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The Return of Normal Seasonality for Home Price Appreciation

If you’re thinking of making a move, one of the biggest questions you have right now is probably: what’s happening with home prices? Despite what you may be hearing in the news, nationally, home prices aren’t falling. It’s just that price growth is beginning to normalize. Here’s the context you need to really understand that trend. In the housing market, there are […]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Orange Park Acres

Orange Park Acres is a distinct residential neighborhood nestled within the city of Orange, California. Established in 1928, it has a rich history as the official equestrian destination for Orange County. This charming neighborhood is renowned for its unique blend of rural charm within a suburban setting. One of the standout features of Orange Park […]

Should Baby Boomers Buy or Rent After Selling Their Houses?

Are you a baby boomer who’s lived in your current house for a long time and you’re ready for a change? If you’re thinking about selling your house, you have a lot to consider. Will you move to a different state or stay nearby? Is it time to downsize or do you want more space to accommodate your […]

Get Ready for Smaller, More Affordable Homes

Have you been trying to buy a home, but higher mortgage rates and home prices are limiting your options? If so, here’s some good news – based on what Ali Wolf, Chief Economist at Zonda, has to say – smaller, more affordable homes are on the way: “Buyers should expect that over the next 12 to 24 months there will be a notable increase […]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Huntington Harbour

Orange County is filled with stunning neighborhoods, each holding its own unique character. Among these captivating locales, Huntington Harbour stands as a shining example, a nautical neighborhood waiting to be discovered and explored with us as your guides! Situated at the very heart of the neighborhood, the Huntington Harbour mall is home to an array […]

From Pumpkin Spice to Everything Nice: Transforming Your Home for Autumn

As September begins, the leaves begin to transform, and the atmosphere takes on a brisk, autumn allure. This season offers a splendid opportunity to transform your living space from its vibrant summer ambiance into a snug haven for the impending cold. Embracing this transition, we present the top trends that are sweeping the season:   […]

Gen Z: The Next Generation Is Making Moves in the Housing Market

Generation Z (Gen Z) is eager to put down their own roots and achieve financial independence. As a result, they’re turning to homeownership. According to the latest Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 30% of Gen Z buyers transitioned straight from living under their parents’ roofs to owning their own homes. If […]

270 degree Views of Irvine, Catalina, and Los Angeles!

Welcome to 1562 Quail Run, a truly one-of-a-kind, hill-top view estate nestled on a private drive in coveted Cowan Heights. This exclusive property presents a unique opportunity as it is offered for the first time ever on the market. Prepare to be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring views from nearly every space indoors and outdoors. Resting […]

Four Ways You Can Use Your Home Equity

If you’re a homeowner, odds are your equity has grown significantly over the last few years. Equity builds over time as home values grow and as you pay down your home loan. And, since home prices skyrocketed during the ‘unicorn’ years, you’ve likely gained more than you think. According to the latest Equity Insights Report from CoreLogic, the average homeowner has more than $274,000 […]

Columbus Square Stunner!

Welcome to 15225 Severyns Road in the sought after neighborhood of Columbus Square in the Tustin Legacy. Built in 2007 by William Lyon Builders, this 2 story, 1977 square foot Plan 1 Veranda offers 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and is DETACHED! Enjoy beautiful luxury laminate flooring on the first floor, custom shutters, crown moldings, a […]

How To Know If You’re Ready to Buy a Home

If you’re trying to decide if you’re ready to buy a home, there’s probably a lot on your mind. You’re thinking about your finances, today’s mortgage rates and home prices, the limited supply of homes for sale, and more. And, you’re juggling how all of those things will impact the choice you’ll make. While housing market conditions are definitely […]

Pet-Friendly Activities in Orange County: Fun for Furry Friends

Orange County, with its stunning beaches, picturesque parks, and vibrant communities, is not just a haven for humans; it’s also a paradise for our four-legged friends. Whether you’re a local pet owner or visiting with your furry friends, there’s no shortage of fun activities to enjoy. Let’s dive into some of the best pet-friendly activities […]

