October 2011

There are 18 blog entries for October 2011.

Given the number and severity of natural disasters world-wide this year, it is no wonder that owners of San Clemente real estate are becoming increasingly concerned about their insurance coverage for damages caused by these disasters, especially floods. According to FEMA, flooding is the number one natural disaster across the United States, and this spring brings with it the probability of extremely high water and flooding.

Since your basic homeowner’s insurance policy will not cover damage due to rising water, (i.e. water that collects as a result of an overflow of a body of water or surface water runoff), you would be well advised to research flood insurance policies. Think you’re safe because you live in a moderate-to-low-risk flood area? Think

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turkey_trot_2011_185Now in its 34th year, the Dana Point Turkey Trot has been named one of America’s best Thanksgiving Day runs by Fitness Magazine. It is the ninth largest Thanksgiving Day race in the nation and second largest in California, and has become an Orange County tradition with more than 16,000 runners, walkers, volunteers, spectators, sponsors and vendors.

Through “Miles for Meals,” a portion of the proceeds from the Dana Point Turkey Trot will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank, an organization working to eliminate hunger in Orange County. For every dollar donated to Second Harvest Food Bank, three meals can be provided to a person in need.

Also, there is a registration discount to all active duty Camp Pendleton Marines as welll as a Thankgiving Day dinner for

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No, this isn’t just another timely spooky story, although it just may have to do with ghosts!  Be you a believer or a scoffer, the fact is that there are pieces of Orange County real estate on the market which are purported to be haunted and thus far more difficult to sell than an ordinary home.  Known as “stigmatized” properties, these houses have the reputation of being haunted or are the site of a previous violent crime--and the perception of ghosts and gore is not easy to erase.

So what to do?  First, check with your Realtor to see if you’re required to disclose information about the stigma attached to your Orange County real estate because you could be spooked by a lawsuit if you don’t.  Regardless of what the state dictates, being upfront about your…
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San Clemente - 92672

Median Price: $451,000
Change from 2010: -20.2%

Number of Homes Sold: 32
Change from 2010: +23.1%

San Clemente - 92673

Median Price: $719,000
Change from 2010: -0.5%

Number of Homes Sold: 48
Change from 2010: +9.1%

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 CA Real Estate - Sept 2011

Orange County Community

Median
Price

Change From
2010

Homes
Sold

Change From
2010

 Dana Point - 92624

 $445,750

 +70.0%

7

 +0.0%

 Dana Point - 92629

 $620,000

 -0.8%

32

 +39.1%

 Laguna Beach - 92651

 $472,000

 +25.9%

 26

 -23.5%

 Laguna Niguel - 92677

 $490,000

 -3.4%

 70

 -4.1%

 Mission Viejo - 92691

 $425,000

 -5.7%

53

 +65.6%

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san_clemente_tritonsThe San Clemente High School Homecoming along Avenida Del Mar, downtown, is Friday, October 21, 2011. Students, families and anyone curious can come out Friday afternoon to enjoy the San Clemente High Shool's Homecoming Parade. Each class produces a float and the Triton Band, sports teams, cheerleaders and others join in.

After the games ending October 15, 2011, the San Clemente Triton's varsity football team, with a record of 6-0, is currently ranked No. 3 in the Pac-5 Division rankings and No. 14 in the State.

  • Parade on Del Mar Street at 3::00 pm

  • Football Game vs. Dana Point at 7:00 pm  
    Update: The San Clemente Tritons stay unbeaten with their win over Dana Hills.  After a rocky start, the half time score was 14-10 in favor of San Clemente. In
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Date of Incorporation ....................................... February 28, 1928

Form of Government ........................................... Council-Manager

Type of Government .................................................. General Law

Location ..................................... On the California Coast, Midway Between Los Angeles and San Diego

Land Area ...............................................................18.45 sq. miles

Elevation .................................... 800' (Maximum); 250' (Average)

Annual Rainfall (5/19/09) ......................................................10.13

Annual Days of Sunshine (5/19/09) ......................................... 290

Sister Cities ..............................San Clemente del Tuyu, Argentina…
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The California Association of Realtors@ closely monitors and analyzes trends in the residential California 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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There is more Halloween fun for Sane Clemente kids at the Great Park Pumpkin Harvest.

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Saturday, October 22, 2011
Time(s): 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Balloon Park | Map & Directions
Free Admission, Parking $10

Celebrate the harvest season at the third annual Great Park Pumpkin Harvest, the Orange County Great Park Halloween celebration and food drive benefiting the Orange County Food Bank and the Second Harvest Food Bank.

The Great Park Balloon will be transformed into a giant Jack-O-Lantern, as visitors are welcomed to the Great Park Pumpkin Harvest. Visitors will experience the time honored tradition of fall activities and family fun, including:

•Pumpkin Patch
•Pumpkin Decorating
•Pumpkin Carving Demo
•Treat Stations
•Mini Hay Maze
•Train

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