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Typically most people think summer is a slow time for the real estate market but actually, it’s a very good time to list your home.  Here are five reasons why:

1. Demand Is Strong

The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase…and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers

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Ryan Baker is an Orange County native who brings to Arbor his unparalleled local expertise in the coastal real estate market. He began his real estate career in 2002 at a Newport Beach boutique firm called Strada Properties. In 2006 he acquired his broker’s license and launched his own brokerage which he oversaw for ten years. Now aligned with our marketing and digital team, Ryan continues to grow his strong network of buyers, sellers, and investors.
Ryan possesses a rare combination of…
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Mortgage interest rates have already risen by over a quarter of a percentage point in 2018. Many are projecting that rates could increase to 5% by the end of the year.

Many quickly jump to the conclusion that an increase in mortgage rates will have a detrimental impact on real estate prices as fewer buyers will be able to qualify for a loan. This seems logical; if there is less demand for housing then prices will drop.

However, in a good economy, rising mortgage rates increase

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Nikisa Razban brings her extensive real estate background and her impressive knowledge of Orange County's premier coastal communities to her practice at Arbor Real Estate. Nikisa has represented the region's most discerning clientele throughout her career in luxury residential real estate sales. She is unwaveringly committed to delivering on Arbor Real Estate mission to provide six-star service to its valued clients. 

Having come from a family of business owners, Nikisa has a rich…
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A recent report by CoreLogic revealed that U.S. home values appreciated by more than 37% over the last five years. Some are concerned that this is evidence we may be on the verge of another housing “boom & bust” like the one we experienced from 2006-2008.

Recently, several housing experts weighed in on the subject to alleviate these fears.

Sean Becketti, Freddie Mac Chief Economist

 “The evidence indicates there currently is no house price bubble in the U.S., despite the

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If you're looking for classic delicatessen food served with a smile than the 17th Street Deli could be your new go-to eating spot. The sparkling clean eatery is a true gem tucked in with other small businesses along 17th Street.

Originally the Tummy Stuffer the restaurant has been in Westport Square Shopping Center since the day the center opened. Owner Stacey Craven has been at the helm for two years and takes pride in serving handcrafted sandwiches made with quality

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Recently, Freddie Mac published an Insight Report titled Nowhere to go but up? How increasing mortgage rates could affect housing. The report focused on the impact the projected rise in mortgage rates might have on the housing market this year.

Many believe that an increase in mortgage rates will cause a slowdown in purchases which would, in turn, lead to a fall in house values. Ultimately, however, prices are determined by supply and demand and while rising mortgage rates may slow

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The Petersen team represents coastal Orange County homeowners and future homeowners. Lori and Clint use their years of real estate experience, creative ideas, and sharp negotiation skills to place their clients in their perfect home. 


Lori Petersen

Lori brings extensive experience and a proven track record of real estate success to Arbor. She has a solid reputation for her stellar communication and negotiation skills and uses these skills to find common ground during her dealings to

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Arbor's team recently toured the almost-completed Lido House, an Autograph Collection, located in Newport Beach. Set to open on April 14, 2018, the 130 luxury room hotel will offer an upscale full-service restaurant, spa and fitness center, rooftop bar with bay and ocean views and eight luxury suites. Briana Hicks, Dual Senior Catering Sales Executive / Destination Sales Executive, led two sets of hard-hat tours of the hotel, owned by Marriott, and showed off the resort's

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1. Demand Is Strong

The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase…and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other to buy a home.

BOTTOMLINE: Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.

2. There Is Less Competition Now

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