‘Best’ 15 days of year to put a home up for sale in Orange County or L.A. are fast approaching

by davesingery March 16, 2017 Los Angeles

Sure, the official homebuying season starts right after the Super Bowl. But putting a home on the market toward the end of spring will boost a seller’s chances of finding a buyer quickly and getting more money, Zillow researchers say. In 20 of the 25 biggest metro markets in the nation, the best month to […]

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Homeowners Regained Equity in 2016

by davesingery March 13, 2017 Latest News

Last year turned out to be a good year for U.S. homeowners with mortgages. A new study by CoreLogic found that roughly 63 percent of all homeowners saw their equity increase by a total of $783 billion in 2016. That’s an increase of almost 12 percent. Average home equity rose by $13,700. Moreover, more than […]

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Home Values Rising to Meet or Recover Previous Losses

by davesingery March 6, 2017 Latest News

There is good news for 54 metro areas in the U.S. in that the price of housing in these areas has now reached or exceeded the prices of homes before the 2008 housing decline, according to HSH.com’s Home Price Recovery Index [1]. This information is compiled using the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) Home Price […]

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Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit

by davesingery March 2, 2017 ca events

          Step into the pages of Eric Carle’s colorful picture books. Tumble in the grass. Weave a web. Find a friend. Become a butterfly.  His classic “Very” series, all illustrated in his hand-painted tissue paper collage technique, introduces five special insects who take journeys of discovery. Each story is a testament […]

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Interest Rates Continue Trend

by davesingery February 28, 2017 Latest News

On Tuesday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency [1] reported that mortgage rates increased from December to January and, according to several indices of new mortgage contracts, interest rates on conventional purchase-money mortgages also increased. Since November 2016, the mortgage rate has been on a steady incline. The national average mortgage contract rate for the purchase […]

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MORE in STORE

by davesingery February 21, 2017 Latest News

Having twins made creating extra space at home twice the challenge for Marcus and Katy Mollmann. With each of them juggling a baby, he said, “We just didn’t have the time or ability to lift a heavy piece of furniture off our floor.” The hassle of lugging their stuff around, packing it up and hauling […]

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Home Equity Jumps to $726 Billion

by davesingery February 9, 2017 Latest News

Home equity has increased by $227 billion in the third quarter of 2016—a jump of 3.1 percent over Q2, according to recent data from CoreLogic. Year over year, equity rose by a total of $726 billion, or 10.8 percent. The most equity growth occurred on the West Coast. While the average homeowner saw equity rise […]

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by davesingery February 9, 2017 Featured
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City of La Habra Updates

by davesingery February 7, 2017 Featured

The following is a brief update for selected development projects around town: • 1220-1240 W. La Habra Blvd.: Construction of 32 townhomes on the site of the former Ranch Market. Grading is under way. Footings for the new perimeter wall have been inspected. • 951 S. Beach Blvd: Construction of 335 apartment homes. All nine […]

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9 Housing Trends to Watch in 2017

by davesingery February 7, 2017 Latest News

The resilience of Orange County’s housing market in 2016 surprised many folks. Challenges were numerous. Home listings were thin. Builders didn’t construct many “affordable” homes. Questions swirled about the durability of the local economic rebound and the quality of the jobs it was creating. Where would mortgage rates go and would lenders keep lending? And […]

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