Anaheim, CA Real Estate News

By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
Anaheim Short Sale Another success !!!!!!!! The seller had owned the home for 14 years and had refinanced multiple times. He had one loan for $ 490,000 We received an offer for $ 335,000 with in 4 weeks of listing agreement. The short sale took 5 weeks to get approved by the lender. Then 30 days to close escrow. 1st lender accepted $ 292,800 The bank paid all past due taxes, termite work, escrow, title and commissions. This seller received a full settlement. Interested in short selling your home contact Ann Urias with ReMax Homes and Estates Pre-Foreclosure division. www.remaxann.com for more info. List with an experienced Orange County Short Sale Specialist #01451803
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By Todd Foust, North Orange County, Anaheim Real Estate Brea Rea
(FOUST Team Real Estate)
Learn "How To Get A Loan Modification in the OC" For FREE   With falling home values, adjusting interest rates, and a sluggish economy many Orange County homeowners are looking to get out from under their house payments. Problem is a lot of people are being ripped off by fraudulent loan modification companies.What Can We Do...?We're here to help you but:1) We don't want your loan modification business!!!....... Especially if that means we have to charge you for our help.2) We really don't want you to have to short sale your home!!!.....A short sale should only be a last ditch effort to avoid foreclosure when loan modification and payment options have been exhausted.3) We only can offer this help in the area we know, The Orange County CA areaWhat Do We Want Then....This may sound contrar...
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By Todd Foust, North Orange County, Anaheim Real Estate Brea Rea
(FOUST Team Real Estate)
New EPA law affects OC Homeowners   As of this week, a previous law is now in effect regarding construction and renovation and lead based paint. Owner/sellers oflder homes, built prior to 1978, must jump through a new hoop if they plan on doing any repairs, renovations, or construction that will affect the paint in their home. We already have a lead based paint disclosure in place for owners of homes of this vintage but here are the new changes:1) Owners who hire contractors and repair tradespeople must insure that they have been trained and certified by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to prevent household contamination of lead based paint.2) Contractors must also give owners an EPA lead brochureAdditionally, renovators must deliver EPA's lead renovation pamphlet to an occupan...
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By Todd Foust, North Orange County, Anaheim Real Estate Brea Rea
(FOUST Team Real Estate)
New President Homes Listing   Fullerton, CA - Finishing up some projects like this beautiful new patio cover. This is a great 3 bed floorplan coming by months end. This will make a great home for somebody! Fullerton some of the nicest homes and neighborhoods in North Orange County.  Even buyers interested in Anaheim should consider the Fullerton areas - they might find the perfect home.
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By David Dee, Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orang
(RMX REALTY)
Anaheim CA Real Estate Market Report March 2010       There were 130 homes that closed within the month of March 2010 for Anaheim California, compared to 121 homes closed in March 2009, an increase of +9. Sales Volume for homes closed in Anaheim CA for March 2009 was $40,040,680 Sales Volume for homes closed in Anaheim CA for March 2010 was $48,639,200 Average list price for homes closed in Anaheim CA for March 2009 was $333,133 Average list price for homes closed in Anaheim CA for March 2010 was $374,204 Average SOLD price for homes closed in Anaheim CA for March 2009 was $330,915 Average SOLD price for homes closed in Anaheim CA for March 2010 was $374,148 Average Days on Market for homes closed in Anaheim CA for March 2009 was 80 days. Average Days on Market for homes closed in Anahe...
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By Mike Pahua, Orange County Short Sale Realtor
(Orange County Real Estate)
Charming property located in quiet cul-de-sac. Upstairs loft area, upgraded bathrooms and kitchen.   View all these foreclosures at http://www.pgcoastal.com/3/W0000016061/P0000328618.htm
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By Todd Foust, North Orange County, Anaheim Real Estate Brea Rea
(FOUST Team Real Estate)
New Homebuyer Tax Credit For Californians   Assembly Bill 183, the Homebuyer Tax Credit legislation has officially been signed into law! AB 183 provides $200 million in tax credits, half of which is allocated toward first time buyers purchasing existing homes and the other half for first time buyers purchasing new or never occupied homes. Here's the important dates:One must purchases a home on and after May 1, 2010, and on or before Dec. 31, 2010orOne must purchase a home on and after Dec. 31, 2010, and before Aug. 1, 2011, if under contract before Dec. 31, 2010.How much is the credit?The credit is the lesser of 5 percent of the purchase price or $10,000, in equal installments over three consecutive years. Catches? Purchasers must live in the home for at least two years or pay back the ...
