Category Archives: Explore Real Estate

Orange County Home Buyers Alert ~ Now is Your Best Time to Get Going

  The average rate on a 15-year fixed mortgage loan has fallen to its lowest level in decades. Freddie Mac said the rate for the refinancing option dropped to 3.54 percent from 3.66 percent, which is the lowest average rate since it … Continue reading

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Orange County CA Property Owners Should Avoid Foreclosure Through Short Sales

  Lenders/Banks are in the business of lending money and usually don’t want to own and manage residential real estate.  When a lender/bank takes a property back through foreclosure, it’s a lengthy and expensive process (banks lose money) and results in lender/bankers … Continue reading

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Top Reasons to Invest in Orange County CA Rental Properties

    Top reasons that now could be a good time to buy Orange County residential rental properties: 1.  Good prices for buyers  2.  Fewer home buyers and more renters are in the market these days.  3.  Rents have gone up and are expected … Continue reading

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Home Buyers Alert ~ Now is Your Best Time

  Home buyers have heard it before that “Now is Your Best Time”.  It’s a worthy message, and we’ll say it again … “Now is Your Best Time” … for home buying. So get organized for home buying, contact your experienced and professional mortgage … Continue reading

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Short Sale Offers Should be Made Uncomplicated for Lenders

TOP REASON that Short Sale offers should be uncomplicated for lender/lienholders: Lender/lienholders are decision makers on short sales and like to see uncomplicated and easy to approve contracts.   California has rules and forms for REALTORs® and real estate professionals to use for SHORT SALE transactions, … Continue reading

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Top 5 Laguna Beach Short Sale Listings

Laguna Beach is one of South Orange County’s most spectacular beach and Pacific ocean-oriented communities. Laguna Beach now has 34 short sale home listings according to the Southern California MLS, and average asking price for these properties is $1,360,000. 1.  … Continue reading

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Irvine Expects to be America’s Safest City Again This Year

  Irvine, California, is expected to keep its unofficial title as “America’s Safest City.”   Irvine saw a drop of property and violent crime in 2010, according to the FBI’s preliminary Uniform Crime Report for 2010.    Irvine had the lowest overall crime … Continue reading

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Costa Mesa Real Estate – Preforeclosure, Trustee Auctions, REO Bank Owned and Equity Sellers

  Lender/lienholder results from trustee auction sales after foreclosure for Costa Mesa, California, homes are interesting. 7 Costa Mesa, CA, homes were taken back by lenders so far this month from May 1 to 21, 2011.  Lenders should get possession of these properties, clean them … Continue reading

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California Association of REALTORs(R) – Important Legislative Issues for Real Estate Professionals

  We returned last Saturday from the California Association of REALTORs® annual legislative day in Sacramento, which was followed up by business and board of director meetings. The “Realtor Party of California” theme is fun and an important part of our involvement.  Our group from … Continue reading

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East Costa Mesa Real Estate and Short Sales

  East Costa Mesa at South Orange County is a most sought after community for residential living and buying in the area. East Costa Mesa has 13 short sale home listings now on the MLS where the owners have no … Continue reading

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