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Important Tax Tips For All Home Owners

Posted on Friday, February 23, 2018

Taxes. Just hearing this word raises many people's blood pressure and causes an immense amount of anxiety. Every year the tax season comes and every year we dread doing them just as much as the previous year. The deadline looms over us and as hard as we try to ignore it, we can't. The goal is to find an  OC Property Management company that knows everything home related. Let  Balboa Realty help you distress your life with our tax...

Clean The Hidden Germ Ridden Items In Your Home

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018

We are in full swing of flu season and this year has been one of the very worst. Medical experts predict that it doesn’t plan on letting up any time soon. We can’t control all of our surroundings, but we can make sure the inside of our homes are as clean as can be. Many of us make cleaning the toilet a high priority when it comes to chores, but not all of us take the time to clean other germ ridden items and places in our homes. Just because we can...

Get Financial Advice Before Buying A Home

Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018

Buying your first house is a big deal plain and simple. It takes money, time and effort and even when you have it all, the process can still feel overwhelming. If buying a home is something you might consider for the future, set yourself up for success. Even if buying a home is years away and seems like something you won't have to worry about right now, it's still best to talk with a financial expert sooner than later. A financial expert can...

Home To Do's During The Winter

Posted on Friday, January 5, 2018

New year, new home improvements! After the busy holiday season, the weather gets a little colder and there is a peaceful lull. Calendars are clear of important events and you have more time on your hands. During the cozy winter season, many want to cuddle up on the couch, turn on the tv and hibernate. Although this sounds like a great idea, dedicate a day or two to winter house maintenance. Make one of your New Year resolutions to do some work...

How to Prepare Your Patio for Winter

Posted on Friday, December 22, 2017

Winter is here whether we like it or not, but there's no need to panic. In Orange County this doesn't mean the snow boots replace the flip flops, but it is quite common for the temperatures to dip down into the 50’s (and even 40’s sometimes). Keep your outdoor patio open all year round with our helpful tips. Balboa Realty, the leaders in  Orange County property management , have 3 ways to winterproof your patio. Are you searching for a trusted...

How To Keep Your Carpet Clean

Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

During the busy holiday season your home probably has more traffic going through it than normal. More celebrations, means more people which also means more chances for for accidents to occur. Spilling juice, wine, soda or pretty much anything on your carpet feels close to a tragedy but you don't have to totally freak out about it because we have a solution. When a mishap does occur, rest assured we know how to fix it. There's no...

What Are Raised Foundations & Concrete Footings?

Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

In Orange County, California, basements are pretty much non-existent. There are underground parking garages, and specifically where Balboa Realty manages properties based in Newport Beach, Orange County, California, homeowners are maximizing their small lot sizes by going underground. On the Balboa Peninsula and surrounding Newport Harbor, going underground means going under the water table which poses an ever present danger of water intrusion. Basically...

Water Damage - Your Home's Worst Enemy

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017

WATER – Your home’s worst enemy. Another owner education article from Balboa Realty. For our purpose, in this article we are going to discuss the most common water damage experienced in California, and those that we have experienced through our Orange County Property Management .   Are you interested in Orange County property management services? Call today: 949-386-8310  Water, the elixir of life, is the bringer of death to...

How To Waterproof Your Home & Basement

Posted on Friday, November 17, 2017

If you have a basement, chances are from time to time it feels damp and musty. It's important to address this issue and not ignore it because moisture in basements overtime can create serious problems. What is the solution you ask? Waterproofing your basement walls is the answer. There are both interior and exterior waterproofing options so you'll first need to examine the cause of the moisture to figure out which option is best for you...

Warm Your Home With a New Fireplace

Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2017

As the holidays near and the cooler months are ahead of us, we have ways to make your home feel like a warm and intimate place of comfort. Transform your living room, family room, or bedroom into a super cozy space with the addition of a fireplace. Snuggle up on the couch with a warm blanket and warm your toes by the fire all night long. Balboa Realty, the leaders in OC Property Management and OC real estate has ideas on how to create the homey ambiance...

