Information relevant to your decision of selling or buying a home in Mission Viejo, California, we include events happenning in the city as well as other information about real estate in Orange County.

Love to drive around at night looking for some of the the best neighborhoods when it comes to the being festive during the holidays in Orange County? 

Here's a small list of some of the best places to see Christmas lights in Orange County : from homes to streets to events, we have it right around us.

Dana Point:

The Holiday Parade of Lights at the Harbor tops this one. Boaters from all around Orange County decorate their boats in their best holiday spirit and you can view the parade free from anywhere in the Harbor.

  • Where: Dana Point Harbor
  • When: December 9, 10, 16, & 17, 2016

While in Dana Point - the city has done a terrific job with the renovation of PCH and it's very festive this time of the year. Drive all the way from DP…

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From the OCRegister on May 23rd 2016, By JONATHAN LANSNER / STAFF WRITER:

"One reason it’s called the Golden State: A new study says 15 of the 20 wealthiest large cities in the nation are in California – including five from Orange County.

NerdWallet studied 475 cities with population of 65,000 or more to compile its rankings based on a broad definition of wealth: high levels of median household income, median home values, percentage of homes without mortgages and average credit scores.

Palo Alto was top-ranked with a median income of $151,370. Its homes cost a median $2.5 million, and 34 percent have no mortgage. Residents had average credit limits of $71,696.

San Ramon was second and Pleasanton was third.

Highest-ranked in Southern…

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Easter activities in Dana Point, San Clemente, Laguna Niguel 2016Yep, that time of the year. And if you are looking for Easter Activities around South Orange County, there's is plenty in stock for us, and most of them are Free. This year, Easter falls on Sunday March 27th 2016   Dana Point: Date: Saturday, March 26, 2016  9:00am-10:00am Cost: FREE! Location: Pines Park & Sea Canyon Park  (you get to choose, both locations events are at the same time)
34941 Camino Capistrano, Capo Beach and 33093 Santiago Drive, Dana Point
Capistrano Beach & Dana Point , California 92629

Activities include:  Children's Games, Petting Zoo, Easter Bunny Visits, Egg Hunt.  For ages up to 10 years.  Event begins at 9:00am and Egg Hunt promptly begins at 10:00am.  Make sure to bring an empty basket to pick up the…

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22451_willow_tree_mission_viejo_92692_home_for_sale Our office is excited to list this great deal in Mission Viejo. Check out this beautiful Canyon Crest Pool Home, with forever views of the Mission Viejo Lake, in an ideal location on a cul-de-sac with an extra long driveway.

The owners put new roof in 2010 and new windows in 2006. Need that bedroom downstairs? This home has it all. Three upstairs bedrooms plus a bonus room. The 3,380 sq ft home was built in 1989 and boast a large lot of 7,841sq ft.

The backyard has a pool and spa, and a built in barbecue. All this plus the fantastic Canyon Crest amenities with clubhouse, pool, tennis courts, basketball and sport courts, and more! Mission Viejo Lake membership as well! Property is a short sale subject to lender approval.

Canyon Crest is a beautiful…

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elegant_3403As part of the many cities of Orange County encouraging their residents to decorate for the holidays, Mission Viejo residents came up to the plate and shared, and continue to share the holiday spirit by competing in the annual Holiday Lighting Contest, that has been hosted for over 30 years by the Mission Viejo Activities Committee.
This year, the neighborhoods and homes competed in:

• Ever “Green” (for using environmentally friendly LED lights) 
• Through a Child’s Eyes (for delighting children of all ages) pictured below
• Reason for the Season (for memorable manger scenes)
• Creative Inflatables (for using inflatables of all shapes and sizes)
• Traditionally Elegant - pictured to the right  (for gorgeous lights, greenery, elegant holiday style) 
• Light…

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Because a picture is worth a thousand words, here it is. This was taken two weeks ago, at 'Playa del Norte' during one of those heat weekends - and before enjoying one of the many summer concerts at the Lake.


Residents of Mission Viejo enjoy as part of the many amenities of the city, exclusive access to Lake Mission Viejo and it's beaches. Located on the northend of the city, the man made Lake Mission Viejo include approximately 124 surface acres of water and 50 acres of land, including Playa del Norte (North Beach) and marina, Playa del Este (East Beach), parking facilities, Market on the Lake dock and the dam.Recreational facilities available for Lake Association members include the Lake, two large beaches and picnic areas, a boat launching…

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Some economists say restaurant sales are good indicators of how our local economy is faring. As we see many signs of recovery within the real estate industry in all of Orange County, the city of Mission Viejo is not the exception.

Several restaurants including chain ones and small ones, recently annouced that they are either opening in Mission Viejo or are planning to soon. They include the famous Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Panera Bread, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Club Cafe Bakery, Grill Hut, Little Chopsticks, All Star Pizza, Carl’s Jr. and a specialty donut shop.

Today, for example, Club Cafe Bakery ( La Paz near Muirlands) was opened. The restaurant has a really nice easy italian menu and a coffee bar, and its opened for breakfast, lunch and…

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Easter egg hunt activities in South Orange CountyAre you looking to bring your kid to somewhere in South Orange County for a fun day full of Easter related activities? Many cities are putting together events this Saturday, and depending on if you want to be by the beach or inland, here's some of our yearly favorites:

San Clemente Egg Hunt: This is a great event as it is in the newer Vista Hermosa Sports Park. Breakfast sale, activities, visit from Easter Bunnny and more, with many games to enjoy and of course, an egg hunt up to 10 years old. From 8:30am ( breakfast starts at 7:30am) until 12:00pm.

Dana Point Egg Hunt: Enjoy a morning of spring time fun at our Egg Hunts. The city offers two locations - Pines Park, 34941 Camino Capistrano and Sea Canyon Park, 33093 Santiago Drive. Activities begin at 9:00am…

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san_clemente_north_beach_dog_parkFor many years, South County beach cities residents have talked about having a open area at the beach where dogs can run freely and if the city of San Clemente approves it, there would be an beach area that would let dogs run unleashed at a designated acre at North Beach from 4 to 9am daily. This is the area that is right in front of the parking lot that follows the North Beach trail, where dogs are allowed, but only on leash, and not on the sand. This would be as a one year test and will be discussed this following Tuesday.

As of now, Dana Point doesn't allow any dogs on its beaches, Laguna Beach allows dogs on leash on the beaches all winter and in specific hours during the summer months, and Newport Beach is probably the most pet friendly South OC…

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Wow, so given that safety can be a crucial factor when buying a home, we got some great news for you if you are thinking of a Mission Viejo Real Estate opportunity: Mission Viejo was ranked as the safest city in California, and  also ranked the third safest in all US, only after Fishers, IN and O'Fallon, MO.

Irvine and Lakeforest also made the list, being 6th and 12th on the list, Orange (26th) and Newport Beach on 32nd place.

Not only Mission Viejo has that great quality, but the lifestyle that can be lived here is great: Lake Mission Viejo nearby is a private lake with access to beaches and activities to Mission Viejo residents. With 45 parks and counting, every home in Mission Viejo is within a mile of a park. Residents can hike, bike, swim, fish,…

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