Villa Real Estate Blog

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7 Last-Minute Holiday Hosting Tips

7 Last-Minute Holiday Hosting Tips

The holidays are quickly approaching! With Halloween behind us, Thanksgiving in just two weeks, and Christmas just a few weeks after that, we all have plenty to do. And with all the parties and get-togethers with friends and family coming up, some of us are bound to end up hosting several times. That's definitely not a bad thing, but as the holiday season gets busier and busier, we sometimes find ourselves too low on time to plan out every single detail as far in advance as we would like. So, if you’ve ever found yourself panicking 30 minutes before guests arrive because your home is not quite the way you want it to be, these tips are for you.

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Design Trends for Fall 2018, According to the Experts

Design Trends for Fall 2018, According to the Experts

The first day of fall was this past Saturday, September 22. And with this change of seasons comes a change in both what we wear and how we decorate our homes. This fall, we are seeing the strengthening of existing trends as well as some shifting and new trends emerging. Here, we turn to design experts for their thoughts and advice on these trends:

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8 Houseplants You Will Rarely Have to Water

8 Houseplants You Will Rarely Have to Water

Every plant requires a certain amount of care, but not all of us have a green thumb. Some of us are more suited to plants that can put up with (or even prefer) a little neglect and maybe only need to be watered once every couple of weeks. We’ve rounded up 8 types of houseplants that look lovely, will add a nice touch of greenery to your home, and will also hold up well — even if watering tends to be the last thing on your mind. These are all houseplants, each ideally suited to rarely being watered and living in a set-and-forget environment.

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Neighborhood Knowledge: Michelle Linovitz

Neighborhood Knowledge: Michelle Linovitz

As a Corona del Mar resident and one of the area’s top real estate agents, Michelle Linovitz is an expert in the community and Cameo Shores, Cameo Highlands, Shorecliffs and Corona Highlands in particular. We asked Michelle to share some of her favorite local spots and what makes this Newport Beach community so special.

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