Looking for more things to do this summer? Let's talk August for a while:

SUMMER CONCERTS AT THE PARK: The Summer Concerts in the Park Series are still going on in Dana Point. This next Sunday we have  Savor -Tribute to Santana, plus two Opening Bands: Ken Garcia Band & Keston & The Rhythm Killers Date: 8/5/2012 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM Cost: FREE Location: Lantern Bay Park
25111 Park Lantern Road 
Dana Point , California 92629 DOHENY SURF FESTIVAL: Another big event is about to happen: on August 11-12th, The Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association (DSBIA), San Onofre Foundation (SOF) and Utopia Entertainment, Inc. are producing the Doheny Surf Festival. This fundraising event helps support San Onofre, San Clemente, Trestles and Doheny State…

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orange_county_real_estate_2012So it's no surprise to anyone looking to buy a home in Orange County these days that the market prices are up. And that the competition is out and hard. But how much more?

For a lot of folks out there renting still makes more sense than owning. For others, they are starting to realize that it might make more sense to settle into a home, now that it's official that the bottom was hit, and there's no way but up or plateau. According to the OCRegister, Orange County home prices in early July ran at a post-crash high, up 14 percent since the year started. There's little inventory in many areas is the most popular price ranges ( below $700k) and even in the high price ranges, inventory is moving quick and with competition on the homes.

Here's a couple of…

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Celebrating over 23years of FREE Summer Concerts in the Park, the City of Dana Point Community Services & Parks Department is proud to announce this upcoming Sunday's concert, at the Sea Terrace Park in the Monarch Beach area of Dana Point. The concert will be held from 3:00-6:00pm with an opening band dana_point_concerts_at_the_park_2012_july_29from 3:00-4:00pm and the main band from 4:30-6:00pm. Concerts are geared for the entire family. Bring your lawn chairs (low back) and blankets and enjoy listening and dancing to a variety of great music this summer.

Opening Band: Fusion Beat Main Band: Fan Halen
Date: 7/29/2012 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

Cost: FREE

Location: Sea Terrace

Are you looking to buy a home in this beautiful area? The concerts are usually held at this park ( Sea Terrace) which is…

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109_santa_barbara_ct_lake_forest_condo_in_foothill_ranch_listed_at_339000Don't miss the opportunity! Tired of waiting on the short sales? This is a Standard Sale! The spacious and bright two bedroom PLUS loft, with 2.5 baths home, was just listed in the desirable Vineyards community.

This two story former model townhouse has been highly maintained with many added upgrades, a private patio and 2 balconies. The open kitchen offers gorgeous granite countertops, new gas range & microwave, plenty of cabinet storage, and direct access to the 2 car garage. Comfortable floor plan features a large dining room and light filled living area with granite accented fireplace and wide planked genuine wood floors. Large loft with terrace includes custom designed built in office furniture and can also be a 3rd bedroom. Tastefully upgraded…

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21551_partridge_st_trabuco_canyon_home_at_waldenLooking for forever views in the gated community of Walden? This 4 bedroom home has been beautifully upgraded with crown moulding, rich wood floors, and custom built-ins. Custom, fully permitted loft addition is perfect for a home office or easily converted to a bonus room. Remodeled kitchen with custom cabinetry and granite counters, remodeled powder room with wainscotting and custom vanity. Downstairs bedroom with its own private bath. Huge master suite with retreat and double sided fireplace, privaty balcony, and panoramic view. Master bath with dual sinks and large walk in closet. The secondary bedrooms are large and share a dual sink hall bath. Enjoy your spacious, panoramic view yard with built in bbq, in ground covered spa, firepit, and lawn area -…

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With the kids out of school, and the many events going around our cities, we wanted to remind you guys who follow our blogs here at Orange Ccounty Real Estate news, about some really nice activities coming up this weeked and the following.

First and foremost, this weekend the 'Ocean Festival' takes place at the San Clemente Pier area, a family-centered festival that is focused on the promotion of ocean safety and the environment. The festival delivers quality athletic events that attract world class athletes as well as athletic novices to test their strength and have plenty of fun in the sun. Thousands of locals and visitors gather to watch and participate in the festival with some coming as far away as Hawaii and Australia. The Festival is full of…

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doheny_surf_festival_2012Are you ready for more summer fun in Dana Point? The city, who's list of events throughout the year seems almost endless, has another event coming up: The Doheny Surf Festival. 

The surf event will be held at Doheny Beach in Dana Point, this upcoming August 11 and 12th, and it draws anyone who has any interest in surfing around the world. The weekend event raises money that is used towards the preservation of California's State Parks and beaches, like Doheny Beach and is produced by the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association (DSBIA) and the San Onofre Foundation (SOF).

The festival will have booths and art exhibits, surf demonstrations and surfer autograph signings. Music will be provided Fishbone, Paula Fuga, Common Sense, Honk, The…

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It's hard to find a home with all the qualities that most people are looking for at the beach: ocean view, space, nice yard, at least 3 bedrooms and large garage. Well, this could be your opportunity. Located at 26832 Calle Maria in Dana Point, in the coastal neighborhood of Capistrano Beach this home has all that and more.

26832_calle_maria_capistrano_beach_dana_point_ocean_view_home_for_salePanoramic Ocean and Catalina Island Views can be seen from many areas in the home, which boasts 4 bedrooms ( with one downstairs, perfect for a guest or an office - and with a full bathroom). This beautiful custom home has been remodeled top to bottom. It features wood and slate floors throughout the home, with granite counters in the kitchen and bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, custom window treatments and window casings,…

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Here's some interesting numbers reported for the past month ( June 2012) in the OCRegister and other sources combined. For the most part, everything shows that there's more sales, at a higher price compared to last yeat's activity.

Looking back the past month ( June 2012) , we have seen an decent increase in the sales of Orange County condos. Basically in mid-June there were about 18% more sales than in 2011, and it was the fastest monthly rate of purchases since June 2006.

Here's some interesting stats:

  • Median selling price for all residences of $446,500 -- that is up 2.3% vs. a year ago.
  • Total Orange County sales of 3,317 residences closed in the latest period -- that is up 12.3% vs. a year ago.
  • Resales of single family homes were up 14.7%…

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Considering relocating to Dana Point? The gorgeous ocean side city in Orange County, apart from its natural beauty, is also known for having many events throughout the year. For Dana Point Real Estate information, visit the link - we show cast all the homes available for sale in the city.dana_point_concerts_at_the_park_2012_and_events_in_july

Here's a summary of all the main events happening in the beautiful city of Dana Point, this August 2012:

Concerts at the Park:

For August, the city is hosting free outdoor concerts every Sunday afternoon fom 3pm to 6pm, with snacks available for purchase. All of the August concerts will be held at the Lantern Bay Park ( in front of Marriott) in Dana Point:
August 5th: Ken Garcia Band and Favor
August 12th: Wake the Street and Boogie Nights.
August 19th: Whip Lash Kids…

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