Mortgage Watch

WEEKLY MORTGAGE WATCH – NOVEMBER 27, 2016

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BALLESTEROS GROUP’S WEEKLY MORTGAGE WATCH (NOVEMBER 27TH, 2016) THIS WEEK HIGHLIGHTS THE FOLLOWING UPDATES: Last week, mortgage rates continued to move upward, but at a slower pace than in the previous week. Existing Home Sales climbed another 2.0%, almost reaching a 10-year high, but sales very likely remain constrained by tight inventories.  The minutes of the latest Federal Reserve Open …

EVENTS IN ORANGE COUNTY

EVENTS IN ORANGE COUNTY | DECEMBER 2016

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The holiday season is in full swing which means tons of special events in Orange County this December 2016. Check out the list of events below and make your holiday season just a little bit brighter with a special festival, fun run, or other community event. SAWDUST WINTER FANTASY – ART AND CRAFT FESTIVAL Weekends Now – Sunday, December 18th …

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WHAT CREDIT SCORE IS NEEDED TO BUY A HOUSE?

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Credit scores and how they impact real estate transactions. Let’s just say, it’s probably lower than you think. According to Ellie Mae’s Origination Report from September 2016, a significant portion of homebuyers had scores below 750. Fact is, you don’t have to have perfect credit to qualify these days. Many potential homebuyers believe that they need a score over 780 to qualify, and …

Real Estate News November 2016

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  252 Chiquita Street Laguna Beach 5 bed | 3 bath | 1,956 SF $2,195,000 What’s New in Luxury Capital Living: Six Homes Near National Leaders & Lawmakers Not everyone can live at the beach, in the country, on the mountainside—or chooses to: Some must reside in world capitals and walk the corridors of power. With a nod to the …

EVENTS IN ORANGE COUNTY | OCTOBER 2016

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Fom Halloween parties, events and festivals to Oktoberfest, food fests and more, this October 2016 has TONS of events in Orange County for you to enjoy. Check out the list of haunted houses, special Halloween events, and more community fun going on all around OC this month. Time to make some room on your calendar for fun this month. MICKEY’S …

July OC Housing Report

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Good Afternoon! The market has already been cooling, but the summer shift intensifies during the 4th of July weekend. Summer Slowdown: The expected market time has increased by an additional 19 days since the prime Spring Market selling season. Here’s the scoop, the best time of the year to sell a home is in the rearview mirror, the Spring Market, …