Keep your Tenant Happy – #IrvineHome #IrvineLiving #RealEstate #Landlord

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Tips for Holding On To your Tenants

You always want to find the best tenant possible for your rental property. Click Here  for a PDF version to save for yourself

As a landlord you want to make sure you do everything possible to hold on to that Amazing Tenant. You feel lucky you have these tenants and are afraid to lose them, so take some steps to make sure you have a good relationship, communication and keep them happy.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

 

  1. Problems & Requests - If you have a call from your tenant regarding a problem make sure you follow up as soon as possible.  Tenants are usually not allowed to make repairs to property unless you have prior arrangement with the Tenants. Follow up with any issues and resolve them to relieve frustration by your Tenants.

 

  1. Appliances & Equipment – If you use higher quality appliances, Material and workmanship you will always get better results. Don’t break the bank and spend wisely. This applies to your own home or to your Rental Property. Tenants will appreciate the quality of work you put out and when it comes time to Increase rent or renew your lease they will remember all aspects of the quality you placed on your property.

 

  1. Response – With Technology these days, you can reply to requests pretty quick and let you tenants know you are there and will take care of issues. Make it a priority to at least acknowledge tenant comments. Since we are all connected these days use your email, text, phone, voicemail or whatever and start the process quickly.

 

  1. Landscape – If you have a garden at your Rental Property, make sure you are taking care of it with your standards. Hire a professional Gardner and make sure they are doing their job and the property keeps up its curb appeal.

 

  1. Maintenance – Take time and perform regular maintenance on all appliances needing work. Any common areas you might have which are your responsibility along with Vents, lighting, electrical, pool/spa etc.

 

  1. Communication – Keep in touch with your tenant. Some landlords would like to have minimum talk with their tenants wondering if they will bother them on each call regarding an issue. It’s best to keep the lines of communication open and let them know you are there if they need anything.

 

  1. Rent $ – Raising the monthly rent is a question each Landlord needs to answer based on their own situation. If you have obligations which need to be addressed every then you have to do what makes sense to you, but be aware raising rents on renewal might cause that good and amazing tenant to start looking. Take the time and see if you really need to raise rental rates and do your research in the market to see what is the going rate before you approach the tenants prior to renewals.

 

  1. Privacy – Do not be a nosy Landlord. Do whatever background and credit check, sign the lease and leave your tenants alone. Do not enter the property just to check up on tenants. If you want to visit call in advance and setup and appointment time, this way even if you are being nosy it’s planned and your are not invading on their privacy.

 

 

Final Thoughts : Take the time and find that amazing tenants, knowing all along that they will leave at some point for whatever reason. When you do sign them up, do your best from the above list and add your own as you go along and keep your Tenant Happy.

If you have additional questions or comments Please contact me. I provide my Realtor services to my clients in Southern California (Irvine, Newport Beach and Surrounding Cities). Also, if you are relocating (Internationally) or looking for vacation rentals let me know.

 

 

If you find a property you like please let me help you register for IrvineVillage Home and get you started on your journey to your New Home Ownership in Irvine. If you are looking to purchase or relocate to an existing homes in Southern California (Irvine, Newport Beach) I can get you custom research and start you on your way.

 

 

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Christina Khandan
Keller Williams OC Coastal Realty
949-433-0803. Mobile
714-388-3771. Fax
Christinakhandan@gmail.com
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Source: mortgagenewsdaily.com, redfin, inestors.com,villagesofirvine.com,ACS, businessinsider.com, nhc.org, dailypilot, tipnut, coldwellbanker, nbcnewyork, CAR market Data, zillow, CNBC,IBD, OC Register, Yahoo Homes, ChristinaKhandan.com
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School and Education in Irvine – #IrvineHome #IrvineLiving #RealEstate

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Irvine Unified School District – IUSD has nationally recognized schools; student performance well-above state and national comparisons; and comprehensive programs in academics, the arts, and athletics. Since becoming a unified district in 1972, Irvine’s neighborhood schools have been a clear reflection of the neighborhoods they serve

The Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) consistently ranks among the finest educational systems in the nation. Irvine schools offer innovative educational programs, open-style classrooms, team-teaching, some schools with year-round terms, and excellent community involvement. IUSD educates a diverse student population numbering over 24,000 (K-12), in 22 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 4 comprehensive high schools, and 1 continuation high school.

IUSD is supported by its nonprofit partner, Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF), which provides financial support and enrichment programs for all students. Click here to learn more about Irvine Public School Foundation.

