Huntington Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
$100,000 for Huntington Beach First Time Buyers -  Surf City Announces New Program   Last week, Huntington Beach rolled out a new First Time Home Buyer Program, offering up to $100,000 to qualified First Time Home Buyers.   The basics are of the Huntington Beach First Time Buyers' program are as follows:   No ownership interest in last 3 years Income qualify Maximum purchase price $515,000 No payments and no interest for 45 years. Minimum 3% down Owner occupied only Equity sharing Maximum of 20% of purchase price Additional information on Huntington Beach First Time Buyers' program: INCOME QUALIFICATIONS 1 person - $72,300 2 people - $82,650 3 people - $92,950 4 people - $103,300   EQUITY SHARING The Huntington Beach First Time Buyer program requires that the buyer give an equity share ...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Huntington Beach Real Estate Minute September 12, 2009 - Huntington Beach Market Report Huntington Beach well known as “Surf City USA” with its excellent surfing has 8.5 miles of beaches and over 200,000 residents with 11 million visitors annually coming to see events such as the US Open of Surfing, the Surf City USA Marathon and AVP Pro Beach Volleyball. It is also known as one of the 10 safest cities Huntington Beach Real Estate offers a wide variety of housing from moderately priced condos to multi-million dollar estates. Below is the current Huntington Beach Homes report: The real estate market in Huntington Beach right now has very little inventory, making it competitive for buyers in the lower price ranges. Persistence and patience should be used to find just the right house. Mark...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Huntington Beach Real Estate Minute September 5, 2009 - Huntington Beach Market Report Huntington Beach well known as “Surf City USA” with its excellent surfing has 8.5 miles of beaches and over 200,000 residents with 11 million visitors annually coming to see events such as the US Open of Surfing, the Surf City USA Marathon and AVP Pro Beach Volleyball. It is also known as one of the 10 safest cities Huntington Beach Real Estate offers a wide variety of housing from moderately priced condos to multi-million dollar estates. Below is the current Huntington Beach Homes report: The real estate market in Huntington Beach right now has very little inventory, making it competitive for buyers in the lower price ranges. Persistence and patience should be used to find just the right house. Marke...
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By Kurtis Kooiman
(Straightline Group, Inc.)
Just a little story about something that happened with me this week.  Being that I have taken on more of an educational roll in my career as of late, I found out that I'm entitled to some pretty reasonable insurance rates on my homes and car because of my chosen profession.   Well, I've had one insurance agent that I've worked with for years...someone I'm loyal to and go to every single time I have an insurance need (except health insurance...for that, I go to myself being that I'm licensed to provide it).  I called on the other insurance company last week because I wanted to find out for sure if they were able to lower my insurance rates and sure enough, they were able to lower the rates and by quite a bit. What am I to do NOW? I've been loyal to my agent for years but, here's a chanc...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Huntington Beach Real Estate Minute August 30, 2009 - Huntington Beach Market Report Huntington Beach well known as “Surf City USA” with its excellent surfing has 8.5 miles of beaches and over 200,000 residents with 11 million visitors annually coming to see events such as the US Open of Surfing, the Surf City USA Marathon and AVP Pro Beach Volleyball. It is also known as one of the 10 safest cities Huntington Beach Real Estate offers a wide variety of housing from moderately priced condos to multi-million dollar estates. Below is the current Huntington Beach Homes report: Market reports for other local areas: Mesa Verde Costa Mesa Real Estate Report Westside Costa Mesa Real Estate Report Eastside Costa Mesa Real Estate Report Costa Mesa Real Estate Report Central Costa Mesa Real Estate...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Huntington Beach Real Estate Minute August 23, 2009 - Huntington Beach Market Report Huntington Beach well known as “Surf City USA” with its excellent surfing has 8.5 miles of beaches and over 200,000 residents with 11 million visitors annually coming to see events such as the US Open of Surfing, the Surf City USA Marathon and AVP Pro Beach Volleyball. It is also known as one of the 10 safest cities Huntington Beach Real Estate offers a wide variety of housing from moderately priced condos to multi-million dollar estates. Below is the current Huntington Beach Homes report: Market reports for other local areas: Mesa Verde Costa Mesa Real Estate Report Westside Costa Mesa Real Estate Report Eastside Costa Mesa Real Estate Report Costa Mesa Real Estate Report Central Costa Mesa Real Estate...
