Orange County Register Real Estate News

 

  • Affordable rents: No simple answer in Orange County
    Creating affordable apartments in Orange County is no simple chore. Take the 225-unit Anton Legacy apartments in Tustin, which just opened between the Tustin District shopping center and the historic blimp hangers. The story of its creation is...
  • Commercial property: Should you own or lease?
    Commercial real estate comes in many varieties. There are warehouses and manufacturing buildings, commonly known as industrial buildings. There are office buildings, which can be two-story walk-ups, high-rises, mid-rises or ? if you add a bit of...
  • Hot homes: Ex-NFL star Tony Gonzalez sells Huntington Beach house for $6.3 million
    Former football player Tony Gonzalez has sold his 7,484-square-foot estate in a guard-gated Huntington Beach community for $6.3 million. The Santa Barbara-inspired home sits on more than 3/4 of an acre in The Bluffs, a 5-minute drive to the Pacific...
  • In the continuing drought, can Orange County keep building?
    On March 17, two of Orange County's most urgent crises came head to head.The state Legislative Analyst's Office called on construction companies and local officials to respond to a critical housing shortage by building an additional 100,000...
  • Ex-pro surfer charged in real estate fraud on Costa Mesa house
    A former pro surfer who co-owned a clothing brand he reportedly sold for more than $7.5 million is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on grand theft charges involving a house in Costa Mesa. Conan Hayes, of Topanga, lied to the Bank of America, causing...
  • Aging homes may need a few upgrades
    Orange County is growing up. A lot of the houses in Orange County are hitting the 50-year old mark. In fact, about 100,000 houses have been here for a half century or more. I heard you gasp. How did it happen? We've always been the new wave of...
  • Hot homes: Estate next to Western White House goes for $7.75 million in record sale
    A six-bedroom, Spanish-style estate next door to President Nixon's Western White House has sold for $7.75 million, the highest sale price for a house on the market in San Clemente in 10 years.The 12,600-square-foot estate sits on almost an acre and...
  • Bank pays $35,000 settlement after misleading borrowers
    What's up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take. RATE NEWS SUMMARY From Freddie Mac's weekly survey: The 30-year fixed rate bumped up to 3.68 percent from last week's 3.65 percent. The...
  • Lansner: See how pricey a ready-to-build-on lot is in O.C. compared to elsewhere in SoCal
    Land. The final frontier.You can forever debate solutions for the housing affordability challenges in and around Southern California. Yet there is one nagging issue that cannot easily be cured.Where to put the housing we need?You know the old real...
  • HOA or no HOA -- what's the difference
    It's so exciting when you decide to buy a home. Either as you first home, after living with your parents for longer than either of you had ever imagined you'd be there. Or moving on from the long line of roommates you've loved and lost over…
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