Monthly Archives: May 2011

Orange County Home Buyers Beware of Amazingly Low Loan Rates

Orange County home buyers can still take advantage of excellent mortgage rates for purchase money loans.  This week's home mortgage rate news from lenders and brokers had good news for home and property buyers that rates are even lower. Conforming loans up to $417,000 30 year … Continue reading

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Top 5 Laguna Beach Short Sale Listings

Laguna Beach is one of South Orange County's most spectacular beach and Pacific ocean-oriented communities. Laguna Beach now has 34 short sale home listings according to the Southern California MLS, and average asking price for these properties is $1,360,000. 1.  … Continue reading

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Irvine Expects to be America’s Safest City Again This Year

  Irvine, California, is expected to keep its unofficial title as “America’s Safest City.”   Irvine saw a drop of property and violent crime in 2010, according to the FBI’s preliminary Uniform Crime Report for 2010.    Irvine had the lowest overall crime … Continue reading

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Shady Canyon at Irvine Homes For Sale

  Shady Canyon at Irvine is an exclusive residential community in South Orange County surrounding its private Tom Fazio designed golf course.  22 homes are now listed for sale at Shady Canyon, and average asking price is more than $7 million. The … Continue reading

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Costa Mesa Real Estate – Preforeclosure, Trustee Auctions, REO Bank Owned and Equity Sellers

  Lender/lienholder results from trustee auction sales after foreclosure for Costa Mesa, California, homes are interesting. 7 Costa Mesa, CA, homes were taken back by lenders so far this month from May 1 to 21, 2011.  Lenders should get possession of these properties, clean them … Continue reading

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Excellent Mortgage Loan Interest Rates Available Now at Lowest Level This Year

  It's is amazing and positive news for home buyers and sellers that home loan rates are now at their lowest level for this year 2011. Interest rates on a 30-year fixed-rate home loan fell for a fifth week in a … Continue reading

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Turtle Rock at Irvine Home Sellers Need to Know

  Turtle Rock village at Irvine home owners who are thinking about selling their property and moving should strongly consider preparing for that and get going now.  These late months of spring, May and June, are times when Turtle Rock … Continue reading

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Irvine’s Bommer Canyon Trailhead Now Open for Public Visitors

  Irvine's Bommer Canyon trailhead was in the rough for years and not easily accessible.  The City of Irvine purchased Bommer Canyon from The Irvine Company in 1981.  Since that time Bommer Canyon has been used for special events, including picnics, campouts … Continue reading

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Foreclosure Filing Numbers Down in California & Orange County

  Foreclosure filings in California fell to the lowest level since the fall of 2008. Notice of Default filings dropped 25.8% in California, and Notice of Trustee sale filings fell 10.9% from March 2011. On a year-over-year basis foreclosure filings were down also, with Notice … Continue reading

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Newport Beach CA Home Sales Market Update

  Newport Beach with its gorgeous homes and ocean,  harbor and Back Bay views, continues to be one of the most sought after areas for home buying in Orange County. ________________________________________________________________ April 2011 home sales at Newport Beach zip code areas … Continue reading

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