Snapshot: Who is Buying…and Who is Selling

Who is Buying Homes Investors continued to be a significant factor in the real estate market, purchasing 15% of homes in October. The majority of those investors (65%) paid cash for the homes they purchased. Sellers often prefer cash buyers over homebuyers who have to qualify for a mortgage to complete the sale. Only 29%[…]

RE/MAX Evolution Recognizes Darleen Centala as Top Real Estate Producer

We are proud to share that Darleen Centala has earned the rank as the fifth top individual real estate producer in the RE/MAX California and Hawaii Region for September 2014 For the full press release please click here: RE/MAX Evolution Recognizes Darleen Centala as Top Real Estate Producer The entire RE/MAX Evolution and Evolution Property[…]

RE/MAX Evolution Open Houses This Weekend – Come On Out and Visit With Our Coastal Area Specialists!

Check out the interesting open houses this weekend! Please click here for locations and open house schedules. Stop by and talk with one of our Area Specialists. 999 Oriole Drive Laguna Beach, CA 92651 999 Oriole Drive Laguna Beach, CA 92651 999 Oriole Drive Laguna Beach, CA 92651 999 Oriole Drive Laguna Beach, CA 92651[…]

Staging Made Easy – Everyone Can Do It!!!

Well executed home staging can help buyers see themselves living in your house with their things. How you live in your home and how you sell your house are two different ways. Use these tips to get started with your home staging: 1. Get a different perspective. Walk across the street and take a long,[…]

34088 Crystal Lantern Street, Dana Point, CA 92629 (In Backup Status) Home for Sale – $879,900

Congratulations Darleen on going into Backup Status! 34088 Crystal Lantern Street, Dana Point, CA 92629 OC14123913   Charming, newly updated home, located in Dana Point’s highly desirable Lantern Village neighborhood. Only a little over a block to PCH – this turnkey 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features a Great Room Style Open Floorplan with abundant[…]

Analyst Bill McBride, who nailed the housing crash, reveals the next big thing

While people worry about the greying of the U.S., and how we’ll support so many retirees, there’s another big story playing out: An increasingly young workforce is poised to help the economy and the housing market in a big way. For years, there have been very few people who have nailed the big, economic themes[…]

6 Tips For Selling Your Home Fast !!!

In a declining real estate market where supply outstrips demand, a person can generally sell a house faster by lowering the price. But there are other ways to enhance a home’s attractiveness besides lowering the asking price. If you’re looking to sell your home in a cooling real estate market, read on for some tips[…]

Enjoy This Weeks’ Open Houses From RE/MAX Evolution!

Check out the interesting open houses this weekend (Click Here)!  Not too late to stop by and talk with one of our Area Specialists. Please contact us  to help you to sell your home and find the home of your dreams!  We specialize in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, San Clemente and our inland[…]

Renter Nation At An All-time High!

There has been a very strong trend of shifting from home ownership to renting over the last decade. This is a dramatic reversal from the peak reached in the 2000s where home ownership reached a historical apex. Renter nation galore There has been a big shift from home ownership to renting and this trend started[…]

Our Customers Expect Us to be “everywhere” they are – and RE/MAX Evolution DELIVERS!

“As prices continue to rise and for sale housing inventory remains low, serious buyers need as much intelligence as possible about the housing market,” said ZipRealty CEO Lanny Baker. An August 2013 Google Consumer Survey revealed that 90% of consumers begin their home search on the Internet, with nearly half of those people starting that[…]

The “Do’s and Don’ts” During a Home Loan Closing

You have done the hard part in the house buying process and chosen a lender and a real estate agent to work with.  You have also gone out and found the home of your dreams!  Best of all, your (RE/MAX Evolution) team has done a great job of negotiating the best deal for you. Now, as[…]

Planning to Sell? Check out the Ultimate Seller’s Checklist!

