Find Your Next Home in Panama!

Posted on March 1, 2021. Filed under: First Time Buyer help | Tags: , , , , |

Your next home on the beach is waiting for you! Panama may be tiny in size but it is booming with features. From the culinary scene, incredible climate, biological diversity, rich culture and affordable cost of living, we are breaking down our top 5 reasons to move to Panama and find your perfect paradise!

1. Gorgeous Culinary Scene

What better way to enjoy an amazing meal than with an incredible ocean view? The cuisine in Panama is filled with rich fine-dining menus comprised of dishes that blend the immigrant culture and local ingredients.

2. Affordable Cost of Living & Great Connectivity

From the housing, to clothing, food and living expenses, Panama has an affordable cost of living compared to other comparable destinations. Direct flights to Panama from around the world make this destination accessible and easy to travel in and out of.

3. Pleasant Climate

For most of the year, you can enjoy waking up to an average temperature in the mid-70s and enjoy the afternoon with mid-80s and pleasant breezes. Have your house windows open all day long!

4. The Beauty!

Panama is full of beautiful sceneries. The geography encourages adventure and the beautiful beaches encourage relaxation. The lush forests, lakes, rivers, volcanoes, provide you with peace and paradise. We know location is key, and this location is at the top of our list.

5. Modern Infrastructure

Panama has invested significantly and heavily in the infrastructure that it can be very proud of. Due to its booming economy and the strategic location, this country has become the world’s second largest free-trade zone.

Panama also offers multiple reasons why a second residency makes sense for investors, digital nomads, retirees and frequent travelers:

– Low Cost of Living
– Foreign-Earned Income Exclusion
– Political Stability
– Modern & International Cities
– Advanced Medical Care
– Stable & Secure Banking
– Incredible Tourist Attractions

Register Here to join ECI Development as they dive into discovering paradise in Panama.

March 2nd, 2021 @ 5PM ET. Virtual Zoom Webinar.

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5 Things We’re Focusing on During COVID-19

Posted on March 24, 2020. Filed under: Home Improvement Ideas, Homeownership, Informed Investor Alliance, Orange County Real Estate, Orange County things to do, Organizing | Tags: , , , , , , |

Welp, in a matter of 2 weeks… our world has completely changed with the Coronavirus  COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re scrambling along with the rest of society to find a ‘new normal’. That said, it’s refreshing to have the opportunity to rethink everything we’ve been doing; both professionally and personally, to reprioritize what’s most important.

Our Top 5 Focus Areas During Orange County Quarantine

  1. Relationships – Above all, we love & care about our family, clients, prospects, & fellow humans. We’re moving to Zoom meetings, FaceTimes, and other online communication forums to ensure everyone’s safety and flatten the curve. Checking in on people who might be lonely or struggling with kind texts. I’ve committed to doing more regular videos, and virtual open houses. One action item was a comfy space at home to do virtual meetings – have you created yours yet? It’s fun! Feel free to comment a pic for us 🙂
  2. Immunity – Clearly, we’ve got nothing without our health. We think and act better when our body is functioning at it’s best. During this time, are you eating for health & wellness? Taking vitamins? For sure….dark chocolate is still aplenty in our home, but personally I’m watching my sugar, soy, hormone, and gluten intake, and drinking more alkaline water. We’ve got handsoap filled by each sink – one of our fave brands is Jade Bloom if you like delivery & to support small business 😉 Another thing we did was up our Farm Fresh to You order. They deliver all kinds of healthy fruits, veggies, & even organic eggs to your door. Why go to grocery if you don’t have to? Also made a nightly routine of essential oils, because they are soothing & help immunity. Favorites are lavender, protect, & lucid for sleeping. Please share…what are your secrets for immunity?
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    We’re seeing a lot of our clients on social media baking & crafting with their kiddos. We love to watch everyone embracing this family time in their homes.

    Mental health – This is a BIG one. People’s lives just got disrupted and they are angry, scared, and upset. Ignoring it, shaming yourself, or attempts to drown it away won’t help. We need to come to terms, choose LOVE, and a new path to move forward. My preferred way to handle this is to ask: “Is my inner child happy today?” If I do something to make my inner child happy, then I usually feel good about life. When I cage my inner child, shame her, or ignore her because I’m unbalanced in some way….THEN my mental health seems to go sideways. Usually ‘little Angie’ wants to make something, hence the artist studios we’ve been building through Flower Den Retreats. Cooking, yoga, meditation, and prayer are also great daily exercises for mental health. What are you intentionally doing to protect your mindset right now? Are you at peace with yourself & love yourself? This is the space where smart & strategic decisions come from…be ready to make them. And it’s OKAY if you’re down in the dumps. Please reach out to someone you love for a life rope. The national suicide hotline is 1-800-273-8255 – save this number in your phone – you may never need it, but a friend just might!

