Open House Saturday Afternoon, July 26 – 3163 Watermarke Place, Irvine CA

Open house Saturday afternoon, July 26, 2014, and you are welcome to attend.

-Best executive style residential living with security, privacy and amenities, at Irvine CA

 

 

 

 

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Beautiful Mediation Garden and peaceful views at 3163 Watermarke Place, Irvine CA

Clear value and best location at Watermarke Irvine

 

 

 

 

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Beautiful, upgraded Watermarke home with premium lot location on the peaceful Meditation Garden!

 

 

 

11 copy_10569086235_lWell designed floor plan with open-concept kitchen, dining and living area.

 

 

 

 

17 copy_10569344113_lNatural light, volume ceilings and wood floors throughout.

 

 

 

 

Featuring convenience and privacy

22 copy_10569326303_lIdeal first evel location makes coming and going easy, with no steps to very close private parking space in gated garage.

 

 

 

15 copy_10569146834_lGorgeous kitchen with granite counters, white cabinets to ceiling, stainless steel appliances including 5-burner gas range, and built-in desk & cabinets.

 

 

 

18 copy_10569066995_lSpacious master bedroom has views of tranquil garden, trees & fountain, plus walk-in closet, ceiling fan and new carpet.

 

 

 

19 copy_10569135284_lAdjacent bathroom with granite counters. Inside laundry. Private patio next to Garden. Owners loved and cared for this home.

 

 

 

-Experience the Watermarke resort-style life with amenities including Clubhouse, Concierge service …

 

 

 

 

watermarke homes, 2013-Q-… sparkling pools and spas, fitness center, tennis and basketball courts …

 

 

 

watermarke homes, 2013-W-… movie theater, game room, and business center.

 

 

 

 

3163 Watermarke Place, 7-10-2014

watermarke homes, 2013-I-Watermarke is centrally located near the Irvine business center, Irvine Spectrum, Newport Beach, Orange County airport, UC Irvine, San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary walking/running trails, South Coast Plaza & easy freeway access.

 

3163 Watermarke Place – Offered at $384,000 – MLS no. OC14118459

Please call us at 949-701-2515 for information about access to Watermarke Place homes.

Presented by Harrison and Christi Long, Realtors and professional real estate representatives, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Irvine and Orange County CA – CAL BRE 01410855 – 949-701-2515 (cell).

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Orange County CA Real Estate Markets In Transition Toward End of Summer

IMAG0223 (Large)_optSummer is the second best time to sell a home at Orange County CA, and qualified buyers continue to make positive decisions.

Orange County CA home selling markets will transition towards end of summer and anticipate back to school days.

Orange County Property NewsExpected average market time to sell a home is no longer strongly favoring sellers and is more balanced.

End of summer and back to school days are expected to see fewer buyers (such as families with kids) who want or need to move.

Market in TransitionHome sellers can still be successful during this time if they carefully price their homes to actually sell and are patient.

Sellers who overprice their homes will probably not be happy with results.  Today’s Orange County buyers are savvy and want to pay close to a home’s real value based upon the most recent comparable sales in local neighborhoods.

Orange County ca home sellingOrange County has been in a seller’s advantage home selling market for the past 2.5 years and is moving towards balance.

Local markets with asking prices above $750,000 (which is now 43 percent of Orange County for sale inventory) will find slower sales.

Most Orange County homes priced above $1.5 million are now in balanced markets where expected time to sell is at least 5 months.  Where asking prices are more than $2 million, average market times will probably stretch out to more than a year.

Accurate pricing by sellers at fair market value is the key to home selling success especially during time after start of back to school days.

Summer 2014 is transitioning, and sellers should take advantage of this good market time.

Number of Orange County CA homes now listed for sale is up more than 65 percent since January 1 of this year, and more listings will be added to markets through August.

What sellers should do nowOrange County home sellers should price their homes correctly at real market value while summer 2014 moves towards it end – and take advantage of this positive market time prior to start of back to school days.

