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Labor Day Weekend Open House Schedule 09/02 & 09/03

September 1, 2017dillonBlog, Open Houses0

Kristen Fowler Group would like to wish everyone a Happy Labor Day Weekend!! If you’re planning a ‘stay-cation’ come take a look at the Properties we will have Open Saturday (09/02/2017) and Sunday (09/03/2017) between 1:00-4:00 pm. Our family is committed to bringing all our clients exceptional service Thinking of Buying or Selling? Call us direct @ 714-693-1180.

OPEN SATURDAY from 1:00 – 4:00 pm (09/02/2017)

3831 ZAHARIAS RIDGE, Yorba Linda, CA 92886 (MLS # PW17182750)

(all data current as of 9/19/2017)
Price $1,549,999
Beds 5
Baths 6 baths
Home size 4,000 sq ft
Lot Size 8,276 sqft
Days on Market 42
Status Active
Great Value in Prestigious Yorba Linda Golf Community .... Sweeping Views of City Lights, Disneyland Fireworks & Sunsets from Dramatic Newer-Built Toll Bros Estate - Popular Open Floorplan Offers 5 Bdrms All with Private Baths, Including Main Floor Jr Suite PLUS Downstairs Office/Library & Powder Rm for Guests - Beautiful & Spacious Backyard w/Built-In BBQ, Fire Pit & Solid Covered Paver Patio ... Plenty of Room to Design Your Dream Pool & Spa! Surrounded by Rolling Hills & View of 17th Green at Black Gold Golf Course - Inviting Gated Stacked Stone Front Courtyard Entry - Elegant Plantation Shutters & Crown Moldings Throughout - Stunning Two-Story Formal Living Rm w/Fireplace - Formal Dining Rm w/Coffered Ceiling - Gourmet Kitchen Features: Granite Countertops; Dark Maple Cabinetry; Walk-In Pantry; Center Island w/Bar Top Seating; and Stainless Steel Appliances, Including Built-In Refrig, Double Ovens, Dishwasher, Micro & Gas Cooktop w/Hood - Family Great Rm w/Fireplace & Handsome Custom Built-Ins w/Wine Refrig - Generous Master Suite has Walk-In Closet, Retreat w/Romantic Fireplace & Private Covered Viewing Deck Overlooking Orange County - Deluxe Master Bath Offers Dual Marble Vanities, King Size Jacuzzi Tub & Marble Shower w/Seat - Upstairs Laundry Rm w/Sink - 3-Car Attached Tandem Garage - Central Vacuum System – Pre-Wired for Alarm System - No Mello Roos Tax - No HOA Dues - California Distinguished Schools, Including Highly Desired Lakeview Elementary School

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 8/8/2017 Tract Other (OTHR)
Year Built 2009 Community 85 - Yorba Linda
Garage Spaces 3.0 County Orange
Total Parking n/a

Additional Details

Lot 8276 sq ft Area 85 - Yorba Linda
HOA Dues 0 Parking Spaces: 3.00
Pool Description None Stories 2
Subdivision Other (OTHR) Utilities Sewer Connected,Water Connected
View Description Catalina,City Lights,Golf Course,Hills,Mountain,Neighborhood Water Public

Features

Air Central, Dual
Air Conditioning Yes
Appliances 6 Burner Stove, Barbecue, Built In Range, Dishwasher, Double Oven, Garbage Disposal, M
Basement Foundation: Slab
Exterior Barbecue Private, Lighting, Rain Gutters
Fireplace Yes
Garage Direct Garage Access, Driveway, Garage, Yes
Heat Central Furnace
Interior Built-Ins, Cathedral-Vaulted Ceilings, Ceiling Fan, Coffered Ceiling(s), Crown Moldings, Granite Counters, Open Floor Plan, Recessed Lighting, Vacuum Central, Wainscoting
LotDescription Back Yard, Front Yard, Lawn, Sprinkler System
View Yes

Location

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by : Kristen Fowler CalBRE:01061545, First Team Real Estate

(view all details for MLS #PW17182750)

OPEN SUNDAY from 1:00 – 4:00 pm (09/03/2017)

We're sorry, but we couldn't find MLS # PW17110530 in our database. This property may be a new listing or possibly taken off the market. Please check back again.

