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4 Simple Graphs Showing Why This Is Not a Housing Bubble

A recent survey revealed that many consumers believe there’s a housing bubble beginning to form. That feeling is understandable, as year-over-year home price appreciation is still in the double digits. However, this market is very different than it was during the housing crash 15 years ago. Here are four key reasons why today is nothing like the […]

Cul-de-Sac Gem in Villa Park

A cul-de-sac gem in Villa Park, this traditional style home is approximately 4200 square foot and offers 6 Bedrooms and 4 baths including two master suits on the first level—an ideal set up for parents or in-laws. This home has been well maintained and is immaculate. The Living Room boasts rich wood flooring and exquisite […]

When a House Becomes a Home

It’s clear that owning a home makes financial sense. But lately, the emotional side of what drives homeownership is becoming increasingly important. No matter the living space, the feeling of a home means different things to different people. Whether it’s a familiar scent or a favorite chair, the feel-good connections to our own homes can be more important to […]

A Super Stadium for a Superbowl

(Photo Via Urbanize LA) Just two years after the inaugural opening of SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, it will be hosting Superbowl LVI with its home team the Los Angeles Rams playing for the championship. But SoFi is so much more than just a football stadium. In fact, it is unparalleled to other stadiums with […]

Panoramic Scenery in North Tustin

1502 Weymount Place, North Tustin 92705 Cowan Heights View Home perched at the end of a cul-de-sac offering panoramic city light views stretching from Peter’s Canyon, to Catalina, & up the coast! 1502 Weymount Place sits on a premium . 41 acre lot with more than 4,000 square feet consisting of four bedrooms (including dual […]

The Perks of Putting 20% Down on a Home

If you’re thinking of buying a home, you’re probably wondering what you need to save for your down payment. Is it 20% of the purchase price, or could you put down less? While there are lower down payment programs available that allow qualified buyers to put down as little as 3.5%, it’s important to understand the many […]

How Hosting the Olympics Impacts the Economy

Hosting the Olympic Games is known to yield economic benefits, right? Or does it not? Does it negatively effect host cities? The truth is that the track record for Olympic host cities is pretty uneven. Many cities have found that welcoming the world’s athletes and their fans produces far fewer benefits than were anticipated in […]

4 Things Every Renter Needs To Consider

As a renter, you’re constantly faced with the same dilemma: keep renting for another year or purchase a home? Your answer depends on your current situation and future plans, but there are a number of benefits to homeownership every renter needs to consider. Here are a few things you should think about before you settle on renting for another […]

Sweeping Ocean Views in Laguna Beach

21722 Ocean Vista Drive Unit #B, Laguna Beach 92651 Welcome to 21772 Ocean Vista Drive, Laguna Beach! Stunning upgrades and remarkable sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean will have you fall in love with this perfect beach bungalow. This exquisite home features a covered front porch patio facing Laguna Beach waters. Enjoy the sunsets and […]

Why Selling Your House with a Real Estate Professional Is Essential

Selling your house is no simple task. And when you sell on your own – known as a FSBO (or For Sale by Owner) – you’re responsible for handling some of the more difficult aspects of the process without the expert guidance you need. The 2021 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) surveys […]

This Week in Orange County History

A peek into this week in Orange County history… January 17th 1994 As Californians were nestled in bed during the early hours of the morning, the Northridge Earthquake erupted throughout the west San Fernando Valley at 4:31 a.m. on January 17, 1994.  A magnitude 6.7 quake caused by the sudden rupture of a previously undocumented blind […]

Modern Farmhouse Bliss

9581 Dodson Way, Villa Park 92861 Stunning 5 Bedroom, 4 Bath modern style farm-house with additional guest house in the heart of charming Villa Park. Circle around the paved driveway and enter through the inviting front porch to an open concept floor plan designed for family living and entertaining. There are bright white walls and […]

How Much Do You Need for Your Down Payment?

As you set out on your homebuying journey, you likely have a plan in place, and you’re working on saving for your purchase. But do you know how much you actually need for your down payment? If you think you have to put 20% down, you may have set your goal based on a common […]

Coastal Monarch Migration

Monarch Butterfly Migration To View the Video, Click Here! The endangered Monarch butterflies have arrived back in Huntington Beach for their annual overwintering. The butterflies swarm to Central Park in Huntington Beach every year to rest on the eucalyptus trees as they wait for Spring to arrive. There are over 300 overwintering sites from Baja […]

Luxury High-Rise in Irvine

3131 Michelson Drive #504, Irvine CA Stunning high-rise living with luxury amenities in Irvine. Located in Marquee Park Place, a guard-gated high-rise community with doorman on duty 24 hours a day, provides elegant, convenient living for the busy professional who enjoys a vibrant lifestyle. This 2BR 2BA condo with tasteful high end finishes (granite countertops, […]

2022 Decor Trends

When it came to home decor in 2021, it was all about practicality as we all continued to spend more time in our homes. Kitchen organization solutions, upgrades to our outdoor spaces, and creating a statement wall with a splash of color or wallpaper were some of the popular additions to homes to offer a breath […]

Avoid the Rental Trap in 2022

Are you one of the many renters thinking about where you’ll live the next time your lease is up? Before you decide whether to look for a new house or another apartment, it’s important to understand the true costs of renting in 2022. As a renter, you should know rents have been rising since 1988 (see graph below):   In […]

North Tustin Gem by Architect John Lyttle

11632 Las Luces, North Tustin A rare find, this picturesque John Lyttle home is located just steps from Tustin Hills Racquet Club on a quiet cul-de-sac in desirable Lemon Heights & offers sweeping views on a sizable .46 acre lot. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths & 2,915 sq. ft. on one level, this home sits […]

Retirement May Be Changing What You Need in a Home

The past year and a half brought about significant life changes for many of us. For some, it meant entering retirement earlier than expected. Recent data shows more people retired this year than anticipated. According to the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, 2021 saw a retirement boom: “At least 1.7 million more older workers than expected […]

Home Sales About To Surge? We May See a Winter Like Never Before

Like most industries, residential real estate has seasonality to it. For example, toy stores sell more toys in October, November, and December than they do in any other three-month span throughout the year. More cars are sold in the U.S. during the second quarter (April, May, and June) than in any other quarter of the […]

Breathtaking Ocean Views in Corona Del Mar

212 Hazel Drive, Corona Del Mar 92625 Welcome to Hazel Drive in Corona Del Mar! Take in the amazing ocean and cliffside views in this tranquil and contemporary designed home. This home overlooks iconic Arch Rock and Little Corona del Mar Beach. Tucked away within the flower streets. this home provides unparalleled privacy and seclusion. Imagine […]

Experts Project Mortgage Rates Will Continue To Rise in 2022

Mortgage rates are one of several factors that impact how much you can afford if you’re buying a home. When rates are low, they help you get more house for your money. Within the last year, mortgage rates have hit the lowest point ever recorded, and they’ve hovered in the historic-low territory. But even over the past […]

One-of-a-Kind Single Story Home

22341 Montes Court, Murrieta, CA 92562 Welcome to Montes Court, in the beautiful private community of Bear Creek! Home of the prestigious signature golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. This 4 bedroom 3.5 bathroom SINGLE STORY offers you over 4,000 square feet of open floor plan filled with Brazilian cherry wood flooring and travertine tile, […]

Seven Gables Real Estate Awarded Top Workplace in Orange County!

For the seventh consecutive year, Seven Gables Real Estate has been named a Top Workplace in Orange County by the Orange County Register. Seven Gables has been conducting business in the heart of central Orange County for the past 40 years. There are companies that claim they can deliver more buyers and sell houses faster […]