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James Hoppe

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22345 Birchleaf

Mission Viejo, CA

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3600 sq ft
  • $1,400,000

22881 Driftstone

Mission Viejo, CA

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3600 sq ft
  • $999,900

27728 Calle Valdes

Mission Viejo, CA

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1472 sq ft
  • $739,000

27756 Arta , Unit 5

Mission Viejo, CA

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1477 sq ft
  • $2,900

27655 Chapala

Mission Viejo, CA

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4225 sq ft
  • $2,748,800

The Capital Gains Bypass Trust

February 15th, 2015 by James Hoppe

A Strategy to Sell Highly Appreciated Assets The potential for lifetime income, and still leave something to your heirs. By Alden B. Tueller, Esq., contributing author of Today’s Retirement The Dilemma: Steve Stewart is 62. His wife, Sandy, is 61. Almost 25 years ago, they bought their home for $350,000. They worked hard, made a […]

4 Renovation/Fixer-upper DO NOTS

January 15th, 2015 by James Hoppe

Not all improvement projects will boost your home’s value. Some may cost you when it’s time to sell. By Sarah Max, CNN/Money senior writer Before you spend a fortune fixing up your home, consider what future buyers are going to think about what you’ve done with the place. According to Remodeling Magazine’s cost vs. value […]

Prop 60 & 90 – Property Tax Info for Homeowners 55 or older

January 3rd, 2015 by James Hoppe

Ordinarily, when the ownership of California real property changes, the property is reassessed at its current fair market value and the new owner pays property tax based on the reassessment. Proposition 60 created an exemption by providing that a taxpayer who is 55 years of age or older may transfer the Proposition 13 base year […]

About James Hoppe

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James Hoppe

Broker-Owner / Architect / MBA / SFR / e-PRO / REALTOR

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Hoppe Realty

28251 Leticia Mission Viejo, CA 92692



James was an instrumental advocate in my relocation from Mission Viejo to my new home in San Clemente in 2009. He was completely professional, listened to my needs, must haves and even what I wanted. These skills and attitudes were prevalent through out the... (more)


When I first contacted Jim in early 2011 we had not even decided to sell our house at the time. I was simply inquiring about the potential market value of our home. I responded to an online " market value" analysis Jim had. He immediately responded and spent... (more)


James (Jim) is an exceptional real estate professional. Jim's expertise goes beyond real estate. His architectural background as well as his punctuality, integrity, and commitment are but a few of his admirable traits. My wife and I were so impressed with... (more)

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