Market Snapshot

Already strong spring home buying season in sight Following the winter lull, forward looking market indicators suggest we may be seeing a strong spring home-buying season. Data on pending home sales from the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) shows a 23 percent increase in activity between December and January. Pending home sales are forward-looking indicators …

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1 in 3 Buyers Would Bid Above Asking Price

One in 3 buyers are willing to bid higher than a home’s asking price, according to a survey conducted by Trulia in partnership with Harris Interactive. That was just one of several other findings of the survey that appear to show that homebuyers are feeling the squeeze of market conditions that are significantly altered from …

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Moving Tips for the New Home buyer

While buying a new home is cause for celebration and a sense of accomplishment, lurking in the background after making that big purchase is the dreaded upheaval you’ll face when forced to cram your whole life into a mounting pile of moving boxes. After all, countless surveys and studies have confirmed that moving is considered …

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Orange County home prices rise 10.2%

I read an article from the OC Register covering four recently released home price indexes (published last Tuesday). According to these reports, home prices in both Los Angeles and Orange counties went up 10.2% by the end of 2012. In June,  the single-family home prices were lowest, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller index, but then rose …

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