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December 2023 | Platinum Living Realty Blog

Tuesday, December 26, 2023   /   by Bob Cowan

GREAT PLACES TO LIVE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 2024

However, the globally recognized events and vibrant downtown areas of Los Angeles and San Diego serve as a quick reminder that Southern California is more than just a place with beaches and sunshine.


Let's just say that there's something inherently special about SoCal.


The Bob Cowan team will lead you through some of SoCal's most sought-after locations below, These are a few of Southern California's greatest areas to call home.

Numerous factors were taken into account by the researchers, such as the quantity of employment prospects, general diversity, quality of life, and the city's projected growth.




Irvine, California

Irvine, a master-planned community in Orange County, is home to 307,000 people. It is well-known in Southern California as the location of numerous technology and semiconductor companies, as well as a potent center for higher learning.
Even though Irvine's economy is robust due to its local companies, living in the city is expensive. Furs ...

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Thursday, December 21, 2023   /   by Bob Cowan

ZILLOW ZESTIMATE: LEARNING ITS LIMITS IN THE SPECIAL ORANGE COUNTY MARKET

Orange County, California's Real Estate Market Is Diverse and Changing

Orange County, a thriving center of exquisite properties ranging from exquisite oceanfront apartments to specially constructed opulent mansions. The distinctive real estate market in our area provides a variety of neighborhood types and architectural styles. But how trustworthy are resources like Zillow's Zestimate when it comes to appraising these properties?
Comprehending Zestimate
With the 2011 introduction of Zillow's Zestimate, homeowners and prospective purchasers faced a new reality. It uses information from user-submitted data, recent transactions, and property tax records to provide a rapid, algorithm-based assessment of a home's market worth. But it's important to understand its limitations, particularly in a region with as much diversity as Orange County.
Zestimate's Restrictions in the Orange County Market
1. Orange County is well known for its distinctive features and bespoke houses. The ...

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Thursday, December 14, 2023   /   by Bob Cowan

INCREASING THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME IN 2024

Homeowners are searching for more methods to increase the value of their properties as 2024 draws near. This book will provide you useful advice and the latest trends to increase the value and market attractiveness of your house.


New Developments in Real Estate
Real estate trends are led by technology and sustainability. Buyers are starting to find properties with energy-efficient systems, sustainable materials, and green certifications more desirable. Furthermore, the combination of home automation and smart home technologies is having a bigger and bigger impact on property prices.

Market Research Before Upgrading
Before embarking on renovations, it's crucial to understand your local real estate market. Align your home improvements with properties in your area to avoid over-investing in renovations that don't yield a significant return. Consider the types of renovations that enhance property appeal in your market and avoid personal preferences that may not align with gener ...

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Thursday, December 7, 2023   /   by Bob Cowan

DECEMBER 7, 2023, ORANGE COUNTY REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT - GETTING AROUND THE HOLIDAY REAL ESTATE MARKET

December 7, 2023, ORANGE COUNTY REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT - Getting Around The Holiday Real Estate Market


Welcome to my thorough December 2023 Real Estate Market Update for Orange County! Here is the guide for the latest trends and insights in our local real estate market. 


The Unveiling of the Holiday Market

A subtle change in the characteristics of the real estate market is expected with the arrival of the Holiday Market. There is a pattern that shows a decrease in inventory across all property types and price points. Under-contract and pending transactions exhibit a little increase from the prior week but a considerable decline from the previous month at the same time. Days on Market have stabilized, reflecting a state of balance in the current state of the market. The decrease of houses with price decreases is noteworthy.




Monthly Ebb and Flow
These data results are consistent with the Christmas season's regular tendencies. There is a steady un ...

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