This Weekend’s Open Houses

Both of my real estate listings have open houses this weekend; stop by to see these two wonderful homes for sale in Orange County! 21 Harbor Ridge Dr | Newport Beach Open house: Sunday, Oct. 11, 2:00 – 5:00pm Offered at $1,995,000 www.21HarborRidgeDr.com 1215 Bayside Drive #103, Corona del Mar Open house: Sunday, Oct. 11, …

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Home Upgrades with the Lowest ROI

File these six home upgrades under wish fulfillment, not value investment. Life is a balancing act, and upgrading your home is no different. Some upgrades, like a kitchen remodel or an additional bathroom, typically add value to your home. Others, like putting in a pool, provide little dollar return on your investment. Of course, homeowning …

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Homes of the Future

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) recently wrapped up in Las Vegas, and one idea creating a big buzz was “The Connected Home.” This isn’t a particularly new idea, and it has been talked about for years at CES, but it appears as if the technology is finally catching up with the idea, and having …

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Home purchases now made primarily by current homeowners

According to an article on DSNews.com, investors are no longer buying as much of the real estate inventory–but instead, current homeowners are. HousePulse attributes this change to the rising home prices and decrease in distressed inventory; home purchases from investors are now at 19.7 percent, down from 23.1 percent. First-time homebuyers had just a slight …

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