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Why the Holiday Season is a Great Time to Buy and Sell a Home

The holiday season is super busy for most people, but that doesn't mean you still can't sell your home or buy a new one during this time. The holidays can actually become a hot time to sell and buy. Even though the holiday season is filled with holiday get togethers, Christmas shopping, school parties and so much more, it can actually be Continue reading

Published on Friday, November 8, 2019

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Let's Chat About The 2019 Orange County Real Estate Forecast

Overall there is a feeling that the hot real estate market is starting to cool. While that may be true for many parts of the United States, the Orange County market might be signally a slightly different response. Balboa Realty, a leader in Orange County real estate and property management breaks down the Orange County real estate market.  Interested in buying or selling a home in Orange County Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 15, 2019

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3 Important Questions to Ask After The Home Inspection

The entire process of buying a house can cause enough stress give you a full blown panic attack, so it's best to fully prepare yourself from start to finish. Once you find a home you're ready to buy, a house inspection must be done by a 3rd party. After the inspection has been completed, you will inevitably be faced with a rather large... Continue reading

Published on Friday, November 23, 2018

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How to Buy a House When You're Under 30 Years Old

When you're in your 20's, you might not even consider the possibilty of being able to  buy a house in Orange County . Whether it's becase people have told you you can't, or you don't feel like you are able to,  Balboa Realty is here to let you know that buying a home in your 20's is indeed a possibilty. Our trust  Continue reading

Published on Friday, October 26, 2018

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So What is an Acceleration Clause in my Mortgage?

When going through the process of buying a new house, you will most likely need to apply for a home mortgage. In that mortgage, it's extremely common for there to be an acceleration clause in the agreement. It’s a good idea to thoroughly read everything in your mortgage terms and conditions and fully understand them, so to make sure you’re not in Continue reading

Published on Friday, August 31, 2018

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Tips For Getting a Home Loan

Applying for a home mortgage is multi step process and you should only do so when you feel financially stable and confident that the time is right. Those mortgage payments will come every month and you want to make sure you can make those payments without feeling overly stressed or strapped for cash. Before you commit to a home mortgage, get all your Continue reading

Published on Friday, July 27, 2018

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The Pros and Cons of an All Cash Offer

Offering an all cash deal when buying a new house certainly has its appeal. Theres no doubt in the sellers mind that you won’t actually have the money and your chances of the seller accepting your offer increases. As competition continues to heat up in the Orange County real estate market, all cash offers are becoming increasingly common. Even if you Continue reading

Published on Friday, June 29, 2018

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Tenants In Transition

They were sold the dream of homeownership. And did the lenders and REALTORS® ever make it easy for them. You saw the ads: “Buy the home of your dreams with nothing down and an ‘introductory’ interest rate of only 1 percent,” “Bad credit? No problem. We can find a loan for you!”  Interested in buying a home in Orange County ?  Call Balboa Continue reading

Published on Friday, May 11, 2018

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How to Quickly Save Up For a Home

Whether you are interested in being a first time homeowner or a current homeowner who wants to purchase another home, Balboa Realty has tips on how to buy a home sooner than later. The key is to decrease your spending and increase your savings. You then can funnel this extra savings into a specific fund for your future home's down payment. Continue reading

Published on Thursday, April 19, 2018

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Selling Rental Houses to Tenants

In the business of managing single-family homes occasionally a tenant will inquire about the purchase of the home that they are renting. This situation presents an opportunity for us to supplement our income from sales commissions and should be considered as a potential benefit to being in the management business. Over the years... Continue reading

Published on Friday, April 6, 2018

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Get Financial Advice Before Buying A Home

Buying your first house is a big deal plain and simple. It takes money, time and effort and even when you have it all, the process can still feel overwhelming. If buying a home is something you might consider for the future, set yourself up for success. Even if buying a home is years away and seems like something you won't have to worry about right... Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 19, 2018

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How to Move During Bad Weather

The new year is here and it calls for a new fresh start in many aspects of your life. For many, it’s time to move out of your current place and into a new one. Moving day is super exciting but if anything goes wrong it can become super stressful. Unfortunately, we cannot control the weather no matter how many rain dances we do so the best we can do Continue reading

Published on Friday, January 12, 2018

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Avoid These 4 Mistakes When Planning a Move

Buying a new home means big and exciting changes are headed your way. This means you will have to sell your current home if you own it, find a new home to move into and transfer all of your belongings. Balboa Realty, the leaders in Orange County property management and real estate know how to keep the process of moving running smooth. Eliminate the Continue reading

Published on Friday, December 1, 2017

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Improve Your Credit Score & Buy A Home

Everyone talks about having good credit score, but is it really that important? In short, yes, having a good credit score makes life in general a heck of a lot easier. When it comes to buying a new house, having a credit score that is in the higher range will make the entire process easier and cheaper. People with high credit score will have access Continue reading

Published on Friday, November 24, 2017

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3 Negotiation Tactics To Avoid When Buying a Home

After you've found the house of your dreams, making an offer is the next step in the process of buying a home. You want to create an honest and positive relationship with the owner and agent of the home if you're serious about buying it, and it's not worth it to get on their bad side. Don't make these common three mistakes Continue reading

