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Two Owners Are Sold Same Home One At Auction and One a Short Sale - 09/27/10 11:05 AM
One West Bank has a big problem it sold two people the same home an ocean view property in San Clemente as a completed short sale and then sold it at a foreclosure auction there are two owners. Now two owners have title documents that show them as owners. OOPS! The couple that purchase the home through the regular process got notice of eviction from the ones that purchase the property at the auction. Now there is a legal action over the ownership of the property. There is a lot of finger pointing by One West Bank at the escrow company that closed (2 comments)
Dwelling Units and Businesses Study Laguna Niguel approves - 09/26/10 04:13 PM
Laguna Niguel approves a study for dwelling units and businesses at a cost of $86,000 for the Gateway district. The city council of Laguna Niguel is going to spend another $86,000 to continue a study of the proposed Bateway district for some 3,000 dwelling units and about 2.4 million square feet of office, retail and service-type purposes. The city counsultant has been studying the area for over three years. They want to be prepared for further development when the market turns. The location is between the I-5 and the 73 tollway for the future homes and businesses. It just seems to me a (0 comments)
Vote in March on Special Election San Clemente - 09/26/10 04:05 PM
San Clemente to vote in a special election on March 8th over the commercial development at North beach parking lot. The opponents of the Playa del Norte project gained enough signatures to cause the City Council to either rescind it July approvals of the project or schedule a referendum. They voted to hold and election, on a vote of 3-2 Tuesday. The project is to replace a North Beach parking lot an put in shops and restaurants. It would consist of nearly 49,000 square feet of restaurants shops, offices and public ocean view promenades on the city's North Beach. It is (4 comments)
Disbarred Loan Modification Attorney - 09/26/10 03:28 PM
Today is The Orange County Register there were two articles on loan modification attorney that was disbarred. Brian Colombana a Laguna Hills attorney admitted extensive misconduct that will result in his being disbarred according to the State Bar of California. He stipulated last week that he committed nine acts of misconduct. This attorney did not achieve a single loan modification with a single client. Can you imagine a bigger failure not one client got results but paid a fee for his incompetence. Many of the clients that Colombana was working for were in states where he was not licensed to practice (6 comments)
San Clemente Realtor Area Market Report - 9/26/2010 - 09/26/10 02:49 PM
This weeks market report for San Clemente and surrounding areas from Mission Viejo Realtor shows that Orange County Median Prices for the resale homes were up 6.0 percent, for new homes it is up 2.6 percent and for resale condos up 13.6 percent. The sales volume is down for resale homes 16.7 percent and down 5.6 percent on condos and down 12.5 percent for new homes. Mission Viejo Zip Code 92691 sales prices are down 6.3 percent and the sales volume is up 13.56 percent. Mission Viejo Zip Code 92692 sales prices are up 11.8 percent and the sales volume is down 19.0 percent. Aliso Viejo sales prices are down 2.0 percent and the sales volume is down 24.5 percent. Laguna Niguel sales prices are down 0.4 percent and the sales volume is up 1.2 percent. Rancho Santa (0 comments)
ReBlog for Extra POINTS!!!! It is the Highest Form of a Compliment to the Community!!!! - 09/26/10 01:49 AM
If you have had difficulty understing what the value of a reblog might be then it is necessary for you to read this blog. It outlines the reasons quite clearly. Via Mary Macy - Top Agents Atlanta Metro (Top Agents Atlanta Metro): As a newbie I did not understand Reblogging. I thought it was a form of copying someone's work. BOY, was I wrong. Reblogging is the biggest gift in Active Rain that I have found (ranks right up there with all of my new friends and business that I am getting from AR) I got up this morning to more comments on (7 comments)
Silent Film Star Marian Douglas Sold Her Home - 09/19/10 04:42 PM
Marian Douglas a silent film star sold herLaguna Beach home for $4.45 million. The house was was 1st listed in 2009 for $6.75 million and then again on the market at $4.99 million. This is a great place to live with luxury homes and celebrities homes in a quaint beach village. The home was on Coast Highway in south Laguna on an ocean front parcel. It was known as the "Old Ivy Cottage". The home was 3,000 square feet of living space on a half-acre. It had 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. The home was known for its flower gardens surrounding the home. (2 comments)