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By Harrison K. Long – Professional REALTOR® agent representation and help for property owners, home sellers, private trust estate representatives, estate administrators, executors and heirs, probate and trust attorneys, estate planners, income tax professionals, public guardians, fiduciaries, investor group managers, bankers, and individuals, with listing and sale of properties at Orange County, CA. Contact us about homes and properties at Irvine, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and other Orange County CA areas.  Source of some information for this article is Steven Thomas at ReportsOnHousing.com.

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How Irvine CA Home Selling Market Changed Since Start of 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIrvine CA home selling 2014 midyear update shows shift toward balance and not favoring sellers as much as the market did last year.

Irvine home selling prices are determined with focus on recent comparable sales and fair market value.Irvine CA Midyear real estate update-b-

783 Irvine homes are listed for sale as of today (July 19, 2014) – an astounding number jump up of 108 percent since start of this year when 375 homes were listed.

Home selling at Irvine CA remains strong with prices up – while buyers now have more choices. Homes for sale are staying on the market about the same on average these days as compared with the first of the year (when average market time was 3.8 months).

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Midyear Irvine average home sold prices at the following communities during June 2014 can serve as a guide for fair market value:

■Airport Area Irvine – 17 homes sold – average sold price of $581,815

■El Camino Real Irvine – 8 homes sold – average sold price of $615,825
■Northpark Irvine – 8 homes sold – average sold price of $942,050
■Northwood Irvine – 45 homes sold – average sold price of $754,731
■Oak Creek Irvine – 5 homes sold – average sold price of $641,500
■Portola Springs Irvine – 7 homes sold – average sold price of $755,826
■Quail Hill Irvine – 8 homes sold – average sold price of $780,846
■Shady Canyon Irvine – 2 homes sold – average sold price of $5,065,000
■Stonegate Irvine – 13 homes sold – average sold price of $704,219
■Turtle Ridge Irvine – 11 homes sold – average sold price of $1,490,727
■Turtle Rock Irvine – 10 homes sold – average sold price of $1,370,830
■University Park Irvine – 4 homes sold – average sold price of $917,250
■Westpark Irvine – 17 homes sold – average sold price of $631,135
■Woodbridge Irvine – 25 homes sold – average sold price of $637,252
■Woodbury Irvine – 17 homes sold – average sold price of $787,109
■Irvine CA all village areas – 237 homes sold during June 2014 – with average sold price of $808,452

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIrvine CA real estate market now has a wider spread between average list price ($1,111,250) and average sold price ($808,452 during June 2014).

Irvine home selling is more balanced these days with sellers facing competition from other sellers.

Successful sellers will adjust to this market and consider carefully what buyers are looking for in the home, the neighborhood and fair market value.

By Harrison K. Long. Source of information is CRMLS multiple listing service and ReportsOnHousing, and OCRegister.com and is for homes sold by all agents and brokers.

Professional REALTOR® agent representation and help for property owners, home sellers, private trust estate representatives, estate administrators, executors and heirs, probate and trust attorneys, estate planners, income tax professionals, public guardians, fiduciaries, investor group managers, bankers, and individuals, with listing and sale of properties at Orange County, CA. Connect with us with your questions about home prices and values at Irvine, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and other Orange County CA cities and areas.

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East Costa Mesa CA Homeowners Like June 2014 Selling Prices

IMAG3927East Costa Mesa462 Esther at East Costa Mesa sold for $1,710,000 last month during June 2014.

East Costa Mesa is about a 3-square-mile area at South Orange County and borders Newport Beach on the south, Irvine Avenue on the east, Mesa Drive on the north and Newport Blvd on the west. It’s located about 2 miles from Newport Harbor and 3 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

1960 Aliso, 4-22-2014-b-East Costa Mesa homeowners cherish their large yards, and many want to expand their houses while some have already completed that transformation.

ECM is famous for its neighborhood charm, single-level ranch style homes, ocean breezes, friendly people, bicycling on the streets, sports fields and recreation areas, and walking to restaurants and shopping.

East Costa Mesa sees continuing positive home selling numbers.

