April 2009

There are 11 blog entries for April 2009.

36,215 California homes sold in March according to DQNews.com. This number is up 23.9 percent from February and up 47.4 percent from March 2008. Numbers include sales of new and resale homes as well as condos.

The median California home price in March was $223,000, down 0.4 percent from $224,000 in February, and down 37.7 percent from $358,000 for March a year ago. Approximately, half the drop in the median price is due to depreciation, the other half due to shifts in the types of homes selling.

Of the existing homes sold last month, 57.4 percent were properties that had been foreclosed on. A year ago it was 35.5 percent.

Sales of foreclosed home is nearing its 2008 peak, while financing with adjustable-rate mortgages is at an all-time low, as is

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San Clemente real estate sales increased 55.56 percent in March compared to March 2008 in the 92672 zip code. The median price of homes sold was $499,000 in March, a 31.42 percent decrease from March 2008.

San Clemente - 92672

Homes Sold: 28
+55.56% from 2008

Median Price:  $499,000
-31.41% from 2008

San Clemente real estate sales decreased 9.68 percent in March compared to March 2008 in the 92673 zip code. The median price of homes sold was $720,000 in March, a 15.19 percent decrease from March 2008.

San Clemente - 92673

Homes Sold: 28
-9.68% from 2008

Median Price:  $720,000
-15.19% from 2008

Figures reflect sales of single family homes, condos, as well as new homes as reported by DQNews.com.

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To put the best face on your Orange County home and appeal to buyers who follow feng shui principles, keep these tips in mind.

1. Pay special attention to the front door, which is considered the “mouth of chi” (chi is the “life force” of all things) and one of the most powerful aspects of the entire property. Abundance, blessings, opportunities, and good fortune enter through the front door. It’s also the first impression buyers have of how well the sellers have taken care of the rest of the property. Make sure the area around the front door is swept clean, free of cobwebs and clutter. Make sure all lighting is straight and properly hung. Better yet, light the path leading up to the front door to create an inviting atmosphere.

2. Chi energy can be flushed

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As part of the recent economic stimulus bill, the local Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funds has earmarked $566,000 for San Clemente environmental programs.

Federal officials say the allotment is based on the number of residents as well as the commuter population in each city. As a result, about 70 percent of the grant funds nationwide will go to cities with populations of 50,000 or more and counties with 200,000 or more, according to federal estimates.

Officials from the U.S. Department of Energy, which oversees the grant funding, say the money will go to programs that "reduce fossil fuel emissions, total energy use, and improve energy efficiency," particularly those that can be implemented quickly, produce long-term results, and

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San Juan Capistrano real estate sales dropped 72.7 percent in February compared to February 2008 in the 92675 zip code. The median price of homes sold was $340,000 in February, a 68.4 percent increase from February 2008, acording to DQNews.

San Juan Capistrano - 92675

Homes Sold: 32
-64.2% from 2008

Median Price:  $340,000
68.4% from 2008

Figures reflect sales of single family homes, condos, as well as new homes.

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For more complete information, visit San Juan Capistrano Market Update

If you are considering buying San Jaun Capistrano real estate, now may be an excellent time. Moderate prices, historically low interest rates, and an abundance of inventory have created an ideal buyer's market.

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Mission Viejo real estate sales dropped 10.3 percent in February compared to February 2008 in the 92691 zip code. The median price of homes sold was $435,000 in February, a 34.6 percent decline from February 2008.

Mission Viejo - 92691

Homes Sold: 35
-10.3% from 2008

Median Price:  $435,000
-34.6% from 2008

Figures reflect sales of single family homes, condos, as well as new homes.

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For more complete information, visit Mission Viejo Market Update

If you are considering buying Mission Viejo real estate, now may be an excellent time. Moderate prices, historically low interest rates, and an abundance of inventory have created an ideal buyer's market.

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Laguna Niguel real estate sales increased 50 percent in February compared to February 2008 in the 92677 zip code. The median price of homes sold was $514,000 in February, a 20.9 percent decline from February 2008, according to DQNews.

Laguna Niguel - 92677

Homes Sold: 60
50% from 2008

Median Price:  $514,000
-20.9% from 2008

Figures reflect sales of single family homes, condos, as well as new homes.

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For more complete information, visit Laguna Niguel Market Update

If you are considering buying Laguna Niguel real estate, now may be an excellent time. Moderate prices, historically low interest rates, and an abundance of inventory have created an ideal buyer's market.

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San Clemente real estate sales increased 144.4 percent in February compared to February 2008 in the 92672 zip code. The median price of homes sold was $575,000 in February, a 0.9 percent increase from February 2008.

San Clemente - 92672

Homes Sold: 22
144.4% from 2008

Median Price:  $575,000
0.9% from 2008

San Clemente real estate sales decreased 16.7 percent in February compared to February 2008 in the 92673 zip code. The median price of homes sold was $687,500 in February, a 13.5 percent decrease from February 2008.

San Clemente - 92673

Homes Sold: 25
-16.7% from 2008

Median Price:  $687,500
-13.5% from 2008

Figures reflect sales of single family homes, condos, as well as new homes.

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Laguna Beach real estate sales dropped 72.7 percent in February compared to February 2008 in the 92651 zip code. The median price of homes sold was $1,300,000 in February, a 35.4 percent decline from February 2008.

Laguna Beach - 92651

Homes Sold: 6
-72.7% from 2008

Median Price:  $1,300,000
-35.4% from 2008

Figures reflect sales of single family homes, condos, as well as new homes.

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For more complete information, visit Laguna Beach Market Update

If you are considering buying Laguna Beach real estate, now may be an excellent time. Moderate prices, historically low interest rates, and an abundance of inventory have created an ideal buyer's market.

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As a follow-up to our post, San Clemente Joins In Global Earth Hour, I wanted to share an article from the San Clemente Times announcing its success:

(San Clemente Tiems) A crowd of some 350 gathered—candles and signs in hand—in downtown San Clemente last Saturday night as a part of the global observance of Earth Hour. Nearly 4,000 cities in 88 countries participated simultaneously in an effort designed to demonstrate worldwide concern over global warming and the urgent need for increased conservation efforts. From the top of Avenida Del Mar (at El Camino Real) to the lawn at the community center, electric lights were extinguished and the warm glow of candlelight lit the processional as residents and friends marched to show their concern and

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