Recycling Rules & Regulations in Newport Beach

Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2017

This year make it your goal to go a little greener. Start by cleaning up your trash routine and figuring out what goes in the trash can and what goes in the recycling bin. Balboa Realty , the leaders in Orange County property management is here to guide you. We all want to do our individual parts to help save Mother Earth and with our Newport Beach recycling tips you can! Are you looking for trustworth Property Management Companies in Orange County...

4 Things To Do As Soon As You Move Into Your New house

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017

Moving into your new house is a huge milestone in yourself. Once you've had a mini celebration and given yourself a big pat on the back there are a few more things to attend to. A to-do list might be the last thing you want to turn your attention to, but with  Balboa Realty 's tips and tricks, it will set you up for success in the future. The moving process can be long and strenuous but before the adrenalin runs out be sure...

Prepare & Prevent Your Home From Flooding

Posted on Friday, September 15, 2017

In the wake of the heartbreaking devastation caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, it makes us thankful for everything we have and also ask ourselves, "How can we prevent flooding from occurring in our home?" The environment is undoubledly changing and storms are becoming stronger and more frequent so it's only a matter of time before the next natural disaster occurs. Luckily, Southern California is not usually the strike...

How To Choose The Right Appliances For Your Home

Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2017

The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms in a house so when it comes to choosing new appliances you'll want to take your time to find the right ones. With so many different types of appliance options you'll find yourself walking the fine line of function and fashion. Who says you have to choose when you can have both? You can incorporate the stunning new trends in appliances without compromising performance all while giving your house...

Consider These 4 Things Before Buying a House

Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2017

There comes a time in life when you begin to feel financially stable and ready to put some real roots down. Moving on from the rental life and become a homeowner is a big and thrilling step in life. There are many different reasons as to why you might want to buy and it’s important to make sure you’re doing it for all the right ones. Keep in mind, buying a house is a huge undertaking and a big responsibility. Take note of our things to consider before...

Use Eco Friendly Materials Inside Your Home

Posted on Friday, September 1, 2017

In today's day in age going green is all the rage. You too can do your part and help save the planet by incorporating environmentally friendly elements in your house. Don't overwhelm yourself by trying to transform your whole entire house and just go green slowly and do a little at a time. Have the home of your dreams all while helping planet Earth. With  Balboa Realty 's help you can be environmentally conscience...

The Coolest New Wallpaper Trends

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017

When you first think of wallpaper you may associate it with words like old, outdated, and Grandmother's house. Not anymore! Wallpaper is the new go to interior design trick to spice up your home. Although decorating your entire house with traditional wallpaper is out of style, accent wall, textured, and patterned wallpaper are very in. The combination of new installation technology and new designs has brought wallpaper back to the forefront...

What Exactly is a Lien?

Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2017

During the process of buying and selling a house, it’s often hard to keep all of the real estate jargon straight. Rest assured, Balboa Realty , the leaders in orange county property management and real estate is here to help you understand all of those tricky real estate buzz words. One of the words you’ll want to know is a lien. “What is a lien how does this affect me” you ask?  Balboa Realty is here to answer just that for you. Are you interested...

4 Money Saving Landscaping Tips

Posted on Friday, August 18, 2017

Get your gardening on this summer! You can turn your backyard into one that looks straight out of a Home and Garden magazine without having to pay the price. Why hire an expensive professional when you can do it yourself with our 4 easy and cheap landscaping ideas. Not only will your landscape look lush and beautiful, but when it comes time to sell your house well landscaped homes sell up to 13% more. Get outside and have a little fun in the...