  • East Costa Mesa home sale numbers and selling prices were up in June this year as compared with same time last year.
  • 21 East Costa Mesa homes sold during June this year 2014 – with average selling price of $906,674.
  • East Costa Mesa selling prices are up 13.2 percent this year June 2014 vs. last year June 2013.
  • 20 East Costa Mesa homes sold during June last year 2013 – with average selling price of $800,868.
  • Home selling prices and values at East Costa Mesa have been way up during past 13 years.
  • 22 ECM homes sold 13 years ago during April 2001 – with average selling price of $407,571.
  • East Costa Mesa home sellers have seen total price increases of about 135 percent during 13 years from 2001 to 2014 – which is average annual increase of about more than 10 percent each year. That’s a solid return on investment for ECM homeowners – and for sellers who are happy with price increases.

Pricing your home to sell correctly based upon recent sales in your neighborhood is a most important consideration. An experienced Realtor agent will help you evaluate the market in your area to price your home to sell.

East Costa Mesa now has 70 homes listed for sale on the MLS – with average asking price of $955,201. Click here to see East Costa Mesa homes for sale.

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By Harrison K. Long. This is information from CRMLS multiple listing service and is for homes sold by all brokers and agents.

Professional REALTOR® agent representation and help for property owners, home sellers, private trust estate representatives, estate administrators, executors and heirs, probate and trust attorneys, estate planners, income tax professionals, public guardians, fiduciaries, investor group managers, bankers, and individuals, with listing and sale of properties at Orange County, CA. Contact us with your questions about home prices and values at Irvine, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and other Orange County CA cities and areas.

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Open house – Saturday, July 12, 2014 – at 3163 Watermarke Place, Irvine CA

Open house on Saturday afternoon, July 12, 2014 – at 3163 Watermarke Place, Irvine CA

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Beautiful, upgraded Watermarke home with premium lot location on the peaceful Meditation Garden!

 

 

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Best location and view Carlton Arms model on the market.

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 copy_10569086235_lWell designed floor plan with open-concept kitchen, dining and living area.

 

 

 

 

17 copy_10569344113_lNatural light, volume ceilings and wood floors throughout.

 

 

 

 

Featuring convenience and privacy

22 copy_10569326303_lIdeal first evel location makes coming and going easy, with no steps to very close private parking space in gated garage.

 

 

 

15 copy_10569146834_lGorgeous kitchen with granite counters, white cabinets to ceiling, stainless steel appliances including 5-burner gas range, and built-in desk & cabinets.

 

 

 

18 copy_10569066995_lSpacious master bedroom has views of tranquil garden, trees & fountain, plus walk-in closet, ceiling fan and new carpet.

 

 

 

19 copy_10569135284_lAdjacent bathroom with granite counters. Inside laundry. Private patio next to Garden. Owners loved and cared for this home.

 

 

 

-Experience the Watermarke resort-style life with amenities including Clubhouse, Concierge service …

 

 

 

 

watermarke homes, 2013-Q-… sparkling pools and spas, fitness center, tennis and basketball courts …

 

 

 

watermarke homes, 2013-W-… movie theater, game room, and business center.

 

 

 

 

3163 Watermarke Place, 7-10-2014

watermarke homes, 2013-I-Watermarke is centrally located near the Irvine business center, Irvine Spectrum, Newport Beach, Orange County airport, UC Irvine, San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary walking/running trails, South Coast Plaza & easy freeway access.

 

3163 Watermarke Place – Offered at $384,000 – MLS no. OC14118459

Presented by Harrison and Christi Long, Realtors and professional real estate representatives, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Irvine and Orange County CA – CAL BRE 01410855 – 949-701-2515 (cell).

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Orange County CA Home Selling Changed First Half of 2014

Orange County CA home selling trends changed drastically during first half of 2014 – as compared with first half of 2013.

Orange County no longer has the crushing buyer demand as presented during first part of last year 2013.

Inventory number of homes for sale has been up since middle of 2013, and over-pricing by home sellers no longer gets them good results.

Buyers have more opportunities and are now looking again to pay fair market value.

First half of 2014 brought on a seriously increased number of homes for sale inventory – which at Orange County is now 7,550 (40 percent more than last year) and still going up.

