October 2009

There are 20 blog entries for October 2009.

The San Clemente Chamber of Commerce hosts the “Original Taste of San Clemente" at the beautiful Courtside Restaurant at the Rancho San Clemente Tennis & Fitness Club (111 Avenida Vista Montanas) on Friday, November 6.

There will be culinary masterpieces from over twenty of the areas finest and newest restaurants, as well as sixteen premium wineries from throughout California, ice cold Microbrews and more.

Dancing under the stars will feature a fabulous, premier 5-piece band, The Corvettes, who play rock and roll, doo-wop music from the mid-50's through the late 60's.

The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and concludes at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are limited to 250 guests. The ticket price includes a complimentary "Taste of San Clemente" wine glass or beer mug,

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There were 24,953 Orange County CA foreclosure homes and 5,065 new foreclosure filings in Sept 2009. The average sales price of an Orange County CA home was $383,508 and the average sales price of a foreclosed home was $550,212, a difference of $166,704, according to RealtyTrac.com.

Orange County CA Foreclosure Activity and Home Price Index

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Orange County CA foreclosure activity is based on the total number of properties that receive foreclosure filings - default notice, foreclosure auction notice or repossession notice - each month. Home price appreciation is based on month-over-month percentage change of the Home Price Index. The Home Price Index is calculated from home sales records.

Orange County CA Foreclosure Geographical Comparison

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Halloween has become the second most popular holiday after Christmas. Below are ideas to help your ghosts and goblins enjoy a scary, but safe holiday!

 


Halloween is fun for all ages. See what is going on in Orange County for young and old alike

 

48 Halloween Costume Ideas for 2009!

Make the perfect costume with ideas from Reader’s Digest that are frugal, fast and fun!

  • 20 Low-Sew, No-Sew Costumes
  • 15 Children’s Costume Ideas
  • 8 Easy Face Painting DesignsM
  • 5 Costumes Ideas for Dogs
  • Plus: Decorations, Crafts, and Recipes
Halloween Treats

At Allrecipes, you’ll find devilishly good recipes for your Halloween celebrations. You’ll even find tips for roasting your pumpkin seeds!

Make your pumpkin stand out…
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The number of listing sold by quarter in 2009 has increased from 5,369 during the first quarter 2009 to 7,367 during the third quarter 2009. During the same time period, the average sales price has increased from $473,000 to $549,000. Many have taken advantage of the first time home buyer credit and FHA 3.5% down loans which has fueled the upswing in the market, particularly for homes under $750,000.

Listings Sold by Calendar Quarter in SoCal MLS Orange County

Orange County Sold Listings through Sept 30, 2009

























SoCalMLS/Orange County Listings Sold Units by Price Range:
October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009

  • 65.0% of the listings sold were less than $500,000 (17,090)
  • 21.4% of the listings sold were $500,000 to $749,999 (5,636)
  • 7 % of the listing sold were $750,000 to $999,999 (1,836)
  • 6.6% of the
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Great opportunity for a First Time Home Buyer, for a Senior, 55+ who wants to downsize to a single level home, or anyone wanting to live in a great area close to the beaches, Dana Point Harbor or coastal amenities.

Equity seller can give fast response on this Cute, Single Level Capistrano Beach (Dana Point) home located on the Ocean (West) side of 5 Freeway. Located on a wide, quiet street of custom homes a block from multi million dollar bluff front homes with ocean views.

2-Bedroom, 1-bath, 2-car attached garage, plus huge back yard provides for a variety of uses and home expansion. Stamped concrete driveway and walk way makes for a charming entrance.

No HOA! No Mello-Roos! Great location!

This home has been sold, but you can view other homes in…
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David Blitzer, Chairman of the S&P committee, discusses the steady improvement in the housing market. Some of the key points are:

  • The new home buyer, one time tax credit, has offset some of the difficulties people have had getting mortgages.
  • Prices are back to where they were in 2003.
  • Compared to the stock market, housing isn't a bad story.
  • The less expensive home market will be damaged with the end of the first time home buyer credit.
  • There will be continued difficulty in people qualifying for a mortgage.
  • The high end of the market will see some appreciation.
  • Southern California home prices will probably not recover for at at least a decade.

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Existing-home sales bounced back strongly in September with first-time buyers driving much of the activity, marking five gains in the past six months, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Let's take a look at the Setember San Clemente real estate sales statistics as reported by DQNews.com:

San Clemente Real Estate Sales Statistics - September 2009
(92672 Zip)

Homes Sold:  32
Change from Sept 2008: +113.3%

Median Sales Price: $607,750
Change from Sept 2008: +26.5%

San Clemente Real Estate Sales Statistics - September 2009
(92673 Zip)

Homes Sold:  47
Change from Sept 2008: +30.6%

Median Sales Price: $665,000
Change from Sept 2008: -10.6%

View more San Clemente real estate market statistics at San Clemente Market Trends.

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Existing-home sales bounced back strongly in September with first-time buyers driving much of the activity, marking five gains in the past six months, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Take a look at what is happening in the Orange Countyr real estate market at Orange County Real Time Market Updates. 

Also take a look at the September 2009 Orange County real estate sales statistics as reported by DQNews.com:

Dana Point Real Estate Sales Statistics - September 2009
(92624 Zip)

Homes Sold:  3
Change from Sept 2008: -50.0%

Median Sales Price: $619,000
Change from Sept 2008: -35.9%

Dana Point Real Estate Sales Statistics - September 2009
(92629 Zip)

Homes Sold:  36
Change from Sept 2008: +12.5%

Median Sales Price: $611,000
Change from Sept

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Laguna Beach Listings Sold by Calendar Quarter

Laguna Beach Listings Sold from 2nd Calendar Quarter 2008 through 2nd Quarter 2009 shows that the 1-year sales trend is up 27.5%. However, the one year average sales price trend is down 11.2%. Laguna Beach has seen property sales more than double in the 2nd Quarter (65) compared to 1st Quarter (29) 2009.

Laguna Beach Listing Sold by Quarter

September 2009: Laguna Beach Monthly Listing Taken and Absorbed

Laguna Beach listings absorbed continue to climb and are almost 3-times what they were just 1-year ago.

Laguna Beach Monthly listings taken and absorbed - Sept 2009

You can find out more about homes for sale at Laguna Beach homes for sale at Laguna Beach real estate, or view community information at Laguna Beach Community information.

View distressed property buying opportunities at

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Take a look at this quick photo-video slideshow of local San Clemente, CA sites. Enjoy the beach, shopping, and relaxation in our beachfront community. Turn your speakers up (or down)...the video has music.


Video courtesy of our good friend, beachlocal of San Clemente's #1 Online Guide & Community Website eSanClemente.com

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