Why You Shouldn't Buy a Home Without a Real Estate Agent

Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

If you decide to buy a new home without using the expertise of a real estate agent you could be entering dangerous real estate territory. You may be thinking "why do I need to hire a real estate agent", "Could I just try and do it myself?" or "Is it really worth the money?" so we're here to explain the risks of doing it without one. Our  Balboa Realty real estate agents know the ins and outs of the Orange County real estate...

4 Apartment Changes That Could Cost You Your Security Deposit

Posted on Friday, August 11, 2017

When you move into your new apartment there will undoubtedly be things you'll want to change and improve. Before starting a big expensive home improvement project, be sure to be in contact with your landlord so that you're always on the same page. If you make an unapproved change you might end up losing a lot of your security deposit if it costs the property management company to change it back.  Balboa Realty , the leaders in  Orange County property management...

Natural Ways To Kill Weeds in Your Yard

Posted on Monday, August 7, 2017

The one thing that can put a damper on your summertime gardening and landscaping is weeds. These unwanted little pests can become a serious issue that you’ll want to clear up in the beginning and then dedicate a little time to maintaining them all year round. When it comes to killing weeds, many people want to avoid toxic chemicals that can be dangerous to humans and also harsh on the environment. Balboa Realty , the leaders in Orange County property management...

4 Quick & Smart Ways to Buy a House

Posted on Friday, August 4, 2017

When it comes to buying a new house the process can be long and tedious. On average, it takes about 2 months to buy a new house, but when the markets hot and there is a lot of interest in buying a property it could take up to 6 months. At Balboa Realty we understand that you might not have the time to wait 6 months to buy a house or you simply just don't want to wait this long to move in so we can help speed up the buying process. ...

The 5 Biggest Bathroom Trends of the Year

Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017

With the ever changing trends of interior design it's often hard to keep up with what's in and what's out. When it comes to bathroom designs and decor, the minimalist and modern look will always be "in". There's no need to run to the store and completely redo your bathroom, but keep these ideas in mind and consider incorporating one or two of them over time. Sometime one small design change can make a world of difference...

How To Estimate Your Home's Value

Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Whether you are looking to sell your house or have no near future plans to sell it, every home owner should know how much their home is worth. Understanding and figuring out your home's market value is crucial in the buying and selling process. The process of selling your house becomes much less stressful when you settle on a fair and appropriate asking price. You can leave it to the  Orange County real estate experts at Balboa Realty...

4 Quick Summertime To Do's

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017

With the summertime in full effect it might hard to find the time and motivation to do some household chores. Trust us at Balboa Realty , we get it. Going to the beach, swimming in your pool, going for a bike ride, and soaking up the summertime fun is way more appealing, but a little work goes a long way. Put aside time for 4 small projects and you (and your house) will be so glad you did. Balboa Realty , the leaders in Orange County Property Management...

5 Helpful Packing Tip & Tricks

Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Packing is one of the most dreaded tasks by most people even when it comes to packing for a fun vacation. When it comes time to pack up an entire house many people are totally overwhelmed for good reason. Your entire life has been inside this one space and there are so many memories in the house which can make the packing process very emotional on top of everything else. The last thing you want is for your important items to be totally broken, disorganized...

How to Get a Bargain When Buying a House

Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2017

When you're in the grocery store food shopping you're always searching for those coupons and deals. When shopping for a new house keep your savvy sale instinct alive and your eyes open for all kinds of deals. You don’t always have to pay through the roof to get the home of your dreams. With some slick real estate tips your fantasies can become a reality. Getting a deal on a new home sounds near impossible these days, but  Balboa Realty...

What is a Home Mortgage?

Posted on Friday, July 7, 2017

In it's most simplistic form a mortgage is a loan set in place to finance the purchase of a new home. A mortgage consists of a legal contract which means you agree to and are liable for paying back the loan and also any other costs and interest. There are many ways to find a financial lender for the mortgage and a bank is one of the most popular. Understanding the 5 basics of a home mortgage is key. The 5 are: Principle, Interest...

