Category Archives: Sellers

14 Sneaky Mistakes that Can Decrease Your Home’s Value

Thinking of selling your home…even one day? Real estate experts weigh in on the unexpected little details that could cost you big time in the long run. 1. Choosing a crazy exterior color “Curb appeal is huge, don’t pick a paint color that isn’t common in your neighborhood or doesn’t fit the style of your…

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HOUSING MARKET SETTLES TO A STABLE PACE

Home prices grew again in May, but not at last spring’s frenzied pace…there are fewer foreclosures to buy. More home sellers are testing the market, and bidding wars are less frequent. All of it signals a housing market that’s settling to a more stable, even healthy, pattern, which analysts say is a notable change from…

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Change is Coming To Next Year’s Mortgage Landscape

There are new factors in the Buyer’s ability to purchase in 2014. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the government’s insurer of home loans, just announced it would be lowering its loan limit in the very highest cost areas from $729,750 to $625,000, starting Jan. 1, 2014. The FHA has already raised premiums and fees, and…

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Staging to Sell Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive

By doing a few simple things, you can enhance the value of your home even further, even in today’s seller’s market. You want to be the jewel that shines out in a small inventory of property, that all the buyers covet. Top two staging priorities for hopeful homesellers in today’s Orange County market. Clean and…

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8885 Plumas Circle #1116-A, Huntington Beach

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Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy or foreclosure

In today’s L.A. Times, L. Sichelman gives hope to former homeowners who lost their home, yet still dream of owning their own place: “-your ability to qualify for another mortgage may not be as compromised as you think. It used to be that a bankruptcy, foreclosure or other major black mark on your credit record…

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Housing Affordability Index to Set Annual Record for 2012

WASHINGTON (January 9, 2013) – With 11 months of data reported, 2012 will clearly go down as a record year for favorable housing affordability conditions, and a great year for buyers who could get a mortgage, according to the National Association of Realtors®. NAR’s national Housing Affordability Index stood at 198.2 in November, based on…

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Mortgage Debt Forgiveness is Extended 1 More Year

Two important provisions have been preserved in the legislation to avoid the “fiscal cliff” this year. Diana Olick of CNBC reports: “Congress did not touch the mortgage interest deduction, and it extended tax relief for one year on mortgage debt forgiveness. “An extension of the tax break is positive for home values by reducing the…

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Home Sale Revenues Hit 7-year High

Rising prices and increased sales drove Orange County home sales revenue to the highest level for an October in seven years, a recent report from the California Regional Multiple Listing Service shows. According to a recent O.C. Register article by Jeff Collins, “The combined sales amount paid by local homebuyers totaled nearly $1.7 billion last…

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GOOD NEWS FOR MANY O.C. SELLERS!

In a November 3 article in the O.C. Register, John Lansner provided an analysis of the latest data, showing that sellers in most of the Orange County market are once again seeing gains in sales and prices: “For the 22 business days ending October 18 — DataQuick’s freshest stats — the Orange County real estate…

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