Brea, CA Real Estate News

By Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co
(Preferred Home Brokers)
Brea, CA is a community in Orange County that's known for many things including our displays of public art.It's one of those things that I appreciate daily. The work to the right has become one of my favorites, it seems like I see discover something new each time it's explored, whether it's day or night. Entitled "A Tree Within" it located near the upper section of Olen Pointe a commercial complex of high rise office buildings and a few restaurants. The center is located just to the east of the 57 freeway and north of Lambert Rd. If you happen to be in or around town take the time to stop by to enjoy the art. This is just one of several in the immediate area. Brea's public art program began in 1975. Today we enjoy over 140 works around our city. Even our bus shelters have become a showc...
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By Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co
(Preferred Home Brokers)
Brea, CA Real Estate Sales Report ~ Brea housing inventory remains low compared to earlier this year.  Brea Single Family Homes for October 2009: 53 re-sale homes were  for sale, compared to 50/59/56/67/81/65/94/ respectively for the past few months.    21 pending sales & back-ups, down from 28/42/33/20/23/18/15/24/20/16/36/30/27 in prior months.   33 homes closed in Oct. as compared to 23/20/22/15/24/29/12/13/20/11/28/30 respectively in the prior 12 months.  Average selling price for Oct. was $530,000 down slightly from last month, avg. sq. ft. was 2211. The average days on the market for Oct. was 77 compared to 56 & 78 in two months.   Brea Condo Sales Activity for Oct. 2009: Only 13 condos were for sale, compared to 10/10/14/16/14/6/12/9/13 in the past few months.  4 pending sales/ba...
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By Momentum Realty, Orange County CA Real Estate Agent
(North Orange County CA Real Estate Specialists)
rea, California Real Estate Market Report- November 1st, 2009Brea Active Listings= 70Lowest priced listing in Brea = $229,900.00Highest priced listing in Brea = $2,000,000.00Active Listings Property Type: 58 Single Family Residences 12 Condos/Townhouses                                 Active Listings Sale Type: 46 Standard Listings 3 REO* Listings 21 Short Pay** Listings                               Active Listings Price Range: 45 priced at or above $500,000.00 25 priced below $500,000.00                               Brea properties in Pending & Back Up Status= 78Pending & Back Up Status Listing Type: 33 Standard Listings 6 REO* Listings 39 Short Pay** Listings                               Brea Properties Sold From 10/1/09-10/31/09= 33October, 2009 Sales Type: 21 Standard Sales 9 REO...
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By Denny and Denise Rockwell, Real Estate Professionals, Staging & Design
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
LIST OF ALL ACTIVE BREA HOMES AS OF 10-28-2009 - CALL, TEXT OR EMAIL FOR UPDATES AND OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - 714-335-9043 - OR GO TO www.BreaHomes123.com RES MLS # Status P V H T Q Type A/D Address City Area Zip TGNO Trct/M Bd B t/f Sty Gar SqFt Yr Blt Price DOM   1  S574401  A   1     H  T  Q  CONDO  A 211 S Redwood Ave B  BREA 86 92821  709B7  ESTP/B  2  3/2  2  0    1,133  1984  $240,000  112     2  MRM-C09094432  A   11     H  T  Q  CONDO  A 205 S REDWOOD Ave 22  BREA 86 92821  709B7  /  2  3/1  2  2    1,187  1984  $255,000  58     3  S594168  A   17     H  T  Q  CONDO  A 357 Prairie Ct  BREA 86 92821  709B6  CR/z  2  2/1  1  2 A  1,150  1974  $305,000  4     4  MRM-H09048502  A   11     H  T  Q  CONDO  A 736 CACTUS Ct  BREA 86 92821  709B6  /  3  3/2  2  2 A  1,401  1974  $335...
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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.orangecountyshortsalerealtor.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 bur...
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By Denny and Denise Rockwell, Real Estate Professionals, Staging & Design
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
NOVEMBER 5 - 8, 2009 CLICK ON PHOTOS OR LINK BELOW FOR FULL INFORMATION Matinee & Evening Showtimes Thursday 7pm / Friday 7pm / Saturday 12pm, 4pm, 7pm Sunday 12pm, 4pm
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By Robert Foust, North Orange County | Fullerton Real Estate | Brea
(Foust Team Real Estate Sales, Master Certified Negotiation Expert)
 One of the best cities in North Orange County is Brea.  This small but special little city offers many special benefits to home buyers looking in North Orange County.  The Brea Mall is filled with shoppers delights, discount ,as well as top flight.  Brea real estateis also a myriad of possibilities.  Homes range from inexpensive condos to estates of gigantic size.  Brea has a wide range of real estate, some of the most varied North Orange County real estate.  Check for comparable neighborhood prices at www.foustonline.com, Home searches will help you to see what the market is saying.  Also review neighborhoods to get a comparison of the areas.   
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By Heather Crawford
(Prudential California Realty)
Here I am sitting at a spare computer in the back room of Heather's office. I am deciding if I should get my RE license, or do I really need one. Since the most I can do at an open house is say "Hi, welcome to another Heather Crawford Open House", I may be "forced" to get one. Whatever I can do to help her, I will. Then there's the issue of our house, which is still up for sale. Anyone looking for an awesome 1910 Craftsman house with many original features on 1/2 acre with a full 1,400 sq. ft. basement? So far no one has shown enough interest to come up with a reasonable offer. So much for our plan to downsize, get rid of clutter, and live on 10% and give away 90%. We were sure God wanted us to sell our house, our "Isaac". We are totally prepared to move to a condo or apartment, where w...
