Huntington Beach, CA Real Estate News

By Justin Kurth
(First Horizon Home Loans)
  Hello All,     With all the changes that have been going on these past few months I decided not to post to my blog.  I didn't want to add to any of the confusion that was being spread in the industry, nor did I really know where the market was going and what timeline we were looking at.  Now I do.     Now has become the time for investors to make some serious money.  The real estate market has started to reach some incredible lows while at the same time the finance market is starting to open up.  This is a Perfect Storm.  The rise in foreclosures is starting to force bank asset managers to begin undercutting their numbers in order to maintain their monthly quotas.  This is a good thing for the average person who has the ability to become an investor.     On a personal note, for those ...
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By Bruce Dadpour, Zip Realty Orange County, CA
(ZipRealty)
As you may have heard, Orange County has it's own economy that is different from other counties in California.  By the same token, Irvine has it's own marketplace and economy. The majority of the Irvine's economic development is coordinated through the Destination Irvine program run by the Chamber of Commerce. The program provides information and assistance on business related incentives, demographics, development standards and various services such as affordable housing and childcare, schools.Irvine is also considered a premier location for film projects due to its expansive areas and state of the artstructure and facilities. It offers free or low-cost filming permits, location information and appealing and convenient visual opportunities.       Top EmployersName  Sector  Employed  Uni...
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By Lisa Bayley
(ZipRealty)
HUNTINGTON BEACH HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIESFree candy for kiddies and adults who act like big kids. It is great that this event starts at 5:00 - way before dusk settles. You can get the kids out for lots of fun and trick and treating from the local stores with lots of fun activities to keep them occupied once you have them all sugared up! Halloween Celebration on Main Street301 Main St. (approximate address)Huntington Beach, CA 92648714-969-0795Dates/TimesOctober 31, 2007 (5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)DescriptionFor children of all ages, this annual Halloween celebration comes courtesy of the Downtown Business Improvement District. The spooky festivities include a moon bounce, petting zoo, Ferris wheel, pumpkin carving, costume contests and more. DirectionsThe Halloween festivities will take place in...
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Home Inventory Huntington Beach, Ca - Here is the most Up To Date Market Trends for Huntington Beach. Each week we take a snapshot of the market. This Altos Research Real-time Market Profile(TM) is the most up-to date market information available. The Profile shows you not only pricing and market numbers, but also trends in those numbers.THIS WEEKThe median single family home price in HUNTINGTON BEACH this week is $875000.Even though the days-on-market is trending higher, so is the Market Action Index at these inventory levels, providing a neutral outlook for the market.PRICEThe market is hovering around this plateau. Look for a persistent change in the Market Action Index before we see prices deviate from these levels.SUPPLY AND DEMANDLocal conditions are currently quite strongly in th...
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In the last year over 100 mortgage lenders have gone out of business due to the "mortgage meltdown" as most of you might now it is getting much more difficult to qualify for mortgages in Huntington Beach. The reason it is difficult to qualify for your Huntington Beach mortgage is because guidelines have changed drastically. Even reverse mortgages in Huntington Beach are getting harder to qualify for, leaving many looking for a honest mortgage company in Huntington Beach.Since many mortgage brokers in Huntington Beach are going out of business, and others are not able to get you qualified, you need to call a reputable company to help you with your home mortgage in Huntington Beach. We here at America One Mortgage Group are a national company headquartered out of Southern California. We h...
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Here is the Home Inventory for Huntington Beach. Each week we take a snapshot of the market. This Altos Research Real-time Market Profile(TM) is the most up-to date market information available. The Profile shows you not only pricing and market numbers, but also trends in those numbers.      THIS WEEKThe median single family home price in HUNTINGTON BEACH this week is $879000.The Market Action index has been trending down lately, while days-on -market is climbing, providing mostly bearish signs for the market.PRICEThe market appears to be hovering around this plateau. This week prices eased down a bit. The Market Action Index is a good leading indicator for the durability of this shift.SUPPLY AND DEMANDLocal conditions are currently quite strongly in the Buyer's Market zone (below 30). ...
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Here is the most Up To Date Market Trends for Huntington Beach. Each week we take a snapshot of the market. This Altos Research Real-time Market Profile(TM) is the most up-to date market information available. The Profile shows you not only pricing and market numbers, but also trends in those numbers.   THIS WEEKThe median single family home price in HUNTINGTON BEACH this week is $889900.The Market Action index has been trending down lately, while days-on -market is climbing, providingmostly bearish signs for the market.PRICEThe market appears to be hovering around this plateau. Look for a persistent change in the Market Action Index before we see prices deviate significantly from here.SUPPLY AND DEMANDLocal conditions are currently quite strongly in the Buyer's Market zone (below 30). ...
