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Laguna homes, Laguna condos and Laguna Real Estate issues regularly updated by REALTOR Marlene Bridges-Certified Real Estate Specialist and Seniors Real Estate Specialist. South Orange County, California homes, condos, and real estate information.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
In attending numerous real estate classes, I've had an opportunity to hear other Realtors® share what drew them to Real Estate as a career.  The majority of them have one thing in common...they love to help people.  Theologians call this having the gift of helps.  For me it was just one of the re...
03/30/2009
                                                                                                                                                                                This is by far one of the most interesting times we've ever experienced in Orange County California real estate.  It's li...
03/30/2009
Chances are that if you've owned your Orange County, California home for ten to fifteen years or more and have never refinanced it, you have accumulated a considerable amount of equity.  Equity is the difference between what you could sell your home for less the amount you owe in mortgage(s).  I...
03/29/2009
There are numerous tax advantages to home ownership.  One of the advantages is the included in the Taxpayer's Relief Act of 1997.  Previously the Tax Code allowed for a once-in-a-lifetime capital gain exclusion.  The Taxpayer's Relief Act of 1997 changed that rule to benefit homeowners who have a...
03/29/2009
You can sure learn some great things when you take a walk through your own neighborhood.  Recently, while out walking, I saw a neighbor making an interesting improvement.  He was painting his garage floor.  Not with just any paint.  He was using a kit especially made for garage floors.  Beautiful...
03/29/2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                One of the best ways to communicate the ...
03/29/2009
Many people in California after raising their families discover that they no longer need the large homes they once had.  If you've been in your home for a long time, you probably have a very low tax base.  If you're considering moving into a new home, even though it's less expensive than your cu...
03/25/2009
This week I received an inquiry from my website. So I immediately picked up the phone trying to respond quickly and demonstrate professionalism.  When the man on the other end of the line answerd, he seemed pleased with my prompt reply to his web inquiry.  I asked him how I might be of service to...
03/22/2009
The City of Laguna Woods is home to one of the country's largest Active Senior Communities, Laguna Woods Village (formerly Leisure World).  The wonderful climate, close proximity to the ocean with Laguna Beach only 10 minutes away, the mountains only 1 1/2 hours away and the comfortble lifestyle ...
03/19/2009
The graph below tracks market activity from January 2008 through February 2008 in South Orange County California.   Here's a quick recap: New listings coming on the market in February were down from January by 15.6% Properties that went under contract in February were up from January by 43.5% Clo...
03/19/2009
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