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May 10, 2000 | DARYL STRICKLAND, Daryl Strickland covers real estate for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-5670 and at daryl.strickland@latimes.com
Even as leasing to dot-com companies is showing slower growth, Orange County's developers have continued to create the bulk of their new buildings for general technology-driven firms. A new first-quarter survey by the Voit Commercial Brokerage found that space occupied mainly by Orange County technology firms has grown steadily. In the first three months, 64 million square feet of space existed in buildings that tech firms favor.
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May 4, 2000
Here are building permits valued at $350,000 and up filed recently in Orange County. DANA POINT * Project: Home Address: 34351 Green Lantern Value: $612,000 Owner: Robert Lindl IRVINE * Project: Tenant improvement Address: 17762 Cowan Value: $359,000 Owner: Benjamin Group * Project: Tenant improvement Address: 7 Technology Drive, No. 2 Value: $404,000 Owner: Insignia Commercial Group * Project: Tenant improvement Address: 1920 Main St., No. 700 Value: $443,000 Owner: Siebel System Inc.
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April 13, 2000 | DARYL STRICKLAND, Daryl Strickland covers real estate for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-5670 and at daryl.strickland@latimes.com
Orange County's larger home builders are grabbing a bigger chunk of the market. The top 10 home builders handled nearly 70% of all Orange County home sales in the first quarter this year, according to MarketPoint Realty Advisors in San Diego. Only two years ago, 49% of the market was controlled by the top 10. The main reason for the growing disparity between the top sellers and the rest is that several major brokerages have merged.
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March 15, 2000 | By DARYL STRICKLAND,
This is what new-home seekers can expect to find this year: a diminishing number of Orange County homes to choose from, a rising number of other bidders for those houses, and a higher selection of single-family homes costing far less in Corona and the Inland Empire. Like other analysts, John Burns of the Meyers Group, an Irvine real estate research firm, expects prices to rise in Orange County, but at a slower pace this year than the record rate last year.
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