Southern California Home Values Have Not Been Hurt by Coronavirus

According to recent reports from local appraisers, the coronavirus has yet to hurt Southern California home values which continue to rise despite the pandemic. The Real Estate Research Council of Southern California has tracked home-value changes twice a year since 1943, continually monitoring and re-evaluating the same sample of 308 single-family homes across our seven […]
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Top 5 Reasons Homeowners Decide it’s Time to Sell Their House

  Deciding on the right time to sell your home is tough. Right now in Southern California, we’re experiencing a seller’s market with tight inventory and rising prices, so for most homeowners, it’s a financially opportune time to sell for top dollar in order to afford their dream home. However, according to statistics from the […]
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Beau Beardslee Brings Distinguished Professionalism as First Team/Christie’s International Newport Beach Manager

Hardworking, disciplined, and driven, Beau Beardslee proudly steps into the role of branch manager of the First Team/Christie’s International Real Estate Newport Beach office. Joining the U.S. Army in 2004, Beau served beside special ops Navy Seals, Rangers, and Special Forces, to conduct hundreds of missions in his distinguished career. As a combat veteran from […]
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4 Reasons Why Now Is The Ideal Time To Sell Your Southern California Home

Wondering when the ideal time to sell your Southern California home is? The answer could be right now. We always want to help you make the smartest decisions when it comes to your real estate investments, and that’s why it’s important to know that right now is the absolutely ideal time to sell your home […]
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Selling Your Home? Consider These Five Drawbacks of a Lender-Financed Offer

All offers are not created equally. It cannot be stated enough just how important it is to choose the right offer, not just the one with the highest price. The right offer is one that actually closes and allows you to move on from the transaction. The wrong offer has an unexpected problem at the […]
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7 Undeniable Benefits of Homeownership

June is National Homeownership Month and to help celebrate the whole month through, we’re reviewing the undeniable benefits of owning your own home. Low mortgage rates are currently fueling record mortgage applications as Americans are realizing the value of a home, bolstered by greater buyer power. Californians also have the opportunity to be gifted a […]
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How is Technology Changing Real Estate?

Advancement in technology has benefited many industries. From education to supply-chain, almost every sector has reaped the benefits of employing high-tech systems and codes, and the world of real state is no different. Technology advances in real estate have made the process of home-buying and selling more reliable and less time-consuming. Now searchers don’t have to personally go and look for houses for months in hopes of finally finding one that will fit their wants and needs. Because of the internet and its ever-increasing impact, homeowners, tenants, investors, and dealers can easily access all the information they need quickly and…

Jacob Lawlor Rises to Manager of the First Team Real Estate Mission Viejo Office

First Team Real Estate is proud to announce Jacob Lawlor as the new Branch Manager of the Mission Viejo office. Recognized as an exemplary real estate professional with proven success in the field, Jacob is beloved by the First Team family for his compassionate heart and infectious energy. As an integral part of First Team Real […]
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Low Interest Rates Fuel Record Mortgage Applications As Americans Recognize The Value of Home

Many Americans are rethinking and recognizing the importance of home as mortgage applications spike amid historically low interest rates. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.21% last week according to the Mortgage Watch, signaling increased buying power for house-hunters in today’s market. Mortgage applications for home purchases rose 4% over the last week, 21% higher than just […]
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How to Sell Your Home 100% Virtually

Thanks to a robust suite of available digital tools, smart marketing, and services, selling your home 100% virtually is an option for Southern California homeowners with the help of a knowledgeable real estate agent. Here is a step-by-step guide on exactly how to sell your home for top dollar in any market, using 100% virtual […]
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