The Un-Subscribed List…


Ever wondered why people randomly decide to un-subscribe to your emails?

Here’s why people un-subscribe from permission e mails;

54%: Emails came too frequently

49%: Content become too repetitive

47%: Received too many emails and needed to get off some companies lists

25%: Content wasn’t relevant

22%: Signed up for a one time offer

13%: Circumstances changed (i.e., moved, got married, changed job etc.)

8%: Another company provided better information

6%: They could get the information from another source (e.g., blogs, Facebook, etc)

 

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

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

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

Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ North County


NORTH COUNTY

ANAHEIM

Mark your calendars for August 12-14, 2011. In 1990, a small group of people set out to present the gospel of Jesus Christ to southern Californians in a non-traditional, non-church environment called the Harvest Crusade (Angel Stadium of Anaheim). For more information you can call (714) 638-0981.

BREA

Nothing to report

BUENA PARK

Nothing to report

CYPRESS

Coming up this summer Saturday, July 23 from 9:00a to 5:00p is the annual Cypress Community Festival at Oak Knoll Park. This is a FREE event. Bring the entire family to the Cypress Community Festival featuring DJ Shawn Parr & Go Country 105FM. Enjoy the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast (7-11am), Chili Cookoff, Car Show, Family Games, Food Booths, Business Expo, Children’s Rides, Arts, Crafts & Continuous Entertainment. The 5K/10K Run/Walk starts at 7:30 am. This is the largest 1 day festival in Orange Co. drawing about 30,000 visitors. The event is sponsored by local businesses including: Toyota Grand Prix, Go Country 105 FM, ‘TheHomeMag’ of Orange County, The Cypress Event News & the News Enterprise.F or more info visit: http://www.cypressfestival.com or email: info@cypressfestival.com. The Cypress Community Festival is the signature event for the city of Cypress, CA and is held each year of the 4th Saturday of July at Oak Knoll Park. Businesses and individuals are invited to become sponsors and/or arrange for vendor booth spaces.

FULLERTON

Coming up Sunday, June 5, 2011 is the annual5K VisionWalk (Cal State Fullerton Titan Sports Complex Field, State College Boulevard). VisionWalk is the national signature fundraising event of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Since its inception in the spring of 2006, the program has raised over $15 million to fund sight-saving research. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the walk starts at 9:00 a.m

GARDEN GROVE

THIS WEEKEND – May 27-30, 2011 is the annual Strawberry Festival (Euclid St & Main St). This festival is a parade and carnival celebrating the city’s strawberry-growing history! For more information you can call 714-638-0981.

LA HABRA

Coming up Friday, June 10 starting at 5:00p at Sonora High School is the annual La Habra Valley Community Fair. The 2011 La Habra Valley Community Fair is fun for the whole family. This event will feature car show (Saturday only), livestock shows, dog shows and agility trails, fair food, activities for kids, a petting zoo and much, much more. Admission is only $1.00 and all proceeds go to helping students in the surrounding FFA programs.

LA PALMA

Nothing to report

PLACENTIA

Nothing to report

STANTON

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WESTMINSTER

Coming up at the end of summer Saturday, Aug 20 2:00p at The Rose Center Theater is the Ms. Senior California Pageant! Eighteen Ms. Senior California preliminary finalists from San Francisco to San Diego will compete for the title of Ms. Senior California 2011.
YORBA LINDA

Coming up Sunday June 5, 2011 will be Celebration of the Arts (located at 3 locations – Yorba Linda Community Center, Thomas Lasorda Jr. Memorial Field House, & Hurless Barton Park). This is a very unique fine arts & music festival featuring nearly 100 exhibitors, including almost every type of visual and performing art that you can imagine. What makes it unique is that it very family friendly, offering free activities for all ages, sharing the creativity & talent of our community. This event is NOT a carnival, craft fair, “beerfest”, or fundraiser, but truly a day where talent & creativity is shared and inspired! For more information you can call 714-996-1960.

*As seen in orangecountyregister.com & orangecounty.net

 

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

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

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

Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ Central County


CENTRAL COUNTY

COSTA MESA

Coming up June 4-5 is the annual Lions Club Fish Fry (Lions Park). This event has been held since 1945, and features a parade, carnival, food and rides in Lions Park. The event also includes fish fry, raffle, baby contest carnival and rides.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

Nothing to report


HUNTINGTON BEACH

Coming up June 4-5, 2011 is the Huntington Beach Concours; Classic Car & Motorcycle Show – Two Days of Fun from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Huntington Beach Concours is a fun event where car lovers and enthusiasts can come to enjoy themselves, while knowing that they are also helping a worthy cause, The Huntington Beach Library Children’s Resource Center. It is rated # 1 in California, please help us keep it that why by attending this year’s event. The event will take place at the Huntington Beach Central Park (7111 Talbert Ave.).

IRVINE

Coming up Saturday & Sunday, June 18- 19 2011 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm is the Annual Irish Fair and Music Festival (Irvine Meadows Fairgrounds,8800 Irvine Center Drive). The Great American Irish Fair and Music Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the Western United States. The Fair highlights 16 entertainment areas featuring the very best in the music, song, dance and sport of the Irish, along with over 100 Irish, Scottish and English import shops and arts and crafts vendors along with sheepherding shows, Irish horse shows, Irish dog shows and one of the largest Irish Step Dancing competitions in California.

