The OC Housing Specialist® Ultimate Guide to Buying, Selling, & Renting in Southern California

Up, Up, & Away: Orange County Housing Prices Hit Record-Highs

In June 2016, Orange County median home prices – new and existing – elevated to a new historical high of $655,000, surpassing the bubble peak pricing of 2007. Heading into December 2016, we are now looking at record-high median pricing for new homes sitting just under the million dollar mark. Overall, the median price for all homes sold in October 2016 – new and existing – is up $54,000, or 9 percent, from just one year ago!

December 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Undercover Agent: A Walk In HomeBuyers Shoes

They say you never know what it’s like until you walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. I totally agree – compassion and the ability to relate to others is … Continue reading

May 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

How Much Does It Cost To Live in Orange County? How Much is Rent in OC?

Sun. Sand. Surf. Perfect weather 75% of the time. High salaries. High employment growth. It’s pretty clear why people want to live in “the OC.” But, how much is it going … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beware: Craigslist/HotPads Rental Listings Scam

Fair warning: This blog post contains elements of virtual time travel. Proceed with caution. To me, being a great agent means looking at the world from my client’s point of view. … Continue reading

April 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Priority List: Finding the “Right” Match

Many times in life, you will be faced with tough choices. This is especially true when it comes to house hunting. Whether you are buying or leasing, the odds are … Continue reading

April 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Buying Fine Print: HOA Fees

It’s a hot topic here in southern California where monthly HOA fees easily top $500/month on many homes within the area. And it’s not just gated communities and condo associations, … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

19 Documents You Need to Buy a House

Keep in mind…these are just some of the required documents. Fortunately, your real estate professional will keep you in the loop. Below are 19 must-have documents that both buyers and … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

2016: OC ranks Top Tier for Safest Cities in America

Two OC cities, known to be affordable and family-friendly, have been ranked in the top 10 safest cities in America, according to Neighborhood Scout. Neighborhood Scout provides research data about cities … Continue reading

March 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Down Payment/Closing Fee Assistance

There are more options for financial assistance than I can address in one post, simply because each municipality, city, county, state, employer, association, etc. has their own set of offerings. … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

How much do I need for a down payment?

This is often one of the first questions my serious clients will ask. While there are many variables affecting the answer, the decision is ultimately up to the buyer and … Continue reading

February 22, 2016 · Leave a comment