June 2015

There are 41 blog entries for June 2015.

There are tons of events this July 2015 across Los Angeles County and we're laying them all out for you, starting with the best places to catch 4th of July fireworks in Los Angeles. For more places to catch 4th fireworks, check out events in Orange County this July 2015.  

July 4th Fireworks

The Hollywood Bowl

Where: 2301 Highland Ave, Hollywood
When: 7:30pm
The fireworks are nutso, and Smokey Robinson will be there! Pack a little food and some beverages, kick your feet up, and remember why this 1920s amphitheater is the best. Smokey will be playing Thursday, Friday and Saturday but you'll only get the fireworks spectacular on the 4th. 
Event website: hollywoodbowl.com

Rose Bowl Stadium

Where: 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena

First Team’s Weekly Mortgage Watch (June 29th, 2015) this week highlights the following updates:

  • As expected, the nation’s first quarter GDP was adjusted upward to -0.2%, a solid improvement over the previous estimate of -0.7%.
  • While we don’t appear to be experiencing the same spring rebound in economic activity that we did in 2014, experts are growing more confident that the economy is on an improved, solid footing.
  • Housing news was also positive, last week. Existing Home Sales climbed to an annualized rate of 5.35 million, its highest level in five years.
  • New Homes Sales posted a 2.2% increase, remaining over the half million mark for the third month in a row.
  • This week has some very important economic reports due. Consumer

Next year here at First Team we will be celebrating our 40th anniversary in the Southern California real estate market. In this month's issue of RisMedia Real Estate, our COO Mark Hughes discusses First Team's full service philosophy - and our continuing promise to exceed the expectations of every agent and client. 

This month there are tons of summer fun events in Orange County to enjoy plus Independence Day is coming up which means even more city spectaculars and of course fireworks! Check out the events going on in Orange County during July 2015 starting with the all the 4th of July events and fireworks shows in each city.

4th of July Events & Fireworks

OC Block Park

3-11PM at Angel Stadium

Food, vendors, performances, live art installations from the OC Artwalk carnival games and more will be going on all day at Angel Stadium. Tickets are $7 presale and $10 at the door. The night ends with a fireworks spectacular. All ages, family friendly event that's going to be even bigger, better and more spectacular than last year!
Event website:

Looking for the best selection of open houses this weekend in Orange County? Congratulations, you found it! Start browsing right here on our blog or check out our website for a full break down of open houses all across Southern California. 

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Make the most of your home search this weekend by teaming up with a real estate agent. Search for an agent on our site or reach out and we’ll match you up with an agent today to be house hunting with you tomorrow.

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HOME BUYER TIP: The 4th of July is just around the corner and that means tons of community celebrations all around Orange County. Get to know the areas you're interested in

Mortgage rates have officially come up to 4% which means it's time to take your home hunt seriously and check out open houses this weekend in Los Angeles County. The best time to buy is now when rates are low and inventory is starting to hit the summer market!


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If you’re going shopping for a home this weekend, the smartest plan is to have an agent by your side. An agent can help you act fast when you find the perfect home and answer all of your burning home buying questions. If you have questions before you head out to see homes or would like to team up with an agent. Find a First Team agent online or reach out and we’ll match you with a top agent near you.

Email us at clientservices@firstteam.com

Summer brings warm weather, fun and lots of new inventory onto the market so go check it out this weekend at an open house in the Inland Empire. Start browsing open houses this weekend in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties right here on our blog or follow the links to see all properties open for viewing this Saturday and Sunday. 


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If you have any questions about open houses, the real estate process or your local market just ask an agent. It’s literally their job to help you find a house and some happiness at home. Find an agent online near you or contact us and we’ll match you with an agent in your area.


Last month we talked about bidding wars and strategies for homebuyers on how to stand out in the crowd. With low inventory in SoCal, more and more home sales and attracting bidding wars. But what if you’re the one having to choose from all those competing offers – How do you make the decision?

Most people think highest price, right? Well, not necessarily. There are several different factors to consider when trying to pick the best available offer. Don’t judge an offer by the price on the cover, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. There is no magic formula but here are the most important points to look out for: 


A good closing date, little to no contingencies and a mortgage approval are all contingencies that pan out in your

Home additions are fun because they get you one step closer to the home of your dreams. However, it’s important to watch your step when adding onto your home because the money you put in won’t always add more value to your home. With any remodel or addition, a homeowner has to think 2 steps ahead i.e. your future sale.

A home addition can be a wise choice whether you're selling a home or looking to increase the usefulness of your property. If you’ve weighed the possibilities and decided on a remodel instead of a move, consider adding one of these additions to give you the space and amenities you’re craving.

Below are 4 surefire additions to make you happy and add value to the property in the eyes of the next homeowner.

Bathroom Suites