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Last week’s real estate news didn’t rate front page headlines, but I spotted three items of interest—two of which have implications for Costa Mesa real estate values. Both fall in line with upbeat news about the economy that permeated the airwaves. Holiday shopping (online and otherwise) was strong as consumer optimism peaked—probably related to expectations for a tax break.

The two stories that related to Costa Mesa real estate values stemmed from the periodic HPI report. That’s the “Home Price Index” put out by researchers at CoreLogic. Last week’s announcement showed national single-family residential sales and prices rising in October. That made it the fourth month in a row for 6%+ price rises—the longest such winning streak since June of

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L3 Real Estate Orange County, CA Featured Open House for

 

Saturday -  December 9th, 2017

1345 Garlingford Street, Costa Mesa 1-4

 

Sunday - December 10th, 2017

2844 N Anchor Avenue, Orange 1-4

 

 

 

We are built on a philosophy of Heritage & Hustle L3 is a full service real estate agency with a regional office located in the heart of#CostaMesaoffering a wide-array of custom services to meet their clients’ needs with roots in the community since 1976. It’s L3 mission to provide trusted, convenient, responsive service to ensure clients enjoy their real estate experience. L3 was originally formed to offer personal, concierge-level service as an alternative to the large, nationally based real estate companies. From its

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  Entertainers delight! - $829,000
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Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Year Built: 1963 Garage Size: 2 Square Footage: 1892 Agent Name: Rebecca McGuff Broker: The L3 MLS #: OC17264074 Price: $829,000 1345 Garlingford St   Costa Mesa, CA 92626 View Map View More Photos
  • Range/Oven
  • Fireplace
Entertainers delight! Spacious open floor plan home in Halecrest neighborhood of Costa Mesa. 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. Large kitchen and family room entertaining areas. Hardwood floors throughout. All bathrooms and kitchen have been
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  If you are a well-organized prospective Fountain Valley house buyer, you have been weighing many factors as you prepare to start serious house hunting. One of the factors to consider is seasonal: that is, which of the five seasons is most favorable for buying a house?

  It’s a fact that the most heavily favored among the seasonal choices is the traditional “peak selling season,” Spring-into-summer is the traditional busiest period for Fountain Valley residential activity—and logic dictates that there must be persuasive reasons why so many Fountain Valley house buyers opt to make their offers then. But persuasive counter-arguments also abound—both for selling and buying a house. Briefly, here are the most common leading reasons for choosing

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L3 Real Estate Orange County, CA Featured Open House for

 

Friday - December 1st, 2017

9762 Kite Dr, Huntington Beach 10:30-1:30

 

Saturday -  December 2nd, 2017

9762 Kite Dr, Huntington Beach 1-4

8222 Kingfisher Drive, Huntington Beach 1-4

1345 Garlingford Street, Costa Mesa 1-4

1741 Tustin Ave 8a, Costa Mesa 1-4

2844 N Anchor Avenue, Orange 1-4

 

Sunday - December 3rd, 2017

9762 Kite Dr, Huntington Beach 1-4

1741 Tustin Ave 8a, Costa Mesa 1-4

2844 N Anchor Avenue, Orange 1-4

 

 

 

 

We are built on a philosophy of Heritage & Hustle L3 is a full service real estate agency with a regional office located in the heart of#CostaMesaoffering a wide-array of custom services to meet their

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If you use a credit card or Newport Beach bank checking account’s online system, you may have noticed the appearance of a free service: FICO score tracking. You find it as a clickable area with a link title like “Your FICO® score” or just “FICO®.”

For many years, each of the major credit reporting agencies was mandated by law to honor any consumer’s request for a copy of their credit scores—but it was a once-a-year deal. For access to regular updates, you had to pay for a subscription. Particularly for consumers working to improve their credit scores, the paid services became a prudent monthly expense. The arrival of anytime free FICO score reporting eliminated much of that need.

Of course, tracking your FICO score is only useful if you know how

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Saturday -  November 25th, 2017

1748 Iowa Street, Costa Mesa 1-4

 

Sunday - November 19th26th, 2017

1748 Iowa Street, Costa Mesa 1-4

 

 

 

We are built on a philosophy of Heritage & Hustle L3 is a full service real estate agency with a regional office located in the heart of#CostaMesaoffering a wide-array of custom services to meet their clients’ needs with roots in the community since 1976. It’s L3 mission to provide trusted, convenient, responsive service to ensure clients enjoy their real estate experience. L3 was originally formed to offer personal, concierge-level service as an alternative to the large, nationally based real estate companies. From its small beginnings of only two employees, L3 has grown to a full

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If ever your Costa Mesa Thanksgiving preparations cause you to go online seeking some Thanksgiving-related recipe, it will be hard to resist one of the sites that will probably pop up: the Smithsonian Institute’s “14 Fun Facts About Turkeys.”

There are several new turkey insights among the 14. And when it comes to one assumption about the first Thanksgiving that’s probably shared by most everyone in Costa Mesa, Fun Fact #4 is there to correct the record.

Most of the details of that first Thanksgiving aren’t in question. The Pilgrims had survived the ordeal of the journey and had bonded with the helpful native Americans. So after the first successful harvest, everybody thought it was time for a joint celebration as a neighborhood kind of thing.

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Saturday -  November 18th, 2017

1231 Abelia, Irvine 1-4

1748 Iowa Street, Costa Mesa 1-4

312 36th St, Newport Beach 1-4

 

Sunday - November 19th, 2017

1231 Abelia, Irvine 1-4

8222 Kingfisher Dr, Huntington Beach 1-4

1748 Iowa Street, Costa Mesa 1-4

2844 E Hempstead Rd, Anaheim 1-4

312 36th St, Newport Beach 1-4

 

 

We are built on a philosophy of Heritage & Hustle L3 is a full service real estate agency with a regional office located in the heart of#CostaMesaoffering a wide-array of custom services to meet their clients’ needs with roots in the community since 1976. It’s L3 mission to provide trusted, convenient, responsive service to ensure clients enjoy their real estate experience. L3 was originally

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Huntington Beach real estate has greatly benefitted from one offshoot of “virtual” technology. Just click on a listing’s “virtual tour” button and a progression of two-dimensional views of the listed property parade across your laptop or smartphone screen.

Those Huntington Beach listing virtual tours are real estate’s first step toward “VR”—Virtual Reality. VR isthe more immersive version that allows viewers to move around within three-dimensional renderings of computer-generated environments. A current example is the TV commercials depicting delighted VR goggle-wearers experiencing animated fictional worlds. They demonstrate two things: 1) the people who don the goggles look as if they truly do feel as if they are surrounded by a

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