Author Archives: Tarah Stovall

Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less Affordable

Whether you’re thinking about buying your first home or moving up to the home of your dreams, don’t let the false narrative about affordability prevent you from moving forward. From an affordability standpoint, this is one of the best times to buy in the last 30 years. Call me today 714.343.9294.  If you’re considering selling your house or buying a house, we should sit down and chat and help you confidently determine what will be the best choice for you and your family.                     

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The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready?

There is a lot of speculation in the market about why the search for a home is shifting to an earlier start. The one thing we do know is if you’re thinking about buying or selling a home this year, the earlier you get started, the better.

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Forget the Price of the Home. The Cost is What Matters.

Home buying activing (demand) is up, and the number of available listings (supply) is down. When demand outpaces supply, prices appreciate. That’s why firms are beginning to increase their projections for home price appreciation going forward. As an example, CoreLogic increased their 12-month projection for home values from 4.5% to 5.6% over the last few months. The…

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Happiest cities in the US revealed in new Wallethub report

Two Orange County cities cracked a top 10 list of happiest cities in America, with Huntington Beach at #5 and Irvine at #2.   Plano, Texas, is the happiest city in the U.S., according to the WalletHub survey. The personal finance website ranked 182 cities by “emotional & physical well-being,” “income & employment” and “community & environment.” Irvine…

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Buying A Home Young Is The Key To Building Wealth

Homeowners who purchase their homes before the age of 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60, according to a new Urban Institute study. The organization surveyed adults who turned 60 or 61 between 2003 and 2015 for their data set. “Today’s older adults became homeowners at a younger age than today’s young adults. Half the…

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The Best Time To List Your House? TODAY!

If you are thinking of selling your house this year, the best time to put it on the market might be right now. Let’s sit down together to see whether that is true in your neighborhood. Call me at 714.343.9294. 

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