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By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
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          That “things break down” is a truism as old as mankind—possibly preceding the invention of language itself. You can picture a furious caveman staring at the shattered remains of the wheel he’d just invented—after the first time it broke. Sooner or later, “things fall apart.”     When ar...

By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
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     Owning a home—whether in Costa Mesa, in California, or in any other state—is Americans’ most trusted way to build wealth. That’s the takeaway from Gallup’s poll, conducted this spring. It’s easy to agree with—but surprising for a number of reasons.      First off, the continuing bull stock m...

By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
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         Traditionally, April is a dependable month when Costa Mesa home sellers can expect a lively market—and if first reports from across the nation are any indication, the evidence points to a spring selling season that fits the pattern. Just before mid-month, a review by Realtor.com’s Econom...

By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
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        If Costa Mesa homeowners search the web for anything like “surprising things that decrease your home’s value,” they will be answered with literally millions of links. Some of the “surprises” are anything but. "An Outdated Bathroom,” for instance, is hardly surprising. Likewise, “Brightly-...

By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
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The artist who conceived and painted the opening scene in Disney’s masterpiece, Pinocchio, was an old-world perfectionist. The opening shot was to employ an imaginative technical breakthrough that made it appear that the audience was swooping down out of the night sky into Geppetto’s workshop. Th...

By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
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First-time homebuyers might not be aware of something veteran homeowners assume automatically: those advertised mortgage interest rates are not necessarily the rate that will be offered. To Costa Mesa consumers who usually assume that they are protected from false promises in ads, that can be pre...

By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
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Last week ended with such horrendous news in California that it was a blessed relief how in at least one narrow slice of the news—one of interest to Costa Mesa house hunters, among others—there was blessedly very little worrisome to report. Against the grim reality of how November 2018 was beginn...

By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
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  Downsizing has gotten a lot of attention as Baby Boomers—many of whom have become empty-nesters—discover that they don’t need the space, expense, and elbow grease required to keep up the family property. But there is a counter-trend that could well explain the popularity (and desirability) of m...

By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
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   Costa Mesa home buyers and the home sellers will have at least one thing in common—it has to do with that famous saying about misery loving company. Misery in all its forms is never welcome because miserable anything doesn’t lead to a lively real estate market. A miserable economy doesn’t help...

By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
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From the home sales analysts at Pulsenomics comes the latest findings on how home sellers are likely to fare if they decide to list their properties this autumn. Our Costa Mesa market is only one data point in national surveys like this one—but Pulsenomics has a history of accurately zeroing in o...

By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
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   Inflation has been barely noticeable for quite a while, but as Costa Mesa shoppers have begun to notice how it’s been creeping up lately. For Costa Mesa landlords, that triggers a subject that directly impacts the profitability of their real estate investment. Managing rent increases properly—...

By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
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 Buyers and sellers are more well-informed than ever before due to easy access to online Costa Mesa real estate sites (like mine—and BTW, thanks for stopping by!). Given the advent of constantly updated listing data and the abundance of accompanying commentary and analysis, it’s no surprise that ...

By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
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 It has been largely unchallenged since its debut in 2014: the list of nine elements that make up the “perfect” house. Originally formulated for a Houselogic feature by builder John Riha, the nine features that comprise an “ideal” house make a more meaningful list than most similar compilations. ...

By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
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 Especially when the market is moving briskly, selling your Costa Mesa home can put you up against a chicken-egg quandary. “Which came first?” is as unanswerable today as when we argued about in the second grade—yet when a key decision about selling your home depends on answering a similar puzzle...

By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
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On the Market now in Costa Mesa!

By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
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 New Homes in Westside Costa MesaStylish DetachedLive/Work PadsHUGE Sky Suites  BEFORE YOU PURCHASE A NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME, YOU MUST READ THIS  Ann Urias Offers Commission Rebates on New Construction Homes!Purchase any new construction home with an Ann Urias at any of the Participating communiti...

By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
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This may come as a disappointment, but Costa Mesa residents will have to learn the truth sooner or later, so here it is: Duke (he’s also Prince) Harry’s and his bride’s “new summer home” won’t be located here in Costa Mesa after all. For anyone who heard that they were headed our way, that could ...

By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
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 It isn’t exactly Christmas-in-May, but for some Costa Mesa consumers, a valuable present they weren’t expecting will show up this month. The surprise gift will arrive in the form of a boost to their all-important credit score. The newly minted credit scores could be improved by as much as 30 poi...

By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
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Particularly when the supply of homes for sale falls well below demand, house hunting can take more determination than usual. Since U.S. residential real estate markets have been long mired in exactly that lean-inventory situation—the accompanying publicity could discourage folks who’d otherwise ...

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