2021 Southern California Housing Market Predictions

Despite the global pandemic – and nearly everyone’s expectations – the housing market has been booming amid COVID-19. Driven by market conditions of low supply and high buyer demand powered by record-low mortgage rates, home prices have hit all-time highs as motivated house hunters compete for limited inventory. The question is: What will happen in […]
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Zillow vs. Family Owned Brokerages: 6 Ways First Team Real Estate Saves Southern California Homeowners Thousands When Selling A Home

Selling your home can be a time-consuming and expensive undertaking — so it’s important to work with the right company that is committed to providing the highest quality service while helping you save whenever possible. It’s easy to get excited looking at your Zestimate and seeing how much your home value has increased over the […]
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Multiple Offers on Your Home? 14 Concerns You Must Address with Your Realtor

Here’s how to review details in a tidy, orderly manner so you can make sense of your home sale Amidst a continuous pandemic, seller’s markets are still holding strong throughout the nation. In numerous cities, home buyer demand is up while inventory stays low– leaving house hunters fighting it out in multiple-offers scenarios and sellers […]
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How Prop 19 Helps Californians Move Anywhere Within the State and Keep Their Low Tax Base

California just passed Proposition 19, transforming tax breaks for thousands of homeowners across the state, hopefully unlocking opportunities for growth and much-needed change. The exemption is expected to help fuel home sales by encouraging those who have been reluctant to move because their property tax bills would increase sharply. Proposition 19 will officially go into […]
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15 Qualifying Questions to Ask Your Realtor Before Selling to Optimize Your Home’s Market Value

Before you hire your next real estate agent to sell your home, asking the right questions is critical. The real estate market is constantly changing, so if you are going to get top-dollar for your home in any market, you need a professional who is ready to tackle these tough questions and provide some quality […]
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First Team Agent Farzan Parvizi Closes Sale of Sought-After Crescent Bay Home for $2.9 Million

LAGUNA BEACH, CA – Savvy First Team Real Estate agent Farzan Parvizi knew that 135 Crescent Bay Drive needed the right pricing and targeted marketing strategy to sell in today’s luxury real estate market. Located on the coveted oceanside of PCH, Parvizi successfully helped her client close the sale of their Crescent Bay home last […]
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Chris Colaw Closes Sale of $3.85 Million Laguna Beach Home as Luxury Buyers Return to the Market

LAGUNA BEACH, CA – Chris Colaw — an accomplished luxury real estate expert with 35 years of market experience—recently closed the sale of 320 Cajon Terrace in Laguna Beach for $3,850,000 amid a resurgence of homebuyer activity on the local housing market to bring the seller full circle. Colaw originally helped his clients purchase the […]
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Fall is Officially The New Spring Real Estate Season for 2020

Spring and summer are historically the busiest real estate seasons, but as with everything, 2020 is shaking out a little differently. This year, record-low mortgage rates, skyrocketing buyer demand, and tight inventory have pushed the housing market’s busy season straight through to at least the end of the year. So if you’re ready to make […]
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