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RECENT BLOG POSTS
The rumors are true, the number of new listings introduced to the Orange County real estate market have been increasing month-over-month. If this trend continues it is likely to harness home prices, and in the event of continued interest rate hikes, the effect may even cause OC home values to dec...
08/02/2013
Like most real estate markets across the country, the Orange County real estate market has been heating up with inventory staying low and prices going up. The first chart below is the number of new homes that have been listed every month since January. As you can see the trend has been upward wit...
07/10/2013
In the Orange County real estate market, and probably every other market in the world, it's common for sellers to think 2 very specific things when considering listing their home for sale:   1.         Their home is better or different than every other home; and 2.         Their home is worth mor...
06/26/2013
The graph and chart below were generated from statistics directly from the SOCAL MLS for all single family homes in Orange County. The bar graph represents the number of new home listings entering the market every month for the past 12 months. As can be seen, since December 2012 the number of hom...
05/02/2013
  Should I use a REALTOR when purchasing a brand new home? The answer is simple.....YES!       1. Builders are there to make a profit by selling one of their homes. They don't want you buying a house other than one in their community. So if their only concern is for you to purchase in one of thei...
04/16/2013
Below are some interesting charts complied from the Orange County MLS. Do these charts represent the trends of the beginning of the end of this Seller's market? We will have to wait a few more months to find out, however now is probably one of the best opportunities for Orange County homeowners t...
04/05/2013
This blog couldn't be more true. You really do get what you pay (or don't pay) for! Consumers should be paying much closer attention to the real estate professional they hire, and if the person you interview offers a discount or rebate, you should think twice. Just remember, if a real estate agen...
04/05/2013
"Let's just put it on the market and see what happens?" - Not a Selling Strategy   Every real estate professional has heard this sophisticated marketing technique from a seller or two.There are many reasons why this technique doesn't work, and will probably fetch less than market value. For a ful...
03/29/2013
Estimating property value per square foot seems to be a very common practice among consumers looking to sell homes in Orange County. Perhaps because it does make a certain amount of sense to those not in our industry, however there are too many flaws for this to be a reliable formula. For example...
03/21/2013
Many potential buyers, especially those with children, are very conscious of the school districts in the cities which they are considering to move. School districts and even specific schools can greatly affect the desirability of neighborhoods and communities, for certain buyers. Three websites w...
03/14/2013
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