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By Mike Rains, Feb 10 2018 07:10PM

This is a super clean single level detached home coming on the market soon. With inventory being the way that it is these days, I wanted to put it out there for buyers who are looking for something they don't have to do a thing too! This is such a well maintained home, with the upgrades and color schemes that make it a modern and warm home to live in. Call me for more information or if you would like to schedule an appointment to see this lovely home

By Mike Rains, Nov 16 2017 09:16PM

Just read this article from Market watch, article, that revealed that the home builder confidence has climbed to an 8-month high. This could be great news to get more building projects to market to address what has been a prolonged housing shortage. here is a snippet of the article;

"The closely-watched sentiment tracker rose to its highest since March, the industry group said Thursday. That was the second-highest reading since the housing bubble of 2005. Economists surveyed by Econoday had forecast a one-point decline, to 67. Any reading over 50 signals expansion.

The sub-index that tracks views current sales conditions also rose two points, to 77, but the gauge of sales over the next six months dipped one point to 77. The tracker of buyer traffic rose two points to 50.'

For more information about your local market, contact Mike Rains with Remax TerraSol; 714-293-4786 #mikerainsrealtor

By Mike Rains, Aug 22 2017 04:21PM

Fantastic New Falcon Hill Gated Community Home for Sale. This home has 4 Bedrooms with 2 1/2 Baths and features a downstairs Master Suite as well as City lights and Hills Views from the home. With almost 2600 Sq Ft of Living Space, it is a great home for anyone.. Priced at $875,000 it is a great value!

See the Video here:

26741 Westhaven Dr Video

Thanks for watching

By Mike Rains, Aug 6 2017 04:36AM

If you are thinking about buying a home for the first time, you really owe it to yourself to GET EDUCATED! On what? Well there are many moving parts to a home purchase, not to mention the hundreds of thousands of dollars that are at stake. One mistake can cost you thousands!

How do you get educated? Attending free home buyer workshops can be a great way to do this and meet great professionals to get the inside scoop on what's going on. I bought my first home on a 5% down 5/1 ARM. What's that you say? That is exactly why you need to come to these workshops. Learn and educate yourself as to the options and best ways to maximize what you can do. There truely is a right way and a wrong way to go about this. Come and learn the right way!

Call me, Mike Rains, if you have any questions. (714) 293-4786

By Mike Rains, Jul 21 2017 08:49PM

Are you a senior that is thinking about making a move? Do you want to move closer to the kids, or maybe you home is just too big to handle anymore? Whatever the reason you are considering making this move, there are some things to consider beforehand.

The first thing to do is reach out to a Senior Real Estate Specialist agent in your area, like myself. It is important to find someone that understands the everchanging needs seniors have and are connected with other services that cater to seniors. The SRES agent is also skilled in understanding the emotions and motivations that seniors have, and at times why it is such a difficult decision to make. You may have lived in the home for 20 or 30 years or more and we understand!

Next, understand the market where you want to move to. Ask the following questions to yourself to see if these considerations are addressed: 1) Are there adequate senior services in the area for the on the go senior? 2) Are there property care facilities, doctors, and hospitals close to the area you are considering? 3) Does this area have the kind of climate that works for you? 4) Are the home values affordable for your current income level, and more.

After finding out all of what you need to satisfy all the questions you have to make sure the destination has all of what you want AND all of what you NEED, then have your agent connect you with an SRES designated agent in that area so that you get the same kind of care and service. Having the right kind of professionals on the ground where you are going is just as important as having them where you currently live.

Next you will work with your SRES agent to develop a gamplan to properly downsize your current home. There are companies that can assist in sorting and packing as well as conducting estate sales. Your agent will have lots of well qualified and affordable options as far as cleaning and getting the home ready for the market. Lean on your SRES agent to help you take care of all these steps. These may include painters, flooring and handy man type fixes all the way up to fixing bigger issues with plumbing and roofing. They are happy to do that and it will make all the difference in getting as much money out of the sale for you to take to your new home.

Lastly your SRES agent will guide you through the process of getting the home reaady for sale and thoroughly marketed to maximize exposure in the marketplace so as to yield the highest and best price for you. Listen to their advice and council! They will advise you of market conditions and how to navigate through a changing market. SRES agents are experts and worthy of your trust!

Should you have any questions or want more information about Senior real Estate Specialists in your market place call me anytime at 714-293-4786 or email me at Mike@MikeRains.com

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