Coming Soon on January 30th – Irvine’s New Homes

Within weeks The 2010 New Home Collection neighborhoods are set to debut! Mark your calendar for Saturday, January 30th as 8 new neighborhoods grand open in the Villages of Woodbury & Woodbury East. Once you tour these 25 new floor plan designs, you’ll discover one that is just right for you and your family! The […]

First-Time Buyers Tax Credit

The Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 has extended the tax credit of up to $8,000 for qualified first-time home buyers purchasing a principal residence. The tax credit now applies to sales occurring on or after January 1, 2009 and on or before April 30, 2010. However, in cases where a binding sales […]

Top Tips: Selling your home

As the  Real Estate market continues to erode into 2008. The Fed is expected to cut rate again at their upcoming March meeting. This cut may raise hope to boost buyers to jump in for great mortgage rate. If you have to sell your property, this could be a good opportunity. Watch CNN’s Gerri Willis […]

A Look at Economic Stimulus Package

What’s in the economic stimulus package being signed by President Bush. Tax rebates: At least $300 to almost everyone earning a paycheck, including low-income earners. Social Security recipients and disabled veterans making too little to pay income taxes would receive $300 checks as well, as long as they have at least $3,000 in income from […]

President Bush Signs H.R. 5140, the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008

From the California Association of Realtors. February 13, 2008 PRESIDENT SIGNS $168 BILLION ECONOMIC STIMULUS BILL President Bush today signed off on the $168 billion stimulus package approved by Congress last week, which, in addition to tax rebates for millions of working Americans and business owners, includes a vital, but temporary increase in the conforming […]

Fed Rate-Cut Winners and Losers

When the Federal Reserve meets and changes rates we all have questions: What does it mean to me? Will my mortgage rate go up or down? Is this a good time to refinance? Bankrate is here to help. We’ve looked at five categories — mortgages, home equity loans, auto loans, credit cards and certificates of […]

Real Estate in 2008: What Does the Future Hold?

2007 was a historic year in the real estate and financial markets, thanks to the highly-publicized subprime collapse and subsequent credit crunch. As the end of the year approaches, we at YOU Magazine were wondering, what could possibly await us in 2008? With this in mind, we turned to mortgage industry icon Bill Dallas for […]

LIVEGREEN, Proud Sponsor of Race for the Cure

“Once again this year, I was among the crowd walking the Race for the Cure with my family on September 23, 2007. A fun 3-mile walk. I was so proud to be a part of such an incredible event! It was a beautiful Sunday morning, with families and friends, walking or running together for a […]


In today’s competitive real estate market, being Pre-Approved is not just a smart move but in many cases it is required before a seller will entertain your offer. Smart buyers know the advantage of speaking with a knowledgeable lender before they write an offer. For more information, call our loan specialist JUAN ORTIZ at (949) […]

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