Monthly Archives: September 2015

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

With autumn here it is time to get your house in shape for the cooler months ahead. Fall is a great time to take care of the little things that can make a big difference for you and your home. … Continue reading

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August 2015 Real Estate Activities

        Please click on image to view larger image. Then click on larger image to zoom in. There was a 33% increase in activities for August – a total of 16 solds with 2 private sales. There … Continue reading

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Millennials and the New American Dream

A survey conducted exclusively among millennials as part of the Responsive Home project – a venture between BUILDER magazine and Pardee Homes to design, build and sell the ideal home for 21st century buyers – identifies the driving factors behind new age … Continue reading

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The Affordability Squeeze

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How U.S. Monetary Policy Influences Mortgage Rates

“Mortgage rates are at near-historic lows.” “Lock now before the Fed raises interest rates.” When your clients are in the market for a mortgage, they may be hearing these message often with little or no idea how these rates are … Continue reading

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Helping Clients with Pets Find the Perfect Home

Pets are family. Ask anyone who has one. For this reason, you’ll add tremendous value to any home search you conduct when you stay informed and mindful of a few simple things on behalf of your clients with pets. Click … Continue reading

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Rising home prices aren’t all good news

Home prices are on the rise. But there’s good news and bad news. Click here to read article.

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Why Is Home Building Lagging Job Creation? Realtors, Builders Disagree

The National Association of Realtors calculates that home construction lagged behind job creation last year in nearly two-thirds of the 146 U.S. metro areas it studied. The home-building industry’s largest trade association doesn’t directly dispute that. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Should We Buy a Home Now or Keep Renting?

Q: My wife and I are enjoying city life and the flexibility of being renters. But everyone says we’re crazy for not buying a home. Is renting really such a bad financial move? Click here to read article.

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Rent run amok: Rent hikes have sparked bidding wars and sent tenants scrambling

Bidding wars broke out all over Orange County this summer. Not just to buy houses. But to rent homes, too. Click here to read article.

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