ORGANIZING OUR IGNORANCE

“A good forecaster is not smarter than everyone else, he merely has his ignorance better organized”   How does one…

An Inspirational Biography – George Muller

George Muller: A Man Who Built Orphanages by Prayer “The children are dressed and ready for school. But there is…

Budgeting for Your Benefit

There are a million myths out there about budgets, making the word into somewhat of a “four-letter” category. But Budgeting…

Effects of the Corona Virus: Reasons to Sell in 2020

1. Fear in Buyers doesn’t help Seller’s Pocketbooks—-The Corona Virus is causing unusually high levels of fear! Like we haven’t…

We Need Your Help – to Celebrate our Community Servants

Every day there are individuals in our neighborhood who display great acts of love, putting their lives on the line…

What Every Homeowner Needs to Hear

An Interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist and Brian Buffini In the current climate, there is a lot…

15 Ways to Live a Better Life this Year

We have this list saved from many years ago, but its one that we love. We don’t know where it…

Buying or Selling During COVID-19: Here is What You Should Prepare For

Buying or Selling During COVID-19: Here is What You Should Prepare For Condensed content from Article by Cara Ameer (award…

Summary of Economist Christopher Thornberg’s Projections on Corona Virus and the U.S. Economy

Economist Christopher Thornburg, a founding partner with Beacon economics said the equation is simple “this isn’t fun and games“ he…

The State of the Real Estate Market: A Boiling Cauldron

What’s the State of the RE Market? It may NOT be what you think!   Two Voices: “The economic world…

Feels like the Apocalypse

But is it really? While this whole Corona Virus pandemic is unprecedented in modern times, instead of this marking the…

Buyer’s Coronavirus Protocol

Ron Arnold Team & Extra Steps We Are Taking  COVID-19 Protocol   A letter to our current & future buyers |…

Seller’s Coronavirus Protocol

Ron Arnold Team & Extra Steps We Are Taking  COVID-19 Protocol   A letter to our current & future sellers |…

Lessons we’ve learned from Corona Virus

The last couple weekends, I’ve been noticing some major changes in people’s perspectives. People are walking more, slowing down to…

What Fear Can Do To Us: from Twilight Zone’s “The Shelter”

What a crazy world we live in…..a month ago, who would have thought we’d be seeing the things we’re seeing….…

Real Estate Will Boom Once Threat is Gone – Fox Business News Apr. 6, 2020

Real estate will boom once coronavirus threat is gone — Go ahead, put your house on the market There is…

Real Estate has Now Been Categorized as an “Essential Service” – What Does That Mean?

Now that Real Estate has been officially classified as an “Essential Service” by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity…

Coronavirus, Earthquakes & the Book of Acts

God is in Control. On His Throne. Sovereign. While diseases are a natural result of our fallen, broken, world, God…

Ex-Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke on Coronavirus Disruptions

PUBLISHED WED, MAR 25 20208:54 AM by Matthew J. Belvedere@MATT_BELVEDEREVia CNBC KEY POINTS • Ex-Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said the…

A CPA gives us a Summary of the $2.2 Trillion Tax Stimulus CARES ACT — and what it means to YOU

On March 27th, 2020, the House passed an amended version of the Senate’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)…

Coronavirus and Christ from John Piper

Written by John Piper, Publ. Desiringgod.org It matters little what we think about the coronavirus. But it matters forever what…

Market Update Market Update with an Eye on Mortgage Rates

I wanted to provide some clarity on what is happening to the mortgage interest rate market that relates to the…

The Relationship Between Federal Funds Rate and Mortgage Interest Rate

News hit this week that the Federal funds rate was adjusted to 0%…. But what does that mean, actually?? What…

Wise words from Infectious Disease MD, Dr. Abdu Sharkawy, Toronto on COVID-19

Doctor Abdu Sharkawy, from Toronto is a leading specialist on infectious diseases. In response to the wake of global fear…

Coronavirus: 10 Things You Should Know Before You Panic

“Regardless of whether we classify the new coronavirus as a pandemic, it is a serious issue. In less than two…

The Effect of the Corona Virus on So. Cal. Housing

1. Health is our #1 concern. We are looking at every single activity we do in our business and are…

What’s Really Important in Life? Three Things: A Speech from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Now the thing about the length of life: after accepting ourselves and our tools, we must discover what we are…

Orange County Housing Market Update – FEB 2020

How to Grow Prolific, Large and Sweet Tomatoes

Through the “advertising” activities of my sweet wife, I have gotten a reputation for being quite the tomato farmer —…

You’ll Remember the Day

…When you first saw Mike Troutt play in person. Just like, if you were ever so lucky, to see Nolan…

Silence: Be Free Before God

  Start reading with 2 minutes of Silence, Stillness, and Centering before God  Scripture Reading: Mark 11:15 – 17 On…

Why do we find thanksgiving so satisfying, so deeply meaningful?

