated surroundings. Here are a few tips.
Leave it behind.
Those spacious rooms in your new home get crowded quickly once you fill it with stuff from your old place. Then you spend all your time taking care of the things you own instead of enjoying your family. So, before you make the move to one of our developments, go through every item you own and ask yourself if you really need it. Look inside every drawer and cabinet. If it’s something you haven’t used in a year, you won’t miss it. Read More >
In 1890, just one year after Orange County was created, a small county fair rose in Santa Ana that included a few exhibits and a horse race. This year, the Orange County Fair makes it eagerly awaited appearance from mid-July to mid-August at the fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. If you want to get the most out of this annual celebration, which starts this Friday, follow these tips.
The most convenient way of getting there is a private car, which often requires sitting in traffic as you head toward the entrance and then, once you get there, looking for parking forever. If you want to spend most of the day at the fairgrounds instead of in your car, head for free off-site parking on Saturdays and Sundays only.
It’s located at the Experian parking structure off the Bristol Street off-ramp of the 405. Just follow the signs. You can then take the free shuttle that operates on weekends only from 10 AM to 1 AM. You’ll get conveniently dropped off at one of the entry gates so you can get started with a fun right away. Read More >
Events occurring a continent and an ocean away shouldn’t affect your ability to buy new homes in Yorba Linda, CA or anywhere else. But Brexit proves so extraordinary that it yields consequences not only for the players directly involved but also for the USA and the world.
What is Brexit?
You’ve probably heard enough about Brexit on the news to bring you some basic knowledge about it. But to recap, the new word stands for “British exit,” which is what the United Kingdom voted to do from the European union through a recent referendum. The British people see the Leave vote as regaining their independence and freedom from the rules and regulations imposed on them by foreigners.
The rest of the world, including the European Union, regards the exit as setting up unnecessary barriers to free trade, unlimited movement, and unrestricted business between Europe and the UK. Countries, such as the USA, that had negotiated careful agreements with the European Union now have to renegotiate those agreements with the UK as an independent entity. The resulting uncertainty about what happens economically with the UK, the European Union, and the world has interesting results for the US home buyer. Read More >