Author Archives: Vicki Lloyd

Vicki Lloyd, a native Californian, and 4th generation Realtor, has been working in Southern California real estate for over 20 years.

Do You Really Want to Sell Your Home?

If you are trying to sell your Lake Forest home, please take a good look at the way your home is being presented.  If your home is listed on the MLS, the photos are critical to make a good first impression and make buyers want to come over to see it in person.  (And if…

Buying a Home is Like Getting Married

The value of home ownership has been seriously questioned recently due to so many people losing their homes. From about 2003 to 2007, we experienced a real estate orgy! Everyone qualified for loans of any size, every home appreciated, and everybody took their tax free gain and gleefully moved on to the next house. If…

Latest Market Report from C.A.R.

The California Association of Realtors® released their March report of home sales in California.  Statewide, the median price for all homes (single family + condos & townhomes) has increased 20% and the volume has increased 2.5% since March 2009.  In Orange County, the median price increased 12.7% and now stands at $434,000.

Market Conditions for Orange County Real Estate March 2010

Real Estate Market Conditions in Orange County, California – March 2010 For Orange County, both sales volume and median prices improved this year, compared to last year. The median price of a single family home stands at $530,000, an increase of 17.5% from last March, and 1.2% increase from last month.  The volume improved 2.7%…

California’s 2010 Home Buyer Tax Credit Program

The California Franchise Tax Board issued a clarification yesterday about the new tax credit program that will go into effect on May 1st. Parts of it are as clear as mud, and may even be contradictory but after reading it several times and translating some of their abbreviations, I think I understand it.  🙂  Here…