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Found 12 blog entries for January 2010.

Nick's Restaurant opens in San Clemente among rave reviews. Nick's San Nick's Restaurant in San ClementeClemente restaurant is located at 213 Avenida Del Mar and will serve lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. to about 11 p.m.

It has a warm interior of wood, stone, and jewel like lighting that surrounds you in comfort as well patio seating. There are some great sandwiches (we have tried several!) such as a Classic Burger, Nick's Hickory Burger, Veggie Burger, Green Chile Burger, Chicken Clubhouse, Blackened Halibut, Cashew Chicken and a Ribeye Melt. There are also complete entrees. And, don't miss the killer Baby Wedge Blue Cheese salad.

View the complete menu at Nick's San Clemente menu, and make reservation on-line at Nick's San Clemente reservations.

Nick's San Clemente  (Website)

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December 2009 statistics show San Clemente had 678 foreclosure homes for sale with an average foreclosure sales price of $618,556, according to RealtyTrac.com. There were 63 new foreclosures in the 92673 zip code and 78 new foreclosures in 92672, for a total of 141 new foreclosures in San Clemente. 1 in every 156 housing units received a foreclosure filing in December 2009.

San Clemente Foreclosure Geographical Comparison

San Clemente foreclosure rate is 0.37% above national rates, o.04% above California rates, and 0.20% above Orange County rates.

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San Clemente Foreclosures By Month

Foreclosure activity increased in December with the number of bank-owned properties up from 19 to 23 and pre-foreclosure numbers increasing from 45 to 65. The number…

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There were 24,901 Orange County CA foreclosure homes and 2,776 new foreclosure filings in December 2009, according to RealtyTrac.com. The average foreclosure sales price was $412,468. 

Orange County CA Foreclosure Activity and Home Price Index



Orange County CA foreclosure activity is based on the total number of properties that receive foreclosure filings - default notice, foreclosure auction notice or repossession notice - each month. Home price appreciation is based on month-over-month percentage change of the Home Price Index. The Home Price Index is calculated from home sales records.

Orange County CA Foreclosure Geographical Comparison

Orange County CA foreclosures are 0.20% above national statistics and 0.13% below state figures.



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Best of San Clemente - Ole Awards 2009The Fouth Annual San Clemente Times 2009 Best of San Clemente, "People's Choice Ole Awards" are awarded based on votes from the locals from online polling, faxes and mailed ballots. This year, there were over 3,000 votes cast. It is recognition to the very best businesses and local favorites. Whether looking for donuts, bagels, a great place to dine, jewelry, sandwiches, pizza or the perfect gift, check out the list and place your vote next year.

The complete Best of San Clemente list can be viewed, downloaded and printed by visiting San Clemente Times 2009 Ole Awards.
(Complete list and picture above courtesy of San Clemente Times)

For the latest local news and more local San Clemente information you can use, visit San Clemente Times.

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Take a look at the December 2009 Orange County real estate sales statistics as reported by DQNews.com:

San Clemente Real Estate Sales Statistics - December 2009
(92672 Zip)

Homes Sold:  35
Change from Dec 2008: +29.6%

Median Sales Price: $697,250
Change from Dec 2008: +25.6%

San Clemente Real Estate Sales Statistics - December 2009
(92673 Zip)

Homes Sold:  55
Change from Dec 2008: +41.0%

Median Sales Price: $655,000
Change from Dec 2008: -7.9%

The number of homes sold price increased in December in both San clemente zip codes. What does this mean to you? It is an indication that the San Clemente real estate market has hit bottom and is on its way up again. An increase in sales is usually followed by an increase in prices and this has…

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Contract activity for pending home sales fell after a surge of activity in preceding months to beat the original deadline for the first-time home buyer tax credit but remains comfortably above a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in November, fell 16.0 percent to 96.0 from an upwardly revised 114.3 in October, but is 15.5 percent higher than November 2008 when it was 83.1.

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said a drop was expected. “It will be at least early spring before we see notable gains in sales activity as home buyers respond to the recently extended and expanded tax credit,” he said. “The fact that pending home sales are comfortably…

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Current challenges in the Orange County real estate market underscore the value of a Realtor® as more people are turning to real estate agents to market their homes. According to the 2009 NAR Profile of Buyers and Sellers, the number of unrepresented sellers is now at an all-time low.

The survey revealed a record low 11 percent of owners sold their home without professional representation. And only 6 percent of those homes were placed on the open market. As sellers face strong competition due to a rise in the number of distressed properties, a Realtor®’s valuable market expertise can help a seller price and market their home appropriately and attractively.

Who you choose to represent you is critical to selling your home for the most money in the…

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San Clemente was incorporated on 27 February 1928. The city maintained its lifestyle and slower pace until an event occurred in 1969 that brought the area national attention. This was the year in which President Nixon purchased a mansion in town which he designated the "Western White House".

The growth and view by others of San Clemente was great after the 60's, though the small town atmosphere for which it was known did not change. It continues to be a great place to live and raise a family. It is a stable, as well as balanced, community, which exhibits much local pride. The residents love to claim they have the "world's finest climate".

Take a Virtual Tour of modern day Downtown San Clemente. Get a Directory of Events and Coupons from local…

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The San Clemente Trail and Bike Ways map is now available for viewing and print or downloading to save for later use. The map includes the trails of Cristianitos North, Cristianitos South, Forster Ridgeline Trail, Prima Deshecha North, Prima Deshecha South, Talega, San Clemente Beach Trail and State Park Trails.

Most trails are open dawn to dusk, are smoke free environments and dogs must be on a leash.

Find more detailed information at San Clemente Trails and Bike Way Map.

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Yes, it’s that time of year again: time to vote for your favorite businesses in San Clemente. The ones who serve amazing food, create the best ambiance or sell the coolest products. You can even vote for your favorite locations and beaches. It’s all up to you—you, the reader—to decide the “Best of San Clemente.”

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View 2008 Best of San Clemente People's Choice Ole Awards.

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