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Found 19 blog entries for February 2015.

The California real estate market softened in January 2015 with the number of single family home sales dropping to 352 thousand in January compared to 361 thousand in January 2014 and 366 thousand in December 2014.

The median sales price dropped from $453,000 in December 2014 to $427,000 in January 2015. This was an increase in price from January 2014 however, when the median price was $412,000.

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Information courtesy of Orange County CA Realtors The Hartanov Team.

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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 2014.

San Clemente Real Estate Market Trends - January 2015

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San Clemente - 92672





San Clemente - 92673





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

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The Orange County CA Real Estate Report below reflects the number of resale single family residences and condos as well as new homes selling in Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano. Also reflected is the % of change from the same month last year.

Orange County CA Real Estate - January 2015

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Dana Point - 92624





Dana Point - 92629





Laguna Beach - 92651





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Battle of the Mariachis San Juan Capistrano 2015

The eleventh annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2015, in beautiful San Juan Capistrano. This event is a favorite among locals and is presented by Mission San Juan Capistrano. Come join the fun from 11:00am to 4:00pm in the gorgeous Mission Courtyard to celebrate talent, inspiration and interpretation of Mariachi music. 

Battle of the Mariachis Festival Info

This exciting day features live musical performances by mariachi groups from all over Southern California and beyond. They will compete in a music friendly battle on stage, where the prizes include cash and the honor of best mariachi band! Highlights from the festival include the ringing of the historic Mission bells, a memorable performance of the…

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April 25, 2015, will mark the fifth year of the San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest. This is a tasting you don't want to miss! This local favorite event celebrates smaller breweries from around the San Clemente and South Orange County areas. The event will be held at Left Coast Brewing Co. and is presented by the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce. 


The San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest features beers from all over Southern California, as well as home-made food provided by various non-profit organizations. There will also be live music and an option for VIP guests to enjoy a tour of the Left Coast Brewery, along with premier samplings. 

2015 Micro-Brew Fest

This year's festival is expected to draw more beer lovers than the previous year. The very first…

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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.

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Existing homes sales decreased 3.9% from Dec 2014 and 2.7% from January 2014. The median sales price dropped 3.4% from a year agoa to $412,820 with days on the market increasing 18.3% to 52.4 days.During the same period, mortgage rates on a 30-year fixed-ragte mortgage dropped .76% to 3.67%.

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

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Photo courtesy of Baby Boot Camp

The holidays are over and the New Year is here! It is time to start thinking about your fitness goals for 2015. Moms are always trying to figure out how to find the time to workout with our little ones. If you are battling those last few holiday pounds, baby blues or excess baby weight, there's no better way than with Baby Boot Camp in Foothill Ranch and Mission Viejo!

Baby Boot Camp is an innovative stroller fitness program that helps moms to get back or enhance pre-pregnancy fitness levels. The program also emphasizes strength training and helps to get your body strong again. Baby Boot Camp is also an incredible supportive environment, where you can be surrounded by people who are facing the same challenges as…

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Photo courtesy of Doheny Blues Festival and Bob Steshetz

Mark your calendars for a weekend to remember! The 18th annual Doheny Blues Festival in Dana Point will be happening over two days, May 16th and 17th, 2015. This local event is one of the most popular in South Orange County and is often called the "Blues on the Beach".

The Doheny Blues Festival

Held at the gorgeous Doheny State Beach in Dana Point Harbor, the festival will feature such legendary names as Taj Mahal, Mud Morganfield, Lurrie Bell and Candye Kane. This is also a very special year for the Doheny Blues Festival as Bonnie Raiit and Boz Scaggs have now joined the already incredible line-up! 

Photo courtesy of Doheny Blues Festival

The Doheny Blues Festival features…

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It’s that time of year again; time to file your taxes.  You may or may not be happy about that but there are two things that are always going to happen, death and taxes.  On a not so morbid note, let’s look into a few homeowner tax mistakes that folks typically make so that you can be sure to avoid them. 

Many times when folks purchase a home that needs a lot of renovations, they forget to keep the receipts for these renovations and take advantage of them at tax time.   Some home renovations can be a tax write off.   If you do such things as installing energy-efficient features into your home you need to be sure to take these as a tax right off.  There are some home improvements that will not qualify as a tax deduction but they will still be helpful if…

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Residents of San Clemente love this great community and nothing brings people out more than the delightful Sensational Springtacular! This free event happens every spring and is fun and exciting for the whole family. This year, this local San Clemente event will take place on Saturday, April 4, 2015, from 7:30am - 11:30am, at Vista Hermosa Park.   

The Sensational Springtacular

The morning starts off with a delicious plate of pancakes served up by the Kiwanis Club. Continue the morning by visiting the huggable bunny, coloring eggs, train rides, bounce house, face painting and more! There will also be yummy snacks available for purchase. Afterwards, enjoy one of the biggest egg hunts in South Orange County at 11:15am, for kids ages newborn to…
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