March 2014

Found 29 blog entries for March 2014.

Orange County, CA -

Throughout this last week 3/28/14 - 3/30/14 Orange County experienced a series of earthquakes registering at magnitude 5.1 on Friday.

La Habra and Fullerton, which were hit the hardest by the quakes, were left with scattered broken water mains, gas leaks and debris around homes and businesses.

 Needless to say the work crews were kept busy responoding to a series of damage reports, power shut offs, and broken fire hydrants.

Paul Caruso, a U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist, stated Orange County had experienced about 150 aftershocks by Sunday 12:00.

   “The number of aftershocks are fairly normal for that size of a quake,” Caruso said. “And the larger the quake, the more aftershocks there will be. Sometimes those

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The following is a real-time real estate market report for the city of Yorba Linda, CA brought to you by Tony Leocadio of Prudential California Realty. Search our Yorba Linda Real Estate Listings, here.

We specialize in helping clients buy and sell homes in north Orange County. If you are a homeowner looking for information on Brea homes for sale, Fullerton homes for sale, Placentia homes for sale, Yorba Linda homes for sale, Anaheim Hills homes for sale, Orange homes for sale, La Habra homes for sale, or Anaheim homes for sale; please call us today!  

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The following is a real-time real estate market report for the city of Placentia, CA brought to you by Tony Leocadio of Prudential California Realty. Search our Placentia Real Estate Listings, here.

We specialize in helping clients buy and sell homes in north Orange County. If you are a homeowner looking for information on Brea homes for sale, Fullerton homes for sale, Placentia homes for sale, Yorba Linda homes for sale, Anaheim Hills homes for sale, Orange homes for sale, La Habra homes for sale, or Anaheim homes for sale; please call us today!  

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Today, we bring you a report of continuing equity growth in the real estate prices here in Orange County. These prices suggest the value of your home in Fullerton, Brea, Placentia, and Yorba Linda have been increasing for the past two years and are expected to keep growing.

January, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced the House Price Index (HPI), showing a monthly seasonally adjusted growth at 0.5 percent. This information was gathered from two other home price change reports. However, the December index was revised downward to a 0.7 percent increase.

FHFA’s index, which is based on mortgages sold to or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, registered almost halfway between Black Knight Financial Services’ latest report (showing

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The following is a real-time real estate market report for the city of Brea, CA brought to you by Tony Leocadio of Prudential California Realty. Search our Brea Real Estate Listings, here.

We specialize in helping clients buy and sell homes in north Orange County. If you are a homeowner looking for information on Brea homes for sale, Fullerton homes for sale, Placentia homes for sale, Yorba Linda homes for sale, Anaheim Hills homes for sale, Orange homes for sale, La Habra homes for sale, or Anaheim homes for sale; please call us today!  

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Fullerton, CA -

Even though mortgage rates have increased since the middle of last year, they're still ridiculously cheap from a historical perspective.

If you look at the mortgage rates now, and you take a look back at 2013, you would probably think things like "I should've bought a house when mortgage rates were low," or "I missed my chance to buy a house, I could have had a great deal."

The truth is, you could have saved money, but the truth is also that you probably weren't ready to buy a house at that time. It's as important to evaluate whether or not you are getting the best deal or not compared to everyone else, as much as it is to find the best conditions for YOU to buy a house. What constitutes as THE BEST FOR YOU and not what you wish

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The following is a real-time real estate market report for the city of Fullerton, CA brought to you by Tony Leocadio of Prudential California Realty. Search our Fullerton Real Estate Listings, here.

We specialize in helping clients buy and sell homes in north Orange County. If you are a homeowner looking for information on Brea homes for sale, Fullerton homes for sale, Placentia homes for sale, Yorba Linda homes for sale, Anaheim Hills homes for sale, Orange homes for sale, La Habra homes for sale, or Anaheim homes for sale; please call us today!  

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Fullerton, California...

This March, Madness bracket-style contest held by Mashable and Capital One Spark's website decalared the winner to hold the title of America's most social small business. Here in Orange County, a social good e-retailer won that title of Most Social Small Business, they're called Sevenly.

Sevenly is a social media site recognized for its T-shirts. The company gives $7 of each purchase made through them to a chairty of their choosing every week. Sevenly has a vast social-media outreach program that's gained a large presence throughout Orange County, receiving orders from Fullerton, Placentia, Brea, and Yorba Linda.

Since their launch in 2011, the company has reported a fund raising of more than $3.3 million for charity. Get

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The following is a real-time real estate market report for the city of Yorba Linda, CA brought to you by Tony Leocadio of Prudential California Realty. Search our Yorba Linda Real Estate Listings, here.

We specialize in helping clients buy and sell homes in north Orange County. If you are a homeowner looking for information on Brea homes for sale, Fullerton homes for sale, Placentia homes for sale, Yorba Linda homes for sale, Anaheim Hills homes for sale, Orange homes for sale, La Habra homes for sale, or Anaheim homes for sale; please call us today!  

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Fullerton, California-

Loan closing rates have increased slightly since January, this is good news because not alot of changes are being made to the standards of credit approval. This information comes from the latest Ellie Mae data.

January came in at a closing rate of 54.9, whereas in February the samples of applications for a loan suggested a closing rate of 55.3 percent. Ellie Mae concludes on data from loan applications initiated in November 2013, drawing these statistics from February Origination Insight Report.

But the standards for credit approval have no changed. The average FICO score is 724 with a loan-to-value ratio (LTV) of 82 percent. 

“Credit requirements remained steady month over month, but there has been significant loosening

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