Categories for First-time Homebuyers

A Buying Trend On Pause Or Going Away?

We all saw the ads for deep pocketed companies willing to buy our home on the cheap and easy. No cleaning it up for showings, no fixing of leaks, no new painting required. In exchange for a quick and mostly...
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What Were The Actual Numbers?

The total number of sales for the month of February was 2,217, which was down 18.7% from February 2021, the last complete month available, as all numbers below are. We start with single-family resale which numbered 1,340, off 19.7%, with...
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You Should Have Bought That House Last Year…

That’s what many unfortunate; would be homeowners are muttering under their breath, if they paid attention to the roughly 25% appreciation single-family homes garnered in our comparison of year over year numbers. So yes, if you didn’t pull the trigger...
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What Were The Actual Numbers?

The total number of homes sold for February, (the last complete month available), was 2,725, up 13% from 2/20 (all comparisons are for same month year over year). Single-family homes numbered 1,671, up 10.6%. Condo sales continued their growth with...
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Orange County Housing Market Sizzles

Doubles – doubles aren’t just for burgers anymore, the OC housing market is sizzling too and it’s pretty much all price ranges and housing types. There are only 36 out of 380 months, between 1988 and 2020 that qualify as...
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Being Competitive With Your Offer…

It isn’t always who has the highest offer, there are many other factors; your down payment position, contingency positions, loan approval, repair considerations, escrow length, contingent offers on another home being sold, rent back flexibility.  So how to navigate… Your...
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Is Our Current Market Sustainable…

That is a valid and reasonable question; at the beginning of the year, Jonathan Lasner reported we were a weak 1 on a scale of 1-5 (5 being highest), of a real estate bubble. Now, according to the Fitch report,...
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Housing Appears Poised For Strong 2021

Welcome to our first  newsletter of 2021. Wow, what amazing finish to one of our most difficult years ever, in terms of worry and hardship; but those who had the nerves to pursue housing were rewarded on both the seller...
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