Orange County home buyer demand is determined by looking at number of number of new pending sales over the prior month. This is lower this year with current demand about 15 percent less than same time during 2013.

Expected market time – average time it would theoretically take to sell all homes now listed for sale – with an increasing inventory and less demand, is now at about 90 days in Orange County – longer time as compared with past two years.

However, average market time at about 3 monhs still shows a market favoring sellers.

Orange County annual home price appreciation is no longer blistering and has moderated down to 3 to 5% per year.

Home sellers still have some control where they fix up and stage their homes, carefully list price their homes close to fair market value, and be realistic on expectations.

With rise in Orange County home values the past two years, fewer homeowners are underwater, and there are fewer short sales.

It’s clear that buyers have more opportunity now at Orange County and that home sellers need to price their homes close to reality and use fair market value in order to get best results.

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By Harrison K. Long. Source of some information is Steven Thomas and his Orange County Housing Report. We provide professional REALTOR® agent representation and help for property owners, home sellers, private trust estate representatives, estate administrators, executors and heirs, probate and trust attorneys, estate planners, income tax professionals, public guardians, fiduciaries, investor group managers, bankers, and individuals, with listing and sale of properties at Orange County, CA. Contact us with your questions about home prices and values at Irvine, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and other Orange County CA cities and areas.

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Start of Summer and Open House at 3163 Watermarke Place – Irvine CA homes – June 21, 2014

Start of Summer and Open House at 3163 Watermarke Place – Irvine CA homes – June 21, 2014

Premium lot location on the peaceful Meditation Garden! 3163 WatBeautiful, upgraded Watermarke home with premium lot location on the peaceful Meditation Garden!

 

 

 

3163 Watermarke Place Relax in spacious living room opening to patio and GardenEnjoy this excellent, well-thought-out floor plan with open-concept kitchen, dining and living area.

 

 

 

 

Living room opens to dining area - high ceilings & wood floorsAbundant natural light, volume ceilings and hardwood floors throughout.

 

 

 

 

Ideal ground level location for easy coming and goingIdeal ground level location makes coming and going easy, with no steps to very close private parking space in gated garage.

 

 

 

Gorgeous kitchen with granite counters & stainless appliances inThis Carlton Arms upgraded home features a gorgeous kitchen with granite counters, white cabinets to ceiling, stainless steel appliances including 5-burner gas range, built-in desk & cabinets and crown molding.

 

Kitchen with granite counters, raised panel cabinetry to ceiling

 

Well-designed open floor plan at 3163 Watermarke, Irvine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dining room opens to beautiful kitchen - perfect for entertaininWell-designed open floor plan at 3163 Watermarke, Irvine

Inside laundry room with built-in shelving is adjacent to kitcheMaster bedroom view of tranquil Garden, trees & fountain

Spacious master bedroom has views of the tranquil Garden, trees & fountain, plus walk-in closet, ceiling fan and new carpet.

 

 

Kitchen has built-in desk and extra cabinetsAdjacent bathroom with granite counters.

Inside laundry room.

Private patio next to Garden. Fun patio adjacent to trees, Garden and fresh air!

 

 

 

 

Resort-style swimming pool, fitness center and Clubhouse at WateExperience the Watermarke resort-style life with amenities that include Clubhouse, Concierge service, sparkling pools and spas, fitness center, tennis and basketball courts, movie theater, game room, and business center. Schedule a party at the Clubhouse with the Concierge

 

 

 

 

 

Lovely Garden

Love-love. Tennis anyone!

 

 

 

 

Watermarke is centrally located near the Irvine business center, Irvine Spectrum, Newport Beach, Orange County airport, UC Irvine, South Coast Plaza and easy freeway access.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3163 Watermarke Place

Home offered at $384,000 – CRMLS #OC14118459

Property presented and listed by Harrison K. Long and Christi Long – Realtors and professional real estate representatives – CAL BRE 01410855 – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Irvine and Orange County CA – 949-701-2515 (phone) – HKLong@cox.net

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By Harrison K. Long. We provide Professional REALTOR® agent representation and help for property owners, home sellers, private trust estate representatives, estate administrators, executors and heirs, probate and trust attorneys, estate planners, income tax professionals, public guardians, fiduciaries, investor group managers, bankers, and individuals, with listing and sale of properties at Orange County, CA. Contact us with your questions about home prices and values at Irvine, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and other Orange County CA cities and areas.

