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Open House 19 Larkfield in Bear Brand Ranch

Open House 19 Larkfield in Bear Brand Ranch

Open House 19 Larkfield in Bear Brand Ridge Open House Sunday December 4th noon to 4:00. Please come and see this beautiful home with 3520 sq ft and panoramic valley and ocean views. The price has just been reduced to $1,650,000. This home has four bedrooms each with its own bath and a huge bonus room. The ocean view is a “sit down” ocean view from the kitchen, family room and master bedroom. The community of Bear Brand Ridge is right on the border of Laguna Niguel and Dana Point and the community is gated. One of the bedrooms is downstairs and there are no steps from the garage thru the rest of the home. A pass through bar which serves both the living room and family room makes for a great party house. There are three fire places and and outdoor BBQ and serving area. Of course there is a three car garage and the pool table in the bonus room is for sale. Have a great weekend. Ron Buck 949-456-0505...

Back to School Winners

                               2016 BACK TO SCHOOL DRAWING WINNERS!                                                               $250 – Dick & Teri Tanimoto, Rancho Niguel – GRAND PRIZE  Winners of IN ‘n OUT $20 Gift Cards Susan Adams,  C. Cardoza,  Jeff Felderman, Miranda LaBarge,  Luke & Jacque Perisin All in Rancho Niguel or Tesoro/Crown Royale Be sure to watch for our year end KW Realty Holiday Drawing. Search HERE for homes in Laguna Niguel and Dana Point. Ron Buck Group at Keller Williams Realty 949-456-0505...

Laguna Niguel Housing Market Tracking Tool

Laguna Niguel Housing Market Tracking Tool Have you ever wondered which way the housing market is going in Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, Aliso Viejo or Mission Viejo? Now you can track the market fluctuations in any city for free. Of course the future is always unknown. This tracker goes back to 2001 and only projects out a few months in the future.  When using this internet tool, from Weiss Index, the color scale goes from RED (negative)  to Green (positive or increasing value) and neutral is white. It is fun to check out different zip codes. Click on weissindex.com Of course no one can truly predict the future and I don’t know the accuracy for each area, but for south Orange County housing in the last ten or so years this tool seems right on. From twenty years experience as a Realtor® I can tell you that when there is a dramatic increase in interest rates it always slows down sales for a time while the buyers rethink their position and buying power. Whether the prices drop inversely with the rise in interest rates, (which many buyers are convinced of) will depend on inventory levels and the general health of the job market. If you are thinking of buying soon keep this in mind – that if you are payment driven, then figure that a 1% INCREASE in RATE will force you to buy a home that is 10% LESS than what you can afford today. Or you can put more money down to keep the payment the same. If you are planning on staying in your home for...

Steven Thomas says, Call your REALTOR® – Zillow is not the answer

Orange County Housing Report: Get Home Values Online… SCARY! October 25, 2015 Steven’s insights provided by the RON BUCK GROUP Good Afternoon! Today’s sellers and buyers turn to the Internet to determine their home’s value but forget to look at the fine print. Online Home Valuation Tools: even though sellers and buyers turn to Internet sites to establish the property value of a home, it’s not even close to being accurate. Everything is on the Internet. Recipes, comparison shopping, product ratings, music, dating, news, financial tips, economic analysis, entertainment, medical information, every business and every person is now on the Internet. With access to so much information, sellers and buyers now feel empowered with the ability to go online to learn as much about the home selling and home buying process as they wish. They can search to their hearts content as everything is now seemingly at their fingertips. With this access comes the sense that sellers and buyers can control the process. They feel like they are in the driver’s seat. From home searches, to researching about the skillset of a REALTOR®, to looking at payment calculators, they can do a tremendous amount of research from the comfort of their homes. Zillow.com, REALTOR.com, Trulia.com, OCRegister.com, LATimes.com, YahooRealEstate.com, CNN.com, CNBC.com, etcetera, there are plenty of choices to learn more about the local, regional, and national real estate markets. There is a lot of great information available to real estate consumers to help in the process. Unfortunately, there is plenty of misinformation too. The number one real estate website is Zillow.com. The main purpose of the site is to determine...

Divorce Ordered Home Sale

Divorce Ordered Home Sale Divorce is a fact of life for some couples and presents its own challenges when selling a property. 1. How do you find a Realtor? Each party may have a Realtor they want to use but often feelings of mistrust make it difficult to choose. I have found that I am able to be that middle ground expert that can facilitate the transaction. As a professional and NOT a personal friend of either side, I am able to represent both parties fairly. 2. Communication is key. Many times the parties live in different locations so I use various tools to help keep everyone equally informed. I use a “docusign” program for all signatures so that both are signing at the same time in different locations. Also I use an automated feed back program which sends Realtor showing feedback to both parties so all are informed. 3. Be fair and equal to both parties. Fairness is supremely important. I say the same things to both parties and stay in touch through text, email and phone on an EQUAL basis. 4. Escrow instructions. My escrow company is very accommodating and send two sets of instructions and will distribute the proceeds based on instructions from the court or put them into a designated escrow account. 5. Expert Marketing. This never changes. As for every listing transaction I deliver top drawer marketing with professional photography, fliers, blogging and more. I have an online listing presentation for remote presentations if necessary. Check out my website on Divorce Real Estate Ron Buck, Keller Williams Realty 949-456-0505 or Ron@RonBuckGroup.com bre#01364665...

Townhomes for over 3 million? The Grand Monarch Townhomes.

Townhomes for over 3 million??? Unbelieveable! That was my FIRST thought about “The Grand Monarch” townhomes at the St. Reggis. But after visiting them I am ready to shell out the money! If that is your price point you must let me take you for a visit. Where else can you be within walking distance to the ocean, have a brand new property and Resort Style Living. There are three models at the Grand Monarch ranging from 3400 sq ft to 4000 sq ft and all of the models are two story. Empty nesters take heart…there are elevators in two of the models. Wow. In addition to the large size, beautiful appointments and views, the owners have access to all the services of the St. Reggis and the Beach Club.  The monthly dues are only about $500. The prices run from about 2.8 million to 4 million depending on views and finishes.  Oh yes, for the golf enthusiast you are automatically members of the Monarch Beach Golf Club. For a tour or for a brochure package call Ron Buck at Keller Williams Realty. 949-456-0505 or RonBuckGroup@gmail.com.    ...