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Is the Real Estate Market Slowing Down, or Is This a Housing Bubble?

The talk of a housing bubble in the coming year seems to be at a fever pitch as rising mortgage rates continue to slow down an overheated real estate market. Over the past two years, home prices have appreciated at an unsustainable pace causing many to ask: are things just slowing down, or is a crash coming? To […]

Your Guide to October Events in Southern California

It may still be warm in Southern California, but Summer has turned to fall and amazing events are happening. From Disney days and haunted houses to countless other cultural and community events, there is plenty to see and do while enjoying the mild weather summer left behind. From Orange County up to the San Gabriel Valley, […]

Budgeting Tips for Unexpected Home Repairs

Jumping into homeownership is a significant step, and it’s an excellent choice for many reasons. It gives you peace of mind knowing that your future residence is yours, and it’s also a wise investment. Though there are many financial benefits to owning a home, such as tax deductions and appreciation, there also can be some […]

Will My House Still Sell in Today’s Market?

If recent headlines about the housing market cooling and buyer demand moderating have you worried you’ve missed your chance to sell, here’s what you need to know. Buyer demand hasn’t disappeared, it’s just eased from the peak intensity we saw over the past two years. Buyer Demand Then and Now During the pandemic, mortgage rates hit record lows, and […]

Contemporary Ranch-Style Home in Villa Park

Located in the peaceful community of Villa Park is 18022 James Rd – where the desirability and practicality of a single-story home meets cutting edge contemporary design, product selection and execution! This stunning home boasts 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, an office, over 3,400 sq ft of living space all situated on a flat, ultra-private […]

Seven Gables expands to San Gabriel Valley

Mike and Randy Abrams from Seven Gables Real Estate on Vimeo. In celebration of Seven Gables’ inception to the San Gabriel Valley, CEO Mike Hickman and Regional Manager for the San Gabriel Valley area, Randy Abrams, sit down to thoughtfully share ideologies, and their visions for the San Gabriel Valley real estate market. Randy Abrams […]

Buyers Are Regaining Some of Their Negotiation Power in Today’s Housing Market

If you’re thinking about buying a home today, there’s welcome news. Even though it’s still a sellers’ market, it’s a more moderate sellers’ market than last year. And the days of feeling like you may need to waive contingencies or pay drastically over asking price to get your offer considered may be coming to a close. […]

Don’t Miss These 7 TOP Fall Events in Orange County 2022

As Summer Falls into September, sweaters slip from storage, and leaves sweep the streets, it can be a little challenging to find fun activities for the whole family. Well worry not! We at Seven Gables have prepared an exciting list of popular Fall events around OC to help you kick off the season! Let’s take a look […]

What Does the Rest of the Year Hold for Home Prices?

Whether you’re a potential homebuyer, seller, or both, you probably want to know: will home prices fall this year? Let’s break down what’s happening with home prices, where experts say they’re headed, and why this matters for your homeownership goals. Last Year’s Rapid Home Price Growth Wasn’t the Norm In 2021, home prices appreciated quickly. One reason why is that record-low […]

Three Reasons to Visit Southern California in the Fall

While most people associate southern California with hot summers, we think fall is the perfect time to visit. With fair weather, fewer crowds and great deals, fall is a wonderful time to make memories at the beach, mountains, and local attractions. We’ve put together a list of  the top three reasons why fall is the […]

How Owning a Home Builds Your Net Worth

Owning a home is a major financial milestone and an achievement to take pride in. One major reason: the equity you build as a homeowner gives your net worth a big boost. And with high inflation right now, the link between owning your home and building your wealth is especially important. If you’re looking to increase your financial security, here’s […]

Seven Gables Breaks into Top 500 in Residential Real Estate

Seven Gables Real Estate is honored and thrilled to be recognized as a Realtrends Top Five Hundred Residential Real Estate Company. This is a tremendous moment for our team and is only made possible by the incredible clients our agents get to work with day in and day out to make their real estate dreams […]

4 Easy Ways to Transform Your Stress into Positive Energy

It’s often said that stress is bad for you, but what if we told you that some types of stress can actually be beneficial? We are talking about eustress—the good kind of stress—that motivates us to do better in life. The pressure you feel before an important test or interview is a kind of eustress […]

Why It’s Still a Sellers’ Market

As there’s more and more talk about the real estate market cooling off from the peak frenzy it saw during the pandemic, you may be questioning what that means for your plans to sell your house. If you’re thinking of making a move, you should know the market is still anything but normal. Even though the supply of homes […]

5 Embarrassing Home Staging Mistakes To Avoid

We all know staging your listing for buyers, open houses, and photos can make a big difference in the number of offers your listings can get. But just deciding to stage isn’t enough. There are extremely easy to fix mistakes that can add to the overall appeal of your home. Without these things being taken […]

Stylish Costa Mesa Cottage

Stake your claim in Westside Costa Mesa’s burgeoning Canyon Park neighborhood. You’ve seen all the fixers and homes on busy streets, so now come and see this stylishly remodeled and expanded home on a quiet “horseshoe” street that’s quickly becoming one of the most charming nooks in this desirable pocket neighborhood. The kitchen has been […]

The Average Homeowner Gained $64K in Equity over the Past Year

If you own a home, your net worth likely just got a big boost thanks to rising home equity. Equity is the current value of your home minus what you owe on the loan. And today, based on recent home price appreciation, you’re building that equity far faster than you may expect – here’s how it works. Because […]

Resort-Like Cowan Heights Estate

Nestled amongst mature redwood trees & a bounty of lush surroundings in North Tustin’s famed Cowan Heights, this masterfully crafted estate boasts amazing views and an exquisite modern design. Glass framed entry doors and cedar plank ceiling introduce the expansive main house consisting of a large master suite with a large walk-in closet, dual vanity […]

Selling Your House? Your Asking Price Matters More Now Than Ever

There’s no doubt about the fact that the housing market is slowing from the frenzy we saw over the past two years. But what does that mean for you if you’re thinking of selling your house? While home prices are still appreciating in most markets and experts say that will continue, they’re climbing at a slower pace because rising […]

Things To Avoid After Applying for a Home Loan

Once you’ve applied for a mortgage to buy a home, there are some key things to keep in mind. While it’s exciting to start thinking about moving in and decorating, be careful when it comes to making any big purchases. Here are a few things you may not realize you need to avoid after applying for […]

Celebrate National Water Quality Month

Did you know August is National Water Quality Month? National Water Quality Month is a time where you can learn about how to preserve water resources and protect the waterways in and around your communities. In addition to providing education and information about water quality and preservation, the EPA also helped pass legislation to protect […]

Coastal Elegance on Balboa Island

Coastal elegance meets charm and luxury in this stunning custom home situated on one of the most coveted streets on Balboa Island. Designed for the quintessential Southern California lifestyle every buyer dreams of! The property was crafted to meet the needs of today’s homeowners by seamlessly blending smart modern amenities with an ideal floor plan […]

Why You Need an Expert To Determine the Right Price for Your House

If your lifestyle has changed recently and you’re ready to make a move, taking advantage of today’s sellers’ market might be just the answer for your summer plans. With homes continuing to get multiple offers, this could be your moment to get the contract you’re looking for on your house if you’re ready to sell. And here’s the thing […]

Plants Good for Warm Climates

When it comes to warm weather and climates, it can be hard to find plants that are well suited for their environment. We’re breaking down some of the toughest plants and vegetables that are tough and durable to survive the end of summer heat. Cactus When it comes to plants that can survive warm climates, […]