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Keep Your Home Purchase on Track You’ve found your dream home. Make sure missteps don’t prevent a successful closing. Read Understanding Real Estate Representation Whether you’re buying or selling, it’s important to choose representation that meets your needs in the transaction. Read 4 Tips to D...
06/07/2010
SHORT SALE homes in Costa Mesa (edit/delete) What is a short sale? This is a term that is gaining familiarity among those shopping for a home. Basically a short sale, a.k.a. short pay is a term that is used to describe real estate for sale where the seller is listing it and attempting to sell for...
09/22/2009
 This is the second half of the 10 common mistakes buyers can make when purchasing a home on Eastside Costa Mesa.  Buying a home can be a "hair-raising" experience.  It can be a roller coaster of emotions... finding the right place... securing the loan... moving in.  And if you're like most of us...
07/22/2009
Buying a home can be a "hair-raising" experience.  It can be a roller coaster of emotions... finding the right place... securing the loan... moving in.  And if you're like most of us, your home will be your largest investment.  The emotions over such a large and personal purchase can often cloud ...
07/22/2009
The California Association of Realtors has a mortgage protection plan for first-time home buyers. First-time home buyers who loss their job through a layoff might be eligible to receive up to $1500 per month for six months to assist with paying their mortgage. You can also have a co-buyer qualify...
07/22/2009
If you are looking at buying or selling in Eastside Costa Mesa, what is the most important factor that you look for in a Realtor? I offer some cash back at closing or credit toward closing costs (approval needed from parties involved). I also dedicate myself to making sure that I know what's goin...
02/04/2009
January was an awesome month for Pack 108, with membership coming from Kaiser and Woodland schools and other boys from Eastside Costa Mesa. Most of the past leaders are going to be graduating from Webelos and moving into Boy Scouts. Phil Patterson was a great Cubmaster and leader of Pack 108 for ...
02/04/2009
When the lender files a Notice of Default, your options are limited. That is why it is better for you to call your lender before falling behind on your payments, because lenders are often reluctant to work out repayment schedules after foreclosure proceedings have been commenced. You will be give...
09/30/2008
I think I have mixed emotions about the start of school in Eastside Costa Mesa and all of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach for that matter. My son started first grade at Woodland, this is his first year in formal school. He was in CHEP (Community Home Educations Program) through the Orange County Dep...
09/04/2008
It was a good month in Eastside Costa Mesa. There were twelve sales, combined between both Condos and Single Family Residences. We had seven houses that sold and five condos. They had an average market time or days on market of 102 days. The average sale price for single family residences in East...
09/01/2008
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