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Orange County CA Home Sales and Prices February 2013

  Orange County CA homes sales and median selling prices were up last month during February 2013.      Home Sold Prices Median at Orange County CA- during February 2013 Resale Homes – $529,500 – up 16.4 percent as compared … Continue reading

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How to Transfer Your Home’s Property Tax Basis to a Replacement Home at Orange County CA

  People who want to sell a house at Orange County and buy a replacement house ask us how they can protect and transfer their prior property tax basis. Ad valorem property taxes in California are primarily guided by what is set … Continue reading

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Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Letters from Some Lenders in California

As part of the "National Mortgage Settlement" reached during 2012, some lenders in California are in the process of determining whether to forgive balances on certain second mortgage loans.   In those very limited situations where borrowers qualify, a letter from … Continue reading

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Big Drop in Distressed Homes for Sale Listings at Orange County CA

Orange County CA real estate has experienced a big and dramatic drop in number of distressed residential properties – both short sales and foreclosures – listed for sale.   Total Orange County distressed property listings, short sale and foreclosure listings, … Continue reading

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C.A.R. Launched New Tool to Help Home Buyers Bridge Down Payment Gap

  In an effort to provide California home buyers with up-to-date information about available home buyer assistance programs, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today (February 19, 2013) launched California Mortgage Resource Directory (http://mortgage.car.org), a powerful search tool that identifies current … Continue reading

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Newport Beach CA Home Selling Big Numbers to Cash Buyers

Newport Beach CA home owners sold lots of homes last year 2012 to all cash buyers.  Property sales were up and values improved. 1,075 Newport Beach homes sold last year during 2012 – an average of almost 90 homes sold per month. Average sold price of … Continue reading

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Top Things Orange County Home Sellers Should Consider for Listing Strategy

    Top Things for Orange County CA home sellers to consider prior to listing for sale. 1. Clean and uncluttered is key for your seller success. Buyers always like to see clean and uncluttered homes. 2. Staging for showing … Continue reading

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Orange County CA Housing Markets Continue to be Tight

Orange County continues to experience very tight housing markets and not enough homes listed to satisfy buyer demand. Broker Steven Thomas at his www.ReportsOnHousing.com said again this week that Orange County simply doesn't have enough homes on the market. Orange County homes … Continue reading

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Most Californians Still Follow the Suburban Living Dream

Millions of Southern Californians have followed the suburban living dream involving single-family homes during the past fifty years, and that trend continues.   Governor Brown has recently tried to dampen the California trend toward single-family home living.  He wants to encourage people to move away from suburbs and toward his urban living … Continue reading

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Northpark Homes at Irvine CA Real Estate

Northpark homes at Irvine CA real estate are properties mostly built at some time during the past 15 years – and continue to offer safe and sought-after neighborhoods for buyers and residents. 7 detached single family homes are now listed for … Continue reading

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