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Current, relevant, and insightful topics on real estate in North Orange County, Fullerton, Brea, Anaheim, Yorba Linda, La Habra, La Mirada, and Placentia.

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2009 

At last, North Orange County real estate is showing signs of life in the short sales.  Usually we do not recommend short sales (very slow and frustrating), but lately the lenders have started to move with a sense of urgency.  The last two transactions we did on short sales moved ahead in record t...
01/27/2009
Now is the time for agents and their clients to be pro-active.  In California, you have until April 30, 2009 to request the Assessor to informally review your property assessment and consequent taxes.  The informal review is really easy to fill out, by county, and submit by fax (only one page).  ...
01/27/2009
I have posted before about a possible 90 day freeze on foreclosures, but the new administration is hearing suggestions of even more.  Yes, they are considering a 6 month freeze in order to stop the bleeding and find other solutions.  This idea has many consequences, but the one I am concerned abo...
01/27/2009
Real estate in La Mirada, California, is well known by the lucky homeowners who live there, but it can be a real sleeper to homebuyers who aren't totally familiar with the area. While the city technically does reside in Los Angeles County, many associate it with Orange County given its close prox...
01/25/2009
Consumers are starting to do the math.  A 1% lower loan rate, on say a $400,000 home loan, translates into a $4000 a year savings on interest.  That is a $333 a month difference in payment.  That is not small change to the homeowner.  With loan rates now below 5% for home loans, the buyers are re...
01/23/2009
The city of La Habra has  a lot to give.  From high-end homes to very affordable condo and apartments, La Habra real estate offers a vast spectrum of opportunities.  Besides homes and real estate, you will find the annual "Corn Festival" (highly publicized and attended) and fair that is a real "k...
01/23/2009
In today's market, all of the buyers out there must have a email address.  Having an email account will let the agent help you look for property as well as let you know when a real deal shows up.  The old system of searching and then sending paper by US mail to a client is just to slow for the re...
01/22/2009
We have put together a localized blog for North Orange County real estate.  The Foust Team Real Estate Blog is unique.  Our goal is to give both buyers and sellers a place to go (and hopefully return) to gather information that is pertinent to their area.  The concept is to give them easy access ...
01/22/2009
You Want To Do What? - The Importance of Listening To And Evaluating Your Client's Plans by Bob Foust The real estate business truly is amazing.  No matter how long you've been involved in it, the same simple truths seem to present themselves year to year, and by default, we are bound to make som...
01/21/2009
Now is the right time of year to see your tax man (CPA), and not just about your taxes.  Talk to him/her about referrals to you, yes, you have to ask for it.  Each year at this time the tax preparers are our good friends.  It is hard to say how many times a new client tells us that their tax man ...
01/21/2009
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