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Costa Mesa, CA Real Estate News

By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(Weichman Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
Why Advertising Won't Work As you prepare to sell your home, you'll probably consider the best way to advertise it.  Surprisingly, advertising doesn't work.  But marketing does, and there is a big difference.  An agent will be more involved in "marketing" your home, and here's why. A photo and description of your home's features, in a newspaper or magazine or online, is simply "advertising," and is not going to generate much interest.  A recent consumer survey conducted by the National Association of REALTORS® revealed that fewer than 5 percent of buyers found these ads helpful in selecting homes. While ads focus on a "product," marketing involves targeting consumers based on their lifestyle and the opportunities provided by what you are offering.  Real estate agents have a list of read...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
The Costa Mesa Real Estate report for July 28, 2008 is as follows: There are 372 homes currently for sale in Costa Mesa.  270 of these are single family (SFR) homes.  102 are condos. 107 homes are in escrow, conditionally sold. 83 are SFRs. 24 are condos. 37 homes have closed escrow in July.  3 homes were listed today. 5 home was put into escrow since our last post. 3 listings were cancelled, and two were put on hold today. Median Sold Price in July is $550,000. Average Sold Price in July is $577,765. For more information on Costa Mesa relocation, please visit Costa Mesa Real Estate.  For information on the value of a particular home please visit Costa Mesa Home Values.     Information deemed accurate and reliable but not guaranteed. Information from So Cal MLS.
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
The Costa Mesa Real Estate report for July 27, 2008 is as follows: There are 373 homes currently for sale in Costa Mesa.  271 of these are single family (SFR) homes.  102 are condos. 105 homes are in escrow, conditionally sold. 82 are SFRs. 23 are condos. 34 homes have closed escrow in July.  2 homes were listed today. 1 home was put into escrow since our last post. Median Sold Price in July is $545,000. Average Sold Price in July is $579,729. For more information on Costa Mesa relocation, please visit Costa Mesa Real Estate.  For information on the value of a particular home please visit Costa Mesa Home Values.     Information deemed accurate and reliable but not guaranteed. Information from So Cal MLS.
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
  Neighbors lined the streets, some sitting in lawn chairs, others balancing their bikes, some standing, some pushing strollers or clutching young childrens' hands, all chatting excitedly about the event about to start.   Friendly police officers, with plastic steer skulls decorating the front of their motorcycles urged spectators to step back moments before the event began. The Orange County Fair's Second Annual Cattle Drive through the streets of Costa Mesa was about to take place. This might seem like no big deal in many places in America.  However, Orange County has 3,000,000 people and Costa Mesa has over 100,000, and it has been decades since cows roaming around have been commonplace.   For the majority of those living in Costa Mesa, a cattle drive is an exciting, unusual event a...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
The Costa Mesa Real Estate report for July 26, 2008 is as follows: There are 374 homes currently for sale in Costa Mesa.  272 of these are single family (SFR) homes.  102 are condos. 105 homes are in escrow, conditionally sold. 82 are SFRs. 23 are condos. 33 homes have closed escrow in July.  1 home was listed today. 2 homes were put into escrow since our last post. 1 listings was put on hold today; one expired (the listing contract period ended before the home sold). Median Sold Price in July is $540,000. Average Sold Price in July is $577,448. For more information on Costa Mesa relocation, please visit Costa Mesa Real Estate.  For information on the value of a particular home please visit Costa Mesa Home Values.     Information deemed accurate and reliable but not guaranteed. Informat...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
The Costa Mesa Real Estate report for July 25, 2008 is as follows: There are 375 homes currently for sale in Costa Mesa.  273 of these are single family (SFR) homes.  102 are condos. 103 homes are in escrow, conditionally sold. 81 are SFRs. 22 are condos. 33 homes have closed escrow in July.  2 homes were listed today. 3 homes were put into escrow today. 2 listings were put on hold today; one was cancelled.  Two were withdrawn, and three homes expired (the listing contract period ended before the home sold). Median Sold Price in July is $540,000. Average Sold Price in July is $577,448. For more information on Costa Mesa relocation, please visit Costa Mesa Real Estate.  For information on the value of a particular home please visit Costa Mesa Home Values.     Information deemed accurate ...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
The Costa Mesa Real Estate report for July 24, 2008 is as follows: There are 377 homes currently for sale in Costa Mesa.  271 of these are single family (SFR) homes.  106 are condos. 103 homes are in escrow, conditionally sold. 82 are SFRs. 21 are condos. 31 homes have closed escrow in July.  4 homes were listed today. 6 homes were put into escrow today. 3 listings were put on hold today; two were cancelled. Median Sold Price in July is $540,000. Average Sold Price in July is $593,994. For more information on Costa Mesa relocation, please visit Costa Mesa Real Estate.  For information on the value of a particular home please visit Costa Mesa Home Values.     Information deemed accurate and reliable but not guaranteed. Information from So Cal MLS.
