2016 OC Home Fair & Homeownership Day – You’re Invited!

Posted on January 6, 2016. Filed under: First Time Buyer help, Home Seller Tips, Informed Investor Alliance, Making Life Easier, Orange County CA Foreclosures, Orange County Home Improvement, Orange County Real Estate, Orange County Short Sales | Tags: , , , , , , , |

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Will you be able to move in 2016?

Thinking about making some real estate moves this year or next? Check out The OC Home Fair at Chapman University coming up on Jan 30th. The event is free and offers 5 sessions guided by experts (1/2 hour each) with various classes for all levels of real estate education.

Taking a Saturday every year to protect your biggest investment is a great success strategy. Just think of how much better your life would be if you maximized your real estate opportunities! This event is pitch-free and will teach you to do just that. Fill out the form below for a personalized session plan based off your individual real estate goals:

We look forward to seeing you at #HomeownershipDay & helping you achieve your OC real estate goals!

Questions??? Comment below or like our for more details Facebook page.

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Grab the Orange County Real Estate Opportunities in 2010

Posted on January 7, 2010. Filed under: First Time Buyer help, Home Seller Tips, Informed Investor Alliance, Making Life Easier, Orange County Real Estate | Tags: , , , , |

New Year, New Opportunities in Orange County Real Estate

First let me wish a ‘Happy New Year’ to all.  Yes, folks, 2010 is here.  And with the new year, there promises to be a wealth of new opportunities emerging in the bustling world of Orange County Real Estate.  So get up off  your comfy couch and do what you’ve been wanting to do for a long time. Don’t let opportunity pass you by.  Add that to your list of New Years resolutions right now.

So maybe you’re thinking about buying your first home. Perfect!  If you’re an Orange County first time home buyer, the time has never been better. A major reason for such bright prospects is that there currently are a number of available incentives created to improve your overall experience.

If selling your home for the first time is on your mind, optimism is in order.  Buyers are returning to the marketplace. So sellers rejoice! The market is definitely moving in the right direction. In fact, there are a number things going on that will make selling easier, from listing to close. If you’re worried about Uncle Sam taking a chunk, be aware you might be able to reduce your tax obligation with a few easy and yes, legal steps.

Perhaps you’re opting to make your first Real Estate investment.  Believe it or not, there are well-focused ways to improve your financial future without getting an advanced degree from the school of hard knocks.

Indeed, the door of opportunity is opening wide in 2010.  If you’re ready to learn more about the diversity of emerging Orange County Real Estate opportunities, I’ll be happy to help.  Contact me at 949.338.7408. Or follow me @AngieWeeks or @WeeksTeam.

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Orange County First Time Home Buyer?

Posted on December 4, 2009. Filed under: First Time Buyer help, Making Life Easier, Orange County Real Estate | Tags: , , |

It’s Better Than Ever To Be an Orange County First Time Home Buyer

As an Orange County first time home buyer, selecting your home is a major decision. Luckily, the U.S. Government is making it easier than ever for newbies. To stimulate the housing market, Uncle Sam has extended the first-time buyer tax credit until April, 2010. The program has already helped hundreds of first-timers see their dream come true. Why not be one of them?

Taking Advantage of the Program

If you’re a qualified first-time home buyer, you can receive up to an $8,000 tax credit for your purchase.  To qualify, you’ve gotta purchase your home between November 7, 2009 and April 30, 2010.  Also, you cannot have owned a residence any time prior to buying your new home. If you meet these criteria, you’re on your way. How much you qualify for depends upon two factors: your income and the price of the property you’re considering.  The point is, you’re in for a major financial windfall no matter where you lie on the scale.

The other great thing about the tax credit is that it offers you complete freedom. You can choose any property your heart desires, as long it is used as your primary residence. There are no other restrictions.

Since the first time buyer tax credit expires in 2010, the time is ripe to reap the rewards of this major incentive and live the dream of home ownership. There are dozens of resources to learn more about this exciting program if you’re an Orange County first time home buyer. Should you have specific questions, I’m always available to answer them.  You can contact me at 949.338.7408. Or you can follow me on Twitter @AngieWeeks or @WeeksTeam.

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Dodging the Orange County Tax Collector, legally

Posted on February 22, 2008. Filed under: Blogroll, First Time Buyer help, Home Seller Tips, Informed Investor Alliance, Making Life Easier, Orange County Real Estate | Tags: , |

For those of you upset your home prices have declined, we have a little good news for you.  If you purchased a home prior to 2006 during the “hot” OC market, here is your chance to save some extra money. 

It’s tax time, and your property tax bill is one of many.  Because the market went down, your taxes can go down, too.  To see if you are eligible, do a few simple things: 

1.  Contact the Orange County tax assessors office at 714.834.5400. 

2.  Let them know you purchased before 2006, and you are requesting to have your bill reviewed, for this year. REMEMBER, if you want THIS year’s bill reduced you MUST CALL BEFORE APRIL 1st. http://www.oc.ca.gov/assessor/pdf/RequestForInformalAssessmentReview%203-08.pdf

3.  The assessor will initiate a re-assesment of your property, and hopefully lower your taxes – saving you potentially thousands of dollars!  

There are some circumstances in which this can not be done, however if you think your taxes on your property are too high, then you are probably right.  Its worth giving it a try – you can comment on how it works out! 

By going to the following link and filling out the form, you can start working on reducing next year’s bill right now.

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