Explore Mission Viejo, CA

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
Comments 6
New first time buyers have a difficult time with all the terms we throw at them. We get so use to dealing with the terms, they become everyday vocabulary to us but to them it is a foreign language. Step back some and remember when you were learning real estate, how many times you had to get the d...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
Comments 0
O.K. folks I an searching for buyers that are middle of the price range, have some cash for downpayment and good credit scores. Laterly and I mean the last 6 months, all my buyers are great people but I have to put a square peg into a small round hole. Buyer at the lower priced houses, lose to th...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
Comments 1
Just did a check on how the market in my area is doing. I work out of Mission Viejo, CA Population is over 95,000 Total Active on the market        4/19//09- - 205 detached houses.               5/19/09- - 189 detached houses. Short Sale Active        4/19/09- -63 out of 205                      ...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
Comments 0
Mission Viejo has a total of 317 houses For Sale right now. There are only 10 REOs in that total, this amazes me! It wasn't like that 4 months ago, even worse 6 months ago, so what happened? Everyone got out of all the bad loans and moved on or they were able to refi and stayed in their homes.  N...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
Comments 0
There is good news for Shops At Mission Viejo, "Farrells  Ice Cream Parlour" is COMING. This is good news for me too. I remember when my boys were ages 4 thru 10, that we had birthday parties there. Of course you over eat and stuff yourself. "Pigs Trough" was a family special that we all shared i...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
Comments 2
What a weekend, all good! Got time, well, took time for the family and Mother's Day! We have to remember we work but we live for our relationships with family and friends. Some live far away so talked to them on the phone, catching up on what's happening in other parts of the country. As long as ...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
Comments 0
Sellers that want to be buyers of a larger home should proceed with process now. They have an opportunity to buy a bigger and better house now than they did 2 or 3 years ago. This is the time they should be looking to upgrade to the larger home from their starter house. They need to take advantag...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
Comments 0
The move is on! There are buyers out there looking to purchase a home, this is good! It may be the summer rush or that consumers realize the prices are good. In the past week more inquires for what is on the market and what the prices are doing. Prospects are signing on my web site to do searches...

By Brent DeWitt
(Century 21 Superstars)
Comments 2
I am asked on a regular basis "What do I do now that I have my license?" I usually start droning on about databases or open houses and I get a similar response every time for the questioner, usually astute note taking and the focused attention on what I’m saying. This is a great question for my e...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
Comments 0
I have noticed that the lower priced detached homes are not going down in price in Mission Viejo or Lake Forest CA. In the last 2 months there have not been many REOs available which would of made the bottom line lower. We have within the 2 cities 542 houses total available today and only 23 of t...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
Comments 1
Well, O.C. Mission Viejo and communities surrounding it ,did it again. Home prices are up! Median price was up $15,000 in March since Jan 1, 2009 reaching $385,000 and the volume rose 46.3 percent from one year ago. Orange County Register is saying it may be setting up for the bottom but not yet....

By Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247
(TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team)
Comments 0
Once again I did not realize that as a Realtor I have been speaking in jargen.  Short Sales I know what that means but does anyone who is not in the industry have a good understanding of the meaning?  Short Sales are properties sold short of the amount due on the note.  The note could be held by ...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
Comments 3
Just did a check on how the market in my area is doing. I work out of Mission Viejo, CA Population is over 95,000 Total Active on the market        3/8/09- - 214 detached houses.               4/19/09- - 205 detached houses. Short Sale Active        3/8/09- -75 out of 214                         ...

By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
Comments 0
RE/MAX Homes & Estates Pre-Foreclosure Division 9241 Irvine Boulevard, Suite 150, Irvine, California 92618 (714) 588 -7676 ∙  www.ReMaxAnn.com   If you are in a situation where: •You lost your job •Your Medical Expenses are too high •Just went through/going through a divorce •You are behind on yo...

By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 18
Nothing particularly grand in the Tea Party in Mission Viejo. We didn't have 10s of 1000s of people and celebrities. But we did have our citizens...moms and dads and children and teens and grandparents and homeowners and store owners. While Ted Nugent was at the Alamo, we did get our local "Diamo...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
Comments 3
I have been keeping track of REOs in Mission Viejo and Lake Forest, CA and they are drying up. Nov. and Dec. there were 128 REOs sold. Jan. and Feb. 2009 there were 88 REOs sold. It is WOW! Now lets look at what is on the market for the same area in March and April. How about only 24 available an...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
Comments 2
Interest rates are at a 65 year low, below 5% and home owners are going to lenders to refinance. Banks are being deluged with applications. Marshall Boyd co-presdent of Southwest Bank Mortgage and founding managing partner of William Trew Real Estate Services says he has been though other refinan...

By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 3
I have had such a busy week! I'm so fortunate to be working in a field I love.I've been a real estate junkie most of my life. I grew up in Mission Viejo and moved there in 1966 (when I was 5). I have watched all the neighborhoods develop around us. When I moved in, Mission Viejo had a sign with t...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
Comments 3
I tell buyers to make a list of everything they have to have and do their best to get them all. Before house hunting, make a list of nine things you want in the new place. Then make a list of the nine things you don't want. I call this                              "NINE OF THIS AND NONE OF THAT"....

By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
Comments 2
Mission Viejo REO Market Moving At High Speed by John Alesi, Mission Viejo REALTOR® Mission Viejo CA Real Estate One of the challenges of successfully purchasing a REO/Bank Owned/Foreclosure home is getting your offer accepted in a timely manner. Because of the current low inventory of good REOs,...

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