LOS ALAMITOS

Coming up Saturday, July 16 starting at 9:00am at Los Alamitos High School is the 7th Annual Relay for Life! Join the fight against cancer. Because cancer never sleeps, teams of friends and colleagues set up camp and take turns walking around a track for 24 hours to CELEBRATE cancer survivors, REMEMBER loved ones lost to the disease and FIGHT BACK by raising funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society. When not walking, participants enjoy fun family-friendly activities, food and local entertainment. This is a FREE event. For more information you can call (562) 221-0144.

NEWPORT BEACH

Coming up June 5, 2011 is the 18th Annual Balboa Island Parade starting at 11am to 2pm! The theme this year is “Balboa Island…Spirit of America”. This Island tradition filled with Children on Bikes, Island Dogs, Decorated Golf Carts and Floats, Vintage Cars, Keystone Cops, Drill Teams, Marching Bands, Local Dignitaries and much more! It’s the Island Way of Welcoming Summer to ALL! So get out your red, white and blue and come on down to Marine Avenue and help us in celebrate the “Spirit of America”, the Island way! Our bridge closes at 10:00 am, so get here early. For more information you can call 949-673-4985 or email BIParade@att.net.

ORANGE

Coming up July 3rd at Fred Kelly Stadium located at El Modena High School is the Annual 3rd of July Celebration! Held from 4:00-9:00pm this event includes food booths, interactive games, information booths and a musical program and spectacular fireworks show!

SANTA ANA

Coming up June 25 is the Annual Ride the Coast (Start: Santa Ana Auto mall,1500 Auto Mall Drive Santa Ana, CA 92705).Ride the Coast consists of a non-competitive police escorted open ride that will begin at the Santa Ana Auto Mall wind around Pacific Coast Highway and finish at the Irvine Lake Blues Festival. Participants will be greeted at the finish line by six live blues performances, an array of good food, vendor expo, prizes and the great outdoors. If you don’t ride, drive to the end site and enjoy a fun-filled family festival! This event benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana.

SEAL BEACH

Nothing to report

TUSTIN

Coming up June 5, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. is the annual Tustin Street Fair & Cook-Off (El Camino Real and Main Street). The event features the Chili Cook-Off, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, entertainment, Watermelon Eating Contest, kid’s carnival, music and much more. Admission is FREE. For more information you can call (714) 573-3326.

VILLA PARK

Coming up this summer on June 25, 2011 the Friends of the Villa Park Library (FOVPL) are happy to be putting on the seventh annual Villa Park 5K run/walk, the second annual Progressive Marathon, the first annual 10K, and the first annual interrupted 15K which starts and ends at the Villa Park High School. Race Day Registration starts at 6 AM, 5K Run/Walk at 7:15 AM and 10K run at 7:55 AM. For more information or to fill out an entry form you can visit http://www.villapark.org/vp5k.html.

 

*As seen in the ocregister.com & orangecounty.net

 

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

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

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

Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ South County


South County

ALISO VIEJO

Coming up June 3-5, 2011 is the Student Production of ‘Peter Pan’.
Acting Academy for Kids and the Ladera Ranch Education Foundation are proud to present the musical “Peter Pan”! Student actors (grades K-8) from Chaparral, Ladera Ranch, and Oso Grande Elementary Schools and Ladera Ranch Middle School will be performing Peter Pan June 3 (7pm), June 4 (7pm) and June 5 (2pm) at the Wood Canyon Elementary School Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo. Tickets are now available at http://www.wix.com. A portion of the event proceeds benefit LREF and the 4 schools above. Come support our schools and see an amazing performance by our students!

DANA POINT

Coming up June 9 – 12, 2011 is the Dana Point Harbor Boat Show & Green Expo (Youth & Group Center & Public Docks). Both New and Used Boats and Products are on display both in and out of the water at the boat show. At the Green Expo, there will also be Exhibitors and Sponsors of eco-friendly products for both marine and everyday living!

LADERA RANCH

Nothing to report

LAGUNA BEACH

Coming up June 24 – August 28, 2011 is the 45th Annual Art-A-Fair (777 Laguna Canyon Road). Art-A-Fair is one of So Cal’s most popular art festivals! The juried art of our 125 international, national and local artists promises to inspire & bring forth passion. Walk among the artists as they create their fine art and master craft pieces and learn what inspired them. Also, take advantage of art workshops taught by AAF artists – just $25 for two hours or $40 for four hours! For more information you can call (949) 494-4514.South Coast Symphony is proud to present “The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming!” This spectacular concert under the musical direction of Conductor Barry Silverman will feature Russian artists performing Russian music. The performers will include Michael Voronel and Ruslan Biryukov. Th read more

LAGUNA NIGUEL

Coming up Friday, June 3, 2011 from 7:45 to 11 p.m. will be the 2nd annual Dance for Japan Disaster Relief (Cheryle Burke Dance, 28221 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite F). Cheryl Burke Dance Laguna Niguel, a popular Orange County ballroom, will celebrate its second anniversary by hosting a studio dance party to raise funds for the Japan earthquake and tsunami relief effort. Cheryl Burke is a two-time champion on the hit TV show “Dancing with the Stars. Admission for the event is $75 per ticket before June 3 and admission at the door is $90 per ticket.

