What Exactly is a Security Deposit and What Does it Mean for Renters?

As a renter, after finding a place to live, it's important to understand everything you agreed to in your lease including the security deposit. Balboa Realty is to discuss what a security deposit is and why it may or may not be returned in full to you.  Have questions about buying, selling, or renting in Newport Beach? Give our Balboa Realty team Continue reading

Published on Thursday, August 12, 2021

Here’s How You Can Stay Safe (and Still Sell Your Home) Under COVID-19

Moving mid-quarantine isn’t easy, but there are ways to make things safer and simpler. From keeping your home sanitary to occupying the kids while running a virtual showing, there’s a lot you’ll need to know. Here’s how you can sell your home, even during a lockdown. Are you interested in buying or selling your home in Newport Beach ? Let Balboa Realty Continue reading

Published on Thursday, May 28, 2020

What Are the Upcoming Housing Market Trends?

Many of us would rather not remember the housing crash that occurred in 2008, but as with any important historic event, it’s always smart to understand what happened so that history doesn’t repeat itself. When the mortgage crisis hit, there was a record decline in the value of homes  which resulted in more foreclosures and was a huge factor of Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Why the Holiday Season is a Great Time to Buy and Sell a Home

The holiday season is super busy for most people, but that doesn't mean you still can't sell your home or buy a new one during this time. The holidays can actually become a hot time to sell and buy. Even though the holiday season is filled with holiday get togethers, Christmas shopping, school parties and so much more, it can actually be Continue reading

Published on Friday, November 8, 2019

Everything You Need To Know About The California Rent Control Bill AB-1482

One of the biggest current events in California news right now is all about the new housing bill. The main goals of the bill, officially called AB-1482 , is to cap annual rent increases to 5% plus inflation and require landlords to provide "just cause" for evicting tenants. It is set to take effect on January 1, 2020 and will be in place Continue reading

Published on Friday, October 18, 2019

How To Have The Greenest Lawn On The Block

Have you ever walked past your neighbors house and admired their perfect green lawn? You might think to yourself "How do they do it?" and "Why can't my lawn look like that?". No longer do you need to feel green with envy because  Balboa Realty , a leader in  Orange County property management will help you improve Continue reading

Published on Monday, September 23, 2019

How Do Historic Trends Influence The Current Real Estate Market?

There are many questions that surround the ever changing real estate market and we are always trying to predict what will happen for buyers and sellers. Some questions that might have crossed your mind are, "what is going on in the market and what does it mean for me?" "We've all heard the mumble of a recession coming, what does... Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Current Newport Beach Real Estate Market Trends

If you're involved in the  Orange County real estate market or are interested in getting involved in the local real estate market it's important to stay up to date about everything going on.  Balboa Realty is here to break it down and provide you the most important and helpful real estate information. Let's chat about the current Continue reading

Published on Friday, August 9, 2019

The Importance of 60 Day Non-Renewal For Tenants

When a tenant is approaching the end of their lease and the topic of lease renewal comes up, it can often be a little awkward. Balboa Realty can step in and take care of it so you don't have to. Although some people may think so, renewals are not in fact automatic, and in our opinion shouldn't be. When it comes to all things  Orange County property management Continue reading

Published on Monday, July 22, 2019

What's The Difference Between Pre Qualification and Pre Approval When Buying A Home?

When the time is right and you are getting ready to buy a new home, you'll be faced with the options of getting prequalified or preapproved for a home loan. Both prequalificaiton and preapproval are helpful steps in the beginning of the home buying process, and have to do with financing your home with a mortgage. Let's dive deeper into Continue reading

Published on Friday, May 24, 2019

Top 10 Reasons To Choose Balboa Realty

  1. Reputation Balboa Realty has been serving its owner and guests since 2007 and has maintained a sterling reputation among its followers. 2. Experience The owners of the business collectively have over 50 years of experience in the property management field. We are both hospitality and real estate experts giving us an unrivaled depth of knowledge Continue reading

Published on Monday, April 29, 2019

3 Reasons Why You'll Want to Sell Your Home This Spring or Summer

Spring kicks off prime selling season for homes. As the cold and gloomy winter weather eases up and the sun shines brightly in Orange County, people are extra excited to at the prospect of buying a new home. Don’t take our word for it, let the statistics speak for themselves. The National Association of Realtors states that the four heaviest home... Continue reading

Published on Friday, April 19, 2019

Balboa Realty's Orange County Property Management Services Saves You Time & Money

