Anaheim, CA Real Estate News

By Glenn Gaspar, REALTOR
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
      Orange County California Bank Foreclosure Report     Results from the May 18th 2011 Trustee Sale     The following homes, condos and multi-unit properties were taken back by the bank, and are officially foreclosures.   So over the next few months the banks will begin to place these properties on the market for sale as an active listing for sale with a broker.                         County Address City Property Type Beds Baths SqFt Lot Size     ORANGE 48 PARTRIDGE LN ALISO VIEJO Condominium 3 2.5 1259 0     ORANGE 7892 E HORIZON VIEW DR ANAHEIM Condominium 0 0 0 0     ORANGE 512 S REVERE ST ANAHEIM Single Family 0 0 0 0     ORANGE 205 S DATE ST W ANAHEIM Single Family 3 1 1350 5940     ORANGE 2880 W LYNROSE DR ANAHEIM Single Family 0 0 0 161172     ORANGE 237 S DATE ST W ANAHEIM S...
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By Jim Quinn, North Orange County Real Estate
(Century 21)
TRAMPLING THROUGH BANK OWNED PROPERTIES CAN CAUSE AN ALLERGIC REACTION   Showing nice luxury homes is such a pleasantry compared to our "war infested zone" bank repossed home which can be unsightly and may cause you to take a Dramamine or Diphenhydramine tablet. While showing a property the other day to a client, we encountered a home that needs more than just TLC...more like an extra strength dosing of TLC. The stench emanating from the interior orifice was more purgatory and much deserving of a 'Flip this House' episode. As Jack Nicholson stated, "You can't handle the truth!" Enough said if you have the mighty gumption to venture into this particular abode. The interior walls were stained with a jaundiced discoloration reminiscent of an aftermath bout with motion sickness during the p...
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By Cindy Logan
(Mark 1 Real Estate Advisors)
This week, I've talked to several very knowledgeable, very savvy business women who were mortified at the scams, losses and other life challenges that they are faced with.   One friend put a considerable amount of money into a pool of investors to buy property; was promised a great return.  The week, after an FBI investigation, the Realtor/Investor plead guilty to fraud.  Her life savings are down the drain.   Another friend put $100k into an oil and gas venture and another $100k into real estate.  Both went bust.  She's in bankruptcy court now.   Yet another friend invested all her money with a financial planner.  His was a mini-Madoff scam.  He was paying her to bring her wealthy friends to get the great returns that he was promising (and paying). I told her it was illegal, against SE...
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By Carlos J. Amador
(Century 21 Masters )
Did I catch your attention?? You might be asking yourself what the catch is, and I would be lying to you if i said there are none. So, here's the deal, the city of Anaheim is giving $100,000 dollars toward the purchase of your next home...wow! The best part, as long as you live in the home the loan does not have to be payed back!!!!!!  Ok, here are the specifics. Eligible parties can not make more than $72,500, and not all housing will apply toward this program. I will use a buyer that I have been working with as an example: the purchaser made a little over $50,000 a year, and was prequalified for a loan amount of $200,000. His options were fairly limited and his tastes were a little less peanut butter and jelly, and a little more caviar and escargot. After applying the 100k from the ci...
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By Stacey Smith, Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
Friday Foto(s): I Have to be Swallowed by a Whale?!?!?!  Named Monstro?!   That's right! In order to enter into Storybook Land in Disneyland, you have to go in through the digestive track of Monstro the whale...Once you enter into Storybook Land you will get to see Cinderella on her way to the Castle to meet her prince charming, see the city of Agraba where Aladdin and Jasmin took a magic carpet ride into "a whole new world", the house where Pinoccio became a real boy, and so much more.
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By Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co
(Preferred Home Brokers)
When it comes to Anaheim, CA real estate, it's not only home to the famous mouse at the "Happiest Place on Earth" it's also home to a population of about 350,000 citizens in the heart of Orange County. Anaheim homes for sale in April 2011 shows that short sales listings far out weighed "standard sales" and more are expected throughout this year. Single Family Homes 60% of the current inventory of the single family detached homes in April 2011 were identified as short sales or bank repos. that number is down slightly from 64% two months ago. 40% of single family homes for the same time period (as compared to 36% two months ago) were identified as "standard sales". Condos/Attached Homes 70% of condos for sale were either short sales or bank repos (almost the same as two months ago) 30% w...