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By Lillian Walker, REO Broker/Owner/Auctioneer RCS-D
(Exit Realty SCV-HB DRE#01058474)
Huntington Beach California Real Estate info and Real Facts Ever wonder where can you go to get the bottom line facts and numbers about our Surf City? Well look no further! I have found http://www.city-data.com/city/Huntington-Beach-California.html check out our map of Huntington Beach and check out the Huntington Beach market update  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCll-y-uSnc As you may or may not know, Huntington Beach boasts 8 miles of coastline and has from the sandy white beaches, to the Huntington Harbour Homes http://www.city-data.com/neighborhood/Huntington-Harbor-Huntington-Beach-CA.html  complete with Boat Docks and marvelous views of the water to Spectacular Equestrian Estate Homes  in Edwards Hill and The Seacliff Penninsula to traditional homes in the suburb. We really do h...
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By Kurtis Kooiman
(Straightline Group, Inc.)
Quote of the Week:"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." Albert Einstein PhysicistWill Homeowners and Buyers Lose $45,000?Ann Arbor, MI August 13, 2009 – Federal Reserve officials met yesterday and issued a statement saying that their program to purchase $1.25 trillion of mortgage-backed securities will be winding down by the end of year.  “The Fed is the single largest buyer of mortgage bonds in the market today,” said Gibran Nicholas, Chairman of the CMPS Institute, an organization that certifies mortgage bankers and brokers.  “The way mortgage companies set their interest rates is by figuring out the price that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are willing to pay them for the mortgage.  Fannie and Freddie set their price by figuring out what investors on the bon...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Huntington Beach Real Estate Minute August 16, 2009 - Huntington Beach Market Report Huntington Beach well known as “Surf City USA” with its excellent surfing has 8.5 miles of beaches and over 200,000 residents with 11 million visitors annually coming to see events such as the US Open of Surfing, the Surf City USA Marathon and AVP Pro Beach Volleyball. It is also known as one of the 10 safest cities Huntington Beach Real Estate offers a wide variety of housing from moderately priced condos to multi-million dollar estates. Below is the current Huntington Beach Homes report: Market reports for other local areas: Westside Costa Mesa Real Estate Report Eastside Costa Mesa Real Estate Report Mesa Verde Costa Mesa Real Estate Report South Coast Metro Real Estate Report Costa Mesa Real Estate ...
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By Janet French
(Silverstar Finance Inc.)
Never underestimate a small group of dedicated individuals to change the world. ~Margaret Mead As you may or may not know, there have been some MAJOR changes made in lending industry. One in particular that we would like to bring to light is the new HERA/TILA (Truth in Lending) regulations pertaining to loan disclosures. Please keep reading, as this is important to all of us! Here is a summary of what we are referring to: These new disclosure requirements--which are the result of the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA) and the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) passed by Congress in 2008--are intended to protect consumers from deceptive lending. While lenders are still formalizing their compliance policies, it appears that the slightest change in a loan could trigger ...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Huntington Beach Real Estate Minute August 9, 2009 - Huntington Beach Market Report Huntington Beach well known as “Surf City USA” with its excellent surfing has 8.5 miles of beaches and over 200,000 residents with 11 million visitors annually coming to see events such as the US Open of Surfing, the Surf City USA Marathon and AVP Pro Beach Volleyball. It is also known as one of the 10 safest cities Huntington Beach Real Estate offers a wide variety of housing from moderately priced condos to multi-million dollar estates. Below is the current Huntington Beach Homes report: Market reports for other local areas: South Coast Metro Real Estate Report Mesa Verde Costa Mesa Real Estate Report Westside Costa Mesa Real Estate Report Eastside Costa Mesa Real Estate Report Central Costa Mesa Real ...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Market Broiler - Great Seafood - Better Deals Market Broiler is located just up the street from my house at 20111 Brookhurst Street in Huntington Beach at the corner of Brookhurst and Adams. Their phone number is 714-963-7796. This has to be one of my favorite seafood restaurants, and there are a lot of them around, given the fact we're next to the Pacific Ocean. Market Broiler has great seafood, and unlike some restaurants, it also has great side dishes, My favorites are the red potatoes and the veggies.  My husband likes the mashed potatoes. The fish is fresh; the bread is hot out of the oven, and there's enough for the four of us to share two entrees (of course my kids are still little). They've just recently finished a remodel, and the place looks great, and you now get to watch the...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Chicago Ribs is located at the corner of Brookhurst and Yorktown at 9901 Yorktown in Huntington Beach.  Their number is 714-963-7427.   If you're looking for a good rib dinner at a more reasonable price than many other rib companies, Chicago Ribs is a great place to try.  My favorite is the baby back rib and shrimp combination.  I really enjoy pouring on the barbeque sauce.   The serving sizes at the Chicago Ribs are generous and easily split with the kids, at least when their young, maybe not so much with the teenagers.  Also, if you have an Entertainment Book, there's a two for one coupon which makes it an even better deal. The other things I really enjoy Chicago Ribs are their cornbread and baked beans. We usually stop in a couple of times a year and enjoy ourselves when we go.  The ...
