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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The extraordinary community of Baker Ranch is situated in the scenic foothills of Lake Forest with a backdrop of the Saddleback Mountains and endless sunshine. This master planned community not only offers limitless miles of planned trails, but...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] As we move into 2023, you may wonder if it’s a good time to sell your current home. While the housing market looks to be slowing down a bit, there is still plenty of demand from buyers to...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]You’ve seen the headlines, and you’ve listened to the news. It’s been nonstop doom and gloom for the better half of 2022. While economists don’t claim to have a crystal ball, they have the advantage of historical data...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Imagine walking into your dream home. Everything is brand new, clean, and ready to be lived in. It has everything a home buyer wants: new paint, new flooring, new HVAC, and none of the hassle.  Buying a new build...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The term 2-1 buydown is being tossed around more and more in the real estate industry. This strategy was created to help combat high-interest rates, which are strongly prevalent in today's market. A 2-1 buydown is a temporary solution...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]We often get asked, “Should I upgrade my home? This isn’t our forever home so is it really worth it to spend the money?” My answer is always the same. It really depends on the type of improvement...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you’re putting your house on the market or already have an active listing, you’ve probably become an expert on mortgage rates, housing trends, and recent sales in your area. The last few years have taken buyers and...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Housing markets shift. It’s inevitable. Sometimes they shift in favor of sellers, and sometimes in favor of buyers. What we’re seeing right now is a little bit of both, truthfully, but it’s still a great time to make...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]As seasoned real estate agents, we at The Harter Group believe it’s critical to give accurate and verifiable data to potential buyers and sellers for them to make the most informed financial decisions for their family. It’s part...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Across the US, there has been a longstanding problem with inventory. Over the past 10 years, inventory each year has been steadily decreasing. And the problem is likely to get worse moving forward because of private hedge funds...

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