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By David Dee, Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orang
(RMX REALTY)
BEAUTIFUL SUMMERWIND GATED COMMUNITY - ANAHEIM CA   Right in the heart of the City of Anaheim California is this gated community of Summerwind. This is a newer upscale gated complex of homes built in the 1990s.  There are a total of 170 units in this Summerwind Community. It consists of 3 stories with a 2-car garage. There are 3 floor plans within this resort-like community. With 2 and 3 bedrooms ranging from 1440 to 1622 square feet, this is a great community for those who want low maintenance after coming back from a long day of work. The Summerwind Homeowner Association due is $280 per month. Amenities include 2 Spas, Pool, and Club House. Each homeowner is responsible for their own trash/rubbish. It is located between Harbor Blvd and Haster St, and Chapman Av and Orangewood Av. Very...
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By David Dee, Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orang
(RMX REALTY)
Anacapa Private Gated Community, Anaheim CA   Anacapa is a gated community of homes in the City of Anaheim California. The selection of 3 to 4 bedrooms should be adequate enough to accomodate a buyer looking for something fairly new and secured. These 2006 built homes range from 1700 to 2100 square feet.     It is a great location with proximity to Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland is only a few miles east from this location so you'll get to enjoy 2 amusement parks within a very short drive! The monthly HOA dues are approximately $250/month.       Some features are spacious master suite with walk-in closet, inside Laundry, 2-car garage and large Patio. Community park with green belt area and bar-b-ques.   For those homeowners living in Community of Anacapa, the schools are as follows. T...
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By Jorge Martinez, Espanol Spanish Bi-Lingual Agent
(North Orange County ReMax Realtor)
RE/MAX of NOC  (714) 423-1993 Jorge MArtinez  If you are in a situation where:   Job loss   Business failure   Job relocation   Income reduced   Illness and medical cost   Divorce  or death of spouse   Rise in monthly obligation   Interest rate readjustments/ increase   Property damaged from natural disasters   Military Service   Incarceration   Mortgage increase   Behind on mortgage   No equity   In foreclosure WE CAN HELP YOU! It's easy and doesn't cost you any MONEY! !!! When the loan balance on your property is greater than the value of your home. We can assist you with a SHORT SALE Benefits of a Short Sale: A short sale allows you to stay in your home longer ZERO COST SHORT SALE Absolutely no fees or cost to you • Avoid Foreclosure • Avoid Bankruptcy • Reduced damage to your credit...
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By David Dee, Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orang
(RMX REALTY)
Anaheim CA Real Estate Market Report February 2010       There were 100 homes that closed within the month of February 2010 for Anaheim California, compared to 124 homes closed in February 2009, a decrease of -24. Sales Volume for homes closed in Anaheim CA for February 2009 was $41,175,688 Sales Volume for homes closed in Anaheim CA for February 2010 was $36,844,388 Average list price for homes closed in Anaheim CA for February 2009 was $330,879 Average list price for homes closed in Anaheim CA for February 2010 was $366,414 Average SOLD price for homes closed in Anaheim CA for February 2009 was $332,062 Average SOLD price for homes closed in Anaheim CA for February 2010 was $368,444 Average Days on Market for homes closed in Anaheim CA for February 2009 was 75 days. Average Days on Ma...
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By Connie Gohata, Results that Move You
(eXp Realty of California)
Many of my fence sitting clients are now starting to call me because they are seeing the market go up and want to get in before it's too late.  These are the folks who were looking a year ago and just couldn't make up their mind.  They wanted to buy at the bottom.  I don't understand that because it would have been maybe a $5/month difference on their payment if they bought back then vs. waiting a couple months for the market to go lower. So, have we hit the bottom?  Have we started to go back up?  I think it's a false reading because the seller's market here in Northwest Orange County, Lakewood, Cerritos, and Long Beach areas are fooling us.  It only seems like a seller's market because the bottom fishing properties are gone or if they appear, they are snatched up in a second by a cash...
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By Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County
(Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch)
  IML Real Estate Pre-Foreclosure Division (949) 218-0952 www.IMLRealEstate.com   Out of work or has your income been reduced? Do you owe more on your home than it's current market value? Are you going through a divorce? Are you behind on your mortgage payments? Are you burdened with high medical expenses? WAITING TO CONSULT WITH US WILL ONLY NARROW YOUR OPTIONS! A Short Sale May Be Your Solution To A Fresh Start.   WE CAN HELP YOU! It's easy and doesn't cost you any MONEY! Our services are Free!!! WHEN THE DEBT EXCEEDS YOUR HOME'S VALUE... we can help with a SHORT SALE.   Benefits of a Short Sale: • Avoid Foreclosure & It's Consequences. • Avoid Bankruptcy. • Reduced damage to your credit. • Postpone your foreclosure sale date. • Buy again sooner than foreclosure (Short Sale = 2 years....
