September 2016

There are 36 blog entries for September 2016.

Nearly 200 First Team open houses this weekend in Orange County and the only question is - where will you begin? Map out your route now and get ready for a close look at Orange County's best real estate. 

 

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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.

Email us at clientservices@firstteam.com

Call us at 888-870-1142

HOME BUYER TIP: Haunted attractions, tater tots & beer, Halloween time at Disneyland - there's so much fun in Orange County and that's just this month! Explore new neighborhoods, cities and areas by checking out

Fall is made of pumpkin spice, everything nice and open houses in Los Angeles County. This weekend grab your decisive friends and head out to see some great real estate in Los Angeles County, courtesy of your local First Team real estate agent. 

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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.

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October brings with it cooler fall temps (hopefully!) and open houses in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Say hello to your friendly neighborhood First Team agent this weekend while you browse local real estate. 

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

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SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

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If you have any questions about open houses, the real estate process or your local market just ask a real estate 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.

Email us at clientservices@firstteam.com

Call us at 888-870-1142

HOME BUYER TIP: Have some fun in your

Let the fall fun begin! With pumpkin patches and autumn festivals cropping up around town, the season has officially taken root. Check out the list of events below for things to do in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties this month or browse our round-up of events for Orange County or Los Angeles County.

The Pumpkin Factory Corona

Saturday, October 1st – Monday, October 31st
Times vary throughout week
thepumpkinfactory.com/corona

events in the Inland Empire October 2016

The fall fun is going on all month long at the Pumpkin Factory in Corona. There will be kids carnival rides, inflatable slides, ponies, petting zoos, games, face painting food and more. Share the excitement and anticipation as your kids carefully selects just the right pumpkin, grown on the family farm, for you to

With Halloween themed fun around every corner and Oktoberfest beer celebrations galore, this October 2016 in LA County is eventful to say the least. Check out the list of events across Los Angeles County going on this month and start planning how you will celebrate the fall season. For even more cool things to do in October, check out our list of Orange County events as well. 

Hollywood Horror Nights

Now – Saturday, November 5th
7PM-2AM Every Event Night
halloweenhorrornights.com

Events in Los Angeles County October 2016 

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights is back with 7 terrifying mazes, a new Jabbawockeez show, the terror tram and scare zones to keep the hairs on the back of your neck raised all night long. This Hollywood quality night of horrors is truly unbelievably

From Halloween parties, events and festivals to Oktoberfest, food fests and more, this October 2016 has TONS of events in Orange County for you to enjoy. Check out the list of haunted houses, special Halloween events, and more community fun going on all around OC this month. Time to make some room on your calendar for fun this month.

Mickey’s Halloween Party

Now – Monday, October 31st
Select nights; 6PM-12AM
disneyland.disney.go.com

Events in Orange County October 2016

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Disneyland will be hosting Mickey’s Halloween Parties for a whole new haunting twist on the happiest place on earth. Your ticket to the party includes 5 hours of themed fun from trick-or-treating around the park to villainous character meetings, a special fireworks show, special Halloween themed

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FIRST TEAM’S WEEKLY MORTGAGE WATCH (September 25th, 2016) THIS WEEK HIGHLIGHTS THE FOLLOWING UPDATES:

  • Last week, the Federal Reserve held rates steady but hinted at the potential for a rate increase at its December meeting
  • More importantly, the Fed adjusted its growth projections for the next few years, predicting that the economy will average a growth rate between 1.8% to 2.0%
  • Likewise, predictions for where the Fed Funds rate will stand were also adjusted downward. Without some other major influence, this could easily help hold rates steady throughout most of this year.
  • Housing news seemed to reflect the slow growth news from the Fed, with Housing Starts pulling back slightly, reaffirming a

Once you decide to sell your home there are some small, but vital legal procedures that you may not know about. These need to be done right during the process of your sale. If you have sold a house in the past you most likely know that the process of selling personal property is very complex. 

When you are transferring a major investment to another, there are several subtle details you should take care of, otherwise they can turn into costly problems if you don't handle them correctly. One common mistake that many home sellers make is not consulting an experienced professional who is versed in the legal procedures that should be followed when selling residential properties.

Hiding concealed defects

All states require that all latent defects

On Thursday, September 22, the OC Register held its annual Best of Orange County event, celebrating local services, shops, restaurants and hot spots, which were chosen as winners solely by the community. For the sixth year in a row, First Team Real Estate was recognized as a “Best Real Estate Company,” aptly demonstrating the privately held organization’s commitment to delivering outstanding personalized service as well as impressive results.

“At First Team Real Estate, our utmost goal is and always has been to provide the community with results-driven service, and we consider our clientele to be our top priority throughout each and every one of our endeavors,” said Cameron Merage, First Team’s founder and CEO. “We deliver on these promises, and

Yesterday marked the first day of the fall season and nothing makes open houses this weekend in Orange County look better than the seasonal filter of boots, sweaters and an ever so slight chill in the SoCal air. Venture out this weekend and you'll have your pick of over 100 First Team properties open for viewing this Saturday and Sunday. 

 

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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.

Email us at clientservices@firstteam.com

Call us at 888-870-1142

HOME BUYER TIP: While you're out house hunting this weekend, make sure you