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Orange County CA Home Selling Price Appreciation Moderates

Good news for home buyers is that Orange County price appreciation is no longer in white hot territory. Home sellers this year 2014 need to seriously consider the comps and what buyers are paying for homes. Our Orange County real … Continue reading

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How to Transfer Your Home’s Property Tax Basis to a Replacement Home at Orange County CA

  People who want to sell a house at Orange County and buy a replacement house ask us how they can protect and transfer their prior property tax basis. Ad valorem property taxes in California are primarily guided by what is set … Continue reading

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Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Letters from Some Lenders in California

As part of the "National Mortgage Settlement" reached during 2012, some lenders in California are in the process of determining whether to forgive balances on certain second mortgage loans.   In those very limited situations where borrowers qualify, a letter from … Continue reading

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Irvine CA Home Selling and Real Estate Trends

Irvine CA real estate has lack of sufficient inventory of homes for sale during this time to satisfy buyer demand. Irvine has 190 homes listed for sale on the MLS – as of today March 14, 2013. 238 Irvine homes … Continue reading

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Shady Canyon Luxury Homes at Irvine California

  Shady Canyon at Irvine has been prized for its exclusive estate homes and private golf course since start of development eleven years ago. Shady has about 400 homes or home sites – some of the most expensive properties in … Continue reading

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Shady Canyon at Irvine Luxury Homes

Shady Canyon at Irvine has been prized for its exclusive estate homes and private golf course since start of development eleven years ago. Shady has about 400 homes or home sites – some of the most expensive properties in Orange … Continue reading

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Big Drop in Distressed Homes for Sale Listings at Orange County CA

Orange County CA real estate has experienced a big and dramatic drop in number of distressed residential properties – both short sales and foreclosures – listed for sale.   Total Orange County distressed property listings, short sale and foreclosure listings, … Continue reading

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C.A.R. Launched New Tool to Help Home Buyers Bridge Down Payment Gap

  In an effort to provide California home buyers with up-to-date information about available home buyer assistance programs, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today (February 19, 2013) launched California Mortgage Resource Directory (http://mortgage.car.org), a powerful search tool that identifies current … Continue reading

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Newport Beach CA Home Selling Big Numbers to Cash Buyers

Newport Beach CA home owners sold lots of homes last year 2012 to all cash buyers.  Property sales were up and values improved. 1,075 Newport Beach homes sold last year during 2012 – an average of almost 90 homes sold per month. Average sold price of … Continue reading

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Top Things Orange County Home Sellers Should Consider for Listing Strategy

    Top Things for Orange County CA home sellers to consider prior to listing for sale. 1. Clean and uncluttered is key for your seller success. Buyers always like to see clean and uncluttered homes. 2. Staging for showing … Continue reading

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