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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?
 

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...
 

Sell now if you're going to buy something else!

January 29, 2016
We're in that stage of the market where prices are going up, for both sellers and buyers.  If you want to move to a larger or smaller place, it's time to put your house on the market and start looking for your new home.

BUT FIRST, you need to fix up your place - make it live-able but clean and neat, including the outside and the inside.  If you need termite work done, get it done now.  If you need to freshen up with new paint, new carpet, or even new flooring, get that done so you can demand t...
Continue reading...
 

Ugly truth - don't believe sob stories from renters

January 29, 2016
I just went through an eviction today.  It was not fun, including all the things leading up to it.  My renter should have been kicked out about 2 years ago, when they first got behind.  My fault.  After all, a mortgage company would not care what your story is, they just want the money.

After getting the court to OK the eviction, the Sheriff came, but fortunately, my renters had basically moved out.  I mean basically, because they left a lot of junk.  Now, after I changed the locks, I have to ...
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?
 

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...
 

Sell now if you're going to buy something else!

January 29, 2016
We're in that stage of the market where prices are going up, for both sellers and buyers.  If you want to move to a larger or smaller place, it's time to put your house on the market and start looking for your new home.

BUT FIRST, you need to fix up your place - make it live-able but clean and neat, including the outside and the inside.  If you need termite work done, get it done now.  If you need to freshen up with new paint, new carpet, or even new flooring, get that done so you can demand t...
Continue reading...
 

Ugly truth - don't believe sob stories from renters

January 29, 2016
I just went through an eviction today.  It was not fun, including all the things leading up to it.  My renter should have been kicked out about 2 years ago, when they first got behind.  My fault.  After all, a mortgage company would not care what your story is, they just want the money.

After getting the court to OK the eviction, the Sheriff came, but fortunately, my renters had basically moved out.  I mean basically, because they left a lot of junk.  Now, after I changed the locks, I have to ...
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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