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Joel Kotkin is an Orange County Register opinion columnist, a Distinguished Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University and is the executive editor of www.newgeography.com.  He has written about public policy and development of the Southern California suburbs and an interesting col...
  Turtle Rock is one of the most in-demand areas at Irvine and Orange County CA for home buying. Turtle Rock homes and real estate update for first six months of 2013  59 Turtle Rock area homes have sold so far this year - from January 1 to June 30, 2013. Inventory of homes for sale at Turtle Roc...
  Lido Island is a special part of Newport Beach CA - built originally during 1923 from the mudflats of Newport Harbor that were dredged.     Lido was the first master planned community in California and one of the first with underground utilities.         Lido Island homes and properties are po...
We have the OC Great Park balloon - but it's not a "bubble" at Orange County CA real estate. Even though some market skeptics have talked about rising home selling prices and possible "bubble" at Orange County CA real estate, we don't expect this any time soon.   The Orange County real estate mar...
Top Reasons to Sell Your Orange County CA Home Now in this Market   1.  Moving for family or financial reasons. 2.  Moving up or to a larger home - Good Orange County home selling prices present sellers with options to clear their mortgage and move up to a bigger or better home.  3.  Top Selling ...
FIRST DAY OF SUMMER - Solstice on June 21, 2013     Corona del Mar CA beach goers will like the sunshine and surf and sand on the first day of summer 2013.   LIVE - CORONA DEL MAR CA   The solstice starts the BEGINNING OF SUMMER in the Northern Hemisphere. In 2013, the solstice falls on Friday, J...
  Hyatt Regency at Newport Beach summer concert series 2013 ...     ...  kicks off on Friday evening, June 21, 2013 - with music entertainment by Michael McDonald.   Summer Concert Series is presented by COLDWELL BANKER PREVIEWS INTERNATIONAL.     
A California court of appeal has essentially held that a property owner cannot rely upon fences used by adjoining property owners for many years to determine property boundaries  (see Martin v Van Bergen (2012) 209 CA 4th 84, 146 CR3d 667). Plaintiffs and defendants owned adjoining parcels of lan...
Housing markets at Orange County CA have been very hot with buyers especially during the past six months, with multiple offers, bidding wars, price appreciation, and small inventories of homes for sale.   Orange County now sees a recent change with more homes on the market.  However, some homeow...
Trustee sale auctions after foreclosure in California are where the property is auctioned to the highest bidder at a time and place indicated by law-required public notice.  No title insurance policy for benefit of the buyer would be available. Sometimes auction properties can be bought a a redu...

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