Santa Ana, CA Real Estate News

By Kaaren Hall, You can invest in real estate using your IRA!
(uDirect IRA Services, LLC)
Bill Tan, Shawn Watkins, & Aaron Mazzrillo bring you one full day of creative finance. Learn strategies they are using in today's market to buy and/or control real estate. They will be covering topics such as marketing, screening, negotiation, financing, cash flow analysis and documentation. Kaaren Hall of uDirect IRA Services will also be teaching about IRA investing and techniques you can use for creative structured transactions.   Date: This Saturday - January 30, 2010 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (8:30 registration) Location: Embassy Suites in Santa Ana just off the 55 Freeway at the Dyer Road exit.1325 East Dyer Road Visit www.investorsworkshops.com and click on Events for more info.   You can following this link to sign up; Single attendee $299 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr...
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By Ron Holborn, Commercial & SFR, Anaheim CA, Real Estate & Short
(Short Sales, Foreclosures, Rentals, Income Real Estate)
    Santa Ana's Grain Project Promotes Healthy Communities      Community gardens are a great asset to our cities and neighborhoods. My son worked with a local organization this past summer, the Grain Project of Santa Ana, CA. The Project runs a community garden in Jerome Park in Santa Ana. Every Saturday the community gathers to garden from 10 to 2 in the afternoon. Parents bring their children to work and by the end of the day everyone takes home the day's harvest of the seasonal fruits and veggies (tomatoes, chilies, beets, green beans, et cetera).   Images from the garden in Jerome Park.      The Project holds camps for kids over the summer and prides itself on educating the community on agriculture, local history and the native flora and fauna. They are motivated to build a healthi...
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By Ron Holborn, Commercial & SFR, Anaheim CA, Real Estate & Short
(Short Sales, Foreclosures, Rentals, Income Real Estate)
     I'm sure that everyone who received the Orange County Register today knows about tomorrow's auction. Bernie Madoff say goodbye to your fortune of goods, tomorrow they will be all gone (sort of). Mug shot: here's your chance to obtain some of this guy's stuff.      A collection of Madoff's belongings will be auctioned off Tuesday, December 29, starting at 1:00 P.M. at the Tustin Hills Racquet Club in Santa Ana, CA. Everything from original art pieces (Picaso, Dali, Chagall) to huge collections of jewelry. I guess most of the stuff is just general older merchandise, but some of the stuff will be from Madoff's personal collection - his watches, golf clubs, coats and art. I wish I could make it to this auction, but I am out of town right now. If anyone makes it out there let me know ho...
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By Carlos Morales
(Re/Max Homes and Estates)
Should I Short Sale my house in Santa Ana, California? This is the most common questions home owners have in their minds now a days, and the reason is very simple, unemployment is growing, lot of wage earnesr borrowers are seeing their wages reduce or limited. and the mortgage is either the same or about to become adjustable where most likely it will increase the monthly payment. Lot of people is trying to get Loan Modifications or work outs with their investors, this is truly a good thing to do, actually I'd say, try it before you decide to put the house on the market, however, there are another group of people that prefer to sell the property. While a short-Sale is an option to avoid foreclosure, let's make sure you understand that a Short-Sale is not the way to get rid of a bad inves...
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By Lupe Medina & Oscar Matamoros
(RE/MAX Metro Real Estate Services)
Must home owners know's that there is help available from their lenders, and programs that will help them stay on their home, what they don't know is that the firs line of defense by the lenders is to get the home owner true their "Collection Department". Here you will be ask question and or try to squeeze money from you before they offer you any consolation. You will be ask for your financials and the reason of your delinquency, you will also be ask to write a Hardship letter and provide your last w2 form, probably your last year taxes, proof of income. After all this documents are provided to them, they will probably offer you a reinstatement of your loan, prepayment plan, forbearance, modification or refinance and all these if you qualify. Must home owner get them self in a situation...
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By Blanca Garibay, Realtor
(HomeSmart Evergreen Realty)
We all make mistakes, but sometimes it is hard to learn, move on and let go of them. Here are some Quotes for these tough times: Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good. -Bertolt Brecht Out mistakes won't irreparably damage our lives unless we let them. -James E. Sweaney A man may fall many times, but he won't be a failure until he says that someone pushed him. -Elmer G. Letterman The road to wisdom? Well, it's plain and simple to express: Err, and err, and err again. But less, and less, and less. -Piet Hein A man must learn to forgive himself. -Arthur Davison Ficke If you're not failing, you're not trying anything. -Woody Allen Wise men learn by other men's mistakes, fools by their own. -H.G. Bohn Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage...
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By Greg Haraksin, North Orange County Homes
(Prudential California Realty)
Over $250K in Hardscaping and Landscaping!!! Tri-level backyard with BBQ & bar, pool, and basketball court. Pebbletech pool includes cascading waterfall and rock cave spa. Some might consider it as 'The Grotto'. 5 bed 4 bath home full of upgrades and completely remodeled from top to bottom. Beautiful granite countertops and light fixtures. Long private driveway & 3 car garage w/ stainless steel doors. Beautiful gated court yard. ENTERTAINER'S DREAM HOME!!! More Info at 13111 Saint Marks Dr North Tustin, CA 92705  
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By Santa Ana Bank Owned Homes, Conods, REOs Team Santa Ana Real Estate Blog
(Your Santa Ana Homes Finder)
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By Jose Sanchez
(Your Dream Home Realty)
I have been in the field of real estate 5 years ago. Most of my clients are referrels. I' very familiar with Orange Country and Riverside. You can call me at (714) 328-1109
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By Aaron Kelly, Realtor - North Orange County
(RE/MAX of North Orange County)
Pepe's towing is known in Santa Ana as the vultures of towing Not too long ago I posted a blog about how some of the aggressive towing companies in Santa Ana, CA are having a negative impact on housing prices in Santa Ana. This of course, is just one realtors opinion, but I have experienced firsthand watching a Pepe's truck try to yank my car out of its space when there were no clear "no parking" signs posted in the complex. Later I came to find out that the only sign was actually on the front of a gate that was stuck open that day (so the sign was not visible). How am I supposed to show properties to my clients if me and my clients return to the car to find it gone? Do you really think those potential buyers are going to buy a condo there? Probably not. I have former clients who bought...
