Orange County Real Estate and Tax Reform: What We Know

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The new Tax Reform policy has been a hot topic of discussion, and many are speculating the impact it will have on the real estate market. The California Association of Realtors created a series of infographics to explain how the tax reform will affect the real estate market in California. We have provided a summary of the infographics below, and …


The Time to Sell is NOW

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Are rising interest rates, low housing inventory and general economic uncertainty causing you to question if now is the right time to list your home? Well, they shouldn’t! Now is the time for potential sellers to use the market’s low inventory and rising interest rates to their advantage! According to Steven Thomas and Reports on Housing, as of January 30, …

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Summer Shift In Orange County Real Estate Market?

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The weather is heating up, but it appears the Sellers market may be experiencing some June gloom. Interest rates are on the rise and the job market is weak which may be early indications that a housing market downturn is imminent. This was recently highlighted by the OC Register: Click Here But I notice it more in the changes of buyer and …

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Are you ready for a Tesla Solar Roof?

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Tesla just announced they are ready to take orders for their widely anticipated Solar Roof.  It seems like a no brainer upgrade: A roof made of solar tiles that don’t break and look exactly like your current tiles.  So what is stopping lines longer than an Apple iPhone release? First: Sticker Shock According to the MLS, the average single family …

Orange County Restaurant Week 2017

The Most Delicious Week In Orange County Returns

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Orange County Restaurant Week will celebrate its eighth year as the region’s most anticipated culinary event and will be held from Sunday, March 5th through Saturday, March 11th. This year’s list of participants will include 100+ OC Restaurants that represent more than and includes a wide variety of options, from casual and family friendly establishments, to upscale and fine dining! …

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47 Celebrity Dining Rooms

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Does your dining room need a transformation? From dramatic to refined,  Step Inside 47 Celebrity Dining Rooms for some inspiration.  It shows that this room can change instantly with some small tweaks. One of our favorites is recent Super Bowl winner Tom Brady (and his wife Gisele Bündchen), but we would be happy to dine at Diane von Furstenberg’s or George Clooney’s! See the best …

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8 Secrets For An Eye-Catching Bathroom Renovation

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Bathrooms (and Kitchens) are oftentimes the first places buyers look to quickly assess the overall condition of a property.  A spectacular bathroom renovation will instantly boost buyer confidence which means a great return on investment for you. This article: 7 Secrets Real Estate Agents Know About Bathroom Renovations gives you the basics for easy bathroom renovations: Double Sinks Wainscoting A White or Neutral …

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Quick Tips For Staging Your Home

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Many people ask us: Do I really need to stage my home? Before answering this question we must first remember our goal – appeal to as many potential buyers as possible. Purchasing a home evokes many emotions.  The most important for buyers is the shift from seeing a home to imagining themselves and their things in your property.  Staging your home …


Things You Shouldn’t Do When Buying a Home

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The last thing in the world you would ever want is to spend a bunch of time searching for a home, finding that perfect place and then not being approved for your mortgage. There are also many common mistakes homebuyers make that could make the process much more painful than it has to be. We’re writing this article because we …


Should I Rent or Buy a Home?

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Choosing whether to rent or own a home is not an easy decision. It requires you to carefully examine the factors and costs associated with each option. Which is better? That depends. Your unique economic situation, lifestyle and goals play the largest part in deciding what is better for you. It’s important to go into your calculations with open eyes. …