Weekly Mortgage Update: August 21st, 2017′

August 21, 2017dillonBlog0

WEEKLY MORTGAGE WATCH – AUGUST 21, 2017

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FIRST TEAM’S WEEKLY MORTGAGE WATCH (AUGUST 20TH, 2017) THIS WEEK HIGHLIGHTS THE FOLLOWING UPDATES:

  • Retail Sales data came in strong for July, with adjustments upward for both May and June. Industrial Production also posted a reasonable increase.
  • Weekly jobless claims posted another very low reading. However, even with what looks like decent economic data, mortgage rates remain almost unchanged. Some of this may have been due to the minutes from the latest meeting of the Federal Reserve.
  • The notes have led analysts to believe that we may not see the start of the trimming of the Fed’s balance sheet until perhaps 2018.
  • Without any threatening inflation concerns, we could even see an increase in the Fed funds rate with a very limited impact on other rates.
  • Additionally, recent political turmoil continues to diminish the chances that any business-friendly legislation will be accomplished soon.
  • Political drama may dominate the news again this week, and with limited economic data due, rates are likely to remain in a very tight range.
  • We’ll also be getting another round of insight into the housing market, and all indications are that we’re continuing with strong sales and increased prices.

REAL ESTATE AGENTS SELL HOMES FOR MORE THAN FSBOS

Saving money is a smart thing to do. If you do it yourself, you can often save money. Real estate agents are sometimes accused of overcharging for their services, but a new study shows that they are worth it. Analyzing 2016 and the first half of 2017 sales, the researchers from Collateral Analytics found that FSBO’s netted 6% less than agent sales. In many cases, the spread was even wider. Factoring in the cost of marketing a home, using an agent is the cheaper way to go.

Open House 08/20/2017′

August 18, 2017dillonBlog0

Attention Potential Home Buyers! Kristen Fowler Group has a BRAND NEW LISTING in East Lake Village! Private backyard pool home with a Bedroom and Bath downstairs. We also have an entertainers dream home Open ‘same day’ this Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00 with countless high end professional upgrades. We hope you can make it out! Call us today for any questions regarding anything in North Orange County from Buying Selling Renting or Leasing we are happy to help. 714-693-1180

OPEN SUNDAY 08/20/2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

20365 VIA LAS VILLAS, Yorba Linda, CA 92887 (MLS # PW17191117)

(all data current as of 9/19/2017)
Price $1,299,000
Beds 4
Baths 4 baths
Home size 3,785 sq ft
Lot Size 8,712 sqft
Days on Market 33
Status Active
Upgraded East Lake Village Estate w/Garden Paradise Backyard ... Sparkling Pebble Tec Salt Water Heated Pool & Spa, Lush Tropical Landscaping, Grassy Side Yards, Stacked Stone Built-In BBQ & Gas Firepit - Premium Location in East Lake Near Top of Small Cul-De-Sac Street - Spacious Floorplan Offers 4 Bdrms + Bonus Rm, Including a Main Floor Bed w/Private Bath - Handsome Hardwood & Elegant Marble Flooring - Crown Moldings – Plantation Shutters - Formal Living Rm w/Fireplace – Formal Dining Rm w/Stained Glass Accents - Bright Chef’s Kitchen Features: Granite Counters, Walk-In Pantry & Updated Appliances, Including 40” Built-In Refrig, Double Ovens & Gas Cooktop - Brkfst Eating Nook - Kitchen Opens to Family Rm w/Stone Fireplace - Big Master Suite w/Walk-In Closet, Marble Fireplace & Retreat/Office Space - Luxurious Master Bath w/Dual Marble Vanities, Jetted Tub & Separate Shower - Upstairs Are 2 More Bdrms, Full Bath & Huge Bonus Rm w/Fireplace, Sink & Mini Refrig - Main Floor Bdrm has French Doors & En-Suite Bath w/Shower - Inside Laundry Rm w/Sink - 3-Car Attached Garage w/Epoxy-Coated Flooring - Central Vacuum System – Whole-House Intercom System - Hot Water Re-Circulating Pump – Water Softener – Reverse Osmosis System - Whole House has Epoxy-Coated Copper Plumbing - No Mello Roos Tax – Low $80/mo HOA Dues - Enjoy Community Pools, Spas, Gym, Clubhouse & Boating/Fishing on 15-Acre Lake - Calif Distinguished Schools: Glenknoll Elmntry, Bernardo Yorba Middle & Esperanza High

