Ever wondered if the costs of going green would be worth it? Here is some great information to help you make those decisions. One of the links takes you to the return on investment chart going over different items. Another link allows you download instantly the green incentive decoder with your email address.
Read further to see how going green can pay now and later. CLICK HERE
As many baby boomers have hit their retirement age, designers are coming up with more and more interior ideas that can be used in remodels to make homes more aging friendly. Interestingly enough, many of the younger families are the ones really appreciating these deign features as well. Check out some of the new interior design trends for aging in place. CLICK HERE TO READ
We’ve been watching the home prices steadily rise here in Orange County and per Corelogic, their home price index climbed 12.1% in April and they predict May price gains will show another 2.7% rise. This brings home prices the highest in 7 years.
California was in the top five states in last years price gains at 19.4%. Nevada saw the largest coming in at 24.6%, Arizona and Hawaii at 17.3% and 17% and Oregon came in at 15.5% gains.
Lack of inventory and a large group of buyers that have come off the fence as well as continued low interest rates has brought about home prices the highest in 7 years. We have seen more new construction recently and in April more permits were applied for than in the past five years.
This is a great time for sellers to get their homes on the market as there are eager buyers waiting in the wings.
Need more local Orange County real estate information?
Contact Sharon Bacchetta 949.295.5423
Source: “April home prices see biggest yearly gain in seven years: CoreLogic,” Reuters (June 4, 2013) and “U.S. Home Prices In April Jumped Most in 7 Years,” The Associated Press (June 4, 2013)
For those of you wanting to hold garage sales in the City of Costa Mesa – are you aware that there are rules and regulations that go along with having one? Many people are not. Recently it was brought to my attention that some neighbors may not be happy when their neighbors hold too many garage sales as it can cause parking and traffic problems. We’ve all been behind the driver that decides to stop in the middle of the road to see if they see anything they like, rather than being courteous and pulling over to the side of the road, parking and getting out of their vehicle. Here is the information stating what these rules are. In a nutshell, you can not have more than two garage sales each year and they can not last longer than 3 days. Seems more than adequate from my point of view:) Also remember, garage sales are to sell used items – no new merchandise allowed!
Click Here For Garage Sale Info in Costa Mesa
This year celebrates the 60 year milestone for Costa Mesa and there will be a three day celebration in late June.
Dan Krikorian, Costa Mesa resident, wrote and performs this song for Costa Mesa’s celebration and you can download the mp3 until Augst 1, 2013:
CLICK HERE FOR SONG
Hear Dan perform this live on June 29th during the festival which will take place on Fair Drive between Newport Boulevard and Fairview Avenue. This celebration will include musical acts on three stages, the O.C. Tastefest featuring more than 30 local restaurants, a classic car show, an art walk, and a children’s zone with kid-friendly activities.
There were a lot of great items highlighted at the National Kitchen and Bath Association Awards such as a Bluetooth Enabled Shower Head! Within weeks you will see all the design awards on the home improvement TV shows, but we can bring them to you first. See the full article and design winners below.
Give your current window or closet space a new industrial style look by making these your self with a few simple tools and a couple hours of your time. You can switch up the fabric and actual choice of rings used to create a different feel. We used to do projects like this anytime we got into a new rental to give it our own personal touch. I’ve been wondering what choice to make to replace our current mirrored closet doors in our office and think making use of this industrial style window hardware is a great place to start!
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Check out this graph showing the pricing from Nov 2012 to April 2013 just for 92626.
Costa Mesa is going up, up, up!
Sellers – it’s time to sell:)
Check out the 3 minute video that discusses an interconnected smoke detection system that will not need internet wireless or any costly re-wiring of your home to make your home safer and help save lives.