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Upgrading to an energy efficient home just got easier!

Summer is around the corner, can you feel it? Before the season heats up, have you considered upgrading your home to a more energy efficient flow? You are in luck as it might just have become less expensive to do so. For years, California has seen an increase in energy…


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 #Fastfacts about Millennial Home Buyers

A recent study by realtor.com found that in 2017 nearly 52% of buyers will be looking to buy a home for the first time. A large portion of that percentage, in fact 42%*, will be made up by Millennials (ages 18 – 35) and growing. Millennials are starting to reach…


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More Trends to Watch in 2017

While the year unfolds and we watch as a number of potential economic policies from a new administration are signed into order, more insight into 2017’s housing market begins to unfold.  Last month we talked about housing appreciation and interest rates.  Now, experts are weighing on new trends for the…


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How Long Will It Take To Sell Your Home?

One of the biggest questions on everyone’s mind when they’re selling their home is “How long will it take?”  Putting your home on the market leaves a lot of uncertainty and can add some extra stress, especially when you’re trying to plan your next move.  GreenTree agents gather market data…


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Tesla Announces New Solar Roof

We’ve been looking at solar energy a lot these days, particularly roofs, and have even written about them before here on our blog.  We look at solar panels as an investment on your home that will give you plenty of savings in the future and add value to your property. …


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Trends to Watch in 2017

The past year has shown us a multitude of trends in the housing market—higher home prices, housing shortages, developer confidence and rising rent prices.  For 2017, we’re thinking three things: locations, appreciation and interest rates. Urban areas are appreciating much faster than suburban areas, accounting for growth, and small homes…


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Is Airbnb right for you?

Earlier this week, Airbnb, an online homestay network that allows people to list or rent short-term lodging in residential propreties, announced it’s recent expansion to experiences, not just accommodation.  The website now gives hosts the chance to offer tours, so people can buy packages such as a guided tour or…


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The New Rancho Mission Viejo Could Be The Answer You've Been Looking For

When the market is strong, as it is now rolling into 2017, basic principles of supply and demand start to surface and weigh in the real estate market.  With current demands, inventory has been historically low during the previous year, which is why new developments offer homebuyers new opportunities to…


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Should You Use A Realtor When Buying New Construction?

A lot of our clients ask about buying a newly constructed home.  They often weight the pros and cons of buying new vs. buying old, and we’re happy to be able to steer them along that road. But many ask, if I buy new construction, am I still able to…


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The Largest Group Entering the Market Right Now

They’re called boomerang borrowers, and they could be changing the housing market in the coming months and years. The timeframe for borrowers who were significantly hit after the Great Recession between 2007 and 2010 to improve their credit score is about the happen, opening the door for a lot of…


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