I think that most of have looked forward to Thanksgiving ever since we were kids. Yeah, it’s partly because of…

The Goal of God’s Love May Not Be What You Think It Is

A devotional by John Piper   Original Post October 14, 2000. Do people go to the Grand Canyon to increase their self-esteem?…

DO NOT BE ANXIOUS ABOUT THE NECESSITIES OF DAILY LIFE – A devotional from John Piper

DO NOT BE ANXIOUS ABOUT THE NECESSITIES OF DAILY LIFE A devotional by John Piper All These Things Will Be…

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF, FOR THIS IS THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS – A devotional from John Piper

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF, FOR THIS IS THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS A devotional by John Piper “Teacher, which…

STRIVE TO ENTER THROUGH THE NARROW DOOR – A devotional from John Piper

STRIVE TO ENTER THROUGH THE NARROW DOOR, FOR YOU ARE ALREADY IN THE KINGDOM’S POWER A devotional by John Piper…

THERE ARE TIMES WHEN PRIORITIES GET CRYSTALLIZED

Why do people, almost universally, run to their photo albums when fire is about to consume their home? Because when…

4th of July in Orange County

Wherever you are celebrating from this 4th, there are great community events happening! Check them out below: ALISO VIEJO ANAHEIM:  5-10K…

What to Know About Buying a Home Warranty

Shared from Consumer Reports May 24, 2019 Buying a home in 2019? As you consider how to protect your investment, here are…

Foundations: Paradoxical Commandments of Leadership

1· People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. I’ve learned that co-workers arid customers do not always respond…

How do you react to:

How do you respond to the words “introductions” “referrals” “networking” ? I shudder at the idea of networking; I don’t…

An Unexpected Surprise in the Real Estate Market

Well, something wild…and unexpected has happened in the last 6 weeks. After almost 8 months of a terrible Real Estate…

Freed!

No one ever deserved suffering less, yet received so much. The stamp of God on this perfect life is found…

When Home Isn’t First – The Story Behind the Ron Arnold Team

I thought I was small, but learned that I was large…I thought I was large, but learned that I was small…I…

11 Reasons Home Buyers might Consider Buying in 2019

1.Recent drop in Mortgage interest rates have given buyers a “new window of opportunity” How long do we have?…not sure.…

10 Factors That Could Make It Wiser to Sell (than not) in 2019

One of the most important passions of our hearts is to help people we know make good decisions. That’s been…

Holiday Activities in Orange County

We hope everyone is having a great Holiday Season with friends and family. Here are some great events in Orange…

What Christmas Means to Me

Almost 41 years ago to the day, I was sitting in the back row of a calculus class at USC,…

Why rubber bands used in your kitchen last longer – and other things you might not know

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. A crocodile cannot stick…

Something to Think About This Thanksgiving

Don’t you just love the “wisecrackers,” the clowns in our lives? I love humor and seeing the lighter side of…

Dealing with Financing

As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial…

4 Signs That You’re Ready to Buy

Let’s test your home-buying readiness level. If you can answer yes to all four of the characteristics of a person…

Winter Activities in and Around Brea

“California Dreaming” typically evokes images of driving along the coastline in a convertible, or a lazy summer’s day on the…

Why Parents Love the Brea School District

We like to think of Brea as a hidden gem in Orange County. The town has around 40 thousand residents…

5 Things to Do Before Moving Out of Your Home

Moving out is not as simple as just finding a new home, packing your things, and driving away. If you…

5 THINGS TO DO BEFORE SELLING YOUR HOME

You have just decided to sell your home. You are probably unsure of where to start, so here are some…

5 TIPS FOR BUYING A HOME

Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible. Get your…

DO YOU WANT A MAJOR LEAGUE AGENT OR A MINOR LEAGUE ROOKIE?

Ron Arnold’s second home is on the baseball field. As a Southern California native, he was born and raised in…

DON’T TAKE IT ON THE CHIN: GET PROTECTION FROM THE RON ARNOLD TEAM

Protection. You need it when you are making one of the biggest financial decisions of your life: buying or selling…

PREPARING TO SELL

Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of…

RELOCATING TO THE BIG CITY

Moving from a small town or suburb to a large city can be an intimidating proposition. Here are a few…

THINKING ABOUT SELLING? 4 EASY DIY PROJECTS THAT INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME

Have you ever tried to read one of those home improvement guide books? As you flip through, your emotions range…

TOP WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR HOME’S CURB APPEAL

“YOU NEVER GET A SECOND CHANCE TO MAKE A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION.” That phrase was written by Will Rogers (November…

WHAT TO EXPECT AT A REAL ESTATE CLOSING

So how do you feel about your CD? No, I’m not talking about any Certificates of Deposit you may have,…

Springing Into Action: Why Spring is a Great Time to Sell Your Home

Decision Made: We’re Moving! The tulips are blooming, the trees are budding, and the birds are building their first nests…

The Power of Teamwork: the Eclectic Ron Arnold Team

The Ron Arnold Team is comprised of a wonderful collection of fun-loving folks who have a passion for helping people,…