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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.

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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

 

Click Here for Vacation Newsletter


 

 

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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