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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

RE/MAX Real Estate Agents Ranked Most Productive In The US!

DENVER – Once again, real estate agents affiliated with RE/MAX rank among the most productive in the United States. Data contained in two national surveys show that, among the national franchise brands, RE/MAX had the highest per-agent home sales in 2013. The REAL Trends 500 data shows RE/MAX agents averaged 17.8 transaction sides compared to[…]

California Regional Inventory and Demand Analysis Just In!

One of the best ways to analyze data especially when it comes to financials is to do a 9 quarter average data analysis. The following graph analyzes the last 9 quarters of data on the California Real Estate Multiple Listing Service (covers Orange County, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, San Clemente and inland coastal[…]

RE/MAX Agents Lead Competitors – Power Broker Report Shows RE/MAX Sales Volume Up 26%

Power Broker Report Shows RE/MAX Sales Volume Up 26% DENVER, CO – RE/MAX agents continue to outperform all competitors, ranking as the most productive among the elite national real estate franchises. According to preliminary results from the 2014 RISMedia Power Broker Report Top 500, the productivity of RE/MAX agents was more than double the average[…]

Here’s Another Reason Why RE/MAX and RE/MAX Evolution Are #1 – We Get The Word Out!

RE/MAX and RE/MAX Evolution gets the word out about your property to the right audience!   And, we get the word out about your property using “modern”, in addition to conventional, communication channels so we are able to reach a range of consumers from those watching TV to those consumers who prefer messages online! Learn[…]

RE/MAX Agents Produce More Transactions Than Any Other Firm!

There is a good reason why RE/MAX is number 1 …  RE/MAX agents produce more transactions than any other firm!   Please contact us to learn about the benefits of RE/MAX and RE/MAX Evolution! Please contact us  to help you sell your home and find the home of your dreams!  We specialize in Laguna Beach,[…]

Inventory is Starting to Show Up in the California Housing Market

The main motivator of this growing inventory is the delusional prices being asked by sellers are no longer generating massive amounts of sales from house lusting buyers.  In other words, sky high prices have caused many homes to sit on the market longer thus allowing for more inventory to accumulate like a queue forming at[…]

Dream With Your Eyes Wide Open

Let us help you envision your dream through RE/MAX Evolution’s talented luxury property experts… Please contact us  to help you 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 great day! Jeff Please contact us […]

Orange County Real Estate Market Stats

Please contact us  to help you 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 great day! Jeff

February Existing-Home Sales Remain Subdued

  WASHINGTON (March 20, 2014) – Home prices continued to show solid growth in most of the country due to limited inventory conditions, but rising prices and severe winter weather caused existing-home sales to slip in February, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes,[…]

RE/MAX Evolution “Fit to Sell” Video Series

RE/MAX Evolution helps you prepare your home for sale with this new, “Fit to Sell” series. Find out what could make the difference in getting top dollar for your real estate investment by selling through RE/MAX Evolution’s proven techniques and our Coastal Cities Luxury Real Estate Specialists. Depersonalize Your Home To Sell! Prepare You Home[…]

Dream With Your Eyes Open!

If you are dreaming about your new home in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach or other California Coastal Communities…or dreaming about where your real estate career may take you … at RE/MAX Evolution we can help you! Please contact us  to help you sell your home and find the home of your dreams!  We specialize in[…]

Real Estate as Top Investment for 2014

  U.S. millionaires see real estate as the top alternative-asset class to own this year, according to Morgan Stanley. (MS) About 77 percent of investors with at least $1 million in assets own real estate, according to a survey released today by the New York-based investment bank’s wealth-management unit. Direct ownership of residential and commercial[…]

California Median Home Prices – UP!

  Please contact us  to help you 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 great day! Jeff

Orange County Million-dollar Home Sales Jump 52% in 2013

Last year’s housing recovery was a boon to luxury home sales, with 5,506 million-dollar-plus home sales recorded in Orange County, up 52 percent from the year before, DataQuick Information Systems reported Thursday. That’s the highest number of $1 million deals since 2006. Upper-crust sales ranged from $1 million for a 500-square-foot Balboa Peninsula house to[…]

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t For Sale by Owner

Some homeowners consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). Without sounding self-serving, we think there are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. 1. There Are Too Many People to Negotiate With Here is[…]

December Home Prices and Sales Higher Despite The Typical Winter Slow Down

  Read the full REMAX_National_Housing_Report_Jan_2014 by clicking here! Please contact us  to help you 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 great day! Jeff

Hints That Orange County Home Prices Will Continue To Rise

    Home price expectations have been revised upward for 2014, but indicators still point to a slowdown in appreciation. In its latest forecast, analytics firm Veros Real Estate Solutions predicts home prices will rise on average 5.1 percent for the nation’s top 100 metro areas. The company’s previous 2014 projections, released last quarter, called[…]

