Mortgage rates increased for the sixth week in a row to highs not seen in more than two years.
According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average climbed … [Read More...]
Prepping and staging a house. Every seller wants her home to sell fast and bring top dollar. Does that sound good to you? Well, it's not luck that makes that happen. It's careful planning and … [Read More...]
Homeowners in Orange County have benefited significantly from a rise
in values, pushing affordability considerably lower.
Values and Affordability: there are fewer and fewer choices … [Read More...]
The 2016 Orange County housing market has been incredibly hot, yet there are plenty of unsuccessful sellers.
Unsuccessful Sellers: There are 7% more homes pulled off the market this year compared … [Read More...]
Despite the Autumn Market, demand is hot thanks to the early arrival of the end of the year surge in housing.
A Cyclical Surge in October: From now through the first couple of weeks of November, it … [Read More...]
Housing is shifting gears quickly now that the kids are back in school.
Housing in Autumn: The Orange County housing market is quickly evolving as it enters the Autumn season.
In the coming weeks, … [Read More...]
Hello real estate enthusiasts!
Housing in Orange County is as hot as the heat wave
The Summer Market: The Summer Market has been the hottest since the heydays of housing prior to the … [Read More...]
Since half of 2016 is behind us, it is helpful to take a look at
where we have been, where we are now, and where we are
Housing Checkup: Occasionally, it is wise to take a … [Read More...]
The inventory is growing at a rapid pace and will eventually
cool the Orange County housing market.
Rising Inventory: The active listing inventory grew at the fastest pace this year in the past … [Read More...]
1. A Home Sold but Not Bought
When you put your home on the market, getting an offer can be easier than finding a house you'd like to purchase. This can put you in the position of nearly having … [Read More...]
With less than a month left in the Spring Market, the best timeof the year to sell is about end.
End of the Spring Market: Without exception, the Orange County housing market downshifts every … [Read More...]
The Orange County housing market is hot with the strongest demand
in three-and-a-half years.
HOT Seller’s Market: Homes priced below $1 million are flying off the market.
The Orange County … [Read More...]
After a shaky start, Orange County housing is proving to be
durable and strong.
A 1st Quarter Overview: The housing market continues to lean in favor of the seller. Due to … [Read More...]
The Spring Market has officially arrived and demand is poised to
continue its spring surge.
Spring Market: Over the next month, demand will rise to its highest levels of the … [Read More...]
For the past seven years there have been significantly fewer sellers
coming on the market.
Not Enough Sellers: since 2009, fewer homeowners have been diving into real estate in spite of massive … [Read More...]
Ever since ringing in the New Year, 2016 has had its own look and
feel and it is not a repeat of last year.
Not 2015: Demand is off by 11% and the inventory is 9% less than last year.
This … [Read More...]
With holiday distractions behind us, the Orange County housing Market has thawed and is beginning to rev its engine.
Housing Awakens: Inventory and demand improved dramatically in the past couple … [Read More...]
Lack of inventory has been the theme of the Orange County housing market for several years now.
Active Inventory: There just are not that many sellers on the market to start 2016. The Orange County … [Read More...]
It is tough to be a first-time home buyer in a seller’s market and it is not really student debt that is preventing them from buying.
First Time Home Buyers: first-time home buyers are finding it … [Read More...]
The window of opportunity to take advantage of today’s historically low
interest rates is starting to close.
Interest Rates: after a couple of years of hinting at an eventual hike in rates, the … [Read More...]
Today’s sellers and buyers turn to the Internet to determine their
home’s value but forget to look at the fine print.
Online Home Valuation Tools: even though sellers and buyers turn to … [Read More...]
Even though the Orange County housing market has transitioned
to a normal Autumn Market, October is a great month for housing.
October Housing: despite the downshift in both the inventory and … [Read More...]
It seem that every year after we jump into the slower Autumn Market, buyers start talking about a housing price correction.
A Price Correction: Because the median price is within 6% of the record … [Read More...]