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One agent can’t fairly represent buyers and sellers

One agent can’t fairly represent buyers and sellers What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take. RATE NEWS SUMMARY From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey: For the first time since Dec. 31, the 30-year fixed rate passed the 4 percent mark, landing at 4.03 percent this week. […]

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Costa Mesa panel opposes 28-home project on site of embattled business complex

Costa Mesa panel opposes 28-home project on site of embattled business complex 1 of 3 Costa Mesa business complex property that has been the site of several city raids in recent years could soon become a 28-unit housing development. In past years, Costa Mesa has said the shopping center at 440 Fair Drive has housed […]

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Tarek El Moussa of TV’s ‘Flip or Flop’ joins luxury O.C. real estate firm

Tarek El Moussa of TV’s ‘Flip or Flop’ joins luxury O.C. real estate firm 1 of 12 Tarek and Christina El Moussa install backsplash tiles in the kitchen of a home they are renovating. (Photo by Gilles Mingasson, Getty Images) 1 of 12 The El Moussas rehabbed the house at 211 Nyes Place in Laguna […]

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30-year mortgage rates top 4% for first time in 11 months

30-year mortgage rates top 4% for first time in 11 months What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take. RATE NEWS SUMMARY From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey: For the first time since Dec. 31, the 30-year fixed rate passed the 4 percent mark, landing at 4.03 […]

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Mortgage Rates Move Higher Headed into Holiday Weekend

Mortgage Rates Move Higher Headed into Holiday Weekend MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Nov 23, 2016) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates moving higher with the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage topping 4 percent for the first time since 2015. News Facts 30-year […]

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Peek inside Corona del Mar’s priciest condo, perched above Newport Bay at $5.9 million

Peek inside Corona del Mar’s priciest condo, perched above Newport Bay at .9 million 1 of 19 A large condo on the market at Channel Reef in Corona del Mar is the result of two separate condos that were merged and redesigned. (Photo courtesy of Sandy DeAngelis) 1 of 19 A large condo on the […]

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Court: Real estate agents have duty to both buyer, seller in a one-broker deal

Court: Real estate agents have duty to both buyer, seller in a one-broker deal Hiroshi Horiike at his Malibu, California, mansion with his three dogs: Shogun (the gray Weimaraner); Samurai (white Akita); Jiji (black lab). Horiike sued Coldwell Banker because its agent marketed the house as 15,000 square feet, but Horiike said it turned out […]

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Diane Cooper Appointed to BMO Financial Corp. Board of Directors

Diane Cooper Appointed to BMO Financial Corp. Board of Directors CHICAGO, ILLINOIS–(Marketwired – Oct. 24, 2016) – BMO Financial Corp. today announced the appointment of Diane Cooper, formerly the President and CEO of GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution business, to the BMO Financial Corp. Board of Directors. “Diane’s wealth of knowledge and financial services expertise, as […]

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Modest Economic Growth Expected Despite Legislative and

Modest Economic Growth Expected Despite Legislative and November 21, 2016 Modest Economic Growth Expected Despite Legislative and Regulatory Uncertainty Katie Penote 202-752-2261 WASHINGTON, DC – The forthcoming change in the U.S. administration poses new uncertainties about the economy, but modest growth is still expected for 2016 and 2017, according to Fannie Mae’s (FNMA/OTC) Economic & […]

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As rents soar, 5 things rookies should know about buying rental homes

As rents soar, 5 things rookies should know about buying rental homes 1 of 9 Investor Hugh Siler is restoring and renting out five homes along Palmyra Avenue in Orange. “I can get a sun tan, a workout and sleep well at night knowing I put in a good day’s work,” Siler says of his […]

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