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Irvine students consistently lead Orange County in SAT test scores, and more than 90 percent of their high school graduates attend college. IUSD has nationally recognized schools; student performance well-above state and national comparisons; and comprehensive programs in academics, the arts, and athletics. Since becoming a unified district in 1972, Irvine’s neighborhood schools have been a clear reflection of the neighborhoods they serve. The contributions of creative site-based management teams, talented and caring teachers, involved parents, and supportive business and community leaders have, together, made a difference to a district where student achievement is the priority, where values are an integral part of the curriculum, and where a strategic plan for the future is in place

Irvine Elementary School Map of the Area: Click Here

Irvine Unified School District list of schools: Click Here

The Tustin Unified School District (TUSD) serves residents who live in the western and northern areas of Irvine. TUSD has a long history of excellence that continues to grow and be enriched by the accomplishments of its students, teachers, staff and community. The District has 17 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 2 comprehensive high schools, a continuation high school, and alternative and adult education programs.

In the past decade, nine schools in TUSD have been recognized as either state or nationally distinguished schools. Two elementary schools are National Exemplary Schools, and a middle school and a high school are National Blue Ribbon Schools. Five other schools–an elementary, two middle and two high schools–are California Distinguished Schools. High standards of excellence in academics, visual and performing arts, and athletics are the hallmarks for

Tustin schools along with a major emphasis on educational technology in the classrooms. Tustin schools consistently score well on state tests. TUSD students receive top scores among state schools on annual standardized tests. Foothill and Tustin high schools have produced scores of National Merit Scholars. Nearly 90 percent of all district graduates attend colleges and universities.

The TUSD Board of Directors meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. in the Board Room of the District Administration Center, 300 South C Street in Tustin. The meetings are cablecast on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. on Comcast Community Channel 3 and Saturdays at 4 p.m. on Cox Communications Channel 31.

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University of California at Irvine (UCI) is one of the nation’s top academic institutions;

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Concordia University is a four-year liberal arts institution.

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Irvine Valley, Santiago Canyon and Orange Coast community colleges offer extensive full-time, part-time and evening classes in a variety of disciplines.

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California State University Fullerton – Irvine Campus was established in 2002 to meet the higher education needs of central and south Orange County. The branch campus offers many of the resources of a large university in a smaller, more personal learning environment. Located at 3 Banting, in Irvine, over 3200 students are enrolled in one of over 30 majors/programs that are offered.  The Irvine Campus offers upper-division, graduate level and teacher credentialing courses as well as courses through University Extended Education.

 

If you find a property you like please let me help you register for IrvineVillage Home and get you started on your journey to your New Home Ownership in Irvine. If you are looking to purchase or relocate to an existing homes in Southern California (Irvine, Newport Beach) I can get you custom research and start you on your way.

 

Helpful Links:

 

Irvine School District

California State University Fullerton – Irvine Campus

Irvine Valley College

Concordia University – Irvine

Tustin Unified School District

Any Additional questions about Irvine schools and community please do not hesitate to contact me and I can help you with school locations, shopping, health clubs, children sports and or home locations close to the school you are interested in.
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Christina Khandan
Keller Williams OC Coastal Realty
949-433-0803. Mobile
714-388-3771. Fax
Christinakhandan@gmail.com
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Source: mortgagenewsdaily.com, redfin, inestors.com,villagesofirvine.com,ACS, businessinsider.com, nhc.org, dailypilot, tipnut, coldwellbanker, nbcnewyork, CAR market Data, zillow, CNBC,IBD, OC Register, Yahoo Homes, ChristinaKhandan.com
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Biking in Irvine – #IrvineHome #IrvineLiving #RealEstate #Bike

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Biking in Irvine

Many clients wanting to move to Irvine, ask: ” Why are property values so much higher in Irvine vs. Other Cities?” The Simple answer is: “Planned Community”. Irvine was planned with all aspects of family living in mind. A well designed home community will have access to Work, Roads, Shopping, Entertainment and Outdoors with Biking being one of the most enjoyable sports, Irvine has created a vast distribution of bike paths for the residents of Irvine which can travel from Irvine all the way to Huntington Beach.

Beautiful weather in Irvine and all of Southern California. High 60′s to Mid 70′s, perfect for a day out at the great number of parks in Irvine and or Bike trails Map which are offered throughout the well designed communities in Irvine, Tustin Newport Beach Area.

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The City of Irvine provides a network of on-street and off-street bikeways to encourage the use of bicycles as a safe and convenient means of transportation for both commuting and recreational purposes. This is evident by 301 lane miles of on-street and 54 miles of off-street bikeways provided in the City today.

