New entryway for Corona del Mar?

Corona del Mar may soon have a new entrance into the city, at MacArthur Boulevard and East Coast Highway.  The plans could include an extra-wide sidewalk, planted palm trees, and low walls for seating.    According to Corona del Mar Today’s article on the topic, “Members of the Corona del Mar Citizens Advisory Panel voted …

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How public record errors hurt real estate sellers

Real estate buyers today often turn down a listing because they think it’s priced too high relative to the livable square feet it has to offer. In some neighborhoods, like planned unit developments, price per square foot might be a fairly reliable value indicator because there is little variability in the housing stock. It’s of …

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Buyer beware when home lacks permit

It’s an all too common situation. You find a perfect home for sale in an ideal neighborhood. It’s been beautifully remodeled, and it has everything you’ve been searching for. Even the price is right. Something tells you it might be too good to be true, but you put in an offer anyway, and it’s accepted. …

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Both Stabilization and Frailty in Housing Market Conditions

Both Stabilization and Frailty in Housing Market Conditions Housing conditions continued to show signs of stabilizing during the second quarter of this year, following a downward trend that began to reverse itself in mid-2009, HUD says in a new report. The federal agency immediately follows that assessment, though, with “the housing market’s recovery remains fragile.” …

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