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OC Housing Report: The Holiday Chill

Posted 12/6/18

Information provided by Steven Thomas

 

We have the latest OC Housing Report: The Holiday Chill. A snap shot of the report is on the Left Side Panel. To view the full report, become one of our Preferred Clients! You will get access to the bi-weekly OC Housing Reports and other Real Estate Information! You can unsubscribe at any time and we keep your email confidential! 

Email us at info@PlatinumEdgeRealEstate.com and ask to be put on the Preferred Client List!


 

 

 

Our Vacation Newsletter

 

Posted 12/4/18

Grab your ski's and snow boards because Bear Mountain and Snow Summit are now OPEN! They are making snow now that the temperatures have dropped! Take a look at their WebCam! There are so many holiday events going on both in Big Bear and Dana Point this month so don’t miss out!

Our December Vacation Rental Newsletter (see below) features our Big Bear and Dana Point properties, but also included are city events for the month to help you plan your trip. We have made it easy for you to access information by clicking on the colored links within the newsletter!

You can also visit us at our website www.ResortVacationHome.com From there you can view our vacation rental's descriptions, amenities, photos, videos, check availability and send direct inquiries!

Please feel free to forward this information to friends and family who are looking to book a vacation! If they would like to contact us directly, please have them call Ed Wright at 949-230-1311 or to our email Info@ResortVacationHome.com

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OC Housing Report: It’s the Buyers Turn

Posted 11/20/18

Information provided by Steven Thomas

Finally good news for BUYERS!!  We have a snapshot of latest OC Housing Report: It’s the Buyers Turn.  For most of the 2018, it has been a seller's market with sellers receiving multiple offers upon putting up the For Sale sign!  Frustrated buyers had to cut back on their expectations after writing offer after offer with no success.  Then in August it was a Balanced Market, where the market didn't favor sellers or buyers and over priced homes were now starting to sit.  As we approached the Autumn market, sellers started to see their expected market time increase and a cooling trend could be seen.  Sellers began to see the need to price their home according to their location, condition, upgrades, updated, décor and overall appeal.  Now that we have hit the end of November, sellers are again seeing an increase on their expected market time.  So what does this now mean for buyers?  With an expected market time of 122 days, the market has now transitioned into a Buyer's market for the first time since January 2011!

If you have been thinking of buying, now is the time!  We can help you find your dream home!  We work closely with you to discuss your specific home needs and access the MLS to find that perfect home!  Need to get pre-qualified, no problem!  We can connect you with our trusted lenders who will provide you with excellent service!

 

We'd love to be your "WRIGHT TEAM", so call us TODAY at 949-770-9888 or email us at Info@PlatinumEdgeProp.com


 

 

 
 
 
 
‘Tis the Season: 5 Reasons Why Winter is aGreat Time to Buy or Sell a Home

Posted 11/13/18

  

It’s a common misconception that you shouldn’t try to buy or sell a home during the fall and winter months.

This is generally considered the “offseason” in real estate. Many sellers mistakenly believe that the cold weather will keep buyers away and that no one is looking over the holidays. Unfortunately, many real estate professionals perpetuate this myth by advising their clients to “wait until the spring” to list their home.

The truth is, homes are bought and sold year round. And while the market is typically quieter during the fall and winter, savvy buyers and sellers know how to use this slow down to their advantage. In fact, depending on your circumstances, now may be the ideal time for you to purchase or list a home.

If you’re in the market to buy or sell, there’s no need to wait for the spring.


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OC Housing Report: Like a Model Home

Posted 11/13/18

Information provided by Steven Thomas

 

We have the latest OC Housing Report: Like a Model Home. A snap shot of the report is on the Left Side Panel. To view the full report, become one of our Preferred Clients! You will get access to the bi-weekly OC Housing Reports and other Real Estate Information! You can unsubscribe at any time and we keep your email confidential! Email us at info@PlatinumEdgeRealEstate.com and ask to be put on the Preferred Client List!

 

 
 
 
November Smart Moves Newsletter

Posted 11/08/18

Information provided by Fidelity National Home Warranty

 

As Thanksgiving fast approaches, we thought we share this great November newsletter which features how to prepare your home for Thanksgiving and even a simple recipe!

