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When is the best time of year to negotiate real estate?

Hi Guys, Today on Facebook Friday we discuss the best time of year to negotiate property. When buying or selling real estate the time of year that you are in the market does have a impact on what kind of offers you will be dealing with. Sellers want to sell where there is high demand […]

Understanding The Orange County Real Estate Market

Here are the latest stats for Orange County Real Estate. Understanding your market will make you a better/smarter home buyer. That is not a heart beat that is the pattern of when new listings hit the market. Peak high in the summer and peak low around the new year. Average sales price continue at the […]

Who is ready to sell their home?

Happy Friday everyone. Here is the data for Orange County’s housing market for the last year. Prices are UP inventory is DOWN which means homes are selling quickly. Here is a chart of new listing to hit the market from 2015 to last month 2016. As of december there has been a dramatic increase in […]

What the Fed’s Decision Means for Housing

Watch this video brought to you by NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015 Since 2008, the Federal Reserve has kept a zero-interest rate policy in place. But on Wednesday, in a largely anticipated move, they voted to bring an end to that era and increased its benchmark short-term […]

Home Sales, Inventories Reach a Turning Point?

Here is a housing market update from the Association of REALTORS. Please let me know how you feel the market it changing. If you need any help in listing your property please Say Simon! Charles Simon (714)348-3050 charles@saysimon.com DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014 Existing-home sales posted the first rise of the […]

Ten Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Published April 16, 2013 First-time homebuyers are crucial to healthy housing markets because they enable existing home owners to sell their current home and purchase another one. That means if you’re thinking about buying a home, you’re important — someone who owns a home can’t sell it without you. With that in mind, here are 10 […]

Boomerang buyers making a comeback

By JEFF COLLINS The Orange County Register 2013-02-15 17:22:24 Andreea Stucker thought she made a good investment when she bought a Huntington Beach condo with her boyfriend in December 2005. But then she and her boyfriend split up. He moved out just as the housing market crashed, leaving Stucker broken hearted and broke. With her […]

How to Spot Fraudulent Rental Posts

In my experience, if it looks too good to be true then most likely it’s a scam. In Orange County I have been seeing this more and more these days. Never trust the doctor who has to leave his home to treat the starving in Africa. If you do, you are going to end up […]

Improving home sales brighten 2013 outlook

EXISTING-HOME SALES, PRICES CLIMB IN 2012 The housing market strengthened last year as growing demand from buyers lifted sales and prices of existing homes, but contributed to tighter supplies of homes for sale. Source National Association of Realtors from Haver Analytics, Barbara Hansen and Robert W. Ahrens Julie Schmit, USATODAY 8:33p.m. EST January 22, 2013 Existing […]

New-Home Sales Post Biggest Gains in Months | Realtor Magazine

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011 New-home sales for single-family homes rose 1.3 percent in October, marking the best pace for new-home sales activity since this May, the U.S. Commerce Department reports. Following the sector’s worst year for new-home activity on record last year, several recent reports are suggesting a pick-up in […]