Seagate Huntington Beach

One of the best places to find waterfront condos in the Huntington Beach area is the Seagate Huntington Beach community.  Here you will find waterfront condos with select condos offering boat docks.

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One of the hardest things to figure out when buying a home in Huntington Beach is if the property is FHA or VA approved.  Typically a lender will have a list of available properties that are on the approved list but this is not always the case.  We have had some lenders call our office asking us about a specific property which would require talking with the homeowners association to check on the status.  An FHA loan is where the buyer is willing to put down 3% of the purchase price and finance the rest.  These are seen as a little more risky than a traditional loan since the amount of equity in the home is much lower than a buyer who might be putting down 20% of the purchase price.  VA loan are for military personal that don't require a down payment which

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Huntington Beach offers a wide range of housing opportunities from residential homes, condos, townhouses and even manufactured homes.  Our office gets a lot of calls from renters who have the ability to buy but would like to test out the market first before making the big purchase.  They often ask about properties that are available for lease that can be purchased down the line.  This is typically called a lease option where the renter has the ability to purchase the home at a later date.  Here is a brief explanation on how this works.

First, you find a rental home in Huntington Beach where the owners are open to selling the property as well.  A lot of times owners will have their property up for sale and for rent at the same time and take whatever

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The Seagate community is a waterfront community with single family homes that were built in the early 1970's.  This is a really popular community for those looking for homes located directly on the water.  These are actually attached homes that share a common wall with one other property.  The home have a lot to offer which include cathedral vaulted ceilings, open floor plans and back patios.  The community has a large clubhouse, 2 community pools, spa and 6 tennis courts.  Boat docks are also available to rent in this location.

Home prices can range a lot with home starting in the mid $800,000 range.  Currently, four homes are available for purchase starting from $865,000 to $999,000 with home sales in the last year ranging from $635,000 to $1,289,000.

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An interesting term that you may have heard of in the real estate community called "Broker Preview."  Broker Preview is basically a day designated for real estate brokers and agents to view new listings as they come on the market in the Huntington Beach area.  Not all new listings will be held open for the broker preview as it is completely on a voluntary basis from the listing agent on the property.  Basically, it's an open house for real estate agents.  The theory is that Realtors who have seen a large majority of the listings on the market can quickly identify the correct property when a buyer gives them an exact criteria on the type of home that they are interested in finding.

Even though the Broker Previews are designated for real estate agents

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The Huntington Beach Real Estate market is on the rebound and that includes the million dollar plus range as well.  In Jan 2013, there were a total of 8 homes that sold over the $1 million dollar price point.  The highest sale reported in at $1,825,000 for a french Normandy estate home located in the downtown Huntington Beach area.   The home was on the market for a total number 84 days and closed from the original list price of $1,999,500.  Other sales over the million dollar mark included new construction homes in the new Huntington Beach community of Pacific Shores.

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The two sales came in at $1,193,128 and $1,137,514 for their four and five bedroom homes with square footage's of 3,585 and 3,608 respectively.  We were noting on our last blog that

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Everyone wants to find a good deal when buying a home in Huntington Beach. With the shortage of homes up for sale it has become a seller's market and buyers have less room to negotiate for the best deal. There are still good deals to be found and you just have to know where to look. Here is a quick guide to where you can find them.

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1) Huntington Beach Inclusionary Program - We love these homes since they help low income buyers who need financial assistance in buying a home. Since most applicants can qualify for these homes the buying and negotiating buyers is really good. The first step is to see if you qualify for the program. You can visit the official website by just entering into any search engine the phrase "Huntington Beach Inclusionary

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If you are thinking about renting a home in the Huntington Beach area then you may want to consider renting in the next several months.  The winter months always have the best rates as this time of year is always considered the low rental season.  Landlord that have their rental homes up for lease are typically more willing to negotiate with you in price and terms than in the summer months.

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If you are not sure you want to stay in the lease property for over a year then offering to do a 6 month rental is truly a win-win situation for everyone.  The landlord is able to have his home rented during the winter months and will come back on the market in the more marketable summer months.  We see a lot of renters doing exactly this with great success.

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There is a lot of speculation on what the real estate market will do in 2013.  With the upcoming Presidential elections coming up next month many buyers are sitting on the fence and waiting to see the outcome before making any buying decisions.  This is typically during an election year as many home buyers are skeptical in making the wrong move.  There have been many reports that indicate 2013 will be a strong year for real estate and prices will slowly continue to go up. 

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We have already started to see this happen here in Huntington Beach as well priced properties are receiving multiple offers.  The banks are also gearing up to flush out any distressed properties that may have in their portfolio and focus on helping these owners short sell their

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Within every city and community you will find hard to sell properties. These homes typically have some unique feature which causes it to be difficult to sell. Some of these factors may include located near a freeway, homes with some kind of functional obsolescence and those that require major renovation. When looking for a realtor to handle these kind of properties it's important to understand how these homes get sold. One of they ways to sell a home in today's market is exposure. If the home is not exposed to the right buyer then your property will never sell. Magazine and newspaper advertising only results in a very small percentage of homes sales today. Roughly 45% of all homes are sold by another real estate agent then the agent you hire. What this

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Huntington Beach is one of the few places in Orange County, Ca where you can buy a condo that comes with it's own boat dock.  In most coastal cities like Huntington and Newport Beach you will find large luxury bay front homes that come with their own private boat docks.  

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If you are not looking for a luxury single family residence and prefer the conveniences of a condo then Huntington Beach is the right place to look.  Of all the condos in Huntington Beach we always recommend he Seagate condo community when clients have a private boat and looking for an attached boat dock.  Seagate condos typically range from $600,000 to $950,000 depending on size and location of the condo.  Waterfront condos will typically accommodate boats up to 30 feet but that