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2018 Winter Olympics

February 13, 2018
I've been having trouble concentrating on work - why?  Because I want to see who is winning what in the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics.  It's because I have so much access - my phone, my iPad, my computer, my TV.  I am writing this on my computer and watching Speed Skating on my phone.  Republic of Korea just won!

But hey, all work and no play - or is it all play and no work won't bring home the bacon or the mortgage.  So I'm shutting off the Olympics until I get in front of my lunch - it's only 11:35 a.m.!

I love watching others stretch their bodies to the limits of pain and endurance - but my gym membership sits idle.  I guess I'll have to get out to the gym, soon.  Ha!
 

Market Up Market Down - What about housing?

February 13, 2018
I'm truly amazed at housing prices - even rental - in the west side of LA - or any part of Southern California.  If you are a first-time home buyer, it's mind boggling.  What should you do if you are just starting out?

My suggestion - since the housing market has shown (for the past 65+ years) that it will continue to rise overall, buy something that you can afford, now!  If you bought a home in 1990, it has probably doubled or more, in value.  I bought a house in 1974 for $35,000, in Fountain...
Continue reading...
 

It's Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for?

November 21, 2017
Many people on this earth have nothing - we in the US, even if we are poor, are much better off than many of whom are in third world countries or those who are refugees living in camps.
We have opportunity, here, and if we can pick ourselves up by the bootstraps and be enterprising, there is nothing that can stop us!
I'm thankful that I have a place to live and people around me that love me.
How about you?  What are you thankful for?
Continue reading...
 

How About Those Dodgers!

October 24, 2017

I'm getting ready for the game - it starts today at 5:00 at Dodger Stadium, but I, like most of the rest of the world, will be watching it on FOX, channel 11 here is SoCal.  That is in an hour and 45 minutes from now, just long enough for me to start something and not finish it.  But I thought I'd at least leave my thoughts, here.

Behind the scenes of a Realtor??:

I get calls and solicitations every day - today was from a company who would send me referrals.  They say the leads are vetted alrea...
Continue reading...
 

Slowing down or speeding up? Hot Market?

October 20, 2017
It seems that we are in a hot market for sellers - BUT.

The BUT is that we are in a slower market - because there are not a lot of people who want to sell right now.  There could be a number of reasons for this - sellers, even thought they will most likely sell at a good price, don't want to buy at a high price.  The season isn't right - the kids are in school and the parents don't want to move.  It would be less expensive to add on to the present house than move.

Then there are people like me ...
Continue reading...
 

Yo Ho Prices

September 19, 2017
It depends on where you are looking - I was looking around Los Angeles, in the different parts of mid and west LA - I'm just amazed at how much these small homes are going for in price - not the $400K's - they are in the $600Ks to $800Ks - like they were made of gold.  Some, in fact most of these were in the bread and butter neighborhoods, not the up and coming executive neighborhoods - so who, on a bread and butter salary can afford to live in these homes?

My home, in OC, is a 5 bedroom/3 bat...
Continue reading...
 

Home Prices - Still High!

August 14, 2017
My daughter is thinking about her future.  She is looking at the difference between renting and buying a home - because in the near future, she is planning to get married.  She is amazed that home prices are SOOO HIGH. 

I told her that RENTS are high, too so she may as well BUY.

What about you?  You have to start, somewhere, if you are going to buy.  Why not squeeze the trigger and buy something small in a city or area that is not as desirable as where you want to end up?  As prices go up, your...
Continue reading...
 

Housing prices in SoCal are going UP!

March 31, 2017
Time to get on the bandwagon - time to buy.  Why?  well, if you keep your property for 5 years, it could appreciate by a lot of $$!!  Then you can use this money to put a small down on another house - move there, and rent out the first house.  Rents are going up, too!  You have a win-win situation, using leverage.  

I was watching Flip or Flop the other day - they buy for cash - NO leverage, because they are in, fix up, and sell.  No time for appreciation, except for what they build in to the ...
Continue reading...
 

Market Shifts

March 27, 2017
Here's the latest trend where I live in Cypress, CA.  Surrounding areas are below:



Garden Grove:



Anaheim:



Buena Park:



Los Alamitos:


Long Beach:




Seal Beach:


Cerritos


As you can tell and see, the market is still trending UP UP UP!!  Time to SELL!
Continue reading...
 

Housing Today - Feb. 2016

February 22, 2016

Seasonality in Real Estate: How Weather and the Time of Year Affect Housing!

Weather and the time of year have a big impact housing activity, and in every housing market there are times of the year when fewer homes sell. For most, that time of year coincides with the winter months, and in much of the U.S., that’s the case right now.

 

But no matter where you live, it’s important to know how seasonality affects the housing market. So let’s look at the current housing numbers, how seas...


Continue reading...
 

