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Home buyers have heard it before that "Now is Your Best Time". It's a worthy message, and we'll say it again ... "Now is Your Best Time" ... for home buying. So get organized now for your home buying, contact your experienced and professional mortgage loan broker and get pre-qualified. With big government money pushed into the financial markets during the past three years, pressure is on the FED to control inflation. Long term and Mortgage loan rates are poised to go up from their historic lows. For a $417k conforming loan, when interest rates move up from 4.5% to 6% as (2 comments)
Motivation, Manipulation and Leadership - by Zig Ziglar - 06/29/11 09:26 PM
I like Zig Ziglar and share his article here with you. _____________________ "Motivation, Manipulation And Leadership" ~ By Zig Ziglar The word "motivation" is one that is often confused with "manipulation." Motivation occurs when you persuade someone to take an action in their own best interests. Things like people preparing their homework, accepting responsibility for their performance and finishing their education, are the result of motivation. Manipulation is persuading someone to take an action which is primarily for your benefit. Things like selling an inferior product at an inflated price or working people overtime with no extra pay are examples of (12 comments)
Laguna Beach at South Orange County has some of the most spectacular homes with ocean views ~ also some of the good short sale deals waiting for smart and patient buyers. 28 Laguna Beach homes are short sales now listed for sale, and average asking price for these is $1,479,000.
Top Buyer Deal ~ 1605 Tahiti - Mystic Hills ~ short sale ~ asking price of $999,990 ~ MLS # S646901 Top Buyer Deal ~ 781 Balboa ~ Portafina ~ asking price of $1,189,000 ~ short sale ~ MLS #P783959.
Top Buyer Deal ~ 22212 Rico Road ~ Coast Royal ~ short sale (0 comments)
ELVIS is expected to reappear this year with Pacific Symphony for the first of its summer concerts at Verizon Irvine Meadows Amphitheater on July 4, 2011. So get together with your friends and family and come on down for Pacific Symphony outdoor concert on July 4, 2011. ELVIS LIVES on and will be singing some of the great songs of his era. ~ "All Shook Up" ~ "Love me Tender" ~ "Blue Suede Shoes" ~ "It's now or never" ~ "Hound Dog" ~ "Don't be cruel" ~ "Heartbreak Hotel" ~ "Suspicious Minds" ~ "I just can't help believing" ~ "Are you lonesome tonight?" (2 comments)
See list of properties scheduled for Orange County auction at http://www.ttc.ocgov.com/auction/auctionlist.htm. One such property scheduled for public auction is located at 855 Miramar, Laguna Beach, CA. See the Orange County Treasurer/tax collector web site for complete information about public auctions of property at Orange County, CA - click here. ________________________________________________________________________________ Harrison K. Long - solutions for real estate and business - REALTOR® and broker associate, GRI - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - 949-854-7747 (phone) - ExploreProperties@gmail.com (email) - CA DRE 01410855 - SFR short sale and foreclosure resource (0 comments)
Quail Hill at Irvine homes for sale offer excellent opportunities for buyers. Quail Hill village at Irvine CA was developed by The Irvine company with new homes built between 2003 and 2008. 32 detached homes are now listed for sale at Quail Hill, and these range in price from $465,000 for a two-bedroom Duet home to $2,275,000 for an expansive Vicara home. Click here for active link to Quail Hill single family homes now listed. 13 attached condo homes are now listed for sale at Quail Hill ranging in price from $360k for Dewdrop home to $610k for a Sandalwood home. Click here (0 comments)
"A Taste of Greece" at Irvine CA - June 24 to 26, 2011 - 06/25/11 12:44 PM
You can get "A Taste of Greece" at a three day festival beginning today at the St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine CA at 4949 Alton Parkway. Organizers will use authentic recipes to create a menu that includes pastichio, or Greek lasagna, spanakopita, dolmathes (stuffed grape leaves), loukoumathes (Greek doughnut holes) and more. A Greek coffeehouse will serve Greek and American coffee drinks in a traditional setting. Greek dance lessons will be offered, along with live music and boutique booths modeled on the Plaka in Athens. The festival will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 24, from (2 comments)
Splash at Irvine CA with Private Pool Homes for Summer Buyers - 06/24/11 01:07 PM
It's summer at Irvine CAand time of year for some fun, backyard parties and family get togethers, grilling of fish, vegetables, chicken or ribs, and getting wet in the pool. Irvine CA has 43 homes now listed for sale that have their own private swimming pools, and here are examples: 13811 Solitaire Way - Racquet Club at Northwood - asking price of $559,000 - MLS #658889 2 Ramada - Canyon Creek homes at Northwood - asking price of $899,888 - MLS #659434 10 Rockwren - Gables homes at Woodbridge - asking price of 1,199,000 - MLS #S647411 3 New Dawn - Rosegate homes at Northwood - asking price (0 comments)