How to Start a Bidding War When Selling Your House

Posted on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

With the housing marketing on fire right now we've got ways for you to turn up the heat when it comes to selling your own home. Set yourself up for the opportunity to start a bidding war and before you know it you will be accepting an offer way over your asking price. Jump into this fast paced environment of real estate sales with trusted tips and advice from  Balboa Realty , the leaders in  Orange County property management and real estate...

3 Reasons Why Summer is the Hottest Season to Buy a New House

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

If you have been thinking about buying a new house, seriously consider this summer as the time to pull the real estate trigger. Keep your eyes peeled for all of the For Sale signs that are popping up around town. You might not be aware, but summer is the best time of year to buy a new house and there are many advantages. It’s actually the most popular time of year to buy and sell a home, and instead of staying away from the summer crowds this is one...

3 Tips To Help Understand The Home Inspection Process

Posted on Monday, June 19, 2017

Home inspections are necessary, but sometimes overwhelming part of the of the home buying process. A home inspection is essential for any home property purchase because it will ensure that your new home is safe to live in. By doing your due diligence, you are protecting yourself by getting all of the information that you need to make an educated decision before you decide to buy the new house. Here are 4 tips to totally understand the house...

What Should My Credit Score Be To Buy A House?

Posted on Friday, June 16, 2017

You credit score is the single most important number for home buyers when applying or a mortgage loan. Even if you are young and are not planning on buying a house in the foreseeable future, having a good credit score is essential for renting and many other aspects of your life, and you'll need a good number when you are ready to buy. There's no need to stress out over this number, but live within your means, pay your bills on time, keep your...

5 Tips When Moving With Children

Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Moving is huge task unto itself, but when you add children into the mix you may feel like the moving process is near impossible. Even when the stars align and everything goes according to plan, there's no question that moving is emotionally and physically draining. When it comes time to pack up your bags and relocate, keep these tips in mind and rest assured you will lower everyone's stress level and keep the whole family happy. Here at Balboa...

3 Smart Technologies for the Backyard

Posted on Friday, June 9, 2017

Many people have heard of smart house technologies, but did you know that there are also smart outdoor gadgets? The smarter your backyard gets the easier it becomes to maintain all year round. No need to hire and pay contractors to cut your grass or water your plants. Once you set up these gadgets they'll become a part of your landscaping team! Implement these new technologies, improve your home's IQ and and you're guaranteed...

Ask Sellers These 4 Questions Before Moving In

Posted on Thursday, June 8, 2017

Moving day is one of the most anticipated and exciting days there is. Although you might want to race to the finish line, hand over the money and start unpacking your boxes, it's important to ask some key questions first. After all you don't know the ins and outs of this new home and you'll want to make sure that you know exactly what you are purchasing and where everything is. Before you sign on the dotted be sure to do your...

3 Ways to Become a Smart Real Estate Investor

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017

With real estate prices on the rise it's a hot topic right now and investing in this growing market is a smart idea. Real estate investing might immediately sound intimidating and make you feel overwhelmed and like you don't know where to begin. Rest assured you actually don't have to be a real estate guru to be a successful real estate investor. With any investment there is inevitably risk, but also great reward. Take a breath and...

Get Started on Your Summer Home Maintenance

Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017

Summer is approaching so it's time to get your house in tip top shape. These outdoors tasks will get your house ready for the warm wonderful weather of Newport Beach. Complete these quick and easy chores to make your home sparkle all spring and summer long.  Balboa Realty , the leaders in Orange County property management will guide you every step of the way. Read more Home Improvement Ideas  Set Up Your Sprinklers Inspect the sprinkers and...

The Guide To Finding & Hiring The Best Moving Company

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Moving Day. Just saying those two words often gives us an immediate headache and spike our blood pressure. (YIKES) Hiring a moving crew can help ease your stress, but finding the right company is key. You need a moving team that you can clearly communicate with and trust to move your entire life of valuable possessions. Follow the right steps so that you don't have an moving mishaps. Take a load off and let Balboa Realty help you every step of...

