sell my house orange county: 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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sell my house orange county: Orange County Real Estate Stats - Seller's Market....But for How Long? - 04/05/13 05:23 AM
Below are some interesting charts complied from the Orange County MLS.
Do these charts represent the trends of the beginning of the end of this Seller's market? We will have to wait a few more months to find out, however now is probably one of the best opportunities for Orange County homeowners to sell above market value.
 
As can be seen from the chart below, the number of new listings hitting the market each month has been increasing steadily since December 2012. Is this upward trend in new listings month over month going to continue? If it does continue what … (3 comments)

sell my house orange county: 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)

sell my house orange county: Sell or Wait for OC Home Values to Go Up? Advice: Don't be Greedy - 03/09/13 04:36 AM
Common comments I hear from sellers in the Orange County real estate market are:
"I want to wait for prices to go up more before selling" or "I want to wait until the 'hot' season to sell".
 
First of all, prices are never guaranteed to go up more (even in the Orange County real estate market), and no one has a crystal ball to make that promise. If you decide on this strategy you fall into the speculator category.
 
Secondly, most are waiting to list during the "hot" season. All that means is more competition and lower prices.
 
However, there is one guarantee, there has not been … (3 comments)

 
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