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Kevin Budde of Monarch Coast Financial shares his recent "Real Estate Talking Points" where he gives weekly market updates on the latest real estate headline news. 

This week Kevin's key points are: 

  • In Orange County, existing single family home sales were up 7.3% from February 2020 and the median home price was existing $995,000.

  • Redfin reported home sales prices in February rose more than they have during any month since July 2013

  • Mortgage bankers association estimated 2.6 million U.S. homeowners are in forbearance

  • 30-year fixed rate mortgages averaged 3.09%

  • 15-year fixed rate mortgages averaged 2.40%


Kevin A. Budde


CA DRE 00831552 
NMLS 325450

949-784-0397 Office
949-422-2075 Mobile 

20151 SW Birch St., Ste. 230, Newport Beach, CA 92660

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I have sold a property at 42E 19431 Rue De Valore in Lake Forest.
Secluded, peaceful, quiet are just a few words that the owner has described this upper 1-level, corner unit in the beautiful gated community of Tuscany. As you enter the condo, you’re greeted by a light & bright floorplan where the living room, dining room & kitchen flow into one great room. Highlights include kitchen with stainless steel appliances (newer LG refrigerator) & refinished cabinets, master bedroom with walk-in closet & ceiling fan, remodeled bathroom with new dual vanity, contemporary undermount sinks, soft close drawers, dividers & adjustable shelves to maximize storage space, stone countertop, chrome faucets, designer mirrors & vinyl, wood-plank flooring. This unit also features an open floorplan, vaulted ceilings, updated baseboards, oak wood flooring (no carpeting), plantation shutters, newer water heater & 1-car detached garage #366. Outside has a patio with laundry closet that fits a regular...
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Some Highlights

  • Today’s home price appreciation is driving equity higher throughout the country.
  • If your needs are changing and you’re ready for a new home, your equity may be a great asset to power your next move.
  • Now is a great time to put your equity toward a down payment on the home of your dreams.
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I have sold a property at 25201 Pericia DR in Mission Viejo.
Custom single-level home with permitted family room addition & expansive 10,660sf lot. Redesigned kitchen with granite countertops, 5-burner gas cooktop, island, recessed lighting, pantry & skylight providing bright, natural light. Living room with fireplace, formal dining room with large picture window with sunset views. Large family room with custom built-in cabinets (TV included). Master suite includes a spacious bedroom, updated bathroom vanity, sink, faucet, porcelain flooring & walk-in shower. Use the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms for guests or home office. Guest bathroom with tub/shower combo & skylight. Both bathrooms have newer Kohler toilets. Additional features include new exterior paint, wood plank style tile floors, carpet less than a year old. Solar City/Tesla solar panels to help with energy efficiency, installed in 2015, current lease is estimated $162/month. The welcoming backyard is an entertainer’s dream,...
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I have sold a property at 58 Vellisimo DR in Aliso Viejo.
Wonderful end until condo in the prestigious Westridge community of Passeggio! Rarely on the market, this 3 bedroom townhome is exactly what you have been searching for. A large wrap-around patio provides ample space for relaxing, entertaining, and for any pets to roam. This property is upgraded with All New Windows throughout the entire home. In the kitchen, you will find Corian countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a kitchen that opens to the family room. Downstairs you will find a permitted Harry Potter space under the staircase (complete with fire sprinklers!), laminate wood flooring, crown molding, upgraded baseboards, and a two-car garage with storage space. Upstairs you will find all three bedrooms and laminate wood flooring. This condo complex sits on the edge of a gorgeous canyon area, making walks enjoyable with spectacular views. All the pipes have been injected with epoxy to prevent leaks, the A/C...
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Some Highlights:

  • With so few homes available to buy today, houses are in high demand, and they’re selling fast.

  • That means it’s a great time to sell if you’re ready to make a move.

  • Reach out to a local real estate professional to make sure your house is ready for a top-dollar sale this spring. It may be closer than you think!

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