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By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
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Body Sculpturing classes started 2 weeks ago after having 2 weeks off. The first week is hard but it gets better as we improve. In Casta del Sol we have an instructor that comes in and works us for an hour twice a week. We start each class with aerobics for warm up and then get into using weights...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
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Marketing your home: Your home will be shown to both investors and traditional buyers.  During this process, your property may be shown several times a day in the beginning and taper off from there. The goal is to get the highest and best offer in the shortest time possible.  Those viewing or cal...

By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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    A Birdseye View of Lake Mission Viejo Well the end of summer is here and another great day.  It is sunny here in Mission Viejo and slightly breezy the pool is at a perfect temperature and I have been swimming for a couple of hours.  Yes, I is absolutely great to be alive.  I hope you are all ...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
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Applications for new loans and refinancing have been on the rise. The experts don't want to declare that the market is recovering in Mission Viejo until we are several months into it. They do the same thing when we have a recession, they tell us after we are well into it. Freddie Mac, a governmen...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
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  A uniquely located community is the Andalusía homes with 5 models and a total of 400 homes built between 1979 and 1983. They are situated within the triangle that uncompress' Lake Mission Viejo.  The perimeter of the triangle measures 3.1 of a mile and is the favorite walking path of 100s of wa...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
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Taking a look at the Market for Mission Viejo. Somethings haven't changed from last year to this year except the prices. Prices are down 26% over all but there are less active listings. We are getting more "standard listings" then we had last year but the short sales went up and REOs went down. F...
The statistics for the last 4 weeks are very interesting: Mission Viejo shows alway as two Zip Codes in the 92691 area the median price dropped 18.8% and there were 51 sales which is down 7.3% in the past 4 weeks.  In the 92692 area of Mission Viejo the median price went down 19.19% while 67 prop...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
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LOCATION, LOCATION, In CASTA DEL SOL, MISSION VIEJO, CA! THIS HAS IT ALL, BACKS UP TO PARK FOR PRIVACY AND FANTASTIC VIEW in 55+ Community! SERENE Beautiful turnkey single story, ON ELEVATED LOT! Covered Patio! Open Floor Plan, FRENCH Doors To Atrium, Front Porch and Atrium W/tiled Floors, Home H...

By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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This is a harsh sign that the market is still going down in Orange County the State Board of Equalization reported on a dramatic down turn in a key variable for municipal tax collection. The total value of a property assessed by counties and the state fell 2.4 percent from the previous year.  The...

By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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Many neighborhoods are showing more sales, there are more pending sales and the inventory is getting low. Normally these signs would be strong indications that the market is improving.  What we actually are concerned about is the backlog of properties that are in default.  The foreclosures contin...

By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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If Moody's analyst is correct the 40% we have dropped means a great buy to the person who is entering the market.  There are many articles currently showing we are coming off the bottom in pricing.  For first time buyers or investers that would mean a lot of growth. The economist at the Moody's c...

By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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Freddie Mac has let us all know that pricing trends shows that the Pacific states had the strongest spring among the nine slices of the nation tracked.  Pacific home values based on Freddie Mac shows that there was a 3.2% increase in the second quarter of this year.  The national figuer was only ...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
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In Casta del Sol in Mission Viejo, CA on Thursday night September 3rd we will be taking a look back. Kip Isbell will be showing Rock n' Roll videos from the old Ed Sullivan show. Who can forget watching Elvis on the old tube TV. As we "Blast from the Past", there will be Salads Sensation, bread, ...

By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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With housing prices depressed as they are more people are qualified to be 1st time buyers.  Interest rates are still low and the question becomes buy or rent?  They are trying to make the right choice and they are worried. In some case the price of owning is the same or nearly the same as renting...

By Rita Tayenaka, Broker/ Owner
(Coast to Canyon Real Estate)
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If you have any interest in attending a great free program in Mission Viejo- you need to sign up now!  The city is sponsoring a Readers Festival on Saturday Sept 12 from 10-6 at the Norman P. Murrary Center and the library- you ask why am I telling you about this already- well the rooms are getti...

By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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It seems that very few realtors know that FHA financing can be used to purchase up to 4 units. Owner occupancy is required but the buyer can still buy the property with as little as a 3.5% down payment. Financing one and two units the minimum down payment is always 3.5%. With three and four units...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
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Lake Mission Viejo Association will be ending the summer with Family Fun Day. This event brings families together to work, play and compete in an afternoon of games and contests. Later there will be a fantastic family concert with MITCHEL MUSSO from the "Hannah Montana Show" followed by Fireworks...

By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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It takes a little over 1.1 months to sell a home in Lake Forest the shortest time in Orange County.  The difference is amazing it is about 20% faster than it was 2 weeks ago and better than 60% faster than a year ago.  The average home this past week was priced at a little over $546,000.  As my b...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
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If you have a house to sell, sell it before selecting a house to buy! I know right now this contingence will put sellers off. This will work if your home has been on the market for some time and you have lowered the price to sell it fast because sellers do not want to be tied to your sale. Unless...

By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
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Have you ever though about how much you need to retire from work?  Real Estate could make sense for a great retirement vehicle.  Lets look at what you can do.  If you can purchase a home at a low price and pay it off in 10 to 15 years or if you purchase the home cash.  In our area, each home will...

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