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Should You Leave When A Buyer Comes To See Your House? - 05/31/12 11:09 PM
SHOULD I LEAVE WHEN BUYERS COME TO LOOK AT MY HOUSE? One thing that homeowners often wonder and ask is, "should I be home or is it better for me to leave when buyers come to look at my house? When possible, I believe that it's best for you to leave when a buyer comes to look at your house. I also think that you should take your pets with you when you leave, and you may even consider finding a friend, neighbor or relative to care for your animals while your house is on the market. Here are my (4 comments)
How Can I Sell My Home Fast? - 05/31/12 10:53 PM
THE BEST WAY TO SELL A HOME QUICKLY AND FOR AS MUCH MONEY AS POSSIBLE One thing that's universal and every homeowner wants to know is, "how can I sell my house as fast as possible?". And, although everyone knows that the best way to sell a home quickly and for as much money as possible, is to get as many people looking at it, and competing for it, as you can, they don't always know how to make that happen. So, what should a homeowner do to get a quick home sale? Well, in addition to the tried and true (5 comments)
Why Cant I Buy That House If I Can Afford It? - 05/29/12 10:12 PM
IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT, WHY CAN'T YOU BUY ANY HOUSE YOU WANT? As a home buyer, it seems only logical that you could buy any house you want, as long as it is within the price range that you're qualified for. However, this is not always the case, and it appears to be a growing issue, one that has me continually answering the question, "If I can afford it, why can't I buy that house?". SOME SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HOMES ARE OFF LIMITS It seems that, especially at this time in history, there are numerous Southern California homes for sale that (2 comments)
Why Do Short Sales Take So Long? - 05/29/12 07:37 PM
THE NAME SHORT SALE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE PROCESS Why do short sales take so long? This is a question that I'm asked several times a week, every single week. Not only do I hear this question from home buyers and random people all the time, but I also then hear the same joke, "shouldn't they be called long sales instead?". While true and funny, obviously the name has nothing to do with the process, and there are many reasons why short sales (also called a short pay, which makes more sense) take so long to complete. 7 SHORT (2 comments)
I'm working with numerous buyers right now, some of which are the ideal home buyers, with more than 30% down, great credit scores, and they can close quickly. However, I can't tell you how many times I've heard the same question from each of them, which usually goes something like... "do they want to sell the house or not?" At times, it appears as though the homeowners, lenders or even the listing agents don't really care to sell the property based on their actions, or inaction, such as: No (3 comments)
What Is A Short Sale? - 05/24/12 10:40 AM
WHAT IS A SHORT SALE AND WHAT TAKES PLACE IN THE PROCESS? Short sales have been around a long time- certainly longer than the 16 years that I've been working in the real estate industry. However, they were relatively unheard of by the general public, and short sales were not widely used until the past several years. Because short sales were not always common, homeowners often ask me the question, "what is a short sale?". Although most have a general idea, many don't know exactly what takes place in the short sale process. A SHORT SALE IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO (2 comments)
Free Healthcare Clinic Opens In Yorba Linda CA - 05/23/12 06:00 PM
FREE HEALTHCARE FOR THOSE WITH NO HEALTH INSURANCE Yorba LindaVineyard Church recently opened a health care clinic, called the Health Resource Center, for those that need medical care, but have no health insurance coverage. This is something that has become crucial, as many families have discontinued their health insurance over the past several years. YORBA LINDA CA FREE HEALTHCARE CLINIC WILL CARE FOR THE ENTIRE PATIENT The Health Resource Center's web page states that this Yorba Linda free healthcare clinic will care for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each patient, and that they will have prayer ministries available. (0 comments)
Money Saving Kitchen Remodeling Ideas For Investors And Homeowners-Flip Tip #1 - 05/21/12 08:34 PM
Money Saving Kitchen Remodeling Ideas For Investors And Homeowners- Flip Tip #1 YOU DONT HAVE TO GO OVERBOARD TO HAVE A KITCHEN THAT WOWS BUYERS It's been said time and again that kitchens and baths sell homes, and that's because it's very true! However, whether you're a traditional homeowner just trying to update your home, or a real estate investor trying to flip a house fast, you don't have to go overboard on the finishes, to have a kitchen that wows buyers. STOP PAINTING CABINETS WHITE Nothing says "flip" faster than a coat of stark white paint on the kitchen cabinets, (4 comments)
