Costa Mesa Listings for $500,000 and Under

Costa Mesa is wonderfully unique city in Orange County that is nestled between Newport Beach, Irvine, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, and Fountain Valley.  While Costa Mesa doesn’t have any beachfront property, its residents benefit from the more even, moderate beach temperatures year-round.  South Coast Plaza, a premier shopping mall, is also one […] Read more »

Ainsley Park at Columbus Grove in Tustin Almost Complete

The new neighborhood called Ainsley Park in the Columbus Grove community in Tustin is just about complete!  Built by William Lyon Homes, these paired homes will complete the build-out of the entire Columbus Grove community on the Tustin side as well.  There will be a total of 84 homes upon […] Read more »

Columbus Grove Market Update – Fourth Quarter 2011

Here is a comparative market analyis (CMA) for homes located at Columbus Grove in both Irvine and Tustin for October 2011 through Monday, 1/9/2012. This includes active, backup, pending, on hold, and sold homes since 10/1/2011, according to CRMLS. Click the link below to view the CMA Report.  Columbus Grove […] Read more »

Real Estate Thoughts for the New Year

Welcome to 2012!  Hopefully you are getting closer to fully recovering from the busy-ness of the holidays and ready for a productive new year. Looking back at 2011, I probably spent most of my time dealing with short sale properties.  In the parts of Orange County and Los Angeles County that I […] Read more »

Columbus Grove Market Update – September 2011

Here is a comparative market analyis (CMA) for homes located at Columbus Grove in both Irvine and Tustin for September 2011 through today. This includes active, backup, pending, on hold, and sold homes since 9/1/2011, according to CRMLS. Click the link below to view the CMA Report.  Columbus Grove CMA […] Read more »

Tustin Legacy Update – August 2011

As a resident and homeowner at Columbus Grove, I received a newsletter in the mail called “Tustin Legacy News” very recently.  It was Issue #2 for Summer 2011, and although it hasn’t been published on the official website for Tustin Legacy, I included my personal copy here: TustinLegacy_Newsletter_Summer2011 The newsletter […] Read more »

Columbus Grove Market Update – July 2011

Here is a comparative market analyis (CMA) for homes located at Columbus Grove in both Irvine and Tustin for July 2011. This includes active, backup, pending, on hold, and sold homes since 7/1/2011, according to SoCalMLS. Click the link below to view the CMA Report.  Columbus Grove CMA_July 2011 There […] Read more »

Model Homes Now For Sale at Woodbury East

If you’re looking for a brand new home in the city of Irvine priced in the $300,000’s, here’s an opportunity that you may want to consider in the community called Santa Rosa at Woodbury East. Woodbury East is located between Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine Blvd., Trabuco Rd., and the 133 […] Read more »

New Conforming Loan Limits May Affect Our Housing Market This Fall

The California Association of REALTOR(S) (C.A.R.) released a news article last month about conforming loan limits being reduced, effective October 1, 2011.  This would affect loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. Currently conforming loan limits are at a maximum of $729,950 here in […] Read more »