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Protect and Transfer Your Home’s Property Tax Basis to a Replacement Home at Orange County CA

Protect and Transfer Your Home’s Property Tax Basis to a Replacement Home at Orange County CA

Property taxes are very important for home owners in California and Orange County. This especially important because property taxes are based upon assessed values, and home values increased significantly.
People who have owned a home at Orange County for a number of years often ask about protecting their property tax basis when they buy and move to another home.
Ad valorem property taxes in California are primarily guided by California Proposition 13, a constitutional amendment enacted by voters during 1978. CA proposition 13

Annual property taxes according to Proposition 13 to be paid by owners are generally equal to one percent of assessed value of the home each year. (This assessed value can be increased by as much as two percent per year by the county assessor.)

Example:  If you buy a home at Orange County CA at price of $700,000, the property value determined by county assessor/tax collector will be $700,000.  So your annual ad valorem property tax during first year would be one percent of that – or the amount of $7,000.

If you want to sell your home and buy a replacement home in Orange County, and if you follow California law guidelines, you can sell first and then buy a different home – or you can buy a home in Orange County first and later sell the prior house – while taking advantage of transfer of Proposition 13 property tax basis.

To protect and transfer your home’s property tax basis to another home, you must follow all conditions for qualification and property tax relief as set forth by the Office of Orange County Assessor.

Proposition 60 was a constitutional amendment approved by the voters of California in 1986 - codified in Section 69.5 of the California Revenue & Taxation Code – and allows the transfer of an existing Proposition 13 base year value from a former home to a replacement home, if certain conditions are met.

PEOPLE 55 YEARS OF AGE OR MOREThis benefit is open to homeowners once in a lifetime who are at least 55 years old and are able to meet all qualifying conditions.

The following conditions must all be met for qualification and property tax relief to be granted under California Proposition 60:

a) Both the original property (former residence) and its replacement must be located in the same county. If the replacement property is located in a different county from the original, see possible transfer basis rules set for at California Proposition 90.

b) As of the date of transfer of the original property, the seller or a spouse living with the seller must be at least 55 years old.

c) The original property must have been eligible for the Homeowners’ Exemption or entitled to the Disabled Veterans’ Exemption.

d) The replacement dwelling must be of equal or lesser value than the original property.

e) The replacement dwelling must have been purchased or newly constructed on or after 11/06/86.

f) Without exception, the replacement dwelling must be purchased or newly constructed within two years (before or after) of the sale of the original property.

g) The original property must be subject to reappraisal at its current fair market value as the result of its transfer, in accordance with Sections 110.1 or 5803 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

h) Without exception, a claim for relief must be filed within three years of the date a replacement dwelling is purchased or new construction of a replacement dwelling is completed.

For detailed information about Orange County CA home selling and possible protection and transfer of property tax basis – click here and see the web site at Office of Orange County CA Assessor.

Possible transferring your property tax basis from a home at Orange County CA while buying a replacement home at another county is a different subject – and covered by California Proposition 90. Orange and Riverside and two of the nine counties in California that are participating with the Prop 90 transfers between counties.

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By Harrison K. Long.  This is for information only about California law and is not the providing of legal or tax services.  For questions about your own situation, you should consult with an experienced real estate attorney and/or with the office of Orange County Assessor where your home is located.

We provide Professional REALTOR® agent representation and help for property owners, home sellers, private trust estate representatives, estate administrators, executors and heirs, probate and trust attorneys, estate planners, income tax professionals, public guardians, fiduciaries, investor group managers, bankers, and individuals, with listing and sale of properties at Orange County, CA. Contact us with your questions about home prices and values at Irvine, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and other Orange County CA cities and areas.

