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In 2016 we had the honor of assisting 28 wonderful families find a new home (including their 5 dogs, 4 cats, and 2 birds). We're grateful for the opportunity and look forward to helping many more families in 2017!

 

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By Caroline Biggs RealtyTimes.com

The temperature is cooling, the leaves are changing, and pumpkin spice everything has taken over the world. With fall color and produce so plentiful at this time of year, you may be tempted to load up your home with an abundance of both. But if you’re trying to sell, or just want to create a little more cozy in your home, a little discretion may go a long way. 

Curb Appeal - When it comes to styling your front porch, there’s a slippery slope between nicely decorated and farmers market. The idea is to enhance your curb appeal, not obscure it. “While too many fall decorations will take the focus off of your home and its best features, a few tasteful accents can create an inviting

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      by Steven Thomas ReportsOnHousing.com


THE HOUSING MARKET IS NOT TIPPING IN THE DIRECTION OF THE BUYER. A SLOWDOWN IS TYPICAL OF THE AUTUMN AND HOLIDAY MARKETS.
There are ominous signs that the market is slowing down. Open house arrows are flooding busy intersections. Homes are not flying off the market as rapidly as they did during the spring and summer markets. Buyers are not tripping over one another to view the latest home to hit the market. What's going on? Is the market finally tipping in the direction of the buyer?

No, it's just the autumn and holiday markets. Buyers often mistake the slower season for the beginning of a major market slowdown, which will ultimately lead to a price correction. As the Orage County median sales

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For the last few months, we've heard a lot about the possibility of an El Nino winter. (An El Nino winter is when an area of warmer-than-average water in the eastern Pacific Ocean near the equator brings heavy rain or snow to parts of the U.S.) While an El Nino condition has not developed yet, forecasters say a weak to moderate El Nino is likely to occur this year.

It's important to prepare your home before El Nino hits and everyone is scrambling for contractors, sandbags, and tarps. Protect your family, your property and your wallet by taking some action now -- El Nino or not:

1. Check Your Roof and Any Potential Leaks

Inspect your roof from the ground looking for any warning signs of damage, sagging and aging.

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Surterre Properties Orange County eWaste And Document Shredding Events

 WHEN:

Saturday, August 15, 2015  |  9am - 1pm

 WHERE:                

South Shores Church Parking Lot  | 32712 Crown Valley Parkway

 WHAT TO BRING:

Electronics: computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, television sets, cables, printers, fax machines, etc. 
Documents: 3 box maximum

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Surterre Properties, Monarch Beach
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Laguna Beach Mid-Year Activity

Yep, the first half of 2015 has passed! I know, unbelievable. Hopefully you're enjoying a little summer downtime. But just in case you're sitting on the beach wondering about the value of your home, or dare I say thinking about buying or selling, here's a quick mid-year market review.

In the first six months of 2015, the year over year activity in Laguna Beach shows sales numbers slightly ahead of last year with 200 sales to date compared to 192 to this date in 2014. More good news, the Average Days on Market for June 2015 was 98 compared to 128 in June 2014. And, just so you know, the Average Price per Square Foot was about the same in June - $1,066 in 2015 versus $1,060 in 2014.

The pulse on the street

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If you're planning to celebrate our nation's 239th birthday with fireworks and 4th of July festivities in Laguna Beach, this list of events and scheduling changes may come in handy.


FIRST THURSDAY'S ART WALK / lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/art
949.683.6871
July 2 from 6 pm - 9 pm
FREE for everyone
 
 
FREE SUMMER TROLLEY / lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/pw/transit
949.497.3311
July 4th - STOPS at 7 pm
June 26 - Aug. 30
Daily from 9:30am - 11:30pm

 
FARMERS MARKET / orange.cfbf.com
714.573.0374
July 4th - CLOSED
Saturdays, 8am - Noon
Lumberyard Parking Lot

 
SAWDUST FESTIVAL / sawdustartfestival.org
949.494.3030
July 4th - CLOSES at 6 pm
June 26 - Aug. 30 from 10 am - 10 pm
Locals with ID are FREE every Friday after 5 pm, and all day July 3 & Aug 7

 
ART-A-FAIR FESTIVAL

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Forget the holidays - everyone knows that summer is the most wonderful time of the year for those of us who live in coastal OC. And, not just because of our gorgeous beaches. In addition to kayaking, paddle boarding and lounging around in the sun, there are a slew of unique seasonal activities. Here are a few we’ve marked in our calendar.

A TASTE OF GREECE AT ST. PAUL’S GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, IRVINE

There are only 3 days to enjoy this bustling event, which is expected to see more than 12,000 attendees from June 26-28. Entrance is just $3 per person (free for kids under 10), and there will be an abundance of food and entertainment, plus Greek Folk Dancing, carnival rides, gift items from around the world for purchase, opportunity drawings,

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Marcus' Picks for Father's Day!

If you're like me, you love your dad and plan to get him something special for Father's Day, and you know there are still a couple days left to find that perfect gift. What's the hurry right? Here are my picks for those of us who will find that perfect gift... today or tomorrow.

 

 Hobie

One of my favorite shops in Laguna is Hobie. I shop there for myself because I always find what I need, and I get to bump into several people I know. I recommend Olukai sandals for dads. They are so comfortable, look great and last forever. Or, anything Hobie: t-shirts, hoodies, boardshorts - it's all there. You're in and out with the perfect gift - wrapped! And, if you're a SchoolPower Laguna Locals Card member, you'll receive

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