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 8/17/2017 Tract Estates IIb - East Lake Villag
Year Built 1997 Community 85 - Yorba Linda
Garage Spaces 3.0 County Orange
Total Parking n/a

Features

Air Central, Dual
Air Conditioning Yes
Appliances Barbecue, Built In Range, Dishwasher, Double Oven, Electric Oven, Ga, Garbage Disposal
Basement Foundation: Slab
Exterior Barbecue Private
Fireplace Yes
Garage Direct Garage Access, Driveway, Garage, Yes
Heat Central Furnace, Zoned
HOADescription Barbecue, Club House, Dues Paid Monthl, Gym/Ex Room, Horse Trails, Playground, Pool, Spa, Sport Court, Tennis
Interior Built-Ins, Cathedral-Vaulted Ceilings, Ceiling Fan, Copper Plumbing Full, Crown Moldings, Granite Counters, Intercom, Open Floor Plan, Recessed Lighting, Vacuum Central, Wet Bar
LotDescription Back Yard, Cul-De-Sac, Front Yard, Landscaped, Lawn, Park Nearby, Sprinkler System
Pool Yes
Style Mediterranean, Traditional
View Yes

Location

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by : Kristen Fowler CalBRE:01061545, First Team Real Estate

(view all details for MLS #PW17191117)

OPEN SUNDAY 08/20/2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

We're sorry, but we couldn't find MLS # PW17110530 in our database. This property may be a new listing or possibly taken off the market. Please check back again.

 

 

Weekly Mortgage Update: 8/14/2017′

August 16, 2017dillonBlog0

WEEKLY MORTGAGE WATCH – AUGUST 13, 2017

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FIRST TEAM’S WEEKLY MORTGAGE WATCH (AUGUST 13TH, 2017) THIS WEEK HIGHLIGHTS THE FOLLOWING UPDATES:

  • While last week’s decline in interest rates down to 3.90% could have been attributed to the rising tensions in Korea, the real story is probably the continued lack of inflationary pressures.

    Economic data continues to point to a consumer-level inflation rate under the Fed’s target of 2.0%. While this certainly does give the Fed plenty of room to maneuver, it does highlight that the economy just can’t seem to get out of low gear.

  • The market seems to remain pessimistic about the probability of any efforts out of DC that could boost the economy.
  • If infrastructure or tax reform efforts begin to move in the coming weeks, we might actually see rates trending upward. If not, we may keep these low rates for some time.
  • This week is bit heavier on the economic data with both Retail Sales and Industrial Production due. If either, or moreover both, surprise the market with better than 0.5% increases, then rates could begin to notch upward.
  • Of course, if international tensions spike with any significantly concerning activities regarding military action in Korea, then that would also press rates upward.

HOUSING SHORTAGE? NOT IF YOU DON’T WANT TO MOVE

An interesting study from Realtor.com just discovered one of the potential reasons why housing inventory remains tight. It is rather simple – baby boomers are not moving. While they are hitting an age where historically the age group would be looking to relocate or downsize, a significant portion are deciding to “age in place,” in their current homes. Toss in that the tight market also constrains their potential choices, and until we have more homes built, this trend may persist.

 

Weekly Mortgage Update: 08/07/2017

August 8, 2017dillonBlog0

WEEKLY MORTGAGE WATCH – AUGUST 6, 2017

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FIRST TEAM’S WEEKLY MORTGAGE WATCH (AUGUST 6TH, 2017) THIS WEEK HIGHLIGHTS THE FOLLOWING UPDATES:

  • Mortgage rates seem to have shifted into neutral, as the economy continues to plod along in the same vein as it has for many years.
  • Last week, the monthly employment report revealed another plus-200K story of new jobs created. 
  • Balancing that was decreases in both the ISM indices. While both remain on the “expansive” side of the equation, neither services nor manufacturing are able to significantly accelerate. 
  • With domestic activity appearing constrained, we may get an economic boost from overseas. If some of our trading partners’ economies continue to grow, our exports should pick up. This would result in net increase to our GDP, and ultimately should help improve our economy.
  • Jobs and inflation will be highlighted in economic reports this week, and no significant change is expected.
  • While the improving labor market should be generating some wage-driven inflation, its impact has been negligible in this recovery. Of course, the lack of inflationary pressure, coupled with even modest economic growth, continues to give the Fed plenty of time to ponder each move.

