Orange County Real Estate and Events Information.

San Clemente will celebrate the "San Clemente Day" this February 28th! The day will commemorate the incorporation of Orange County’s southernmost beach town as a municipality on Feb. 28, 1928.

  • When: 02/24/2018 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Where: Pier, Beach Club, and Historical Sites

Downtown history tours via trolley, a children’s fishing derby on the pier, historic lifeguard exhibits at Marine Safety Headquarters, synchronized swimming demos at the Ole Hanson Beach Club, a Roaring ’20s costume contest, food and birthday cake will highlight a Feb. 24 daylong celebration of San Clemente’s 90th anniversary of incorporation.

Land developer Ole Hanson founded San Clemente as a beach town he called “the Spanish Village” in 1925. Three years later, on

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So real estate wisdom and over the years experience in buying and selling homes in Orange County, tells us that Spring ( a couple of weeks after Super Bowl)  and Summer are the prime seasons for house hunting and moving. People are more likely to get out and shop when the weather is nice, it works perfectly with kids finishing school and there's more inventory. It is a more pleasant time of year, and sellers know their homes and backyards will look better with some sunshine coming through.  But what is you have to move in the Winter? Or need to buy asap and don't have spare time to wait until the Spring and Summer?  Here's some great reasons why buying in the winter can be a great bet:

Fewer Buyers to Compete With

Simple economics of supply and

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MLK Jr. Day is often regarded as a day off when kids are barely back at school, but it doesn’t have to be just that. Should you want to take this day off as a teaching in a fun way opportunity, there are plenty of ways or ideas to do that:

1. Check out a book about MLK at your local library

2. Help out: Numerous volunteer opportunities for the King Jr. Day of Service are being coordinated through Orange County United Way and OneOC.

3. Hike and reflect: Climb Little Sycamore trail in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park on a self-guided hike featuring 14 uplifting quotations from King posted along the way. 

4.Walk in peace: Reclaim the Dream peace march and prayer vigil in Anaheim will start at 4 p.m. with sign and art making at United Universalist

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The holidays are here and a fun - different activity - for our land of palm trees and beach is to go to an ice-skating place near us.  There's plenty of pop-up holiday rink nears us this 2017- 2018 season. Here we go:

Costa Mesa:

DEC. 21 - JAN. 7: Winter Fest OC 2017 - Snow, Tubing, Ice Rink. Don't miss this overwhelming winter paradise with ice skating, tubing, snow flurries, fireworks, Santa, crafts, carolers, a stroll-through lights display and more at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Capital "P" perfect for date nights or family outings!

Irvine:

Through JAN. 7: Ice Skating Under The Stars Outdoor Rink: Spectrum Center. Spectacular O.C. setting with fun "Themed Thursdays." Want to skate in your jammies? Not a problem! Check the calendar of

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Are you looking for a place to donate or volunteer? Are you in need of a place to get a special dinner, or do you know someone in need? Here's a great list to share in your community:

Places offering Thanksgiving Meal

ANAHEIM
• 19th Annual Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, sponsored by We Give Thanks Inc. the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and Path of Hope Foundation, Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim's Katella Avenue/Douglass Road parking lot, 2695 E. Katella Ave. Free parking. Shuttles, provided by Child Shuttle, will take diners from La Casa Garcia Restaurant, 531 W. Chapman Ave., Anaheim, and St. Boniface Catholic Church, 120 N. Janss St., Anaheim, to Arrowhead Pond. Needed: Turkeys, money, paper goods, plastic tableware, aluminum foil, trays,

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  • What: Santa’s Village by the Sea
  • When: Saturday December 2nd 2017!
  • Time: 5:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: San Clemente Community Center

This magical holiday celebration will be a joy-filled event for the entire community! The festivities will begin with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:00 p.m. led by Mayor Kathy Ward on the Community Center lawn which is located on the corner of Avenida Del Mar and N. Calle Seville. Holiday bliss and merriment expands to Santa’s Village at the Community Center, Del Mar Glitz and Christmas at the Casa--all starting at 5:00 p.m. The Christmas at the Casa holiday open house features a festively decorated Casa Romantica, live music, choral groups, Santa visits, a talking tree, children’s crafts, holiday

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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Presents a fun surf competition where men, women and children dress like Santa or other holiday inspired characters and surf Salt Creek to benefit Surfers Healing. 

  • When: November 18,19 2017
  • Where: Salt Creek Beach
  • Registration Opens Both Days at 7:30 a.m. 
  • Surfing Begins at 8 a.m.
  • How much: $60 per entry (includes goody bag)

Surfing Divisions

  • Surfing Rudolph : Short Board – guys 18 and older
  • Santa’s Elves : Short Board – guys 17  and under
  • Yule Loggers: Longboard – guys and girls of all ages

SUP Divisions

  • Candy Canes: SUP Surf –  girls of all ages
  • Kris Kringles: SUP Surf – guys 18 and over
  • Mistletoes : SUP Surf – guys 17 and under
  • Tobogganers: SUP Race – guys 18 and
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From the OC Register on October 24, 2017 by Jeff Collins.

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A late-summer surge in home buying pushed Orange County housing prices to record highs, shattering the $700,000 price barrier.

The median price of a home — or the price at the midpoint of all transactions — hit $710,000 last month, up 10.9 percent year over year, housing tracker CoreLogic reported Tuesday.

That’s up $25,000 from August’s median of $685,000, the sixth-biggest one-month price gain in records dating back to 1988.

Last month’s median almost elevates Orange County home values to Bay Area levels, where the nine-county median was $742,000 in August.

Home prices also rose in September throughout Southern California, pushing the regionwide median to its bubble-era high

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