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Jan. 18, 2018

New on the Market!

 Newly upgraded townhouse in Anaheim!  

This is a Nice Townhouse with upgrades. The HOA just replaced the roof for the whole complex. Upgrades include custom wood floors, 10 recessed lights, new floor tiles in all bathrooms, laminate flooring and recent new paint upstairs and downstairs. Laundry room is conveniently located in the 2 car attached garage. The garage also has cabinets for extra storage. There are 3 building in this complex and is conveniently located near 5 and 91 freeways.

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Mahesh Mike Patel

Broker Associate
First Team Real Estate
Licensed In: Ca 92808
License #: 01146880

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Posted in Real Estate
Jan. 18, 2018

Southern and Northern California Wildfire Disasters 2017

We’re all in this together. Southern California and Northern California Disasters 2017

The personal impact of the devastating wildfires in the Anaheim Hills Areas of Southern California and Northern California is beyond comprehension.



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Many many companies, service professionals, individuals, families, pets and animals have been affected greatly.  To begin to help our local communities, we have made a donation to the American Red Cross, and encourage you to do the same.






The road to recovery is long, but a neighborly helping hand is a great place to start.

 For more information on other ways you can help or donate in other communities, please visit

Click on:  Donate Now



Courtesy of Mahesh Mike Patel 


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8028 Santa Ana Canyon Rd Anaheim Hills Ca 92808



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Posted in Life Hacks
Jan. 18, 2018

Ever consider moving to Anaheim Hills? Now is the time!

Anaheim Hills Homes For Sale under $800000.00!


As of Nov 20th, 2017, there are 80 homes for sale under $800000.00.  The median home price in Orange county is very close to $750000,! which is almost 3 times more than the National Median home price of approx $250000 for 2017.


So to find close to 80- homes for sale in Anaheim Hills is a big deal!  There are still a lot of choices to choose a home from. These include homes that are newer and home built in the 1970’s. Some have swimming pools and some do not.


Please click on the link below or on the homes and you will be directed to homes for sale as of today in Anaheim Hills!


Anaheim Hills Homes For Sale in Anaheim Hills for Under $800,000.00!




To find any homes For  Sale in Anaheim Hills or Orange county, you may also visit  You can search for any price range or area that you prefer.


Courtesy of Mike Patel  First Team Real Estate. 


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Jan. 18, 2018

Holiday Market Report



Report on Housing:


We are making our way through the Holiday Market. Yet, the market is HOT for homes realistically priced below $1 million. There are still multiple offers and homes are flying off the market. Here is a snap shot of Orange County housing in the last few months….



Compliments of Mike Patel  First Team and Christie’s International. 


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Posted in Market Updates
Jan. 18, 2018

Want a better 2018? Read these tips...

40 Tips For A Better 2018.


(I posted this a few years ago as well!! I am posting this again, so I can share with you all!)


Happy 2018…




I was sent this information by one f my friends, so i just want to share it with you…


These tips are not ground breaking but they are good, lighthearted ideas that are so very true.


Practice as many of them as you can and you will have a good year.


You may want to print this out and share it with your family and friends. Exchange ideas.





1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate antidepressant.


2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.


3. Buy a DVR and tape your late night shows and get more sleep.


4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, ‘My purpose

is to __________ today.


5. Live with the 3 E’s – Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.


6. Play more games and read more books than you did in 2010.


7. Make time to practice meditation and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for


our busy lives.


8. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.


9. Dream more while you are awake.


10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants an


d eat less food that is

manufactured in plants.


11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon,


broccoli, almonds & walnuts.


12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.


13. Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing

energy into your life.


14. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, OR issues of the past, negative

thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead, invest your energy in the positive

present moment.


15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part

of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you

learn will last a lifetime.


16. Eat foods for the nutritional value rather than for taste.


17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the NEGATIVE BLUES away.


18. Life is not fair, but it is still good.


19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.


20. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.


21. You do not have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.


22. Make peace with your past so it will not spoil the present.


23. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea  what their journey is all



24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.