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Star Broker/Associate Proves One Person Can Make A Difference Broker/associate John Saunders of Star/Harbour Homes, made a connection. With that one simple connection, he made a difference to the lives of many people in Orange County. Noticing the collection barrel for Orange County Food Bank at his office, for Star Real Estate's new partnership to fight hunger in the local community, John contacted the manager of the new Trader Joe's, Ron Crespo, at the Harbour Mall off Algonquin in Huntington Harbour and asked if he would contribute the excess stock which goes to waste each week. The result is an approximately $15,000/week commitment from the store, open June 12th, to provide food each weekday to the O.C. Food Bank and to Restoring Every Soul in Christ on the weekend. With nearly 456,...
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By Diane van der Goes
(Star Real Estate)
#1 GOAL OF TOP 10% STAR PRODUCER NANCY ANDREASON IS SATISFIED CLIENTS Star Real Estate agent, Nancy Andreason, was recently honored as Top 10% producer. She also has just achieved her Broker's license on her first attempt. This double achievement is no surprise to those who know this thoroughly upbeat and professional Star. Nancy says, "I like to be prepared and knowledgeable about any endeavor. I am a committed, full-time Realtor, and constantly aspire to give my clients the service they deserve. This means service that encompasses knowledge, experience, and devoted attention to their wants and needs. I focus on results, because at the end of the day, my clients want the most possible for their home in the least amount of time." Andreason is very much a people person. She cares passion...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Huntington Beach Real Estate Minute August 2, 2009 - Huntington Beach Market Report Huntington Beach well known as “Surf City USA” with its excellent surfing has 8.5 miles of beaches and over 200,000 residents with 11 million visitors annually coming to see events such as the US Open of Surfing, the Surf City USA Marathon and AVP Pro Beach Volleyball. It is also known as one of the 10 safest cities Huntington Beach Real Estate offers a wide variety of housing from moderately priced condos to multi-million dollar estates. Below is the current Huntington Beach Homes report: Market reports for other local areas: Mesa Verde Costa Mesa Real Estate Report Westside Costa Mesa Real Estate Report Eastside Costa Mesa Real Estate Report South Coast Metro Real Estate Report Costa Mesa Real Estate R...
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By Janet French
(Silverstar Finance Inc.)
"We should never allow ourselves to be bullied by an either-or. There is often the possibility of something better than either of those two alternatives." ~ Mary Parker Follett Something to think about. 45% of retirees aged 55-75 surveyed in April 2009 have either not calculated how long their assets are anticipated to last during their retirement years or they have never given the issue any thought. ~source: Society of Actuaries Are you prepared? Are you saving $$ on autopilot each month? Is your debt under control or managed correctly? Especially your Biggest Debt...your mortgage? Do you have a financial plan in place? Do you know what tax laws can benefit or hurt you? Consider this... People are living longer and working longer than planned. "Bad" debt is eating away at your retireme...
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By Ann Urias, Your Real Estate Concierge
(Aston Group - Orange County Real Estate)
RE/MAX Homes & Estates Pre-Foreclosure Division 9241 Irvine Boulevard, Suite 150, Irvine, California 92618 (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 appr...
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By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate
(Compass)
All photographs are taken and posted by Sharon Paxson, copyright© 2009.  All rights reserved. Photographs may not be copied, or reproduced without the express, written permission of Sharon Paxson, Realtor, Prudential California Realty, Newport Beach.  Contact Sharon Paxson for permission for use of photograph, and permission may be granted in writing.
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