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Lake Mission Viejo, Water Front Property, Custom Homes! - 01/30/09 12:05 PM
Distinctive large all custom homes in the beautiful community of Tres Vista on Lake Mission Viejo. There are only 64 homes built within the gates of this outstanding location, each with its own architectural design and floor plan.
You can enjoy lakefront resort style living in a guard gated community with beautifully maintained grounds throughout. Amenities include a small private beach for swimming, 2 other large beaches to swim at, boating with docking available, community tennis courts, several sports courts, ballparks, barbeque w/picnic tables, RV boat storage, club house plus free concerts in the summer.
There are 3 properties (0 comments)
Jobs Lost this week! - 01/29/09 04:04 PM
Just listened to the news and heard more than 100,000 jobs lost this week and it is only Thursday. Most job cuts are done on Fridays. We won't have to worry about listings there won't be anyone left working. I am trying to find the positive in this news. I know things will turn around and I know ,we will have a leveling off period before it moves up. I worry about my kids riding it though, so far none are out of work. We can all help each other by suggesting ways to save. Each day think of one way (0 comments)
Stoneridge in Mission Viejo, CA! - 01/28/09 09:49 AM
Want to introduce you to the community of Stoneridge in Mission Viejo, CA. It sits on a high crest with views for miles around. To the west it looks over the valley, with some distance ocean views. To the east, you see the Saddleback Mountains with a lush valley and preserved wilderness parks in between. These were the last homes to be built within the city limits. It has a 24 hr guard gated entrance, walking and hiking trails that can take you 10 miles from home. Most streets within the community are single load streets and all the slopes are (0 comments)
CAN WE HELP BUYERS TO SEE THE POSSITIVES OF OWNING A HOME? - 01/27/09 05:56 PM
Are buyers ready to buy this spring? Can we get them to commit to buying this spring? Or are they going to say, not sure we are at the bottom yet, lets wait till fall. There are buyers out there wanting to buy and it is up to us to give them the good feeling in which to proceed with the process. One of the ways to do this is to push the reasons to own a home. You need a roof over your head, so why not be paying on your own property and building equity. Being able to make it represent (6 comments)
Retirement Community of Casta del Sol - 01/26/09 06:06 PM
Casta del Sol is a retirement community located in Mission Viejo, CA which was named the safest city in the U.S. It is a planned development of nearly 2000 homes built in a natural environment of gentle rolling hills with many views. When the Santa Ana winds blow, you can see from some locations, the Pacific Ocean 7 miles away and in the other direction Saddleback Mountain. Located 1 ½ miles from Mission Viejo Lake with swimming, fishing and boating, it is like living in a resort. It was begun in the 1970's and finished in the1990s, so there are many (0 comments)
Baby Boomers Your Future! - 01/24/09 10:43 AM
Searching for baby boomers, that are still working and wanting to do something for their future in regards to a retirement home. Most retirement communities have an age restriction but did you know that you can purchase before turning that age. Let's say the age restriction is 55 years of age to live there. Notice the work LIVE. You can OWN property in age restricted communities at any age, as long as you do NOT live there. Buying a property in age restricted communities is usually less expensive than the homes surrounding it, making it a good buy in this market. (2 comments)
Where are we heading? Franchises or Independents? - 01/22/09 02:30 PM
Just read an article about the future of real estate brokerages and they are projecting that there will be more independent agencies. Unless the franchises keep the agent front and center on the internet, the agent will leave and promote himself or herself Using AR and Facebook is one of the steps agents take to promote themselves on the internet but it also helps me to learn from others. I work for an independent broker and it is up to me to make my presents known in the market and to find out how to do this. So THANKS everyone! (4 comments)
Our Country, Our State, Our Neighborhoods and Our Homes! - 01/20/09 01:22 PM
We are in the position to help each and everyone of our clients, be they buyers or sellers. We need to work together with respect and discipline in the pricing of homes, for sale or in making offers, so that the transactions proceed though to close. We as Realtors should be able to explain to the sellers the importance of setting the price so as to get action on it in due time. This is in our hands to lead them to the right decision. The same holds true for buyers. Putting in offers that have no chance of going though just makes (0 comments)
TOO MANY BUYERS! - 01/18/09 05:59 PM
I have been out showing property the last 2 weeks and from what I see there isn't a shortage of buyers. The problem seem to be that we are all going after the REOs because they will get sold and closed in a reasonable time. Every offer I have put in on an REO has had10 to 12 offers on the same property. Today I showed 5 properties and at everyone of them, there was another agent either leaving or coming as I left. Thanks for letting me vent!