Special Thank you to Sharon Whaley and Sandy Dow (Asst. VP’s) at Fidelity National Home Warranty for providing us with this monthly newsletter! If you are looking for Home Warranty coverage for your home, please give them a call at 800-308-1424 ex. 3413 and 3424 or visit www.HomeWarranty.com ! Please make sure to mention our names and they will give you the best service!

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Purposely Give Thanks

Posted 11/8/18

Information provided by Buffini & Co

Thanksgiving is nearly here. In keeping with the spirit of the season, we'd like to say Thank You for your business and referrals. Since we work by referral, your continued trust in us drives our business.

Thanksgiving is the ideal time to think about what we’re most grateful for; however, our gratitude doesn’t stop there. The information we're posting below this month offers tips to improve every day, from keeping a gratitude journal to simply focusing on what you have.

It is an ongoing pleasure to serve you and we look forward to helping you meet your real estate needs in the future. Not thinking of buying or selling anytime soon? Take a look at page two to learn more about the other services we provide.

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November Vacation Rental Newsletter

Posted 11/07/18

 

 

It’s with an attitude of gratitude to our clients, friends and guests who have supported us in our business that we are most Thankful for! We would like to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 

Our November Vacation Rental Newsletter (see link below) features our Big Bear and Dana Point properties, but also included are city events for the month to help you plan your trip.  We have made it easy for you to access information by clicking on the colored links within the newsletter!

 

You can also visit us at our website www.ResortVacationHome.com  From there you can view our vacation rental's descriptions, amenities, photos, videos, check availability and send direct inquiries!

 

Please feel free to forward this information to friends and family who are looking to book a vacation!  If they would like to contact us directly, please have them call Ed Wright at 949-230-1311 or to our email Info@ResortVacationHome.com

 

Click Here for November Vacation Rental Newsletter!

 

 

 

 
OC Housing Report:  A Slowing Market

Posted 11/5/18

Information provided by Steven Thomas

 

We have the latest OC Housing Report: A Slowing Market. A snap shot of the report is on the Left Side Panel.  To view the full report, become one of our Preferred Clients! You will get access to the bi-weekly OC Housing Reports and other Real Estate Information! You can unsubscribe at any time and we keep your email confidential! Email us at info@PlatinumEdgeRealEstate.com and ask to be put on the Preferred Client List! 

 

 
News Flash!

Posted 10/29/18

We are excited to share that Help-U-Sell Wright is the Featured Business of the Month for the Aliso Viejo Chamber of Commerce!! Thank you to the Chamber for spot lighting our company! Please click link to view the article!

Help-U-Sell Wright-Featured Business of the Month!

 

 
 
 
 
OC Housing Report: Oktober-Housingfest Cancelled

Posted 10/22/18

Information provided by Steven Thomas

 

We have the latest OC Housing Report: Oktober-Housingfest Cancelled. A snap shot of the report is on the Left Side Panel. To view the full report, become one of our Preferred Clients! You will get access to the bi-weekly OC Housing Reports and other Real Estate Information! You can unsubscribe at any time and we keep your email confidential! Email us at info@PlatinumEdgeRealEstate.com and ask to be put on the Preferred Client List!

 

 

 
 
Overcoming Rejection

Posted 10/11/18

Information provided by California Association of Realtors

As a Full Service Real Estate Company we work with our buyers to assist them in getting their offer accepted! Posted are some reasons that a buyer's offer might be rejected (See Left side panel).

If you are thinking about purchasing a new home, give us a call at 949-770-9888 we would love to help you find your dream home!

 

Down Payment Dilemma?

Posted 10/8/18

Information provided by California Association of Realtors

 If you are thinking of buying a home but are worried that you don't have the 20% down, here are a few unique ways you can get help!

We can also refer you to lenders who we work closely with so they can update you on the latest loan programs and get you pre-approved! Give us a call at 949-770-9888 for list of our preferred lenders, and then let us help you find your dream home!

 

 

 
 
 
Design a Kitchen You’ll Love

Posted 10/3/18

Information provided by Buffini & Co

 

The kitchen is the hub of the home; the place where we gather to cook, eat and connect with our family and friends. Homeowners renovate their kitchens for many reasons—to update it before listing, to improve storage and functionality or just for a fresh look.

