Real Estate Services in the Orange County Coastal Areas

Corona del Mar ~ Laguna Beach ~ Newport Beach ~ Newport Coast

30% Gain in So Cal Home Values by 2012

Here are excerpts from the “California Economic Forecast” article by Mark Schniepp. It has the most uplifting outlook on the Southern California Housing market that has been published in a long time. Following are some of the reasons that Mr. Scnhiepp outlines for the recovery to occur. Expected Timeline for Recovery: Southern California Home prices [ Read full article …]

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire thinks that it is time to buy

Here is an excerpt from a recent Bloomberg article that indicates a continued interest by the Warren Buffett organization in capturing good real estate investments now while the market is still down. Berkshire, Leucadia Join to Acquire Capmark Assets (Update3) By Andrew Frye and Pierre Paulden Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) — Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. [ Read full article …]

After Two-Year Slide, REITs Showing Signs of Recovering

In attempting to figure out the direction of the housing market, one needs to consider strategies of the major real estate investors.  This article from News gives some insight into the thinking of a few major REIT fund investors, where they feel the real estate market is headed and when. By: Jeff Cox, [ Read full article …]

In an Economic Downturn, It Pays to Be in the Golden State

For the past several months clients have been coming through my frequent open houses in the Newport Heights community of Newport Beach asking the same question- how is the housing market doing in this area? I have been telling them that the premium properties along the coast have been holding their values far better than [ Read full article …]

Orange County Coastal Area Accommodations

Anyone contemplating the purchase of a home in the Orange County coastal area may want to consider staying at one of the areas fine hotels for a few days to explore all that the community has to offer. The following article from the OCeanfront web-site outlines a little about the most luxurious of these hotels. [ Read full article …]

Builder Confidence Rises

According to an article by the National Association of Home Builders builder confidence rises for the the first time in seven months. September 16, 2008 – Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose for the first time in seven months this September, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo [ Read full article …]

Laguna Beach – El Moro state camping ground being constructed

Have you been wondering what is being developed on the ocean side of the Pacific Coast Highway as you enter Laguna Beach from the north? Here is an article from the Los Angeles Times that explains the development — El Morro Village: Unpaving paradise near Laguna Beach Two years after El Morro Village was finally [ Read full article …]

Is Housing Slump at a Bottom? –

Here is more up-beat housing market news in this article from the Wall Street Journal. R.O.I. By BRETT ARENDS Is Housing Slump at a Bottom? May 6, 2008 7:28 p.m. Is it time, at long last, to head down to Florida to start looking at homes? Maybe. And the nearby chart shows one reason why. [ Read full article …]

The Housing Crisis Is Over –

Here is an article from the Wall Street Journal which provides another indication that the housing market is starting to recover. OPINION The Housing Crisis Is Over By CYRIL MOULLE-BERTEAUX May 6, 2008; Page A23 The dire headlines coming fast and furious in the financial and popular press suggest that the housing crisis is intensifying. [ Read full article …]

Zell Sees Start of Housing Recovery in the Spring

Here is a brief article about an interview with real estate investor Sam Zell on CNBC “Squawk Box”. By | 26 Feb 2008 | 09:43 AM ET The US economy will avoid recession as the housing market begins to recover this spring, according to billionaire investor Sam Zell. Speaking on “Squawk Box” this morning, [ Read full article …]