“Last Call” to Buy Your Huntington Beach Home?

The question posed in last week’s Realtor.com article was certainly scary enough: “Is It Last Call for Low Mortgage Rates?” If you have been putting off getting ready to buy your next Huntington Beach home, it could well have been a potent call to action. For the normally staid Realtor, it was an unusually pointed dispatch.

The article’s opening line, “All good things come to an end…” is what many Huntington Beach home loan rate watchers have known to be true enough—yet for years now, when it comes to the financial benefits that accompany low mortgage interest rates, the prospects for losing the resultant buying power has seemed to be a distant threat. But although by historical standards, Huntington Beach mortgage interest rates are still relatively favorable, the drift is clear: that advantage is rapidly slipping away.

“After hitting historic lows,” author Chris Parker writes, “average mortgage rates” have already climbed to peaks not seen since 2014. Even more alarming for prospects preparing to buy Huntington Beach homes, there is ample reason to suspect more hikes are on the way.

After referencing new Federal Reserve Chairman Powell’s expectation that the Fed will “gradually” increase rates, the article raised the immediacy quotient several notches. According to the author, “it is expected” that there will be no fewer than three rate hikes this year—possibly even beginning “this month.” The suggestion that it is “unlikely” that rates will go into “the double digits” may have been meant to be reassuring—but for those with long memories, probably accomplished the opposite.

Still, amid the abundance of disquieting data points, a few moderating notes could be found. A Freddie Mac economist was quoted as saying that “the levels of 10 years ago” (mid-5% to mid-6%) aren’t likely to be reached because “too much has shifted economically.” And, “it’s important to note that mortgage rates are still low.”

For those planning to buy Huntington Beach homes this season, the message was clear: locking in a mortgage rate sooner rather than later is undoubtedly the better part of wisdom. A corollary would also be that it’s high time to locate your future Huntington Beach home—which also makes it high time to give me a call!

HB Living At Its Finest.

Huntington Beach Living At Its Finest! - $864,888.00
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Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1966
Lot Size: 5800
Garage Size: 2
Square Footage: 1602
Agent Name: Jamie Pirritano
Broker: The L3
MLS #: OC18029323
Price: $864,888.00
9952 Effingham Dr
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
  • Range/Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Sink Disposal
  • Microwave
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Vaulted Ceilings
Welcome to your new Huntington Beach home! This home is the definition of Huntington Beach living at its finest! Walking distance to the beach, shopping, restaurants, and just minutes away from the new Pacific City, and downtown HB! As you walk up to the home you notice the large driveway that leads you to the welcoming brick entry, with wide double doors. Once inside, you truly feel home in this light, bright, and open home that boasts 3 large bedrooms, 2 large bathrooms, new floor to ceiling windows, rich wood floors, new paint, beautiful crown molding, and expansive hallway storage! The kitchen and dining area welcome you to cook, entertain and relax with beautiful white cabinets topped with Carrera marble counters, Carrera backsplash, a large breakfast and coffee bar, and stainless steel appliances. The large master bedroom is separate from the other bedrooms and boasts a gorgeous, brand new remodeled bathroom that takes you to your personal spa with a freestanding soaking tub, seamless shower, and shiplap accents to create the perfect restoration farmhouse oasis. Another bedroom features beautiful wainscot and new closet doors. The backyard is private and perfect for entertaining with a large patio, green grass, and best of all, no neighbors behind you! Your Huntington Beach dream home awaits, welcome home!


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Costa Mesa Open House Tips Aren’t Hard to Come By

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If you are planning for your own open house in Costa Mesa, you won’t have much trouble finding good advice. Here’s a quick list of what you’ll find:
• Don’t leave your pet behind
• Don’t forget the yard
• If you’re not confident in your house cleaning ability, trust that instinct (hire a pro)!
• It’s the kitchen, stupid (really: don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink)
• Clear out the medicine cabinet
• Fresh bath towels

These are all sound pieces of advice¬¬ (although the medicine cabinet one should be more comprehensive: any valuable items should also be packed away). It’s why you’ll find some variation of those pointers on just about everyone’s ‘Top Ten Tips for Holding an Open House.’

There are also some open house tips that may not apply to every Costa Mesa open house, but which deserve to be in the running anyway. One good idea syncs with the last bullet point: white-out the bathroom. Instead of just seeing that the towels are fresh, use fluffy white ones that you only bring out for your open house or other showing. White and fluffy = fresh and bright to most people. If your Costa Mesa home has a shower curtain, consider whether replacing it with a white one might be worth the effort as well.

Another tip is to turn on every lamp, flip every switch, check every faucet, flush every toilet. Picture a house visit that’s going really well—then is interrupted when a switch doesn’t work or a faucet leak can’t be stopped. Every agent knows what happens: they flip the switch back and forth three or four times (or use both hands trying to turn the faucet)—and the conversation is immediately derailed while they fiddle with the single tiny mishap. Those kinds of events plant doubt in anyone’s mind: it’s unreasonable, but human nature. As a side corollary, don’t run your facility check five minutes before the open house begins. A failed overhead light means hunting down a ladder, finding a replacement bulb, etc.; a faucet leak or running toilet, much longer to fix.

An extra tip is to give the floors special attention. If you have taken good care of beautiful floors by protecting them with throw and Costa Mesa rugs, unless they are themselves showpieces, you’ll probably do well to roll them up temporarily. Wide Costa Mesas of open hardwood flooring can be a real selling point.

Every Costa Mesa open house and showing appointment is its own special event—one that that calls for some preparations that are unique to your property. We can help with this: being able to call upon experienced ‘eyes on the target’ is one of the benefits my clients are able to rely on. Call us!

Weichman Realtors is a full service real estate agency located in the heart of #CostaMesa offering a wide-array of custom services to meet their clients’ needs with roots in the community since 1976. It’s Weichman’s mission to provide trusted, convenient, responsive service to ensure clients enjoy their real estate experience. Weichman Realtors was originally formed to offer personal, concierge-level service as an alternative to the large, nationally based real estate companies. From its small beginnings of only two employees, Weichman Realtors has grown to a full staff of 20 serving over 300 clients a year.

Weichman Realtors is not limited to serving just its clients; it is also committed to serving the community. Not only has Weichman donated hundreds of hours to many area charities, they have also received the prestige of being named one of the #toprealestatecompaniesinCosta Mesa

If you’re interested in #buyingorsellinginOrangeCounty, turn to the experts. Turn to Weichman Realtors and let them help you make your real estate buying or selling dreams come true. For more information or to get started on finding or selling your home contact Weichman Realtors today at 714-444-4663 or email us at info@weichmanrealtors.com