4 Tips for Making a Tiny Space Feel Big

Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

If you are living in a small apartment or home we have great news for you because we’re here to show you that bigger isn't always better. Taking advantage of every little bit of space is key to making your house as useful and comfortable as possible. You don’t need to compromise your big interior design dreams just because your home is on the smaller side. With tips from the  Orange County real estate experts, Balboa Realty , your house can...

Make Eco-friendly Home Improvements

Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Going green is what’s very in right now and mostly likely forever. Many people want to “go green” but don’t know where to begin. Although installing solar panels are a great way to make your house sustainable, there are many other easier ways to give back to the earth and put money in your pocket as well. Here are our easy ways to do your part and turn your house and your lifestyle into an environmentally friendly one in the comfort of your home -...

How to Save Big on Home Renovations

Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017

Have you had a remodel on your to do list forever, but just haven't gotten around to it? Have you been wanting to improve some rooms in your house, but aren't sure how to? Making improvements to your home can be one of the best ways to increase the worth of your home and bring it to its full potential. Remodeling can, however, quickly turn into a huge undertaking before you know it. You want to be conscience of the cost and to get the...

4 Things To Look For When Buying a Luxury Home

Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

When searching for a new home it's important to look deeper than just how it appears on the website. Many houses appear stunning in photos and have many fancy features, and although both of these are great selling points, it must have more to be considered true luxury. There are 4 features of a new home that luxury buyers are seeking, and  Balboa Realty is here to inform you and help you find your dream home in Orange County. These home features...

5 Money Saving Move-In Tips

Posted on Friday, April 14, 2017

Are you working hard on saving money? Too often do we hear the phrase "I wish I could save more money". This common goal can feel like a burden at times, but remember that you are not alone in the money saving fight. It does take time so patience is key, but you're in luck because we have some serious money saving tips when you move into your rental or new house. The  Orange County real estate experts at Balboa Realty will clue...

Sell Your House With Pop Up Staging

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

When it comes to selling your house there are many important factors to consider; one of them being staging your home. This home technique is really the art of arranging the furniture in your home to make it look inviting and fresh out of a magazine spread. Your goal is to make it look enticing enough so that future buyers to want to make you an offer and move in immediately. Read more Orange County Real Estate Tips Try Pop-Up Staging Instead of Traditional...

Market Value vs. Assessed Value - So What's The Difference?

Posted on Friday, April 7, 2017

Many people are under the impression that once home prices are set they are fixed at that price forever. This common misconception can be misleading and intimidating for buyers. In reality, the home price is more of a general target price, can change and is negotiable. The two phrases “Market Value” and “Assessed Value” are very common terms in the real estate world, but not everyone knows the difference. Balboa Realty is here to answer all of your...

Tips For Cleaning Your Gardening Tools

Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Springtime means it’s time to start spending more time outside in the beautiful warm outdoors. This also means it’s time to start planning what you want to do with your gardens and flowers. Newport Beach tends to be pretty mild all winter long, but Spring is the perfect time to do some outdoor chores you’ve been putting off. Gardening is one of many people’s favorite hobbies and with the right plan, tools and attitude you can have the most beautiful...

How Much is a Down Payment on a House?

Posted on Friday, March 31, 2017

During the process of searching for and purchasing a new home the talk about the "down payment" is inevitable. The dreaded phrase "down payment" may sound scary and expensive, but our  Balboa Realty team is here to break it down for you. Many feel like the down payment is a make or break part of the entire process and that the price is set in stone. Balboa Realty is here to answer all of your  Orange County real estate...

5 Inexpensive Bathroom Makeover Tips

Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Now is the perfect time to get started on a Spring home improvement project. The right tile work, bathtub or lighting can transform a dull, dated bathroom into a clean, stylish retreat. With a few easy upgrades you will have your bathroom transformed in no time. Your bathroom might just turn into your favorite room in your house! Balboa Realty are your best friends for orange county real estate and home improvement. Read more Homeowners Tips 1....

