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2011 

  Newport Beach and its Newport Heights 92663 area home sales and prices were up during 2010.   This is a different sales record than most other areas at Orange County for 2010. Newport Heights is located south of 17th Street, east of Newport Blvd, inland from PCH, and west of Dover Drive. ______...
01/31/2011
  Homeowners associations should be in the business at least in part to protect property values in their communities. Reserve funding is essential for California common interest developments (Homeowner Associations) and home loans for buyers in those communities. Bank of America has apparently re...
01/30/2011
  Shady Canyon is one of the most extraordinary and exclusive residential communities in Orange County and Southern California. Shady is located in the hills east of Turtle Rock. Shady is a private and exclusive golf-oriented community developed by The Irvine Company and has about 400 of the most...
01/24/2011
  SHORT SALES are tricky for sellers and buyers, and working with unpaid homeowner association assessments and liens can be very challenging. A "SHORT SALE" is when an owner of a property seeks to avoid foreclosure by selling the property for less than is owed on the home loans (mortgage).  Becau...
01/24/2011
  Some homeowners are upside down on their homes these days - being "underwater" - where values are less than amount owed to lenders and lienholders.  We don't support voluntary "strategic default" on home loans and mortgages.  However, it's a consideration for some homeowners here in Orange Coun...
01/22/2011
  Real estate investing should be done carefully by those with the money, education and experience. Be careful selecting the properties.  Foreclosures can be good opportunities, but short sales are probably safer. Financing for investment properties is hard to get, and some bankers charge three p...
01/21/2011
  U.S. home resales were up more than expected in December, 2010. This probably offers some hope for housing and markets recovery.  Existing home resales rose 12.3% to an annual rate of 5.28 million units in December, which is more than forecasted. Mortgage rates up in December might have moved s...
01/21/2011
"10 Hidden costs of owning AND renting a home" - by Tara-Nicholle Nelson Everyone thinks that the costs of renting are limited to, well, rent! On the other hand, there is a laundry list of expenses we all know go along with owning a home. But many people aren't aware of the hidden, surprising cos...
01/20/2011
  Turtle Rock is a beautiful area located in the hills near the University of California Irvine campus and is one of the most popular residential communities in Irvine for buyers.    Turtle Rock home values remained strong during 2010. ________________________________________________   89 Turtle ...
01/20/2011
  My article last July - If You're Rich, Watch Out for Greedy Heirs and Sharp Objects - pointed out that we had no U.S. Estate Tax for the one year ending December 31, 2010, and that rich people might consider staying away from greedy heirs. Then U.S. Congress changed all that hysteria  - The U.S...
01/19/2011
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