TOP 5 DEALS for SHORT SALE BUYERS at LAKE FOREST - South Orange County, CA
ONE: 20991 Canterbury Lane - short sale- Normandale Heights at Lake Forest - 2566 SF interior - with 3 car garage - listed at $454,000 - MLS #s660339 - click here for photos and details TWO: 22906 Willard - short sale - Village homes at Lake Forest - 2100 sf interior size - 4 bedrooms and 3 baths - listed at $400,000 - MLS #P754513 - click here for property photos and details THREE: 24225 Big Timber - short sale- Woodleaf at Lake Forest - 3 bedrooms and (2 comments)
California has lots of rules and forms for REALTORs® and real estate professionals to use for SHORT SALE transactions, which can make it easier when presenting short sale offers. The California Association of Realtors® created the SHORT SALE addenda and advisory forms to help with contract issues that come up during the transaction. This includes the CAR.org forms "Short Sale Advisory" and "Short Sale Addendum". SHORT SALE offers sometimes have buyer demands (0 comments)
Turtle Ridge village is one of The Irvine Company developments at Irvine - with homes built between 2003 and 2009. Turtle Ridge is one of the highest areas in Irvine and has views toward Newport Coast and the ocean. 32 detached single family homes are now listed for sale at Turtle Ridge, and average asking price is $1,505,701. See single family Turtle Ridge listings - click here for active link 66 Summerhouse - Amberhill homes, Turtle Ridge Irvine - $2,277,777 - MLS# S642517 7 condo homes are now listed for sale at Turtle Ridge, and average asking price is $446,971. 87 Gingerwood - Whispering Glen homes, Turtle Ridge, Irvine - $575,000 - MLS# S651447 See (0 comments)
Home ownership remains a big part of the American dream for most people and families in the U.S. and here in California. However, during this challenging economy time and past decade, those renting vs. owning a home has grown in numbers here at Orange County, CA. Costa Mesa at South OC has the largest group of renters at 60.4% of its almost 40,000 housing units. Los Alamitos at North OC had 53.3% of its 4,200 housing units renter occupied. Santa Ana had 52.4% of its housing units renter occupied, and Anaheim had 51.5% of its housing units renter occupied. This increase in number of Orange County home rentals (vs. ownership) results from housing market instability, lack (4 comments)
Newport Coast is one of the most spectacular and private residential communities at Orange County and Southern California. Homes for sale at Newport Coast range from ... 3 bedroom condominium home at 47 Auvergne with asking price of $549,000 ... to the 9 bedroom estate home at 10 Skycrest with asking price of $20,800,000. 129 Newport Coast homes are now listed for sale with average asking price of $4,806,994. 34 Sea Terrace - Newport Ridge north at Newport Coast - $1,789,000 - MLS# U11000265 9 Shoreridge - Pelican Crest at Newport Coast - $7,995,000 - MLS# U10000978 16 Coastal Oak - Pienza homes at Newport Coast - $2,650,000 - MLS# S651643 (0 comments)
Turtle Rock Village at Irvine, CA has fantastic Southern California weather with sun shining almost all the time and ocean breezes rolling over the hills.
Turtle Rock village was developed by The Irvine Company with homes in 31 different residential neighborhoods, and is one of the most sought after areas for buyers in Irvine. 45 Turtle Rock homes are now listed for sale - average asking price of $1,156,582. Turtle Rock homes now listed include: 19431 Sierra Raton Rd - Turtle Rock Broadmoor homes - $1,154,500 - MLS# P783619 6292 Sierra Siena Rd - Turtle Rock Broadmoor homes - $1,399,000 - MLS# S656024
Property owners at Orange County and Newport Beach who are in financial distress should avoid negative and catastrophic financial consequences of a FORECLOSURE. If you owned distressed Newport Beach or Orange County property, some alternatives to foreclosure might include repayment plan with lender, forbearance agreement, loan modification, selling the property outright, SHORT SALE, deed to lienholder in lieu of foreclosure, or bankruptcy. 157 Newport Beach homes are now scheduled for trustee auctions sales after foreclosure at some time during the next 6 weeks. 120 other Newport Beach properties are in distress where notice of defaults have been recorded. Newport Beach foreclosures - Upward trend with notice of default filings increased more (0 comments)
IRVINE is the economy powerhouse at Orange County with industry, jobs and employment. Irvine's home buyers continue to spend more total dollars on homes than any other city in Orange County. Irvine's solid home resale values are bucking against data geek talk about property doom and gloom. Irvine CA home resold prices and trends 2011 - so far this year until June 13, 2011 - 879 Irvine homes sold - average sold price of $640,858 2010 - calendar year - 2,041 Irvine homes sold - average sold price of $671,282 2009 - calendar year - 1,941 Irvine homes sold - average sold price of $658,044 2008 - (0 comments)
"Laguna Altura" - New Homes at Irvine - 06/13/11 01:33 PM