Spring Cleaning in Orange County

Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring has sprung and it's time to get your house into tip top shape. Open the windows, let the light shine in and take a good look at your home. It's easy to avoid and put off the spring cleaning as sometimes it feels like a daunting task, but take it a little at a time and when it's done you'll see a major difference. Wipe away the winter cobwebs and you're house will be squeaky clean in no time.  Balboa Realty , the leaders...

Play House Before You Actually Buy One

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Buying a house is a super exciting process, but it is also big responsibility. Before you commit, test it out by "playing house" and see if you can financially afford it. You might realize that you'll have to change your lifestyle and spending habits in order to really make it work. Balboa Realty are the leaders in  Orange County Property Management & Real Estate and are here for you every step of the way! Downloading a financial...

How To Rent Out Your House and Make Some Serious Money

Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2017

There are many reasons to consider renting out your house to earn some extra income. The Orange County rental market is hot and has proved to bring owners significant rewards. The rental market has been on an upward trend for the past 10 years which is a great sign. People from all of the United States and the world love coming to beautiful Newport Beach for a vacation of a lifetime or are looking for a long term rental and a rental home offers them...

Vacation Rental Advocacy - Let Our Voices Be Heard

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The vacation rental business is extremely beneficial to the local and nationwide economy. The travel and tourism is a huge contributor to the state’s economy and without it many will suffer. California is in a huge amount of debt and the tourism industry brings people outside of the state with money into the state. Vacation rentals are a big reason why. Newport Beach Vacation Properties offers safe, spacious vacation rentals at a variety of price...

How Long Does it Take to Sell Your Home?

Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Many people often assume that selling a home is an easy breezy thing to do. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the truth. Even when the market is in favor of the seller there are still many things to consider from start to finish. It is common for hiccups to occur during the selling process, but rest assured our Balboa Realty team of real estate experts are comfortable and confident in all of the steps from beginning to end and will take the stress...

How To Keep Closing Costs Under Control When Buying A Home

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017

When you've finally found your dream house and start going through the buying process, you'll see that closing costs can quickly rack up quite the bill. There are so many fees such as title insurance and origination fees that can cause headaches and stress. Don't despair - Balboa Realty knows all of the tricks of the trade and is here to guide you in all aspects of  Orange County Real Estate and Orange County Property Management . When...

4 Tips to Get Your Home Ready to be Rented

Posted on Friday, February 17, 2017

Have you ever thought about renting out your house or one of your houses to make some extra cash? Income properties are a smart way to make consistent money and it can be really lucrative. Housing rentals are a necessity so the demand is always there and all you have to do is bring the supply. Newport Beach specifically is known as a rental hot spot you’ll want to be a part of. Once you have made the decision to rent out your house, you...

Don't Wait - It's Time To Buy a Home in 2017

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2017

2017 is the year of the rooster, but it's also the year of buying a new house. Jump on the Real Estate train now before it's too late. The real estate market is competitive now and is only getting more and more competitive. Don't wait because you won't want to miss out. Interest rates have begun to climb and are predicted to continue to rise higher and higher. The inventory of homes on the market is low and is dwindling....

4 Indoor Home Maintenance To Do's

Posted on Monday, February 6, 2017

Now is the perfect time to check in with your home and really take a look at what's going on. Give yourself a reasonable timeline to complete these tasks, like a month, and hold yourself to it. Whether it's your primary home or an income property, taking care of the home or homes your own is extremely important and these small projects don't even require you to step foot outside. A little extra TLC can go a long way and prevent...