Recovery a Year Away UCI Professor Stated - 09/19/10 04:38 PM
Kerry Vandell pprofessor of finance and director of the UCI Center for Real Estate stated recovery is a year away according to The Orange County Register. Pprofessor Vandell indicated the the tax credit us to accelerate sales. He stated that the drop in number of sales was an expected outcome therefore it is not much of an issue. As I have been stating in blogs and comments the real issue is jobs. Valdell thinks the market will bounce around for a while with the market pretty much level. We cannot expect a rapid recovery. Because of the leveling of the market (4 comments)
This weeks market report for San Clemente and surrounding areas from Mission Viejo Realtor shows that Orange County Median Prices for the resale homes were up 6.0 percent, for new homes it is up 1.7 percent and for resale condos up 9.0 percent. The sales volume is down for resale homes 13.0 percent and up 5.3 percent on condos and down 2.1 percent for new homes. Mission Viejo Zip Code 92691 sales prices are down 6.3 percent and the sales volume is up 9.6 percent. Mission Viejo Zip Code 92692 sales prices are up 2.2 percent and the sales volume is down 16.9 percent. Aliso Viejo sales prices are down 3.8 percent and the sales volume is up 6.3 percent. Laguna Niguel sales prices are up 2.7 percent and the sales volume is up 6.0 percent. Rancho Santa (0 comments)
Five important lessons on how to treat people - 09/18/10 02:15 AM
Thank you for this blog it is so true. Some of us get lost in our problems and our work and forget where we are and how we effect others. Via Sharon Lee (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance): 1. First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady. During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student & had breezed through the questions until I read the LAST one "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?" Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several (10 comments)
The Market is Slow - 09/12/10 04:09 PM
Another piece of evidence of a Slow market is the report that Orange County is on track to have the fewest mortgages taken out in over a decade. Wow, that really is another piece of evidence of a slow market. We can see a slow down in the purchases but with interest rates so low I would have thought that we would have had people flocking to the refi market. Buyers I thought would have kept coming after the tax credit for the low interest rates and the low prices of homes. But they are not! What is causing the drop (4 comments)
Buyers Tax Credit Help or Harm - 09/12/10 03:58 PM
Today I read an article in the Orange County Register by Jonathan Lansner quoting Steve Thomas on this topic, was the buyers tax credit help or did it harm us. The article was "Tax credits did more harm tan good, some say" They show that the Federal Reserve's San Francisco regional summary on regional economic conditions that's done 8 times a year say that the West Coast housing market "weakened somewhat" over the summer. They went on to say in the Fed U.S. 12th District for their July report demand for housing "appeared to deteriorate somewhat". Steve Thomas was quoted as saying, (0 comments)
San Clemente Area Market Report - 9/12/2010 - 09/12/10 03:33 PM
This weeks market report for San Clemente and surrounding areas from Mission Viejo Realtor shows that Orange County Median Prices for the resale homes were up 5.0 percent, for new homes it is up 29.3 percent and for resale condos up 5.6 percent. The sales volume is down for resale homes 18.4 percent and down 12.0 percent on condos and down 25.2 percent for new homes. Mission Viejo Zip Code 92691 sales prices are up 6.0 percent and the sales volume is up 9.6 percent. Mission Viejo Zip Code 92692 sales prices are up 8.9 percent and the sales volume is down 30.7 percent. Aliso Viejo sales prices are down 5.8 percent and the sales volume is up 9.9 percent. Laguna Niguel sales prices are up 13.9 percent and the sales volume is down 8.8 percent. Rancho Santa Margarita sales (0 comments)
This weeks market report for San Clemente and surrounding areas from Mission Viejo Realtor shows that Orange County Median Prices for the resale homes were up 3.5 percent, for new homes it is up 35.7 percent and for resale condos up 5.3 percent. The sales volume is down for resale homes 17.4 percent and down 7.3 percent on condos and down 18.9 percent for new homes. Mission Viejo Zip Code 92691 sales prices are up 7.1 percent and the sales volume is up 7.8 percent. Mission Viejo Zip Code 92692 sales prices are up 7.9 percent and the sales volume is down 14.9 percent. Aliso Viejo sales prices are down 1.4 percent and the sales volume is up 6.6 percent. Laguna Niguel sales prices are up 11.0 percent and the sales volume is down 16.0 percent. Rancho (2 comments)
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