Today is the first day of Spring and although this has been a really almost non-existent winter for us here in Orange County, what Spring surely brings to our area is buyers and home owners ready to put their houses for sale on the market.

If you're thinking this spring is a good time to starting looking for a house, you are not alone. For many reasons (more inventory, kids in school, wanting to be in the new house for the Summer), many choose to start their house hunt in the Spring. Of course that's great for sellers wanting to get top dollar for their homes, but as a buyer, that might be a problem, as your 'OC Dream Home'  is also being spotted by other buyers.

So what can you do to gain an edge as a potential buyer this 2014?

1. Know your…

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Hey, are you looking for something fun to do for Saint Patrick's Day?  You've got to check out my friend Troy Ritchie and his band at the House of Blues in Hollywood on Monday.  He plays at 9:30pm.  You will be absolutely blown away.  I first met Troy at Rose Canyon Cantina in Trabuco Canyon where he got up one Saturday night while the regular band was on break (Austin and Tanner, by the way, who are also awesome - you should come check them out sometime too!).  He has incredible talent not just for singing and playing guitar but also songwriting.    If you want to join us, just shoot us an email at and we'll add you to the guest list.  Let us know how many people and everyone's names so we can put you on the list.  Please be…

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Looking for some really cool activities for the whole family in San Clemente? The city has done a really good job about getting several events ready. Now, are you ready? Here we go:

Saturday March 15th - St Patrick's Day Dinner Dance

This one is at the Community Center from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. The 47th annual Dinner/Dance, raises funds for local organizations like the Boys and Girls Club, Fire and Police of the Year, Lifeguard of the Year, Laura's House and many other local organizations. Corned beef and cabbage dinner by Carbonara's Restaurant and music will make this a great evening. Wear your green for this Irish celebration and help support our city's organizations! More info:

Saturday April 12th- Garden Fest

At the…

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This is a great listing from our office, a great opportunity to own a home in Aliso Viejo, that has been well maintened over the years, a nicely upgraded 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom home in sought after Harvest tract in Aliso Viejo.

Custom finished cabinetry in the kitchen with stainless steel appliances, custom baseboards, custom fireplace mantle and stair rails, new wood laminate flooring downstairs. All three bedrooms upstairs. Large walk in closet in the master. Upstairs laundry room.

Some other features include:

  • Spacious 2 car garage.
  • Lushly landscaped yard.
  • HOA maintained front yard.

The location is ideal, within walking distance to Canyon View Park, hiking and biking trails and Aliso Viejo Town Center. A huge plus for commuters:…

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