Current Irvine Weather

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Bike Resources: 

Bike Irvine

City of Irvine BikeWays

City of Irvine Interactive Bike Map PDF Version: City_Bikeway_Map_06042013

Orange County Interactive Bike Map

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Irvine Home Paper

 

 

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Irvine Home Paper
if you find a property you like please let me help you register for IrvineVillage Home and get you started on your journey to your New Home Ownership in Irvine. If you are looking to purchase or relocate to an existing homes in Southern California (Irvine, Newport Beach, all OC) Contact me and I can get you custom research and start you on your way.

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Helpful Links for your Research and Analysis

The New Home Company

Irvine School District

California State University Fullerton – Irvine Campus

Irvine Valley College

Concordia University – Irvine

Tustin Unified School District

University of California Irvine

Any Additional questions about Irvine schools and community please do not hesitate to contact me and I can help you with school locations, shopping, health clubs, children sports and or home locations close to the school you are interested in.
 
 
Christina Khandan
Keller Williams OC Coastal Realty
949-433-0803. Mobile
714-388-3771. Fax
Christinakhandan@gmail.com

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Source: mortgagenewsdaily.com, redfin, inestors.com,villagesofirvine.com,ACS, businessinsider.com, nhc.org, dailypilot, tipnut, coastalLiving, coldwellbanker, nbcnewyork, CAR market Data, zillow, CNBC,IBD, dca.ca.gov, OC Register, Yahoo Homes, ChristinaKhandan.com

 
 
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Color Matters – Irvine Real Estate – #IrvineHome #IrvineLiving #RealEstate

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source: benjaminmoore.com

Coastal Color of the Year: Turquoise

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Irvine Home Paper

Looking to make some color changes to the living or family room? Well color of the year is Turquoise hands down. From furniture to accent walls, many home builders are now using new and fresh colors to give life to the new design and color coordination around the #Home.

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source: benjaminmoore.com

Visit some new homes in your neighborhoods or ask your Real Estate agent to show you all the new designs and options with new builders when you are ready to purchase.

In Irvine many clients are upgrading their homes or preparing homes for sale by making some color changes that make their homes stand out. Visit Loews or take a trip to your local hardware store which carries Benjamin Moore paint.

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Irvine Home Paper
if you find a property you like please let me help you register for IrvineVillage Home and get you started on your journey to your New Home Ownership in Irvine. If you are looking to purchase or relocate to an existing homes in Southern California (Irvine, Newport Beach, all OC) Contact me and I can get you custom research and start you on your way.

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Helpful Links for your Research and Analysis

The New Home Company

Irvine School District

California State University Fullerton – Irvine Campus

Irvine Valley College

Concordia University – Irvine

Tustin Unified School District

University of California Irvine

Any Additional questions about Irvine schools and community please do not hesitate to contact me and I can help you with school locations, shopping, health clubs, children sports and or home locations close to the school you are interested in.
 
 
Christina Khandan
Keller Williams OC Coastal Realty
949-433-0803. Mobile
714-388-3771. Fax
Christinakhandan@gmail.com

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Source: mortgagenewsdaily.com, redfin, inestors.com,villagesofirvine.com,ACS, businessinsider.com, nhc.org, dailypilot, tipnut, coastalLiving, coldwellbanker, nbcnewyork, CAR market Data, zillow, CNBC,IBD, dca.ca.gov, OC Register, Yahoo Homes, ChristinaKhandan.com

 
 
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Landlord 3 Day Advance Notice – Irvine Real Estate #IrvineHome #IrvineLiving #RentalLiving

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The landlord can terminate the tenancy by giving the tenant only three days’ advance written notice if the tenant has done any of the following:

  •  Failed to pay the rent.
  •  Violated any provision of the lease or rental agreement.
  •  Materially damaged the rental property (“committed waste”).
  •  Substantially interfered with other tenants (“committed a nuisance”).
  •  Committed domestic violence or sexual assault against, or stalked another tenant or subtenant on the premises.
  •  Used the rental property for an unlawful purpose.
  •  Engaged in drug dealing, unlawfully used, cultivated, imported, or manufactured illegal drugs.
  •  Using the building or property to conduct dog fighting or cockfighting.
  •  Unlawful conduct involving weapons or ammunition. and more

Remember: Always to contact your Attorney or Agent for local/legal advice.