LAKE FOREST

Nothing to report

MISSION VIEJO

SUNDAY May 29, 2011 because it’s KSBR Birthday Bash (Oso Viejo Park / Norman P. Murray Community Center 24932 Veterans Way)! With more than 30 headliners playing with each other in a giant jazz jam, each Bash is an once-in-a-lifetime concert for both the artists and the audience. The music will never happen in exactly the same way again. The listeners know that the event is something special – it has sold out each of the past 11 years even before the full line up was announced! For more information you can call (949) 582-4714.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

Sunday, June 12 starting at 9:30am is the 15th Annual Cheesehead Classic Golf Tournament at Tijeras Creek Golf Club. The University Of Wisconsin Alumni Chapter Of Orange County presents “Cheesehead Classic” Golf Tournament & Scholarship Fundraiser to Help Support Southern California Scholarship Applicants! The first Tee at is 10:30 a.m. Anyone can play, serious golfers, the not-so-serious and weekend hackers can all participate, win prizes and have fun!! Only $ 150 per person includes: Green Fees, Cart, Range Balls & Putting Contest, Box Lunch, Gifts, Silent Auction, Special Raffle Entry, and Dinner & Awards Ceremony.

SAN CLEMENTE

Mark your calendars for the annual Garden Club 2011 Garden Tour coming up Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 10am-4pm. The San Clemente Garden Club presents the 2011 Garden Tour of unique coastal gardeners. Enjoy a self-guided tour of several private coastal gardens including the student vegetable, flower and butterfly gardens at Concordia Elementary School. The selected gardens will showcase varied garden styles, horticulture, hard cape and garden entertaining area ideas for every tour guest. For more information please contact Mary Mohr at (949) 498-2818.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Nothing to report

 
*As seen in orangecounty.net & ocregister.com

 

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

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

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

Caruso’s SAN JUAN CAPO Closed Sales Report ~ April


Is the market is improving or at least stabilizing!? We provide the latest market updates regularly, as well as personal consultation of market direction…

The San Juan Capistrano Closed Sales Report for APRIL:

The SJC Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the 0-$500,000 Range:

2011 22 listings closed escrow

2010 18 listings closed escrow

The SJC Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the $500,000-$1,000,000 Range:

2011 39 listings closed escrow

2010 36 listings closed escrow

The SJC Closed Sales Report for Homes Sold in the $1,000,000+ Range:

2011 6 listings closed escrow

2010 10 listings closed escrow

*Does a sales report tell the whole story about market environment, consumer sentiment and the value of your home? Is it time to sell? Is it time to add a property to your investment portfolio? Is the market changing, and in which direction?

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

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

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

Leading the Way!


The Michael Caruso Real Estate Group likes to recognize people and businesses throughout Orange County who go over and beyond the expected. St. Joseph Hospital is leading the way, where anything is possible. They have a long history of bringing leading-edge care to Orange County first.

Here are a few examples:

Heart:

  • 1963: First pacemaker procedure on the West Coast and open heart surgery in Orange County
  • 2004:First robotically assisted heart procedure in Orange County
  • 2010:First ‘Melody’ valve replacement for cogenital heart disease in Orange County

Cancer:

  • 1968: First cancer program of its kind accredited by American College of Surgeon
  • 1986: Orange County’s first comprehensive outpatient cancer care facility
  • 2009:First hospital in Orange County and one of the first on the West Coast to perform intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), an advanced cancer-fighting technique
  • 2011: Named a Top Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for clinical excellence in Cancer

Orthopedics:

  • 1970: First hip replacement in Orange County
  • 1973: First knee replacement in Orange County
  • 2007-2010: Only hospital in Orange County ranked as an “America’s Best Hospital” for orthopedic by U.S. News & World Report
  • 2011: Named a Top Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for clinical excellence in Orthopedics

 

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

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

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

Money Bags…


THIS IS THE ONLY TIME WE WILL SEE AND LIVE THIS EVENT!

I received a very interesting email this morning I wanted to share with everyone. I suggest after reading you copy and paste to forward along to your address book.

This year, July has:

 5 Fridays

5 Saturdays

&

5 Sundays

This happens once every 823 years.

This is called money bags.

So, forward this to
your friends and money will arrive within 4 days. Based on Chinese
Feng Shui. The one who does not forward…..will be without money.

More interesting facts:

This year we’re going to experience four unusual dates.

1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11 and that’s not all…

Take the last two digits of the year in which you were born – now add
the age you will be this year,

The results will be 111 for everyone in whole world. This is the year of
the Money!!!

This year October will have 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays.

This happens every 823 years…. These particular years are known as
” Money Bags”

The proverb goes that if you send this to eight good friends money will
appear in next four days as it is explained in Chinese FENG SHUI.

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

www.MichaelCarusoRealEstate.com

Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

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