The information we’re posting (see link below) this month includes tips and strategies to guide you through your kitchen renovation. Page one provides an overview of emerging kitchen trends and suggestions to make a small kitchen appear more spacious. Page two outlines things to consider before embarking on your renovation and offers the average costs involved in major and minor kitchen renovations.

Thinking of remodeling your kitchen? Give us a call and we’ll connect you with a reputable tradesperson in our network. If you’re thinking of selling your home soon, we can suggest the updates buyers are looking for to ensure it stands out in our market.

October Item of Value

 

 

 

October Vacation Rental Newsletter

Posted 9/27/18

Fall is officially here and in California we are READY for the cooler weather! Enjoy Autumn and Oktoberfest at both of our locations. Big Bear Oktoberfest has become a fall tradition and ranked with famous Oktoberfests in Boston and Milwaukee. This German event founded by a German Immigrant, today is carried on by his daughter and her husband, featuring German beer and THREE direct-from-Germany bands, bratwurst from a German butcher and Apple Streudel from a German bakery! Saturday/Sunday days are kid friendly while Saturday night is adult-oriented with 21 and over admitted after 6pm.

Our October Vacation Rental Newsletter (see link below) features our Dana Point and Big Bear properties, but also included are city events for the month to help you plan your trip. We have made it easy for you to access information by clicking on the colored links within the newsletter!

You can also visit us at our website www.ResortVacationHome.com From there you can view our vacation rental's descriptions, amenities, photos, videos, check availability and send direct inquiries!

Please feel free to forward this information to friends and family who are looking to book a vacation! If they would like to contact us directly, please have them call Ed Wright at 949-230-1311 or to our email Info@ResortVacationHome.com

Click Here for October Vacation Rental Newsletter!

 
 
 
OC Housing Report: More Cracks

Posted 9/24/18

Information provided by Steven Thomas

 

We have the latest OC Housing Report: More Cracks. A snap shot of the report is on the Left Side Panel. To view the full report, become one of our Preferred Clients! You will get access to the bi-weekly OC Housing Reports and other Real Estate Information! You can unsubscribe at any time and we keep your email confidential! Email us at info@PlatinumEdgeRealEstate.com and ask to be put on the Preferred Client List!


 

 

 
 
OC Housing Report:  Crickets


Posted 9/17/18

Information provided by Steven Thomas

We have the latest OC Housing Report: Crickets. A snap shot of the report is on the Left Side Panel. To view the full report, become one of our Preferred Clients! You will get access to the bi-weekly OC Housing Reports and other Real Estate Information! You can unsubscribe at any time and we keep your email confidential! Email us at info@PlatinumEdgeRealEstate.com and ask to be put on the Preferred Client List!

 

 
 
 
OC Housing Report:  Just Waiting

Posted 9/12/18

Information provided by Steven Thomas

 

We have the latest OC Housing Report: Just Waiting A snap shot of the report is on the Left Side Panel.  To view the full report, become one of our Preferred Clients! You will get access to the bi-weekly OC Housing Reports and other Real Estate Information! You can unsubscribe at any time and we keep your email confidential! Email us at info@PlatinumEdgeRealEstate.com and ask to be put on the Preferred Client List 

 

 
 
 
Laguna Niguel Ribbon Cutting

Posted 8/28/18

 

Ed and Julie Wright have been proud members of the Laguna Niguel Chamber since 2009. They've developed strong business relationships with many of the chamber members. Ed opened the Help-U-Sell office in 1982 in Mission Viejo. They have closed over 2000 transactions and receive numerous referrals from their past and current clients. Help-U-Sell Wright is a consumer friendly company. They charge a low set fee to sell a home and offer choices to the seller and buyer that can result in saving thousands of dollars in commission!

 

Being a member of the chamber have brought them opportunities to volunteer and give back to the community. Julie received an honorable award in 2009 as Ambassador of the Year!

 

We are excited to share this Ribbon Cutting video with you!

 

 

 
 
Sept Vacation Rental Newsletter

Posted 8/29/18

 

Summer is winding down and will be coming to a close this month! If you’re looking to plan a last minute get-away, then check out one of our vacation homes! There are many activities happening in Dana Point and up in Big Bear in September! You don’t want to miss out on the Tall Ships Festival in Dana Point and the BIGGEST Authentic Oktoberfest up at Big Bear Lake!  

