O.C. hottest housing? Easily, Newport Beach 92660

From the Orange County Register: If you want to understand Orange County’s housing slump at its simplest, please note that just one ZIP code of the county’s 83 major ZIPs enjoyed both rising sales and an increased median selling price in the first half of 2011 vs. the year before. And that ZIP was, according …

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Boomer Expectations Set To Affect Home Markets Over The Next 10 Years

American housing in the next decade is expected to be shaped by the changing values of adults ages 46 to 64, a study by the Urban Land Institute indicates. The people in this demographic are healthier than the previous generation of home buyers and expect to work, at least part-time, past the typical retirement age. …

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Sellers, pay attention of lowball offers

Selling a home can be an emotional experience because most sellers have a lot more than money invested in their homes. So, it’s understandable that sellers might be reluctant to respond to an offer that is for less than the asking price. Most sellers have a difficult time being objective about their homes. But, detachment …

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Best Payback on Remodel

Most homeowners who are considering selling consider making a few home improvements, with the hope that those upgrades will attract both buyers and a better payback.  But what home improvements (such as a kitchen remodel, new front door, or wood floors) offer the best payback on investment when you are trying to sell? It really …

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