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

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

RENT vs. OWN: Buying Saves A LOT on Taxes

Renting or buying has never been more important in making the choice because the great home price collapse of the last few years has brought the two almost to parity. … Continue reading

March 14, 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

Relocation: Which OC City is Right For You?

  You’ve debated about relocating, perhaps it is for work or simply for pleasure. Orange County crosses your mind. Endless summer. Pristine beaches. Beautiful homes. Where else can you drive 15 … Continue reading

February 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

DIY Staging Tips To Sell Your House (& Save Money)

Interested in updating your home or staging on a budget? Here are a few tips for common home issues: Brick Fireplace Use a rag to rub a coat of light paint, … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · Leave a comment