May 2011

There are 19 blog entries for May 2011.

Sales of California distressed home sales increased in April 2011 according to the California Associaiton of Realtors.

  • The total share of all distressed property types sold in California declined in April to 48 percent, down from 51 percent in March and down from 49 percent in April 2010.
  • Non-distressed sales made up the remaining share at 52 percent in April, up from 49 percent in March and up from 51 percent in April 2010.
  • Of the California distressed properties sold, the total share of REO (real estate-owned) sales was 28 percent in April, down from 31 percent in March, and down from 30 percent in April 2010.
  • The statewide share of short sales also dropped in April to 19 percent, down from 20 percent in March but unchanged from 19 percent
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April 2011 statistics show San Clemente CA had 86 new foreclosure homes with an average foreclosure sales price of $579,889 vs. an average sales price of $649,764, according to RealtyTrac.com, resulting in a $69,875 savings.

There were 51 new foreclosures in the 92673 zip code and 350 new foreclosures in 92672, for a total of 86 new foreclosures in San Clemente CA. 1 in every 257 housing units received a foreclosure filing in April.  

San Clemente CA Foreclosure Geographical Comparison

The San Clemente CA foreclosure rate was 0.22% above national rates, 0.03% above California rates, and 0.07% above Orange County rates in April.

San Clemente CA Foreclosure Geographical Comparison - April 2011

San Clemente CA Foreclosures By Month

The number of bank-owned homes increased from 5 homes in March to 9 homes in

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There were 17,387 Orange County CA foreclosures in April 2011, according to RealtyTrac.com. The average sales price of an Orange County home was $581,215 while the average sales price of a foreclosure home was $429,054, a $152,161 savings.

Orange County CA Foreclosure Activity and Home Price Index

Home price appreciation was 0.00% in April with 3,256 new foreclosures.

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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

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For the 22 business days ending May 6, DataQuick’s freshest stats: South Coast homebuying patterns showed:
  • 151 homes were bought in the region in the period  -11% vs. a year ago.
  • Sales counts in all Orange County beach towns ran -2% vs. a year ago.
  • Countywide, it was -11% vs. a year earlier.
  • The sales-weighted average of median price changes in South Coast ZIPs was -28% vs. a year ago.
  • Price change in all Orange County beach towns ran -8% vs. a year ago.
  • Countywide, it was -2% vs. a year earlier.

Take a look at how a few South Orange County Coastal ZIPs compare to all Orange County beach town trends and countywide totals for homebuying and median selling prices:

Town ZIP Median price Year’s chg. Sales Year’s
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The 2009 Census Migration Report shows Californians love Texas and Maryland folks love California.

migration_1_480This study on state relocation trends within the United States says:

  • Texas gained an estimated 61,270 residents in 2009 who said that they had lived in California a year earlier.
  • Conversely, the Census found 35,104 new Californians who lived in the Lone Star state in 2008.
  • Texas netted population growth of 26,166 folks from California in 2009 — highest net migration among the 50 states (plus D.C. and Puerto Rico) away from the Golden State.
  • Next came Arizona with a net population gain of 12,881 from here. Third was Oregon that saw a 10,818 bump from California.
  • Maryland gained an estimated 6,639 residents in 2009 to California. But the Census found
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dp_boat_show_297The Dana Point Harbor Boat Show is scheduled this year to coincide with National Marina Day on June 11, 2011.  On this day we join other marinas nationwide in celebrating and spreading the joy of the boating and marina lifestyle.

The Boat Show and Green Expo also shares in National Marina Day’s commitment to environmental stewardship with features such as sustainable boating demonstrations and marine conservation activities.

The Event will also place great emphasis on encouraging newcomers to boating and other water recreation activities.

Enter The Dana Point Harbor Boat Show and Green Expo Raffle Contest!

Win an Overnight Stay in the Harbor and Two Free Passes to a Sunset Champagne Sailing on the 82-foot Historical Schooner Curlew! Click Here to

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In 1998, Omega Events launched an annual Blues Festival at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point Harbor. 13 years later, the Doheny Blues Festival is recognized as one of the nation’s top music events, having been named "Best Festival" by blues music's premier organization, The Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN.

Attendees will enjoy this inviting festival layout, highlighted by three stages of alternating music, an international Food Court, an eclectic Vendor Village with 50+ unique booths, Microbrew Tasting, and our Kidz EcoFest with educational exhibits for the younger music fans.

From Grammy winners to music legends, Doheny has been host to many of the top names in rock, soul & blues music, including B.B. King, The Black Crowes, Bonnie Raitt, Crosby,

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Housing affordability continued to improve throughout the state in the first quarter of 2011, led by low interest rates and home prices, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported today.

The percentage of buyers who could afford to purchase a median-priced, single-family home in California rose to 53 percent in the first quarter of 2011, up from 50 percent in fourth-quarter 2010 and 50 percent in first- quarter 2010, according to C.A.R.’s Traditional Housing Affordability Index (HAI).

C.A.R.’s HAI measures the percentage of all households that can afford to purchase the median-priced, single-family home in California. C.A.R. also reports affordability indices for regions and select counties within the state. The Index is

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ark_of_san_juan_223Stroll and "Paws" in these beautiful local gardens to support The Ark's mission of saving San Juan Capistrano's lost and abandoned companion animals. 30581 Hunt Club Drive, SJC: A magnificent garden inspired by the estate gardens of England and France. Wander paths abundant with hollyhocks, larkspur, daisies, foxgloves and roses. Butterfly and hummingbird baskets. Catch a glimpse of the resident turtle in the koi pond. 27001 Calle Maria, Capo Beach: The owner's of Whim invite you to their magical estate hidden behind gates, widely known as "Folie Gep". Original garden designed by one of the preeminent landscape designers in America. Delightful surprises await you around each twist and turn of the gravel pathways in this European style garden. Don't miss

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The California Association of Realtors is partnering with the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) Education Foundation in its effort to rebuild communities devastated by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. 

C.A.R. will match contributions from California REALTORS®, associations of REALTORS®, and affiliates, up to an aggregate total of $25,000, made to the AREAA Education Foundation during the next few months. 

If you would like to make a donation to the Japanese earthquake relief efforts and qualify for a matching gift from C.A.R., please send your check, payable to "AREAA Education Foundation," prior to Sept. 30, 2011. 

Mail checks to the following address:
Japan Earthquake Relief
c/o C.A.R.
525 S. Virgil Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90020

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