Buying a home

Home Improvements with the Best Resale Value

Remodeling magazine recently released its annual Cost vs. Value report, which looks at 35 home improvement projects and determines the average cost and what you can expect to receive upon resale. For the second year in a row, the most valuable addition to a home was a steel-door entryway. A steel-door entryway is a quick [...]

Reports Say Lenders are Easing Mortgage Loan Requirements

In a good sign for the U.S. housing market, two reports out last week found that banks have begun to loosen the tight lending standards that followed the last housing crash and, as a result, demand for mortgage loans is increasing. In its analysis, Marketwatch proclaimed the reports findings “paint a picture of a market [...]

Potential Starter Home? Condo in Anaheim Hills Listed for $279,000

5456 East Willow Wood Lane #B Anaheim Hills, Ca. First-time home buyers will want to take particular note of this one: For just $279,000, you can be the new owner of this bright and cheery condo in Anaheim Hills. This is an ideal residence for a small family or anyone possibly looking for [...]

First Team Christie’s International Sees Big Jump in Luxury Home Sales

It was a banner second quarter of the year for luxury real estate in Orange County. First Team Christie's International reported this week that it enjoyed a 41% increase in the number of homes sold for over $1 million in Orange County during the three-month period ending July 1. There were 197 units sold by [...]

Renovated House in Fullerton Priced to Sell at $549,900

2910 Birch Place, Fullerton Ca. This single-level house in Fullerton is wonderfully-located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and has had the same owners for nearly four decades. In addition to being well-maintained, it has also undergone recent improvements that makes it absolutely move-in ready. This house comes with four bedrooms, two [...]

Beautiful Two-Story House in Anaheim Hills Listed for $715,000

8870 Wiley Way Anaheim Hills, Ca. You might want to take a closer look at this magnificent house located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in Anaheim Hills. It's on one of the best lots in this housing tract, providing incredible canyon views, and all the modern conveniences are in play that [...]

Home in Anaheim Hills on Huge Lot Listed for $715,000

8870 Wiley Way Anaheim Hills Ca. Incredible canyon views and nearly an acre of land are just the beginning of the highlights when it comes to this two-level home in Anaheim Hills. It was recently listed for $715,000. Built in 1999, this home boasts five bedrooms, three baths and approximately 2,300 square-feet of [...]

Gem of a Home in La Mirada Listed for $549,999

16548 Cobblestone Road, La Mirada Ca. New on the market is this rare find in the Green Hills section of La Mirada. It is a single-story home on the corner of a quiet cul-de-sac, and boasts three bedrooms, two baths, 1,900 square-feet of living space and a three-car garage. This home in La [...]

Orange County Home Prices Soar to Six-Year High

Orange County home prices closed out the year at levels not previously seen since 2007. According to DataQuick, the median home price in Orange County reached $570,000 in December. For the year, Orange County home prices rose by 21.4%--which the Orange County Register reports is the biggest annual price increase since 2004. Additionally, the number [...]

Gem of a La Mirada Home in a Great Neighborhood Listed for $549,999

1654 Cobblestone Rd., La Mirada, Ca. Here is a rare opportunity to purchase a home in the Green Hills community of La Mirada. This stunning single-story home features 1,900 square-feet of living space and is wonderfully located on the corner of a quiet cul-de-sac. Built in 1962, this La Mirada home in a [...]

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