Millennials want to walk!

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When you look for a new home, you may feel like its most important amenity is its school districts, or its square footage, or whether or not it has a big kitchen. But walkability? Yup, it turns out that millennials—or the generation aged 16 to 34—”prefer walking over driving by a substantially wider margin than… Continued

August 11, 2015

Report: Now May Be the Time to Cash Out on Your Home

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You may have noticed that the housing market in Orange County is hot hot hot. It’s so hot, in fact, that in some areas of Orange County, it’s near the pre-recession peak. These rising prices may have you wondering: Is there an end in sight? And while I certainly can’t predict the future (if I… Continued

July 9, 2015

Report: Orange County Housing Market Hot and Healthy

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We all know that Orange County’s housing market is really hot, and homes are expensive. But an interesting recent article in the Orange County Register by real estate reporter Jonathan Lansner argues that the average Orange County home is actually more affordable than your typical real estate index would have you assume. This is because while… Continued

June 9, 2015

Homes are selling like hotcakes

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Even dabblers in real estate have probably noticed that the market is smokin’ hot. How hot? Orange County, California, currently has the fifth-hottest real estate market in the U.S., according to numbers recently released by Trulia.com and reported by the OC Register. Indeed, 59 percent of homes listed on Trulia are off the market within… Continued

April 23, 2015

Foreclosed on Homeowners Returning to Housing Market

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Good news for sellers and those interested in the general wellbeing of the economy (which is, obviously, pretty much all of us): Homeowners who lost their homes during the financial crisis, which started in earnest in 2007, are beginning to trickle back into the housing market, according to a recent report by the Wall Street… Continued

April 15, 2015

3 reasons to sell your home in spring

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Traditionally, spring is a great time to sell your home, with the market being especially hot in spring over the last two years in Orange County. Here are three reasons to sell your home this spring. 1. There is less competition—for now. If no new homes were put on the market going forward, it would… Continued

March 31, 2015

How much is South Coast Plaza worth?

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I don’t know about you, but I love South Coast Plaza, which is in Orange County, California. Although I’m not a big shopper, there’s something about the place that just makes me happy. Maybe it’s the mall’s outdoor canopies, which are made of soft artificial lights that glow in the twilight like dew-laden spider webs…. Continued

March 24, 2015

Contrary to myth, millennials are buying homes

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The media tends to give millennials, or adults aged 34 and younger, a bad rap, painting them as self-absorbed, unemployed Instagram users who are unwilling to start at the bottom of the corporate ladder and who are A-OK with living in their parents’ basements for the rest of their lives. (Uh, “Girls,” anyone?) When it… Continued

March 17, 2015

Tustin air base

What to do with Tustin Legacy (and those hangars!)

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If you’re like me, when you drive past the decommissioned Marine Corps Air Station in Tustin, its two enormous hangars stir up romanticized images of the heyday of aviation, when Howard Hughes and the Rocketeer were pushing the envelope above the clouds. You just know there were some secret, Nazi-destroying missions that were hatched inside… Continued

March 10, 2015