Have you ever asked yourself, "What is my time worth"? Managing a property undoubtedly takes a lot of time and expertise and  Balboa Realty offers the perfect solution for homeowners. Our local Orange County property management team handle the stress and hassle of managing a property, tenant relations and maintenance issues, so you don Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 29, 2019

Let's Chat About The 2019 Orange County Real Estate Forecast

Overall there is a feeling that the hot real estate market is starting to cool. While that may be true for many parts of the United States, the Orange County market might be signally a slightly different response. Balboa Realty, a leader in Orange County real estate and property management breaks down the Orange County real estate market.  Interested in buying or selling a home in Orange County Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 15, 2019

8 DIY Holiday Home Decorations

The holly jolly season is upon us and one of the best ways to embrace the festivities is to decorate your home. Take a peak at our 8 holiday home decoration ideas and see which ones will work in your primary house or your vacation house. You can opt to turn your home into a full fledged snowglobe or just pick a few for a fun holiday accent. Balboa Realty Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 7, 2018

3 Important Questions to Ask After The Home Inspection

The entire process of buying a house can cause enough stress give you a full blown panic attack, so it's best to fully prepare yourself from start to finish. Once you find a home you're ready to buy, a house inspection must be done by a 3rd party. After the inspection has been completed, you will inevitably be faced with a rather large... Continue reading

Published on Friday, November 23, 2018

What Does a Property Management Company Actually Do?

If you currently own an income property or are thinking about buying a second home to rent out, you'll want to pay close attention. Balboa Realty, a leader in  Orange County property management is about to become your best friend and save you from all of the headaches or potential stress of managing your own property. A property management company Continue reading

Published on Friday, November 16, 2018

Identity Theft & Fraud Alerts

The next time you order checks, have only your initials (instead of your first name) and last name put on them. If someone takes your check book they will not know if you sign your checks with just your initials or your first name, but your bank will know how you sign your checks. Put your work phone number on your checks instead of your home phone. Continue reading

Published on Friday, November 9, 2018

How to Buy a House When You're Under 30 Years Old

When you're in your 20's, you might not even consider the possibilty of being able to  buy a house in Orange County . Whether it's becase people have told you you can't, or you don't feel like you are able to,  Balboa Realty is here to let you know that buying a home in your 20's is indeed a possibilty. Our trust  Continue reading

Published on Friday, October 26, 2018

Spice Up Your Fall With Pumpkin Home Decorations

The fall season is upon us and we're ready to embrace it! The summer vacation crowds have left and the Newport Beach is known as the best kept fall secret. Step up your fall decoration game with our unique pumpkin ideas...we have pumpkin ideas for everyone!  Are you interested in buying a house in Orange County or looking for a long term rental in Orange County Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Are You in Compliance with the California Franchise Tax Board?

The state of California has implemented a tax law that has been effective since Janurary 1, 2010. This might be overwhelming and confusing so we're here to break it down for you and make your life a little less stressful.  Balboa Realty , your trusted  Orange County property management company is here to answer all of your questions Continue reading

Published on Friday, October 12, 2018

Bugs - Whose Problem Are They?

When that itsy bitsy spider comes down the waterspout or hangs over the baby’s crib, should we, as property managers or landlords, care? I conducted a random survey of property managers to find out what policies, if any, there are concerning insect and rodent issues. Surprisingly, no two are alike. However, there are common elements in most policies... Continue reading

Published on Friday, September 21, 2018

Find Student Housing in Newport Beach

At some point during your college life, you might consider moving out of the dorms and into a place off campus that's your own. You might be a Junior or Senior and have out grown the dorm life or you might be wanting to skip the dorm housing all together. Whatever your situation is, Balboa Realty is here to help you find the best off campus student... Continue reading

Published on Friday, September 14, 2018

So What is an Acceleration Clause in my Mortgage?

