January 2015

There are 22 blog entries for January 2015.

Celebrity Interior Designer, Thom Filicia, shares tips on how to make bold design choices.


Information courtesy of Orange County Real Estate Experts The Hartanov Team.

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If you have an interest in American history and live in California, the California Missions Project is a way of life for parents, students and teachers. Building the missions is fun and educational and students enjoy creating these authentic masterpieces that will earn them oohs and aahs! It is a great way to teach children about the 21 missions in California that played a major role in this state's development. 

The colonists faced enormous obstacles and the California Mission Project teaches students how Spanish exploration forever changed the New World and the fate of Native Americas. One of the most beautiful missions, Mission San Juan Capistrano in gorgeous San Juan Capistrano, is holding a contest for teachers, students and parents! Simply

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Photo courtesy of Westwind Sailing

Have you always wanted to learn to sail or stand-up paddleboard? Westwind Sailing in beautiful Dana Point is your answer! Created in 1987, Westwind Sailing provides safe boating and sailing education for the general public and is simply THE best sailing program around. Their mission is to provide "education in boating and water safety and to teach respect for the aquatic environment; to promote self-esteem and reliance through sailing instruction; and to create an atmosphere that is safe, fun and encourages personal success."

Westwind Sailing is incredibly professional and has gained a reputation in the local South Orange County community as the leader in sailing education for both adults and children. People

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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 - December 2014

San Clemente

Median
Price

Change From
2013

Homes
Sold

Change From
2013

San Clemente - 92672

$808,500

+8.5%

35

-12.5%

San Clemente - 92673

$758,500

-2.1%

50

+51.5%

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

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In December, the number of properties that received a foreclosure filing in San Clemente, CA was 10% higher than the previous month and 16% higher than the same time last year, according to RealtyTrac.com.

San Clemente CA Foreclosure Trends

In December 2014, Pre-foreclosure activity increased 33.3% from the previous month and 200.0% from the previous year. Auctions decreased 25.0% from the previous month and 25.0% from the previous year. Bank-owned properties increased 33.3% from the previous month and dropped 42.9% from the previous year.

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San Clemente CA Foreclosure Status

Pre-foreclosures accounted for 54.5% of foreclosure activity in December 2014, Auctions were 27.3% and Bank-owned properties were 18.2%.

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California real estate ended the year with mixed results as home sales inched up for the first time in a year and a half. Single family sale prices increased from 364K in Dec 2013 to 366K in Dec 2014. The median price increased form $439,000 in Dec 2013 to $452,000 in Dec 2014.

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Have questions about the latest sales stats? Contact us anytime for more detailed info.

Information courtesy of Orange County Real Estate Experts the Hartanov Team.

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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.


Information courtesy of Orange County Real Estate Experts the Hartanov Team.

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Romance is alive and well in Newport Beach! Known for its fantasyland where style and leisure come together, Newport Beach makes visitors and locals feel spoiled and is the perfect place to spend Valentine's Day with your loved one or friends! This beautiful seaside community offers pristine beaches, luxury shopping, delicious restaurants and water sports, just to name a few. Whether you are smooching with your soulmate under the stars or celebrating with your girlfriends, Newport Beach has something for everyone!


Newport Beach has so many romantic and fun options to woo your loved one - or yourself- on this day of love. From spa treatments, to breathtaking seaside cliffs and sunsets, to sampling the lavish south orange county lifestyle, why not spend

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Looking for something to do for the day in beautiful San Clemente? Why not shop! San Clemente has some of the best boutiques in all of South Orange County!

You don't want a "one-size-fits-all" kind of shopping experience, you want to find that special piece that will wow everyone. Whether it's Valentine's Day for that special someone, an upcoming wedding or a weekend spring getaway, the stores in this city have it all! For a genuine San Clemente shopping experience, why not take a stroll down Avenida Del Mar for an entire afternoon? You can park your car at the top of the street and take the day to explore all the shops down the avenue. Most of the boutiques here in San Clemente are locally owned and have some of the best shopping in town! Come

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The city of Dana Point is known for its gorgeous beaches and perfect year-round weather. But did you also know that Dana Point is one of the top destinations in all of Southern California for biking?

Cycling in Dana Point has become increasingly popular over the years and now offers some of the best courses and trails in America. People come from all over to bike miles through the winding paths overlooking the gorgeous Pacific Ocean and the world-famous Dana Point Harbor. Whether you are looking for a relaxing ride, a day of discovery or a personal challenge, Dana Point has something for everyone!

One of the favorite cycling routes for both locals and visitors in Dana Point is along Pacific Coast Highway. On the ocean side of PCH, there is a 1.5

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