January 2011

Found 5 blog entries for January 2011.


The total number of sales for Orange County in November (the most recent complete month available) was,
2,257, which was down 1.8% from October. That is a reasonable, seasonal, decline. It was also down 10.7%
from November 2009, which seems like a lot, but if you look at the year-to-date average number of sales of
2,545, there is only a -0.7% differential.

There were 1,407 single-family resale, 614 condos, and 236 new homes. The last statistic on new homes is worth mentioning because it is a 27.6% increase. Why does this matter?  Building demand leads to building permits, leads to hiring in construction, the one job sector that is most sluggish in So Cal. In other words, demand for new homes is a sign of recovery.


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Gorgeous remodeled pool home in the heart of Brea.  This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home has an open floor plan with an updated kitchen: granite counters, stainless-steel appliances, 5-burner stove, double oven.  The home has a lot of upgrades including dual-paned windows, copper plumbing, recessed lighting, central air and heat, tankless water heater, re-finished hardwood floors, and a jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom.

The property has a pull-through garage, large backyard, salt water pool, and a small pool house with a 3/4 bath.  More photos and info at 215 E. Alder.

215 E. Alder.  Brea Homes215 E. Alder.  Brea Homes

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This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in the heart of Brea is a short sale.  The short sale lender approved a $375,000 price  Unfortunately, the buyer decided not to proceed with the transaction.

There is 1,500 sq ft of living space on almost a 7,500 sq ft lot.  The home feautures vaulted ceilings in the living room, a wood-burning fireplace, dual paned windows.  The home needs some paint and flooring, but is listed at a great price.

633 Cherry, Brea

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This 4 bedroom 3 bathroom home is the largest model in the gated community of Granada Park in Placentia.  One bedroom and full bathroom are downstairs.  2,335 sq ft of living space,  4,500 sq ft lot, vaulted ceilings, formal dining, new windows with plantation shutters.

The home is in excellent condition, as is the low-maintenance yard.

Association ammenities include two tennis courts, pool, and spa.  Association dues also covers basic cable tv and exterior dwelling protection -- including roof leaks.

Asking $475,000.

612 Mount Vernon.  Placentia Homes612 Mount Vernon.  Placentia Homes

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Soon to be on the Market, this beautiful 2250 sq ft, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home in Artisan Walk has an open floorplan, granite countertops in the kitchen, fireplace in the family room, custom plantation shutters throughout, custom paint, upstairs laundry with utility sink, 2-car garage with direct access, long driveway.

Association amenities include an association pool and spa, BBQ's, picnic benches & two neighborhood parks/play areas.  Artisan Walk is located in the Award Winning Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District and walking distance to Tri-City Park.

More photos and info at 564 Craftsman, Brea

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Custom kitchen opens to fantastic family room with fireplace
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