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Early Holiday Shopping: The Best 9 Spots in OC

Who says holiday shopping can’t begin now? Whether you’re a planner or simply love to shop ‘til you drop, these nine spots offer gifts for everyone. Part of the fun of the holidays is giving. Orange County makes it easy to enjoy the season by combining gift-giving with festive fun. Check out o...

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Cozy OC Spots to Visit this Fall

Autumn is the perfect time to throw on a sweater, cozy up with a friend or partner, and venture out into the cooler weather. Fall is just the beginning of the snuggle season. However, that doesn’t mean it’s the end of fun. We’ve put together a great mix of cozy bars and restaurants around OC t...

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Trends That Mean Good Things for Buyers

Wondering about the latest market trends? Do they favor buyers or sellers? Read on to find out. As you may be aware, there is plenty of shifting happening in the current market. Mortgage rates are on the rise, which has created some budget challenges for homebuyers. However, there are a few trends ...

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Eliisa Stowell Achieves $12 Million Corona del Mar Sale

Applause to Eliisa Stowell of Stowell & Associates for her recent $12 million sale. This beach-close home, located at 3328 Ocean Boulevard in Corona del Mar, sold in an all-cash transaction. Stowell represented the buyers, who are past clients. This off-market transaction is unique in that Stowe...

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Top Whiskey Bars in OC for a Rainy Day

Welcome sweater weather in one of these top-notch OC whiskey bars. Whiskey and rain go together like candy canes and Christmas trees. There’s no better time to sip a glass of fine spirits than a drab, drizzly day. Not that we have many in Orange County, of course — but you’ll be prepared when ...

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Spyro Kemble Featured in Riviera Magazine

We are thrilled to announce that our very own Spyro Kemble is featured in November’s Modern Man issue of Riviera magazine — looking dapper as always, we might add. And of course, who could forget about Habibi’s scene-stealing appearance? Not bad for Spyro’s loyal canine sidekick! Spy...

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Owning a Home: Top Non-Financial Benefits

Everyone knows why owning a home makes sense financially, especially compared to renting. But what about the less-talked-about benefits of homeownership? There are a plethora of reasons why owning a home is beneficial that have nothing to do with money or equity. But with mortgage rates so high, it...

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Kevin Kanda Achieves $19 Million Dolphin Terrace Sale

Congratulations to Kevin Kanda, who sold a brand new Corona del Mar trophy property overlooking Newport Harbor. This property, located at 1201 Dolphin Terrace, sold for $19,130,000. Kevin Kanda represented the buyers and used his over three decades of real estate expertise to negotiate this successf...

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Home Buying: What is the Long-Term Benefit?

Have the current market conditions made you question whether you should buy a home this year? It might be time to think again. It’s no surprise that the cooling off of the housing market is causing uncertainty among home buyers. However, there is a significant long-term benefit of homeownership. ...

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Pumpkin Treats in OC That Beat Out PSLs

Sure, you like PSLs, but what else is there? Plenty in OC, it turns out. We know it’s tough to branch out from pumpkin spice lattes. Not to worry; we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for OC’s best treats that beat out those lattes.   Pumpkin Old Fashioned Sapphire · Laguna Beach This...

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