homes: Some Real Estate Attractions are Just Plain Weird - 02/21/18 03:50 PM
Especially when it’s been a particularly long or hard winter, real estate agents in the sunnier states count on getting an influx of inquiries. In California, that phenomenon usually gets a boost when TV starts broadcasting shots of sunny blue skies over the Rose Parade.
Perhaps in compensation, California is also the frequent object of Costa Mesa residents’ jokes about how nutty the state is—and there are some exceptional examples of real estate weirdness found only in California. These are real estate curiosities, so they aren’t transportable beyond the borders of the Golden State. Three come to mind:
First, there’s The Winchester House of Mystery. This … (2 comments)

homes: Brightening Prospects for Buying a Home in Costa Mesa! - 12/20/17 09:37 AM
Because buying a home has long been a hallmark of success in America, whenever that possibility seems to weaken for the average Joe (or Josette), it comes as sobering news. Back in June, CNN Money ran a downbeat story focused on how the rising cost of housing had been “putting a major squeeze” on some Americans. For Costa Mesa readers who took it to heart, that kind of grim analysis could have been enough to cause them to reassess their own prospects.
But now there is evidence that the “squeeze” may be losing its grip.
The CNN story focused on what most experts … (0 comments)

homes: True Costa Mesa Refi Warriors Land the Best Deals - 10/19/17 02:30 PM
Back when Costa Mesa mortgage interest rates plummeted by 46% in less than four years, it precipitated a sort of refi tsunami. The volume of Costa Mesa refinancings was nothing short of enormous. For the first time in a long time, the benefit for homeowners who could lower their Costa Mesa mortgage interest payments had become all but irresistible to everyone whose home loan predated the plunge. Lenders were swamped—and they loved it!
The current climate for Costa Mesa refi’s is much calmer and considerably less well publicized. Nonetheless, it still holds out the prospect of real savings for homeowners whose current … (0 comments)

homes: Costa Mesa Listing Photos Use New Technology! - 10/04/17 02:01 PM
Some key preparations for the marketing of any Costa Mesa home actually start well before the first showing or open house: they take place in the hours before the Costa Mesa listing photos are taken. Those Costa Mesa listing photos will become the definitive beauty shots—the equivalent of the glamorous depictions that grace product packaging.  
Manufacturers know very well the import of how their product looks on the carton, jar or bag. It’s why top commercial photographers rely on “product stylists” (they’re the experts who sort through 100 bags of potato chips to come up with the two or three that … (0 comments)

homes: Costa Mesa Dream Homes: the Newfound Avocado Dimension! - 05/23/17 09:44 AM
I think you’ll agree that the relationship between avocados and dream homes has been elusive for a long time. In fact, any connection between the delicious green fruit (it’s not a veggie) and the Costa Mesa home of our dreams has been more than elusive. Until last week, it’s fair to say it was completely undiscovered.
Last Tuesday, thanks to ace reporting by CNBC’s David Reid, the connection was finally unearthed. The breakthrough came with his published report, headlined
“MILLIONAIRE SAYS MILLENNIALS SHOULD STOP BUYING AVOCADO IN ORDER TO BUY DREAM HOME.”
Reid’s discovery brought to light the negative impact the fruit is currently … (0 comments)

homes: Costa Mesa Showings Benefit When the Illusion is Complete! - 04/12/17 11:39 AM
 Showings—whether here in Costa Mesa or anywhere else—can succeed or fail as a result of quite minor details. Appreciating that fact isn’t hard to do when you relate showings to their theatrical first cousins: stage presentations. In important ways, they are quite similar.
Think of what happens when you attend a live play. The audience finds their seats, settle in, and wait for the action to begin. The house lights dim, the stage lights brighten, and the action begins. If all goes without a hitch, the play captures your attention—and it has every chance of successfully casting the spell the author and … (0 comments)

homes: Flag Football in Costa Mesa CA- Is Not Going Away This Fall! - 08/29/10 04:28 AM

I guess you can not believe everything you read!  The letter from the City of Costa Mesa dated Aug. 23, 2010 appears to have jumped the gun!  Plans are in the works to raise fees for this event plus the city will be reaching out to local business's to donate money to help fund the program!  A meeting is planned by the city in mid September to work to save the program. Please watch this site for further updates, Weichman Realtors is committed to help fund a portion of this great program which is run by the City of Costa … (0 comments)

homes: Get The Credit You Deserve! - 12/31/09 07:09 AM

Mortgage applications are being reviewed far more thoroughly now than in the past, and your credit score should be 680 or higher to qualify for the best interest rates.  So how do you determine your score, and know you're getting the credit you deserve?
Everyone is allowed one free credit report per year from the three reporting agencies (Experian, Equifax and TransUnion).  Review the reports for accuracy and act quickly to correct any errors or omissions. 
Approximately 35% of your credit score is based on the timeliness of your payments.  Make sure that no late payments older than seven years … (1 comments)

homes: Has The Real Estate Market on Orange County California Homes Stabilized? - 12/28/09 06:39 AM

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homes: When Push Comes To Shove! - 12/15/09 12:46 AM
 
