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  • Jergler: Don't overprice yourself out of a sale

    Home prices have continued to sink, but not low enough to dampen seller expectations. That has created yet another market fundamental that's dragging on sales, one in which buyers and sellers cannot get on the same page, some experts say. Steven Thomas,...
  • City Life: An unasked question when buying a home

    If asked, most real estate agents will tell you that one of the most commonly asked questions is about the quality and location of the local schools — an important question, to be sure. Don Abrams, of Abrams Coastal Properties on Balboa Island,...
  • It's A Gray Area: Uncle Jim is more than a namesake

    As my father told the story, when he asked my mother to marry him, the only condition was that if they had a son they would name him after his younger brother Jim. I guess mom agreed, because that is what happened. My uncle, James L Gray, was a special...
  • 'Snoopy House' moving to City Hall

    'Snoopy House' moving to City Hall
    COSTA MESA — It will be a Charlie Brown Christmas after all. Though Jim Jordan's foreclosed home at 2269 Santa Ana Ave. now belongs to Wells Fargo, the plywood psychiatry booth, character cutouts, Santa Claus stage in the backyard and other...
  • Jergler: Merry Christmas! Now list your ho-ho-house

    While many people are busy planning holiday parties and shopping for presents, Sari Ward is working just as hard, or possibly harder, than she's worked all year. Ward, a real estate agent with Prudential California Realty in Laguna Niguel, views the...
  • Forecast: Modest O.C. job growth in 2012

    COSTA MESA — Orange County will add an estimated 21,000 new jobs next year, but housing sales and prices will remain flat, according to Chapman University's economic forecast for 2012. The forecast delivered this week at the Segerstrom Center for...
  • Jergler: Real estate experts share predictions for 2012

    Editor's Note: This is a two-part story forecasting real estate experts' top predictions for the market in 2012. * Perhaps sometime between now and Dec. 21, 2012, will be beginning of the end. In fact, some think the end is already here, and they...
  • Jergler: Pricey homes in Laguna, Newport take longer to sell

    Thanks to the soft housing market it takes more time to get a home sold than most sellers would like, and if it seems it takes even longer to sell homes in Newport Beach and Laguna Beach than in many other communities in California, there's a good...
  • Jergler: Homes less than $500K are in demand

    Home for less than $500,000 is the norm in most communities, but only in times of continually falling home prices would you talk about homes for sale for under that price-point in coveted areas like Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo. And buyers, many of them...
  • Jergler: Deals to be had in upscale O.C. areas

    Is seems there can be a great deal of leeway when one talks about what constitutes a "deal" in today's real estate market, but there are only a few communities in Southern California where it is considered a deal when you are talking about the $700,000...
  • Jergler: New Realtor group president named

    Maria Elena Banks has come a long way from when she was a little girl growing up in Caracas, Venezuela, the descendant of a famous general and former president of Mexico. In the U.S., she's gone from working to eke out a living in real estate as a...
  • Jergler: Early 'spring fever' has sprung

    The unseasonably hot weather has many people dressing, acting and thinking like it's spring. In fact, the season isn't all that far off — it's a little less than two months away, starting March 20, according to Farmer's Almanac. But some real...