BUYING YOUR HOME

BUYING YOUR HOME

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Buyers have more leverage than ever in the past decade, and a seasoned professional can help strike the perfect balance of your ideal home, at your ideal price and terms.  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 assist first-time buyers, seasoned investors and high profile clientele and celebrities alike.  We live, own and invest in our local markets.  

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 investment properties and trust and estate administration, 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 Villa Real Estate’s capabilities, make Lucas Real Estate stand out.  The Lucases combine their own objective acumen and outside the box capabilities with Villa Real Estate’s unparalleled servicing, insight, professionals and opportunities that come with the area’s leading luxury residential brokerage.

Newport Coast home backyard sold by Devin Lucas

Living room of modern loft with wood floors, ample light and colorful kitchen backsplashcosta mesa home - mesa del mar at sunsetlight and bright living room with vaulted ceiling and wrought iron staircase

aerial view of Eastside Costa Mesa home  

 

 

 

 


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.

949.478.1623    info@lucas-real-estate.com


 

Search for homes

Sure, you can use any number of countless third-party websites, but here too are some helpful links to our local communities and properties currently listed for sale on the MLS (“multiple listing service”). 

 


 

 

To discuss buying your home:  info@lucas-real-estate.com | 949.478.1623 office 

 

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.

To discuss buying your home:  info@lucas-real-estate.com | 949.478.1623 office 

Home Search (using Villa Real Estate’s direct MLS access)