Planning is everything.  A well crafted plan will help create the results you are after.  Part of your plan as a home seller is to prepare your home for sale. We have a great track record of quick-sales.  In large part as a result of our extremely talented sales consultants who put your needs first![…]

Style Your Vacation Home

  So you have a vacation home and it’s in a great location. You and your friends and family are thrilled to spend your off-season here, relaxing and letting the stress of regular life dissipate. The house is beautiful, clean, has great light, and a nice layout, but your mother-in-law just called and wants to[…]

RE/MAX July Housing Report

Enjoy the July Housing Report brought to you by RE/MAX and RE/MAX Evolution on Evolution TV – Click here to view the report! Please contact us  to help you to sell your home and find the home of your dreams!  We specialize in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, San Clemente and our inland coastal[…]

RE/MAX June 2014 National Housing Report

Enjoy the June Housing Report brought to you by RE/MAX and RE/MAX Evolution on Evolution TV (click on the image below): Please contact us  to help you to sell your home and find the home of your dreams!  We specialize in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, San Clemente and our inland coastal communities. Make[…]

Investor Buying Continues to be a Major Player in the SoCal Real Estate Housing Market

California continues to draw heavy investor money from China alongside their massive boom over the last decade.  Yet a big part of this is speculation and we actually see this via rents. Rentals are more reflective of what local families can pay. It is interesting to see in some highly desirable areas that rents go[…]

Why Is It Better To List With An Agent Instead of For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

  Many real estate experts thought the Internet would result in more people being able to successfully sell their home without a real estate agent. The exact opposite has happened. According to research from the National Association of Realtors’ latest Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, FSBOs accounted for 10 percent of sales in 2011,[…]

Another FIRST from RE/MAX Evolution – Evolution TV!

We promised to be Evolutionary when we launched RE/MAX Evolution just a year ago…. We just launched Evolution Property Management – an exclusive service for property owners to fully manage 1 to 100’s of properties. And today we launch Evolution TV – Coastal Cities unique shop-from-home luxury real estate channel featuring some of the most[…]

To keep or pay-off a mortgage on a rental property….

  What are the tax advantages of a mortgage on rental property? The math is pretty simple when deciding whether it is better to pay off a loan or keep it or for tax purposes.  Start with what the actual tax savings you receive when you have a mortgage on a rental property.  The entire mortgage payment[…]

Tips That Will Make Selling Your Real Estate Much Easier

  When the time comes to sell your real estate, you absolutely must be sure you get the best deal you can for your real estate. Selling real estate is less stressful, and much more profitable, if you prep yourself ahead of time with the right knowledge and understanding. The cause is your asking price.[…]

1205 N Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

1205 N Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 LG13252737   This Spectacular Penthouse is available for the first time to Lease. The 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath 2300 sg ft Penthouse has a Private Pool and Spa. It is one short block to Crescent Bay Beach. The Penthouse features Hardwood Flooring, Fireplace, Outdoor Fire Pit and[…]

2049 Tustin Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

2049 Tustin Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 OC14127592   Remodeled single story home with attached two car garage and large private yard. The home features three spacious bedrooms, two baths, a new gourmet kitchen with granite counters, new cabinets, a center island with seating and adjacent dining area with access to back patio. Open floor[…]

TODAY real estate expert Barbara Corcoran says …..

 Here are 5 great tips from real estate expert Barbara Corcoran….click the image below: Please contact us  to help you with your Commercial needs or to sell your home and find the home of your dreams!  We specialize in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, San Clemente and our inland coastal communities. Make it a[…]

30 Cliffhouse, Newport Coast, CA 92657

30 Cliffhouse, Newport Coast, CA 92657 Sweeping ocean views in the exclusive guard gated community of Crystal Cove. The soft color tones of the walls, wood and stone used throughout bring an abundance of light into the home’s interior spaces. With understated elegance, the home spans two levels, but lives like a single story. It[…]

Is Investing In Commercial Real Estate Right For You?

