Key Advertising Rules For REALTORS®, Teams and Brokers

Attention Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Orange County consumers, as well as REALTORS®, Teams and Brokers, there are key real estate advertising rules often being violated. One need only open a newspaper’s real estate advertising supplement, or read a recent letter or flyer received at home from an agent “with buyers looking for a home […]

Thinking of For Sale By Owner (FSBO)???

Attention Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Orange County homeowners thinking of For Sale By Owner (FSBO) – According to the National Association of REALTORS® 2012 Nationwide Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, the typical For Sale By Owner (FSBO) home sold for 20 percent (or $46,000) less than homes sold with the assistance of a […]

Some Financial Perks of Homeownership

Here’s a neat graphic illustrating some of the financial perks of homeownership. Newport Beach and Costa Mesa real estate certainly bring even more perks to the table!  Sources include the California Association of REALTORS®, the National Association of REALTORS®, the Federal Reserve and Energy Star. … -Devin Lucas Author Devin R. Lucas is a Real […]

California Home Prices: Highest Since 2008; Up 13.7% in a Month; Up 28.2% From Last Year

California’s median home price for March hit its highest level since May 2008, according to the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.), based on information collected from more than 90 local REALTOR® associations and MLSs statewide.   The statewide median price of an existing, single-family detached home climbed 13.7 percent from February’s $333,380 median price to $378,960 […]

Home Improvement: Best Bang For Your Buck

Thinking of a home remodel?   There are many great ways to improve your home.  Whether for your own enjoyment, or to increase value to your property to sell or rent, some remodels will really spruce up a property (not to mention the ‘wow’ factor and, in many cases, energy savings).  Here, from the National Association of […]

Congress: Don’t Mess With the Mortgage Interest Deduction; Housing is Too Important

In California, losing the mortgage interest deduction – an active discussion in Washington – would cost the average California taxpayer over $3,900.00 a year, according to the California Association of REALTORS®. That’s MORE, almost DOUBLE, the average “2k” nation-wide taxpayers may lose if the so-called “fiscal cliff” is not soon averted. 89 percent of those […]

National Association of REALTORS® Home Ownership Matters Public Advocacy Campaign

Home Ownership Matters.  Not only is this a definitively true statement, it’s the theme of the National Association of REALTORS® new Public Advocacy Campaign.  If you have not already seen the TV commercials, radio spots or email ads, you soon will.  The National Association of REALTORS® is working hard to ensure this truism of American […]