 

if you find a property you like please let me help you register for IrvineVillage Home and get you started on your journey to your New Home Ownership in Irvine. If you are looking to purchase or relocate to an existing homes in Southern California (Irvine, Newport Beach, all OC) Contact me and I can get you custom research and start you on your way.

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Helpful Links for your Research and Analysis

The New Home Company

Irvine School District

California State University Fullerton – Irvine Campus

Irvine Valley College

Concordia University – Irvine

Tustin Unified School District

University of California Irvine

Any Additional questions about Irvine schools and community please do not hesitate to contact me and I can help you with school locations, shopping, health clubs, children sports and or home locations close to the school you are interested in.
 
 
Christina Khandan
Keller Williams OC Coastal Realty
949-433-0803. Mobile
714-388-3771. Fax
Christinakhandan@gmail.com

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Source: mortgagenewsdaily.com, redfin, inestors.com,villagesofirvine.com,ACS, businessinsider.com, nhc.org, dailypilot, tipnut, coldwellbanker, nbcnewyork, CAR market Data, zillow, CNBC,IBD, dca.ca.gov, OC Register, Yahoo Homes, ChristinaKhandan.com

 
 
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Amelia and Trevi at Orchard Hills Floor Plans – Irvine Real Estate #IrvineHome #IrvineLiving

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Amelia & Trevi by The New Home Company in Orchard Hills have released their Floor Plans

Trevi Orchard Hills Irvine- Floor Plans just released

Plan 3: http://bit.ly/1nqDISs
Plan 2: http://bit.ly/1nqEjn5
Plan 1: http://bit.ly/QdGIqg

Amelia Orchard Hills Irvine- Floor Plans just released
Plan 3: http://bit.ly/QdHJP2
Plan 2: http://bit.ly/QdHLXm
Plan 1: http://bit.ly/QdHNP0

if you find a property you like please let me help you register for IrvineVillage Home and get you started on your journey to your New Home Ownership in Irvine. If you are looking to purchase or relocate to an existing homes in Southern California (Irvine, Newport Beach, all OC) Contact me and I can get you custom research and start you on your way.

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Helpful Links for your Research and Analysis

The New Home Company

Irvine School District

California State University Fullerton – Irvine Campus

Irvine Valley College

Concordia University – Irvine

Tustin Unified School District

University of California Irvine

Any Additional questions about Irvine schools and community please do not hesitate to contact me and I can help you with school locations, shopping, health clubs, children sports and or home locations close to the school you are interested in.
 
 
Christina Khandan
Keller Williams OC Coastal Realty
949-433-0803. Mobile
714-388-3771. Fax
Christinakhandan@gmail.com

TwitterPinterest Facebook EmailRSS

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Source: mortgagenewsdaily.com, redfin, inestors.com,villagesofirvine.com,ACS, businessinsider.com, nhc.org, dailypilot, tipnut, coldwellbanker, nbcnewyork, CAR market Data, zillow, CNBC,IBD, OC Register, Yahoo Homes, ChristinaKhandan.com
 
 
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The Groves – Amelia in Orchard Hills – Irvine Real Estate #IrvineHome #IrvineLiving

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Amelia at Orchard Hills offers a majestic village location nestled in the hills and adjacent to a working avocado orchard. Architecturally magnificent villas offer a dramatic display amidst the European-inspired countryside. A slow-rising, winding, scenic drive that leads to Amelia sets a rejuvenating, tranquil tone that offers a seamless, nearly meditative transition from the hustle and bustle of the city life below.

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Upon entering the community, residents are greeted by comfortable open spaces featuring trellises and lushly landscaped courtyards. Designed by renowned Robert Hidey Architecture, Amelia’s contemporary Mediterranean homes include floorplans with up to approximately 5,234 square feet of living space, 7 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. This naturally secluded European villa enclave offers close proximity to the beautiful Resort, the community’s swim & tennis center where families can enjoy a private hilltop amenity to further elevate their experience. It is this life, above all else in Irvine, that may lead many to feel they have Orchard Hills all to themselves. (source Villages of Irvine)

  • 4,251 Sq. Ft.
  • 5 – 7 Bedrooms
  • 4.5 – 5.5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Prices from high $1,000,000.00 Millions
  • Formal Spanish, Northern Italian, Provence themed architecture
  • Open living space
  • Loggia off Great Room and dining
  • Spacious master walk-in-closet
  • 2nd floor bonus room
  • Wolf appliance package
  • European maple stained cabinetry
  • Aluminum clad wood windows
  • Great Room fireplace
  • Granite kitchen countertops

 

if you find a property you like please let me help you register for IrvineVillage Home and get you started on your journey to your New Home Ownership in Irvine. If you are looking to purchase or relocate to an existing homes in Southern California (Irvine, Newport Beach, all OC) Contact me and I can get you custom research and start you on your way.
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Helpful Links for your Research and Analysis

The New Home Company

Irvine School District

California State University Fullerton – Irvine Campus

Irvine Valley College

Concordia University – Irvine

Tustin Unified School District

University of California Irvine

Any Additional questions about Irvine schools and community please do not hesitate to contact me and I can help you with school locations, shopping, health clubs, children sports and or home locations close to the school you are interested in.
 
