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 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)
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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,...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
Comments 2
I just wanted to share with you what I have been up to in regards to blogging. I started this year with my goal to make my presents on the internet know and to work on it 5 days a week. At first it took a lot of time and now it is easier. I do some work in the morning while I have my first cup of...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
Comments 0
Existing home sales went up in Feb 5.1% over Jan. sales. Buyers are taking advantage of the lower prices. Sales had been expected to be lower during this time. Annual rate of homes sold was now at 4.72 million for last month. It is the largest increase in slaes since 2003. Entre level home buyers...

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 city of Mission Viejo is located in the southern part of Orange County, CA, to the east of us is Saddleback Mountain and to the west (5 miles) is the Pacific Ocean. It has been named the safest city in the U.S.A. from 2005-2007 but in 2008 we fell to second place. Considered to be one of the ...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
Comments 0
Just to give you a web site to shop neighborhoods by cities like Mission Viejo or Lake Forest in CA. You get information on how many rentals or how many owners live there, income for the area, age of properties. This is information everyone needs to know when moving to a new area. http://www.qpmc...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
Comments 0
Buyers and sellers have a different view as to what the price should be. Sellers want to sell higher than buyers want to buy. The trick is getting the price to meet in the gap and all parties to the transaction to be happy in the end. Buyers are scared that they will over pay and that prices will...

By Linsey Ehle
(M Realty)
Comments 0
Today the microscope is on Mission Viejo. (BTW Dear Friends/Readers, if you find this number crunching downright boring - stay tuned. I always come back to the conversations that are much more fun than this! :) So many of the media numbers focus on Orange County performance, but real estate perf...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
Comments 0
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        2/8/09- - 216 detached houses.               3/8/09- - 214 detached houses. Short Sale Active        2/8/09- -75 out of 216                          ...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
Comments 2
We are finding in Orange County that the lower detached homes, priced under $250,000, are being pick up faster than in the last 2 years. Out of almost 7,000 properties available in that price, less than 325 of them are detached. The ones that are priced from $250,000 to $500,000 are the second ho...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
Comments 0
How do I sell my house? What do I do now? There are things that have to be done before putting the house on the market. Things like cleaning out the garage. Some of you may have an organized garage but the rest of us don't. A buyer goes though a  nice house then opens the door going from the hous...

By Valorie Stover, Realtor for Casta del Sol, Mission Viejo,CA, Active Adult Community!
(Casta del Sol Real Estate / HomeSmart Everygreen Realty)
Comments 1
I have been doing a lot of reading today. Looking at ways to save time and yet get all my networking done. I came across a site that lets you do one post to many sites. I mean post on Facebook, Linkedin, myspace, Twitter and many more, all from one post. I tried it and it worked! I did my post on...

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