August 2011

There are 18 blog entries for August 2011.

After 7 years the Doheny Days Music Festival is back. Get ready for a weekend of music at the beach with Weezer, Ben Harper, CAKE, Ziggy Marley and more! The DOHENY DAYS Music Festival returns to South Orange County on September 10 & 11, 2011. The festival will feature an eclectic mix of rock, reggae, surf and roots music from a diverse group of artists.


Saturday, September 10, 2011
Ben Harper
G. Love & Special Sauce
Donavon Frankenreiter
Katchafire from New Zealand
JJ Grey & Mofro
Common Sense
Blitz the Ambassador
…plus other regional acts & DJs on 3 stages

Sunday, September 11, 2011
Weezer
CAKE
Ziggy Marley
Neon Trees
Black Uhuru
…plus other regional acts & DJs on 3 stages

Various attractions will be located throughout the festival grounds including:

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music_art_2011_739The San Clemente Celebration of Surf Music and Art Festival is a music, art, and surf expo hosted in San Clemente on the eve of the Hurley Pro. Proceeds from this event will go to benefit a wide array of local and ocean related charities including Surfers Healing, The San Onofre Foundation, FAM, The Boys and Girls Club, and many more.

Bands include: Common Sense, Honk, Questions, and SoLag Vibrations

In addition to music and food there will be interactive surf industry and art expo and recognition throughout the night of contributors to surfing heritage past, present, and future.

Event date: September 17, 2011. Saturday 5:00 P.M.-10 P.M at San Clemente's Steed Park.

Vendors interested in participating should call (949) 667-2989, or visit Vendor

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The California Association of Realtor's First-time Buyer Housing Affordability Index (FTB-HAI) measures the percentage of households that can afford to purchase an entry-level home in California. C.A.R. also reports first-time buyer indexes for regions and select counties within the state. The Index is the most fundamental measure of housing well-being for first-time buyers in the state.

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Let’s compare July 2011 to July 2010 San Clemente real estate sales to see what has taken place in our local market.

San Clemente Real Estate Market Trends - July 2011

San Clemente - 92672

Median Price: $487,500
Change from 2010: -16.7%

Number of Homes Sold: 35
Change from 2010: +34.6%

San Clemente - 92673

Median Price: $700,000
Change from 2010: +3.2%

Number of Homes Sold: 43
Change from 2010: -14.0%

Figures courtesy of DQNews.com.

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The Orange County CA 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 - July 2011

Orange County Community

Median
Price

Change From
2010

Homes
Sold

Change From
2010

 Dana Point - 92624

 $690,000

 -9.80%

9

 +28.6%

 Dana Point - 92629

 $590,000

 -4.1%

33

 +26.9%

 Laguna Beach - 92651

 $1,157,500

 -15.8%

 32

 +33.3%

 Laguna Niguel - 92677

 $590,000

 +19.0%

 97

 +32.9%

 Mission Viejo - 92691

 $375,000

 -20.2%

 42

 -28.8%

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2011_home_raffle_293Orange County's most successful 7th annual home raffle is back and better than ever. Enter for a chance to win a beautiful home in Laguna Beach, CA or $1 million cash.
2011 Laguna Beach Million Dollar Home Raffle Drawing date for August Early Bird is: Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 5:30pm at Ocean Institute

September Bonus Prize Drawing:

Entry Deadline: Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Drawing Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011, 5:30 pm at Ocean Institute

Don't miss out on your chance to win the beautifully remodeled Laguna Beach dream home with whitewater ocean views and oh so much more!

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Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta  including the Audi CupCharity Regatta is being held Sept 8-11, 2011 in Dana Point Harbor.

charity_regatta_254As an annual event, the Charity Regatta’s mission is to bring together the business, civic and social leaders of our community with its boating members in order to raise money to benefit our community in South Orange County. This prestigious event promises once again, to be the sailing, powerboat and social event of the year. Since its inception, the Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta ® has raised over $600,000 dollars for local charities through corporate donations, sponsorships and individual contributions.

Benefiting this year is the Ocean Institute. The mission of the Ocean Institute is to inspire all generations, through

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Whether the Great Park Flights & Sounds Summer Festival is a family tradition or this weekend will be your first visit to the Park, this major metropolitan and ever-evolving festival offers a unique experience every week. This year, the Park is bigger, the artists are bigger, and these tips will ensure big fun at the Park.

Friday or Sgreat_park_127aturday? Friday nights bring world beat dance parties to the Park, with a dance floor in front of historic Hangar 244. Saturdays feature main stage concert performances under the glow of the Great Park Balloon. On both nights, performances are produced by Irvine Barclay Theatre. Check out Friday and Saturday at the Park, and enjoy two unique experiences in one unique park.

When Does the Fun Start? Live music begins at 8:15

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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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