The internet can be overwhelming in information.
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The average home buyer is spending three months is the search for a home.
I offer you the most advanced IDX Real Estate Search Solutions (by Diverse Solutions, a Zillow company) and help you target your search to the communities that best meet your needs. I also offer lifestyle Search, a solution that answers you neighborhood questions as you search for a home.
The search option presented below helps you target you search to the Cities of Orange County. Choose among cities with the guidance of knowing median prices and sales numbers. Once on a City page you have access to school and neighborhood information and up-to-date market trends.
For the first time you have everything in one place. Imaging the time saved and frustration avoided. It is just one of many benefits I bring to my clients.
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By Robert Owen Deane This is a short video of the Newport Beach Boat Parade. You can still see it this evening (Saturday December 19) or on Sunday December 20th. The parade starts off Bay Island at 6:30 pm and finishes at the same site at approximately 9:00 pm each evening. You can view the […]
By Robert Owen Deane Proposition 13 Tax Reform Under Proposition 13 tax reform, Property tax increases on any given property were limited to no more than 2% per year as long as the property was not sold. It provides you with predictable taxes into the future. Learn more in the following Video Proposition 13 Video […]
By Robert Owen Deane Mello Roos was created to fund new communities after government property taxes were lowered when Proposition 13 was passed in 1978, lowering taxes by about 57%. Mello-Roos from Deane on Vimeo. The Funding Dilemma and Mello-Roos The cost of Prop 13 to the municipalities (Local Government) was significant. This created a challenge when it […]
By Robert Owen Deane WHAT IS PROPOSITION 13? Background On June 6th, 1978, nearly two-thirds of California’s voters passed Proposition 13, reducing property tax rates on homes, businesses and farms by about 57%. Proposition 13 Video from Deane on Vimeo. [quote_simple]This presentation contains images that were used under a Creative Commons License. Click here to […]
FINDING THE RIGHT HOME The buying process begins well before an agent is contacted. Buyers consider purchasing a home some 4-5 months before contacting an agent. They are investigation homes and neighborhoods 3-5 months before any agent contact. During that research period consumers consider Zillow (33%), Realtor.com (17%) and Redfin (13%) to be the most […]
You’re not going to find the property taxes on a home in most real estate listings; you are going to have to dig deeper. In purchasing your new home, your future monthly payments will be made up of principal, interest, real property taxes and insurance. All homes have a base tax rate (approximately in the […]
This blog post provides information about housing sales in Orange County. It is interactive – you can change metrics (median price, unsold inventory) and see new graphs in this category. You can also change between months for Orange County statistics or change to other Counties. More information follows:
By Robert Owen Deane Review the Orange County Housing Market in a Glance. Here you will find all the important housing market information you need in one place. This interactive tool presents information on the Median Price, Unsold Inventory, Median Time on The Market and the Percent of Sales for Equity, REO (Bank Owned) and […]
By Robert Owen Deane The Orange County Housing Market January 2015 With Interactive Statistics Review the Orange County Housing Market in a Glance. Here you will find all the important housing market information you need in one place. This interactive tool presents information on the Median Price, Unsold Inventory, Median Time on The Market and the Percent […]