Category Archives: Explore Real Estate

Foreclosure Home Selling Market is on Hot Fire Pace at Orange County CA Real Estate

  Foreclosure properties are selling so fast at Orange County CA that average selling time for REOs – after lenders buy the properties at trustee auctions and list for sale again – is 18 days. ‎There are only 304 foreclosure … Continue reading

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California Property Tax & Mello-Roos Assessments – State Income Tax Filings Starting January 1, 2013

California government has money and budget challenges – and is expected to crack down next year – for tax year 2012 – on property tax payers who have been taking the entire amount they pay (including Mello-Roos and special assessments) as … Continue reading

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Transfer Your Home Property Tax Basis Value from Orange County CA to Replacement Dwelling at a Different County

My prior article ~ Protect and Transfer Your Home Property Tax Basis Value at Orange County, California ~ Proposition 60 ~ addressed the opportunity for homeowners who are 55 years of age or more to sell their Orange County home … Continue reading

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Wendell Chong ~ Business Consultant and SEO Expert ~ Irvine, CA

  Our favorite local professional business consultant for web site set-up, admin, SEO expert, is Wendell Chong, and I recommend him.  I have counted on Wendell for his professional help with computer issues, software glitches, WordPress site setup, WP plugins and business advice.    See Wendell’s business site … Continue reading

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Turtle Rock at Irvine Real Estate and Home Sales Update

Turtle Rock village at Irvine is a beautiful residential community of about 3,300 homes nestled in the hills area west of the UCI campus, north of University Park and east of Shady Canyon, and has some inviting homes and properties now listed … Continue reading

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Irvine City Approved No-Fee Solar Permit Program

  The Irvine CA City Council recently approved some business-friendly initiatives, including the No-Fee Solar Permit Program, which waives permit and plan check fees for solar systems in Irvine. The Irvine City initiated this program in support of Measure S, the … Continue reading

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Orange County Great Park Free Summer 2011 Concerts and Events at Irvine, CA

  ORANGE COUNTY GREAT PARK at Irvine CA free summer concerts fun starts with Grammy Award winning jazz artist Branford Marsalis on Saturday evening, August 6, 2011.     New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Grammy Award nominated Lucinda Williams will headline at … Continue reading

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Short Sale Sellers ~ Good News that California SB-458 Signed Into Law

  The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® sponsored CA Senate Bill 458 and is pleased that Governor Brown signed it into law on July 15, 2011.   California SB-458 extends the protections of SB 931 (2010), to ensure that any lender that agrees to a short sale must accept … Continue reading

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Newport Coast at South Orange County ~ 3 Bank Owned Properties Now Listed for Sale

  Spectacular Newport Coast at South Orange County CA now has 3 REO lender owned properties listed for sale after foreclosure.             __________________________________________________________ See NEWPORT COAST lender owned properties listed for sale after FORECLOSURE – click here for … Continue reading

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Deed-in-Lieu as Foreclosure Avoidance ~ Property Owners Should be Very Careful

  Owner foreclosure alternatives such as SHORT SALE with incentives are out there ~ HAFA,  California TAP, and Bank of America Cooperative.  A DEED-IN-LIEU of foreclosure is not such a good opportunity (in this writer’s opinion) for a borrower/mortgagor/homeowner to transfer all interest in … Continue reading

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