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Successful Open House

by Carol or Jim Chamberlain

On Sunday, May 19, 2013 we held an open house at 441 Valley Crossing Rd Brea CA 92823. Home is located in Olinda Ranch (Lambert Rd and Valencia Ave) in the Van Daele homes. Blue skies and light breeze couldn't have made the day any better for the open house. We arrived at 11 a.m. and people started showing up right away by 11:30 a.m. it started to slow down and I ran out and picked up a sandwich and drink from Togo's for my wife and I. When I got back there were several families in the home asking questions and looking about. I put the sandwich and drink on the counter and thats where it stayed it was non-stop families coming through the home. We had planned to close up at 3 p.m. but families kept stopping in and it was 4:30 p.m. before I was able to go out and take our signs down. We must of had over a hundred people through the home and I am not kidding. It was the best open house we have had in 27 years of selling real estate. We even received an offer from a very nice you couple with 2 little boys. Things have changed radically it's a great time to sell your home NOW! Call us if your are interested in selling your home. 714-990-2200 or 714-726-3166/txt

Description of the home: Beautifully upgraded Van Daele home in Olinda Ranch. Canyon view home with designer colors, hardwood floors are throughout first level. The kitchen has been totally remodeled with granite counters and pull out drawers in the cabinets. There is a walk-in pantry and a butler’s pantry. The large family room has a fireplace and is adjacent to the gourmet kitchen. The formal dining room and formal living room have hardwood floors. All baths have been remodeled and have granite counters and stone floors. The master bath has been remodeled with a stone surround shower, separate soaking tub , dual sinks, and a large walk-in closet. Master bedroom is approx. 15X20 and has inset cabinetry with shelves for TV. Work space area off upstairs bedrooms for doing homework. Small alcove at top of stairs would be great place for a home office. Great canyon and sunset views out the back of the house. Good sized yard with patio. Separate laundry room off the garage, has plenty of cabinets for storage. Three car garage with third car a tandem.  Lots of cabinetry for your storage. Home is truly a turnkey home, it all has been done, nothing left to do but move on in. 

What to Keep From Your Closing

by Carol or Jim Chamberlain

The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) statement. This form, sometimes called a HUD 1 statement, itemizes all the costs associated with the closing. You’ll need this for income tax purposes and when you sell the home.


The Truth in Lending Statement summarizes the terms of your mortgage loan.


The mortgage and the note (two pieces of paper) spell out the legal terms of your mortgage obligation and the agreed-upon repayment terms.


The deed transfers ownership of the property to you.


Riders are amendments to the sales contract that affect your rights. For example, if you buy a condominium, you may have a rider outline the condo association’s rules and restrictions.


Insurance policies provide a record and proof of your coverage.

Affidavits swearing to various statements by either party. For example, the sellers will often sign an affidavit stating that they have not incurred any liens on the property.

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Contact Information

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Carol and Jim
Preferred Home Brokers
3230 E Imperial Hwy, Ste 125
Brea CA 92821

Carol & Jim Chamberlain 714-726-3166 or 714-726-3144                  "Yes, We Can Be In Two Places At Once!"                                              BRE Lic Numbers: 00912962, 01015143