  Commercial real estate can be difficult and time investment. Use these tips in this article to help you succeed. Whether buying or selling, make sure to negotiate. Be heard so that you can get a fair price on the property price. Unemployment Rates Before purchasing any property, investigate the economics of the neighborhood such[…]

25196 Via Vera Cruz, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

25196 Via Vera Cruz, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 Recently remolded condo with new wood floors and paint. The nicest unit in the area. Clean, upgraded and in turnkey condition featuring two bedrooms, two full baths, and attached 2 car garage. This cozy home offers inside laundry hookups, newer stainless steel appliances, granite counters, tile flooring[…]

Things To Look Out For When Buying A Home

  There are many ways to be safe about real estate investments, but you need to be careful because there are even more ways that you could make a bad investment. Read these tips for buyers prior to purchasing a home and ensure you make the best deal possible. If you are with kids or[…]

919 Alabama Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

919 Alabama Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648  LG14114419   Completely rebuilt in 2013. This Beautiful 4 Bedroom, 3.5 bath home located close to Downtown and the Beach was taken down to the studs and rebuilt with permits to current building codes. Beautiful kitchen features new cabinets, granite counters and Stainless appliances, a breakfast counter plus[…]

What’s My Home Worth?

It’s July 4th…Independence Day…enjoy the day with your family! And if you ever wonder….”what’s my home worth”, the answer is simple…Click Here and I will give you a no-obligation evaluation! Please contact us  to help you with your Commercial needs or to sell your home and find the home of your dreams!  We specialize in[…]

6 ways to stage your home for less than $1,000

Staging a home for sale is all about making it inviting to the largest number of potential buyers. If a home is vacant, a stager will haul in furniture and décor so buyers can imagine themselves living there. If it’s occupied, the stager will declutter, neutralize and decorate for the masses. Staging won’t make a[…]

693 Bradbury Drive, Redlands, CA 92374

693 Bradbury Drive, Redlands, CA 92374  LG14106728 Large, immaculate and upgraded, 4,443 sq. ft. Estate Home at end of cul-de-sac features 3 year old salt water pool/spa, finished 5 car drive-thru garage with workshop features, skylights and is fully finished and “air-conditioned”, and also includes security cameras and compressed air hook-ups, impressive circular driveway with[…]

California May Home Sales

California May Home Sales An estimated 37,734 new and resale houses and condos sold statewide in May. That was down 0.7 percent from 37,988 in April, and down 14.4 percent from 44,087 sales in May 2013, according to San Diego-based DataQuick. May sales have varied from a low of 32,223 in 1995 to a high[…]

999 Oriole Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 LG14087030

999 Oriole Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 LG14087030 999 Oriole is a fantastic Ocean View property available for the first time in years. 5663 square foot Lot. The Home comes with original features, but is a 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home.(Tax records not accurate as a 2 BR, 1BA). Great opportunity for the Buyer who[…]

Some Great Tips To Consider As You Venture Into The Commercial Real Estate Market!

A collection of tips on how to begin with buying or selling commercial real estate is needed by anyone who wishes to get started in this complex world. Below is a collection that can assist the eager novice into eventually becoming a successful commercial real estate. Prior to investing massive sums of money in a[…]

1076 Baja Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 OC14114269

1076 Baja Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651  OC14114269 Panoramic Ocean, Sunset, and Catalina views from all levels of this Beautiful Contemporary Residence. Open floor plan with abundant natural light. Multiple balconies plus spacious private patio, in the rear of the home, for outdoor living and entertaining. Ample interior space flows easily throughout this 2-level layout[…]

4 Via Olas, San Clemente, CA 92673

4 Via Olas, San Clemente, CA 92673    OC14061622   Panoramic Ocean Views from beyond San Clemente to Dana Point Harbor to Catalina – with city lights at night and amazing sunsets. Located in the Guard Gated Community of Sea Pointe Estates, on a small cul-de-sac street. Entry to the home is captivating. Great Open floorplan[…]

107 High Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

  107 High Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651   Walk to Laguna’s renown beaches, restaurants, galleries and boutiques from this updated quintessential beach house. This home is in the center of Laguna village, yet is tucked away on a low-trafic residential street. Completely and tastefully remodeled in 2007, the home is very comfortable and well-appointed.[…]

