First Half 2021 vs. First Half 2020

OFF THE CHARTS When compiling year-over-year statistics, economists tend to work in single-digit percentages. For example, the U.S. GDP growth over the past few years has bounced between 2% and 3%. People start to panic when inflation goes over 5%. Most investors would agree that the stock market has had a fantastic run in recent […]

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Proposition 19 – What Is It?

Proposition 19 recently passed, amending California’s Constitution by expanding qualifications for the transfer of a property’s taxable value. Beginning April 1, 2021, Prop 19 allows an owner of a primary residence who is over 55 years of age, severely disabled, or is a victim of a wildfire or natural disaster to transfer the taxable value […]

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One Bonkers Year!

This year has simply been bonkers. And we still have over a month to go! The news of Kobe and Gianna was swept away by the tsunami of events that followed: the pandemic, wild fires, COVID-19, spiraling deaths, impeachment of the president, civil rights protests, stock market crash, record unemployment,  out-of-control business failures, the lockdown, […]

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So. Orange County Coastal Sales: First Half 2020

  SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL HOUSING IN DEMAND Despite the economy being shut down for the majority of 2020, housing along the coast of South Orange County has done exceptionally well in the first half of 2020. With half the year now in the books, this report compares year-to-date sales of single-family homes in 2020 […]

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Silver Lining in Housing Market

  I think we can all agree that a bit of good news is welcome. My gig is working in the residential real estate market, particularly along the coastal towns of South Orange County. I like data and spreadsheets…things that bore most people to tears. But hey, I can be fun, sometimes. Maybe a little, […]

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Congressman Harley Rouda at LBOR’s Annual Meeting

On Friday, April 26, the Laguna Board of Realtors held their 94th annual membership meeting. Each year, the REALTOR® members and their affiliates (A.K.A. business partners) meet to vote on bylaws and get an update from the board of directors. Traditionally, there is a keynote speaker from outside their ranks who shares some insight that […]

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OC Housing Report 11.1.18 – Buyer’s Market?

2018 will go down as the year the real estate market’s extremely hot 6-year run came to an end. Looking at the active listing inventory for Orange County, every single price range has more homes on the market today than this time last year. Overall, there are 2,077 more homes on the market, up an […]

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Trans Catalina Hike

The planning process for our Trans-Catalina-Trail (TCT) hike started a year in advance, affording us the luxury of selecting the perfect time of year to tackle the 40ish mile trek. Summer would be too hot, winter threatened the risk of rain, so it was either spring or fall. Fall is my favorite time of year […]

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OC Housing Report 9.24.18 – Cracks in the Market

The current active inventory continues to rise and has not yet reached its peak. Typically, the active listing inventory peaks in the summer months sometime between July and August. This year, it does not look like it will reach a peak until October, around the middle of autumn. The delay is occurring because there continues […]

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Aquathon 2018!

“Let me make this very clear: The event is cancelled! Gone. Vacated. Void. There is no Aquathon today or any day. Go home!” So began the 33rd annual kickoff of the Aquathon by event coordinator, Gary Cogorno, addressing the roughly 200 water-people assembled for the eight mile trek down the coast of Laguna Beach. As […]

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