 

Our September Vacation Rental Newsletter (see link below) features our Dana Point and Big Bear properties, but also included are city events for the month to help you plan your trip.  We have made it easy for you to access information by clicking on the colored links within the newsletter!

 

You can also visit us at our website www.ResortVacationHome.com  From there you can view our vacation rental's descriptions, amenities, photos, videos, check availability and send direct inquiries!

 

Please feel free to forward this information to friends and family who are looking to book a vacation!  If they would like to contact us directly, please have them call Ed Wright at 949-230-1311 or to our email Info@ResortVacationHome.com

 

Click Here for September Vacation Rental Newsletter!

 

 

 
 
OC Housing Report: It’ a Demand Problem

Posted 8/16/18

Information provided by Steven Thomas

 

We have the latest OC Housing Report: It’s a Demand Problem.  A snap shot of the report is on the Left Side Panel. To view the full report, become one of our Preferred Clients! You will get access to the bi-weekly OC Housing Reports and other Real Estate Information! You can unsubscribe at any time and we keep your email confidential! Email us at info@PlatinumEdgeRealEstate.com and ask to be put on the Preferred Client List!

 

 

 
Good Financial Habits to Keep You Debt Free

Posted 8/15/18/18

Information provided by Buffini & Co


Eliminating debt is the first step to cultivating better financial habits. Posted on the Left Panel are five additional habits to keep you out of debt. Becoming debt-free takes time, though the result is well worth it.


Please contact us if you or anyone you know is looking to Buy, Sell or Lease a property.  We would be happy to discuss options in purchasing a home or choices we offer when selling a home!

 

 

 
 
Benefits of Reduced Debt

Posted 8/7/18

Information provided by Buffini & Company

 

According to recent studies, reducing debt is a goal for many Americans, regardless of how much they owe. Paying down debt not only makes good financial sense; it can have a wider impact as well..

The information we're sending this month outlines seven reasons to reduce debt. The reasons range from the reduction of your monthly expenses and improving your long-term financial security to minimizing stress and modeling good financial habits for children and others seeking debt-free lives. If you’re already debt-free, the piece will reinforce the tremendous benefits of maintaining your lifestyle. If you’d like to reach zero debt, page two provides several tips to help you on your journey toward your goal.

 

Make sure to see page 2 of the attachment as we are excited to share how much we SAVED our clients in the sale of their home!  If you are thinking of selling your home, give us a call and we will be happy to prepare a FREE Home Evaluation and show you how we can SAVE you THOUSANDS in commissions with our Low Set Fee and Seller Options!

 
 

 

 
 
 
OC Housing Report: The Winds are Changing

Posted 8/2/18

Information provided by Steven Thomas

 

We have the latest OC Housing Report: A Balanced Market.  A snap shot of the report is on the Left Side Panel. To view the full report, become one of our Preferred Clients! You will get access to the bi-weekly OC Housing Reports and other Real Estate Information! You can unsubscribe at any time and we keep your email confidential! Email us at info@PlatinumEdgeRealEstate.com and ask to be put on the Preferred Client List!


 

 

 
 
 
Aug Vacation Rental Newsletter

Posted 7/25/18

 

Summer is still in FULL swing here is SoCal! Are you looking to take that last summer vacation or just get out of the heat ? Then why not head to our Dana Point home or our Big Bear home!

 

Our August Vacation Rental Newsletter (see below) features our Dana Point and Big Bear properties, but also included are city events for the month to help you plan your trip.  We have made it easy for you to access information by clicking on the colored links within the newsletter!

 

You can also visit us at our website www.ResortVacationHome.com  From there you can view our vacation rental's descriptions, amenities, photos, videos, check availability and send direct inquiries!

 

Please feel free to forward this information to friends and family who are looking to book a vacation!  If they would like to contact us directly, please have them call Ed Wright at 949-230-1311 or to our email Info@ResortVacationHome.com

 

Click Here for July Vacation Rental Newsletter!

 

 

 

 
 
 
OC Housing Report: The Winds are Changing

Posted 7/24/18

Information provided by Steven Thomas

 

We have the latest OC Housing Report: The Winds are Changing.  A snap shot of the report is on the Left Side Panel. To view the full report, become one of our Preferred Clients! You will get access to the bi-weekly OC Housing Reports and other Real Estate Information! You can unsubscribe at any time and we keep your email confidential! Email us at info@PlatinumEdgeRealEstate.com and ask to be put on the Preferred Client List!

