Bloomberg - "Home Sales May Increase to a Two-Year High in Third Quarter" (9-11-09)
Orange County Register - "O.C. homebuying surge nears 14th month" (9-11-09)
"It looks like August will be 14th straight month of sales gains vs. the year-ago period. That follows 33 consecutive months where sales failed to beat the previous year’s pace. "
Orange County Register - "O.C. property tax fights up 23%" (9-11-09)
"With the deadline to file an appeal less than a week off, the number of Orange County property owners disputing their taxes jumped 23% this year, the county Clerk of the Board of Supervisors reports."
Orange County Register - "O.C. loan officer arrested in $30 million fraud" (9-11-09)
"Attorney General Jerry Brown said today his office arrested a Huntington Beach loan officer and two other men for allegedly placing consumers into $30 million worth of fraudulent loans and pocketing $1 million in illicit profits."
Orange County Register - "Inventory drops in south coast cities, prices come down" (9-11-09)
"68 homes priced at $1 million or higher have seen price reductions in the past two weeks in Dana Point, Laguna Beach and San Clemente combined. This is most likely due to a drop in inventory in all three beach communities, which incidentally drove the average active list price up in at least Laguna Beach, according to a recent biweekly report by Steven Thomas of Altera Real Estate."
"MSN Real Estate leaped four positions to break into a list of the top 10 most popular real estate Web sites in August, while AOL Real Estate and mlsfinder.com climbed into the top 20.