Orange County Business Journal

Kim Haman is a columnist. She can be reached at luxury@ocbj.com or philanthropy@ocbj.com.

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Could Interest Rate Increases Affect OC’s Market?

The historically low 3.5% interest rates that the country enjoyed between 2013 and the end of last year couldn’t last forever.

By Kim Haman April 24, 2017 midnight share »

PHILANTHROPY

City of Hope hosted its third annual Let’s Be Frank About Cancer Gala on March 11 at the Balboa Bay Resort. More than 400 guests attended the fundraiser, which raised more than $713,000.

By Kim Haman April 17, 2017 midnight share »

First-Quarter Home Sales Best 2016, 2015 Numbers

Seventy-one Orange County homes sales closed at or above the $4 million mark in the first quarter, eclipsing the same time period in both 2016 and 2015, according to real estate aggregator Redfin.

By Kim Haman April 10, 2017 midnight share »

PHILANTHROPY

The JDRF Orange County chapter’s 2017 Dream Gala was held on March 18 at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, bringing together influential leaders, sponsors and organization supporters to help raise $1 million for diabetes research.

By Kim Haman April 3, 2017 midnight share »

Study Shows May’s the Charm for Home Sales

Conventional wisdom in the real estate profession has always been that the best time to put a home on the market is the spring.

By Kim Haman March 27, 2017 midnight share »

PHILANTHROPY

Orangewood Foundation joined with the University of California-Irvine’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering on Feb. 23 to celebrate National Engineers Week.

By Kim Haman March 20, 2017 midnight share »

Guggenheim’s Estate Changes Hands for $10 Million

The home at 88 Linda Isle in Newport Beach sold on Feb. 27 for $9.72 million. The estate is considered a piece of Southern California history, according to the seller’s agent.

By Kim Haman March 13, 2017 midnight share »

PHILANTHROPY

Women’s Circle of Wishes hosted its fourth annual signature event on Feb. 12 at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.

By Kim Haman March 6, 2017 midnight share »

Open Your Pockets Wide for a High-End OC Home

The California Association of Realtors’ Traditional Housing Affordability Index shows that the minimum annual household income required to buy a median-priced home in Orange County is $146,880 and that just 22% of hopeful homebuyers can comfortably afford that $745,160 price tag.

By Kim Haman February 27, 2017 midnight share »

PHILANTHROPY

Oggi’s Sports, Brewhouse, Pizza donated to 25 charities in honor of its 25th anniversary in December, with items including sleeping bags for homeless military veterans, food for shelter animals, and toys for underprivileged children.

By Kim Haman February 20, 2017 midnight share »

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