Have you used the new iPhone yet?


It seems that every month there is a new “hot” piece of technology released. Last week produced the new iPhone 3G S. Apple claims it’s faster and more powerful than the last model. Some improvements include video recording, 32 GB of storage, an updated camera, a compass, updated text messaging, and much more.

Incredibly; Apple announced that they sold over 1 million phones within the first 3 days!

It seems America cannot live without these smart phones. They remain one of the fastest growing consumer items today. We can now connect to the outside world and obtain Internet access pretty much anywhere. I find this very accommodating since I can now open my email straight from my phone wherever I am.

Unfortunately, we may be losing the human connection. So whether you use an iPhone, Blackberry, Palm or any of the other numerous contenders, enjoy the benefits they provide-just remember to preserve your relationships face-to-face every so often!

Let me know if you have gotten the chance to use this new phone and how you like it!

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.     

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

 

Best regards.                                                                                                              

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI                                  

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors  

(949) 753-7900

 

Summer is here and the living is easy?


 

The kids are or almost out of school for the summer and life will slow down for many. Done are the endless nights of homework, projects or studying for tests, class plays, awards ceremonies etc…..  at least for the summer.

While we are obviously still in hard economic times and work still needs to go on, hopefully you will be able to take advantage of enjoying a few long days at the beach, pool, backyard BBQ’s and extra time with friends and family. Now I realize that there may be a few of us out there that are anticipating the kids being home all summer and you may be thinking, “what am I going to do with them all summer?”

As of today, why don’t you NOT keep anything for a special occasion, because every day that you live is a special occasion. Let’s tell our families and friends how much we love them. Do not delay anything that adds laughter and joy to your life.   

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.     

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards.  

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI   

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors   (949) 753-7900

Top Ten Grossing Movies of All Time


I’ve had a bit of fun discovering the top ten lists (via the internet) this week. One interesting and surprising top ten was “Top Ten Grossing Movies of All Time” (per IMDB)

1. Titanic (1997) $600,779,824
2. The Dark Knight (2008) $533,316,061
3. Star Wars (1977) $460,935,665
4. Shrek 2 (2004) $436,471,036
5. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) $434,949,459
6. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) $431,065,444
7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) $423,032,628
8. Spider-Man (2002) $403,706,375
9. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) $380,262,555
10. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) $377,019,252

Did this list surprise any of you?

I’d love to hear your thoughts!

And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.

Best regards.

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors

(949) 753-7900

http://www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Orange County Home ~ Stoneridge Estates


$1495000 / 5br – Spanish Architecture in Stoneridge Estates

 

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And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.     

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards.                

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI   

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors   (949) 753-7900

 

Stoneridge Estates at San Juan Capistrano ~ Custom built Spanish style tri-level 4BR home 4,500 sqft w/office, main floor BR, Huge Kitchen & Great Room. Private yard w/Pool & Spa. Generous 12,840sqft lot has extra parking & 3 car garage. $1,495,000

For more photos or information, CLICK HERE or call the Michael Caruso Real Estate Group 949.495.8600 or email Michael@MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Silver Creek at Highland (google map) (yahoo map)

Beautiful Home in Ocean Ranch


$1149000 / 4br – Guard Gated Ocean Ranch

Ocean Ranch at Bear Brand ~ Gracious 4BR “Executive Edition” floor plan
3,227 sqft w/Remodeled Kitchen and Staircase, Custom Entertainment Center, Special Finishes and Wood Treatments.
Large Yard w/play area, BBQ Cook Center & Spa. $1,149,000

For more photos or information, call the Michael Caruso Real Estate Group at 949.495.8600 or CLICK HERE

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And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.     

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards.        

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI       

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors   (949) 753-7900

Luxery High Rise Living


Orange County Homes / Luxury High Rise Living (edit/delete) $499000 / 2br – High Rise Living–Marquee Park Place Marquee Park Place at Irvine ~ Fabulous High Rise Towers at epicenter of urban living w/Spectrum, South Coast Plaza & Fashion Island nearby. 2BR, 2BA + Den on 13th Floor w/large patio, hardwood floors, stainless & granite kitchen, marble baths. $499,000 For more photos and information, CLICK HERE or contact the Michael Caruso Real Estate Group 949.753.7900 Michelson at Jamboree (google map) (yahoo map) And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection. http://www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com Best regards. Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI 2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors (949) 753-7900

Southern California Real Estate/Top Ten Worst Summer Jobs


 
Courtesey of David Letterman’s Top Ten
 
10.Octomom babysitter
9. Mel Gibson divorce lawyer
8. Assistant in charge of applying sunscreen to Rush Limbaugh
7. Susan Boyle groomer
6. Second assistant in charge of applying sunscreen to Rush Limbaugh
5. Dick Cheney hunting buddy (4th year on the list)
4. “Jon & Kate Plus 8” marriage counselor
3. No number 3 — writer left to work for Conan
2. General Motors CEO
1. Proofreader for George W. Bush’s memoir
And thank you for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Connection.
Best regards.
Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI
2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors (949) 753-7900