FORGET THE SPOUSE; I’M BUYING FOR THE DOG!

A recent survey from Suntrust Mortgage explored factors that motivated millennials to purchase a home. Historically, marriage and children have been two of the largest factors, but that is changing. The number one reason, with 66% of respondents citing, was “more living space.” Only 25% cited marriage, while 19% cited birth of a child. Ahead of both those influences was 33% who cited needing a better space or a yard for their furry, four-legged friend.

Weekly Mortgage Update: 07/24/17 – 07/30/17

July 25, 2017dillonBlog0

WEEKLY MORTGAGE WATCH – JULY 23rd-30th, 2017

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FIRST TEAM’S WEEKLY MORTGAGE WATCH (JULY 23RD, 2017) THIS WEEK HIGHLIGHTS THE FOLLOWING UPDATES:

  • Mortgage rates managed to find some room to slip back downward last week.
  • With a light domestic economic calendar, markets looked overseas.
  • Only a few weeks ago, the European Central Bank was making pronouncements about the potential of beginning to tighten its policy. With such limited inflationary pressures, the ECB changed its mind.
  • Even with economic growth for years, inflation remains muted. This continues to give central banks plenty of time to ponder their next, major move.
  • The Fed meets next week amid a busy week of economic data. We’ll get our first look at the 2nd quarter’s GDP, and it’s expected to continue the multi-year trend of bouncing upward from the 1st quarter.
  • More than likely, the Fed will note that we continue to remain in a pattern of slow growth. As such, we may see some hints that the Fed’s pace of increasing rates is very flexible.
  • If the Fed does this, then mortgage rates are likely to continue a very slow downward drift. However, if GDP comes up short, along with weak Consumer Confidence numbers, then rates could drop quicker.

FOREIGN BUYERS SNATCHING UP PROPERTY

Recent analysis revealed that Between April 2016 and March 2017, foreign buyers and recent immigrants purchased $153 billion of residential property in the US. This represents a 49% increase from the previous year. Foreign buyers concentrated 49% of their purchases in three states: Florida, California, and Texas. Chinese purchases accounted for $31 billion in purchases, while Canadians picked up another $19 billion in purchases from their southern neighbor.

Open House Schedule: 07/22/17 & 07/23/17

July 22, 2017dillonBlog, Open Houses0

Kristen Fowler Group is excited to bring you four unique properties this weekend. We hope you have some time to come take a look. Our sellers are motivated and interest rates are still at all time lows. Do not miss out on your opportunity to secure your dream home today!

Open Saturday 07/22/2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

We're sorry, but we couldn't find MLS # pw17158689 in our database. This property may be a new listing or possibly taken off the market. Please check back again.

Open Saturday 07/22/2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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Open Sunday 07/23/2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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Open Sunday 07/23/2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

4107 PEPPER Avenue, Yorba Linda, CA 92886 (MLS # PW17141079)

(all data current as of 9/19/2017)
Price $923,000
Beds 4
Baths 2 baths
Home size 2,160 sq ft
Lot Size 9,583 sqft
Days on Market 92
Status Active
Home is Price Ranged $900,000 - $923,000 ..... Upgraded 'Chateau Hills' Home with Private Entertainer's Backyard ... Enjoy True SoCal Outdoor Living & Big Corner Lot Featuring Scenic Rock Waterfall Fountain, Built-In BBQ w/Sink & Bar Top Seating, Covered Patio Space, Grassy Area & Cozy Outdoor Fireplace - Unique 4BD/2BA Floorplan has High Vaulted & Beamed Ceilings Thru-Out - BRAND NEW Beautifully Remodeled Master Bath w/Dual Quartz Vanities, Chandelier Lighting, Soaking Tub & Separate Shower w/Glass Tile Accents - Secondary Bath Also Remodeled w/Dual Quartz Vanities & Tub/Shower w/Frameless Shower Door - All Newer Double & Triple-Pane Vinyl Windows & Sliding Glass Doors - Freshly Painted Exterior - Handsome Hardwood & Travertine Flooring Thru-Out - Updated Kitchen Offers Granite Counters, All Newer Cabinetry, Center Island & Newer Appliances, Including Electric Cooktop/Oven & Stainless Steel Micro & Dishwasher - Formal Living Rm w/Brick Fireplace - Formal Dining Rm - Large Family Great Room - Master Suite has Dual Mirrored Wardrobes & Private Slider to Lovely Backyard - 3 Additional Bdrms, Including Main Floor Bdrm Currently Used as Office/Den - Convenient Inside Laundry Area - 3-Car Attached Garage w/Storage Above - Highly Desirable Neighborhood in YL High School Boundary Surrounded by Multi-Million Dollar Estates - No Mello Roos Tax & No HOA Dues - Fabulous California Distinguished Schools: Fairmont Elmntry, Bernardo Yorba Middle & New YL High

