Category Archives: Orange County property values

Why Orange County CA Housing Markets Continue to be Tight

Orange County continues to experience very tight housing markets and not enough homes listed to satisfy buyer demand. Broker Steven Thomas at his www.ReportsOnHousing.com said again this week that Orange County simply doesn’t have enough homes on the market. Orange County homes … Continue reading

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Orange County CA Home Prices and Values Are Up

Orange County CA homeowners are happy with local real estate news that values are going up. Orange County housing markets have been swamped with buyers and investors during the past nine months. 2013 started with Orange County real estate heat.  More buyers are … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Buy an Orange County CA Foreclosure Property

3 DIFFERENT WAYS TO BUY A FORECLOSURE AT ORANGE COUNTY CA REAL ESTATE: 1. PRE-FORECLOSURE “SHORT SALE” When an Orange County CA property loan is in arrears for 30 days or more, lenders usually start the California non-judicial foreclosure process with filing … Continue reading

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Orange County CA Home Selling Markets Now Solid with Buyers

Jon Lansner at the Orange County Register reports about of local Orange County CA real estate markets.  I like his recent article – “Foundation builds for rebound in O.C. housing” – June 3, 2012, and here are some highlights: April 2012 was the busiest Orange County home buying … Continue reading

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Water-Conserving Plumbing Fixtures Must be Disclosed by California Home Sellers

California government has favored consumers for years and has a number of laws on seller disclosures to protect home buyers. New CA law – CA Senate Bill 837 – says that home sellers must disclose to buyers whether there are water-conserving plumbing fixtures. … Continue reading

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Positive Economy Trends Appear at Orange County, California

There are positive local economic trends appearing at Orange County CA in several sectors.  Job numbers for Orange County CA during December 2011 had big year-over-year gain in number employed – largest increase in number of OC working people since January 2001 … Continue reading

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CAP Rates Help Real Estate Investors Determine Value

  Investors look at Capitalization rate (or “CAP rate”) of a property to help determine value. CAP rate is ratio between the net operating income (NOI) produced by an asset and its capital cost (the original price paid to buy the asset) or alternatively … Continue reading

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Terrific Mortgage Loan Rates Setting New Record Lows

  Mortgage loan interest rates on 30-year fixed-rate home mortgages dropped below 4 percent (to 3.94 percent with average of .8 point) this week for the first time (according to Freddie Mac GSE and its Primary Mortgage Market Survey). Rates on 30-year … Continue reading

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Right to Rent by Individual Owners at California Common Interest Developments

  New California “RIGHT TO RENT” law at common interest developments (CIDs) is expected to protect private property rights of individual owners. Thanks to the California Association of Realtors for sponsoring SB 150 on “RIGHT TO RENT” at a common interest developments.  This Senate Bill 150 was … 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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