 

 
 
 
 
 
OC Housing Report: A Buyer’s Market?

 

Posted 7/1/18

Information provided by Steven Thomas

 

We have the latest OC Housing Report: A Buyer’s Market? .  A snap shot of the report is on the Left Side Panel. To view the full report, become one of our Preferred Clients! You will get access to the bi-weekly OC Housing Reports and other Real Estate Information! You can unsubscribe at any time and we keep your email confidential! Email us at info@PlatinumEdgeRealEstate.com and ask to be put on the Preferred Client List!

 

 

OC Housing Report: Starting to Pull Back

Posted 6/11/18

Information provided by Steven Thomas

 

We have the latest OC Housing Report: Starting to Pull Back.  A snap shot of the report is on the Left Side Panel. To view the full report, become one of our Preferred Clients! You will get access to the bi-weekly OC Housing Reports and other Real Estate Information! You can unsubscribe at any time and we keep your email confidential! Email us at info@PlatinumEdgeRealEstate.com and ask to be put on the Preferred Client List!

 

 
 
Thinking of renovating?

Posted 6/6/18

Information provided by Buffini & Company

 

Although many homeowners take on small renovation projects themselves, they often hire contractors to work on larger projects, including kitchen or bathroom overhauls and home additions. Regardless of the project, finding the right person for the job can be a challenge.

This month, the information we're posting below includes tips to help you hire the right contractor for your next home renovation project. In addition to offering tips intended to help you narrow down your list of contractors, the piece also provides several questions to ask the contractors you’re considering as well as the crucial details that should be included on the agreement with your selected contractor. Although the piece focuses on hiring a contractor, the tips provide a basic outline of things to consider if you’re hiring any type of building professional or tradesperson for a home project.

If you’re considering a home renovation, give us a call. We can refer you to reputable contractors and tradespeople in our local area or advise you on renovations that may increase your home’s value.

Click Here for the June Item of Value! 
 
 

OC Housing Report: A Market Change

Posted 6/4/18

Information provided by Steven Thomas

 

We have the latest OC Housing Report: A Market Change A snap shot of the report is on the Left Side Panel. To view the full report, become one of our Preferred Clients! You will get access to the bi-weekly OC Housing Reports and other Real Estate Information! You can unsubscribe at any time and we keep your email confidential! Email us at info@PlatinumEdgeRealEstate.com and ask to be put on the Preferred Client List!

 
 

June Vacation Rental Newsletter

Posted 6/4/18

Spring is in the air, but SUMMER is just around the corner! Time to start planning your summer vacations! We have two great vacation homes perfect for whether you are looking to hit the beach, visit Disneyland, catch a baseball game, cruise the lake, hook some fish or do some hiking.


Our June Vacation Rental Newsletter (see direct link below) features our Dana Point and Big Bear properties, but also included are city events for the month to help you plan your trip.  We have made it easy for you to access information by clicking on the colored links within the newsletter!

 

You can also visit us at our website www.ResortVacationHome.com  From there you can view our vacation rental's descriptions, amenities, photos, videos, check availability and send direct inquiries!

 

Please feel free to forward this information to friends and family who are looking to book a vacation!  If they would like to contact us directly, please have them call Ed Wright at 949-230-1311 or to our email Info@ResortVacationHome.com

 

 June Vacation Rental Newsletter

 
 
Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Posted 5/21/18

Information provided by Buffini & Co

 

 

 

Maintaining your home’s curb appeal has never been more important than now because many homebuyers begin their home search online. After all, once potential buyers see a home they like online, they’re more likely to schedule a showing or drive by the property to see the home in person.

 

This month, we’re posting (see direct link below) information intended to help you improve your home’s curb appeal, including eight tips designed to make the home’s exterior and landscape appear more attractive to potential buyers. Not thinking of selling right now? These tips will also help you maintain your biggest investment—your home—and make it the pride of your neighborhood, until the day you decide to list.

 

If you’re thinking of listing your home this spring, give us a call for a FREE MARKET EVALUATION!  Even if you’re not thinking of listing now, we can offer tips to help you improve your home’s value and connect you with reputable service professionals in our network who can help.

