Midyear Orange County Market Update

As we are halfway through the year: here is a recap of our current Orange County Real Estate marketplace, effective 6/9/2014 versus one year ago. Prices: Resale Homes +7.3%, Resale Condos +9.2% and New Home Sales +9.9% Sales Volume: Resale Homes -14.1%, Resale Condos -14.3% and New Home Sales +21.3% Facts: Medium Price is $600,000…

The Irvine Company: How It All Started

Mr. James Irvine and the Irvine Company Headquarters in Newport Center The Irvine Company grew from the premise of a 185-square-mile (480 km2) ranch founded by James Irvine I,Benjamin and Thomas Flint, and Llewellyn Bixby in 1864 from three adjoining Mexican land grants. Irvine and his partners began by purchasing the Rancho San Joaquin, which…

Pacific City – Huntington Beach

There are few retail centers currently in construction across America, and the upcoming Pacific City development in Huntington Beach, Calif., is ranked among a more select class—it is one of a handful of retail centers being developed along the beach. “The Pacific Ocean is our anchor, basically,” said Linda Berman, senior vice president of strategy…

History Behind The Newland Barn

The Newland House as it looked in 1948 and now. The Newland House Museum (pictured above) is the oldest residence built in the city of Huntington Beach and is maintained by the Huntington Beach Historical Society for all to see. This house was built in 1898 for Huntington Beach pioneers William and Mary Newland and…

7 Of The Biggest Home-Buyer Turnoffs

Home sellers in hot real-estate markets — where there’s not enough for-sale inventory for the number of people who want to buy — may not feel compelled to go all out in preparing their home before listing. This could be a huge downfall in thinking. Home sellers should do these minimum: Keep the house free…