When going through the process of buying a new house, you will most likely need to apply for a home mortgage. In that mortgage, it's extremely common for there to be an acceleration clause in the agreement. It’s a good idea to thoroughly read everything in your mortgage terms and conditions and fully understand them, so to make sure you’re not in Continue reading

Published on Friday, August 31, 2018

Orange County Investment Rental Trends For 2018

It's quite common for conversations with family, friends and coworkers to arise about the  Orange County real estate market and more specifically, investment properties. There's no question that  Orange County vacation rental homes are a great investment idea, but it's always a good idea to do your research and ask all of your Continue reading

Published on Friday, August 17, 2018

How to make your home's exterior look good and increase the selling price

The prospect of selling your home in Orange County is exciting and there are many factors to take into consideration. Before people even walk into your home they will see the outside surroundings and undoubtedly, the curb appeal is important. Although we're told to never judge a book by it's cover, there is something to be said for how Continue reading

Published on Friday, August 10, 2018

How To Keep Your Pillows Fresh & Clean

It's said that an average person spends at least 1/3 of their lifetime in their bed, so knowing this, it would only make sense that you'd want your pillows to stay fresh and clean. Even if we jump into bed squeaky clean after a shower every night, overtime, it is inevitable that dust mites, dirt, dead skin, and of course some drool accumulates Continue reading

Published on Friday, August 3, 2018

Tips For Getting a Home Loan

Applying for a home mortgage is multi step process and you should only do so when you feel financially stable and confident that the time is right. Those mortgage payments will come every month and you want to make sure you can make those payments without feeling overly stressed or strapped for cash. Before you commit to a home mortgage, get all your Continue reading

Published on Friday, July 27, 2018

3 Important Home Security Tips

Once you’ve moved into your new house, after a well deserved celebration, there will be many things for you to do. You wouldn’t want anything to bring you down from your real estate cloud nine, so your home’s security should be a primary focus. Safe guarding your home with the proper security measures will keep all of your important possessions and Continue reading

Published on Friday, July 20, 2018

The Pros and Cons of an All Cash Offer

Offering an all cash deal when buying a new house certainly has its appeal. Theres no doubt in the sellers mind that you won’t actually have the money and your chances of the seller accepting your offer increases. As competition continues to heat up in the Orange County real estate market, all cash offers are becoming increasingly common. Even if you Continue reading

Published on Friday, June 29, 2018

3 Advantages of Renting Instead of Buying

Deciding whether you should buy or rent is a life choice many people face. This is a big decision and there are many factors to take into consideration. No need to start making that pros and cons list because Balboa Realty is here to help you figure out whether renting or buying is in your near future. You might be pleasantly surprised at how stress Continue reading

Published on Friday, June 15, 2018

Keeping a Paint Job in its Place

The condition of the paint or stain on your rentals can be your ambassador of curb appeal. Its appearance can say a lot about your properties.  And yet, you could be spending a healthy portion of your maintenance budget on a much too short re-coating cycle. Most property managers will agree that keeping a paint or stain film on exterior wood Continue reading

Published on Friday, June 1, 2018

Grow Your Own Herb Garden

Have you ever been curious about growing herbs in your own garden, but not quite sure where to start? We feel you - and that's why we've decide to make it even easier and provide tips on how to grow an herb garden indoors. Doing it indoors means you won't have to worry about the weather and you can manage everything from the comfort of your... Continue reading

Published on Friday, May 25, 2018

Don't Worry About Fixing Everything Before You Sell your Home

Before you get ready to put your home on the market and hang the “For Sale” sign outside, you might need to put a little work into your home to get it ready to be sold. As a general rule of thumb, it’s important to make sure that all of your home’s structure, interior systems and appliances are in good working condition and it’s necessary to fix any Continue reading

Published on Friday, May 18, 2018

Tenants In Transition

They were sold the dream of homeownership. And did the lenders and REALTORS® ever make it easy for them. You saw the ads: “Buy the home of your dreams with nothing down and an ‘introductory’ interest rate of only 1 percent,” “Bad credit? No problem. We can find a loan for you!”  Interested in buying a home in Orange County ?  Call Balboa Continue reading

Published on Friday, May 11, 2018

Get the Musty Smell Out of Your Home

When you return home after a long day the last thing you want is to be greeted by a wretched and gross smell. You can’t seem to put your finger on exactly what it smells like and what is causing the smell, but one thing is for sure…it sure doesn’t smell good. This common issue is known as the “old house smell” and is usually described as musty. Instead... Continue reading

Published on Friday, April 27, 2018

How to Quickly Save Up For a Home

Whether you are interested in being a first time homeowner or a current homeowner who wants to purchase another home, Balboa Realty has tips on how to buy a home sooner than later. The key is to decrease your spending and increase your savings. You then can funnel this extra savings into a specific fund for your future home's down payment. Continue reading

Published on Thursday, April 19, 2018

Selling Rental Houses to Tenants

In the business of managing single-family homes occasionally a tenant will inquire about the purchase of the home that they are renting. This situation presents an opportunity for us to supplement our income from sales commissions and should be considered as a potential benefit to being in the management business. Over the years... Continue reading