 
 
 

OC Housing Report: Cracks Appearing

Posted 5/9/18

Information provided by Steven Thomas

 

We have the latest OC Housing Report: Cracks Appearing. A snap shot of the report is on the Left Side Panel. To view the full report, become one of our Preferred Clients! You will get access to the bi-weekly OC Housing Reports and other Real Estate Information! You can unsubscribe at any time and we keep your email confidential! Email us at info@PlatinumEdgeRealEstate.com and ask to be put on the Preferred Client List! Or Call Us at 949-770-9888

 

 
May Vacation Newsletter

Posted 4/26/18

 

May in SoCal means perfect weather to plan that weekday or weekend getaway! Whether you are looking to enjoy ocean breezes and blue skies or just want to enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature, we have the spot for you! Our properties are family and pet friendly so bring the whole clan or, maybe you just want to make it a romantic getaway--- we can do that too!  

Our May Vacation Rental Newsletter (see below) features our Dana Point and Big Bear properties, but also included are city events for the month to help you plan your trip.  We have made it easy for you to access information by clicking on the colored links within the newsletter!

 

You can also visit us at our website www.ResortVacationHome.com  From there you can view our vacation rental's descriptions, amenities, photos, videos, check availability and send direct inquiries!


May Vacation Rental Newsletter

 

 

 
 
 
OC Housing Report: Sellers Beware

Posted 4/24/18

Information provided by Steven Thomas

 

We have the latest OC Housing Report: Sellers Beware. A snap shot of the report is on the Left Side Panel. To view the full report, become one of our Preferred Clients! You will get access to the bi-weekly OC Housing Reports and other Real Estate Information! You can unsubscribe at any time and we keep your email confidential! Email us at info@PlatinumEdgeRealEstate.com and ask to be put on the Preferred Client List!

 

 

 
 
Boost Your Credit This Year

Posted 4/11/18

Information provided by Buffini & Co


Good credit pays off. Even if you’re not planning to borrow money to make a large purchase, good credit may qualify you for better insurance rates, help you avoid paying security deposits when you sign up for new cell phone service or even help you negotiate a better rate on a vacation rental.

 

The information we're posting (see link below) this month not only outlines some of the benefits of great credit, it also provides ways to improve it. Page one delves into eight benefits of having good credit, from qualifying for lower interest rates on loans and credit cards to improving your chances of getting a great job. Page two provides five tips to help you improve your credit score. If your credit is already great, the tips will help you ensure it remains high.

 

If your credit is already stellar, feel free to pass this information along to someone else who may benefit. This information is intended to help make financial goals more achievable.


Boost Your Credit

 

 

 
 
Our Vacation Newsletter

Posted 4/2/18

Spring is here in SoCal which means it’s time to come on down and enjoy the beautiful weather! Dana Point has a great event this month if you’re a wine lover and Big Bear Lake has officially opened! Bear Mountain and Snow Summit still have snow so there’s still time to hit the slopes before the season is over!

Our April Vacation Rental Newsletter (see link below) features our Big Bear and Dana Point properties, but also included are city events for the month to help you plan your trip.  We have made it easy for you to access information by clicking on the colored links within the newsletter!

 

You can also visit us at our website www.ResortVacationHome.com  From there you can view our vacation rental's descriptions, amenities, photos, videos, check availability and send direct inquiries!

 

Please feel free to forward this information to friends and family who are looking to book a vacation!  If they would like to contact us directly, please have them call Ed Wright at 949-230-1311 or to our email Info@ResortVacationHome.com

 

 

 
OC Housing Report: Too Much Noise

Posted 3/19/18

Information provided by Steven Thomas

 

We have the latest OC Housing Report: Too Much Noise. A snap shot of the report is on the Left Side Panel. To view the full report, become one of our Preferred Clients! You will get access to the bi-weekly OC Housing Reports and other Real Estate Information! You can unsubscribe at any time and we keep your email confidential! Email us at info@PlatinumEdgeRealEstate.com and ask to be put on the Preferred Client List!

 

 

 
Add Color to Your Bedroom in 3 Easy Steps

Posted 3/5/18

Information provided by Better Homes & Garden

 

Today's article "Add Color to Your Bedroom in 3 Easy Steps" is from Better Homes & Garden. If you're looking to add a little pop of color to a bedroom, then this short article will help you get started!

