July 2012

There are 29 blog entries for July 2012.

It's not just historians who are fascinated with the absorbing the history of San Clemente. Whether you're mad on history, or you're just interested in discovering how this lively little town came into being, there is Early San Clemente road to Dana Pointmuch to see and do in the city that can give you a better understanding of San Clemente and its roots.

San Clemente’s history is actually a pretty short one, as the city was only founded in 1928, by a local man named Ole Hansen whose vision in 1925 was... "I vision a place where people can live together more pleasantly than any other place in America.... the whole picture is very clear before me.... I can see hundreds of white-walled homes bonneted with red tile, with trees, shrubs, hedges of hibiscus, palms and geraniums lining the

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There were 16,724 Orange County CA  foreclosures in June 2012, according to RealtyTrac.com. The average sales price of an Orange County home was $545,699 while the average sales price of a foreclosure home was $397,130, a $148,569 savings.

Orange County CA Foreclosure Activity and 30-Year Interest Rate

Orange County foreclosure activity had 3,043 new foreclosed homes in June while interest rates dropped to 3.68%.

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Orange County CA foreclosure activity is based on total number of properties that receive foreclosure filings…default notice, foreclosure auction notice or bank repossession…each month. Interest rate is based on average 30-year fixed rate from Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

Orange County CA Foreclosure Geographical Comparison

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June 2012 statistics show San Clemente CA had 433 foreclosure homes with an average foreclosure sales price of $573,969 vs. an average sales price of $653,852, a $79,883 savings according to RealtyTrac.com.


1 in every 366 housing units received a foreclosure filing in June. 

San Clemente CA Foreclosure Activity and 30-Year Interest Rate

There were 40 new foreclosures in the 92673 zip code and 31 new foreclosures in 92672, for a total of 71 new foreclosures in San Clemente CA in June 2012. Interest rates dropped to 3.68%.

san clemente ca foreclosure

Orange County CA foreclosure activity is based on total number of properties that receive foreclosure filings…default notice, foreclosure auction notice or bank repossession…each month. Interest rate is based on average

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When it comes to buying property in San Clemente, new residents have to think about more than just what kind of home they want buy. One of the most important considerations is which neighborhood you choose to live in. For some people, buying a home that is located close to a variety of amenities is critical, but for others that simply isn’t much more important consideration for many people, which is why gated communities like the one at Cyprus Shore have become so desirable in recent years.

One of the added advantages of living at Cyprus Shore is that most of the homes offer fantastic views of the ocean. There's nothing quite like picking up glorious sunrise overlooking the crystal clear Pacific, while taking deep breaths of the clean ocean air each

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Good news!  The recent results of two large-scale national surveys strongly indicate that consumer optimism and the desire to own Orange County real estate continue to rise.According to the quarterly Prudential Real Estate Outlook Survey, Americans’ confidence in homeownership and real estate continues climbing from the first quarter and from a year earlier.   To wit:
  • 69 percent of those surveyed believe that buying a home, including Orange County real estate,  is a good investment despite the market volatility of the past few years, up 6 percentage points from the first-quarter 2012 survey and 17 percentage points from first quarter 2011.
  • 72 percent expressed confidence that the real estate market and property values will improve during the next two
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The long awaited, remodeled and expanded, Ralph's Fresh Fare at 903 South El Camino Real in Southwest San Clemente is scheduled to have a grand opening  at 8:00 am on Friday, August 3, 2012. Closed since December 24, Ralph's Fresh Fare, Southwest San Clementefood trucks with deliveries are once again delivering goods in order to stock up the 28,322 square foot store (previously 19,500 SF).

Eagerly awaited by many of the locals, the owners had tried since 2003 to build a bigger store and a three-story commercial center that would have included restaurants and shops named the The Village Courtyard.  That plan was turned down by the San Clemente city council by a 3-2 vote in 2009. Hence, Ralph's got approval for the current $9M project that makes this Ralph's architecture the premier Ralph's building

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San Clemente is finally getting its own Hall of Fame, following a decision by council leaders last week.

The City Council voted 4-1 in favor of instituting a Hall of Fame in the city, ignoring protests from Councilor Bob Baker, who said that such a program ran the risk of embarrassing San Clemente by paying homage to sportsmen and women such as O.J. Simpson, Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong and Joe Paterno, whose images were later severely tarnished.

Councilman Tim Brown however, said that the new Hall of Fame, which will be erected at the San Clemente Aquatics Center, will be a positive thing for the city. He added that he didn't share Baker's fears.

Under the rules of San Clemente’s Hall of Fame, anyone put forward to be honored would either have

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Mention the name San Clemente, and the first thing that comes to mind are the dozens of fantastic beautiful beaches nearby this city. San Clemente's beaches have been the main attraction for tourists for San Clemente Beach Towermany years, and they also give plenty of enjoyment to local residents who are looking to do nothing more than relax and have a great day outside in the sunshine. There are dozens of popular beaches in San Clemente, but for many residents the real attraction lies in the ‘out of the way’ beaches that few tourists will ever venture to.

With its miles upon miles of Pacific ocean coastline, it's no surprise that there are literally dozens of hidden beaches around San Clemente that are just waiting to be discovered. Many local residents preferred these

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The San Clemente Real Estate Report below reflects the number of resale single family residences and condos as well as new homes selling in San Clemente. Also reflected is the % of change is from 2011.

San Clemente Real Estate Market Trends - June 2012

San Clemente - 92672

Median Price: $594,500
Change from 2011: +28.3%

Number of Homes Sold: 54
Change from 2011: +28.6%

San Clemente - 92673

Median Price: $660,000
Change from 2011: +0.0%

Number of Homes Sold: 52
Change from 2011: +6.1%

Figures courtesy of DQNews.com.

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