19342 Ocean Heights Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

19342 Ocean Heights Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92648  OC14122883   Highly upgraded home in the guard gated community of Ocean Colony – Looks and feels like new. Features included in this stunning home abound. The homes distinctive attribute is an open floor plan with abundant natural light. The spacious formal living and dining rooms are[…]

8 Forest Street, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694

8 Forest Street, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694   OC14059164   Enchanting Custom home located in the guard gated community of Covenant Hills. Designed for a comfortable lifestyle – the open floor plan features hardwood floors and beamed ceilings, a beautiful gourmet kitchen located adjacent to the Family Room features stainless Viking appliances, including a built-in full[…]

Rising Home Sales, Prices Follow Seasonal Trend

  For the 3rd month in a row, May home sales rose higher than sales in the previous month.  While May sales were 11.5% higher than April, they remained below the same period last year by 9.9%. Only three of the 52 metro areas included in the May survey experienced lower sales than the previous[…]

35 Rockingham Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

35 Rockingham Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 OC14122524 Stunning home! You will not want to miss this wonderful family home filled with quality upgrades through out. In the past few years over $500,000 has been spent to elegantly remodel this home inside and out. Located at end of the cul-de-sac in the much desired guard[…]

756 Bluebird Canyon Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

756 Bluebird Canyon Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651  LG14019064 Gorgeous crafted contemporary home overlooking the treetops of Bluebird Park, Woods Cove and the beautiful blue Pacific, completely rebuilt from the studs in 2007. Enjoy panoramic ocean views, and still walk to town and the idyllic central Laguna beaches! Ample, open spaces, including street-level great room,[…]

1000 Skyline Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

 1000 Skyline Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651   LG14125118   This beautiful lower Skyline Drive Home is in excellent condition. The property has it’s own private driveway and is set away from Skyline Drive. The large level backyard adjoins an Open Space Reserve. Very private setting. The home enjoys panoramic ocean and white water views[…]

Home equity is soaring, yet many owners are still underwater on loans

  In some inland California counties during the recession, toxic financing contributed to home value losses of 50% and higher. Yet today, thanks to the most vigorous marketplace rebound of any state, just above 11% of California homes are in negative equity. Homeowners’ equity holdings at the end of march totaled $10.8 trillion, the highest[…]

455 Dartmoor Street Laguna Beach, California 92651

 455 Dartmoor Street Laguna Beach, California 92651 Extraordinary mid-century contemporary home with some of the best views in Laguna Beach! Sweeping panoramas from Palos Verdes to Dana Point and beyond, with the dramatic North Laguna coastline front and center, and hills and city lights to the south. Ample interior space flows easily throughout a simple[…]

Improving Economy Bumps Up Mortgage Rates

Signs of an improving economy boosted fixed mortgage rates this week, market reports show. According to Freddie Mac, the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) was 4.20 percent (0.6 point) for the week ending June 12, an increase of 6 basis points from last week’s report. Last year, the 30-year FRM hovered just[…]

Housing Starts in U.S. Beat 1 Million Pace for Second Month

  Builders broke ground on 1 million U.S. homes in May, indicating the industry is picking up this quarter after a weather-induced slump to start the year. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg Builders broke ground on 1 million U.S. homes in May, indicating the industry is picking up this quarter after a weather-induced slump to start the[…]

CoreLogic Reports Home Prices Rise by 10.5 Percent Year Over Year in April

  CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, released its April CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI®) report. Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased 10.5 percent in April 2014 compared to April 2013. This change represents 26 months of consecutive year-over-year increases in home prices nationally. On a month-over-month[…]

April Housing Report – Home Sales Continue To Rise

After disruptions to the market at the beginning of 2014, it is a good sign that sales have picked up and have now increased for back-to-back months.  While the growth is not as dramatic as late 2013, the market is very strong and finding stable growth patterns.     Please contact us  to help you[…]

RE/MAX EVOLUTION – ANYTHING BUT AN AVERAGE REAL ESTATE FIRM!

RE/MAX once again leads all other US real estate firms with more real estate transactions per agent. This is good for our real estate customers as you come to RE/MAX Evolution with the confidence that our team is able to represent you in a manner that is more productive than any other firm. This is[…]