Keep the Mortgage Interest Deduction

Don’t Rock the Boat! Keep the Mortgage Interest Deduction Many REALTORS® have asked for information on the debate surrounding the mortgage interest deduction that they can share with family, friends and colleagues. REALTORS® and the public alike are urged to share the information in this email with as many people as possible.  Background Congress, as […]

Home Prices are Expected to Rebound

Home prices are expected to rebound in 2013, this according to Chapman University’s 2013 economic forecast released Wednesday. A more robust housing recovery will be held back by the tepid job growth. The report anticipates Orange County home values will appreciate 4.2 percent this year followed by a 6.8 percent increase in 2013. But, just as with […]

California Sees 8th Straight Month of Home Price Gains

There’s good news for Brea home owners. According to the California Association of Realtors, California recently saw the eighth straight month of annual price gains when it  comes to real estate in October. The year-over-year increase was the largest since May 2010, while the median price of an existing, single-family detached home was up 23% […]

How Do You Feel About the Real Estate Market?

Consumer attitudes towards the current real estate market seem to look up. Even so the ecomony seems to not have the positive outlook housing does. With the sentiment that interest rates will rise, home buyers have flocked into the real estate market to buy while rates remain low. These were some of the views of […]

The State of the Current Orange County Housing Market

Quick Orange County Real Estate Market View Home Sales Up 15.8%    Median Home Sales Price Up 5.4%     Number of Homes For Sale Down 63.4% (Data is compared this year to same time last year) A few short years ago, housing was considered a headwind to economic recovery. Today, housing is seen as […]

How Bank Bulk Sales Affect Your Buying, Selling A Home

There has been a lot of back room deals being made that will directly impact your bottom dollar especially those of us living throughout the Southern California area. We have been living through a real estate hell that started going on 5 years back where home prices plumetted, homeowners will not able to sell their […]

Real Estate Finally Takes Meaningful Strides Towards Recovery

We finished off June 2012 and halfway through the year. Residential real estate has finally taken some meaningful strides toward recovery, and they’ve all been self-powered without divine (or governmental) intervention. Yes, there have been some head fakes in the past, but there’s real reason to believe that market turnaround awaits us. Beyond home prices, […]

Mortgage Rates at Record Lows July 6th 2012

EXTRA EXTRA – Mortgage Rates at Record Lows  for Friday July 6th, 2012 Record-low mortgage rates stuck around for another week, allowing home buyers and homeowners looking to refinance to lock-in super low financing. Both the 30-year and 15-year fixed-rate mortgages matched their all-time lows. “Mortgage rates were virtually unchanged this week hovering at or […]

What’s My Home’s Value

The value of your home is influenced by many factors including the state of the local neighborhood real estate market and selling prices of other homes in your area. Find out your home’s value in today’s market with Home Living’s FREE Local Market View Report. It will give you a good idea of the value of your […]

Orange County Real Estate

These real estate figures are for Orange County real estate market and may dip into surrounding areas. Combined with strong sales, the recent drop in listing activity has translated into competing bids on existing inventory and modest price gains in select neighborhoods. Informed sellers have noticed homes selling quicker and for closer to asking price. […]