Sellers: Don’t Let These Two Things Hold You Back

Many homeowners thinking about selling have two key things holding them back. That’s feeling locked in by today’s higher mortgage rates and worrying they won’t be able to find something to buy while supply is so low. Let’s dive into each challenge and give you some helpful advice on how to overcome these obstacles. Challenge #1: The […]

A Foodie’s Guide to Orange County: Iconic Dishes and Local Eateries

Welcome to Orange County, a true foodie’s paradise! Our Seven Gables’ office locations are strategically nestled in hubs of scrumptious restaurants, from trendy Orange to bustling Huntington Beach. After visiting one of our offices, treat yourself to iconic dishes and local eateries in the area. Here is a guide to a few of the most […]

Absolutely Stunning Craftsman Estate on the Mesa Verde Golf Course

Welcome to a one-of-a-kind Craftsman estate that exudes luxury and elegance, nestled on the 11th hole of the exclusive Mesa Verde Golf Course. This single-story masterpiece boasts nearly 5000 square feet of living space, making it a rare gem in the real estate market. Prepare to be enchanted as we take you on a journey […]

Foreclosure Numbers Today Aren’t Like 2008

If you’ve been keeping up with the news lately, you’ve probably come across headlines talking about the increase in foreclosures in today’s housing market. This may have left you with some uncertainty, especially if you’re considering buying a home. It’s important to understand the context of these reports to know the truth about what’s happening today. […]

Exploring Orange County: Must-Visit Beaches and Coastal Activities

Orange County is, without a doubt, THE place to be in the summertime. From glistening beaches, hiking trails, and summer festivities, there is always a new experience to enjoy. Orange County offers a perfect getaway for beach enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Let us take you on a virtual tour of some of the must-visit […]

How Remote Work Expands Your Homebuying Horizons

Even as some companies transition back into the office, remote work remains a popular choice for many professionals. So, if you currently enjoy working from home or hope to be able to soon, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey, most working professionals want to work either fully remote or hybrid (see below): This trend […]

Experience the Best of Summer in Orange County

As summer comes to a close, Orange County offers a variety of events and activities to savor the final weeks of sun-filled days. From art showcases and outdoor adventures to culinary festivals, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Discover the best of OC’s summer activities and make lasting memories before the season ends. Pageant of […]

Today’s Housing Inventory Is a Sweet Spot for Sellers

One of the biggest challenges in the housing market right now is how few homes there are for sale compared to the number of people who want to buy them. To help emphasize just how limited housing inventory still is, let’s take a look at the latest information on active listings, or homes for sale in a […]

The True Cost of Selling Your House on Your Own

Selling your house is no simple task. While some homeowners opt to sell their homes on their own, known as a FSBO (For Sale by Owner), they often encounter various challenges without the guidance of a real estate agent. If you’re currently considering selling your house on your own, here’s what you should know. The most […]

Your Needs Matter More Than Today’s Mortgage Rates

If you’re thinking about selling your house right now, chances are it’s because something in your life has changed. And, while things like mortgage rates are a key part of your decision on what you’ll buy next, it’s important to not lose sight of the reason you want to make a change in the first place. It’s true mortgage rates have […]

Harvesting Home: The Homesteading Hype Taking Root!

In recent years, there has been a fascinating trend sweeping across the country, captivating homeowners and transforming their humble abodes into self-sustaining homesteads. Welcome to the age of modern homesteading! Gone are the days when gardening was limited to flower beds and growing herbs in pots on the windowsill. Today, homeowners are embracing a new […]

A Contemporary Gem in Cowan Heights

Best Value in Cowan Heights! Newly renovated in 2023, this single story home is truly exceptional. Seller remodeled for themselves and plans changed, spent $350,000 updating and too many upgrades to list. Too much quality and extras to be a flip, Seller hates to see it go; a must see. Completely fenced in the front […]