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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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...

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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Things are different now. Remember when you filled out the purchase contract, there is that little box for the loan contingency and we would let the standard 17 days for loan approval just ride. You knew there would be no problem. The bank said sure and they meant it. It was something we didn't w...

By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
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Last week I blogged about rock Drummer Matt Sorum (Gund n' Roses, Velvet Revolver, etc.) visiting La Paz Intermediate School for career day.  I finally received a few photos of the event:   John Alesi and Matt Sorum Matt with La Paz Intermediate School Music Teacher, Dan Robbins Matt asking one o...

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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Short Sale Offer Process 1. Offer is submitted to short sale lender after being negotiated with seller.  Included in the offer are:           a.   Purchase agreement           b.  Pre-approval letter           c.   Proof of funds to close (if applicable)          d.   Credit scores   No offer sha...

By Rita Tayenaka, Broker/ Owner
(Coast to Canyon Real Estate)
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If you are thinking of doing something on the cheap Friday night- this Feb 27th , 2009 you can go to the Norman P Murray Community and Senior Center at 7 pm and catch  http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=norman+p+murray+community+center&ie=UTF8&cd=1&sll=33.60174,-117.650872&sspn=0.006295,0.006295...

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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This was on "Good Morning America" this morning. It is a tactic for home owners to use to slow down the foreclosure. California is what we call "nonjudicial state", so here a homeowner would have to file a lawsuit against whomever is foreclosing on them. This site is where you can read the report...

By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
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Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver and Mission Viejo by John Alesi, Mission Viejo REALTOR® Mission Viejo CA Real Estate So just what do these three things have in common? Stay tuned... Today was Career Day at one on our fine Mission Viejo Middle Schools, La Paz Intermediate. Along with the usual para...

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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The news media causes us a lot of stress. They make you believe that if you want to sell your house, you would have to give it away. Or that if your want to buy a house, the sellers should take any offer you give them. This is not true! You have decisions to make and the best thing is to investig...

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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I just got this on my FACEBOOK page from Thai Klam and it is one of the best sites I have seem for explaining the TAX CREDIT and answering questions. It is easy reading. http://www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com/2009/faq.php#18#18

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