2018 Winter Olympics

February 13, 2018
I've been having trouble concentrating on work - why?  Because I want to see who is winning what in the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics.  It's because I have so much access - my phone, my iPad, my computer, my TV.  I am writing this on my computer and watching Speed Skating on my phone.  Republic of Korea just won!

But hey, all work and no play - or is it all play and no work won't bring home the bacon or the mortgage.  So I'm shutting off the Olympics until I get in front of my lunch - it's only 11:35 a.m.!

I love watching others stretch their bodies to the limits of pain and endurance - but my gym membership sits idle.  I guess I'll have to get out to the gym, soon.  Ha!
 

Market Up Market Down - What about housing?

February 13, 2018
I'm truly amazed at housing prices - even rental - in the west side of LA - or any part of Southern California.  If you are a first-time home buyer, it's mind boggling.  What should you do if you are just starting out?

My suggestion - since the housing market has shown (for the past 65+ years) that it will continue to rise overall, buy something that you can afford, now!  If you bought a home in 1990, it has probably doubled or more, in value.  I bought a house in 1974 for $35,000, in Fountain...
Continue reading...
 

It's Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for?

November 21, 2017
Many people on this earth have nothing - we in the US, even if we are poor, are much better off than many of whom are in third world countries or those who are refugees living in camps.
We have opportunity, here, and if we can pick ourselves up by the bootstraps and be enterprising, there is nothing that can stop us!
I'm thankful that I have a place to live and people around me that love me.
How about you?  What are you thankful for?
Continue reading...
 

How About Those Dodgers!

October 24, 2017

I'm getting ready for the game - it starts today at 5:00 at Dodger Stadium, but I, like most of the rest of the world, will be watching it on FOX, channel 11 here is SoCal.  That is in an hour and 45 minutes from now, just long enough for me to start something and not finish it.  But I thought I'd at least leave my thoughts, here.

Behind the scenes of a Realtor??:

I get calls and solicitations every day - today was from a company who would send me referrals.  They say the leads are vetted alrea...
Continue reading...
 

Slowing down or speeding up? Hot Market?

October 20, 2017
It seems that we are in a hot market for sellers - BUT.

The BUT is that we are in a slower market - because there are not a lot of people who want to sell right now.  There could be a number of reasons for this - sellers, even thought they will most likely sell at a good price, don't want to buy at a high price.  The season isn't right - the kids are in school and the parents don't want to move.  It would be less expensive to add on to the present house than move.

Then there are people like me ...
Continue reading...
 

Yo Ho Prices

September 19, 2017
It depends on where you are looking - I was looking around Los Angeles, in the different parts of mid and west LA - I'm just amazed at how much these small homes are going for in price - not the $400K's - they are in the $600Ks to $800Ks - like they were made of gold.  Some, in fact most of these were in the bread and butter neighborhoods, not the up and coming executive neighborhoods - so who, on a bread and butter salary can afford to live in these homes?

My home, in OC, is a 5 bedroom/3 bat...
Continue reading...
 

Home Prices - Still High!

August 14, 2017
My daughter is thinking about her future.  She is looking at the difference between renting and buying a home - because in the near future, she is planning to get married.  She is amazed that home prices are SOOO HIGH. 

I told her that RENTS are high, too so she may as well BUY.

What about you?  You have to start, somewhere, if you are going to buy.  Why not squeeze the trigger and buy something small in a city or area that is not as desirable as where you want to end up?  As prices go up, your...
Continue reading...
 

Housing prices in SoCal are going UP!

March 31, 2017
Time to get on the bandwagon - time to buy.  Why?  well, if you keep your property for 5 years, it could appreciate by a lot of $$!!  Then you can use this money to put a small down on another house - move there, and rent out the first house.  Rents are going up, too!  You have a win-win situation, using leverage.  

I was watching Flip or Flop the other day - they buy for cash - NO leverage, because they are in, fix up, and sell.  No time for appreciation, except for what they build in to the ...
Continue reading...
 

Market Shifts

March 27, 2017
Here's the latest trend where I live in Cypress, CA.  Surrounding areas are below:



Garden Grove:



Anaheim:



Buena Park:



Los Alamitos:


Long Beach:




Seal Beach:


Cerritos


As you can tell and see, the market is still trending UP UP UP!!  Time to SELL!
Continue reading...
 

Housing Today - Feb. 2016

February 22, 2016

Seasonality in Real Estate: How Weather and the Time of Year Affect Housing!

Weather and the time of year have a big impact housing activity, and in every housing market there are times of the year when fewer homes sell. For most, that time of year coincides with the winter months, and in much of the U.S., that’s the case right now.

 

But no matter where you live, it’s important to know how seasonality affects the housing market. So let’s look at the current housing numbers, how seas...


Continue reading...
 

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Connie Gohata Realtor® and RE Investor Short Sale and REO Specialist Regular Sales, Distressed Sales CA/BRE #01822665 Phone: 714-553-9146

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