Jonathan Liu, J.D.'s Blog

Job Hunting in a Covid World

The numbers are looking better, but there are still millions of Americans who are either unemployed or under employed. I sat down with my friend Natasha Alladina, who is a recruiter, to talk about navigating the job market in today’s environment. ...

2458 Saratoga Ln

Newest listing in Chino Hills! List price: $475k 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom Updated flooring, paint, kitchen, bathrooms, and windows. Great location with amazing schools.  For more information, check out www.2458Saratoga.com. ...

Help Wanted!!!

I need your help!!! We have a shortage of houses on the market! With the low interest rates, there are TONS of qualified buyers competing for a limited number of homes. This high demand/low supply market creates a unique opportunity to sell your home at a premium. If you have had any thoughts of selling,...

Webinar: Tackling 5 Common Myths About Home Buying

Have you had any thoughts of buying a home? Well, I am very excited to announce the launch of our webinar series designed to demystify the home buying and selling process. Knowledge is power, and we are all about empowerment! In our first edition, we will tackle some of the most common myths surrounding...

Should You Miss Your Mortgage or Rent Payment?

There are several governmental programs designed to help with the financial burden caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. But you should only take advantage of these programs as a last resort. Watch this video to learn why.   Click here to subscribe!...

Support Local Businesses - China Moon

We want to highlight businesses that are continuing to serve the community as we all battle against this pandemic. Today, we have a chat with Jon Chen, who is the general manager at China Moon Restaurant in Laguna Niguel. They are open every day for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. And dinner from...

Support Local Businesses - Xclusive Taqueria Moderna

Excited to bring you another edition of our series highlighting local businesses. Today, we have Chris Tzorin, who is an Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Xclusive Taqueria Moderna in Ladera Ranch. Chris has starred on Food Network shows like Cutthroat Kitchen, Guy’s Grocery Games, and Man vs. Child:...

My Approach to the Coronavirus Outbreak

With the "shelter in place" order coming down in Orange County, we will be postponing our open house this weekend.  I know this is a scary and uncertain time. Let's take this time of crisis as an opportunity to unite and come together! I am here for you. Please let me know if there...

Scam Alert!!!

There have been several real estate scams in the news. When dealing with such large sums, there will always be con artists out there trying to take your money. Check out my video for tips on protecting yourself. Click here to subscribe to my blog!...

Don’t Let Your Smart Home Act Dumb

Smart home devices are becoming more popular and provide a lot of conveniences. But there’s a risk of bad guys exploiting those same devices. Here are three tips for protecting yourself and your family when introducing these devices into your home. Click here to subscribe!...

Coming Soon in Aliso Viejo!

We are finishing up the preparation and staging for this awesome 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, split-level home in Aliso Viejo. We should go live in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned. Give me a call if you're in the market! Click here to subscribe!...

Your New Year Resolution Stinks!

We suck at making resolutions. Did you know that 80% of New Year resolutions fail within a month? While it’s easy and exciting to make lofty goals for the new year (or decade in this case), we rarely keep them. Well, I’ve made some big changes in recent years and wanted to share some lessons...

3 Tips for Happier Holidays

Check out my 3 tips to make this happy time of year even happier. Happy holidays to you and yours!  Click here to subscribe!...

3 Rules to Help You Win Any Negotiation

We are in negotiations everyday—debating what to watch, where to eat, or talking some sense into our kids. No matter the situation, there are universal rules you should always follow. Check out my video for ways to help you win every negotiation you find yourself in. Click here to subscribe...

In Case of Emergency

Are you ready for an emergency? What would you do if something happened and you had to run out of your home or office immediately? Are you prepared? I recently put together my survival kit. Check out what I included. Click here to subscribe to my blog....

3 Tips for a Happier Halloween

Happy Halloween! Check out these tips for making your Halloween more treat than trick!

Are Homes Too Expensive?

Do you think homes are too expensive right now? Well, they look pretty costly if you’re just looking at the price. But price alone doesn’t determine affordability.

My F-ing Home Buying System

The home buying process can be complicated. There has to be a better way! Well, now there is! Introducing my F-ing Home Buying System: F-und, F-ind, and F-inalize ***Patent Pending (not really)***.

Get Focused... Do-Doing-Done

In today's connected world, we are bombarded by so many tasks that it can be hard to keep track of everything. The solution? A Do-Doing-Done Board! Watch my video for details. ...

HOAs Aren’t All Bad!

Most people view HOAs as a sunk cost of ownership. Watching over you and telling you how to manage your own property, while taking your hard-earned money. But HOAs can also provide major benefits.

How Appreciation Changed My Life

I start every day by writing down 10 things I'm grateful for. This simple exercise has greatly benefited me in terms of my mood, motivation, productivity, and relationships.

3 Easy Steps to Calculate Any Home's Value

Accurately valuing a property is essential whether you’re on the buy or sell side. Make a mistake in valuation, and you may overpay, leave money on the table, or fail to reach a deal at all.

The Recession is Coming?!?!?!?!

All this talk of recession has people feeling uneasy about the housing market. But a recession does not necessarily mean that housing prices are going to drop--they may actually go up.

I (Almost) Sold My House to an iBuyer!

iBuyers companies like Opendoor and Offerpad will give you an instant offer on your house. I put one of my own properties through the process to get a first-hand experience. Find out what I learned.

How Much Should You Put Down When Buying a House?

One of the most common questions I get from buyers and investors is how much they should put down when buying a property. The simple (and very lawyerly) answer is that it depends. Find out why.