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Monday, November 5, 2018   /   by Shaun Radcliffe

Why is a Buyer Consultation Important?

 Hi, Shaun Radcliffe with Radcliffe & Associates at Coldwell Banker, Global Luxury.

I'm here today with Glenn Hemry from the Hemry LaSalla Group at loanDepot, and we wanted to talk about why a buyer consultation is so important for borrowers entering into the market. So, if you can kind of elaborate on that -

Glenn : You bet. The buyer consultation is such an important piece today, as you know, we want to make sure that our clients are looking at homes that they can actually afford.

Shaun : Okay.

Glenn: So, we want to make sure that we're putting them in the right place, so when they have a lot of questions as well, we can kind of get those knocked out for you.


Shaun: And what type of documentation is needed to get started on that?


Glenn: So, what we do here, we do things a little bit differently in that, you know, we like to get the application done. We like to get the credit pulled, take a look at that and then we ...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018   /   by Shaun Radcliffe

Another Villa Park Success Story From Radcliffe & Associates!

Hi, Shaun Radcliffe with Radcliffe and Associates at Coldwell Banker, Global Luxury.
I'm standing out here in front of our latest success story,
18222 James Road in Villa Park California.
The reason I wanted to share this story with you is that not only did we sell this home in record time; 21 days of being on the market when the average home in Villa Park takes over two months, but we also received 100% of the asking price. We were able to sell this home at $1,599,000 when the average realtor sells their homes for 95% or less of list price.
When you're thinking about selling your family's largest investment, like your home, wouldn't you want to work with a proven realtor and team that can help not only net you the most amount of money, but do it in a reasonable amount of time?
As we come into the winter months, the market does tend to slow down.  However, with strategic marketing and thinking outside the box, our team will get the job done for you.
If you're thinking ...

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Monday, August 27, 2018   /   by Shaun Radcliffe

Three strikes you're out? Learn about Termite inspections from the master and how to avoid striking out!

Shaun Radcliffe with Radcliffe and Associates at Coldwell Banker and I'm standing here with Brett from Rockwell Pest Solutions.
Shaun: We have a couple questions today, Brett, regarding what is a termite inspection and then we'll also go into different types of treatments. So, you can elaborate on that?
Brett: So, the most important thing that I try to explain to people is the proper terminology and the exact terminology of what we do is a Wood Destroying Organism Inspection. And so, the importance of that is we're not just looking for termites. We're looking for anything that may be causing damage to the wood. Things like fungus damage as it is a major problem from water getting in the wood and causing damage over a period of time. So, we're not only looking for termites, we're looking for fungus as well. Those are both classified in section one as these are conditions of termites or fungus. Normal loans that require certain certification is section one clearance. Most contr ...

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018   /   by Shaun Radcliffe

OC Housing Report February 14, 2018

Orange County Housing Report:  The Spring Market Has Arrived       
 
February 11, 2018
 
Good Afternoon!        
 
With demand exploding onto the scene, it is officially the best season to sell a home.
Spring Market: The activity below $1 million is nothing short of CRAZY!!
In Southern California, it is hard to tell the seasons apart. You have to look up at the trees to see if there are leaves or not. The time of the sunset is another dead giveaway. Are there flowers yet?
 
Similarly, there are signs that the housing market has officially changed. There is a steady stream of buyers at open houses for all homes priced below $1.25 million. Sellers are entertaining multiple offers within days of coming on the market. Buyers are writing offers before even seeing the home. That’s right; the crazy Spring Market has arrived.
 
Many are scratching their heads knowing that the first day of ...

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018   /   by Shaun Radcliffe

OC Housing Report January 1, 2018

Orange County Housing Report:  Happy New Year – A 2018 Forecast
 
January 1, 2018
 
Good Afternoon!
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  Now, what does that mean for Orange County
real estate? 
 
First, let’s take a look back at what happened in 2017 in terms of the inventory, demand, expected market time, luxury properties, and distressed properties.

Active Inventory: A chronic lack of inventory defined 2017 and the year finished at levels not seen since 2013. The year started with an active inventory of 4,071 homes on the market and ended with 3,560. It was the second lowest start to a year behind 2013. Ever since the Great Recession, the trend has been fewer homeowners selling their homes. Since 2009, the number of homes placed on the market has diminished by 28% compared to the heydays of 2000 through 2007. In 2017, the issue was magnified with 6% fewer homes coming on the market compared to 2016.
Cutting into the inventory a bit we ...

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