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By Todd Foust, North Orange County, Anaheim Real Estate Brea Rea
(FOUST Team Real Estate)
The New 2010 Home Purchase Contract   They are at it AGAIN! Those California Assoc. of Realtors (CAR) Lawyers are tireless!The contract to make an offer to purchase a home just went through another round of modifications. We can't believe it but they managed to add stuff without actually making the contract any longer....HURRAY!Actually, we kind of like some of these changes and feel that they really help to clarify some of the terms of the contract and will better keep unethical folks from being able to offer on a property under the false pretenses of one type of financing and then dubiously switch to a less desirable (from sellers point of view) type later. We think this may have a profound effect on some earnest money deposits in the future. Hopefully it is a deterrent but only time ...
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By Jorge Martinez, Espanol Spanish Bi-Lingual Agent
(North Orange County ReMax Realtor)
What are the prospects for Anaheim right now in bank-owned properties and short sales?   As of early February 2010 there were -233 homes for sale (110 short sales, 20 bank-owned) averaging $371,000. -133 condos for sale (87 short sales, 21 bank-owned) averaging $268,000.        Short sales and bank-owned properties average about 4% lower than standard house prices. This makes for a great investment over other types of property, though short sales make for a more difficult time in negotiating a price. For this reason many of them do not make it through closing. For buyers and sellers of short sales, it is necessary to make sure you work with an agent experienced in the negotiation process to ensure your home makes it through escrow.
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By Jorge Martinez, Espanol Spanish Bi-Lingual Agent
(North Orange County ReMax Realtor)
$ 0 COST SHORT SALE!!! WHY A SHORT SALE IS BEST FOR YOU, MORTGAGE PAYMENT TOO HIGH?  Attention Homeowners!     Absolutely no fees or cost to you. The loan balance on your property is greater than the value of your home. Gets you out from under a debt that you can't afford with no further recourse. Much better for your credit than foreclosure and allows you to re-enter the market in 2 years. Your loan modification was denied, you didn't receive principal reduction or you have been waiting months for any feedback. You already damaged your credit because your loan mod company or bank told you that you had to stop paying before getting a loan modification - now you have poor credit and an asset worth significantly less than you owe. A new payment from a loan modification is still more than ...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
RE/MAX Homes & Estates Pre-Foreclosure Division (714) 588 -7676 ∙  www.remaxann.com   If you are in a situation where: • You lost your job • Your Medical Expenses are too high • Just went through/going through a divorce • You are behind on your payments • You have no equity • You can't afford the cost of selling your home • Your income has been reduced • You are in foreclosure   WE CAN HELP YOU! It's easy and doesn't cost you any MONEY! Our services are Free!!! WHEN THE DEBT EXCEEDS YOUR HOME'S VALUE... we can help is with a SHORT SALE.   Benefits of a Short Sale: • Avoid Foreclosure • Avoid Bankruptcy • Reduced damage to your credit • Postpone your foreclosure sale date • A short sale will stay on your credit approx 3 years • BE FREE of financial and emotional burdens! We are licensed ...
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By David Dee, Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orang
(RMX REALTY)
Yes, the property is VACANT but you CANNOT show it!! Let's take a moment and read that again. I had called on a listing over the weekend to see if I can show this one particular property to a client. As I scrolled down the computer to read the remarks section for showing instructions, I noticed that it showed as VACANT. Great! I thought this would be an easy showing. As I read further, it states that it will be DRIVE BY ONLY. Come again?! This makes no sense. The property is a Shortsale, it is ACTIVE, it is VACANT, it is even FHA-ok'd (shown in the remarks section)and the listing agent stated that it is DRIVE BY ONLY. How can he sell it this way? I attempt to call the L/A several times but no response. I even left a message to see if that would help but to no avail. I can understand if ...
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By Jorge Martinez, Espanol Spanish Bi-Lingual Agent
(North Orange County ReMax Realtor)
       If you are looking for an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and skills in leadership, here’s your chance. Leadership Anaheim is offering a unique opportunity to individuals and organizations to enhance their skills and knowledge in civic and business engagement with the community and to widen their social networks by meeting key figures (Mayor of Anaheim, Police Chief, City Manager). But you must reserve a spot soon because they are limited.             Partnering with Vanguard University and other leaders, the program is constructed to be inspirational and allows you to participate in their Expert Leadership Training. This program will better yourself as a community member, a leader and a professional. Check out the flyer for the program here. Scroll down to the bottom and ...
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By Jorge Martinez, Espanol Spanish Bi-Lingual Agent
(North Orange County ReMax Realtor)
  What Else is there to Anaheim Besides Disneyland   If you are considering buying a home in Orange County, Anaheim is definitely a place to think about. There are many considerations one should take into account when looking for their next home, aside from place of employment. Anaheim is the center of entertainment in OC: Disneyland and California Adventure, Disney Ice, Anaheim Angels (or whatever they’re called now), the Ducks, the Anaheim GardenWalk and all those other place residents never go to once they actually live here. Those are great to check out once in a while, but besides the world famous entertainment what else does the city have to offer.   Farmer’s markets are a must, and Anaheim has a great one. Located in Downtown, vendors sell fresh produce, baked goods and handmade ...
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