Archives for July 2015


Home Improvements and Which Ones to Do- Kurt Galitski

Whether you plan to sell in the near future, or just want to improve the value of your home, here is one low cost improvement you should consider.
Attack the list of maintenance jobs you have been meaning to get to.KurtRealEstate honeydolist

Properly maintaining your home means keeping minor jobs minor, rather than letting them get larger, and more costly.

Homes that aren’t properly maintained lose value, especially in today’s real estate market where the buyers now clearly have the upper hand. So, where should you begin? Tackle the obvious maintenance issues first – the cracked stair, the circuit breaker that trips several times a week, the leaky roof. Maintenance issues such as these are safety issues, and can lead to greater problems. Be sure to take care of both the outside and inside jobs.

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Home Improvements and Which Ones to Do – Kurt Galitski

Whether you plan to sell in the near future, or just want to improve the value of your home, here is one low cost improvement you
should consider.
KurtRealEstate painted-front-doors_smallerRefinish the front door. First impressions do mean a lot, and a front door in need of work sets the wrong tone.
Refinishing your front door doesn’t usually take much effort. If it is painted, be sure to rough up the surface prior to putting on a new coat of paint. If it is stained, use a very fine grade of sandpaper to ensure the sealer will adhere to the surface.
While you are preparing the door for the finishing coat, be sure to check the weather stripping for damage. With soaring energy costs, adding some new weather stripping can quickly pay for itself in utility savings.
And start the job early in the morning so the surface dries before you have to close the door for the evening.

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Open House Saturday -Tustin 4 bedroom with Possible RV Parking – $655,000.00
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Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Parking Spaces: 2
Year Built: 1955
Lot Size: 7841
Garage Size: 2
School District: Tustin
Square Footage: 1358
Agent Name: Kurt Galitski
Broker: The Kurt Real Estate Group
MLS #: S466735
Year Last Remodeled: 2014
Possible RV Parking: Yes
Price: $655,000.00
Flexibility: Negotiable
Additional Pricing Information: Call Kurt Today to preview this home before it is entered into the MLS.
13051 Chirping Sparrow Way
Tustin, CA 92780
  • Range/Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Sink Disposal
  • Microwave
  • Fireplace
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Attic
  • Patio
  • Fenced Yard
  • Grass Lawn
  • Possible RV Parking
  • Covered Country Porch
Beautiful single story Tustin home in a wonderful neighborhood full of ownership pride. Complimented with great Tustin schools and community activities including the local farmers market in old town Tustin. Relax on the huge front porch and enjoy a glass of wine! Great location, no homes or streets directly behind this home. It has been beautifully decorated and staged for your personal viewing pleasure, central Heating and Air Conditioning, Remodeled Kitchen With Custom Finished Cabinets, Remodeled Bathrooms, Hard Wood Floors, Cozy Fireplace with custom reclaimed mantle, Beautifully Designed Brick & Concrete Driveway With Gorgeous Palm Trees, a Lovely Picket Fence and Much Much More. In addition, there’s a huge lot large enough for a pool, spa and possible RV access, very open backyard with grass lawn in front and back. The huge sweeping driveway will lead you to the two car garage with direct access from the home. VERY neat and well kept, this home is a must see, Call today!

Kurt Galitski
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Return of the First-time Buyers
The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) announced that during the month of May sales of existing homes were at their highest rate in six years. This was on the heels of outstanding residential construction reports.
Pushing 5.1 percent higher in April sales of single-family homes, condos and townhomes slide in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.35 million units. Plus that rate in April was adjusted to 5.09 million units from 5.04 million. In fact, sales figures would be at their highest in more than 8 years If not for the Homebuyer Tax Credit of 2009.

Sales in May are 9.2 percent higher than the May of last year at a time when the rate was 4.90 million. Perhaps the most substantial increase is the number of first-time homebuyers, which rose to 32 percent over last year. Being 5 percentage points higher than in May 2014, this marks the highest share for first-time homebuyers since September 2012.

California Housing Market: Going Forward
With California dominating the country’s 20 hottest real estate markets, an increase in home prices and a flash of buyer activity during May has lead to more than the usual seasonal momentum.
As summer unfolds, the market finds itself feeling the heat. There are now more opportunities for buyers as the listings inventory has grown by 4% over April. Buyers will still need to stay on their toes as this is down compared to last year at this time. Nationally the median list price crept to $228,000 which is up 7% over the previous year due factors such as limited inventory. But homes are turning over fast: Median days on market are now at 66 and continue to trend downward: down 11% year over year and 10% month over month.
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Over $ 7,252,650 Sold or in Escrow.

It’s been an eye opening experience since joining Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. The Kurt Real Estate Group is setting records and looking to do the same for you!

320 Hudson in Costa Mesa in escrow- $725,000



11 Starfish Court Newport Beach- in escrow $535,000




1084 SeaBluff Costa Mesa, Sold and closed in 7 days- $667,500





13051 Chirping Sparrow Tustin- in escrow $655,000

Chirping Sparrow










344 E. La Veta Orange- Sold over asking price $650,000











2734 Cardinal Drive Mesa Verde, Costa Mesa, Sold $997,000











30061 Hillside Terrace San Juan Capistrano- Saved our Buyer over $80,000 Sold $1,767,000

Hillside Terrace








3006 Killybrooke Costa Mesa- $653,150



998 Azalea Costa Mesa- Sold $603,000



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