Published on Friday, April 6, 2018

Find Long Term Housing Options in Newport Beach

Balboa Realty , a leader in Orange County executive and student housing , offers a wide inventory of over 35 long term rentals in Newport Beach. Whether you're searching for long term rental or a shorter term lease, there are plenty of great options. We offer rentals that are available month to month, 6 months, and 9 months.   Balboa Realty Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 30, 2018

Freshen Up Your Home With New Paint Ideas

Hello Spring! This is the perfect time of year to take a good look around your home and figure out how you can give your home a style upgrade. There are so many ways to dress your house up and add a little something extra just by getting out a few cans of paint and a paintbrush. You might have your eye on your walls or you maybe you want to refurbish Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 23, 2018

Building Trust as Property Managers

Building trust is an important part of growing a prop­erty management company. This applies to having a trusting relationship with employees, owners and tenants. How do you build trust? What are the steps involved in building trust? My mind goes back to this past summer when I had decided that "Toys are good." I was going to Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 16, 2018

How To Create a Gallery Wall

Gallery walls are all the rage right now in the interior design world. They look amazing and become one of the focal points of the room they are hung in. Although many people want to create them in their own homes, the whole process can be very overwhelming and make you feel like you don't even know where to begin.  Balboa Realty , a leader in Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 9, 2018

Put These Items Away During an Open House

When you decide to sell your home, hosting open houses is part of the process. This is one of the best ways for prospective buyers to get a real feel for your home and see if it is a good fit for them. Some people even make offers on the spot! Hundreds of strangers will be coming into your home and looking in every nook and cranny so it's important... Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Important Tax Tips For All Home Owners

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 Continue reading

Published on Friday, February 23, 2018

Clean The Hidden Germ Ridden Items In Your Home

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 Continue reading

Published on Friday, February 16, 2018

How to Find a Rental Without Any Rental History

Nothing is impossible. For all you first time renters believe this to be true. When landlords or property management companies are considering an application to find the perfect tenant there are many factors to consider. Providing proof of rental history is often the best way for landlords to see what kind of tenant you were in the past. This allows Continue reading

Published on Friday, February 2, 2018

A Property Management Company For Every Type of Owner

When it comes to Property Management, Balboa Realty understands that there isn't a one size fits all philosophy. We are aware that what works for one owner might not work for another. Our team of property management experts take more of a case by case, owner by owner strategy. Owners have different levels of involvement and overall goals Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 26, 2018

How to Move During Bad Weather

The new year is here and it calls for a new fresh start in many aspects of your life. For many, it’s time to move out of your current place and into a new one. Moving day is super exciting but if anything goes wrong it can become super stressful. Unfortunately, we cannot control the weather no matter how many rain dances we do so the best we can do Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 12, 2018

Home To Do's During The Winter

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... Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 5, 2018

The 2018 Real Estate Forecast

Start 2018 out right and get involved in the real estate market. If you've been thinking about selling your current home or buying a new one, it's always good to know what to expect in the coming year. 2018 is predicted to be the year for timing. As real estate markets continue to rise on average, both buyers and sellers will have Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 29, 2017

How to Prepare Your Patio for Winter

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  Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 22, 2017

How To Keep Your Carpet Clean

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 Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Tips on Selling Your Home During The Holidays

The holiday season is extremely busy for most people, but that doesn't mean you still can't sell your home during this time. The holidays can actually become a hot time to sell your home. Even though the holiday season is filled with holiday get togethers, Christmas shopping, school parties and so much more, it can actually be advantageous... Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 15, 2017

3 Holiday Party Planning Tips

It's that festive time of year again and many of us will be preparing to throw the best holiday party ever. Whether it's a small get together with friends, a family Christmas Eve party, or a full on NYE bash, we've got you covered. During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, Balboa Realty's helpful tips can tame your stress... Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Ask These 4 Questions About Your New Rental

As you shop around for a new rental property, it's important to take your time and find the right one. Do your research and ask all the questions you need to so you can make an informed decision. Before you sign on the dotted line and committ to a lease there are some important things you'll want to know. Your new landlord will appreicate Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 8, 2017

What Are Raised Foundations & Concrete Footings?

