JT GROUP BLOG - Blog Archive: August, 2015


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August 2015

Found 4 blog entries for August 2015.

With the recent changes in federal regulation mandating newly manufactured HVAC and water heater systems to be more energy efficient, it’s important to know the basics whether home shopping or updating your current home. SEER stands for “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.” The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the HVAC unit is. Replacing outdated HVAC and water heater units can sometimes save significant money on utility bills because of the energy use older systems take.

For more information on SEER regulations, click the link below, courtesy of First American Home Warranty:

For more information on water heaters, click the link below, courtesy of First American Home

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Sunday brunch is a great time to get together with family and friends and enjoy our truly amazing Southern California weather. Taco Rosa in the Newport Hills Shopping Center provides the perfect venue. With over 30 offerings including Empanadas and a decadent chocolate fountain, there is something for every taste. An omelet bar for customized traditional brunch fare is enhanced with Latin flare adding custom burrito options and all accompanied with bottomless champagne, for the adults. The friendly staff and live mariachis are sure to provide a great start to your Sunday. Located in Newport Beach, just minutes from Shady Canyon in Irvine, Newport Coast, and Crystal Cove. Grab a seat on the patio or inside by the bar between 10a and 2p every Sunday.


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Buying or selling a home is one of the more stressful life events people can go through. It also has the potential to be very rewarding. When selling a home there are some simple steps homeowners can take to enhance the showing appeal of their home and maximize their return on investment.

Some of the more basic tasks include getting rid of clutter, limiting family photos displayed throughout, cleaning closets, moving out excess or oversized furniture, and cleaning. These types of touchups can help to create spaces a potential buyer can envision their own belongings in. Taking it a step further, repainting walls neutral colors and removing dramatic art or décor will facilitate potential buyers to focus on the spaces in the home as opposed to personal

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According to the Orange County Register, “Home sales topped $11 billion in Orange County in the first half of this year – the most in a decade. Rising employment and economic confidence, a tight supply of homes for sale and low mortgage interest rates have all fueled buyer demand.”

The Jacqueline Thompson Group has certainly seen this to be the case in Shady Canyon, Irvine, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, and Laguna Beach especially. Jacqueline Thompson has leveraged this scenario for her Sellers and recently completed two record breaking, all cash transactions in Shady Canyon. The first, a turnkey home featuring 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, Jacqueline achieved the highest sales price for a Sycamore plan 2 in Shady Canyon. The second, a sprawling nearly

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