orange county real estate: Orange County Real Estate Listing Inventory Increasing - 08/02/13 02:46 AM
The rumors are true, the number of new listings introduced to the Orange County real estate market have been increasing month-over-month. If this trend continues it is likely to harness home prices, and in the event of continued interest rate hikes, the effect may even cause OC home values to decline.
 
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orange county real estate: Orange County Real Estate Statistics - Inventory & Average Home Price - 07/10/13 01:58 AM
Like most real estate markets across the country, the Orange County real estate market has been heating up with inventory staying low and prices going up.
The first chart below is the number of new homes that have been listed every month since January. As you can see the trend has been upward with a leveling out over the past two months. With interest rates rising and the attractiveness of sellers fetching top dollar for their homes, it is very possible for the inventory to increase through the end of the year. This could easily have a downward impact on home … (0 comments)

orange county real estate: Orange County Real Estate Market Statistics - Inventory & Avg. Price - 05/02/13 05:14 AM
The graph and chart below were generated from statistics directly from the SOCAL MLS for all single family homes in Orange County.
The bar graph represents the number of new home listings entering the market every month for the past 12 months. As can be seen, since December 2012 the number of homes listed for sale month-over-month has increased for the last 5 months. If the trend continues, it may be a matter of time before the supply meets the demand and this "hot" Orange County seller's market cools down! Find out if selling now is the best option or not.
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orange county real estate: Purchasing a New Home Without a REALTOR? BIG BIG Mistake! - 04/16/13 12:43 PM
 
Should I use a REALTOR when purchasing a brand new home?
The answer is simple.....YES!
 
 
 
1. Builders are there to make a profit by selling one of their homes. They don't want you buying a house other than one in their community. So if their only concern is for you to purchase in one of their specific communities, how can they have your best interests in mind?
As REALTORS, we are required to represent the best interests of our clients. Whether our clients buy new or resale homes, we will always provide objective information, because we want what is best for the client.
 
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orange county real estate: School Districts and Their Role in Real Estate - 03/14/13 04:47 AM
Many potential buyers, especially those with children, are very conscious of the school districts in the cities which they are considering to move. School districts and even specific schools can greatly affect the desirability of neighborhoods and communities, for certain buyers.
Three websites with helpful information about schools in California are:
1.    http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/sp/- This is the California Department of Education website which posts the API (Academic Performance Index) of every public school in California.
2.    www.greatschools.org- This site has information regarding public and private schools' API ratings, testing results, and reviews.
3.    www.ratemyteachers.com - This is a website that allows users to rate … (3 comments)

orange county real estate: Open House = Waste of Time, Most of the Time - 02/25/13 08:51 AM
If you went on a deep sea fishing trip aboard a high-tech vessel with a state of the art fish finder what do you think would be the most effective way to spend your day finding the fish?
A) Just stopping at various locations, dropping in your fishing line, and hoping some fish are there.
OR
B) Use the fish finder to locate the fish and then drop your line.
All I can say is that any commercial fisherman that uses option A is probably out of business.
Granted you can definitely get lucky once in a while with option A, but why spend all that time … (18 comments)

orange county real estate: We are NOT Salespeople - Well at Least Some of us Aren't - Are you? - 02/24/13 08:48 AM
There are few professions in which a person can earn six-figures without a post-graduate degree or investing tens of thousands of dollars in start up costs. This is partly why real estate can be such an attractive profession for those who are more focused on the money rather than the cause. Real estate professionals carry a great responsibility, both economically and financially, in the course of their daily work. This point is best demonstrated by simply looking at the recent economic crisis which was started by a housing bubble, a crisis from which we are still struggling to emerge. Thus, it … (10 comments)

 
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