April 2012 Southern California Real Estate Market Report - 05/20/12 04:31 PM
APRIL 2012 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT COULD IT BE THE END... OF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HOUSING CRISIS? The weather is not the only thing that's getting hot in Southern California! The Southern California real estate market is showing definite signs of recovery, with inventory continuing to drop, and the median home price and number of Southern California home sales inching upwards. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HOME PRICES CLIMB AS INVENTORY DRIES UP Home buyers appear to be feeling the heat, as they become more and more anxious to find a home. At a time of the year when new (2 comments)
Getting A "Discount" By Working With The Listing Agent - 05/17/12 11:38 AM
DO BUYERS GET A DISCOUNT WHEN THEY WORK WITH THE LISTING AGENT? The well written post below, by DC Realtor®, Candy Miles-Crocker, explains how laws and listing agreements work, and why it's unlikely that a buyer will receive a "discount" by working directly with the sellers agent. It's great information for everyone- buyers, sellers, and real estate agents, and I thank Candy for sharing it! Gina Lemos OCReal EstateAndLoans.com
Via Candy Miles-Crocker Realtor Real-Life Real Estate Training (Online Real Estate Training): In the past couple of days I have had a few conversations with listing agents who were confronted by potential buyers wanting (0 comments)
Southern California Real Estate Investment For Dummies - 05/16/12 04:43 PM
A TO Z REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT SERVICE FOR PROS AND NEWBIES Whether you're a seasoned real estate investor looking for an easier way to make money, or a newbie that's interested in learning how to flip houses in Southern California, our A to Z real estate investment service is the perfect fit. A PROVEN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT SYSTEM THAT PRODUCED MILLIONS IN PROFIT We are a team of highly skilled and experienced Southern California real estate, mortgage and construction professionals that successfully flipped houses for nearly a decade. We have a proven system of locating, purchasing, rehabbing and quickly selling Southern (2 comments)
Placentia Yorba Linda School District Receives 6 More CA Distinguished School Awards - 05/12/12 12:27 PM
6 PLACENTIA YORBA LINDA SCHOOLS NAMED AS CALIFORNIA DISTINGUISHED SCHOOLS The Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District just announced that an additional 6 schools in the district have been selected to receive the 2012 California Distinguished Schools awards: Brookhaven Elementary Rose Drive Elementary Sierra Vista Elementary Van Buren Elementary Wagner Elementary Woodsboro Elementary PYLUSD BOASTS 28 CALIFORNIA DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL AND NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON AWARDS As of today, the Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District has a total of 28 California Distinguished Schools or National Blue Ribbon Schools, and has received numerous accolades and recognition for other exceptional programs within this (0 comments)
IF THIS DOESN'T MAKE YOU SMILE HAVE SOMEONE CHECK YOUR PULSE OK, everybody needs to take 49 seconds out of their day and watch this hysterical video. If this doesn't make you smile, then you might want to have someone check your pulse ; ) I especially love it because I love kids, am a big Carrie Underwood fan, and it reminds me of how my own daughter used to ham it up and rock out when she was little. Aaaaah, memories! PLEASE GIVE THIS LITTLE YOUTUBE STAR POSITIVE FEEDBACK I have to say that (5 comments)
YORBA LINDA CA REAL ESTATE MARKET SHOWING SIGNS OF RECOVERY The Yorba Linda real estate market continued to show signs of recovery in April, as the number of active Yorba Linda real estate listings decreased for the 4th consecutive month in 2012, which is unusual at this time of year. During the same period, the amount of pending Yorba Linda real estate sales has steadily increased, and closed real estate sales in Yorba Linda have increased in 3 out of the 4 months. Other positive indications of (0 comments)
VILLA PARK REAL ESTATE MARKET SHOWS SIGNS OF STABILIZATION The Villa Park real estate market remained fairly consistent from March to April, with little movement in the amount of active Villa Park real estate listings, pending sales, and sold properties, month over month. This is to be expected at this point in time, and in an area such as Villa Park; Properties in Villa Park, California are well above average in price and most home buyers are searching for bargain properties right now. In addition, a large (2 comments)