 

Add Color to Your Bedroom

 

 

 
 
5 Ways To Fix Your Home’s “Fatal Flaw” for Under $1,000

Posted 3/1/18

Information provided by Zillow

As we move into Spring, we will be focusing on renovation ideas as more people decide to put their homes on the market! Getting top dollar for your home doesn't require a full remodel and we usually don't suggest doing that. Little changes can help to update a home or just freshen it up!

Today's article from Zillow is 5 Ways to Fix Your Home's "Fatal Flaw" for Under $1,000.

 

 

 
 
 
OC Housing Report: The 6-Year Drought

Posted 2/25/18

Information provided by Steven Thomas

 

We have the latest OC Housing Report: The 6-Year Drought. A snap shot of the report is on the Left Side Panel. To view the full report, become one of our Preferred Clients! You will get access to the bi-weekly OC Housing Reports and other Real Estate Information! You can unsubscribe at any time and we keep your email confidential! Email us at info@PlatinumEdgeRealEstate.com and ask to be put on the Preferred Client List!

 

 

 
 
 
OC Housing Report:  The Spring Market has Arrived

Posted 2/14/18

Information provided by Steven Thomas

We have the latest OC Housing Report: The Spring Market has Arrived. A snap shot of the report is on the Left Side Panel. To view the full report, become one of our Preferred Clients! You will get access to the bi-weekly OC Housing Reports and other Real Estate Information! You can unsubscribe at any time and we keep your email confidential! Email us at info@PlatinumEdgeRealEstate.com and ask to be put on the Preferred Client List!

 

 
Documents the Lender will want from Buyers

Posted 2/13/18

Information provided by OC Register

 

So you have decided to start looking for a home. Your first start is with a lender so that you can get pre-qualified. Lenders want detailed information on your financial past and present to help them to predict your financial future. Before going to sit down with a lender, here’s what you should collect:

 

  1. Proof of Income: The lender will want to know that you’ll be able to repay the loan. You will need to provide last year’s W-2 form, your most recent pay stub and your tax returns from the past year. If you are self-employed, this often requires even more documentation like profit and loss statements from your business or 1099 forms if you work on a contract basis.

  2. Other Earnings: If you make money from other sources, you’ll need to provide detailed information about that too. For example, someone who receives child support or alimony will have to provide a copy of the divorce decree. If you have rental income, you maybe asked to provide a copy of the lease agreement. Those with stock options as part of their employment package will need to provide a copy of their employment contract showing how many share you own and what the vesting schedule is.

  3. Debts: You will need to provide a complete list of all debts, which include credit cards, student’s loans, car loans, alimony and child support payments along with a breakdown of balances and minimum monthly payments on each. If you have a lot of high-interest debt, you’re less likely to qualify for the lowest interest rates. If possible, it might make sense to pay down some of your outstanding debts.

  4. Assets: An inventory of assets including bank statements (3-6 months), retirement accounts, real estate and auto titles, and any other investments.

  5. Other Paperwork: You may be required to sign IRS Form 4506-T, which allows the lender to get a transcript of the tax return from the IRS. In some cases the lender wants to see that what you declared to them matches exactly what you declared to the IRS. As this could take a few days to receive this transcript it is best to order it early in the process.

 

If you would like a referral to a lender, give us a call as we work closely with a few lenders who would be happy to sit down with you and get you pre-qualified!

 

 

 

 
 
 
5 First-time Homebuyer Mistakes to Avoid

Posted 2/12/18

Information provided by the OC Register

 

 

Thinking of buying your first home? Before you begin, you need to take some important first steps! First, get approved for a mortgage. Second, choose the right real estate agent and lastly, find the right home that fits your budget!

 

Shopping for your first home has some challenges for first time buyers. Here are 5 mistakes to avoid:

 

1. More to it than mortgage payments: Many first time homebuyers decide to buy when they feel ready for a mortgage payment. BUT, there are other items to include in this monthly figure such as Property Insurance, Taxes, Home Owners Association Dues, Maintenance and Higher Electric/Water Bills!

 

2. Looking for a home first and a loan later: Home buying doesn't begin with home searching. It begins with a mortgage prequalification! Getting preapproved will know exactly how much home you can afford!

 

3. Not getting professional help: First-time homebuyers should not try to venture into this process without the help of a reputable real estate agent. Ask friends and family for referrals and interview them to see which one is best for you!

