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February 2024 | Platinum Living Realty Blog

Thursday, February 15, 2024   /   by Bob Cowan

THE ENTHUSIAST'S GUIDE TO ORANGE COUNTY GOLF COURSE HOME PURCHASES

Living in Orange County, California, on a golf course

For many people, living on a golf course is the ideal. Imagine enjoying the tranquility that golf courses radiate and the immaculate sight of immaculate greens every morning. The closeness to the sport is unparalleled for fans such as me. Having the ability to enter the course at any time is a very unique experience.


Purchasing a House Next to a Golf Course
But buying a house on a golf course is something you should think about carefully. Here are some important things to remember:

• Location on the Course: The home's placement in respect to the course must be taken into account. It is possible for some charming homes to be in the direct path of stray golf balls, which can be dangerous, particularly during peak hours.
• Safety Concerns: From my experience, a par 4 or par 5 hole's right side can be dangerous from 150 to 300 yards. You want to enjoy being outside without having to worry about bad photographs! ...

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Thursday, February 15, 2024   /   by Bob Cowan

CALIFORNIA RENTAL MARKET FEBRUARY, 2024

California Rental Market


Last updated February 13, 2024
Source: Zillow Rentals Data


Market Summary
The median rent for all bedrooms and all property types in California is $2,785.

Median Rent
$2,785
Month-Over-Month Change
+$35
Year-Over-Year Change
-$154
Available Rentals
77,960

Median Rental Price over Time
In the last year, rent has decreased by $200 compared to the previous year.
Median Rental Price over Time
In the last year, rent has decreased by $154 compared to the previous year.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec$2,750$2,805$2,860$2,915$2,970


• This year (2024)
• Last year (2023)



Price Range
The price range for all bedrooms and all property types is $100 to $999,999.

$0$800$1,300$1,900$2,500$3,100$3,700$4,300$5,000+030006000900012000


• Rental Properties

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the average rent in Cale ...

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Monday, February 12, 2024   /   by Bob Cowan

THE SAFEST CITIES IN CALIFORNIA TO LIVE IN

Five of Orange County's cities are in the top ten safest in California, making the county a prominent presence on this list. The following cities have made a name for themselves by creating atmospheres that allow citizens to feel secure in a variety of facets of daily life.


1. Danville: Famous for its gorgeous scenery and low crime rate, Danville is tucked away in the San Ramon Valley. This city, which is in Contra Costa County, has great parks and schools and is family-friendly. Active neighborhood watch programs and community policing activities demonstrate the community's commitment to safety and help residents feel comfortable.

2. Rancho Santa Margarita: Purchasing a property in one of Orange County's safest communities Rancho Santa Margarita, located in Orange County, is regularly ranked among the safest cities in California. This city, which is well-known for its master-planned neighborhoods and picturesque surroundings, places a high priority on safety thro ...

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Monday, February 5, 2024   /   by Bob Cowan

WHAT A SELLER LOOKS FOR IN A REAL ESTATE AGENT

Selling a house is a major choice, and how you feel about the transaction and how it turns out will depend greatly on the real estate agent you choose. It might be challenging to select the ideal agent for you when there are so many to pick from.

These are some desires that sellers ought to consider while choosing a real estate representative.

1. Marketing expertise: The right real estate agent will have a proven track record of marketing homes successfully. They should have a deep understanding of the local market and know how to attract buyers.

2. Excellent communication abilities: While it comes to real estate, communication is essential. Every stage of the process should be explained to you, and your agent should answer your inquiries and provide you with updates on any new information.

3. Skills for negotiating: In order to obtain you the best deal possible, your agent should be an expert negotiator. They ought to be able to represent your interests throu ...

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Thursday, February 1, 2024   /   by Bob Cowan

INCREASED BUYER DEMAND IS EQUIVALENT TO MULTIPLE OFFERS: HOW TO WIN OVER A COMPETITIVE MARKET WITH YOUR OFFER

Dynamics of the Market

Recently, Orange County and the property market in Southern California have shown unusual tendencies. A scarcity of available properties caused a recent decline in overall sales for 2023, which in turn caused property values to rise. Consistent demand was the cause of this increase, especially from people moving to Orange County from nearby regions like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego counties.

There are fewer homes for sale in Orange County at the beginning of the new year than there were at the beginning of the previous one. Nonetheless, an increase in overall sales is forecast for this year, which is linked to the increase in inventories and the anticipated decline in loan rates. An increase in newly listed properties indicates that this prediction is already gathering steam.

Though the lack of inventory has been a major factor in the state of California's overall decline in home sales, Orange County has shown incredible resiliency. Thisn ...

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