  4. Budget – Not gonna lie – things could get tight. Are you handling this on a proactive or a reactive basis? You probably have the time to be proactive, so do that. Check online to see what relief your mortgage company is offering, and stay subscribed to our YouTube & blog here for regular updates on national mortgage relief options. Think….Where can you cut more? What small businesses can you support more? For example, we’re planning to cut our 800# & moving to WhatsApp – seems to be the preferred international & ‘long distance’ platform anyway. What apps are you paying for that you don’t use? Subscriptions? This is a great time to organize your finances, put everything on autopay, or even take the time to improve your credit. We recommend the CreditKarma app to get started on credit, and for an overall picture. Let us know what resources you use to plan your budget.
  5. Investments – No time like the present to watch your favorite experts on YouTube! Consider sharpening up your knowledge and exploring some new areas to invest in. Ask hard questions like: Am I diversified? Stocks, mutual funds, crypto, property? How can I spread my risk? Do I have all my eggs in one basket? WHO am I trusting to get my facts from? Since we’re experts on the Orange County real estate market, we’ll help you with quality local resources to trust. A couple favorites are Reports on Housing & California Association of Realtors.

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“Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.” – Billy Graham

For most of our clients, their home is their biggest investment, and they’re spending a LOT of time in it right now. Hopefully, you’re happy with your space and embracing this time to improve upon it. If you’re worried about your property value going up, down, or sideways… you’re not alone. We offer monthly home value reports to show you what’s happening in your neighborhood. Just text Angie your address at 949-338-7408, or fill out the form below to receive your property’s value.

We want to wish you and your family health, healing, and happiness during this quarantine. Please reach out if we can help you with anything – we’re here for you & care about our fellow humans!

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INVITATION: Citrus College Home Fair

Posted on April 10, 2017. Filed under: First Time Buyer help, Home Seller Tips, Informed Investor Alliance, Lenders & Loan info, Making Life Easier, Orange County Real Estate, Orange County things to do | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Interested in buying a home in Southern California but don’t know how? Would you like safe and solid info on Real Estate Investing or Market reports and trends? We’ve got you covered with free sessions at Citrus College on April 23rd.

The event will be held from 11am – 3pm with an hour lunch break. There are 3 different sessions, each with 4 classes to choose from ranging from flipping to first time buying. We feel honored to be asked to teach 2 classes – Investing and Market Report. Come join us and learn how to buy real estate! The first 100 registrations receive a free lunch on Citrus Real Estate Club – just sign up below.


Yes, sign me up for Citrus College’s Home Fair on April 23rd!

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Selling your home? 29 Essential Tips.

Posted on February 6, 2017. Filed under: Home Seller Tips, Informed Investor Alliance, Making Life Easier, OC Property Profiles, Orange County Real Estate | Tags: , , , , , |

screen-shot-2017-02-06-at-2-20-51-pmSelling a home in Southern California is no small job. There are hundreds of items that could be attended to – but which are most important?

Smart sellers get the inside scoop early – fill out the form below to receive a comprehensive report: 29 Essential Tips that Get Homes Sold FAST & for Top Dollar.

In addition, you’ll receive the latest Orange County Reports On Housing update. Find out out the market temperature, average days it takes to sell, and how many homes are on the market in your city.

A combined $59 value that could net you thousands is yours free by filling out the form below. Get this expert advice at your fingertips – guaranteed to your door within 7 days!

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The Ladera Ranch Real Estate Market is HOT!! Let the Weeks Team help you make the next move!!

Posted on June 6, 2013. Filed under: First Time Buyer help | Tags: , , , , |

Live life Ladera style!!!  Luxurious 3 level townhome in prestigious Ladera Ranch. Completely redone open kitchen with stainless appliances.  Open living / dining room with fireplace and custom built ins. Beautiful master bed & bath on level 2, and guest bed or home office is pre-wired and waiting for you on level 3.  Convenient direct access garage and lots of wonderful neighbors!  Enjoy the resort lifestyle Ladera Ranch has to  offer,   including high speed internet access, club houses,  multiple swimming pools, waterpark, climbing wall, skate park, dog park , trails, sports fields and more!! Come home to Ladera Ranch today!

The Weeks Team wanted you to be the FIRST to know about this great new listing that we haven’t even put on the MLS yet!! If you or your friends and family are looking in the Ladera Ranch Community, please give us a call and we can share more information and answer any questions.

The California market is really heating up and now is the perfect time to think about selling your home!! The Weeks Team is offering a FREE NO OBLIGATION CMA or your home so you know exactly what your home is worth in this market. We are here anytime to help you, so please either call, email or check out our website to get all of the most up to the date housing market info. We would really appreciate you sharing our information with your friends and family. We would love to earn their business!! We look forward to hearing from you soon!!ImageImage

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