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The US Federal Reserve (the FED) during the week ending June 26, 2009, made no change in the FED funds rate, and mortgage rates were generally unchanged. According to the National Association of Realtors, existing US home sales in May 2009 rose 2.4% vs. April 2009.  That was the first time since ...
Newport Beach is a great place to be, especially to enjoy the sunshine, hiking, running and biking trails, and the beach too. Sometimes I see another person's nice localism post with photos that I enjoy and want to share.    Check out this article with photos about bike ride loop, Newport Beach, ...
Many of the condos we preview with customers and buyer clients here in Orange County are nice and priced well according to market.  So these well priced homes get lots of investor and buyer interest with competing offers. The median sold price of OC condo was down to $263,500 in May 2009, which i...
Has your REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST been kept up to date according to your wishes and intentions? Will your REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST protect your loved ones from losing their inheritance to divorces, lawsuits, creditors and government claims? Do you own a home or real property?  Does your LIVING TRUST ...
It's good news that CA homes median sold prices were up in May 2009, as compared to April and March 2009.  Sold prices are still down May 2009, as compared to same time last year, May 2008. This is because of buyer market rush to pick up the REO bank owned and distressed homes at lower price leve...
I like 1031 exchanges of properties and the ideas presented in the article ... Investors can go "Green" save "Green" with 1031 Exchanges  by William B. Hood. He reported that some property owners and corporations are using a 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchange strategy to divest themselves of environmenta...
We need and should welcome foreign investment of money and capital in business and real estate here in California and Orange County.  US IMMIGRATION THROUGH INVESTMENT ...  Under section 203(b)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. §1153(b)(5).  10,000 immigrant visas per year...
It's popular these days to support the concept that our US government provides help for homebuyers who want good loan rates on conforming limits of under $417K and for those needing jumbo rates on loans up to $729K. Last year's mortgage meltdown put an end to Wall Street securitizing jumbo loans ...
One of our buyer clients asked whether the for sale inventory of homes in their range at South Orange County is good, and that's an important question. Homebuyers here at Irvine and South Orange County, CA, simply don't have enough regular equity listings and REO homes to preview and buy.  Last y...
 Community with some of the most beautiful and pleasant weather, homes and beaches, in all of Southern California. Local Housing Market Report ~    May 2009 activity ~ seeing signs of improvement as compared to May 2008. Number of Homes listed for sale during May 2009 ~ 133 homes    Average list ...

Harrison K. Long

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