Orange County

Rents hit all-time highs amid job growth and low vacancy rates

by davesingery April 18, 2017 Latest News

Some residents at the Huntington Manor Apartments got a huge surprise at the start of the month. Notices affixed to their front doors courteously thanked them for renting in the neat, gated, well landscaped, pet-friendly complex. Then the notices added, effective June 1, their rent would go up by $400 to $600 a month, depending on […]

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Orange County real estate market ‘insanely hot,’ but here’s why you can’t find a house

by davesingery April 3, 2017 Featured- Top Banner

It’s not really a concern about rising interest rates that’s created a sizzling housing market in Orange County, but a lack of sellers. That’s the latest from Steve Thomas at Reports on Housing, who says two-thirds of the action is at $750,000 or less. But so far this year, 27 percent fewer homes have been […]

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‘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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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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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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City of La Habra Updates

by davesingery February 7, 2017 Featured- Top Banner

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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OC Housing didn’t wilt this summer…

by davesingery September 12, 2016 Fullerton Real Estate Market Update

It doesn’t look like Orange County housing wilted in the summertime heat.  Late August market data show trends that seem to generally stick to the 2016 theme- buyers are largely ignoring frustratingly low inventories of existing homes for sale and buying at a modestly faster pace – often at modestly higher prices.  A strong local […]

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Great ideas to erase buyer turnoffs

by davesingery August 1, 2016 Fullerton Real Estate Market Update

Erase those buyer turnoffs to help your house appeal to all.

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