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Here is the most Up To Date Market Trends for Huntington Beach. Each week we take a snapshot of the market. This Altos Research Real-time Market Profile(TM) is the most up-to date market information available. The Profile shows you not only pricing and market numbers, but also trends in those numbers.   THIS WEEKThe median single family home price in HUNTINGTON BEACH this week is $879000.The Market Action index has been trending down lately, while days-on -market is climbing, providing mostly bearish signs for the market.PRICEThe market is hovering around this plateau. Look for a persistent change in the Market Action Index before we see prices deviate from these levels.SUPPLY AND DEMANDLocal conditions are currently quite strongly in the Buyer's Market zone (below 30). The 90-day Marke...
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Here is the most Up To Date Market Trends for Huntington Beach. Each week we take a snapshot of the market. This Altos Research Real-time Market Profile(TM) is the most up-to date market information available. The Profile shows you not only pricing and market numbers, but also trends in those numbers.    THIS WEEKThe median single family home price in HUNTINGTON BEACH this week is $884999.The Market Action index has been trending down lately, while days-on -market is climbing, providingmostly bearish signs for the market.PRICEThe market is hovering around this plateau. Look for a persistent change in the Market Action Indexbefore we see prices deviate from these levels.SUPPLY AND DEMANDLocal conditions are currently quite strongly in the Buyer's Market zone (below 30). The 90-day Market...
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By Bob Coan
(ThinkFree Realty)
Here is this weeks open house list for Huntington Beach. This is just a handfull and I have the complete list of Open House Homes in Huntington Beach this weekend. email or call and I will email you the full list for any city you want in OC. Free and of course no obligation. I have every city and every listed Open.  8242 Grant Dr , Huntington Beach, CA 92646  Price $659,900  Bed 3   Baths 1.5  Details here Picture Perfect That best describes this 3 Bedroom Home, it has been meticulously cared for & upgraded. All the Ceilings have been Textured. The Kitchen is Very Open & Bright, Both Bathrooms have been Upgraded with extensive use of Travertine & all the Windows are New Dual Pane Vinyl Windows! There is even a Newer Forced Air Furnace & Ducting. All of this situated on an oversized 7,12...
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Why Choose Morningstar Mortgage?Our Website: www.62homefree.com   Being an expert in Reverse Mortgage Solutions for Seniors is much more complex than simply being a licensed loan officer. To truly serve the needs of a senior by using a reverse mortgage, an understanding of more than the reverse mortgage itself is required. Estate planning, trust fund considerations, medical care planning and power of attorney issues are often involved. This makes the use of a true qualified professional extremely important. Every reverse mortgage application received at Morningstar Mortgage will be personally reviewed by a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (CMPS).  A CMPS is: A designation earned by less than 1% of mortgage professionals in the United States. Held to a higher standard of ethics and...
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By Dustin Boling
(Boling Research, Inc.)
Here I am, entering the land of online blogging. Wish me well! 
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By Al & Marie Hansen, "Always Placing Our Clients' Interests First"
(Star Real Estate)
Be a part of the scene Downtown Huntington Beach!Tuesdays from 4 pm to 8:30 pm downtown Huntington Beach is hopping with a unique and free form of entertainment for the whole family! You'll find a terrific Farmer's Market with all the fresh fruit and veggies you can carry and lots of other activities. Street singers entertain, balloon artists and face painters delight the kids (big and small), a cool dude who is spraypainted Silver mimes away the hours with his antics.  Downtown restaurants with sidewalk dining offer specials for the crowds as well as food is offered in the outdoor food booths. You can park free the first 2 hours in the Main Promenade Parking Structure (stand rates apply after the first two hours). Bring the whole family, but sorry, leave Fido and Rover at home for this...
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By Al & Marie Hansen, "Always Placing Our Clients' Interests First"
(Star Real Estate)
For those of you who have never packed your lawnchairs, cooler of softdrinks and umbrella and jockeyed for a good view location to watch the Huntington Beach Fourth of July parade, start your preparations now!  Assign someone to find a spot very early in the the day and take rotational turns holding your viewing spot. This parade is the Granddaddy of the West Coast 4th parades, and worth all the effort not to miss it! The parade goes through downtown and wanders from the commercial zone up Main street past the homes decorated for the annual home decorating contest. This Celebration is four days of events and includes the parade, a 5 k run, a fun expo and fitness expo, pancake breakfast in the park, and to cap it off and Fireworks Extravaganza at the Huntington Beach Pier.  This event br...
