Showing posts with the label moving

Relocating to be near the kids?

Maybe it is my age, but it is certainly a trend I have seen this past year with clients.  They are deciding to leave Orange County and following their family to new locations.  With over 700,000 people leaving California this is more than a trend, I fear. Have your kids or family moved out of state?  Are you considering following them so you can be close to the grandkids or perhaps you just feel it would be more affordable? Relocating to be near your grandkids is a significant decision, and there are several important factors to consider to ensure a smooth transition and a fulfilling experience for both you and your family. Here are some key considerations: Proximity to Grandkids: Determine how close you want to be to your grandkids. Consider whether you want to live in the same city, within driving distance, or even in the same neighborhood. Family Dynamics: Have open and honest discussions with your adult children and grandchildren about your relocation plans. Make sure everyone is

Just Sold... Portola Hills April 2015 Sold Homes

You know how the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers I think we were all hope for a few showers during the last month.   Unfortunately it was pretty dry.  The good news... home values jumped 11% from April 2014 vs. April 2015.   So hopefully we are out of the real estate drought for the year. Below is a quick snapshot of what sold. Portola Hills April 2015 Homes Sold I always like to include homes old in the same month the year before so you can compare the details.   Below is what sold in Portola Hills April 2014. Portola Hills April 2014 Homes Sold In terms of the number of sales it was pretty close, in 2014 5 homes closed escrow and in 2015 we had 4. It is also important to note that there are 17 homes currently in escrow.  We can't count these as sold because well they haven't closed escrow and thus not sold but it is a good measure that homes are moving quickly. With 17 homes currently in escrow we should see further increas