Monthly Archives: June 2012

Orange County Foreclosure Clean Out

A newly released report by the University of California, Irvine has found that the Southern California economy is really powered by what goes on here in Orange County. That region has seen the greatest job growth, the highest median home values and the lowest unemployment rates. You could say that “where Orange County goes, so goes the rest of the state.” Just as there are some positive economic indicators created in Orange County there are also the numbers we’d all like to forget get like the foreclosure rates. Here are the official findings from that UC report with regard to foreclosures:

“The foreclosure crisis has begun to abate but has had a sizeable impact on home values. Hardest hit were residents of San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Foreclosure rates also correlated strongly to falling home values throughout the region. A 1 percent increase in neighborhood foreclosures reduced home sale prices by 5.9 percent the following month. Many of the lowest foreclosure rates are found in wealthy Orange County communities. The hardest-hit Orange County clusters in 2008 and 2009 were Anaheim, Rancho Santa Margarita and Santa Ana. The Seal Beach cluster was the only one in Orange County below the regional average for foreclosures between 1995 and 2010.”

But with every piece of bad news there is that silver lining. The foreclosure crisis in Orange County has also allowed new investors to get in on the action of the real estate market at some very decent prices. When a property goes into foreclosure, the bank or lending company who holds the deed wants to move fast to get that toxic asset off their books. If not then it is reported as a loss and that’s not going to help their bottom line. In many cases the attitude from the bank is, “Here’s the price… pay it and you can have the home.”

A quick sale like that forces you to act fast. A potential pitfall might be the shape that a foreclosed home is in with regard to the trash that has been left behind. Don’t let that scare you off a good deal! A team of professional junk haulers like Junk King Orange County can handle all the clean up chores. They’ll probably take less time than it would take for you to sign all the papers!

On many levels, cleaning up a foreclosed property is much easier than cleaning up your own home. With your stuff, you want to sort through what you intend to keep, toss or donate. At a foreclose property, all you would need to do is a quick walk through to determine that everything should be tossed out. Then just tell Junk King OC to “take it all out” and they’ll handle the rest. Nothing could be simpler! A foreclosed home should never be thought of as a dead end!

Orange County Hot Tub Disposal

Let’s be honest; hot tubs are really for the adults in the room. Sure kids can enjoy the warm waters but try keeping a kid still in a tub. It’s not going to happen. Most people like to think of their hot tubs as a reward for a hard day’s work. After listening to a boss ramble on all day and being stuck in traffic what could be more welcoming than coming home to a soothing soak in a hot tub. Crack open a bottle of wine and you’ve got the makings for a perfect evening. Sounds great doesn’t it? So, why aren’t you using your hot tub for that? Could it be your hot tub should be condemned?

In many ways, Southern California was really the birthplace of the modern hot tub movement. Although hot tubs had been around for a long time, it was really the California lifestyle which lent itself to a backyard hot tub experience. Our warm nights were perfect for tubbing. This is why many homes throughout OC have a hot tub. Unfortunately, a hot tub is not something you can easily pack up and take with you when you move to a new place. Most new home owners will inherit an old hot tub. The conversation with the real estate agent is always the same. You ask, “Does the hot tub work?” And the agent says, “It needs a little care.” Then you move onto bigger issues like the price. Once you move in and have unpacked all your boxes your attention can turn back to that hot tub only to discover it is way beyond “a little care.”

What happens next is entirely up to you. That old hot tub can sit there like an eyesore collecting rust and becoming a breeding ground for bugs or you can get rid of it and bring in a new model. Even if you don’t want to swap out the old hot tub for a new hot tub you should still make room in your backyard. But the hot tub can’t be thrown out with the trash or left on the curb. To get rid of something that big and bulky you’ll need to call upon the services of a professional team of junk haulers like Junk King Orange County.

These pros will be able to disassemble the hot tub and load it up on their truck. It’s definitely not a one man operation. You can take full advantage of this crew by getting them to haul away any other junk you have around your home or backyard. If you’re getting rid of the hot tub why not get rid of the rusty patio furniture or greasy grill? What’s in your garage that can be tossed out? Sure you’re primary goal is getting rid of that hot tub but that doesn’t mean you can’t get all the clutter out of your life. That will make relaxing in your new hot tub truly soothing.