Laguna Niguel, CA Real Estate News

Laguna Niguel Short Sales | Avoid Foreclosure | 949.612.1000 Today, Laguna Niguel homeowners are experiencing tough and scary times. Now more than ever, it's important to identify your options. Foreclosure can be avoided, your credit can be saved, and your financial future can be salvaged. Laguna Niguel homeowners have more questions than answers about their circumstances. We have answers for just about every question on our website to help homeowners experiencing troubles making their mortgage payments. Foreclosure options prior to a Short Sale you should try to work out with your bank: Loan Modification Principle Reduction Refinance If you have tried the above, then a short sale is most likely your best and only option to help avoid a foreclosure. Laguna Niguel Government Program | Ho...
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By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
October Orange County Events     Haunt at Heritage Hill     Oct. 19Dare to take part in the "Friday Night Fright," as the park is transformed into a haunted adventure that is fun for teens and adults alike. Heritage Hill Historical Park: 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest. www.ocparks.com/heritagehill Golf Tournament & Helicopter Golf Ball Drop     Oct. 19Enjoy a fun, relaxing day of golf while supporting animal rescue. Entry Fee includes: Golf, cart, range balls, lunch, dinner and FREE BEERS and water while you golf! Tijeras Creek Golf Club: Rancho Santa Margarita. www.greatpets.org   Silverado Days     Oct. 19-21Community festival includes games, crafts, contests, rides, food and fun for the whole family. Featured contests include World Amateur Arm Wrestling Championship, Amateur Horsesh...
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By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
Taking a leap of faith to reach your goals, requires courage and some risk. You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.  ~ Wayne Gretzky
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By David Grbich, Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484
(Realty One Group - www.FindCARealEstate.com)
  Just Listed for Lease - Beautiful Laguna Niguel 3 Bedroom/3 Bath end unit townhome located in the highly desirable Marina Hills Chandon community. This exceptional townhome has a spacious layout with 1538 sq ft of living space. It features a light and bright updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters, a dining area and living room with fireplace which opens to a tranquil patio overlooking a spacious greenbelt. It offers designer tiled floors throughout the main living area, and the unit is painted in neutral tones. The spacious master bedroom with private ensuite bath, as well as a second bedroom with full bath are located on the 2nd level. The third bedroom is located on the first floor and can also be used as an office. It also features an ensuite laundry r...
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By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
Winter is coming! Use your senses to recognize and respond to a gas leak   Fire, explosion, property damage or serious bodily injury can all occur from gas leaks. These leaks can come from appliances, damaged pipelines and gas meters.   Recognize: Protect your loved ones and yourself by using your sense of sight, sound and smell.   Look:  A damaged connection to a gas appliance Dead or dying vegetation over or near pipeline areas Fire/explosion near a pipeline Exposed pipeline after an earthquake, fire or flood   Listen: hissing, whistling or roaring near gas line or appliance   Smell: distinctive odor of natural gas   Respond: If you suspect a natural gas leak..   1.   Don’t light a match candle or cigarette 2.   Don’t turn electrical appliances or lights on or off 3.   Don’t use your ...
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By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
Summer has come to a close. The kids are now back in school, baseball season is winding down, and football season has begun, which must mean that fall is here! Getting outdoors and enjoying the fresh air and fall foliage is one of the joys of fall; as well as, it is sweater weather time, pumpkin season time and a great time to buy a house.
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By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
Tomorrow, Saturday October 6th head on out to the LAGUNA NIGUEL FALL BOUTIQUE AND CRAFT FAIRE! When: October 6th Time:10am - 3pm Location: Sea Country Center - 24602 Aliso Creek Road, Laguna Niguel CA 92677 Come support LOCAL, SMALL BUSINESS and find an incredible assortment of unique handcrafted items... including: clothing, jewelry, holiday decor, ornaments, paintings, photography, pottery, purses, soap, candles and much more from over 70 vendors! Admission is free and there will be food and beverages available for purchase Hope to see you there!
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Not everyone coming to your home is a trick or treater...some may be Buyers!  With Halloween less than 30 days away it seems that many homes are getting decorated for the holiday.  However, if your home is on the market, the less you decorate the better. Less is more. Follow these simple rules for decorating and you can still have a Happy Halloween and get your home Sold! ·         Do not decorate the exterior of your home with spider webs strung from tree to tree or draped over shrubs.  No scary witches, ghouls or bats hanging from the front porch. No signs pointing to the haunted house or dungeon.  Most importantly, do not build a cemetery in your front yard! No tombstones, crypts or skeletons should cover any part of your yard.  Keep it happy not creepy.  Many buyers can’t seem to lo...
