Today in History


On This Day In History…..

*July 31, 1975: Jimmy Hoffa, Teamsters President, disappeared in Detroit, Michigan. Hoffa was never found and his death still remains a mystery. Many believe the labor organizer’s disappearance was a Mafia hit but the truth lies unknown.jimmy-hoffa

 

 

 

* July 31, 1914: The outbreak of World War I caused the NY Stock Exchange to close. Trading remained closed until December1ea10acf92_ltpNYSE091807

Now you have some good trivia for the day. Happy Friday.

 

 

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Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors

(949) 753-7900

Sublime Single Level Dana Point Living/ Orange County Homes



Michael Caruso | Michael Caruso Real Estate Group | 1-949-753-7900
25201 Perch Dr., Dana Point, CA
Sublime Single Level Living in a beautifully remodeled home smartly placed on an extraordinary 12,000 sqft resort-style flat lot.
3BR/2BA Single Family House
offered at $899,000
Year Built 1978
Sq Footage 2,034
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size 12,000 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month

DESCRIPTION

Sublime Single Level Living in a beautifully remodeled home smartly placed on an extraordinary 12,000 sqft flat lot. La Jolla Stone accents the front elevation leading to a double door entry. New vinyl clad double pane ‘E’ glazed windows & sliding doors block 87 percent of suns harmful UV rays, cathedral ceilings, blonde hardwood floors. Formal dining opens to outdoor retreat. Living room has Bay window. Remodeled kitchen w/flawless porcelain sink, tiled counters w/jade marble accent & Jennair appliances, Family room perfect for flat screen or built-in entertainment. Bedrooms & living room have new Shaw carpet, baths w/new faucets. Master w/2 closets & pool view. Freshly painted interior & exterior color palate. Ceiling fans, recessed & accent lighting added. Yard feels like a vacation retreat w/golf putting green, golf chip & sand shot area, plus pool, spa & grassy areas. Sunny lanai & patios w/BBQ cook area. One of kind home. You’ll fall in love…hurry to see this one or cry later.
see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

• Fireplace • High/Vaulted ceiling • Walk-in closet
• Hardwood floor • Tile floor • Family room
• Living room • Dining room • Breakfast nook
• Dishwasher • Refrigerator • Stove/Oven
• Microwave • Laundry area – garage • Balcony, Deck, or Patio
• Yard • Swimming pool • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool


OTHER SPECIAL FEATURES

• Putting Green, Chipping Course, Tropical Landscape
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS


Welcome Home

Spacious Living Room

Formal Dining Room

Family Room

Resort-Like Backyard

Putting Green w/ Views
Contact info:
Michael Caruso
Michael Caruso Real Estate Group
1-949-753-7900
For sale by agent/broker

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Posted: Jul 21, 2009, 12:50pm PDT

Carnivorous Calamari


Southern California has become invaded with Giant Squid! These sea creatures are about 5-feet-long, can get to be 100 pounds, with razor sharp beaks and toothed tentacles.

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The Humboldt squid have been scaring scuba divers and washing up on California beaches. Native to Mexico’s deep waters, they are nicknamed “red devils” for their color and occasional tendency to attack divers. They are usually found in schools of up to 1,200! But don’t worry, they prefer deep water so swimmers and surfers need not be wary.

These Jumbo Squid are fished at night, using lights to bring the squid to the surface. With thousands amoung thousands off our coast, the question begs to be asked…Calamari anyone?

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Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI                                   

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors  

(949) 753-7900

6th time’s a charm?


5..4..3..2..1… Severe thunderstorms in Florida yesterday delayed the launch of the Endeavour Space Shuttle for the 5th time! The cost for these delays? Well for every day a shuttle mission is called off after being fueled, NASA spends about $1.3 million (according to spokeswoman Candrea Thomas)! They are almost at the record which was set in both 1986 and 1995 when it took the Columbia shuttle 7 times to finally get lift off.

 

3_26_sts127_pad_cloudsOnce this mission actually launches, it will be the largest gathering of people off the earth. There will be a total of 13 people from several different countries at the station, and only one woman. NASA hopes that by adding 7 more people they will be able to complete the station by the end of next year. These astronauts don’t have it too rough; there are a total of 9 rooms, 2 toilets, 2 kitchens and 2 gyms.

Endeavour’s new launch time is set for Wednesday at 6:03 p.m. EDT. Be sure not to miss it!

