March 2013

There are 30 blog entries for March 2013.

HSF Affiliates LLC Announces Brand Identity for New Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Brand

Press release March 11, 2013

LAS VEGAS, NEV. (March 11, 2013) – Today, HSF Affiliates LLC unveiled the new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand logo and quality seal at the annual Prudential Real Estate Sales Convention, signaling another defining moment in residential real estate. From the stage of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Prudential real estate agents and brokers got a first-hand look at the brand’s new visual identity. Read more at > full press release ......

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Brand Identity

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices logoBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices brings together proven operational excellence, demonstrated integrity and the reputation of Berkshire

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A 30-year mortgage financing loan has always been the most popular for consumers purchasing a house, but another loan is starting to increase its popularity. The 15-year mortgage loan, as a result of the record-low interest rates that are available nationwide, are increasing in popularity amongst buyers.

Consumers are slowly turning to 15-year loans because of how affordable they have grown since 2010. Statistics from the Mortgage Bankers Association show that a 15-year loan accounted for 23 percent of refinancing applications in November of last year. This is up 51 percent from a year earlier. For the whole year, 15-year mortgages made up 35 percent of all refinance loans. In 2007, 15-year mortgage loans made up for only 8.5 percent of the…
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You will fall in love with this San Clemente home! This home is located in the exclusive gated community of Reserve East in San Clemente and boasts 5 big bedrooms and 3,500 square feet of living space. Enjoy custom tile flooring downstairs with warm neutral colors throughout the San Clemente home. The main floor of this San Clemente home for sale also has a private bedroom suite perfect for company. The upstairs of this San Clemente home offers an over-sized Master Suite with incredible ocean views! Soak in the warmth on the deck or cozy up in the tranquil retreat area of this San Clemente home.

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The kitchen in this San Clemente home for sale is fit for a gourmet! Enjoy the oversized island, stone backsplash, granite counter tops and Monogram

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There are currently 225 properties in San Clemente, CA that are in some stage of foreclosure (default, auction or bank owned) while the number of homes listed for sale on RealtyTrac is 178. 

In February, the number of properties that received a foreclosure filing in San Clemente, CA was 72% higher than the previous month and 53% lower than the same time last year, according to RealtyTrac.com.


San Clemente CA Foreclosure Status Distribution

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San Clemente CA Foreclosure Activity and 30 Year Interest Rate

San Clemente CA Foreclosure Activity and 30 Year Interest Rate

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

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This Talega Craftsman home for sale is incredibly well-maintained and move-in ready. Located in the exclusive community of San Lucar in Talega, this 4 bedroom, 2,513 square foot home is a true gem. This Talega home has great curb appeal and is incredibly inviting. The front porch greets you as you enter this Talega home for sale. The lush landscaping creates a serene feel in this Talega home.

Upon entering this Talega home, you immediately feel the lightness. The sun beams in through all 22 windows! The front entry living room of this Talega home has incredible millwork panels and the living room is large and open. The formal dining room has a divine chandelier that makes this Talega home even more elegant. The downstairs bedroom in this Talega

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In February, the number of properties that received a foreclosure filing in Orange County, CA was 4% higher than the previous month and 61% lower than the same time last year, according to RealtyTrac.com.

Orange County CA Foreclosure Status Distribution

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Orange County CA Foreclosure Geographical Comparison

Orange County CA foreclosures were 0.01% below national statistics and 0.01% higher than state figures in February.

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Orange County CA Foreclosure Activity by Month

Pre-foreclosure activity increased 57.4% in February compared to the previous month and decreased 58.9% compared to the previous year. The number of bank-owned properties dropped 22.3% compared to Jan 2013 and 45.9% compared

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Fun for the whole family! San Clemente will once again be hosting the annual “Red Ribbon Parade” event on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 4:00pm. The Red Ribbon Parade is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country!

This community event is a favorite among San Clemente residents. Hundreds of students from local San Clemente schools will wear the color red to commemorate Red Ribbon Week. This fun San Clemente event promotes healthy choices and a drug and alcohol free lifestyle. San Clemente cares about its youth and therefore supports this incredibly important event each year.

For the past 20 years, Red Ribbon wristbands have been provided to every school-aged child in both public and private schools in San Clemente and many other

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The Taste of San ClementeThe 23rd annual, "Taste of San Clemente" has featured culinary masterpieces from over 20 of the area’s finest restaurants. “The Taste of San Clemente” will be held at the beautiful Casino San Clemente on Friday, November 1, 2013. The San Clemente Chamber of Commerce puts on this event each year and is it a favorite among locals. Guests of this San Clemente event can sample delicious food from all the local eateries and also enjoy wine tasting from the 16 wineries and microbrews from throughout California. Attendees to this San Clemente event will also receive a limited edition, engraved wine glass or beer mug that reads, “Taste of San Clemente”.

“The Taste of San Clemente” will feature a live musical entertainment from the band "Sandbox" so you can

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February homes sales continued to rise in February 2013 and prices indicate a healthy recovery is underway, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Sales have been above previous year levels for 20 consecutive months, while prices show 12 consecutive months of year-over-year price increases.

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This gorgeous home in South Orange County has incredible views of the sparkling Pacific! This 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home in Dana Point is located in the exclusive gated community of Regatta in Monarch Beach. With over 2,000 square feet, this South Orange County home for sale has an open floor plan and viewing decks. Sit and relax as you take in the spectacular surroundings of Palos Verdes Peninsula, Long Beach, and Newport. At night, enjoy the beautiful sunsets as you gaze upon the Catalina Vistas and city lights in this Dana Point home.

The cathedral ceilings make for a dramatic breathtaking feel in this Dana Point home. Lovely wood flooring and recessed lighting compliment this South Orange County home. The kitchen in this Dana Point home has

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