"LAGUNA ALTURA" at Irvine is the new home community planned and developed by The Irvine Company, with homes built by Irvine Pacific - released for model home showings and sales during May 2011. LAGUNA ALTURA is located on Laguna Canyon Road at Irvine, just south of Quail Hill village and will eventually have 596 homes. We enjoyed our LAGUNA ALTURA model home tours at the four neighborhoods being shown and sold. "Siena" - detached condominium homes - up to 1730 SF interior - priced from the high $500,000s "San Remo" - detached condominium homes - up to 2,094 SF interior - priced from high $600,000s "Cortona" - detached Single-Family Homes - up to 2,962 SF interior - priced from high $800,000s (0 comments)
FHA Loans Becoming Popular in the O.C. - 06/11/11 10:48 PM
I like the Paul Scheper article "FHA Loans becoming popular in Orange County" in this month's Orange County REALTOR® magazine, which was published by the Orange County Association of REALTORs®. Paul says in his article that FHA loans have emerged as loan of choice for many Orange County buyers, as much as 38% of market, and there are reasons why: Reason 1: Ease of Qualifying (no Fannie Mae loan delivery adjustments, credit score of 740 not required) Reason 2: Higher Loan Limit extended through 2011 ($729,750 in Orange County) Reason 3: Lower down payment at required (as low as 3.5% might be moved to 5% minimum (4 comments)
Newport Beach at South OC is one of the cities everyone wants to visit, and a lot of people would also want to buy a home at this special place. Buyers want to get the best deal possible in this Newport Beach home selling market and look to short sales for opportunity. It's easy to find at Newport Beach where there are 51 active short for sale listings, with average asking price of $976,027. Most expensive Newport Beachshort for sale listing is at 16 Geneve - Harbor Ridge custom home with 5 bedrooms and 9 baths - asking price of $4,100,000 Least expensive Newport (2 comments)
TIPS FOR HOME SELLERS to help them stay competitive in today's real estate market 1. Price the home competitively from the start Largest number of showings will occur in the first two to three weeks. The multiple listing services and the Internet will drive the majority of showings. Experts agree that it's important for sellers to get a competitive, realistic price from the start.2. Consider sweetening the deal for buyers Sellers might be able to lure more buyers by offering extra incentives, like leaving the refrigerator, clothing washer and dryer or other items that would be difficult to move. This might include wall-mounted (8 comments)
Top 3 Things Laguna Hills CA Buyers Want - 06/09/11 05:36 PM
Laguna Hills property buyers are looking for GOOD VALUE. 97 Laguna Hills homes are now under contract (backup and pending status with MLS). Most of these are short sales, which take lots of time to get approved and closed. 141 Laguna Hills homes were sold during first five months of this year through May 31. 68 of those sold homes (42 percent) were distressed, either short sales or bank owned after foreclosure. 43 of those sold homes were short sales (30.4 percent of market). Average sold price for Laguna Hills homes during that 5 months was $576,312.
Newport Coast is one of the most spectacular residential communities in Southern California where homeowners and residents like their privacy and blue water Pacific Ocean views. This area was developed by The Irvine Company, later annexed by city of Newport Beach, and has about 10,000 residents. Newport Coast is an affluent part of Newport Beach and has variety of homes available, from apartments to single family properties to ocean view mansions. Like other communities at South Orange County, Newport Coast and has some distressed properties.
Top 3 Newport Coast bank owned property listings (after foreclosure): 1. 11 Eucalyptus- Belcara home - (2 comments)
The west side of Newport Beach's famous Back Bay area at South OC is beautiful and popular with folks who like outdoor activities, boating, canoeing, kayaking, walking and hiking. Newport Beach homes in this area are at residential communities of Westcliff, Baycrest, Upper Newport Bay, Harbor Highlands, Dover Shores, Santa Ana Heights and Castaways. 39 homes are now listed for sale in these communities - with average list price of $1,725,380.
See Baycrest homes now listed for sale - click here for active link. 4 homes on this Newport Back Bay west side have sold so far this year from (6 comments)
Irvine, CA, had 830 homes listed for sale as of May 31, 2011 (according to Southern California MLS system), with average asking price of $844,018. Since the government's first time homebuyer tax credits came to an end June 30, 2010, the Irvine home resale market has been adjusting to its new normal. 174 Irvine CA homes were sold last month during May 2011, with average sold price of $696,612 (a 20% decline in number sold as compared with May 2010). With prior government tax credit incentives, 220 Irvine homes were sold during May 2010 (same time last year) with average sold price of $699,681. 196 Irvine homes were sold same time (0 comments)
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