RE/MAX and RE/MAX Evolution “Tip the Social Scale”

This business is all out relationships… With technology moving from the home-to-the-hand it is critical that we keep up with the needs of our customers!  To be there when they need us and to use the appropriate channels to reach them…anytime. “Social” is critical.  This means using the appropriate networking channels to be in touch[…]

Millennials Key to Real Estate

Listen to PwC Real Estate Advisory practice head Mitch Roschelle on millennials’ impact on the real estate market. Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com  Please contact us  to help you 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[…]

Luxury Housing Market Surges

 As a follow-up to our post yesterday this infographic paints the picture of luxury market surges!         Please contact us  to help you 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[…]

More Signs of Real Estate Recovery as Million Dollar Home Sales Seeing Double-Digit Growth

In another sign of an expanding economic recovery, luxury home sales are once again one of the fastest growing segments within housing markets across the country. The First Republic Prestige Home Index by First Republic Bank showed San Francisco Bay Area values climbed 10.4% from the third quarter of 2012 and 1.9% from the second[…]

Real Estate: Look for value in 2014 According to Money Magazine

    Money magazine’s outlook on how to Make More in 2014 includes how to play in the housing market as a key strategy! The good news for housing is that price gains next year are expected to be only about half as strong as in 2013, when sellers stayed on the sidelines. Yes, that’s[…]

Harvard: 5 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home

  Eric Belsky is Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University. He also currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Housing Research and Housing Policy Debate. This year he released a new paper on homeownership – The Dream Lives On: the Future of Homeownership in America. In[…]

As a Seller Consider A Home Inspection

  A home inspection isn’t just for buyers. It’s also something sellers should seriously consider before putting their house on the market. Why? Quite simply, you don’t know what you don’t know. Imagine getting a great offer on your home only to discover, during the middle of the process, that it needs considerable repairs. This[…]

Preparing Your Home For Sale

  Potential buyers get an impression of your home – either positive or negative – within 30 seconds of walking through the door. Having them see your home in tip-top selling shape is an absolute must. There are countless ways to put the freshest face on your home, many of them costing little more than[…]

Pricing Your Home to Sell!

  Smart, competitive pricing is essential. When you price too high, your home stays on the market longer, prolonging the process and increasing your expenses along the way.   Home Seller Mistake No. 1: Pricing Too High “I can always lower the price later if I don’t get any offers.” That statement costs home sellers[…]

Selling Your Home – Your Individualized Marketing Plan

  Experienced agents understand how to accurately price your home and make it stand out in the market. They also have access to a vast referral network, enabling them to connect with potential buyers across town or around the world. Here are a few avenues RE/MAX Evolution agents may use to market your home, both[…]

Selling Your Home – Pick the Right Agent

  Plain and simple, owning a home can improve your quality of life, provide stability and give you a sense of control you just can’t get from renting. You have a place to live when you rent, but buying is something much deeper – and better. A skilled, qualified real estate agent brings tremendous value[…]

Good news for homebuyers who don’t have a lot of cash on hand: Banks are offering loans with down payments of just 5%.

  After the housing bubble burst, buyers needed to come to the table with as much as 20% down or they had to turn to the Federal Housing Administration for a low down-payment loan. But now banks like TD Bank, Bank of America (BAC, Fortune 500), and Wells Fargo (WFC, Fortune 500) are loosening the[…]

Orange County Home Prices Up Nearly 22%!

Home prices in the Los Angeles-Orange County area jumped 21.7 percent year-over-year in August, the biggest percentage increase since December 2005, new housing figures released Tuesday show. The Los Angeles-Orange County housing markets saw the third biggest home-price increase among the 20 leading U.S. metro areas in the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. Please contact[…]

Escalation Clause: A Helping Hand in Bidding Wars

Are homes for sale in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point and San Clemente snapped up right and left in your targeted neighborhoods? That’s the case in some real estate markets today, and it often leads to that dreaded house hunting reality: bidding wars. If you’re considering buying a house in an area where bidding[…]

45 Second National Housing Update!

Check out RE/MAXs 45 second national housing report – click here! To find the home of your dreams in our coastal and inland cities begin your search with us.  And to we are happy to provide you a thorough evaluation of your current home – just ask us! For all the things that move you….please[…]

Wealthy Pick Real Estate Over the Stock Market

  We are taught from birth that the quickest way to achieve a goal is to seek out those who have already accomplished the goal and do what they do. Interested in creating wealth? It seems the wealthy trust real estate as an investment before even the stock market. A recent survey revealed that 75[…]