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... Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Avoid These 4 Mistakes When Planning a Move

Buying a new home means big and exciting changes are headed your way. This means you will have to sell your current home if you own it, find a new home to move into and transfer all of your belongings. Balboa Realty, the leaders in Orange County property management and real estate know how to keep the process of moving running smooth. Eliminate the Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 1, 2017

Water Damage - Your Home's Worst Enemy

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 Continue reading

Published on Thursday, November 30, 2017

Improve Your Credit Score & Buy A Home

Everyone talks about having good credit score, but is it really that important? In short, yes, having a good credit score makes life in general a heck of a lot easier. When it comes to buying a new house, having a credit score that is in the higher range will make the entire process easier and cheaper. People with high credit score will have access Continue reading

Published on Friday, November 24, 2017

How To Waterproof Your Home & Basement

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 Continue reading

Published on Friday, November 17, 2017

Stepping Away From the Edge: NARPM Changed My Life

Written by: Karl Jennings, Jr There is no question—joining NARPM® has changed the way I do business for the better. About four years ago, my broker came in and informed me he was purchasing about 125 more property management accounts to add to the 50 he already managed. He has always managed the original 50 himself. After three months, he gave Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

3 Negotiation Tactics To Avoid When Buying a Home

After you've found the house of your dreams, making an offer is the next step in the process of buying a home. You want to create an honest and positive relationship with the owner and agent of the home if you're serious about buying it, and it's not worth it to get on their bad side. Don't make these common three mistakes Continue reading

Published on Friday, November 10, 2017

Fun Things To Do in Newport Beach

Newport Beach draws fans and tourists from all over the world. The perfect sunny weather, relaxed beach vibes and panoramic ocean views call all beach goers. It's no question that Newport Beach is known for it's long sandy coastline, but it offers so much more in addition to beautiful beach days. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage... Continue reading

Published on Friday, November 10, 2017

Warm Your Home With a New Fireplace

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 Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Recycling Rules & Regulations in Newport Beach

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 Continue reading

Published on Thursday, November 2, 2017

4 Important Traits of an All Star Property Management Company

When you are searching for the right Orange County property management company it can be hard to know what to look for exactly. Start by finding a property management company with a team of people who posses commendable traits and values. Enter Balboa Realty . We are the leaders in Orange County Property Management  based on professionalism, Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, November 1, 2017

5 Rules to Keep All Roommates Happy

After moving into a new apartment, condo, or any type of home rental, it's important to talk about a few rules with your new roommates. Establishing these roommate rules up front will keep everyone on the same page and help keep the peace. Your home should be your place of comfort and solace, and having rules will ensure there's less Continue reading

Published on Friday, October 27, 2017

What is the Difference Between Conforming Loans Nonconforming Loans

If buying a house is in your near or even distant future, you'll want to consider different mortgage options. Two of the most popular home loans are known as conforming loans and nonconforming loans so finding the one that works best for you and your lifestyle is key. Balboa Realty breaks down the differences of these types of mortgages. Purchasing... Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

3 Reasons To Buy A Fixer Upper

As you start the home buying process there are many different types of homes you have to pick from. Many of the shows on TV such as Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop are super popular and have inspired people to want to fix up a run down home themselves. Doing a home renovation takes a lot of time, commitment and patience, but the rewards can be priceless Continue reading

Published on Friday, October 20, 2017

DIY Halloween Home Decorations

Halloween is just around the corner so it's time to get your house totally spookified. Get all the feels of fall with easy and cheap decorations. We have a bunch of cozy crafts and decoration ideas to get your home ready for the autumn season.  Balboa Realty , the leaders in  Orange County property management will help you get in the Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pro Packing Tips - Declutter Your Home Before Moving

Packing up all of your items and moving from one house, apartment, or place to another is a huge undertaking, but there is a tremedous benefit that you should take advantage of. Think of moving as a perfect opportunity to declutter all of your stuff and reorganize your home. You know what they say "out with the old, in with the new". Clothes Continue reading

Published on Friday, October 13, 2017

How To Pay Off Your Mortgage...Quickly!