 
Christina Khandan
Keller Williams OC Coastal Realty
949-433-0803. Mobile
714-388-3771. Fax
Christinakhandan@gmail.com

TwitterPinterest Facebook EmailRSS

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Source: mortgagenewsdaily.com, redfin, inestors.com,villagesofirvine.com,ACS, businessinsider.com, nhc.org, dailypilot, tipnut, coldwellbanker, nbcnewyork, CAR market Data, zillow, CNBC,IBD, OC Register, Yahoo Homes, ChristinaKhandan.com
 
 
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Know your Neighborhood – Newport Beach Real Estate #IrvineHome #IrvineLiving #NewportBeach

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When Planning to relocate, make sure you know your neighborhood and understand why homes are priced the way they are.  Newport Beach prices are much higher than the rest of the county for a reason.

Living in Orange County, California you will get acquainted to 3 main Shopping Centers, Irvine Spectrum, South Coast Plaza and then there is Fashion Island in Newport Beach. Each has their own Custom design and unique features. One is not necessarily better than the other, but they complement each other in Orange County very well.

Fashion Island is Orange County’s premier coastal shopping destination, offering a unique blend of luxury, designer and fashion specialty boutiques—including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Home Store, Macy’s—and a vast array of fine and al fresco dining.

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With the Fresh air and Ocean breeze you can only enjoy and appreciate the shopping and dining experience Fashion Island brings you. There are many Dining and shopping options to choose from. Take the time and enjoy the walk and remember on busy sunny days wait in the restaurants can be a minimum 1 hour plus. I have included an interactive map and PDFs of Fashion Island stores below, along with a site for dining options.
Overlooking the ocean, Fashion Island offers distinctive shopping and dining in a coastal resort setting.

  • Fashion Island offers many services to make your shopping experience more enjoyable.
  • Fashion Island gift cards
  • Complimentary Personal Shopping Services
  • Complimentary strollers and wheelchairs
  • Complimentary trolley service throughout the center and parking areas
  • Three valet stations
  • Annual valet parking passes
  • Special events information
  • Restaurant and store information
  • Airport shuttle and taxi information
  • Newport Beach attraction information
  • Lost and found

Few Links to find what you looking for:

Direction:
401 Newport Center Dr Newport Beach, CA 92660


Get Directions from the Site: Click Here

Phone:
(949) 721-2000

if you find a property you like please let me help you register for IrvineVillage Home and get you started on your journey to your New Home Ownership in Irvine. If you are looking to purchase or relocate to an existing homes in Southern California (Irvine, Newport Beach, all OC) Contact me and I can get you custom research and start you on your way.
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Helpful Links for your Research and Analysis

The New Home Company

Irvine School District

California State University Fullerton – Irvine Campus

Irvine Valley College

Concordia University – Irvine

Tustin Unified School District

University of California Irvine

Any Additional questions about Irvine schools and community please do not hesitate to contact me and I can help you with school locations, shopping, health clubs, children sports and or home locations close to the school you are interested in.
 
 
Christina Khandan
Keller Williams OC Coastal Realty
949-433-0803. Mobile
714-388-3771. Fax
Christinakhandan@gmail.com

TwitterPinterest Facebook EmailRSS

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Source: mortgagenewsdaily.com, redfin, inestors.com,villagesofirvine.com,ACS, businessinsider.com, nhc.org, dailypilot, tipnut, coldwellbanker, nbcnewyork, CAR market Data, zillow, CNBC,IBD, OC Register, Yahoo Homes, ChristinaKhandan.com
 
 
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International Home Buyer Survey – Irvine Real Estate – #IrvineHome #IrvineLiving #IrvineRealEstate #CaliforniaRealEstate

Majority International buyers consider US

U.S. ranks as top destination for international home buyers, C.A.R. survey finds

Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, Contra Costa, Santa Clara counties
rank tops in California

Viewing the country as a safe place to put their money, international home buyers preferred purchasing properties in the United States over other countries, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) “2013 International Clients Survey.”

