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The Sky is NOT Falling!

 

August 12, 2019

 

 No Housing Collapse: The underlying housing fundamentals have stabilized significantly compared to last year’s slide. 

For buyers or sellers wondering if there are any monsters lurking around the corner, they can be rest assured that the sky is not falling, there are no surprises on the housing front anytime soon. Reports from the housing trenches are that many buyers expect the market to drop like a rock and that is when they will finally be able to purchase. That simply is not on the horizon. Sitting back and waiting on the sidelines will prove to be a waste of time. 

This year, from May to the start of August, the active inventory has remained unchanged, demand has only dropped by 2%,

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Did you know about one of Orange County's best kept secrets?

Southern California is home to some of the most timeless and exclusive antique treasures.  Whether you add to your collection for beauty, comfort or sentiment, you are sure to come across some significant finds along our Southern coast.

 

Here are a few of our favorites!!

The Abode

La Casa Verde de Granada 

Landmark Antiques

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Staying Put

Fewer Listings: Not as many homeowners are placing their homes on the market than what is typical for this time of the year.

 

 

The summer of 2019 is shaping up to be quite the same way for housing, many homeowners are kicking back in their homes and enjoying the warmer weather rather than placing their homes on the market.

 

In Orange County, there were 11% fewer homes that came on the market in June of this year compared to June of 2018. That equates to 439 FOR SALE signs. So far in July, there are 6% fewer, or 159 missing FOR SALE signs year-over-year. For buyers monitoring local housing closely, they have witnessed this recent phenomenon. There simply are not as many new homes coming on for buyers to tour.

 

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Sluggish

 

July 15, 2019

 

 

Due to fewer pending sales, the overall housing market is not as hot as it used to be.

Pending Activity: Housing has officially been sluggish in Orange County since April 2018 and it is not changing anytime soon.

 

The housing market has been moving along sluggishly since the spring of last year. In April 2018, demand (the last 30-days of pending sales) was off 11% compared to April 2017. By July 2018, it was off by 13%. As the year continued to unfold, muted demand became the new normal. After hearing how slow the market had become in 2018, many homeowners eagerly waited for 2019’s Spring Market. Yet, muted demand was not just a blip on the housing radar screen in 2018. Instead, sluggish demand had

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Orange County Housing Report:  The Golden Opportunity 

July 1, 2019

 

 

Accurately pricing a home initially to avoid price reductions

is the most lucrative strategy.

 

Similarly, when a home initially comes on the market, the price will determine whether or not a seller will be raising their arms in the air with delight as they successfully close escrow. Buyers today do not want to pay much more than the most recent closed sale. Prices are a lot stickier. The days of rapid appreciation are now in the rearview mirror. Overpriced homes sit without success. Throwing a price out there just to test the market is not a wise strategy. Instead, carefully and methodically pricing a home is vital to cashing in on the Golden Opportunity,

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LAST CALL!

June 17, 2019

 

 

There is not a lot of steam left in the best time of the

year to sell a home and get it under contract.

Last Call: In order for sellers to cash in on the most lucrative time to sell a home during the year, they better open up escrow soon.

 

This is the time of year when many sellers come on the market thinking they have an ample amount of time to market their home to take advantage of the Summer Market, but that simply is not the case. Yes, summer has just begun, but the Summer Market for housing already started in May. The housing market shifts away from the Spring Market with the distractions of the end of the school year, especially graduations. From there, the distractions of summer and the

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During the summer San Clemente offers the Red Line Trolley service 7 days a week. FUN!!! 

Want a scenic ride?

Enjoy a free ride with ocean views while you adventure like a tourist. Click the following link to view times and pick up locations. San Clemente, CA Trolley

Click the links below for trolleys in the surrounding areas!!

Dana Point Trolley

Laguna Beach Trolley

Mission Viejo Shuttle

San Juan Capistrano Trolley

 

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Sometimes it is a great idea to step away from the

noise swirling around housing and focus on the trends.

Top 5 Housing Trends: With five months of the year in the rear view mirror, there are crystal clear trends in 2019.

Everybody seems to have an opinion about the direction of the housing market. “Up!” “Down!” “The housing run has peaked!” “I’m going to wait for values to come crashing down.” In the end, there is way too much noise that is not rooted in facts, ignoring the data. It is time to step aside from the commotion and look at the trends that have surfaced in 2019.

 

Here’s a breakdown of the “Top 5” current Orange County housing trends:

 

  1.      There are a lot more homes on the market. In fact, this is the highest
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Prospective buyers and sellers constantly ask when is it the right time to buy or sell. It is now.

THE Right Time: With low interest rates and a surge in demand, it is a good time for both buyers and sellers to make a move.

When is “the” best time to make a move? For prospective buyers and sellers, the current housing conditions and trends point to NOW. How can it be both an excellent time to buy and sell at the very same time? For buyers, it is all about interest rates. For sellers, it is all about top dollar and cashing in on this year’s consistent, growing demand. 

At the end of 2018, prognosticators, economic experts, and major financial institutions were all forecasting interest rates anywhere from 5.25% to 6% in 2019. That seemed more

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The window of opportunity to take advantage of the Summer Market is already beginning to close.

Summer is here! It is the season of longer days, plenty of Southern California sunshine, beckoning, sandy beaches, and refreshing dips in the pool. With summer comes all of its distractions. There are also family vacations, Disneyland, California Adventure, Knott’s Berry Farm, Magic Mountain, LEGOLAND, Raging Waters, the Discovery Science Center, Sea World, and the San Diego Zoo.

The best time of the year to sell a home, the Spring Market, is officially in the rearview mirror. It is now the Summer Market, the second best time of the year to sell a home. For some, buying a home takes a back seat to all of the family fun. Many will still purchase, but

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