Short Sale Information

Orange County short Sale information and assistance. Learn what option are available other than a foreclosure of your home.

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A sudden spike in the inventory is an ominous sign for sellers to approach the market carefully. 

An Inventory Spike: In the past two weeks, the active inventory had its largest increase since July 2013.

The script for the Orange County housing market has been the same for quite some time now. The year starts with very few homes on the market. The inventory rises slowly, peaking sometime during the summer. The long-term average for the active listing inventory is 8,000 homes; yet, it cannot even hit that level for a day, falling astonishingly short year after year. The headlines have been the same: “Not Enough Homes on the Market” and “Buyers are Tripping Over Themselves to Purchase.” 

Suddenly, something has changed. More homes are coming on

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If you are currently trying to sell your home you may want to look at a few of these tips first on how to be competitive in a buyer’s market.  It may or may not be a buyer’s market in your area but either way it’s always a good idea to know these things beforehand just in case.  When there is a buyer’s market there are more sellers than buyers and that means you have a lot of competition.  Below are a few tips to help you compete in a buyer’s market. 

  1. If you want to sell your home quickly and you know that the potential buyer is already asking for a lower price…offer to pay the closing costs.  Many times this easy and smart move will get you to the closing table a lot faster than trying to negotiate a lower price. 
  2. Another great way to be
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Sir Thomas Watson said: “To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” And when you have your heart in your business great things happen!

This is certainly true of The Hartanov Team! Not only did they take joy in assisting Orange County families buy and sell homes in 2015 but won awards while doing it.

The Hartanov Team has been awarded the Chairman's Circle Diamond award putting them in the top 1/2 of 1% of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices sales associates nationwide.

They were also marked top 100 of all Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties agents for Production & Transactions in Orange County, ranking #12 in Production and #7 in Transactions.

The San Clemente office of

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Are you a golfer? This gorgeous 5 bedroom home for sale in located on a private cul-de-sac in the prestigious area of Talega in San Clemente. Enjoy views of the 18th hole of the Fred Couples Championship Talega Golf Course from your living room! This Talega home has so much to offer and boasts 3,400 square feet of living space. Upon entering, you immediately feel at home in this San Clemente home. You will love having one bedroom with its own bathroom and laundry room conveniently located downstairs in this San Clemente home. The wrought iron stairway leads to the four bedrooms upstairs plus a den/loft area in this San Clemente home for sale.

The slate floor in the kitchen of this San Clemente home for sale offers elegance and style. Enjoy granite

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With the value of luxury homes continuing to fall San Clemente, eager buyers are snapping up these types of properties at an ever increasing rate - including it seems, those that have sat on the oceanfront, vacant and unsold for years.

One such property, a luxury oceanfront home situated on a bluff top in Southwest San Clemente has recently been bought up after being stuck on the market ever since it 354_Paseo_De_Cristobal_Ocean_Ocean_Front_Patiowas first constructed back in 2007. Originally listed for an eye watering $7.25 million, the Santa Barbara style home finally sold as a short sale for $3.05 million in July 2012, according to the MLS reports.

The two-story property is truly a deal at that price, featuring 6034 ft.² of living space, six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and of course dazzling

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Competition to buy remains high

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If you are interested in selling your home, The Hartanov Team has a dedicated team of real estate experts to market your home and feature it on the internet where over 90% of buyers start their home search. To find out more detailed information about how we would showcase your home to give it the most exposure possible, contact The Hartanov Team at 949.481.3739 or via email.

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San Clemente Short Sales & ForeclosuresGenerally, San Clemente real estate is synonymous with high end luxury, and subsequently high-end prices. But what if you knew exactly where to look to find the rock-bottom, pinch-yourself-to-make-sure-you're-not-dreaming prices that for some reason everybody else had missed? What if you could find a way to buy property from someone who didn't mind selling at a sizable loss?

Well, that is exactly the opportunity you have with San Clemente short sales and lender owned properties. In fact, pretty much the only way you're going to find anything under $300,000 in San Clemente is through a short sale or REO (Real Estate Owned by lender).

First things first, here's exactly what happens when a house or condo falls into the realm of REO, just in case you

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If you're looking to add a beautiful Oceanside property to your real estate investment portfolio, then you will want to learn more about San Clemente, California. Known as the Little Spanish Village by the Sea, this luxurious coastal community is like a plump peach hanging low to the ground, just asking to be plucked and enjoyed.

As you continue reading, there are three outstanding reasons why you should invest in this community.

Listing Prices Are at an All Time Low

It's no secret that the housing market has been down in the dumps for several years now. While some of the bigger cities in otherwise rural states are showing signs of recovery, San Investment_successClemente is still a heavy buyer's market. Realtors are reporting shockingly low listings left and

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Catania Homes in TalegaThe bank just appproved this Talega short sale for a price of $760,000 with a 3% credit toward buyers closing costs. Take a look at this great opportunity to buy in the gated community of Catania. This home is located at 50 Via Cartama.

The gated community of Catania in Talega is a community of 109 homes situated amid the panoramas of the natural Talega hills. Cantania homes, built by Standard Pacific, range in size from 5 - 6 bedrooms, 3 - 3.5 baths, 1 - 2 fireplaces, 2,873 - 3,756 SF, 2 -3 car garage, with lot size from 5,500 - 12,900 square feeet.

For complete details on all Catania homes for sale, visit Catania in Talega. You will also have access to recently sold Catania homes.

For more information or to schedule your private viewing of this Catania…
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This beautiful 3,756 square foot Catania home in Talega with a graceful wrought iron curved staircase features 4-bedrooms and 5-bath. Offered as Short Sale by Britt Cottrill of The Hartanov Team.

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The gated community of the 109 Catania homes, built by Standard Pacific Homes, are among the rolling hills of Talega. The seven 2-story Catania designs reflect the elegance of contemporary living in Talega. Catania homes range in size from 2,873 to 3,756 square feet with 5-6 bedrooms, 3 - 5.5 baths and other builder options. Many Catania homes enjoy views of the surrounding hills, the ocean and the Talega golf course.

To view photos and more detailed information about this Catania home in Talega, offered at $859,000, can be viewed at 50 Via Cartama, San

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