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For the sixth year, Arbor is sponsoring the "Stoke a Student" campaign in partnership with Surfside Sports in Costa Mesa. We are mixing it up this year and instead of giving away a surfboard we are giving away a snowboard to a B-average elementary, junior high school, or high school student in the Newport-Mesa area.

"We are committed to doing things for our community that will have a positive impact," says Arbor Real Estate's Founder, Chris Brigandi. "I'm proud that 'Stoke

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At Arbor giving back to our community is an essential part of our culture. Last Saturday we hosted a beach clean-up in Newport Beach. With the help of Arbor agent Adam Tomalas we were able to gather 50 locals together and spent the morning cleaning the beach we love. After the clean-up, we celebrated with a party at the Arbor offices. 
Thank you to everyone who came out to help!

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Arguably one of the finest homes within the prestigious gates of Big Canyon, this masterfully built Hamptons style estate was designed by renown architect Brion Jeanette and meticulously constructed by Neil Longman. The price has been reduced for this estate to $7,298,000.

The residence is comprised of 6,648 SF, including a guest house, and showcases the finest craftsmanship, trends & taste of an Eastern Seaboard estate. The main residence features four bedrooms, each with

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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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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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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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