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5 Fall Landscaping Tips

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 Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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3 Smart Technologies for the Backyard

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... Continue reading

Published on Friday, June 9, 2017

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Get Started on Your Summer Home Maintenance

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 Continue reading

Published on Friday, May 19, 2017

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4 Tips for Making a Tiny Space Feel Big

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... Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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Make Eco-friendly Home Improvements

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... Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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How to Save Big on Home Renovations

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... Continue reading

Published on Friday, April 21, 2017

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Tips For Cleaning Your Gardening Tools

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 Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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5 Inexpensive Bathroom Makeover Tips

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 Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Spring Cleaning in Orange County

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 Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 24, 2017

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How to Create a Backyard of Your Dreams

Spring is fast approaching and many are excited to spend their free time relaxing in their backyard oasis. You don't need a massive backyard with lots of land to have the backyard you've always dreamed of. The most important thing is to first figure out how you want to make use of the space (little or big) that you have. Balboa Realty is Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 17, 2017

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4 Indoor Home Maintenance To Do's

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&# Continue reading

Published on Monday, February 6, 2017

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Save Money With Automated Home Technology

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 Continue reading

Published on Thursday, December 22, 2016

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Homeowner Tip: Keep Improving Your Landscape

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 Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 9, 2016