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Found 18 blog entries for July 2015.

In May, San Clemente, CA foreclosure filings were 14% lower than the previous month and 18% lower than the same time last year, according to RealtyTrac.com.

San Clemente CA Foreclosure Trends

In May 2015, Pre-foreclosure activity decreased 11.1% from the previous month and increased 14.3% from the previous year. Auctions increased 25.0% from the previous month and dropped 50.0% from the previous year. Bank-owned properties decreased 37.5% from the previous month and 0.0% from the previous year.

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San Clemente CA Foreclosure Status

Pre-foreclosures accounted for 44.4% of foreclosure activity in May 2015, Auctions were 27.8% and Bank-owned properties were 27.8%.

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San Clemente CA Foreclosure Geographical Comparison

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The new summer exhibit at Pretend City Children’s Museum in Irvine has made it’s debut! Running until September 7th, come see their new exhibit showcasing Korean culture. Kids can learn by interacting with the different areas of the exhibit, expanding their knowledge of other cultures in a fun and playful environment.

About The Exhibit

Heart & Seoul: Growing Up in Korea premiered at the Children’s Museum of Houston, and is now on an eight city tour, with it’s first stop right here in Irvine. Heart & Seoul is an interactive look at what life is like in Korea, where kids can observe the similarities and differences in their lives compared to children growing up in Korea. Orange County is home to the third largest asian population in the United…

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San Juan Capistrano Historical Society

Image courtesy of the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society

The San Juan Capistrano Historical Society seeks to educate Southern California residents and visitors about the heritage and history of San Juan Capistrano. Made up of members who have a common interest in the intriguing past of the region, they are dedicated to preserving the historical significance for future generations.

Programs at the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society

With a variety of service and program offerings, visitors of all ages can learn about the past history of the region. With Walking Tours led by the Guides of San Juan Capistrano, as well as meetings regarding areas of specific historical interest, there’s plenty of ways to supplement your education and get…

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You may or may not have small children living in your home but even if you don’t you might have a family member or a friend who does, so tips on how to childproof your home may be advantageous to you.  There are several ways in which you can make your home child friendly so that you don’t have to worry about any little ones getting hurt or any of your stuff destroyed. 


  • The first and most important tip to make your home childproof is to cover your electrical outlets.  For some reason electrical outlets are very interesting to little hands and fingers.  The best way to keep the kids from exploring your electrical outlets is to buy covers for them.  Make sure to get the electrical outlets that are not that hard for you to pull out so that you don’t…
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The Ocean Institute is an ocean education center located right on the waterfront of the Dana Point Harbor. Visitors of the institute can immerse themselves in the programs and exhibits offered, sparking their interest and curiosity to learn more about life in our majestic oceans. The Ocean Institute strives to be a leader in education and history, and to teach the importance of protecting the health of our oceans.

Program Offerings at the Institute

The Ocean Institute educates its patrons about maritime history, outdoor education, marine science, and more. With fun for the whole family, visitors of all ages can engage with the top tier teaching labs, oceanographic research vessel, and visit the two historic tall ships on location. Peak your…

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California home sales reached the highest level in two years in June, experiencing the first double digit increase since May 2012. California home prices continue to improve but as a more moderate pace.  

Single family home sales climbed to 427,000 in May from 428,000 in June 2015, increasing from 391,000 in June 2014.

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

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Ready to upgrade your dog's domicile? Check out the Puphaus by Pyramd Design Co., an Atlanta based design and build studio founded by industrial designer Zach Griggs and graphic designer Roy Fleeman.


Puphaus is clad in strips of red cedar that wrap around the enclosure to create clean, minimal horizontal lines. Its roof and flooring are comprised of hardy Portland cement board. The Puphaus does require assembly but its parts can be joined without tools.


Information provided by Orange County CA Realtors The Hartanov Team.

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Image courtesy of South Coast Conservatory via their Facebook Page

The South Coast Conservatory is a performing arts studio that teaches students of all ages, serving Southern Orange County since 1992. It is the largest, privately owned performing arts school in the county, with 24 faculty members teaching over 1,200 students in 8 studios. South Coast fosters talent development and personal growth, supplemented with master classes taught by renowned instructors from around the world. South Coast Conservatory seeks to serve all dancers in Orange County, with two locations in Laguna Niguel and San Clemente. They also offer a nationally ranked competitive program, as well a focus on training their own in-house modern and ballet companies.


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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.

California home prices increased 7.0% in June 2015 compared to the previous year, the number of sales increased 11.0% while the amount of unsold inventory dropped 13.2%. This is all great news for the California real estate market!

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

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Orange County is a beautiful area, known for it’s beachy, relaxed vibe. Even if you don’t have to make it to the beach for a relaxing day, you can get that seaside feel within your home evveryday. Tuvalu Laguna Beach is your one stop shop for all things with a unique and coastal style to decorate your living space.

About Tuvalu Laguna Beach

Opened in 2003, and still in it’s original location on Forest Avenue, Tuvalu offers a fresh and constantly updated take on traditional home design. Tuvalu aims to bring you the unique finds that most larger retail store cannot match, incorporating items they find in home and flea markets to help you create your own design style. In addition to these special pieces, Tuvalu merchandises their entire store…

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