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Visiting open houses in Los Angeles County is the best way to ease yourself into the real estate market this summer. Get out and about to browse some real life real estate and start getting excited about finding your new home.

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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 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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The best way to combat June gloom is with some sunny real estate. Check out the latest inventory this weekend at open houses in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Your real estate forecast is looking good.

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

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For those in the market for a new home, it can be easy to fall in love with a property right away. Seeing all its best features right up front makes for a good case to buy, and the thrill of having your own place might blind you to a few of its downsides. It’s easy to overlook minor issues that can affect the quality of the house. When you want to have peace of mind knowing that the house is ready for you to move in, there are a few checks you should make before deciding.

The Roof

The roof is one of the most expensive features of the home, and can lead to extensive damage inside of the property if it's in poor condition. Hire a professional to inspect the roof for missing shingles or tiles and to determine if any leaks are present. You'll also need

It's time to review the lastest real estate market trends for Los Angeles County with our LA Real Estate Market Update for May 2017. Our latest update includes MLS trends and statistics for nearly every city in the county, plus an LA County overview.

Don't feel like sifting through all the data by yourself? Team up with a First Team agent and we'll help you make the best real estate moves based on the current market conditions in your area.

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As Southern California's leading independent real estate brokerage, we are continually growing our presence in the niche luxury marketplace that lines Orange County’s gold coast. Now, with Grace Tu representing the buying client in Orange County’s highest residential property sale this year, we are excited to celebrate our dominance amid strong competition.

Sold earlier this month for $24.1 million, the home located at 1 Pelican Crest spans 13,437 square feet and showcases 220-degree views of the ocean, golf course and harbor. A 1200-bottle wine cellar, a movie theatre, a bar lounge and a commercial elevator are just a few of the luxe creature comforts offered within the residence. Outside, it features meticulously manicured grounds that encompass a

We've added a county summary page for Riverside and San Bernardino Counties so you can get an even better idea of real estate trends in the Inland Empire. Check out how your city compares to the county average in this month's Inland Empire Real Estate Market Update.

For more details on your local market, ask a First Team agent to run a full analytics report on your neighborhood including recently sold homes, market trends and more.

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FIRST TEAM’S WEEKLY MORTGAGE WATCH (June 4th, 2017) THIS WEEK HIGHLIGHTS THE FOLLOWING UPDATES:

  • Mortgage rates slipped slightly as last week ended. 
  • While the ISM Manufacturing Index managed to squeeze out a slight increase, the rest of the week’s economic data told a tale that we’ve been hearing for some time - slow growth. 
  • Friday’s employment report sported another drop in the unemployment rate, but it was due to folks leaving the workforce. Only 138,000 new jobs were created last month, and both April and March’s numbers were revised downward by a total of 66,000. 
  • Consumer Confidence remains elevated, but slid a bit more, as consumers notched down future expectations.
  • This week is slim in

Did you know that mortgage rates dropped this week to 3.95%? Guess it's time to go house hunting this weekend at open houses in Orange County. Is the timing right for you?

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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: Get to know the local market with our Orange County Real Estate Market Update for May 2017. It's got the latest market trends so you know exactly what to expect right now, and data dating back 12 months so that you

Want to work on your proximity to the beach this summer? Check out open houses in Los Angeles County to find out what can get you closer to the sand. A pool might be nice too...  

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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 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

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Summertime brings backyard BBQs and pool parties, but are you ready to host? Check out open houses this weekend in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties to find something party appropriate for you and your family.

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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. 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

Call us at 888-870-1142

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