Published on Friday, November 10, 2017

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What is the Difference Between Conforming Loans Nonconforming Loans

If buying a house is in your near or even distant future, you'll want to consider different mortgage options. Two of the most popular home loans are known as conforming loans and nonconforming loans so finding the one that works best for you and your lifestyle is key. Balboa Realty breaks down the differences of these types of mortgages. Purchasing... Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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3 Reasons To Buy A Fixer Upper

As you start the home buying process there are many different types of homes you have to pick from. Many of the shows on TV such as Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop are super popular and have inspired people to want to fix up a run down home themselves. Doing a home renovation takes a lot of time, commitment and patience, but the rewards can be priceless Continue reading

Published on Friday, October 20, 2017

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Pro Packing Tips - Declutter Your Home Before Moving

Packing up all of your items and moving from one house, apartment, or place to another is a huge undertaking, but there is a tremedous benefit that you should take advantage of. Think of moving as a perfect opportunity to declutter all of your stuff and reorganize your home. You know what they say "out with the old, in with the new". Clothes Continue reading

Published on Friday, October 13, 2017

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How To Pay Off Your Mortgage...Quickly!

After making the huge life decision of purchasing a home, you’ll want to throw a party and celebrate. You’ve paid the down payment, home insurance, home inspection, and all of the closing costs and this certainly is an exciting accomplishment. A new home is undoubtedly a reason to pop the champagne, but before you decide to kick back, relax and put Continue reading

Published on Thursday, October 12, 2017

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4 Things To Do As Soon As You Move Into Your New house

Moving into your new house is a huge milestone in yourself. Once you've had a mini celebration and given yourself a big pat on the back there are a few more things to attend to. A to-do list might be the last thing you want to turn your attention to, but with  Balboa Realty 's tips and tricks, it will set you up for success in the Continue reading

Published on Thursday, September 28, 2017

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4 Times to Visit a Home Before You Buy It

The process of buying a new home can be long and tedious, but it's important to do your research so you know exactly what you're getting yourself into before you commit. When you find a home you really like and are interested in purchasing you not only want to look inside the home, but also take a look at the bigger picture. Think about Continue reading

Published on Friday, September 22, 2017

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How Much Should I Put Down For a Down Payment on a House?

After you've found the house of your dreams, in order to make it your own, you'll be responsible for the down payment. This is the lump sum of money you will pay the seller up front. Yes it's true, putting 20% down of the home's selling price is a standard amount, but there's always exceptions to the rules. Don't let the stress Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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Consider These 4 Things Before Buying a House

There comes a time in life when you begin to feel financially stable and ready to put some real roots down. Moving on from the rental life and become a homeowner is a big and thrilling step in life. There are many different reasons as to why you might want to buy and it’s important to make sure you’re doing it for all the right ones. Keep in mind, buying... Continue reading

Published on Thursday, September 7, 2017

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Why You Shouldn't Buy a Home Without a Real Estate Agent

If you decide to buy a new home without using the expertise of a real estate agent you could be entering dangerous real estate territory. You may be thinking "why do I need to hire a real estate agent", "Could I just try and do it myself?" or "Is it really worth the money?" so we're here to explain the risks of Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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4 Quick & Smart Ways to Buy a House

When it comes to buying a new house the process can be long and tedious. On average, it takes about 2 months to buy a new house, but when the markets hot and there is a lot of interest in buying a property it could take up to 6 months. At Balboa Realty we understand that you might not have the time to wait 6 months to buy a house or you simply Continue reading

Published on Friday, August 4, 2017

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How to Get a Bargain When Buying a House

When you're in the grocery store food shopping you're always searching for those coupons and deals. When shopping for a new house keep your savvy sale instinct alive and your eyes open for all kinds of deals. You don’t always have to pay through the roof to get the home of your dreams. With some slick real estate tips your fantasies can become Continue reading

Published on Thursday, July 13, 2017

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3 Reasons Why Summer is the Hottest Season to Buy a New House

If you have been thinking about buying a new house, seriously consider this summer as the time to pull the real estate trigger. Keep your eyes peeled for all of the For Sale signs that are popping up around town. You might not be aware, but summer is the best time of year to buy a new house and there are many advantages. It’s actually the most popular Continue reading

Published on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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Ask Sellers These 4 Questions Before Moving In

Moving day is one of the most anticipated and exciting days there is. Although you might want to race to the finish line, hand over the money and start unpacking your boxes, it's important to ask some key questions first. After all you don't know the ins and outs of this new home and you'll want to make sure that you know exactly what Continue reading

Published on Thursday, June 8, 2017

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4 Things To Look For When Buying a Luxury Home

When searching for a new home it's important to look deeper than just how it appears on the website. Many houses appear stunning in photos and have many fancy features, and although both of these are great selling points, it must have more to be considered true luxury. There are 4 features of a new home that luxury buyers are seeking, and  Balboa Realty Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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How Much is a Down Payment on a House?

During the process of searching for and purchasing a new home the talk about the "down payment" is inevitable. The dreaded phrase "down payment" may sound scary and expensive, but our  Balboa Realty team is here to break it down for you. Many feel like the down payment is a make or break part of the entire process and that the Continue reading

Published on Friday, March 31, 2017