March 2016

There are 12 blog entries for March 2016.

HOA


If you are currently in the market for a new home it is likely that if you haven’t already you will eventually hear the term HOA.  What does HOA stand for you may ask?  HOA stands for Home Owners Association.  Many neighborhoods have a Home Owners Association these days but not all neighborhoods do.  Let’s take a closer look at what an HOA is all about and what exactly the fees associated with an HOA actually cover.

  • Home Owners Associations were created to keep neighborhoods on the up and up so to speak.  They will keep your neighbor for instance from painting their house hot pink or putting up an 8 foot tall fence.  HOA’s will also keep your neighbors yards looking nice and manicured as many of them have strict rules about keeping the grass cut
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california real estate

The California Association of Realtors closely monitors and analyzes trends in the residential real estate industry. The table above 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.

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easter egg hunt


Just in case you missed the Easter Bunny at home, there will be a FREE Easter egg hunt at Laguna Beach High School,on Easter Sunday, March 27 at 1:00pm. The egg hunt is sponsored by the Laguna American Legion Post 222.

Please arrive early to ensure participation. Children 9 years and younger will be able to join in. More than 1,000 colored eggs and candy available for the hunt. Come early at 12:30pm and have your picture taken with the live bunny.

Address: 625 Park Avenue, Laguna Beach CA 92651

For more information call, 949 637 4437.

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rooms appear larger


Perhaps you just purchased a home that is smaller than you really wanted because that is all you can afford at this time.  There is no reason why you should have to settle for small looking rooms in a small house.  There are ways to help make the rooms in your home appear larger. Below you will find a few ideas to liven up your tiny house and make it appear larger than life, at least on the inside.

  • Keep your decorations simple.  The best way to help a small room look larger than it actually is, is to decorate simply.  You can do this by using light colors and simple designs in whatever room you are decorating. 
  • Give each room its own focal point.  By this I mean perhaps you can hang one large piece of artwork at the center of the room.  This
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2855 Calle Heraldo


This Marlborough Seaview home is the highest priced home to be sold in the area due to The Hartanov Team's progressive and innovative marketing plan.

4 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | 2,498 Square Feet | 46 Days On Market | $432 Square Foot


This Marlborough Seaview Estate home is situated high on the hill offering spectacular ocean and pool views from almost every room. Double door entry leads you to a large formal living room with vaulted ceilings, fireplace and formal dining room. This beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 full bath home has an updated kitchen with granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances, built-in refrigerator and pantry. Family room opens up to kitchen with ocean views from every window. The backyard is an entertainers dream! With beautiful pool,

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curb appeal


There are many tips and tricks for selling your home one of which is to glam up your curb appeal.  The front of your home is one of the first things potential buyers will look at and sometimes it can set the stage and give either a good first impression or a bad one.  Not all of the ideas for bumping up your home’s curb appeal have to be expensive; as a matter of fact many of them are quite cheap.  Below you will find a few inexpensive ideas for making your house stand out above all the others in your neighborhood.

  1. Making your front door stand out is a great way to get your home noticed by potential buyers.  Most likely your front door hasn’t been cleaned in a while, simply because people don’t think a lot about their front door.  All you need to
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27752 manor hill rd

Open House Saturday March 12, 1:00 to 4:00.

Come see! Don't miss a great opportunity to see a 'short sale' in beautiful condition, sitting on a large lot and with a huge bonus room!

27752 Manor Hill Road, Laguna Niguel CA 92677

5 Bedrooms | 4.5 Bathe | 3,600 Square Feet | Somerset

Beautifully upgraded and maintained Somerset executive home in the highly desirable community of San Joaquin Hills, PRICED TO SELL QUICKLY!!! "Coronado" model has the largest floor plan. An 8,300+ sq. ft. lot is a welcoming entertainer's delight. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters opens to a large family room with fireplace. Private dining room opens to formal living room with two story high ceilings and second story windows that bring in natural light.

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33 Via Buen Corazon


San Clemente Home For Sale:

33 Via Buen Corazon, San Clemente CA 92673
MLS# OC16014939

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5 Bedrooms | 5 Baths | 4,024 Square Feet

Move up in style with this sophisticated Talega Estate. Enter into a large rotunda leading to a formal living room with fireplace, open formal dining room with built-in and fireplace, a 1st-floor guest suite, and a cozy great room. A large morning room make it easy to entertain in the magnificent kitchen, which features a butler’s pantry, walk-in pantry, large island, granite counter-tops, and stainless steel appliances with built in refrigerator. Perfect as a home office or kids TV/play room is the loft at the top of the dramatic staircase the leads you to a gorgeous master suite complete with retreat,

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Dana Point celebrates the annual Gray Whale migration with a two-weekend whale festival every March. Not to worry if you missed the first weekend as the second weekend of the Dana Point Festival Of Whales takes place March 12 and 13.

Dana Point's celebration of whale migration began 45 years ago as a community event where residents and visitors could celebrate the migration of Gray Whales and other marine wildlife with ocean-themed activities and presentations emphasizing education and environmental responsibility.

Gray whales are visible off Dana Point from December through May sometimes just a mile or two off shore. It is believed the whales use Dana Point’s headlands as a landmark on their journey. The whales travel 10,000 to 12,000 miles

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moving


Moving can be a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be.  You may be stuck right now not knowing whether to hire a moving company or to ask for some help from your friends and family to help you move out of your old house and into your new house.  We have all be in this spot at one time or the other in our lives.  Below are a few tips to help you to know whether you should do it yourself with the help of friends and family or hire the pros.

  • If you are moving a fairly long distance it may be best to hire a moving company to help you accomplish this.  Friends and family are great but most of them have jobs and families they cannot leave for extended periods of time to travel to another state with you so keep this in mind. 
  • If you have to get
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