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In the last few years you may have seen price declines in your neighborhood, depending on exactly when you bought and where you live.  For many of you, the tax assessor has reassessed the value of your home downward to reflect your home's decline in value.  When that happens, your property tax bi...
02/15/2012
What is this blog for if not to embarrass my wife with a Frankenstein-stitched "song" of love song quotes? Silly Love Song for Veronica Sont les mots qui vont tres bien ensemble (Tell her about it)   Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near? Heaven must have sent me an angel On the da...
02/14/2012
Orange County housing inventory very low, prices down slightly According to Dataquick, Orange County housing prices were down about 2% year over year (flat month over month) in December 2011.  This is nothing new.  We have been advising our clients about the relatively flat prices for a while now...
01/18/2012
President Obama on Friday signed a bill increasing the FHA loan limits nationally.  Here in Orange County that will raise the FHA loan limit to $729,750.  This will help those buyers buying or considering buying a home with a loan from $625,000 to $729,750.  Prior to this bill, no federally backe...
11/19/2011
UCLA Anderson Forecast on Orange County Housing The UCLA Anderson Forecast was released last week, projecting the economy in Orange County, California, and the Nation.  Here are some of the Orange County housing highlights with my comments on the numbers:   UCLA forecasts a 34.6% increase in Ora...
11/12/2011
Aliso Viejo walk score In L.A. Story, Steve Martin put it best when he said: "Walk? A walk in L.A.?" Let's face it, many of us don't buy a home in Southern California, let alone in Aliso Viejo because it is walkable.  We buy here because of the sunshine, jobs, schools, low rates of crime, and did...
08/05/2011
9 Richemont, Aliso Viejo CA 92656 is located in the Promenade tract. This 3 bedroom home for sale by Don Juan Avila Elementary School features 2,100 interior square feet, including a giant loft, and 4,600 square foot lot.  The front landscaping of this 3 bedroom home for sale by Don Juan Avila El...
06/29/2011
I like to read books.  That seems like a fairly innocuous statement, but I find today it's almost radical.  Nothing stops a conversation faster at a cocktail party than to start talking about books.  When I mention books, even some of my closest friends will take on an almost Lake Wobegon sort of...
06/22/2011
Million Dollar Listing Financing is Changing in Orange County, California My favorite real estate show is Million Dollar Listing.  Not only is it virtually in my backyard, the situations that arise on the show seem relatively more authentic than other real estate shows (I'm looking at you House H...
03/30/2011
When my wife and I met in college(!), she wrote in a dorm survey that her perfect date was a night of "old movies and dumb jokes."  Anyone who knows me knows that I don't know any clever jokes, so I was in 50% from the get-go. Our relationship developed watching old movies together. Eventually, w...
02/27/2011
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