Archive for January, 2011

You’re Invited to Tee It Up Fore Marines

Posted on January 31, 2011. Filed under: First Time Buyer help, OC Charities, Orange County Real Estate | Tags: |

Good news, people. The city of Mission Viejo is offering you a golden opportunity to strut your stuff on the golf green and lend a helping hand to some very special people. On Friday, March 25, the city will be holding its first annual Tee It Up Fore Marines golf tournament. Tee off time is noon sharp at the Marine Memorial Golf Course in Camp Pendleton. The event will benefit the marines, sailors, and families of Mission Viejo’s adopted Headquarters Battalion of the 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton. Sponsoring the much-anticipated tournament are the Marine and Sailors Adoption Committee, Mission Viejo Community Foundation, and the city itself.

All community members, businesses, and organizations are encouraged to participate in or help sponsor the event.  Sponsorships range from $200 to $5,000, but donations in any amount are more than appreciated. Auction and raffle items are also welcome.

Entry fees are as follows:

  • $200 per individual golfer
  • $800 for a foursome which includes a marine

In addition to feeding your hunger for competitive play, the event will feature a full course lunch and barbecue dinner. Plus an awards ceremony and much more.

Registration and sponsorship opportunities are now available. All those offering their support should make checks payable to the Mission Viejo Community Foundation and mail them to the Marine Golf Tournament c/o Mission Viejo Community Foundation, 200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, CA 92691.

For more information, visit  www.teeitupforemarines.com or call 949-470-3061.

And if you really can’t get enough of the green, why not make your home where your heart is? Mission Viejo boasts an outstanding selection of gorgeous golf course homes guaranteed to keep you a put away from the action. We’ll be more than happy to set up a custom property search for you. Or simply contact me directly for more information. Connect with me @ 949.338.7408 or  angie@askangie.com,  @AngieWeeks or @WeeksTeam.

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Orange County Moving Company Offers YOU a 10% Discount

Posted on January 26, 2011. Filed under: First Time Buyer help, Making Life Easier, Orange County Real Estate | Tags: |

If you’re moving or planning to move, the Weeks Team has a great way to eliminate headaches, as well as save time and money. We’re teaming up a with an amazing group of local professionals who’ve dedicated themselves to making your move as simple and hassle-free as possible.

Bigs & Smalls Moving & Storage Services is Orange County’s premier moving service. And when we say service, we mean FULL service. They’ll do the packing, the moving, or both. They’ll even help with storage. So you can focus on the million and one other things screaming for your attention at moving time. 

And right now you can get 10% off of their services. All you have to do is mention me, Angie Weeks. Trust me. My name carries a lot of weight.

So save money, time, and hassles when you’re ready to make your big move. Contact Bigs & Smalls Moving & Storage Services today.  And be sure to mention the very influential Angie Weeks for your 10% discount.

And, of course, I’m ready to help when you want to find the ideal place to move to. You can connect with me at 949.338.7408 or  angie@askangie.com,  @AngieWeeks or @WeeksTeam.

Happy Moving!

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Abundant Opportunities in the Mission Viejo Real Estate Market

Posted on January 15, 2011. Filed under: First Time Buyer help, Orange County Real Estate | Tags: , , |

You say you want to buy a home at a fantastic price in a fantastic community? Then it’s time you discovered the wealth of opportunities Mission Viejo Real Estate has to offer.

Mission Viejo is a community of dreams.  A suburban jewel that has been voted one of the top cities in the United States.  Low crime, high quality of life, outstanding school system, and friendly people are just some of the highlights of this thriving community.

Now if that alone isn’t enough to lure you in for a closer look, consider the choice of excellent homes you’ll discover here.  We’re talking great layouts, generous square footage, and spacious lots. Plus many of these homes offer breathtaking views of surrounding hillsides, mountains, and cityscapes.

Mission Viejo owes a great deal of its inherent appeal to the character of its communities. All of them are united by a common excellence, yet each stands alone with its own personality. Among these standout communities are the La Paz Tract, which was completed in 1970 and consists of 1263 detached homes; the El Dorado Tract, population 62, 000; and the popular Cortez Tract.

