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The Truths Young Homebuyers Need To Hear

For many young or first-time homebuyers, purchasing a home can feel intimidating. A recent survey shows some homebuyers ages 25 to 40 may be unsure about the homebuying process and what they can afford. It found: “1 in 4 underestimated their buying potential by $150k or more” “1 in 4 underestimated the increase in value by $100k […]

A Dream Come True in Villa Park!

18702 Patrician Drive   Stately and beautiful – these are a few words to describe the spectacular property that is 18702 Patrician Drive. A spacious property that spans over almost an acre of land and is considered to be one of the most stunning properties in Villa Park. From the moment you approach this home, […]

Should I Move or Refinance?

Homeowners have more equity than ever before with levels reaching an all-time high! The U.S. Census has even reported that 38% of owner-occupied homes are owned free and clear, which shows these individuals do not have a mortgage. Even homeowners with a mortgage are seeing their equity increase as well! With the real estate values […]

Tips for a Pet-Friendly Fourth of July!

The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is one of the most special days in American history. It represents freedom and independence. But when it comes to the pet world, the holiday can represent fear. The Fourth is often celebrated with fireworks across the country. Experienced pet owners know all too well that their biggest […]

A Surf City Stunner!

6012 Panorama Dr, Huntington Beach   Looking for a stunning home that has never been lived in and also offers breathtaking views of the ocean? Welcome to 6012 Panorama Drive. This property boasts 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms encompassing over 2,300 square feet. This home is nestled in a private and secluded community in the […]

Sellers Are Ready To Enter the Housing Market

  The ongoing shortage of homes on the market has created an even more competitive environment for buyers, making this the ultimate seller’s market. Given the current state of the real estate market, one of the most frequently asked questions is, “When will sellers return to the market?” With the economy continuing to improve and […]

A Glimpse Into Closing Costs!

A Glimpse Into Closing Costs Buying a home can be one of the most expensive purchases of your lifetime, so it is extremely important to create a well thought out budget. When buying a home, it is also necessary to plan ahead for home buying expenses. Saving for a down payment is the main cost […]

Hickman Family Nominated for Orange County Business Journal’s 22nd Annual Family-Owned Business Awards

We are proud to announce the Hickman family’s nomination for the Orange County Business Journal’s 2021 Family-Owned Business Awards. The 2021 Family-Owned Business Awards program allows for the recognition of five exceptional Orange County businesses. The nominees are being recognized in five categories – Small Business Award, Medium Business Award, Large Business Award, Up & Coming […]

Happy International Yoga Day & Summer Solstice!

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self” -Bhagavad Gita This year, International Yoga Day is coinciding with the longest day of the year, Summer Solstice. Summer Solstice is not based on a specific calendar date or time. Instead, it depends on when the sun reaches its northernmost point from the […]

To All the Dads Out There

This upcoming Sunday, June 20th is Father’s Day here in the United States. Whether you are celebrating your dad, brother, uncle, or any important male figure in your life, it is the perfect opportunity to express your love, adoration, and gratitude. We often tend to forget the sacrifices and contributions our fathers and male figures […]

Introducing Primco Mortgage!

Trust is the foundation of any partnership, which goes back to shared values and cohesive company culture. Mike Hickman and Chris George are prominent CEO’s in the real estate industry who envisioned a joint venture that will change everything known about home loans. Hickman and George emphasized the importance of the consumer experience and how […]

Home Prices Continue to Appreciate!

With such unprecedented times in the housing market, consumers are concerned about the rapidly appreciating home prices. Google has even reported a popular search that has spiked 2450% over the past month: “When is the housing market going to crash?”    With agents stating that they have increasingly had conversations with clients about whether or […]

What’s Motivating People to Move Right Now?

This year, Americans are moving for a variety of reasons. The health crisis has truly reshaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending so much more time in our current homes has driven many people to reconsider what homeownership means and what they find most valuable in their living spaces. According to the 2020 Annual National Movers […]

The Charmer of Lemon Heights!

1951 Derby Drive, Lemon Heights   An absolutely stunning home that is being offered in the very distinguished Lemon Heights. This immaculate property has been completely renovated throughout with landscaping & hardscape designed by Rogers Gardens. This home offers breathtaking views of the surrounding canyon and mountain, while sitting on an astounding .30 acre lot. […]

2021 Home Improvement Projects With the Highest ROI

With all of the many uncertainties that we have encountered over the course of the last year, the housing market has shown unprecedented strength and continued growth. One of the major constants in the real estate industry is the value that home improvement projects add to the home. Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report has […]

Live Music, We’ve Missed You!

Live music is returning to Orange County this summer 2021 and we couldn’t be more excited! Throughout the county, different cities will be hosting free outdoor concerts over these next few months. We have compiled a list of a few upcoming OC summer events for your convenience! Be aware that concerts will be held in […]

LPI’s 2021 Buyer Trends & Demand Report – The Luxury Buyer Mindset & Lifestyle

Luxury Portfolio International® released its latest report, International Luxury Buyer Trends and Demand, which details the response from luxury buyers who plan to make an international purchase within the next three years. This report follows trends identified in LPI’s initial State of Luxury Real Estate 2021 report released back in January. “The past year has […]

LPI’s 2021 Buyer Trends & Demand Report – The Market

International Buyer Trends Report The Market     Luxury Portfolio International has released its latest report, which follows the State of Luxury Real Estate 2021 report released in January. From this report, we have gained astonishing insights into the real estate market and what the international buyer looks like. The last year has proven that […]

Welcome to CDM’s Harbor Pointe!

8 Harbor Pointe, Corona Del Mar   Harbor Pointe is an exclusive gated community situated in the heart of Corona Del Mar. This beautiful property is unlike anything you have seen before, as it sits on a 9800 sq ft corner lot. You will first be greeted by an enclosed courtyard with designed landscaping that […]

Saving for a Down Payment? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Saving for a down payment may seem very daunting when you are first attempting the process of buying a home. One of the biggest challenges future homeowners struggle with is saving for a down payment. Once you start budgeting and planning your finances for purchasing a home, you will need to determine the amount necessary […]

Trails to Hike in Orange County This Summer 2021

Orange County, California is home to hundreds of incredibly underrated hiking trails. Offering a wide variety, the OC has trails ranging from easy beach-adjacent hikes with jaw-dropping coastline views to strenuous hikes that lead you to the top of the mountain. In today’s post, we thought we would share a list of some trails to […]

A True 1922 Craftsman Bungalow

448 South Madrona Avenue   Looking for a beautifully renovated property with ties to a charming historic past? Well, look no further. Seven Gables Real Estate would love to share with you this 1922 Craftsman Bungalow that is unlike anything you have ever seen before. This unique property sits on a spacious corner lot and […]

The Second Home Market Shows Growth

With restrictions starting to lessen across the country, many of us are starting to plan for traveling again, after missing out on planned vacations last year. Some households are even interested in purchasing a vacation home rather than staying in a hotel. Second homes are defined as homes that are sold to buyers who will […]

Is Homeownership a Better Investment Than the Stock Market?

If you have been questioning whether to purchase a home or if it will be a successful investment, the answer is yes! The Federal Reserve has released a new study that states that the net worth of homeowners is forty times greater than the net worth of renters. Let’s take a look at what makes […]