How to Be Smart About Investing in Real Estate

Posted on Friday, February 3, 2017

Investing in real estate is a really hot topic right now and for good reason. The real estate market is booming and everyone wants a piece of the gold. If you’ve got the capital and you do it right, one of the smartest and safest ways to invest your money is in real estate. One common misconception is that investing in real estate is easy. Many think once you buy a property you can sit back relax and watch your pockets fill up. Unfortunately it isn...

6 Benefits of Using a Property Management Company

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Our Balboa Realty team couples our "Newport Beach born and raised" roots with our "go big or go home" attitude. From early surf mornings, to weekend beach bike rides we are all Orange County obsessed. Knowing the ins and outs of the rental market, the individual appeal of each neighborhood, and our years of property management experience truly sets us apart. Let us go to work for you and sit back and relax as we accomplish...

5 Reasons Why It's Time to Buy a New House

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A new year calls for a new house! Many people's new year's resolutions are to buy a new house or to move into their first one and  now is the time to buy. Our team of Newport Beach real estate experts at Balboa Realty are here for you every step of the way. We've outlined 5 reasons why it's time to buy a new house and promise to make the buying process smooth, stress free, and of course exciting! If you're...

3 New Year's Resolutions for Homeowners

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016

The New Year is just around the corner...only a couple days away and you know what that means - New Years Resolutions! Now is the best time to reflect upon the past year with all of it's ups and downs and take the positives with you into 2017. Take some time to focus on your rental property and make any necessary and important improvements. The Orange County Property Managementexperts, Balboa Realty, has outlined 3 New Year's resolutions...

Save Money With Automated Home Technology

Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2016

Controlling your lighting, temperature, security system and energy has never been easier. If you are looking for the easiest and most cost effective way to monitor your home look no further. Home automation systems allow you to manage your house all from your smart phone from anywhere in the world. Installing automated systems into your own home is a great idea, but it is an even better idea for your rental properties. Home automated technology in...

Rent Your Home Out During the Holidays & Earn Extra Cash

Posted on Friday, December 16, 2016

Do you have a second home and are you interested in making some extra money? Owning a furnished or unfurnished rental has many benefits and can be a great source of income. If you own a second (or third!) home don't let it just sit there. Rent it out (especially during peak times like the holidays) and you will be financially rewarded. Having an income property generates earnings to make your daily living more affordable and less stressful. Newport...

Homeowner Tip: Keep Improving Your Landscape

Posted on Friday, December 9, 2016

A beautiful landscape is not only something nice to look at, but it will benefit you financially as well. Putting in some extra effort into your yard and landscape will pay off (and put more money in your pockets!). Our Balboa Realty team are the experts in  Orange County Property Management and we want to share our secrets with you.  Think of your rental property as a reflection of yourself. You always want to work to present yourself in...

Money Saving Tip: Appeal Your Property Taxes

Posted on Friday, December 2, 2016

Homeowners in California are required to pay a property tax every year. Bills like these are never fun, but by learning how property taxes are determined, you can figure out whether the assessed value of your house is too high. When property values are increasing and when property values are decreasing you can use the following strategies to save yourself money. With accurate information and thorough research you will be surprised as to how much...

5 Fall Landscaping Tips

Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2016

With fall upon us, this is the time of year to prep your yard for the cooler temperatures. With the temperatures averaging in the low 60's Newport Beach rarely has to worry about freezing temps, but with lows hitting the 40 degree mark it's smart to be prepared. When the temperature lowers there's a lot going on below ground that we never see. Use this fall landscaping checklist and with a little extra work, you can make sure your trees...

8 Ways to Lower Your Home Insurance Premium

Posted on Friday, October 14, 2016

Are you a vacation rental owner interested in saving some serious bucks? We have a tip just for you! Home insurance is necessary, but undoubtedly expensive especially when your premium unexpectedly goes up each year. The more educated you are about this topic the better decisions you can make. Balboa Realty is here to be your leaders in  Orange County Property Management and we want to share our money saving secrets with you. Here are 8 ways to...

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