After our brief break last year from hotter than average winters with little to no rain, it seems we are headed right back into a dry period. With the end of winter upon us, and only one real storm that has come through earlier in the season, we can only hope water shortage doesn’t become an issue once again. Water issues set aside, this warmer weather starting already at the start of February means more tourism and an early start to the real estate season of buying and selling. Southern California’s warmer climate and notoriously beautiful landscapes, sunsets, and people all bring in a slew of home buyers looking to either move here or purchase a vacation home they can escape too when weather back home just isn’t cutting it.
One of the older towns around the area is Garden Grove, a beautiful city located not far from the beach but also priced well enough to not break the bank of some curious out of state families. So many people feel that you have to be a millionaire to living in Orange County. This isn’t true! There are plenty places that are reasonably priced like Garden Grove. While we encourage anyone to check out the area to see if its a good fit, we do have some advice for you to take with you while you search for homes.
Southern California has a million reasons why anyone should live here. That doesn’t mean it has no faults. Before making the leap into paradise, know that things you might face that are less than fun. Southern California is on a fault line making it prone to earthquakes. Luckily, most buildings are made to withstand some serious earthquakes. Just review what you should do if you get caught in one! The traffic is also horrendous. A lot of people have visited here and fell in love and never left. More people means more traffic. Once you figure out what time of the day to drive, this issue also becomes less of a problem. Finally, there are termites. When things get warm like they are now, termites tend to become more of a problem. We have heard reports of termites showing up in the Garden Grove area so if you are looking for homes in this area, make sure you know the signs! Luckily, there is an amazing natural termite exterminator in the area that seems to keep them from eating the houses out from under the residents in the area. In every instance where there are have been reports of termites swarming, these guys have been there to combat them without poisoning everyone in the area. They use natural and organic treatments that take care of the pests while keeping people and their respective pets safe.
So, while Southern California is amazing for so many reasons, be prepared for what few things that might bug you if you do decided to move here. Look out for signs of termites whether you are in Garden Grove or any other Orange County city. If you do see the signs, don’t hesitate to call these guys. The more they get out there, the smaller the termite issue will become.