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By Glenn Gaspar, REALTOR
(First American Team Realty, Inc)
    Orange County California Foreclosure Report Update   Results from the May 4th 2011 Trustee Sale: The following homes, condos and multi-unit properties were taken back by the bank, and are officially foreclosures.   So over the next few months the banks will begin to place these properties on the market for sale as an active listing for sale with a broker.                           County Address City Property Type SqFt Beds Baths SqFt Lot Size     ORANGE 2816 W RAVENSWOOD DR ANAHEIM Single Family 1413 3 2 1413 0     ORANGE 165 N AVENIDA SEGOVIA ANAHEIM Single Family 1491 4 2 1491 7200     ORANGE 1423 E LAMBDA PL ANAHEIM Single Family 1736 4 2 1736 12325     ORANGE 1982 W LA PALMA AVE ANAHEIM Single Family 1174 4 2 1174 6600     ORANGE 7870 E RAINVIEW CT ANAHEIM Single Family 1936 3 ...
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Disneyland California by Robert Swetz 2011 Walt Disney was once asked, “How does it feel to be a celebrity?” This was his answer: “It feels fine when it helps to get a good seat for a football game. But it never helped me to make a good film, or a good shot in a polo game, or command the obedience of my daughter.” “It doesn’t even seem to keep fleas off our dogs – and if a celebrity won’t give one an advantage over a couple of fleas, then I guess there can’t be much in being a celebrity after all.”    Disneyland California by Robert Swetz 2011 FAME ISN'T WORTH A FLEA - by Walt Disney  
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If you have seen the classic Disney movie Song of the South you know the song that inspired the title of this blog. But if you have ever been to Disneyland, not only do you know the song, you know the ride, you know the room on the ride.... There is also a possibility that you are already drenched!!! The ride that I am talking about is none other then Splash Mountain!!!  One of my favorite rides in the whole park, perfect ride to cool down on once the weather is hot, and at night if you are on the ride during the fireworks you have a brief yet fantastic view. Right Splash Mountain is currently closed down for refurbishment but in the next few weeks I am sure it will be re-opening to kick off those busy summer months.
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By Stacey Smith, Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
Disneyland Black Carpet Event-Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides Hollywood Premier in Disneyland For almost two weeks now crews at Disneyland have been hard at work installing a 6 story tall, 9 story wide screen on Tom Sawyers Island and fully carpeted stadium cushioned seating to host the Hollywood Premier of Pirates of the Caribbean 4, On Stranger Tides. Seats for this event sold out within 3 days of going on sale at an extremely affordable $1,000.00 a seat (that was sarcasm if you couldn't tell). There has been three other Disneyland Premiers in the past but this will be the first Disneyland Premier that the movie will be in 3-D. Instead of being a traditional red carpet for this event, it will be a 3,000 foot black carpet that stretches from the main entrance of Disneyland a...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
You know you can hear it...  The french horns blaring out, baam baam baaaaaaaaaam, ba ba baaaaaaam, ba ba, baaaaaaaam. Your lack of faith in the force is disturbing... If you have ever been to Disneyland, hand out for the Jedi Training that occurs every hour or so.  It is up in Tomorrowland.  My son became a young padawan last time we were there, and he was able to fight Lord Vader.  When he arrives, the floor raises, and he comes out with two storm troopers.  Gotta love it, and gotta love Disneyland for doing it!
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By Jorge Martinez, Espanol Spanish Bi-Lingual Agent
(North Orange County ReMax Realtor)
Homes for Sale Near La Palma Park in Northwest Anaheim   These homes are currently for sale as of 5/03/2011 Please contact me if you have any questions regarding any of the homes listed here or in the Orange County area. Jorge Martinez - (714) 423-1993 - realestateproducer@yahoo.com     Check out my list of recent short sales!
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By Jorge Martinez, Espanol Spanish Bi-Lingual Agent
(North Orange County ReMax Realtor)
  Donate to Your Local Salvation Army! It's always good to give back to the community that you live in or to get rid of old things that take up space that you no longer have use for. One way in which I like to give back to the community is to donate goods to the local Salvation Army (I like to purchase items here as well!). One of the nearest Salvation Army Thrift Stores to my home it the one located in Anaheim next to La Palm Park. "The Salvation Army is one of the world's largest providers of social aid, with expenditures including operating costs of $2.6 billion in 2004, helping more than 32 million people in the U.S. alone. In addition to community centers and disaster relief, the organization does work in refugee camps, especially among displaced people in Africa." The Salvation A...
