5 free things to do in Orange County, Dec. 17-23

Haven’t been moved by the Christmas spirit yet? Well then, it’s time to see the man in red and dive into some local holiday traditions. Here are some good free ones. The Anaheim Packing House is offering free organic candy canes while supplies last. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, Orange County Register/SCNG ) Sunday, Dec. 17 […]

What $359,818 gets a new-home buyer in Orange County

New Homes Co. is building 10 homes in Rancho Mission Viejo. They’re priced at $359,818 and are a snug 700 square feet. Seen here is the compact living room. (Jonathan Lansner, Southern California News Group) New Homes Co. is building 10 homes in Rancho Mission Viejo. They’re priced at $359,818 and are a snug 700 […]

8 reasons why tourism matters in Orange County

A tourism report ties $3 billion in spending by out-of-town visitors at both local eateries and retail stores. And tourism supports one-third of all local food jobs and 8 percent of retail employment. Seen here, window shoppers pass by the Gucci store at South Coast Plaza. (File photo by Mike Goulding, Orange County Register/SCNG) Despite […]

Real estate briefly: Buena Vida at Town Center in RSM sells for $35 million

Irvine-based Steadfast Apartment REIT III has acquired the Sugar Mill Apartments in the northeast Atlanta submarket of Lawrenceville for roughly $35 million. (Courtesy of Steadfasat Apartment REIT) Holliday Fenoglio Fowler has closed the sale of Perris Plaza, a 150,148-square-foot, grocery-anchored shopping center in Perris. The seller was the Coudures Family. Terms were not disclosed. (Courtesy […]

Santa Ana homebuying: Sales down, prices up

Here are Santa Ana highlights of ReportsOnHousing house-hunting data for resales of existing detached and attached residences in the community. This analysis includes October trends based on closed sales: sale counts; average price vs. average list price; highest and lowest price paid in the month; average cost per square foot and average size; plus, based […]