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By Santa Ana Bank Owned Homes, Conods, REOs Team Santa Ana Real Estate Blog
(Your Santa Ana Homes Finder)
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By Mike Pahua, Orange County Short Sale Realtor
(Orange County Real Estate)
215 N Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92881. LIVE/WORK LOFT. Retail space on the ground level. Welcome to this model home in Santa Ana's Tranquil Artist Village. This home boasts over 2,200sqft of living space, high vaulted ceilings, open kitchen with newer stainless steel appliances, newer custom paint, custom window coverings, elegant distinct draperies, walk-in closet, inside laundry, & a light, bright, and open floor plan. This live/work loft has a ground level that can be used for business purposes as well as an attached garage. Truly a must see. View more pictures of this Santa Ana Real Estate or call The Pahua Group to schedule a showing at (949) 309-2400. Price and availability is only guaranteed as of the date and time of this posting
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By Aaron Kelly, Realtor - North Orange County
(RE/MAX of North Orange County)
3 Bedroom 3 Bath Townhouse for just $120,000? What's up? I've been following the litigation battle between the home owners and the land owners regarding the proposed $1968 increase in monthly land lease prices on the 2500 - 2600 block of Tustin Ave. in Santa Ana. It's an interesting case that has been dragging on for at least 2 years. Anyone familiar with this case? I believe it's almost impossible to get a loan for these properties. It might be a good opportunity for all cash offers to get a nice townhouse at about one fourth of what these homes sold at the peak of the market. Once a decision is made by the courts, I expect these prices to go back up. What will happen if the home owners have to pay $2000 a month for a land lease in addition to the $300+ HOA dues. photo: Real Estate inf...
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By Mike Pahua, Orange County Short Sale Realtor
(Orange County Real Estate)
Mike Pahua | The Pahua Group - Fairview Realty | 949-309-2400 215 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA Santa Ana Real Estate - Short Sale - Live / Work Loft 1BR/1BA Condo offered at $449,000 Year Built 2003 Sq Footage 2,236 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms 1 full, 0 partial Floors 3 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size Unspecified HOA/Maint $250 per month DESCRIPTION Welcome to this model home in Santa Ana's Tranquil Artist Village. This live/work loft boasts over 2,200sqft of living space, high vaulted ceilings, open kitchen with newer stainless steel appliances, newer custom paint, custom window coverings, elegant distinct draperies, walk-in closet, inside laundry, and a light, bright, and open floor plan. This live/work loft has a ground level retail store front and garage that's just below the living area. Truly...
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By Aaron Kelly, Realtor - North Orange County
(RE/MAX of North Orange County)
Pepe's towing has a bad reputation in Santa Ana. While showing property to some clients in Santa Ana, CA I had the unfortunate experience of almost having my car towed by the vultures of Orange County, Pepe's towing. There were no signs posted at this condo complex that I was in a reserved parking area, but that didn't stop the driver from swooping in and trying to tow my car. After returning from the condo I noticed my car was being attached to the back of the tow truck, so I ran and jumped in the driver's side of my car. He got angry, but I refused to open the door. Eventually he disconnected the car and left, but I have heard numerous stories about this kind of thing. I am reluctant to show property where the condo HOA has a contract with Pepe's towing. They are too agressive and ult...
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By Hayden Gerson
(HPM Financial LLC)
In the last year over 100 mortgage lenders have gone out of business due to the "mortgage meltdown" as most of you might now it is getting much more difficult to qualify for mortgages in Santa Ana. The reason it is difficult to qualify for your Santa Ana mortgage is because guidelines have changed drastically. Even reverse mortgages in Santa Ana are getting harder to qualify for, leaving many looking for a honest mortgage company in Santa Ana.Since many mortgage brokers in Santa Ana are going out of business, and others are not able to get you qualified, you need to call a reputable company to help you with your home mortgage in Santa Ana. We here at America One Mortgage Group are a national company headquartered out of Southern California. We have offices in many states and fund millio...
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By Nicolette Ceballos, Fountain Valley Now Serving all of California
(Bilingual Escrow Officer )
The Santa Ana Rally & Ride is every Thursday Morning from 8:30am to 9:45 am at Original Mike's, 100 South Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701.  Admission is $1.00 for Realtors and $5.00 for Affiliates and Public. Preview is from 10am to 12pm.  Homes are featured during the Rally & Ride Pitch between 8:30 and 9:45am.  Visit www.ocrallyandride.com for more information.
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By Gina Dougherty, Home Staging Redondo Beach, CA- FusionDesignConsulting.com
(Fusion Design Consulting)
I love the idea of Live/Work spaces as I've seen them in Europe- a business below with living areas above.  Fortunately we are seeing more of this concept in Southern California.Last week I began a model home project at the Lofts at City Place in Santa Ana, CA.  The first phase of the project is a work/live loft concept in the heart of Santa Ana.  There are 4 Loft floor plans to choose from ranging in square footage from 1600 to 1800 square feet.  Each loft features a retail/office space on the first floor with an open, airy loft townhome above.  They are located directly across from the Main Place Mall giving your business a great storefront location.  The most exciting aspect of Staging the model for the Lofts was executing the builder's modern, urban living concept.  The Lofts offer ...
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