And those are just a few of the outstanding communities that make Mission Viejo a place like no other. If you’d like to learn more about any of the city’s upscale communities and the abundant opportunities in the Mission Viejo Real Estate market, I’ll be delighted to help.  You can connect with me at 949.338.7408 or  angie@askangie.com,  @AngieWeeks or @WeeksTeam.

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It’s Buy Time in the Orange County Real Estate Market

Posted on January 14, 2011. Filed under: First Time Buyer help, Orange County Real Estate | Tags: , |

Well, the New Year is underway, and many of us are probably looking back at ‘2010, going over all the plusses and minuses. Hopefully, there are more plusses in your corner. At any rate, before more of ‘011 slips by, it’s definitely a good time to take stock of things, re-assess our goals, and hopefully set some new ones. If you’re like most people, one of those goals will be beefing up your financial portfolio. 

Right now, Real Estate offers more opportunity than ever to help you meet this objective. Yes, we’re definitely in a buyer’s market. Why do I make such a claim? Two basic reasons:

  • Fantastic Inventory – The market is swelling with homes. So the choices abound, and the prices remain low.
  • Interest Rates Are at a Historic Low – Seize the opportunities before rates start heading north.

The upshot?  Bargains galore.

So if you’re looking for a property, this Realtor has to recommend BUY.

On the other hand, if you intend to sell, I’m recommending you hold off until the pendulum begins swinging in the other direction.

Well, that’s it in a nutshell. If you’d like to learn more about opportunities in the Orange County Real Estate market, I’ll be delighted to help.  You can connect with me at 949.338.7408 or  angie@askangie.com,  @AngieWeeks or @WeeksTeam.

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PARTNERS WITH ORANGE COUNTY YPN

Posted on January 12, 2011. Filed under: First Time Buyer help, OC Charities |

Hot off the press!!!!

Mission Viejo, January 12, 2011Young Professionals Network partners with Habitat for Humanity on a Mission Viejo Rehabilitation Construction project. This exciting event will take place on January 21, 2011 from 7:30am-3:30pm and the location’s address is 22908 Via Nuez, #44 Mission Viejo, CA 92691. Young Professionals Network partners with Habitat for Humanity in an effort to give back to the community.
 
Orange County Young Professionals Network (YPN) chapter represents the Orange County Association of Realtors. The YPN chapter will host monthly mixers and training sessions to educate and build individual business goals with associates and sponsors from all over Southern California.

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County transforms lives and communities by helping families in need purchase or renovate their homes.

Please comment if you are interested in joining us and get involved in this exciting event benefiting Habitat for Humanity and giving back to our community!

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Room Planning

Posted on January 11, 2011. Filed under: First Time Buyer help, Home Improvement Ideas, Home Seller Tips |

When looking for a new home and you want to keep your furniture but you’re not sure if it fits into your new room?  Here’s a website that can help you out!

http://www.bassettfurniture.com/tools/room-planner.asp

Take the measurements of the room and the measures of the furniture and your on your way to having a great fitting room for your new home! 🙂

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Wrap Around Loan

Posted on January 11, 2011. Filed under: First Time Buyer help |

Don’t know what a wrap around loan is?  Here’s your answer!  A wrap around loan allows you to purchase property without having to qualify for a loan. The seller, known as the lender in this case, will sell you the property for an agreed upon amount. You will pay the seller that amount as a fixed monthly payment which includes interest charged by the seller.  The amount that is to be paid to the seller includes what is owed on the loan and the equity on that property. The seller makes extra money by charging a higher interest rate than what they currently are paying. Upon receiving the payment the lender will turn around and pay on the loan.
In order to properly use a Wrap Around Loan, there must be no due on sale clause on the property. It means that the loan is due upon sale to the lender of the initial loan. The seller would have to pay the loan off in full. It is important to be careful because if you are attempting to get this sort of property you could be forced out of the property if there is this clause because the lender would have to sell it”

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OCYPN & Habitat For Humanity Schedule Mission Viejo Property Rehab

Posted on January 5, 2011. Filed under: OC Charities, Orange County CA Foreclosures, Orange County Home Improvement, Orange County Real Estate | Tags: , |

Orange County Young Professionals Network is very excited to be working with Jennifer Chung and the folks over at Habitat OC to improve our community 🙂

We’ve set a date to rehab a property in Mission Viejo!!

