June 2015

There are 16 blog entries for June 2015.

Summer has arrived!  Many families plan for their summer vacation months in advance but did you know that you need to prepare your home for your vacation as well?  Below are a few tips on what you should do to prepare your home for your upcoming vacation.   

  • summer vacationMow your grass before you leave for your vacation.  I would suggest that you set the mower on the shortest cut you can get so that you don’t have to worry about it growing up while you are gone.  If you are going to be gone for an extended period of time you may want to arrange to have a family member mow your yard at least once while you are gone.  Mowing your yard before vacation makes it look like you are still at home and therefore may keep away potential intruders. 
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The beautiful retirement community of Laguna Woods is the premier independent living experience in all of Southern California and South Orange County. It is for people 55 and older and is just ten short minutes from the gorgeous coastline of Laguna Beach and the sparkling Pacific Ocean.   

About Laguna Woods

The community of Laguna Woods Village is located in the rolling hills of serene Saddleback Valley in South Orange County. This area has some of the best weather in the world and people have been living in this area for over 50 years and loving it. Some 18,000 residents call Laguna Woods Village home and enjoy all the amenities and advantages it has to offer. You won't find a better combination of gorgeous living accommodations and fun

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The number of properties that received a foreclosure filing in Orange County, CA in May 2015 was 8% lower than the previous month and 0% lower than the same time last year, according to RealtyTrac.com.

Orange County CA Foreclosure Status

Pre-foreclosures accounted for 45.2% of foreclosure activity in May 2015, Auctions 29.4% and Bank-owned properties 25.4%.

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Orange County CA Foreclosure Geographical Comparison

Orange County CA foreclosures were 0.02% lower than national statistics and 0.2% below state figures in May 2015.

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County CA Foreclosure Activity

Pre-foreclosure activity decreased 4.3% in May compared to the previous month and decreased 14.3% compared to the previous year. The number of bank-owned properties

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If you are looking to spruce up your home's interior or need a housewarming gift, we have just the place for you! Right in downtown San Juan Capistrano, in the Mission district, Whim Home offers beautiful home decor and professional timeless design. They have a sophisticated selection of fine furnishings, lighting, rugs, jewelry, books, luxury candles, antiques, garden decor and so much more! Visitors absolutely love their selection and the staff is known for being incredibly helpful. 

The Owners of Whim Home in San Juan Capistrano

Eric Guenther developed an interest in design when he was a child. He was heavily influenced by his doting European grandmother, who taught him about fine living, art, travel, design and architecture. Guenther's

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Since yesterday was Father’s day let’s take a look at what types of new homes may make your father happy and excited to move into a new place.  If you forgot to get your dad a present and you are currently in the market for a new home, take a fatherfew of these things into consideration and I am sure he will be one happy father to wait for his present until you make  the purchase of his dream home!

  • If your dad is an overprotective father then he may be interested in a home that offers such things as a security system and or a gate around the property or safe house.  You may even want to purchase a home that offers guest quarters so that once you get to the age where you want to move out you won’t have to go too far away from your family.
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Are you ready for a full day of fun with the whole family? The city of San Clemente will once again play host to a great family-friendly event! The San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival will be held on Sunday, August 9, 2015, in the beautiful downtown area of San Clemente on picturesque Ave. Del Mar. This San Clemente event will be hosted once again by The San Clemente Chamber of Commerce and features a variety of activities for visitors and fun for everyone. This San Clemente event will take place from 9:00am - 7:00pm and will be a day you won’t forget!

About the San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival

The San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival will offer all kinds of exciting things to do and fun for all ages: food and game booths, three stages with live

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Beautiful Dana Point is home to many historical buildings and landmarks. The Dana Point Historical Society aims to uphold the unique visual character of this South Orange County community and preserve Dana Point's colorful past. This will serve to enrich both the current and future generations and build an appreciation of this great city. Preserving and celebrating the historic buildings of Dana Point really gives the residents a sense of community and security. 

The Dolphin House and The Dana Point Historical Society

The Dolphin House is considered to be Dana Point's oldest residence and recently turned 101 years old! Built in 1914, the Dolphin House was constructed before the Panama-California Exposition that took place in San Diego in 1915.

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The California real estate market softened in May, but the housing market momentum continued to be solid as the spring home-buying season marked higher year-over-year home sales and prices for the fourth straight month.

Single family home sales dropped to 423,000 in May from 428,000 in May 2015, but increased from 389,000 in May 2014.

The median sales price rose to $486,000 compared to $465,000 in May 2014 and $482,000 in April 2015.

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Information is courtesy of Orange County CA Realtors The Hartanov Team.

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The gorgeous master planned community of Ladera Ranch lies just outside San Juan Capistrano. Ladera Ranch was designed with the enjoyment of its residents in mind. Although it is not yet a city, Ladera Ranch offers an incredible range of community services and amenities to some 20,000 residents of all ages, including top rated schools, shopping centers, community club houses, skate parks, sparkling pools, and more!

The Ladera Ranch Lifestyle

Developed in 1999, Ladera Ranch has grown into an incredibly close-knit community and has enjoyed the area's slow-paced growth. The residents love the award-winning amenities, including gorgeous homes, a well-established infrastructure, various community events, stunning parks, a business center and so much

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If you are in the mood for relaxed, upscale dining, them it is time to head to Salt Creek Grille in beautiful Dana Point! This cozy spot offers a rustic, Craftsman-style setting with incredible American fare and a gorgeous outdoor patio with fire pit. Come check out this specialty dinner house that features fresh Pacific seafood, meat and salads. 

The Story of Salt Creek Grille in Dana Point

Nestled on the corner of PCH and Crown Valley Parkway in Dana Point, Salt Creek Grille is an award-winning restaurant that has people coming back again and again. Opening in 1996, Salt Creek Grille sought to create a neighborhood restaurant and tavern that was specifically tailored to the local Dana Point community. They strive to offer the complete

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