Can you help me? New to blogging: - 01/16/09 06:31 PM
i just put myself on Facebook today and I am wondering if any of you have had success with this. Are there other web site that I should be using? How much time does it take up to keep your profile out there? Attended a class today that was ming bogging. I could spend all day on the internet and never show a property. I know this is going to be the future for prospecting and I am willing to learn all I can but HELP. I will appreciate all the information I can get. If you are on Facebook sign (14 comments)
WHAT ARE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WAITING FOR? - 01/14/09 01:45 PM
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT THEY ARE ALLOWING THE GOVERNMENT TO TREAT THEM LIKE THIS?????? We need to tell them to go to h---. We are receiving less and paying more while the big shots on capital hill still live the lavish life. We, our children and our grandchildren are going to be paying for the rotten job our banks and Wall Streed did. Yet the management of the banks are still living the lavish life. Today, weeks after asking for a bailout, they are using chauffeured cars, private jets and getting bonuses. The bonus must be because (0 comments)
Madoff Scheme! Ponzi scheme! - 01/14/09 11:37 AM
I bet that the name of the Ponzi Scheme will get changed and be called the Madoff Scheme. It fits so much better "Made Off" with everyone's money. I think there are more "Madoff Schemes" that are still out there and will come to light this year. I don't want to think that any of the others will be as big but if it is your savings or retirement it hurts a whole bunch!.
Hope That We Are Seeing Progress In the Market! - 01/10/09 04:37 PM
I have been keeping track of home prices and sales in a retirement community for the last 13 month. There was 1 foreclosure and 4 short sales during that time, out of a total 76 sold properties. Prices on average are down 20% from 12/1/07 to 1/1/09. I did the retirement community because it is the least expensive detached home in Mission Viejo and is very stable. Meaning when people are buying at this stage of their lives, they are planning on staying for years. The community has a total of 1920 homes in it and 16 different models. For the (0 comments)
How Can a REALTOR help me! - 01/08/09 02:16 PM
Are you considering buying a home when the market is right? Do you know how to find out when that will be? Keeping in touch with what is going on and having the right person watching over the real estate market for you would be a good thing. Realtors pride themselves in researching and evaluating all the data that is available, to see how it will benefit their clients. There are news reports every day that the market is going up, that it is going down, buy now, buy next year, sell, don't sell, how can you, possibly know what to (0 comments)
You CAN Afford to RETIRE in Southern CA Next to a golf course - 01/06/09 06:05 PM
There are 23 properties available in Casta Del Sol, all in the most sought after retirement community, most with gorgeous views, some updated, wide price range, sqft. ranches from 1,000 to over 1,800. This is an age restricted community, 55+. There are 2 club houses, 2 pools, spa, walking trails, an active adult communitywith enough clubs that you could be busy every day of the month or just relax sitting on your patio enjoying the birds and views.We are also located near a lake that has boating, fishing, swimming and community gatherings. Come check us out! (0 comments)
When Are Banks Going to Move Short Sales Faster! - 01/06/09 05:33 PM
When are the banks going to realize that buyers don't want to sit waiting 2 to 6 months for them to decide who will get the deal on a Sort Sale! I have 3 buyers shopping in the same price ranch under $400,000. The active MLS total 38, of that 24 are Short Sales, 7 are bank owned and 7 are "equity sellers". The buyers want a home now! Guess which ones are going to get sold and probably at or close to their asking price, of course "equity sellers". The banks loose because they aren't moving the properties fast enough, (7 comments)
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