Date: Friday, January 21st
Time: 7am – 3pm
Place: address to be provided upon sign up; we know it’s a property Mission Viejo that needs our help!

Orange County Realtors of ALL ages…..would you like to join us? If you’ve never worked with Habitat check out http://www.habitatoc.org or read a post or two we’ve written over the years. They are a wonderful organization who focuses on putting roofs over deserving heads and educating about homeownership.

For more details tweet @weeksteam or @angieweeks, like OCYPN on Facebook, or email Angie@askangie.com. Hope to see you at the build!

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11 Great Reasons to Buy an Orange County Home in 2011

Posted on January 1, 2011. Filed under: First Time Buyer help, Making Life Easier, Orange County Real Estate | Tags: , |

A New Year means new opportunities. And one place you’ll discover opportunities galore is in the Real Estate market. It’s true. I did some poking around and came up a whole slew of great reasons to buy an Orange County home in 2011.  Here’s 11 for 11 —

  1. Low Interest Rates – Right now they’re at historic lows. But don’t expect them to linger in the basement forever. The time to act is NOW.  Be sure to consult a certified mortgage planner for details.
  2. Real Estate is a Great Long-Term Investment – Stocks may rise and fall, but you can pretty much count on the home you buy to appreciate in the long term. There’s plenty of historic precedent for this phenomenon. So get in while the gettin’s good.   
  3. Motivated Sellers – They’re out there in droves. And they want out of their houses quick-like. And you thought after-holiday sales were the only bargains.
  4. Avoid High Rents After Retirement – Better to own a home than owe a landlord.
  5. OC Boasts Three of the Safest Cities in the U.S. And if that isn’t enough, you can add the county’s award-winning schools, beautiful open spaces, great shopping and entertainment, and a well-earned reputation as a hub of high technology.
  6. You now can buy a Newport Beach mansion for under 40 Million dollars. At minimum, you can nab a $17 million reduction from the original asking price! Got a few extra million greenbacks to plunk down on a home?
  7. Your neighbor could be one of the ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’. By merely borrowing a cup of sugar, you could wind up with a guest spot on the show. Sugar-borrower today, reality TV star tomorrow!  
  8. Orange County is unlike any place else in our solar system. What makes us so gosh darn special? Let’s start with a diversity of industries that keep the county’s economy and per capita income growing stronger every day.  Orange County also boasts a bounty of blue ribbon schools, fantastic year-round climate, and a delightfully friendly environment. The cheery OC picture is rounded out by scenic mountains, nature-carved canyons, and 40 miles of spectacular ocean frontage.
  9. Great shopping for every mood, taste, and budget.  Fashion Island, The District, and Irvine Spectrum are among the county’s numerous first-class shopping destinations.  Where else in the country can you take your family AND poodle to dine and shop in the middle of winter?
  10. Great Benefits for Newlyweds – Tell family and friends you’re saving for your first home! Various loan options allow you to put only a very small amount down on your dream home. Even better, the source of the funding can be ‘gift money’. Wouldn’t you rather use this dough for a down payment than for the acquisition of imported tea cups that will just linger unused in a crowded cupboard. Plus you won’t be throwing cash away into that abyss known as apartment rent.
  11. The Weeks Team – As Orange County Real Estate specialists, we’re available for ALL your housing needs!  The Weeks Team offers you customized home searches and the VERY BEST in customer service and satisfaction.  Let’s work together to get you and your family into an Orange County dream home!

If you’d like to learn more about finding the ideal Orange County home, I’ll be delighted to help. You can connect with me at 949.338.7408,   angie@askangie.com,   @AngieWeeks or @WeeksTeam.

Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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