If you're under pressure to sell your home quickly in a challenging market, you may have to swallow a large dose of reality and take some radical steps to increase your home's visibility.  While making concessions can seem difficult, please consider the following proven suggestions to produce a quick sale.
Remember that there are myriad possibilities for exposure in today's internet-driven society.  In addition to your agent's traditional print and online marketing tools, use social networking sites like facebook and Twitter to promote your listing to younger first-time buyers.
When setting your price, place it ten to fifteen percent below … (0 comments)

homes: IT’S NO MYSTERY - 08/08/09 05:25 AM
 
You don't need a crystal ball to try to predict the future of the real estate market.  Every time there is a downturn, an upward trend always follows.  The best course of action is to look at the causes, and make decisions based on unbiased facts and incontestable history.
As the choice of loan options grew these last few years, consumers could buy a home more easily.  Wall Street took notice of all the hot action in real estate, and investment firms were able to shift the ownership of mortgages to their managers and clients.
Then about three years ago, … (0 comments)

homes: Why Advertising Won't Work! - 07/28/08 04:45 PM
Why Advertising Won't Work
As you prepare to sell your home, you'll probably consider the best way to advertise it.  Surprisingly, advertising doesn't work.  But marketing does, and there is a big difference.  An agent will be more involved in "marketing" your home, and here's why.
A photo and description of your home's features, in a newspaper or magazine or online, is simply "advertising," and is not going to generate much interest.  A recent consumer survey conducted by the National Association of REALTORS® revealed that fewer than 5 percent of buyers found these ads helpful in selecting homes.
While ads focus … (0 comments)

homes: Costa Mesa California, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Fix and Save! Sonora, Costa Mesa - 05/08/08 01:16 AM

Costa Mesa Fixer Special! Offered at only $475,000!
Bring your contractor friend.  Large single story home located on a corner lot.  Needs some tender loving care. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths.  Home also has the potential for RV access in the large back yard. You will need at least 10% down to purchase this home. To learn more about this home visit TeamWeichman.com and click on our signature listings page.  Also to sign up for exclusive access to homes visit OCHomeHunt.com where you can view homes just like the real estate agents do.
Larry Weichman, Broker (714) 241-4532
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homes: Costa Mesa Bank Repo Offered at only $429,000 - 04/10/08 03:35 AM
Take advantage of this great buy!  Bank says bring us an offer. 3 Bedrooms, 1 3/4 Baths with family room. Needs some repair work.  Great home can purchased almost $130,000 below last sale.  This home is only available thru OCRepoBroker.com  contact us at 714-241-4532
To learn more about this home visit TeamWeichman.com and click on our signature listings page.  Also to sign up for exclusive access to homes visit OCHomeHunt.com where you can view homes just like the real estate agents do.
Larry Weichman, Broker (714) 241-4532.
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homes: Costa Mesa, Near South Coast Plaza, California, Orange County. - 04/08/08 07:01 PM
 
Costa Mesa, California. $615,000 
This is the home you have been waiting for! Currently set up as 4 bedroom home, could be a 5 with min. amount of work! Open floorplan. 3 garage- 2 car attached + 3rd car garage is detached. Permited add on patio/ sun room 14 x 18 is included in the sq.ft. Skylight in master bathroom. Pull down stairway to attic access.
Contact Larry Weichman, Broker
714-241-4532
 
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homes: Costa Mesa, Near South Coast Plaza, California, Orange County. - 04/08/08 07:01 PM
 
Costa Mesa, California. $615,000 
This is the home you have been waiting for! Currently set up as 4 bedroom home, could be a 5 with min. amount of work! Open floorplan. 3 garage- 2 car attached + 3rd car garage is detached. Permited add on patio/ sun room 14 x 18 is included in the sq.ft. Skylight in master bathroom. Pull down stairway to attic access.
Contact Larry Weichman, Broker
714-241-4532
 
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homes: Costa Mesa, Near South Coast Plaza, California, Orange County. - 04/08/08 07:00 PM
 
Costa Mesa, California. $615,000 
This is the home you have been waiting for! Currently set up as 4 bedroom home, could be a 5 with min. amount of work! Open floorplan. 3 garage- 2 car attached + 3rd car garage is detached. Permited add on patio/ sun room 14 x 18 is included in the sq.ft. Skylight in master bathroom. Pull down stairway to attic access.
Contact Larry Weichman, Broker
714-241-4532
 
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homes: Costa Mesa Home, 5 years old, 3 car garage - 04/08/08 06:54 PM
 
Costa Mesa 5 years old. 
This stunning 5 bedroom, 3 bath executive home is currently set up as a 4 bedroom with office/retreat! This inner tract location features a 3 car tandem garage, formal dining room and large kitchen with island,walk-in pantry and a a 'Tech Center' off to the side. The main floor bedroom has a full bath. 2 fireplaces boost the coziness of this home with one in the formal living room and the other in the family room. The upstairs is an amenity in itself with the inside laudry room, lots of storage space and a master bedroom with … (0 comments)

homes: Buyers Crash Course - 02/05/08 05:52 PM
CRASH COURSE!
 
When you're buying a home, who do you think is the most important person in the transaction?  YOU, of course!  That doesn't mean you won't need experienced professionals for guidance and assistance, but quite frankly, if YOU choose not to buy, the entire process comes to a halt.
 
While home ownership is called the American Dream, it's a shame that nobody teaches it in school.  Most folks face the biggest purchase of their life without any experience.  That's why it's critical for someone to help you understand everything that happens during the process, whether it's your accountant, your banker, or your … (0 comments)

homes: Could You Sell For Half Price - 01/24/08 11:11 AM
Could you sell for half-price?
REALTOR'S CORNER LARRY WEICHMANLarry@WeichmanRealtors.com  
Remember playing Monopoly? "Do not collect $200!" became a household phrase. Sometimes, towards the end of the game, you might have sold a property to another player for half-price just to raise some cash.
In real life, you would never accept half-price for your home - or would you? What if you owed $88,000 on a home you wanted to sell for $100,000?
Now what if a prospective buyer offers to buy it at a discount of 6 percent off the asking price? Although you would like to receive the full asking price, you … (1 comments)

 
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