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The vast majority (85 percent) of international buyers said they only considered purchasing a home in the U.S., citing that the stable government and financial system would guarantee their home investment. Fifteen percent considered investing in other countries, with Canada, Germany, Mexico, China, Singapore, Sweden, and France cited as other countries most considered.

International buyers also chose to purchase in the U.S. for its desirable location and climate (20 percent), to be closer to family and friends (20 percent), investment opportunities (9 percent), changes in work and employment (9 percent), educational opportunities (6 percent), and affordable prices (4 percent).

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International buyers purchased a property in the U.S. primarily for investment purposes or tax advantages (18 percent) or to rent out (14 percent), contrary to traditional home buyers, who purchased primarily because they were tired of renting (23 percent).

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Looking at California specifically, Los Angeles County was the top location where international buyers purchased properties (35 percent).  International buyers also purchased homes in Orange (22 percent), San Diego (20 percent), Riverside (14 percent), Contra Costa (7 percent), and Santa Clara (7 percent) counties.

All Cash Intl buyer

Additional findings from C.A.R.’s 2013 International Clients Survey include:

 Sixty-nine percent of international buyers paid all cash for their properties, compared to 27 percent of traditional buyers who paid all cash.

• Thirty-two percent of international buyers purchased the home as a primary residence, compared to 75 percent for traditional buyers, and 33 percent purchased the home as an investment or a rental property, compared to 19 percent of traditional buyers.
• While the primary language of many international buyers was Chinese (36 percent), 70 percent communicated in English, illustrating a highly educated international clientele.
• International buyers typically spent five weeks looking for properties, compared to 10 weeks for traditional buyers.
• Forty-four percent of international home buyers purchased homes with designer kitchens, 26 percent purchased homes with a wine cellar, and 9 percent purchased homes with a sauna.  Other home amenities that international buyers wanted include private beach, putting green, heated floors, and outdoor kitchens.

 

Source: 2013 International Client Survey,2013 Annual Housing Market Survey

 

if you find a property you like please let me help you register for IrvineVillage Home and get you started on your journey to your New Home Ownership in Irvine. If you are looking to purchase or relocate to an existing homes in Southern California (Irvine, Newport Beach, all OC) Contact me and I can get you custom research and start you on your way.
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Helpful Links for your Research and Analysis

The New Home Company

Irvine School District

California State University Fullerton – Irvine Campus

Irvine Valley College

Concordia University – Irvine

Tustin Unified School District

University of California Irvine

Any Additional questions about Irvine schools and community please do not hesitate to contact me and I can help you with school locations, shopping, health clubs, children sports and or home locations close to the school you are interested in.
 
 
Christina Khandan
Keller Williams OC Coastal Realty
949-433-0803. Mobile
714-388-3771. Fax
Christinakhandan@gmail.com

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Source: mortgagenewsdaily.com, redfin, inestors.com,villagesofirvine.com,ACS, businessinsider.com, nhc.org, dailypilot, tipnut, coldwellbanker, nbcnewyork, CAR market Data, zillow, CNBC,IBD, OC Register, Yahoo Homes, ChristinaKhandan.com
 
 
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Home Market Snapshot March 2014 – Irvine Real Estate – #IrvineHome #IrvineLiving #IrvineRealEstate

CAR Market Snapshot March 2014

CAR Market Snapshot March 2014

Market Factors to watch:

 

- Low Inventory
- Lower demand by Investors
- First time buyers holding back
- California still has highest share of young people living at home
- Improving job market is a positive sign for Traditional buyer

 

 

if you find a property you like please let me help you register for IrvineVillage Home and get you started on your journey to your New Home Ownership in Irvine. If you are looking to purchase or relocate to an existing homes in Southern California (Irvine, Newport Beach, all OC) Contact me and I can get you custom research and start you on your way.
________________________________________________________________

Helpful Links for your Research and Analysis

The New Home Company

Irvine School District

California State University Fullerton – Irvine Campus

Irvine Valley College

Concordia University – Irvine

Tustin Unified School District

University of California Irvine

Any Additional questions about Irvine schools and community please do not hesitate to contact me and I can help you with school locations, shopping, health clubs, children sports and or home locations close to the school you are interested in.
 
 
Christina Khandan
Keller Williams OC Coastal Realty
949-433-0803. Mobile
714-388-3771. Fax
Christinakhandan@gmail.com

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