July 2011

There are 17 blog entries for July 2011.

child_abuse_189The Child Abuse Prevention Center is hosting a Back to School Drive. The Center is looking for community members, organizations, and businesses to donate school supplies. You can help children from low-income families start their school year with the right supplies they often can’t afford.

 

Donations such as crayons, scissors, backpacks, glue sticks, pencils, erasers, folders, and notepads are highly needed. If you are interested in participating please visit www.brightfutures4kids.org to find a drop off location near you!

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There were 16,281 Orange County CA foreclosures in June 2011, according to RealtyTrac.com. The average sales price of an Orange County home was $573,700 while the average sales price of a foreclosure home was $420,728, a $152,972 savings.

Orange County CA Foreclosure Activity and Home Price Index

Home price appreciation was 0.00% in June with 2,870 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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oc_fair_300Time is running out to take advantage of the fun at the Orange County Fair. There's live entertainment each night, a summer concert series, sports arena with everything from a rodeo to kart racing, an ice museum where you can see art carved from ice and the Calgary Stampede.

  • FAIR HOURS July 15-August 14
    Wednesday - Friday: Noon - Midnight
    Saturday - Sunday: 10 am – Midnight
    Open Wednesday-Sunday.
  • BOX OFFICE HOURS The OC Fair Box Office at the Pacific Amphitheatre is located at 100 Fair Drive,
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626,
    and follows this schedule for 2011 :Current Box Office Hours:
    Wednesday - Friday: 10 am- 6 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm
    (Closed July 4, 2011)Fair Time Box Office Hours (July 15 - August 14):
    Wednesday - Sunday: 10 am - 9 pm Tickets are
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    The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) applauds Gov. Jerry Brown on signing SB 458 (Corbett) into law.   SB 458 extends the protections of SB 931 (2010), to ensure that any lender that agrees to a short sale must accept the agreed upon short sale payment as payment in full of the outstanding balance of all loans.

    Under previous law (SB 931 of 2010), a first mortgage holder could accept an agreed-upon short sale payment as full payment for the outstanding balance of the loan, but unfortunately, the rule did not apply to junior lien holders. SB 458 extends the protections of SB 931 to junior liens.

    “The signing of this bill is a victory for California homeowners who have been forced to short sell their home only to find that the lender will

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    St. Clement's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church presents the August Outreach Concert Series.

    August 7th: Jim Prothero, accoustic guitar

    August 14th: The Brothers of Phi Mu Alpha from CSUF Music

    August 21st: Canyon Crest Vocal Academy Students, Anne Whattoff (director)

    August 28th: Michael Denison and Daniel Resch, piano and organ duets

    Tickets available at the door: $15 for each concert, or $50 for the series All ticket money will be split 50/50 between the St Clement's music program and the outreach charity of the performers choice 3:00pm @ St. Clement's: 202 Avenida Aragon, San Clemente, CA 92672.

    Any questions? sarah_sop@hotmail.com  

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    The California Association of Realtors@ closely monitors and analyzes trends in the residential real estate industry. The table below contains the latest reported existing home sales series, median home prices, unsold inventory index, median time on market, first-time buyer housing affordability index, and the latest mortgage rates.

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    Target in San ClementeDriving by the contruction for the new San Clemente Target store at 990 Avenida Vista Hermosa near the entrance to Talega in San Clemente, it appears Target is on schedule to open as planned on October 9, 2011. The new San Clemente Target store is across the street from the new 45-acre sports park that also looks like it is nearing completion.

    According to an earlier Target press release, the general merchandise stores will include an expanded fresh food assortment, providing greater convenience and value to guests. At about 135,000 square feet, the stores will offer basic fresh produce, fresh packaged meat and baked goods, and employ 100 to 250 team members.

    The San Clemente Target, at 142,000 square feet, is rumored to include Target's "latest…
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    art-a-fair_293Art-A-Fair, the finer arts festival of Laguna Beach, runs through August 28, 2011. Celebrating its 45th anniversary, the show will exhibit fine art from 125 international, national and local artists and master craftsmen.

    More than a premier art festival, Art-A-Fair will also feature daily art workshops taught by professional, juried artists, live entertainment, and special activities to celebrate Art-A-Fair's 45th anniversary. Admission to Art-A-Fair is just $7 for adults, which serves as a season pass - a real entertainment value! Visit Art-A-Fair on July 4th to take advantage of the show's Customer Appreciation Day and receive complimentary admission.

    Art-A-Fair's reputation for exhibiting exceptional art from around the world is renowned. It is the

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    The Orange County Real Estate Report below reflects the number of resale single family residences and condos as well as new homes selling in Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano. Also reflected is the % of change is from the same month last year.

    Orange County Real Estate - June 2011

    Orange County Community

    Median
    Price

    Change From
    2010

    Homes
    Sold

    Change From
    2010

     Dana Point - 92624

     $564,500

     -5.95%

    7

     -22.2%

     Dana Point - 92629

     $590,000

     +3.3%

    45

     -4.3%

     Laguna Beach - 92651

     $1,300,000

     +5.6%

     29

     -21.6%

     Laguna Niguel - 92677

     $504,000

     -8.4%

     93

     -15.5%

     Mission Viejo - 92691

     $418,000

     -9.1%

     51

     -35.4%

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    The San Clemente Friends of the Library is holding a Silent Auction now through August 7th. Books are on display in the Friends Bookstore located at 242 Avenida Del Mar. This Silent Auction has something for all book lovers.


    #1 California from the Conquistadores to the Legends of Laguna
    By Roger W. Jones.
    Starting Bid $25.00
    #2 Shoemaker America’s Greatest Jockey
    By Bill Shoemaker & Barney Nagler.
    Starting Bid $25.00

    #3 Moby Dick or the Whale
    By Herman Melville. Collector’s Edition by Easton Press.
    Starting Bid $15.00

    #4 Always Faithful
    By Captain William W. Putney. Signed by the author.
    Starting Bid $10.00

    #5 Bend to Baja: A Biofuel Powered Surfing and Climbing Road Trip
    By Jeff Johnson.
    Starting Bid $25.00

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