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
The Costa Mesa Real Estate report for July 23, 2008 is as follows: There are 380 homes currently for sale in Costa Mesa.  275 of these are single family (SFR) homes.  105 are condos. 103 homes are in escrow, conditionally sold. 81 are SFRs. 22 are condos. 28 homes have closed escrow in July.  3 homes were listed today. 5 homes were put into escrow today. 7 listings were put on hold today; one was cancelled. Median Sold Price in July is $527,500. Average Sold Price in July is $571,386. For more information on Costa Mesa relocation, please visit Costa Mesa Real Estate.  For information on the value of a particular home please visit Costa Mesa Home Values.     Information deemed accurate and reliable but not guaranteed. Information from So Cal MLS.
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
The Costa Mesa Real Estate report for July 22, 2008 is as follows: There are 378 homes currently for sale in Costa Mesa.  272 of these are single family (SFR) homes.  106 are condos. 104 homes are in escrow, conditionally sold. 81 are SFRs. 23 are condos. 26 homes have closed escrow in July.  7 homes were listed today. 4 homes were put into escrow today. 6 listings were put on hold today; one was cancelled. Median Sold Price in July is $545,000. Average Sold Price in July is $579,185. For more information on Costa Mesa relocation, please visit Costa Mesa Real Estate.  For information on the value of a particular home please visit Costa Mesa Home Values.     Information deemed accurate and reliable but not guaranteed. Information from So Cal MLS.
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
The Costa Mesa Real Estate report for July 21, 2008 is as follows: There are 374 homes currently for sale in Costa Mesa.  268 of these are single family (SFR) homes.  106 are condos. 102 homes are in escrow, conditionally sold. 81 are SFRs. 21 are condos. 25 homes have closed escrow in July.  6 homes were listed today. 4 homes were put into escrow today. 3 listings were put on hold today; one was cancelled, one listing was withdrawn from the market and 2 expired, meaning that they did not sell during the period of the listing agreement.  Median Sold Price in July is $540,000. Average Sold Price in July is $571,752. For more information on Costa Mesa relocation, please visit Costa Mesa Real Estate.  For information on the value of a particular home please visit Costa Mesa Home Values.   ...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Harper sprang up as the result of a few different factors. In 1891, a new railroad was completed.  It ran between Newport Beach and Santa Ana and had several large farms along the route.  A railroad station was built so that the farmers could load their cars.  The station was Thurin Station, which was just east of the intersection of Fairview and Newport Boulevard. However, Harper, a large farm just south of Thurin Station chose to build its own separate siding and loading platform.  More people began to move to Harper when a water distribution system was installed between 15th Street, 23rd Street, Newport Boulevard and Irvine Avenue in 1906.  The first year, more than 200 parcels of land were sold.  By 1908, there were so many people that Harper opened both its own school and its first...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
The Costa Mesa Real Estate report for July 20, 2008 is as follows: There are 374 homes currently for sale in Costa Mesa.  267 of these are single family (SFR) homes.  107 are condos. 102 homes are in escrow, conditionally sold. 81 are SFRs. 21 are condos. 21 homes have closed escrow in July.  1 homes was listed today. No homes were put into escrow today. One listing was put on hold today.  Median Sold Price in July is $485,000. Average Sold Price in July is $571,848. For more information on Costa Mesa relocation, please visit Costa Mesa Real Estate.  For information on the value of a particular home please visit Costa Mesa Home Values.     Information deemed accurate and reliable but not guaranteed. Information from So Cal MLS.  
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
The Costa Mesa Real Estate report for July 19, 2008 is as follows: There are 372 homes currently for sale in Costa Mesa.  267 of these are single family (SFR) homes.  105 are condos. 102 homes are in escrow, conditionally sold. 81 are SFRs. 21 are condos. As of July 19th, 20 homes have closed escrow in July.  3 homes were listed today. No homes were put into escrow today. One listing expired and one listing was cancelled today.  Median Sold Price in July is $492,500. Average Sold Price in July is $576,190. For more information on Costa Mesa relocation, please visit Costa Mesa Real Estate.  For information on the value of a particular home please visit Costa Mesa Home Values.     Information deemed accurate and reliable but not guaranteed. Information from So Cal MLS.
