May 2010

There are 9 blog entries for May 2010.

Two top housing economists forecast some encouraging but tempered predictions for the housing market over the next few years during an economic session at the National Association of Realtors® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Expo today.

Top housing economists, Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, and Mark Zandi, chief economist and co-founder of Moody’s Economy.com, forecast some encouraging but tempered predictions for the housing market over the next few years. Both agree that job creation is key to an economic and housing recovery, with an improvement in job creation as 2010 progresses. However, they differed somewhat on the impact that foreclosures will have on home price stabilization. Yun expects a slightly stronger demand for housing and a…
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Memorial Day weekend is upon us and it's time to think about how your are going to celebrate during your 3-day weekend. There are sure to be lazy days at the beach and endless barbecues to attend, how can we honor our HEROS who have sacrificed so much for us?

Memorial Day Ceremony




Monday, May 31, 10:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. San Clemente remembers our fallen soldiers with two events: an observance at the Community Center followed by a ceremony at the Marine Monument in Park Semper Fi. More info at 949.361.8264.
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Information about the 2011 Car Show on June 12 can be found at 2011 San Clemente 16th Annual Car show

15th Annual San Clemente Village Car Show - June 13, 2010Come on down and enjoy the day at the San Clemente 15th Annual Car Show on June 13th, 2010 on Avenida Del Mar, Downtown San Clemente.

Based on past Car Shows, there will be Woodies, Hot Rods, Tricked-out trucks, vintage cars, muscle cars, antique cars and more!

Great Family Event with 300 cars on display.

  • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Free Admission
  • Food and Vendors
  • Courtesy shuttle service from San Clemente High School parking lot

More information, Car Show application, vendor and sponsorship application can be found at San Clemente Village Car Show,
or at (949) 498-4538, 144 Ave Del Mar, Suite R, San Clemente

San Clemente Car Show
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Want to take control of your health?

According to San Clemente Wellness, they want to help you succeed using San Clemente Wellness Weight Loss Programmost programs out there along with new tips and methods. They say that they provide a great, friendly environment where you can meet people who have the same goals and similar struggles to build community support for everyone in the group. Not only can you achieve long lasting results, but also win cash and prizes.

Join the Challenge and get ready to change your life! They offer a 12-week program:

  • Weekly gatherings at 6:00 pm on Tuesday nights
  • $39 Entry Fee (Awarded to Winners)
  • Cash Prize awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place
Pre-register for the Tuesday, May 25th class starting at 6:00 pm.

San Clemente Wellness
219 N. El…
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In April, the California Association of Realtors launched a HAFA training program for Realtors to become specialists in foreclosure alternatives and short sale transactions. But what is HAFA?

HAFA is an acronym for Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives, a government-sponsored program people who are experiencing difficulty in selling their homes. In conjunction with the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), HAFA was initiated on November 30, 2009 with the goal of revitalizing the housing market. Under the program, borrowers are provided incentives that will help them take advantage of either a short sale, whereas the borrower and the mortgage servicer agree to sell the home for less than the value of the loan; or a deed-in-lieu of

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newport beach jazz festivalSouthern California’s most famous Smooth Jazz Festival returns to the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach on May 14th, 15th and 16th. Three spectacular days of world class performances by 25 top jazz artists, including Gentlemen of the Night, Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Rick Braun, Richard Elliott, Bobby Caldwell, Otis Day and the Nights and many more!

This is a three-day (Rain or Shine) Festival. Artists, dates and times subject to change. Bring the whole family for a weekend of great music!

Summer Jazz Amphitheater
Friday - May 14


8 p.m.
Gentlemen of the Night
Marion Meadows, Paul Taylor & Warren Hill

Golf Course and Festival Grounds
Saturday - May 15


11:30 a.m. - Main Stage
Eric Darius

12:15 p.m. - Lawn Stage
Ronnie Guitierez Band

12:45 p.m. - Main…
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(Update May 2, 2011: The 58th Annual San Clemente Fiesta Street Festival will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2011)

The 57th Annual San Clemente Fiesta Street Festival will be held on Sunday, August 8, 2010 from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm. This fun, family oriented event is held in the center of town on Avenida Del Mar (from El Camino Real all the way to Calle Seville).

Among the many events are food and game booths, 3-stages with live music, arts and crafts show, a classic car and motorcycle show, jugglers, face painters and more.

 

This year, live entertainment includes, but not limited to:
  • Liquid Blue, a high energy band
  • Navy Band Southwest "Destroyers", a premier contemporary rock music ensemble
  • Crucero Navy Band Southwest New Salsa Band (this band
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Southern California leads state in total foreclosures for the first quarter
Five counties in Southern California led the state in total foreclosure activity during the first quarter. Los Angeles County documented more than double the activity of its nearest competitor, totaling 46,452 properties with foreclosure filings for the quarter. Riverside County was second, reporting 22,719 properties with foreclosure filings. Reporting 18,279 properties with foreclosure filings for the month, San Bernardino County came in third. San Diego County was fourth, reporting 16,570 properties with foreclosure filings. Fifth highest total was Orange County, where 12,841 properties with foreclosure filings were reported for the quarter.

State the nation’s largest single

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By RealtyTrac Staff

Statewide filings down marginally from last year; nation’s 4th highest foreclosure rate March numbers up substantially from a month earlier; down from a year ago

Foreclosure activity in California rose 5 percent during the first quarter of 2010, but was down more than 6 percent from the same period last year. In all, the state reported 216,263 properties with foreclosure filings during the quarter, maintaining it’s status as the nation’s foreclosure leader for the 16th consecutive quarter. One in every 62 California housing units received a foreclosure filing during the quarter, the fourth highest state foreclosure rate in the nation.

The level of activity was more noteworthy in March, when the state reported 93,173 properties with…
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