SIGNS OF STABILIZATION IN THE PLACENTIA REAL ESTATE MARKET The Placentia real estate market is showing signs of stabilization and recovery, as the number of active real estate listings in Placentia, California decreased for the second, consecutive month, while the number of pending sales and closed real estate sales in Placentia increased month over month. And, although the decrease in available Placentia inventory is not staggering, it's still a positive sign, considering that there is typically an increase in homes and condos for sale at this time of (0 comments)
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS DECLINE FOR 4 STRAIGHT MONTHS IN TUSTIN CA The Tustin real estate market is showing some signs of improvement, as the number of active Tustin, California real estate listings decreased for the fourth consecutive month. Another statistic that provides hope of a Tustin real estate recovery is the decrease in the number of short sale properties for sale in Tustin, California. This number dropped sharply from the March real estate figures due to the fact that nearly 3 times more short sale listings went under contract (0 comments)
REAL ESTATE INVENTORY DOWN AND SALES UP FOR 4TH MONTH IN A ROW IN ORANGE CA The Orange real estate market appears to be trending along with many other, neighboring north Orange County communities, as active real estate listings in Orange, California dropped for the 4th consecutive month, and pending real estate sales and closed sales rose slightly. Available inventory of homes and condos for sale in Orange, California is extremely low, considering the size of the city of Orange, which has (2 comments)
NORTH TUSTIN CA REAL ESTATE MARKET HOLDING STEADY The North Tustin real estate market was basically stagnant from March to April, with active North Tustin real estate listings increasing slightly month over month, and pending North Tustin real estate sales dropping by an insignificant amount. The number of properties sold in North Tustin was also nearly unchanged, with an increase of only 2 sales over the March real estate sales figures. All in all, the North Tustin real estate market is holding its own, and hasn't displayed (2 comments)
ACTIVE REAL ESTATE LISTINGS DROP AGAIN IN FULLERTON CA The Fullerton real estate market continued to show signs of improvement and stabilization in April, as the number of active real estate listings in Fullerton dropped and the number of pending and closed real estate sales in Fullerton increased month over month. While the changes haven't been as drastic as those seen in other Orange County and Riverside County communities, it is a welcome shift from the over abundance of property for sale in Fullerton. In fact, the number (2 comments)
CORONA CA REAL ESTATE INVENTORY HAS PLUMMETED The Corona, California real estate market continues to move in an extremely positive direction; Available inventory of real estate listings in Corona has plummeted over the past several months, and stands at only 51.8% of what it was at the end of January. Pending real estate sales remain high in Corona, and have continued to increase incrementally month over month, throughout 2012. This is great news for an area that was once wrought with a high inventory of short sale and (0 comments)
INVENTORY OF HOMES FOR SALE REMAINS VERY LOW IN BREA CA Just as with many other, surrounding North Orange County communities, the Brea real estate market held steady and showed slight signs of improvement from March to April of 2012. The number of active listings, pending real estate sales and properties sold in Brea, California were nearly identical in April, as compared to the March 2012 figures. Inventory of real estate for sale in Brea remains very low, and standard real estate listings continued to dominate the number (0 comments)
April 2012 Anaheim Hills CA Real Estate Market Report - 05/03/12 10:05 AM
Anaheim Hills CA Real Estate Market Report For The Month Of April 2012 The information below pertains to zip codes 92807 & 92808 NEARLY 45% INCREASE IN REAL ESTATE SALES IN ANAHEIM HILLS CA The available inventory of real estate for sale in Anaheim Hills, California remained virtually unchanged from April 1st to May 1st of 2012, and is extremely low, especially for this time of year. Likewise, the number of pending Anaheim Hills real estate sales held steady. However, there was a drastic jump in the number of closed Anaheim Hills home sales month over month, with a nearly 45% (0 comments)
2012 Mothers Day Brunch In Yorba Linda CA - 05/01/12 10:01 AM
MOTHERS DAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH AT THE BLACK GOLD GOLF CLUB Mother's Day is only 2 weeks away, and if you're planning on spending the day out with your family, you'll definitely want to make reservations as soon as possible, as popular Orange County restaurants and other venues are booked quickly. If you're in North Orange County, or have family in the area, consider spending your Mother's Day at the beautiful and scenic Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda, California. MOTHERS DAY AT THE AWARD WINNING AND SCENIC YORBA LINDA CA GOLF COURSE The Black Gold Golf Club is set (0 comments)
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