Advice and Trends

Your Property Wish ListJan 2014

What does your future home look like? Where is it located? As you hunt down your dream home, consult this list to evaluate properties and keep your priorities top of mind.    □ Neighborhoods : What neighborhoods do you prefer?  □ Schools : What school systems do you want to be near?  □ Transportation : How close... +Read More

5 Things to Know About Homeowner's InsuranceJan 2014

1. Know about exclusions to coverage. For example, most insurance policies do not cover flood or earthquake damage as a standard item. These types of coverage must be bought separately. 2. Know about dollar limitations on claims. Even if you are covered for a risk, there may be a limit on how much the insurer... +Read More

FHA and VA Allowable and Non-Allowable FeesJan 2014

Always check with your lender for the most up to date information. VA and FHA loans VA- Allowable: Document Draw Fee (if required for Buyer) Notary Fee Title Insurance - ALTA Credit Report Appraisal - if ordered in Veterans Name VA Funding Fee 1% Origination Fee Interest from day of... +Read More

2014 Ready for takeoff – Interest rates the only headwindJan 2014

After a modest increase in 2013, buyers seem to be looking to fulfill their new year’s resolution to buy a home this year.  December was seasonally slow as is often the case due to the holidays, but January is off to a fast start and buyers have come in and started bidding properties... +Read More

properties in Huntington Beach

Short Sales, Notice of Default, ForeclosuresJan 2014

Click on the link below to view a list of active distressed properties in Huntington Beach. SHORT SALES,... +Read More

Congratulations Ron and MaryJean!Jan 2014

Short Sales can be a little tricky but we weathered the storm!  Congratulations Ron and MaryJean on the purchase of your new townhome.  We hope you love... +Read More

Market Status Changes for the Past WeekJan 2014

Click on the link below for the most up to date market information for Huntington Beach.  It lists all new homes for sale in Huntington Beach listed in the past 7 days as well as... +Read More

Huntington Beach School DistrictsJan 2014

Huntington Beach is comprised of 4 elementary school districts.  Click on the links below to view the boundary map of each when looking for the correct school for your... +Read More

Congratulations Jeff and Tracie!Jan 2014

So pleased to have assisted buyers Jeff and Tracie with the recent purchase of their new home in Garden Grove.  Wanting a home near their schools and in the neighborhood that they... +Read More

What is a PUD (and how is it different than a condo?)Dec 2013

First we need to review the proper definition of the "estate of interest" of each type of ownership. Single Family Residence (SFR) The ownership interest is intended for the use and occupancy of a single family. They are Fee Simple Estates which is the greatest interest one can have in real property. The estate... +Read More

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