After making the huge life decision of purchasing a home, you’ll want to throw a party and celebrate. You’ve paid the down payment, home insurance, home inspection, and all of the closing costs and this certainly is an exciting accomplishment. A new home is undoubtedly a reason to pop the champagne, but before you decide to kick back, relax and put Continue reading

Published on Thursday, October 12, 2017

How To Pick an Orange County Property Management Company

When there are multiple property management companies vying for your attention, how do you choose the right one? Whenever you are making a business or life changing decision, it’s always important to do your research. Balboa Realty has more than 10 years of Property Management experience specifically serving Orange County. Our goal at Balboa Realty Continue reading

Published on Friday, October 6, 2017

How To Sell Your Home For Over Asking Price

Making the decision to put your home up for sale is a big decision and it's no secret that everyone hopes to receive BIG offers as well. Selling your home for over your original asking price is far from luck, and the  Orange County real estate experts, Balboa Realty , are here to offer your some tips. We've analyzed the tried and true methods Continue reading

Published on Thursday, October 5, 2017

5 Natural Tips To Make The Outdoor Bugs Go Away

When you're enjoying your time outside in your backyard, the last thing you want to deal with is pesky bugs flying in your face and biting your skin. With warm temperatures in Orange County for the majority of the year, bug problems are not just a summertime issues. Dousing yourself with DEET might do the trick, but using it could have harmful... Continue reading

Published on Friday, September 29, 2017

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

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 Continue reading

Published on Thursday, September 28, 2017

4 Times to Visit a Home Before You Buy It

The process of buying a new home can be long and tedious, but it's important to do your research so you know exactly what you're getting yourself into before you commit. When you find a home you really like and are interested in purchasing you not only want to look inside the home, but also take a look at the bigger picture. Think about Continue reading

Published on Friday, September 22, 2017

How Much Should I Put Down For a Down Payment on a House?

After you've found the house of your dreams, in order to make it your own, you'll be responsible for the down payment. This is the lump sum of money you will pay the seller up front. Yes it's true, putting 20% down of the home's selling price is a standard amount, but there's always exceptions to the rules. Don't let the stress Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Prepare & Prevent Your Home From Flooding

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 Continue reading

Published on Friday, September 15, 2017

How To Choose The Right Appliances For Your Home

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 Continue reading

Published on Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Best Time To Find a New Apartment

Maybe this is your first time looking for a rental or maybe you just haven't searched for a new one in a while. Either way, it's always exciting to settle into a new spot and to call a new place home. So, when is the best time to search for a new place to rent you ask? Balboa Realty is here to answer all of your rental questions and Continue reading

Published on Friday, September 8, 2017

Consider These 4 Things Before Buying a House

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... Continue reading

Published on Thursday, September 7, 2017

Use Eco Friendly Materials Inside Your Home

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 Continue reading

Published on Friday, September 1, 2017

The Coolest New Wallpaper Trends

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 Continue reading

Published on Thursday, August 31, 2017

4 Tips For Installing an Outdoor Shower

When the sun is out and the temperatures are warm, it’s often hard to go back inside. Maximize your time outside and create an outdoor oasis complete with an outdoor shower. You can start your day with a morning outdoor awakening, rinse off after playing at the beach, or end your day with a long relaxing outdoor shower. An outdoor shower is a perfect Continue reading

Published on Friday, August 25, 2017

What Exactly is a Lien?

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 Continue reading

Published on Thursday, August 24, 2017

4 Money Saving Landscaping Tips

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 Continue reading

Published on Friday, August 18, 2017

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

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 Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Natural Ways To Kill Weeds in Your Yard

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... Continue reading

Published on Monday, August 7, 2017

4 Quick & Smart Ways to Buy a House

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 Continue reading

Published on Friday, August 4, 2017

The 5 Biggest Bathroom Trends of the Year

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... Continue reading

Published on Friday, July 28, 2017

How To Estimate Your Home's Value

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... Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

4 Quick Summertime To Do's

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 ( Continue reading

Published on Friday, July 21, 2017

5 Helpful Packing Tip & Tricks

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 Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

What You Need To Buy For Your First Apartment

You’ve just signed the lease for your first apartment and you’re ready to move in. This new found independence is super exciting, but it can be overwhelming especially when it comes to buying all of your apartment supplies. To keep you sane and to help you figure out what to buy for your new home, try making two lists of items you need immediately and Continue reading

Published on Friday, July 14, 2017

How to Get a Bargain When Buying a House

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 Continue reading

Published on Thursday, July 13, 2017

What is a Home Mortgage?

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 Continue reading

Published on Friday, July 7, 2017

How to Start a Bidding War When Selling Your House

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 Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Stay Cool All Summer Long in Your Backyard

The summer days are heating up and it’s time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. If you’re not lucky enough to have a pool to dive into whenever you’re feeling warm, rest assured you will no longer feel left out. With these helpful tips from Balboa Realty, the Orange County property management experts, there’s no need to spend the Continue reading

Published on Friday, June 30, 2017

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

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 Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, June 28, 2017