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By David Grbich, Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484
(Realty One Group - www.FindCARealEstate.com)
Laguna Niguel Homes for Sale – What Happened in the Laguna Niguel Real Estate Market in August 2012. The Laguna Niguel real estate market posted very strong results in August 2012 with 115 closed sales vs. 96 closed sales in August 2011 – a 20% increase in sales volume! Demand for Laguna Niguel housing remains strong - as of September 29, 2012, 57% of the 411 available listings in Laguna Niguel are currently under contract. At the current sales pace, there is 1.3 month supply of homes (148 active Laguna Niguel MLS listings).   If you are considering buying or selling a home in the Laguna Niguel real estate market, knowing the latest market information will enable you to make an informed decision related to Laguna Niguel Homes for Sale. Laguna Niguel is a beautiful coastal community loca...
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By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
Caruso’s OC Happenings for October!    Stand Up World Tour    Oct. 2-8 See the world's best stand up paddle boarders as they converge in Huntington Beach for stop number four of six on the Stand Up World Tour. 8am. Huntington City Beach: 1 Main Street. http://standupworldtour.com   Tiller Days- Tustin     Oct. 5-7 The event provides an opportunity for Tustin to celebrate Orange County's agricultural heritage. Features Parade (on Saturday at 10 am), carnival, rides, food and entertainment. 17522 Beneta Way, Tustin. 714-573-3326 / www.tustintillerdays.org   Walk to End Alzheimer's     Oct. 6 The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. 7:30am-12pm. Doheny State Beach: 25300 Dana ...
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By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
Sunrise Reflected in a Bubble. Magnificent photography.   Every day is an opportunity to make a happy ending and a new beginning.  So seize the day.   There is no pillow as soft as a clear conscience.  ~ French Proverb
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By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
Sound familiar? Well it's been coached in baseball for over one hundred years..."Don't take your eye off the ball". And that is important. Imagine trying to hit a round ball with a round bat? Not easy...and much more difficult if you take your eye off the ball. But that applies to so many factors in life. Keeping your eye on the ball is a metaphor in life about focusing and refocusing on your purpose - your journey through life. In a professional manner, with family and friends and in your personal health too. So, my friends...despite the myriad of distractions each day brings us ~ Keep Your Eye on the Ball! Please contact us if you know of anyone requiring profesional real estate service. And thank you for making me YOUR Orange County Real Estate Specialist.
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By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
Shuttle Endeavor on its flyby in Orange County on its way to LAX! Very cool to see!
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By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
Love this!!! This is a must read. Great story to share.  Grandma Being Green... Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days." The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment or future generations." She was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day. Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were truly recy...
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By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
Awareness on Soil Erosion A great experiment to illustrate soil erosion! This simple experiment shows the importance of trees as a part of our environment. The water that runs through soil with vegetation (left), comes out clear, while the other two without vegetation are muddy.  Go Green my friends and replant those dead shrubs, trees and other vegetation.  Great for the soil and for our environment!  Reduce, Recycle and Reuse!
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By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
    Is the market is improving or at least stabilizing!?  We provide the latest market updates regularly, as well as personal consultation of market direction… The Laguna Niguel Closed Sales Report for AUGUST: The Laguna Niguel Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the 0-$500,000 Range: 2012   53 listings closed escrow              2011   52 listings closed escrow             The Laguna Niguel Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the $500,000-$1,000,000 Range: 2012   55 listings closed escrow 2011   36 listings closed escrow The Laguna Niguel Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the $1,000,000+Range: 2012  6 listings closed escrow                   2011  7 listings closed escrow                    Does a sales report tell the whole story about market environment, consumer sentiment an...
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By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
  In Memory of all the innocent people that lost their lives and to all the courageous rescue workers.  You will not be forgotten.  We will Never Forget. 
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By Michael A. Caruso
(Surterre Properties)
  NORTH COUNTY     ANAHEIM TOMORROW September 8, 2012 is Annual Southern California Brain Tumor Walk. Registration: 8 - 9 AM Program & Activities: 9 AM - 12 PM. The Southern California Brain Tumor Walk is an inspirational, all-ages fundraising walk and community day to support the brain tumor cause. Form a team of family, friends and co-workers and help make a difference in the fight against brain tumors! ALSO coming up September 14 - October 28, 2012 on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays is Oktoberfest at the Phoenix Club! The event features Ompapah Bands from Germany, Authentic German Food & Drink, Folk Dancers, and German Items for Sale. This is a fun event for the whole family with Train Rides, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides and entertainment. No admission charges the first weekend this year! F...
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