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By Jorge Martinez, Espanol Spanish Bi-Lingual Agent
(North Orange County ReMax Realtor)
Anaheim’s 41st annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Carnival at La Palma Park Just a minute or two down the street from my home and office in Fullerton is La Palma Park in Anaheim. During this time of the year La Palma Park is always host to one of the best celebrations of Cinco De Mayo around. The fiesta isn't always on the 5th of May itself and this year was no exception with the parties having started on April 28th this year. The 41st annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta was no doubt a huge success again this year attracting the locals as well as visitors from all around looking for a good time playing games, winning prizes, listening to music, dancing, and enjoying family and friends. Today they still had a few of the attractions that were featured throughtout the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. Below are...
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By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
NORTH COUNTY ANAHEIM Coming up May 20-22 is the Greek Festival (405 N. Dale St.).Come experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Greece at the 2011 OC Greek Fest: St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church's 50th Annual Greek Food Festival celebrating the food, music, and culture of Greece! Authentic Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries; traditional Greek dancing and Greek music (live music by Fotia); an outdoor marketplace and expansive 'Zorba's Kidz Zone' with carnival rides & games and other activities for the children-plus more!-are all ready for your visit to Greece right here in Anaheim. For more information you can call (714) 827-0182. BREA Sunday, May 8 from 9:00a to 2:00p at El Torito Grill is offering an all-you-can eat Mother's Day buffet with Mexican dishes, waffles, om...
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This might be a simple question to answer for people that may know about “Walt Disney & Vegas Bob” but for others they might have to read on and view this post to really find out. I can’t really think of anyone that doesn’t know who “Walt Disney” is, but what about this “Vegas Bob” guy? I assume that Vegas Bob must be from or live in Las Vegas Nevada, and acquired the name Vegas Bob from Las Vegas! Well to make a long story short Robert Swetz was given the name “Vegas Bob” from a large group of Associates & Friends at the (Activerain Network), and why did they give him this name? Because Vegas Bob has been bringing to life Las Vegas Nevada through his stories, photographs, videos and more! So What does “Walt Disney & Vegas Bob” have in common? “Walt Disney & Vegas Bob” like to have (FU...
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By Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California
(Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California))
Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland... It was a direct replica of a Bavarian Castle (Neuschwanstein Castle).  However it looked too...  Well... Exact...  So one day, the designers pivoted the top and when Walt Disney say it, he immediately loved it, and there it is! I took this at night, with a normal digital camera.  I just used a lamp post to steady my hand. When you see this landmark in Disneyland, what does it make you think?  Ironically, it reminds me of the Disney shows when I was a kid.  Like Old Yeller or Swiss Family Robinson...... Happy Easter everyone! -Chris
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Photograph taken by Robert Swetz 2011 Last Sunday Vegas Bob and family where celebrating Burmese “Water Festival” New Years in Los Angeles California. The following day VB and family strolled over to a HUGE playground for children and adults that either want to be a kid for the day or just don’t want to grow up. Vegas Bob grew up real fast when he was younger and missed several years when he was real young and then again when he was a teenager. So now that VB has been an adult for quite some time, he just wants to bust loose, be silly and NOT act his age. When Sherry first came to live with us in America back in June of 2010 has really brought back some memories of being a kid. I spend so much time with Sherry that I go to fun places like the one in the photo above, watch cartoons and ...
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By Deborah Nance, Southern California , Reverse Mortgage Specialist
(Orange County, Corona, Riverside, Los Angeles)
Thank you Active Rain for helping me to help others. I'm so excited to be helping a client this weekend close on their reverse mortgage refinance.  Mr. F is 85 years old and still making $1500 house payments.  (He refinanced during the boom to help his kids get into their own homes.) His beautiful wife of over 60 years recently passed away he lost her social security income leaving him with just about $1,500 in income.  The kids have been helping out until recently, job losses and the economy prevent them from doing enough. Mr. F's savings is just about gone. The economy hasn't been good to Mr. A, but he always has a smile and loves his home of 32 years. He doesn't want to leave. The reverse mortgage is going to payoff his existing mortgage, just barely.  But that will leave him with no...
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