October 2014

There are 17 blog entries for October 2014.

Yes, Halloween is behind us and the little ones are enjoying their treats today, but many older children as well as adults love to look for haunted houses to visit during this time of year as well.  While Halloween is all good and fun, no one wants to end up purchasing a home that gives them nightmares!  In this article we will look at a few tips on how to avoid haunting situations when buying a home.

  • Avoid buying a home in a bad neighborhood  by going to your prospective place of residence during the weekends.  On the weekends folks typically get outside and do yard work around their homes.  You may even be able to talk to some of  the folks who live there to see what they are like before you make a home purchase in that neighborhood.  It’s also a
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In September, the number of properties that received a foreclosure filing in Orange County, CA was 13% higher than the previous month and 3% lower than the same time last year, according to RealtyTrac.com.

Orange County CA Foreclosure Status

Pre-foreclosures accounted for 41.8% of foreclosure activity in September 2014, Auctions 47.3% and Bank-owned properties 10.9%.

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Orange County CA Foreclosure Geographical Comparison

Orange County CA foreclosures were the same as national statistics and 0.1% below state figures in September 2014.


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Orange County CA Foreclosure Activity

Pre-foreclosure activity decreased 13.1% in September compared to the previous month and 21.7% compared to the previous year. The number of bank-owned properties

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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 from 2013.

San Clemente Real Estate Market Trends - September 2014

San Clemente

Median
Price

Change From
2013

Homes
Sold

Change From
2013

San Clemente - 92672

$720,000

+8.5%

57

+58.3%

San Clemente - 92673

$565,000

-18.9%

26

-43.5%

Figures provided by DQNews.com. Courtesy of San Clemente Realtors, The Hartanov Team.

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The annual Birth De Christmas Festival is back! This Christmas boutique is one of South Orange County's favorite winter celebrations and is fun for the whole family! Come be a part of this exciting San Clemente event on December 13, 2014, from 8:00am to 8:00pm.

The Birth De Christmas celebration will include lots of twinkling lights, flying reindeer, Elves and a Grinch! Enjoy the Christmas Boutique with one-of-a-kind vendors and gifts, Christmas BBQ, The Christmas Cafe, Christmas Caroling, Living Nativity and live music. There will also be Christmas games, Feliz Navidad Cafe, Ginger Bread Competition and so much more! The school and church choirs will be singing, along with a Barber shop quarter, Christmas bands and even a Christmas DJ playing

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Join the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce for a very special evening under the stars. The 24th Annual Taste of San Clemente will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014, from 6-10pm, at the gorgeous Casino San Clemente. This local event promises to be a night you won't soon forget!

The Taste of San Clemente will feature culinary masterpieces from over twenty local restaurants, as well as sixteen premium wineries from all over California. There will also be Microbreweries and much more. This San Clemente event will also include a fabulous Silent Auction with more than forty incredible baskets and gifts.

Here are some of the local restaurants that will be involved with the Taste of San Clemente:

Nicks San Clemente, Adeles at the San Clemente Inn,

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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 from the same month last year.

Orange County CA Real Estate - September 2014

Orange County Community

Median
Price

Change From
2013

Homes
Sold

Change From
2013

Dana Point - 92624

$1,699,000

+162.4%

6

-14.3%

Dana Point - 92629

$785,000

+18.3%

57

 +9.6%

Laguna Beach - 92651

$2,065,000

+35.9%

 42

 -6.7%

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Join the Laguna Beach Parents Club for their annual Halloween Walk at 4:30pm on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. This is the club's biggest (and cutest) event of the year! 

The festivities will begin at Main Beach and Laguna Beach residents are invited to come watch the costumed kids (and parents!) as they parade down Forest Avenue to gather candy and trinkets from local merchants. The Halloween Walk will end at the Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church parking lot, located at 415 Forest Avenue. The Laguna Beach Parents Club has arranged for a Waste Management truck and various emergency vehicles to be on site so children can learn, touch, climb and have loads of fun!

If you are not a member of the Laguna Beach Parents Club, becoming a member is easy,

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Looking for fun things to do in San Clemente this Halloween season? Look no further! We have created a list of the top events happening in this great city! Check out all the details below:

Fun on the Run Halloween Health Haunt

The City of San Clemente will host “Halloween Health Haunt,” October 25th and 26th, as well as October 29th-31st, as part of the “Fun on the Run” mobile recreation program. For more information, contact San Clemente Recreation at 949.429.8719.

Trick-or-Treat Talega Village

Talega Village Center, 801 Via Suerte, will host trick-or-treaters, October 27th from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. The afternoon will include free Halloween bags for the first 500 kids, face-painting and balloon art. Trick-or-treat bags will be available at

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Looking for a fun activity to counteract all that candy you will be eating this Halloween season? Renegade Racing is going all out and hosting a terrifying 10-miler and spooky 5K and 10K on Sunday, October 26, 2014, at Salt Creek Beach Park in beautiful Dana Point. Kids can also join the fun with a superhero half-mile run!

This fun South Orange County event is fun for the whole family and will be a "howling" good time! Enjoy running along the Salt Creek Regional Corridor Path, gazing out on views of the wilderness area, beach and spooky ghosts and goblins along the course. All runners are encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween or Super Hero costume! There will also be a pumpkin carving contest, pumpkin patch, costume contests, expo booths and

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