Category Archives: Orange County real estate

Get Correct Value Information for your Orange County Property Tax Assessment and Appeals

Most Orange County CA homeowners paid their property tax installments as of December 12, 2011. Some people are not happy with their current assessed values, because distressed homes on the market selling and foreclosures have driven their property market value down.  Current … 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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Amazingly Good Mortgage Home Loan Rates on this Special Day – October 1, 2011

  On this day when FHA loan limits were reduced – October 1, 2011 – current rates on purchase money home loans (mortgages) in Orange County, CA, continue to be amazingly good for home buyers. LOAN                                           CONFORMING                    JUMBO PROGRAM                                   up to $417,000                   up … Continue reading

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Irvine and Orange County CA Distressed Property Owners Should Avoid Foreclosures

  IRVINE and ORANGE COUNTY CA distressed property owners should plan and AVOID FORECLOSURE while considering a possible SHORT SALE. These IRVINE CA properties went to foreclosure trustee auctions during the past 30 days, were sold back to the banks, and became … Continue reading

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Avoid Common Real Estate Investor Mistakes

  Investing in real estate can be profitable, but owning rentals is time-consuming, expensive and challenging.  Real estate investors should get educated, plan and AVOID MAKING COMMON MISTAKES: Mistake 1:  CONFUSING A CHEAP DEAL FOR A GOOD DEAL Investor should research the … 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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Woodbury Village Homes at Irvine CA Real Estate

Woodbury Village at Irvine CA has been a very popular community for home buying since development by The Irvine Company started in 2006.         WOODBURY VILLAGE AT IRVINE has some excellent single family properties now listed for sale and resale.   … Continue reading

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Transfer Your Home Property Tax Basis Value from Orange County CA to Replacement Dwelling at a Different County

My prior article ~ Protect and Transfer Your Home Property Tax Basis Value at Orange County, California ~ Proposition 60 ~ addressed the opportunity for homeowners who are 55 years of age or more to sell their Orange County home … Continue reading

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Short Sale Trends at Laguna Beach CA Real Estate

  Laguna Beach is an Orange County and Southern California most spectacular beach and Pacific ocean-oriented community.   Laguna Beach now has 27 short sale home listings and average asking price for these properties is $1,542,544.     South Laguna Beach home located … Continue reading

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How to Protect and Transfer Your Property Tax Basis for Residence at Orange County ~ CA Proposition 60

  A friend asked yesterday whether he could buy a house in Orange County first and later sell his prior house in Orange County while taking advantage of California Proposition 60 on transfer of property tax basis. Answer is “YES” if you follow all … Continue reading

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