July 2015

There are 37 blog entries for July 2015.

Get ready for some end of summer fun this August 2015 at Los Angeles County events!

Street Food Cinema

Now – October
Doors 5:30PM, Band 6:30PM, Movie 8:30PM

Street Food Cinema is bringing outdoor movies, food trucks, music, and interactive games to Los Angeles County parks all summer long. Here’s the schedule of August movies, bands and food.

August 1st at Westchester Park, Playa Vista
Movie: Office Space
Music: The Elovay
Food: Aloha Fridays, Phantom Food Truck, Postcards, Tainamite, The Urban Oven, The Pudding Truck, Sweet E's, Main Squeeze Lemonade & more.

August 8th at Exposition Park, Los Angeles
Movie: Heathers
Music: Pixikill
Food: Cousin's Maine Lobster, Let's Roll It, Me So Hungry, Oh My Gaga, Street Kitchen LA, Wise BBQ, The

Want to look at open houses in Orange County but not sure where to start? Well, you've come to the right place. First Team is the #1 Real Estate Company in Orange County and we've got a line-up of over 100 open houses waiting right here in Orange County. Let's start browsing, shall we?

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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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Call us at 888-870-1142

HOME BUYER TIP: Get to know the flavor of your new home by exploring food and drink nearby. We suggest you start with one of these

According to reports, September could bring with it the first big hike in mortgage rates from the Fed - that means it's time to take your home search seriously so you can cash in on historically low interest rates now. Check out an LA County open house this weekend and kick your house hunt into high gear!


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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

Visiting open houses this weekend in the Inland Empire is a great way to get your real estate search started. Get a feel for local inventory, see what catches your eye and maybe even find a real estate agent! 


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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.

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Call us at 888-870-1142

HOME BUYER TIP: Research your financing options

Looking for your last summer hurrah? Here's a full list of events in Orange County this August 2015 so you can end your summer on a great note.

US Surf Open

Now – Sunday, August 2nd

This is the last weekend to make it out to the US Surf Open in Huntington Beach. Check out the skate, surf, and BMX or just come for the all the vendors and free stuff. Grab your camera and your sunscreen, there’s plenty to see. For the competition schedule and parking information, check out the website.
Event website: vansusopenofsurfing.com/2015

Disney Screen at Cinemark

Throughout August
Daily Showtimes - 10:30AM, 1:15PM, 4PM and 7PM

Watch your favorite Disney movies on the big screen beginning this August when Disney Screen hosts four classic Disney films

Rental properties can provide a steady cash flow for an investor. Whether renting single-family homes or multiple apartment units, an investor should ensure that exterior property areas are well maintained. It is important for you to know that curb appeal is essential for attracting long-term tenants.

Exterior Property Areas

Rental properties that are maintained well on the outside could lead prospective tenants to request more information about a specific property. Many renters may be inclined to believe that properties that show well on the outside will probably look nice on the inside too.

Exterior property areas for a rental property could enable a prospective tenant to form an opinion about the owner or the property management firm. An

There’s an awesome new trend in Orange County cuisine and it’s got everything to do with waffles. Not just for breakfast, these hot cakes with craters are taking over lunch, dinner and dessert. The waffle chain everyone’s getting familiar with is Bruxie, but there are plenty more mouthwatering waffles out there you need to try. Lucky for you we put them all on this hand-dandy list for you.

Waffles Inc.

201 E 4th St, Ste 126
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Source: Yelp

In the mood for a waffle burger, waffle taco or waffle gyro? Then Waffles Inc, is the right place for you to chow down on your next waffle creation. The waffles are light and fresh, the menu is fairly simple – but very diverse and unique – and the atmosphere at the 4th

Buying a home for the first time is an exciting prospect. You've probably always wanted to own your own house and now you're ready to turn that dream into a reality. Whether you're worried about qualifying for a loan or just don't want to deal with banks, there are several alternative ways to consider using to finance your home. Doing your research & due diligence is important, plus you can always check with a business like Ellis Equity to find out your options. Companies like this can help you find flexible financing for a house that works for you.

Now let's dive into some alternative ways to finance your home that you may not know about...

A Family Member Can Help

Borrowing money from "friendlier" sources like your family has always been a

Home prices as well as interest rates have been on the rise all year, that's why California Association of REALTORS put together this infographic to breakdown some of the issues and statistics for potential homebuyers. Here are the highlights would-be buyers need to know.

First Team’s Weekly Mortgage Watch (July 26th, 2015) this week highlights the following updates:

  • Last week, mortgage rates continued to wobble about, with no significant news or surprises to push them either way.
  • Existing Home Sales climbed to 5.49 million, its highest rate since February 2007. However, New Home Sales pulled back slightly.
  • With the Greek crisis in the Eurozone seemly moved to the back burner, traders appear to be more focused on domestic issues.
  • While this week has some very significant economic data points due, along with a meeting of the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee, rates are likely to hold fairly level.
  • Most analysts are however expecting at least one rate increase this year, with odds being good for a