Time to Sell?

Clients! If you are thinking of selling this spring into summer, now is a great time to get prepared as well as get your home on the market.

Interest rates are up a bit over two years ago, but right now they have drifted down before the spring rush.  Mortgage rates are pegged to the ten year Treasury bond, not the Federal Reserve Committee’s funds rate bump up.

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They float and, good news is, they have come down for a time into the mid 4’s for a 30 year mortgage.

Another thing to consider, you don’t want to do a ‘fire’ sale if you want to get the most you can for your home.  Property values are somewhat softer with affordability and demand down, and chances are, your home will remain on the market longer.  Thus, starting now IS the wise move.

Best test for the market is the simplest: notice the open house signs on Saturdays and Sundays?  In a booming sellers’ market, few open houses are happening. This ended about six months ago.

On any given weekend today the signs are out. In full force.

Your buyer can come from across the street, across the country, even from other lands.  Most importantly, we aggressively market your home, professionally and with hustle.

But, this IS where we excel: when there is more property on the market than last year, we just turn up the afterburners!

We serve from Ventura County to San Diego, in residential AND commercial, investment, residential income properties.  Happy to answer questions. We have good experience with court-involved property sales as well, including probate and trust.

Our listings are available on over 80 listing sites, the multiple listing service is the engine and we are not troubled about doing open houses.

I have been helping homesellers and buyers since 1988; I am ready to help you get your home sold.  Same with our buyers: we work hard to find the right property for you!

Len Beckman 
Broker/Owner of Millennium 3 Real Estate

(714) 267-1413 .   Yes, we STILL make house calls.

The Allgeyer Clark Vintage Home – 1513 South Brookhurst Fullerton

There’s this 100+ year old, beautifully restored, vintage home just north of the 91 freeway on Brookhurst Street.   It sits in a gated mini-estate surrounded by wrought iron and a powered gate.  

You could call it a 50/50 estate: the main home was moved over 50 years ago, in one piece, from the Allgeyer citrus orchard at Brookhurst and La Palma where it joined the original ranch house.  It’s old address (10011 La Palma) no longer exists when you search Anaheim’s building records! This one piece transport tidbit is critical, since it was moved sometime before the 91 freeway was opened between Magnolia and Harbor circa 1956-1958.  Definitely hard to move a 2 story building under that Brookhurst overpass…

m3 brook frontroom alt viewHow many memories could these walls reveal? One is of a Fullerton pioneer who changed this county with aerospace and industry (achievements including bringing $30 million in new industry to the area, examples being Hughes Aircraft and Kimberly Clark) giving this vintage estate a link to the history and growth of our beautiful Orange County and . 

And the long time owners, Robert Louis Clark and Helen Allgeyer, are a story worth telling with their grandfather, Charles Allgeyer. If you are interested, here is the original blog with more of their life story

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104 years later, it is a remarkable vintage property.  Much of the restoration preceded the current owners, meticulously carried out by the Brass family (owners from 1975-2001), we believe.  This estate is well worth a tour!  Currently listed by us here at Millennium 3 Real Estate for $949,000, it is quite a bargain knowing its history and the potential to accrue rental income from the old ranch house.  Don’t miss out!

Call Len Beckman at (714) 267 1413 for a personal tour.

Thank you for viewing!

Here’s another link to the original blog:  https://lifeoutloudest.wordpress.com/2018/07/13/the-robert-louis-helen-allgeyer-clark-vintage-home-1513-s-brookhurst-fullerton-draft/