25. Frame every so-called disaster with these w


ords: ‘In five years, will this matter?


26. Forgive everyone for everything.


27. What other people think of you is none of your business.


28. Remember God heals!


29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.


30. Your job will not take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in



31. Get rid of anything that is not useful, beautiful or joyful.


32. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.


33. The best is yet to come.


34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.


35. Do the right thing!


36. Call your family often. (Or email them to death!)


37. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am

thankful for __________. Today I accomplished _________.


38. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.


39. Enjoy the ride. Remember this is not Disney World and you certainly do not want

a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.


40. Always be humble.





Have a Great Year.

Courtesy of Mike Patel, First Team and Christie’s International

Dre 01146880



Call Me & Consider It Done!

Posted in Life Hacks
Jan. 18, 2018

OC Housing Drought

The drought is back in Orange County housing.


2017 has been a banner year for home sales. Inventories were in short supply and home were selling briskly and there was an actual rise in Orange county home prices.


The drought is back in Orange County housing. To start 2018 there are only 3,397 homes on the market. Last year, there were 4,071 on January 1st, 20% more homes. The long term average start to the year is 7,500. The lowest start was 3,161 in 2013. The start to 2018’s market will be HOT right off the bat. It is a seller’s market that will quickly become a sizzling hot, deep seller’s market by mid-January. There are very limited choices for buyers and it will remain that way as we make our way through the rest of the Winter and Spring Markets.






Source: Reports On Housing   Steven Thomas.


Courtesy of Mike Patel, First Team and Christie’s International

dre 01146880



Call me And Consider It Done!

Posted in Market Updates
Jan. 18, 2018

OC Housing Market

Orange County Housing Appreciation

The Orange County housing market has been on a 6 year run. The last three years has resulted in steady, strong appreciation. 2018 is not going to be different, projected to appreciate between 4 to 5%. The market is on solid footing with strong demand and very limited inventory.



                                                               (Source: Report on Housing)


We always get asked where the home prices are headed. Based on this report and several other reports we have reviewed and based on conversations with many of the real estate professionals and affiliates, it seems that there will be a rise in prices in Orange County and some other areas as well.


If you would like specific trends or market report for certain areas, please feel free to contact us.


Courtesy of Mike Patel, First Team and Christie’s International

dre 01146880


Call me And Consider It Done!

Jan. 18, 2018

Do you have holiday house guest on your mind?

Do you have holiday house guests on your mind? Whether you’re only entertaining guests over the holidays or frequently have visitors at any other time of year, here are some tips to help you create a comfortable and memorable experience for them. Remember, the more prepared you are, the less stress you’ll feel.

Hosting guests over the holidays can be as stressful as traveling. There's often pressure to create a picture perfect experience for your guests, whether they're staying overnight or for a week. By planning ahead and keeping them informed, you'll reduce stress and create fun, festive experience for everyone.

  • Make your guest feel welcome
  • Stock up on extras
  • Manage expectations 
  • Keep everyone entertained 



Mahesh Mike Patel

First Team Real Estate

Christie’s International Real Estate

8028 Santa Ana Canyon Rd

Anaheim Hills Ca 92808

714-470-8600 |  


Dre# 01146880

Posted in Life Hacks
July 31, 2017

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Curious about local real estate? So are we! Every month we review trends in our real estate market and consider the number of homes on the market in each price tier, the amount of time particular homes have been listed for sale, specific neighborhood trends, the median price and square footage of each home sold and so much more. We’d love to invite you to do the same!

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You can sign up here to receive your own market report, delivered as often as you like! It contains current information on pending, active and just sold properties so you can see actual homes in your neighborhood. You can review your area on a larger scale, as well, by refining your search to include properties across the city or county. As you notice price and size trends, please contact us for clarification or to have any questions answered.

We can definitely fill you in on details that are not listed on the report and help you determine the best home for you. If you are wondering if now is the time to sell, please try out our INSTANT home value tool. You’ll get an estimate on the value of your property in today’s market. Either way, we hope to hear from you soon as you get to know our neighborhoods and local real estate market better.

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