 

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Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI                                   

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors                                         

(949) 753-7900

Wine Lovers 101


Who doesn’t like to unwind over a glass of wine with dinner? Choosing a good wine is difficult, choosing a good, inexpensive wine is even tougher. Raise your glasses because TopTenz.net, link: http://www.toptenz.net/top-ten-wines-under-ten-dollars.php has provided a list of the best wine for $10 or less…

Personally, if I were to add to this list it would be “2 buck chuck”. Otherwise known as Charles Shaw, sold at Trader Joe’s for around $2.99. I might take off the Yellow Tail, there are better wines than that for under $10.

10. Voga Quattro

A blend of merlot, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, and pinot noir (hence the name) from Italy, the unique bottle and price will hook many buyers looking for an interesting bottle of wine that won’t break the bank, but the pleasant way the different varietals blend will certainly have you coming back for more.

9. Little Black Dress Pinot Grigio

Great with seafood (especially sushi), this pinot grigio from California works best when allowed to sit briefly after uncorking to really allow the flavors to open up. The apple and grapefruit flavors are quite refreshing and will be great on a warm day.

8. Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling

A great compliment to appetizers, this Riesling is sweet without being syrupy. The right hints of citrus make it refreshing and a great way to clean the palate before moving on to more complex food and wines during a party.

7. Bell’agio Chianti

This nice dry chianti will compliment most red sauces and add a nice bite to a juicy steak.

6. Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz

Great for the shiraz lover looking to branch out into cabernets with a blend. Nice tannins, but a nice smooth finish. A great “gateway” wine into some of the dryer varietals for those looking to experiment outside of their comfort zones.

5. Clos du Bois Chardonnay

A Californian wine with a French name (the name means “enclosure in the woods” – the maker of the wine is named Woods), this buttery and well balanced chardonnay is medium bodied with pear, citrus, and vanilla flavors. Very refreshing and a great compliment to pork and chicken.

4. Yellow Tail Chardonnay

Very approachable for those looking to move to the dryer white wines. Crisp and clean from being aged in steel barrels as opposed to oak, there is still a lingering nuance of oak in the wine that is welcome to those that are familiar with Chardonnays aged in oak.

3. Twin Fin Pinot Noir

A dark oak and cherry nose are a quick lead into a wine that some say has a bit of an “alcoholy” taste, but is nice and rich the whole way through, making it a great compliment to pizza, steak, or pasta with red sauce. A great way to be introduced to pinot noir.

2. Robert Mondavi Private Selection Sauvignon Blanc

Nice citrus flavors from the west coast, with hints of grapefruit that are the staple of the sauvignon blanc. Great on a hot day, with spicy fish (Thai style tilapia is a great compliment), and a wonderful alternative to the more expensive sauvignon blancs made in South America.

1. Ravenswood Zinfandel

An excellent wine at a great price. Smooth with lots of flavor and a hint of pepperyness at the end that is quite enjoyable. Fairly dry, but a great find for the red wine lover on a budget that wants something they can really sink their palate into.

Honorable Mentions

Evil Cabernet Sauvignon – a great cabernet sauvignon from Southern Australia.

Rosemount Diamond Label Shiraz – found at most restaurants, this Shiraz is a testament to the Australian style of making quality shiraz.

Oak Leaf (multiple varietals) – The house wine for Wal-Mart, this label offers cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay, and a chardonnay/pinot grigio blend. While none will change your view of that varietal, none are bad for their $3 price tag.

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Best regards.                                                                                                                         

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI                                                                  

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors                                                                 

(949) 753-7900

 

CHEERS!

Speechless Sunday


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Best regards.                                                                                                              

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI                                   

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

Free Slurpee Day!!!


FREE Slurpee Day 2009!! Saturday, July 11th. Grab your free slurpee at your local 7-eleven and enjoy one of the yummy slushy slurpee treats in flavors like cola, pina colada, blue raspberry, root beer and green apple. I hear 7-11 has a new slurpee flavor I must try out called “Liquid Artillery”, which is a combination of strawberry/pineapple and lime flavors.

Free Slurpee Day starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 11 p.m. (while supplies last) at all participating 7-11 locations, in celebration of 7-Eleven’s annual birthday. This year marks the 82nd birthday for 7-11 convenience stores, so what could be better than to celebrate with a delicious, and don’t forget FREE, brain-freeze induced Slurpee?!

At 7-11, you will receive a free 7.11 ounce Slurpee in the flavor or your choice, or mixed flavors if that’s your thing.

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