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By Marlene Bridges, Laguna Homes|Laguna Condos|Laguna Real Estate
(Village Real Estate Services, Inc.)
The Question Is:  What is the newest innovation in the City of Huntington Beach?  Parking meters at Dog Beach that take credit cards!  Remember when you were a little kid and your Mom or Dad let you put the coin in the parking meter?  That was such a thrill.  Well, that's inflation for you.  What used to be paid in coins now can be paid using your credit card.The City of Huntington Beach has just installed 15 meters at Dog Beach as part of a pilot program.  Two other cities are sharing in this pilot program, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  The new machines will still take coins just like the old ones, but they'll also take debit, Visa and MasterCard.By the way, the rates are still the same, 25 cents for 10 minutes and you don't have to go to the drive thru just to get some change.Her...
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By Nicolette Ceballos, Fountain Valley Now Serving all of California
(Bilingual Escrow Officer )
  I would like to inform everyone in the AR community about a recent death.  I think you all know Mike Stankewich, a well known Agent in the AR Community and in Huntington Beach, CA.  Coming back to work from vacation on Thursday, I came back to very bad news.  I was informed that Mike had past away the previous week.  I had just finished speaking to him the day he died.  He died on May 21, 2007. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.  It was the same day he posted The Short Sale - Part IV* and The Short Sale - Part V*.  Since then I haven't been able to confirm his death until today.  He has built a wonderful reputation as mentioned in posts by Rita Taylor, Missy Caulk, Ashley Drake Gebhart, and  Wayne McMullan on Active Rain as well as here in Orange County.      Mike was a gr...
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By Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate
(Missy Caulk TEAM)
 Mike Stankewich is an expert Realtor, realestate analysist and columnist in Huntington Beach, CA. He has been published many times in the LA Times and OC Register.Mike hold both a MBA and Engineering degree. But, believes his real estate investiments have out-paced any of his other investments. He is committed to providing you the highest degree of service to aid in your reale state goals. Mike's web site is the highest rated in all Huntington Beach. You can search the entire MLS from his site. Mike's own listings can be found here.Mike also serves the communities of Corona del Mar, Garden Grove, Newport Coast, Costa Mesa, Seal Beach, Fountain Valley, Newport Beach and Westminister.Mike works with a team approach, employing home inspectors, loan officer, escrow officer, termite inspect...
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By Mike Stankewich, MBA, e-PRO - ZipRealty, Inc.
(ZipRealty, Inc.)
The real estate market has softened in Orange County, California, as it has in most of the United States. In Orange County the median price for all types of homes (single family residences, condominiums, and new construction) was $630,000 in April 2007.  This was down 0.6% from a year ago.  Statistically that may be insignicant as a lot of different factors affect what the median is for any particular month.If more high price homes sell in a particular month than condominiums the median would be higher and vice versa.  With the collaspe of the sub-prime mortgage market and other lenders tightening up on their guidelines, it could be keeping many first-time buyers out of the market.Let's just say it is a flat market pricewise.  Now, are sellers netting the same proceeds after the sale th...
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By Mike Stankewich, MBA, e-PRO - ZipRealty, Inc.
(ZipRealty, Inc.)
DataQuick, who tracks real estate statistics in our area just released information through April 25, 2007.The new median price for all homes in Orange County, California is $630,000.  For single family residences, the median price is $720,000, for condominiums it is $459,000, and for new home construction it is $621,000.In Huntington Beach, California the median price for all homes ranged from $577,500 to $925,000 depending on the Zip Code.  In Zip Code 92648, where i live and work the median price is $925,000.Besides Huntington Beach, I provide real estate services in several surrounding cities.  Here is a list and the median prices for those cities.  Where a range is provided, it is because there are more than one Zip Code for that city.Corona del Mar - $1,606,250Newport Coast - $2,09...
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By Mike Stankewich, MBA, e-PRO - ZipRealty, Inc.
(ZipRealty, Inc.)
Huntington Harbour in Huntington Beach, CaliforniaHuntington Harbour is a hidden surprise tucked away within Huntington Beach. You do not see much of it when you cruise along Pacific Coast Highway or spend a day at the beach. Most visitors traveling PCH recognize the area as Sunset Beach. While the boundaries do not exactly follow the outline of PCH, generally the south side are the communities of Surfside and Sunset Beach. The north side is the start of Huntington Harbour which extends northward along Warner Avenue and Algonquin to Edinger Avenue.It has a resemblance to Venice, Italy with its many canals, although with a modern flair. Most people do not realize the five major islands and the canals were man made. The development was created so that builders could build homes on the cha...
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