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!

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December 8, 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

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

NoCal Vs. SoCal: Buying South Can Save You Money

When you buy or sell a property, there are fees that must be paid by the buyer and/or seller, but who pays for what? The answer to this question varies. There … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sell Your Own House: Is ‘For Sale By Owner’ For You?

Let’s say the houses in your neighborhood are selling for $600,000. And let’s say the real estate commissions you’ve been quoted in your area are 6%. That’s $36,000 you are going … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Why Zillow & Trulia Aren’t Good Substitutes

Hi, my name is Amber and I’m a recovering Zillow-aholic. I have to admit, before becoming a licensed real estate agent myself, I would drive by a dreamy neighborhood and … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · Leave a comment