November 2016

There are 28 blog entries for November 2016.

Searching for holiday events in the Inland Empire this December? Then you've come to the right list. Check out all the events across Riverside and San Bernardino Counties this month so you know where to catch outdoor skating, holiday parades, craft festivals and more fun in your area.

For even more Southern California fun this December, take a peek at our list of events happening in Orange County and Los Angeles County. 

Chilled Temecula

December 1st – 31st
temeculachilled.com

Events in the Inland Empire December 2016

Celebrate the season in unique Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country style! Relax in the winter sunshine while sipping wine, ice-skating outdoors, strolling under colorful light displays, enjoying "chilled" menu items, and taking in the sights and sounds

1,076 Views, 0 Comments.

It's the most wonderful time of the year with a great line-up of events in Los Angeles County. This December 2016 there are tons of holiday themed events and pop-ups around LA County plus more festivals, food fairs, and entertainment. Check out our list of events and start getting in the holiday spirit in your community!

Snow Day LA

Thursday - Sunday throughout December 
4:30-10:30PM Sat-Sun; 6:30-10:30PM Weekdays
snowlosangeles.com

Events in Los Angeles County December 2016 

Right now there is over 10,000 square feet of downhill PowderPak snow tubing lanes and 9 acres of stunning winter wonderland – in the middle of downtown LA. There’s a magical blizzard every hour and a giant snowman forest light show. Did we mention there’s a VIP lounge where you can order beer and wine while

968 Views, 0 Comments.

Click here to download the PDF.

FIRST TEAM’S WEEKLY MORTGAGE WATCH (November 27th, 2016) THIS WEEK HIGHLIGHTS THE FOLLOWING UPDATES:

  • Last week, mortgage rates continued to move upward, but at a slower pace than in the previous week. 
  • Existing Home Sales climbed another 2.0%, almost reaching a 10-year high, but sales very likely remain constrained by tight inventories. 
  • The minutes of the latest Federal Reserve Open Committee meeting revealed that the Fed may be even more likely to increase rates in December than previously thought. 
  • While the market may have mostly priced-in a December increase, the news does help set a higher floor for rates, should mortgage rates begin to trend downward in the coming weeks.
  • This week is
1,863 Views, 0 Comments.

The holiday season is in full swing which means tons of special events in Orange County this December 2016. Check out the list of events below and make your holiday season just a little bit brighter with a special festival, fun run, or other community event.

Sawdust Winter Fantasy - Art and Craft Festival

Weekends Now – Sunday, December 18th
December 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th from 10AM-6PM
sawdustartfestival.org

Source: Flickr

The Sawdust festival grounds are transformed into a winter wonderland where 175 artists create, display and sell original creations over the course of five weekends. The Winter Fantasy offers the most unique holiday shopping in all of Southern California. Art media includes jewelry, clothing, fused and blown

1,468 Views, 0 Comments.

Envision implies the forming of an idea, seeing something as a real possibility, visualizing the future and mentally picturing the concept. With so many different types of striking architecture and design aesthetics, it can be daunting to choose one cohesive idea for your dream luxury home. To envision you must have a clear and concise expectation of the finished product before you begin the building process. 

From picking the perfect location to deciding on the right functionality for your family, here's what you need to consider in order to make your dream luxury home a reality. 

Locating the Perfect Spot

One obvious first step to take in the planning of your home is choosing a plot of land, deciding how much property you desire, and what your

372 Views, 0 Comments.

Technology is making headlines across the world in sectors like healthcare, gaming, and security, but what about home decor? These simple tricks show you some of the best ways to incorporate technology into your home's design. From smart lighting to wireless phone chargers, you can easily get the best for your home. And great holiday gift ideas for the tech nerd in your life!

Transparent Televisions

Source: dornob.com

Transparent televisions are a sleek way to show off your elegant and stylish side. It's easy to watch quality television and simply leave the screen transparent when you're done. Some transparent televisions even embrace the direction of modern technological interfaces with gesture-powered selection and OLED displays for a

587 Views, 0 Comments.

Click here to download the PDF.

FIRST TEAM’S WEEKLY MORTGAGE WATCH (November 20th, 2016) THIS WEEK HIGHLIGHTS THE FOLLOWING UPDATES:

  • The bumpy ride for mortgage rates continued last week, with rates bounding upward to around 4%. 
  • While it may seem like a shock to the system, rates have returned to where they started 2016. It may be worth noting that we remain closer to historic lows than to “normal” mortgage rates. 
  • According to Fed watchers, the probability of an increase in the Fed Funds rate stands at about 90%. 
  • With Retail Sales posting a very strong reading and other indicators continuing to remain strong, it is likely that mortgage rates will continue to trend upward, with some natural drifting downwards, from time to time. 
810 Views, 0 Comments.

Thanksgiving is next week and if you had to pass on hosting this year because your house is too small, it's time to start searching a new one to fit your growing family. Start searching this weekend at open houses in Orange County.  

 

View all First Team Orange County Open Houses

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: Of those with student loan debt, 53% said that the debt was "somewhat or very much" an obstacle to homeownership. But do they know the options? Find out more about

483 Views, 0 Comments.

The weather outside is anything but frightful, so head out for open houses in Los Angeles County this Saturday and Sunday. This real estate is so delightful!

LA COUNTY

View all Los Angeles County Open Houses

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

Call us at 888-870-1142

HOME BUYER TIP: Did you know that 80% of buyers with FHA loans had

286 Views, 0 Comments.

With the holidays quickly approaching, it's becoming abundantly clear that you need more square footage for hosting dinners and guests. Why not look for bigger digs this weekend at open houses this weekend in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties? Can't hurt to take a look. 

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

View all Riverside County Open Houses

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

View all San Bernardino County Open Houses

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. Search online for an agent near you or contact us and we’ll match you with an agent in your area.

Email us at clientservices@firstteam.com

478 Views, 0 Comments.