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 9/7/2017 Tract Chateau Hills (CTHL)
Year Built 1981 Community 85 - Yorba Linda
Garage Spaces 3.0 County Orange
Total Parking n/a

Schools

School District Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified
Elementary School Fairmont
Jr. High School Bernardo Yorba
High School Yorba Linda

Location

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by : Kristen Fowler CalBRE:01061545, First Team Real Estate

(view all details for MLS #PW17141079)

Open Sunday 07/23/2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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SoCal Home Sales Increase 6.5% in May!

June 22, 2017dillonBlog0

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HOME SALES INCREASE 6.5% IN MAY

According to the latest from the California Association of REALTORS®, California sales bounced back in May as home sales increased 2.6% from last year statewide. Specifically, SoCal saw a 6.5% sales increase from last year and a 6.4% increase in the median price of single-family homes. Check out the full infographic from CAR for a state snapshot of our real estate market.

For more trends on the Southern California market specifically, check out our Monthly Market Updates covering Orange County, LA County and the Inland Empire. We break down the most important statistics for each city including average sale prices, inventory, days on market, and more.

Weekly Mortgage Update: (06/12/2017)

June 12, 2017dillonBlog0

WEEKLY MORTGAGE WATCH – JUNE 11, 2017

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FIRST TEAM’S WEEKLY MORTGAGE WATCH (JUNE 11TH, 2017) THIS WEEK HIGHLIGHTS THE FOLLOWING UPDATES:

  • Mortgage rates found room to trend downward last week, as politics weighed heavily on financial markets.
  • Domestically, the drama surrounding all things Russia continued to decrease the odds of the new administration completing any real regulatory or tax reform program.
  • “Across the pond,” the UK’s snap election resulted in a hung parliament, which translates into more uncertainty for the start of the BREXIT negotiations.
  • All of this pushed even more money into US Treasuries and bonds.
  • This week is heavy with economic data and a Fed meeting. Markets have already “baked in” another rate increase, but analysts will be scouring everything released from the Fed.
  • The big question will be how likely the Fed is to raise rates again.
  • A more dovish outlook from the Fed could actually help pull rates downward, slightly. This could easily be reinforced if any of the big economic reports, including Retail Sales or Industrial Production, come at, or under, expectations.
  • If the Fed surprises the market with no change to its rates, then we could see rates falling even further.

SURVEY SAYS: NOW IS THE TIME TO SELL

According to the latest Home Purchase Sentiment Index from Fannie Mae, 32% of Americans believe that now is a good time to sell their home. This represents the highest level in the seven-year history of this index, and a jump of 6 points over last month. Conversely, and unsurprisingly, the survey saw an 8 point drop to 27% of Americans who believe that now is a good time to buy a home. Interesting, only 40% of respondents believe that home prices will go up.

Summertime June Open House Schedule (06/03/2017 & 06/04/2017)

Kristen Fowler Group will have 5 different properties open this weekend between Saturday and Sunday. From a 3 bedroom single story to a newer construction 2009′ 5 bedroom 5 bath, we are sure to have what you’re looking for! Our team of licensed professionals take pride in what we do. Read our teams most recent reviews today at https://www.zillow.com/profile/nfowlkri/. Have a question or need some advice? Call us today direct @ 714-693-1180. From Buying, Selling, Renting or Leasing our family is here to help!

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY (06/03/2017) from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY (06/03/2017) from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY (06/03/2017) from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY (06/04/2017) from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY (06/04/2017) from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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    18180 Yorba Linda Blvd.
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    Yorba Linda, CA 92886
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