HOT HOME STYLES FOR 2014

by davesingery January 13, 2014 fullerton

There it stands. The old, dependable night table. The one that supports your bulging lamp, your alarm clock, that pile of books and magazines. But maybe not for long. The night table is shrinking. One model, the Diva, is a sleek, pared-down twist on a traditional nightstand. But it has a handy USB port. “Nobody […]

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by davesingery December 19, 2013 ca events

The Aguilar family was so excited when we showed up at their door with tons of presents! We would like to thank everyone one who donated something to this great family. We wish them the Merriest Christmas ever.

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West Is Best for Healthiest Housing Markets

by davesingery December 16, 2013 ca events

According to Zillow’s October Market Health Index, the healthiest housing markets are in California and other areas in the western United States. The top five markets with the healthiest index readings were San Jose (Index of 9), San Francisco (8.9), Los Angeles (8.6), San Diego (8.4), and Denver (8.1). The next five markets were Boston, […]

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Californians Who Short Sell Won’t Face State Tax Penalty

by davesingery December 11, 2013 ca events

George Runner announced today that the Franchise Tax Board will follow the lead of the Internal Revenue Service and not impose a tax penalty on Californians who have sold their home via a short sale. In a written response sent to Runner today, FTB Chief Counsel Jozel Brunett states, “Since California conforms to the relevant […]

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What came of 21 luxury foreclosures in 2013

by davesingery December 9, 2013 ca events

Despite an overall drop in foreclosures, big-ticket homes in Orange County are still going back to banks. Some distressed homes valued at $2 million and up have yet to hit the market. But they may show up soon. “We have just recently been hearing from real estate agents and others on the frontlines there are […]

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Short Sale Changes Ahead

by davesingery December 9, 2013 fullerton

This week I want to discuss some of the short sale policy changes that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be initiating next year, starting on Jan. 10. Apparently, these mortgage giants are looking to expand the help they provide to homeowners considering a short sale or a deed in lieu of foreclosure. Here are […]

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5 MISTAKES TO AVOID AS A REAL ESTATE INVESTOR

by davesingery December 4, 2013 ca events

There is a learning curve with everything we learn in life. Mistakes are what usually separate those who succeed and those who move on to other ideas. Sometimes it is luck or a mentor that saves an individual from those ever-present land mines. Sometimes it is reading an article that connects with them. Hopefully reading […]

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BUYER OPTIMISM IS WAY UP!!!

by davesingery December 4, 2013 fullerton

If you have any questions about buying or selling a home, please give us a call TODAY!!

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The Real Skinny on a home’s desirability

by davesingery December 2, 2013 ca events

In Orange County residential real estate transactions, the seller has an obligation to disclose significant items affecting the value or desirability of the property. On the other hand, the buyer has the right to inspect the property and make inquiries as to its desirability. Pages and pages of forms created by the best legal real […]

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Are ARMS back too Soon?

by davesingery December 2, 2013 ca events

With one daughter in college and another in high school, Guy Hempel and Cherina Rossi face years of tuition payments. So, the Fountain Valley couple are betting on their house to help pay for their daughters’ education. Last month they refinanced into a new adjustable rate mortgage, or ARM, which means they’ll pay $700 a […]

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