Real Estate in South Orange County California

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I have a second home in the California Desert. Life here is much different than life in Orange County. The first thing you have to get used to is the quiet, then the heat! The town where my home is located, (Johnson Valley) has a population of 250 people! My back yard is open, unimproved land for...
09/24/2011
Whether you are new to the business or have been a Realtor for 32 years like me, at some point you are going to ask yourself, "should I continue in this business"? An easy question, but hard to answer. This is a tough business, and if you don't like it, you're probably not going to succeed. In ti...
05/20/2011
Here is the challange - Widest gap between the lowest and highest priced Current Active listings is a given Zip Code. You MUST live in the Zip code or you are cheating (hey, it's my challange - hehe)   In my zip code - 92679, the lowest priced listing is $44,000 The highest is $13,500,000 (yes, t...
03/30/2011
I've probably done a 1000 open houses over the 31+ years that I've been a Realtor. Recently I've been holding MY house open. Since it's my house, I'm able to hold it open longer than I would someone else's. This last weekend I held it open 8 hours each day. Saturday I had one person through and S...
03/14/2011
As we all know, the Fed has been buying Treasuries at the rate of $75 Billion Dollars a month as part of the stimulus package. As we also know, once that stops in June, there will be less money available for Mortgage Loans. Less supply = more demand. So, with April traditionally being the month f...
03/03/2011
In the last 30 days 49 homes have closed escrow in all of Rancho Santa Margarita. There are currently 327 homes listed as Active. That works out to 200 days of inventory or roughly 6.5 months (which is good from both a seller and buyer perspective) I wondered what the sweet spot was size wise. Qu...
02/23/2011
Ok, so this isn't very scientific but I got the results I expected. For zip 92679 (the southern tip of South Orange County, Calif). I looked up the number of closed escrows for Dec. of 2009, then each month for 2010, and finally for Jan. 2011. I wasn't going to figure out when each of these sold,...
02/06/2011
21661 Turtledove St. TRABUCO CANYON, CA Beautiful Large Home - Gated Community, Amazing View, Huge Master Retreat, , NO MELLO ROOS, Built in 1994 4BR/3+1BA Single Family House $759,000 Year Built 1994 Sq Footage 3,150 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 3 Car garage Lot Size ...
01/26/2011
Jan. 16th. 2011 Based on the number of closed sales over the last 30 days, it would take 7.8 months to sell all of the current listing in zip 92679 and only 5.26 months for 92688. When looking at larger homes, the inventory would last a little longer. For homes over 2500 SqFt. we are looking 8.6 ...
01/16/2011
Home prices on homes between 3000 and 3300 sqft. in the 92679 zip have gone up. For the time period from Nov. 1st. through Dec. 6th. 2009 vs 2010. The average price per square foot for homes in this size category was $231.38 in 2009. In 2010 that price per square foot rose to $259.55! That's a 12...
12/06/2010
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