Category Archives: Home buying

Huge Positive News for Orange County Homebuyers Mortgage Rates Stayed Down

Fantastic news for homebuyers is that home loan mortgage rates at Orange County CA went down big-time during 2014 and stayed down. 4.5% was the average rate on a 30-year fixed loan offered by lenders one year ago today – … Continue reading

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Orange County CA Home Selling Markets Have Cooled and More Balanced

Orange County CA home selling markets have cooled and are now more balanced. Buyers are looking for value and are more patient – which is especially true when compared with March of this year 2013.

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What Home Buyers Really Want and Need

What home buyers really want and need include certain mandatory features or others that would be only a bonus.

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C.A.R. Launched New Tool to Help Home Buyers Bridge Down Payment Gap

  In an effort to provide California home buyers with up-to-date information about available home buyer assistance programs, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today (February 19, 2013) launched California Mortgage Resource Directory (http://mortgage.car.org), a powerful search tool that identifies current … Continue reading

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Supplemental Property Tax Bills After Property Buying in California

The first year of owning a home in California can be confusing because of county government cycles for assessing property values and sending out tax bills.   The tax assessor’s office sends out property tax bills every year in September, … Continue reading

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October Surprise – Orange County CA Buyers Crush the Market

3 out of 4 Orange County CA homes listed for sale went into escrow last month during October 2012 – and many more for sale listings are needed to meet growing buyer demand. Buyers seeing value in moderated home prices … Continue reading

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Fast Buyers Now Dominate Orange County CA Home Selling Market

Orange County CA home selling stays hot with fast buyers climbing over each other at market to find a good deal. This buyer excitement creates lots of competition for foreclosures and popular properties priced at under $750k. Orange County has only 14 days of … Continue reading

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Orange County CA Home Buying Trends ~ August 2011

  Buyer demand for Orange County CA homes is changing with the market adjusting to new normal of after government tax incentives for home buyers (tax incentives ended last year). Active listings of Orange County CA homes for sale inventory was down this … Continue reading

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