BUYING YOUR HOME
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Lucas Real Estate is a unique full-service residential real estate partner – A Real Estate “Team” (the Lucas Group) within the number one luxury real estate brokerage in Newport Beach, Coldwell Banker, while maintaining an independent law office providing related residential real estate legal services and real estate tax considerations and planning, based in Newport Beach, California.
We assist individual buyers, families, investors, trusts, celebrities and high-profile figures utilizing our hands-on services, legal and accounting backgrounds, unmatched expertise in real estate taxes, and partnership with Coldwell Banker to best strategize your purchase.
We specialize in Newport Beach, Eastside Costa Mesa and surrounding Orange County communities.
Specifically, areas such as Corona del Mar, Dover Shores, Eastside Costa Mesa, Newport Heights, Newport Coast, Newport Peninsula, Newport Peninsula Point, Mesa Del Mar, Westcliff, Bayshores and surrounding areas. We live, own and invest in our local markets.
We have all the connections and exposure of an ‘International’ brokerage with a substantial local presence, coupled with our unique expertise and legal and accounting backgrounds, to ensure the best possible outcome for you, the buyer.
How we can help you buy a home
Whether it’s your first home or if you’re an experienced buyer, purchasing a home is a complex process. By working with us, you’ll find a home in the neighborhood where you want to live, one that fits your budget and meets your goals for features, quality and value. Once you’ve found the home that’s right for you, we will guide you through the process of making an offer; negotiating the terms of the sale; getting your potential purchase inspected, repaired and appraised; and closing the sale.
When you work with us, you will:
– Be more likely to find the home that meets all your criteria
– Lessen the amount of time it will take to find your home
– Understand all the terms, processes and documents used when buying your home
– Have up-to-date market information that will allow you to make informed decisions
– Have a skilled negotiator working on your behalf, one who is committed to looking after your best interests
– Enjoy peace of mind, knowing that all the details of your purchase are being taken care of by an experienced and knowledgeable professional
In any market, we can do more to add value to your purchase, for the best possible sale, with the best possible terms, and the best possible piece of mind to ensure it is done right, protecting your interests all along the way.
It is critical for you, as a buyer, to have your own independent representation, aside from the ‘listing agent’ who’s allegiance is most likely with the seller and/or themselves to make the most money by ‘double ending’ the deal. If an agent is representing both sides, how can they possibly be on your side? It is a pure myth that you are ‘saving money’ by using the listing agent when a proper buyer’s agent could actually get you a better deal, with better terms, while representing your interests.
We assist first-time sellers, seasoned investors, high profile clientele, and celebrities alike, utilizing our hands-on services, legal and accounting backgrounds, and affiliation with the area’s leading brokerage, Coldwell Banker Newport Beach, to complete the perfect purchase.
Devin R. Lucas (full bio) is a Real Estate Attorney, Real Estate Broker and REALTOR®, extremely active in the local community and former Director of the Newport Beach Association of REALTORS® and former director of the California Association of REALTORS®; Courtney R. Lucas (full bio) is a REALTOR®, CPA and former Assurance Manager with Ernst & Young. We oversee purchasing your dream home or investment the same way we do our own.
Lucas Real Estate is especially adept with home purchases, where our attorney and CPA backgrounds are especially useful and assuring. Complex transactions, including the need to buy and sell concurrently, are expertly handled.
Likewise, for discrete and confidential transactions (including confidentiality agreements, LLCs and third-party LLC management to legally distance true ownership away from public records), Lucas Real Estate is second to none in assisting high profile clientele, celebrities and foreign investment with residential real estate. The Lucases excel in confidential matters, with Devin Lucas being an active real estate attorney and former Chair of the Orange County Bar Association Real Estate Section, they know how to legally maintain your anonymity when desired.
While today’s buyers have unprecedented access to real estate data via countless online portals and home improvement television shows and the ease of communication directly with listing agents, buyers should have their own separate representation to ensure their interests in any transaction. Our backgrounds, coupled with Coldwell Banker’s capabilities, make Lucas Real Estate stand out. The Lucases combine their own objective acumen and outside the box capabilities with Coldwell Banker’s unparalleled servicing, insight, professionals and opportunities that come with the area’s leading luxury residential brokerage.
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The marketplace and economics vary dramatically for each potential buyer (and location). Please call or write to discuss your unique situation in these ever-changing times.
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COLDWELL BANKER NEWPORT BEACH
Lucas Real Estate affiliates with the area’s leading brokerage, Coldwell Banker Newport Beach, to complete the perfect home purchase. Using Coldwell Bankers’ national and international presence, we have our eyes and ears to the ground and collaborate with the ‘best of the best’ to ensure we can get your deal done and done right! We combine all the benefits of a ‘large’ local brokerage, coupled with our unique expertise and legal and accounting backgrounds, to ensure the best possible outcome. In any market, we can do more to secure your home, for the best possible purchase, with the best possible terms, and the best possible piece of mind to ensure it is done right, protecting your interests all along the way.
The Coldwell Banker Global Luxury® Difference. The Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program redefines the world of luxury property. The prestige of the Coldwell Banker® brand, combined with advanced technology, bespoke strategies and one of real estate’s most robust global networks culminates in extraordinary representation that crosses oceans, continents and language barriers. Widely recognized as a consummate luxury real estate leader, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury provides extensive local, national and international exposure through our exceptional programs.
At Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, we sell more than homes, we sell a lifestyle. With a large inventory of homes, investment property and building sites in all price ranges, our Fashion Island location is in the heart of Newport Beach and Costal Orange County real estate. We work with the top agents, the best service, and are the leaders in premier marketing and advertising for coastal Orange County.
Buyer Guidance. We love helping buyers – from first-time buyers selecting a starter home to established professionals, executives, investors and celebrities furthering their seven and eight-figure real estate dreams. We ensure the best representation, dealmaking and abilities such as LLC formation and maintenance.
Local Knowledge. The Lucases know their markets. Devin Lucas and Courtney Lucas are highly involved in the local REALTOR® community. Devin Lucas is a past Director of the Newport Beach Association of REALTORS® and California Association of REALTORS®; Devin and Courtney are active with various committees and organizations and highly involved in their local community. We work with local agents and brokers, attend weekly brokerage meetings, receive early email blasts, word-of-mouth, information on “pocket listings”, networking events and special “broker preview” events to ensure we remain at the forefront of knowledge, connections and abilities to make deals in the real estate industry.
How to Get Started Buying A Home. Unless you are buying with all cash – Pre-Approval, Pre-Approval, Pre-Approval. You simply cannot have a serious discussion about buying a home without a serious consultation with a lender. A preliminary determination of how much money you can borrow is key to starting your home search. You need to sit down with a lender, preferably a local lender, go over your finances, and have an educated discussion about what a lender will, or will not, loan you to buy a home. Your lender (and their underwriting department) are the only ones who ultimately know what you can afford – because they are the ones lending you the money. A lender pre-qualification will typically require your last two years of tax returns, last two years of W2 statements, authorization to check your tax returns, authorization to run your credit, two months worth of bank statements, documentation of savings, last two pay check stubs, and potentially more. Consult with your local bank, local credit union or other local financial institution. Best of all, it is a free process with no commitment required.
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