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
The Costa Mesa Real Estate report for July 18, 2008 is as follows: There are 369 homes currently for sale in Costa Mesa.  266 of these are single family (SFR) homes.  103are condos. 103 homes are in escrow, conditionally sold. 83 are SFRs. 20 are condos. 17 homes have closed escrow in July.  3 homes were listed today. 6 homes were put into escrow today. 3 home were put on hold today and one listing expired.  Median Sold Price in July is $585,000. Average Sold Price in July is $603,459. For more information on Costa Mesa relocation, please visit Costa Mesa Real Estate.  For information on the value of a particular home please visit Costa Mesa Home Values.     Information deemed accurate and reliable but not guaranteed. Information from So Cal MLS.  
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
The Costa Mesa Real Estate report for July 17, 2008 is as follows: There are 375 homes currently for sale in Costa Mesa.  271 of these are single family (SFR) homes.  104 are condos. 98 homes are in escrow, conditionally sold. 77 are SFRs. 21 are condos. 17 homes have closed escrow in July.  7 homes were listed today. 4 homes were put into escrow today. 3 listing were cancelled, 3 home were put on hold today and one listing expired.  Median Sold Price in July is $585,000. Average Sold Price in July is $603,459. For more information on Costa Mesa relocation, please visit Costa Mesa Real Estate.  For information on the value of a particular home please visit Costa Mesa Home Values.     Information deemed accurate and reliable but not guaranteed. Information from So Cal MLS.  
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
If you are looking to have a great time with family and friends, make sure to visit the Orange County Fair. The Orange County Fair runs this year from July 11, 2008 to August 3, 2008.  Tuesday-Friday Noon to Midnight Saturday & Sunday - 10am to Midnight. Closed on Mondays. Adults - $9; Seniors (60+) - $7;Children (6-12) - $5; Children 5 and under - free Click OC Fair Schedule for a calendar of events and special money saving promotions. If you have never been to the Orange County Fair, you are missing out on: Carnival rides on the midway Pony rides for the kids with photo ops for the parents Midway games Getting up close with farm animals Face painting and time with your family     There is always so much to do and so many memories to make.  Make sure you don't miss out on this year's O...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
The Costa Mesa Real Estate report for July 16, 2008 is as follows: There are 377 homes currently for sale in Costa Mesa.  272 of these are single family (SFR) homes.  105 are condos. 97 homes are in escrow, conditionally sold. 76 are SFRs. 21 are condos. 17 homes have closed escrow in July.  7 homes were listed today. 4 homes were put into escrow since our last report. 1 listing was cancelled, 1 home was put on hold today and one listing expired.  Median Sold Price in July is $585,000. Average Sold Price in July is $603,459. For more information on Costa Mesa relocation, please visit Costa Mesa Real Estate.  For information on the value of a particular home please visit Costa Mesa Home Values.     Information deemed accurate and reliable but not guaranteed. Information from So Cal MLS.
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
The Costa Mesa Real Estate report for July 15, 2008 is as follows: There are 372 homes currently for sale in Costa Mesa.  271 of these are single family (SFR) homes.  101 are condos. 97 homes are in escrow, conditionally sold. 74 are SFRs. 23 are condos. 1 homes has closed escrow since our last Real Estate Minute.  4 homes were listed today. 2 homes were put into escrow since our last report. 1 listing was cancelled, and 3 homes were put on hold today.  Median Sold Price in July is $585,000. Average Sold Price in July is $626,360. For more information on Costa Mesa relocation, please visit Costa Mesa Real Estate.  For information on the value of a particular home please visit Costa Mesa Home Values.     Information deemed accurate and reliable but not guaranteed. Information from So Cal...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
The Costa Mesa Real Estate report for July 14, 2008 is as follows: There are 372 homes currently for sale in Costa Mesa.  271 of these are single family (SFR) homes.  101 are condos. 98 homes are in escrow, conditionally sold. 75 are SFRs. 23 are condos. 0 homes have closed escrow since our last Real Estate Minute.  3 homes were listed today. 3 homes were put into escrow today.   Median Sold Price in July is $585,000. Average Sold Price in July is $606,814. For more information on Costa Mesa relocation, please visit Costa Mesa Real Estate.  For information on the value of a particular home please visit Costa Mesa Home Values.     Information deemed accurate and reliable but not guaranteed. Information from So Cal MLS.
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
The Costa Mesa Real Estate report for July 13, 2008 is as follows: There are 373 homes currently for sale in Costa Mesa.  272 of these are single family (SFR) homes.  101 are condos. 94 homes are in escrow, conditionally sold. 72 are SFRs. 22 are condos. 0 homes have closed escrow since our last Real Estate Minute.  1 homes was listed today. No homes were put into escrow today.   Median Sold Price in July is $585,000. Average Sold Price in July is $606,814. For more information on Costa Mesa relocation, please visit Costa Mesa Real Estate.  For information on the value of a particular home please visit Costa Mesa Home Values.     Information deemed accurate and reliable but not guaranteed. Information from So Cal MLS.
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