 

4. Using up savings on the down payment: Spending all or most of your savings on the down payment and closing costs is one of the biggest mistakes first-time homebuyers make. They are trying to avoid paying mortgage insurance and not have some savings left for a "raining day".

 

5. Getting new loans before the deal is closed: First time homebuyers feel that because they have gotten prequalified, found their home and have opened escrow that they can go out and make big purchases (ie purchasing a car). Lenders pull credit reports before the closing to make sure the borrower's financial situation has not changed since the loan was approved. Any new loans on your credit report can jeopardize the closing.

 

Here at Platinum Edge Properties/Help-U-Sell Wright we can refer you to mortgage lenders so that you can get preapproved and walk you thru the entire home buying process! If you are ready to start on the path of homeownership, give us a call today at 949-770-9888!

 

 

 

 
 
OC Housing Report: On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! 

Posted 2/8/18

Information provided by Steven Thomas

 

We have the latest OC Housing Report: On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!  A snap shot of the report is on the Left Side Panel. To view the full report, become one of our Preferred Clients! You will get access to the bi-weekly OC Housing Reports and other Real Estate Information! You can unsubscribe at any time and we keep your email confidential! Email us at info@PlatinumEdgeRealEstate.com and ask to be put on the Preferred Client List!

 

 

 
 
5 Reasons to Give Us a Call Today!

Posted 1/17/18

Information provided by Buffini & Co


Even if you’re not in the market to buy or list your home, you can still tap into the wide range of services we offer. See Left Side Panel for several services we offer. Whether you’d like to learn more about our local market or you’d like the name of a reputable roofer in our area, give us a call at 949-770-9888!

 

 

 
What’s in Store for the Housing Market in 2018?

Posted 1/10/18

Information provided by Buffini & Co

 

What will the year hold for the Real Estate market? Will the market favor buyers or sellers? Will home prices continue to rise?

 

While it’s impossible to predict the future, experts rely on current market trends to forecast what may happen this year, if present trends continue. This month’s information outlines several predictions experts have made about the national housing market in 2018, as well as a few predictions about mortgages. How do these trends stack up to trends we’ve seen in our local housing market? Give us a call and we’ll give you the scoop!

 

If you're thinking of buying or selling and would like more information about our local market, please give us a call. We can do a FREE Market Evaluation on your home and discuss your options in selling with Help-U-Sell while SAVING you Thousands of Dollars with our Low SET Fee!


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OC Housing Report: Happy New Year- A 2018 Forecast 

Posted 1/3/18

Information provided by Steven Thomas

 

We have the latest OC Housing Report: Happy New Year- A 2018 Forecast.  A snap shot of the report is on the Left Side Panel. To view the full report, become one of our Preferred Clients! You will get access to the bi-weekly OC Housing Reports and other Real Estate Information! You can unsubscribe at any time and we keep your email confidential! Email us at info@PlatinumEdgeRealEstate.com and ask to be put on the Preferred Client List!

 

 

 
 
Our Vacation Newsletter

Posted 1/3/18

 

Bear Mountain and Snow Summit are now OPEN!  Although it’s been feeling like summer down here, it’s beginning to look like winter on the slopes!  So check your calendar to plan your ski, snowboard or tubing vacation!

Our January Vacation Rental Newsletter (see below) features our Big Bear and Dana Point properties, but also included are city events for the month to help you plan your trip.  We have made it easy for you to access information by clicking on the colored links within the newsletter! 

You can also visit us at our website www.ResortVacationHome.com  From there you can view our vacation rental's descriptions, amenities, photos, videos, check availability and send direct inquiries! 

Please feel free to forward this information to friends and family who are looking to book a vacation!  If they would like to contact us directly, please have them call Ed Wright at 949-230-1311 or to our email Info@ResortVacationHome.com

 

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OC Housing Report: A Holiday Lull 


Posted 12/7/17


Information provided by Steven Thomas



We have the latest OC Housing Report: A Holiday Lull.  A snap shot of the report is on the Left Side Panel. To view the full report, become one of our Preferred Clients! You will get access to the bi-weekly OC Housing Reports and other Real Estate Information! You can unsubscribe at any time and we keep your email confidential! Email us at info@PlatinumEdgeRealEstate.com and ask to be put on the Preferred Client List!

 

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