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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Discover The Possibilities to Grow Your Business at RE/MAX Evolution

Please contact me to learn how RE/MAX Evolution can make your business the most mentioned real estate business in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, San Clemente and our inland coastal communities. Make it a great day! Jeff

Enjoy The Latest RE/MAX National Housing Report

RE/MAX_National_Housing_Report_March_2014 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

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

RE/MAX CEO Margaret Kelly Address The State of Real Estate on CNBC

Great report by CEO Margaret Kelly on the state of the market!  Specific references to the California real estate market conditions continue to encourage us!     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[…]

February National Housing Report

Enjoy the national housing report from RE/MAX Evolution! Real estate is strong.  Home values are great.  We have inventory in Southern California Coastal Communities and sellers at the ready. 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[…]

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[…]

Realtors – Join Us for 2014 Market Insights January 31, 2014

I’d like to cordially invite realtors to the upcoming Top Producer Panel and Economic Forecast. This is an exclusive opportunity to hear from some of Orange County’s top-producing realtors and what they’re expecting from the housing market in 2014. They’ll also be sharing insights on how they were able to set the pace in 2013[…]

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[…]

Don’t Wait for the For Sale Sign to Start Shopping for the Home of Your Dreams!

  Buyers are chasing a limited number of homes. Want one? You’ll need to spot the good prospects early, Reports Money Magazine One way to head off the competition is to look for so-called pocket listings, homes that are for sale but don’t show up on the multiple listing service, where brokers post available properties. […]

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[…]

Let’s Share Some Good News – Foreclosures Continue to Decrease!

Happy Sunday! According to residential real estate analytics provider CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX  ) , the number of completed foreclosures declined 39% in September 2013 compared to the same month last year, the company announced today. In September 2013 there were 51,000 reported foreclosures in the U.S., down from last year’s 84,000, CoreLogic said. This is great[…]

California September Home Sales

An estimated 36,027 new and resale houses and condos sold statewide last month. That was down 15.3 percent from 42,546 in August, and up 5.9 percent from 34,011 sales in September 2012, according to San Diego-based DataQuick. The sales count was the highest for any September since 40,216 homes sold in September 2009. September sales[…]

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[…]

Sales Continue Seasonal Trends

While Sales were slightly down from August 2013, September follows the seasonal trend and outperformed September 2012! We are seeing the same trends in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, San Clemente. Contact me to help you sell your home and/or find the home of your dreams! We are experts in all of Orange County[…]

As mortgage refi boom dries up, lenders loosening requirements for homebuyers

Online mortgage originator LendingTree’s monthly Credit Accessibility Report shows the average accessibility score for U.S. borrowers rose from 103 to 106 between July and August, indicating that borrowers had easier access to mortgage credit. The Credit Accessibility score is benchmarked at 100, using data from the full year of 2012, which is where it stood in[…]

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[…]

2013 Summer Selling Season Ends On A Strong Note!

The 2013 summer selling season ends on a strong positive note, with both home sales and prices significantly higher than last year. August becomes the 19th month in a row that both metrics were higher than the same month in the previous year. August home sales were up 6.5% and the Median Price of $188,450[…]

Home Resales Surge to a 6.5-Year High!!

U.S. home resales hit a 6-1/2 year high in August as buyers flocked back to the market to lock in cheap borrowing costs amid rising mortgage rates, a signal of continued strength in the housing market recovery. The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday existing home sales increased 1.7 percent to an annual rate[…]

Loyalty – There is a Science Behind Achieving Customer Loyalty

Developing and maintaining strong relationship is critical to me and our team.  It is a key part of our core values. As I have said before, it is not about the sale or purchase…it about the relationships we cultivate and retain…and how we help families and businesses achieve their dreams! This is a great article[…]

Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

Sure, there are homeowners who are still underwater.  And this is a problem and sad situation. However the situation is  improving!. Deeply underwater homeowners – with a loan-to-value ratio on their properties of at least 125% — represented 23% of U.S. residential properties with a mortgage in September, according to RealtyTrac. That number is down[…]

Mortgage Rates are Increasing, but there are still great values!

Mortgage nterest rates are increasing.  It is inevitable.  But I remember my parents telling me they bought a house in the 1980s and the rate on a land contract was 12% and conventional loans were 14%. Yes they are increasing.  Yes per dollar loaned it is costing more today than 6 months ago but with[…]