Category Archives: Orange County real estate

Orange County CA Home Selling Markets Now Solid with Buyers

Jon Lansner at the Orange County Register reports about of local Orange County CA real estate markets.  I like his recent article – “Foundation builds for rebound in O.C. housing” – June 3, 2012, and here are some highlights: April 2012 was the busiest Orange County home buying … Continue reading

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Foreclosure Home Selling Market is on Hot Fire Pace at Orange County CA Real Estate

Foreclosure properties are selling so fast at Orange County CA that average selling time for REOs – after lenders buy the properties at trustee auctions and list for sale again – is 18 days. ?There are only 304 foreclosure REO … Continue reading

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California Property Tax & Mello-Roos Assessments – State Income Tax Filings Starting January 1, 2013

California government has money and budget challenges – and is expected to crack down next year – for tax year 2012 – on property tax payers who have been taking the entire amount they pay (including Mello-Roos and special assessments) as … Continue reading

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OC Home Buyer Demand Gets More Solid – Orange County CA Real Estate

Buyer demand is solid at Orange County CA real estate – and it should inspire seller confidence. Realtors and brokers resold 2,576 Orange County CA homes last month during March 2012 – with average sold price of $511,908. That’s sold … Continue reading

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Get Correct Value Information for your Orange County Property Tax Assessment and Appeals

Most Orange County CA homeowners paid their property tax installments as of December 12, 2011. Some people are not happy with their current assessed values, because distressed homes on the market selling and foreclosures have driven their property market value down.  Current … Continue reading

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Selling Decedent Estate Property at Orange County CA – Part One

  Experienced REALTORs® and real estate professionals in California who help trustees, decedent estate representatives, executors and administrators, to sell real property are familiar that good estate planning, including use of a REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST, transfer of property to such trusts, and why that’s important. When property in California is … Continue reading

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Orange County CA Home Buying Trends ~ August 2011

  Buyer demand for Orange County CA homes is changing with the market adjusting to new normal of after government tax incentives for home buyers (tax incentives ended last year). Active listings of Orange County CA homes for sale inventory was down this … Continue reading

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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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Big Canyon at Newport Beach Real Estate

Big Canyon at Newport Beach is a private gated residential community surrounding Big Canyon Country Club.  Big Canyon is located on the east side of Newport Beach back bay and has some of the most wanted golf-oriented and private real estate … 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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