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Rents in the US just keep going up and up

The average rent was up 3.2% year-over-year in June. Last month also saw the biggest average rent increase in more than a year Rents in the U.S. have steadily risen over the last year, including last month when there was an unusually large jump, according to a new report from RentCafé. The report shows that [...]

By | 2019-07-23T09:58:48+00:00 July 23rd, 2019|OC Insider|0 Comments

Orange County home sales in 10-month slump as inventory climbs by 23%

CoreLogic reported that overall sales for May totaled 3,313 homes, down 6% in a year. Orange County house hunters balked in May, as sales fell for the 10th consecutive month despite a 23% surge in existing homes for sale. CoreLogic reported that overall sales for May totaled 3,313 homes, down 6% in a year. The [...]

By | 2019-06-28T17:21:45+00:00 June 28th, 2019|OC Insider|Comments Off on Orange County home sales in 10-month slump as inventory climbs by 23%

Orange County Calendar of Events – July 2019

Download the 4th of July Celebrations schedule here or scroll down for a list of events. Sawdust Festival Through Sept. 2 Outdoor arts and crafts festival. Watch artists create their work and buy directly from the artists while enjoying the wonderful atmosphere. Time/Place: 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach Contact: 949-494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org [...]

By | 2019-06-26T11:57:10+00:00 June 26th, 2019|OC Insider|Comments Off on Orange County Calendar of Events – July 2019

2019 Home Design Trends

“Great design taps into the emotions that make a house a home,” observed Don Ruthoff, principal at Dahlin Group Architecture, introducing homes and designers meriting top honors in the National Association of Home Builders’ Best in American Living Awards (BALA) in February. This annual event, held in conjunction with Design and Construction Week, showcases current [...]

By | 2019-07-01T21:57:10+00:00 June 10th, 2019|OC Insider|Comments Off on 2019 Home Design Trends

Malibu Farm at Lido Village in Newport Beach peddles a certain lifestyle as much as good taste

Zinque, Lido Bottle Works, Circle Hook, Nobu… Of the entire range of casual, laid-back-luxury, indoor/outdoor restaurants to open at Lido Marina Village, none has fully captured the joie de vivre of this revitalized harbor-side complex as perfectly as Malibu Farm. The restaurant opened at the beginning of September and has been jam-packed every day since. [...]

By | 2019-06-01T00:53:40+00:00 June 1st, 2019|OC Insider|Comments Off on Malibu Farm at Lido Village in Newport Beach peddles a certain lifestyle as much as good taste

Builders and brokers are throwing blowout bashes and testing an array of marketing stunts amid the area’s spec home bubble

Heavy duty vehicles line both sides of many of the winding two-way streets in the Hollywood Hills, making them treacherous single-lane thoroughfares. Construction workers wave stop signs as trucks laden with glass and steel back slowly out of driveways. Empty parcels of land all over Los Angeles’s poshest neighborhoods are being transformed into lavish mansions [...]

By | 2019-05-31T21:59:31+00:00 May 31st, 2019|OC Insider|Comments Off on Builders and brokers are throwing blowout bashes and testing an array of marketing stunts amid the area’s spec home bubble

Orange County Calendar of Events – June 2019

  Newport Beach Jazz Festival   May 31-June 2 Celebrate the kick-off of summer with a starstudded lineup of musicians, delectable food and drink selections, and dancing on the lawn. Time/Place: Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Contact: https://festivals.hyattconcerts.comRare Vintage Air VW Show   June 1 Bring your VW to the Rare Vintage Air VW dElegance to [...]

By | 2019-05-28T21:14:04+00:00 May 28th, 2019|OC Insider|Comments Off on Orange County Calendar of Events – June 2019

Orange County’s 19 Hottest Restaurants, Spring 2019

There’s no denying that Orange County’s restaurant scene has come into its own in recent years. New openings from exciting restaurant groups and known chefs are popping up in all corners for the region, bringing together an impressive collection of culinary destinations set across high-end hotels, shopping plazas, and waterfront developments. From new openings to [...]

By | 2019-04-26T13:02:57+00:00 April 26th, 2019|OC Insider|Comments Off on Orange County’s 19 Hottest Restaurants, Spring 2019

This House Was Abandoned, Then a Designer Brought It Back to Life

  After: In the living room, homeowner Tricia Foley added built-in cabinets and a new fireplace a bit higher up than the original (so it could be seen across the room)—plus buckets upon buckets of Benjamin Moore's Decorator's White, which now cloaks both the inside and outside of the home.Photo: Gieves Anderson Old houses have [...]

By | 2019-04-22T17:45:00+00:00 April 22nd, 2019|OC Insider|Comments Off on This House Was Abandoned, Then a Designer Brought It Back to Life

Home sales in Southern California have slowed to the lowest level since 2008

January is typically the slowest month for home sales. This year, sales statewide in the first month were the slowest of any month since April 2008. Has the real estate market cooled in California? Yes, since price gains have slowed. On the level There might be some good news for Californians stretching to buy a [...]

By | 2019-03-22T18:48:34+00:00 March 20th, 2019|OC Insider|Comments Off on Home sales in Southern California have slowed to the lowest level since 2008

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