The 1960’s Home

Anyone looking for a single family detached house in Irvine and wanting a newer home with a lot size larger than 6,000 square feet for under $800,000 is going to have a hard time finding it right now. The master planned communities of Irvine and other similar cities typically are […] Read more »

Real Estate Considerations For Our Elderly Parents

Last month was a tough month for our family. My father-in-law had a heart attack while on his first vacation abroad after retiring barely six months earlier. We had to deal with lack of communication, lack of information, time differences, language barriers, emotional breakdowns, Medicare and insurance issues, HIPAA and […] Read more »

5 Things You May Not Have Known About Columbus Grove

Columbus Grove is becoming a more “seasoned” neighborhood within the Tustin Legacy project on the former MCAS base in Tustin, California. With the first homes being sold to the public in 2006, the community has grown in both size and look to be an established, complete neighborhood that fits nicely […] Read more »

3 Real Estate Lessons Learned in 2014

Each of the last 8 years that I have been an active Realtor in residential real estate has been completely different for me.  When asked about seasonal trends, it’s rather difficult for me to give a solid answer confidently since so much of the market is affected by economic trends and interest rates that […] Read more »

A New Local Macaron Favorite: PiipaCakes + GIVEAWAY

**Update 8/5/2014 – Macaron Giveaway is now closed.  Winners have been contacted separately.** Orange County may have its share of healthy eateries, organic produce departments, and gluten-free menu choices, but every now and then we like to splurge on decadent desserts and sweet treats. Whenever I get that urge to eat […] Read more »

New Homes are Coming to Tustin Legacy

If you’ve recently driven down the newly extended Tustin Ranch Road near the District at Tustin Legacy, you probably noticed a lot of new construction going on.  Currently the wood frames are up for a couple of apartment communities that are slated to be available this Fall 2014: 1)  Amalfi Apartments […] Read more »