Showing posts from November, 2020

Ready to Win our Annual Holiday Cash Contest

Tis the season and we are always excited about our Cash Giveaways.  Especially this year, as we know it has been a difficult year for many.  You have four chances to win. Simply complete the entry and you will automatically be entered.  See below for details. For those clients in Portola Hills who entered our Fall Decorating Contest, which we had to cancel do to the Silverado Fire and Evacuation, we have automatically entered you into this contest.   Enter me in Kelly Turbeville Holiday Cash Giveaway Deadline to enter is Tuesday Dec 15th. 2020 How to Enter: Click Here Terms apply:  This contest is sponsored by Kelly Turbeville with GPS real estate group at Keller Williams. It is not affiliated with any online programs.  Participants who complete the online entry form will be entered into the contest with the possibilities of winning 1 out of 4 cash prizes.  There is no guarantee of winnings. All participates names will be drawn in a random selection.

In such a hot market, why are we seeing price decreases?

As I was preparing for a Buyers Consultation with a new client who is looking for a home in Lake Forest, I noticed a huge percentage of homes with recent price decreases. Is that good news for homebuyers?  In both Single Family homes and Attached homes, which made me dig a little deeper as overall in the OC, inventory of available homes is very low and demand from home buyers is very strong... so again, why would sellers being see a price decrease? Take a look at the our Market Snapshot we just put together. As you can see on the Attached side of the market, 29% of the homes currently available have had a price decrease.  For the Single-Family side of the market, 39% of the homes currently available have a had a price decrease.  While only about 6% between both segments had a price increase.   When the inventory is low, and demand is high sellers should be able to expect  multiple offers at the full price or even above.  If this isn't happening, that generally indicates the home is

Fire, Evacuations, Wind didn't stop the Portola Hills Real Estate Market in October

Wow, October was a crazy month for our community!  Unfortunately the community had a slight scare with the Silverado Fire as it inched closer to Portola Hills and through part of Whiting Ranch.  The good news is the OCFA kept us safe with no homes near the fire, the community was evacuated as a precaution. Through it all, real estate continued to remain strong with 13 homes selling during the month of October.  The highest price home that sold in the community was $1,400,000 in the IronRidge community.   The lowest price home was $450,000 in the Canyon View community.  The average price of a home that sold in Portola Hills was $764,551.  Check out the details below.  What is the value of my Portola Hills Home? The overall real estate market in Orange County remains very strong this fall. Low inventory and high buyer demand continues to drive up pricing.  As we approach the holidays, inventory will remain low.  This is also driving buyers to new homes, which in Portola Hills has spurre