Protect and Transfer Your Home’s Property Tax Basis to a Replacement Home at Orange County CA

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Turtle Rock Irvine CA Home Selling Prices and Market Update

Turtle Rock Irvine CA Home Selling Prices are at an All-Time High.

Turtle Rock continues to be one of the most sought-after community locations for residential living and home buying in Orange County.

Turtle Rock home buyers were hot and busy last year during 2013, and home prices jumped with so few homes available for buyers.

Although home selling pace at Turtle Rock has moderated slightly this year, home selling prices are up more than 20 percent as compared with same time last year.

Turtle Rock has sold 39 homes so far this year through May 29, 2014 – with average sold price of $1,270,046.

Turtle Rock sold 44 homes last year during the same time – with average sold price of $1,054,830.

Home selling prices at Turtle Rock are still jumping even more – with 11 homes sold during the past 30 days (from April 28 to May 29, 2014) – and average home sold price of $1,441,527.

Some of the recent sales at Turtle Rock were homes with views and significant remodels, so prices were especially high.

Even though Turtle Rock Irvine home selling average prices are at an all-time high, this price average, we expect this to moderate somewhat for the remainder of 2014.

Turtle Rock Irvine now has 33 homes listed for sale (including detached single family homes and condominiums) – with average list price of $1,296,557.

Our Turtle Rock Irvine home selling prices and market update shows that we are still a sellers’ market with high home selling prices. However, buyers have more options and listings to consider than last year.

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By Harrison K. Long. This is information from CRMLS multiple listing service and is for homes for sale and sold by all agents and brokers.

We provide Professional REALTOR® agent representation and help for property owners, home sellers, private trust estate representatives, estate administrators, executors and heirs, probate and trust attorneys, estate planners, income tax professionals, public guardians, fiduciaries, investor group managers, bankers, and individuals, with listing and sale of properties at Orange County, CA. Contact us with your questions about home prices and values at Irvine, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and other Orange County CA cities and areas.

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Prime Time for Home Sellers at East Costa Mesa

Prime Time for Home Sellers at East Costa Mesa

East Costa Mesa is about a 3-square-mile area at Orange County and borders Newport Beach on one side, Irvine Avenue on the east, Mesa Drive on the north and Newport Blvd on the west. It’s located about 2 miles from Newport Harbor and 3 miles from the Pacific Ocean.
Eastside homeowners like their large yard spaces, and many want to expand their houses while some already have.
ECM is famous for its neighborhood charm, single-level ranch style homes, ocean breezes, friendly people, bicycling on the streets, sports fields and recreation areas, and walking to restaurants and shopping.
East Costa Mesa has bucked against the recent trend at Orange County where number of homes sold has been down.
  • East Costa Mesa home sale numbers were up in April 2014 as compared with last month March and also same time last year.
  • 25 East Costa Mesa homes sold this year during April 2014 – with average selling price of $898,840 (according to CRMLS multiple listing service).
  • Home selling prices and values at East Costa Mesa have been way up on average during past 13 years.
  • 22 ECM homes sold 13 years ago during April 2001 – with average selling price of $376,386.
  • So East Costa Mesa home sellers have enjoyed average selling price increases totalling $522,454 – during the time from April 2001 to April 2014.
  • ECM average home selling prices have gone up 138 percent during the past 13 years.
  • What this means is that East Costa Mesa home prices have gone up on average of about 10.6 percent each year during the past 13 years.

That’s a solid return on investment for ECM homeowners – and for sellers who are happy with price increases.

Pricing your East Costa Mesa home correctly based upon recent sales in your neighborhood is a most important consideration.

An experienced Realtor agent will help you evaluate the market in your area to price your home to sell.

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By Harrison K. Long. This is information from CRMLS multiple listing service and is for homes sold by all agents and brokers.

We provide Professional REALTOR® agent representation and help for property owners, home sellers, private trust estate representatives, estate administrators, executors and heirs, probate and trust attorneys, estate planners, income tax professionals, public guardians, fiduciaries, investor group managers, bankers, and individuals, with listing and sale of properties at Orange County, CA. Contact us with your questions about home prices and values at Irvine, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and other Orange County CA cities and areas.

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