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By Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co
(Preferred Home Brokers)
Brea, CA Real Estate Sales Report ~ Brea housing inventory continues to decline, September 2009 was low for the year!  Brea Single Family Homes for September 2009: 50  re-sale homes were  for sale, compared to 59/56/67/81/65/94/ respectively for the past few months.    28 pending sales & back-ups, down from 42/33/20/23/18/15/24/20/16/36/30/27 in prior months.   23 homes closed in Sept. as compared to 20/22/15/24/29/12/13/20/11/28/30/24 respectively in the prior 12 months.  Average selling price for Sept. was $541,400 down slightly from last month at $559,500, for just over 2,000 sq. ft.   The average days on the market for Sept. 56 compared to 78 in August.  Brea Condo Sales Activity for September 2009: Only 10 condos were for sale, compared to 10/14/16/14/6/12/9/13 in the past few mon...
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By Denny and Denise Rockwell, Real Estate Professionals, Staging & Design
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
BREA'S BIG BITE an all American block party  Friday, October 9th   5 pm to 9 pm CLICK HERE OR ON PHOTO BELOW TO VIEW WEBSITE This annual family-friendly feast, presented by the Brea Chamber of Commerce, showcases Brea's business community. Attendees may sample the best local eateries with the purchase of a $10 wristband. The event features a vendor zone and the exceptional talent of local bands and entertainers. Brea's Big Bite easily attracts 3,500 people to the downtown area.  Bring the kids, lots for them to do also!!!
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By Heather Crawford
(Prudential California Realty)
This is Scott again - Heather is getting ready for another day in real estate. As I sat in the office yesterday, I heard the daily chatter that is part of real estate: "My client is unrealistic", "I can't believe they made such a ridiculous offer", "I need to get a real job" and the like. We are all so "me" focused that we forget what really matters. I was reminded of that when I opened the local paper this morning and read the story of an 8-year-old boy who had lost his 2 year battle with cancer. Noah Dowell (nicknamed "The Mighty"), died this past Saturday. In 2007 he was diagnosed with a malignant tumor and given only 9 months to live. He would beat that diagnosis by a year. Noah played Little League, and his favorite drink was milk (just like me). Noah raised the spirits of those ar...
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By Heather Crawford
(Prudential California Realty)
Hello again - this is Scott - Heather's husband and yard sale co-conspirator. As we continue on our journey to "live on 10% and give away 90%", we still are amazed at what we will hang on to because "we might need it one day." All day Friday we kept opening boxes in the garage and asking each other "Did you want to keep this, or was it me?" We had to borrow six large tables from our church just to hold the stuff. We opened cabinets in the basement and discovered more junk that the kids had stashed away in their younger days (chips off the old blocks). So yesterday was the big day. I had hardly slept that night because I was worried that someone would come and steal all the stuff we had staged at the end of our driveway! So there we were, tired already, and the day was just beginning. We...
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By Momentum Realty, Orange County CA Real Estate Agent
(North Orange County CA Real Estate Specialists)
Brea Real Estate Market Report- October 1st, 2009 Brea Active Listings= 60Lowest priced listing in Brea= $240,000.00Highest priced listing in Brea= $2,199,900.00Active Listings Property Type: 51 Single Family Residences 9 Condos/Townhouses                         Active Listings Sale Type: 37 Standard Listings 2 REO* Listing 21 Short Pay** Listings                             Active Listings Price Range: 38 priced at or above $500,000.00 22 priced below $500,000.00                             Brea Properties in Pending & Back Up Status= 81Pending & Back Up Status Listing Type: 33 Standard Listings 13 REO* Listings 35 Short Pay** Listings                             Brea Properties Sold From 9/1/09-9/30/09= 26September, 2009 Sales Type: 21 Standard Sales 3 REO* Sales 2 Short Pay** Sales ...
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By Jared Tafua
(Prudential California Realty)
Your Realtor Is Personal Again. Are you searching for an agent that understands Web 2.0 Marketing, someone that knows what buyers are looking for when they search for homes online, an agent that talks to you? Working with an agent of the future will help you sell your home in this market for top dollar. Take a look at this video to see what I'm talking about. I service Southern California, North Orange County and Parts of Los Angeles Area (Brea, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, Anahiem Hills, Placentia, Diamond Bar, Walnut). If you are looking to sell outside of my best service area, I work with a large Realtor network, that can give you the same exceptional service. Give me a call today. Be sure your agent isn't waisting your time and money.Jared Tafua Prudential California Realty.
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By Robert Foust, North Orange County | Fullerton Real Estate | Brea
(Foust Team Real Estate Sales, Master Certified Negotiation Expert)
I suspect many buyers believe that they can cancel an escrow and not lose any money.  Not 100% true.  Some escrows in North Orange County real estate have a cancellation fee, plus some out of pocket costs that escrow has to pay will be allocated to the buyer.  Even the sellers cost of HOA documentation fees will be paid out of the deposit of the buyer (only until either another escrow is open on the property or the seller brings in some money to escrow).  This will surprise many people.   But remember, the only money in the escrow to pre-pay HOA document fee is the buyers money - until escrow closes of course.  So be alert Buyers - you may not get all of your deposit back. (At least right away)
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By Tom Pelton
(Coldwell Banker Previews International)
Realtor Connie Bramble Hits Top 100 List Over the past few months, Connie Bramble has made changes to her business that are paying off for her and her clients.  The results have put her on Prudential California Realty’s Top 100 list for sales this year in Orange County! “Connie is getting great results for her clients.” Says Prudential office manager Tom Pelton. “She is using today’s technology and internet tools along her years of experience and knowledge to get things done.  While some agents sit around waiting for the market to change, Connie is making things happen.” Teamwork also gives Connie a tremendous advantage in today’s market.  Connie works at the number one selling real estate company in Brea, Fullerton, Placentia, Yorba Linda.  This gives her access to more inventory for ...
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