June 2016

There are 7 blog entries for June 2016.

july 4th fireworks


The OCRegister compiled a fun list of July 4th fireworks and events celebrating our nation's Birthday. We are reprinting it here for your convenience...

ALISO VIEJO

July Fourth celebration and fireworks: The Aliso Viejo Community Association presents its annual Fourth of July celebration which includes music by the Skinny Twits, a homemade apple pie baking contest, crafts, bounce houses, face painting and fireworks at Grand Park. 6 p.m. Free. 26703 Aliso Creek Rd. 949-243-7750 or avca.net

ANAHEIM

Fourth of July celebration: The Anaheim Hills Community Council will present its annual Fourth of July celebration featuring the Firecracker 5K/10K run/walk from 7 to 10 a.m., a dog show at 9:30 a.m., a community parade at 1 p.m. and entertainment

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california real estate


The California Association of Realtorsclosely 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.

410,920 homes sold in California in May 2016 with a median price of $518,760. The median time on the market was 27.3 days with a 3.4 month supply of unsold inventory. Homes sold for an average of $249 per square foot and the sales to list ratio was 99.7%. The affordability index remained steady at 34%.

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remodeling tips


The housing market is doing well and therefore many folks are starting to think about putting their homes on the market.  Folks may sometimes decide to do a little bit of remodeling before they put their house on the market so that they may get the money they want or need out of it. There are many ways to remodel your home without having to put a lot of money into it. Let's take a look at a few awesome tips for remodeling your home and where to start. 

  1. A good place to start when remodeling your home is your front door. The front door is one of the first things people see when they take a look at your home and therefore it is an important focal point to concentrate on. You can paint your front door a color that will stand out while still matching
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mortgage pre-approval


If you are in the market for a new home then the very first step you need to take even before you begin your search for the perfect place is to get a pre-approval on a loan.  Most Realtors won’t take you serious about looking for a home until you have your pre-approval.  There are a few things that need to take place in order for a pre-approval to be a legitimate one.  If your lender tells you that you are pre-approved within just a few minutes you may want to do some investigation to find out if it’s a legit pre-approval or not.   Below are a few instructions on what you need to do in order to receive a pre-approval.

  • Submit an application with the lender of your choice
  • Provide all documentation that the lender requires of you
  • Given the go
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concert on beach


The Annual San Clemente Beach Concert Series is "Bringing the Bands to the Sand!" This summer, join the community to celebrate live music on the beach with the sunset as your backdrop and free seating in the sand.

July 7, 2016 Wigs & Ties
Beach Concert 6 p.m.

July 21, 2016 Rod Piazza
Beach Concert 6 p.m.

August 4, 2016 Common Sense
Beach Concert 6 p.m.

August 11, 2016 Gary Roach's Stones Review
Concert & Movie in the Park 6 p.m. at Linda Lane Park

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jazz wednesdays


The Jazz Wednesdays Summer concert series will bring top talent to Laguna Beach again this season beginning June 22 at the Rose Garden of Hotel Laguna. The Rose Garden offers personal service with a menu of tempting food and beverages. Seating at the Rose Garden is limited so early ticket buying is recommended.

The 2016 series kicks off with Homanje, an exciting Afro/Cuban World jazz ensemble. The concerts will continue every two weeks until August 31th with renowned artists Tim Gill and his vintage Jazz group. Special guests include:

Adruon DeLeon (July 6)
Straight Ahead Jazz guitarist Graham Dechter Trio with Katie Thiroux and Matt Witek (July 20)
Lao Tizer's contemporary jazz quartet (August 3)
Besos de Coco with special guest Robert Dove on winds

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buyers market


If you are currently trying to sell your home you may want to look at a few of these tips first on how to be competitive in a buyer’s market.  It may or may not be a buyer’s market in your area but either way it’s always a good idea to know these things beforehand just in case.  When there is a buyer’s market there are more sellers than buyers and that means you have a lot of competition.  Below are a few tips to help you compete in a buyer’s market. 

  1. If you want to sell your home quickly and you know that the potential buyer is already asking for a lower price…offer to pay the closing costs.  Many times this easy and smart move will get you to the closing table a lot faster than trying to negotiate a lower price. 
  2. Another great way to be
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