New Listing ~ The San Clemente Gym is now for sale!


San Clemente Gym For Sale

San Clemente Gym – a Business Opportunity.  Own your own business and stay in shape! 

123 S. El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA

 

The San Clemente Gym is a landmark in the city for over 30 years.

 The Gym is approximately 3,000 sqft with Mens and Ladies shower rooms &

locker area. The gym is being sold fully equipped as an all purpose

fitness center. The equipment spans a wide range of fitness training

and there is a boxing work- out room as well as specialty classes.

Private Training is also available from knowledgeable and dedicated

Trainers. Rent for this location is $4,000 per month rolling on a

month to month basis. The membership count is strong and San

Clemente has very loyal local cliente. Call Michael Caruso at

949-495-8600 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

 

Prime Location

30+ Year History

Loyal Clientele

Mens Locker Room

Ladies Locker Room

Easy Parking

Fully Equipped

Boxing Area

Kick- boxing Area

Friendly Staff

Private Training

Treadmill Machines

Elyptical Machines

Cycling Machines

Bar Bells

Free Weights

Zumba Classes

We Are Now Accepting Qualified Listings

Now providing “Short Sale Services”

Call Today for More Info on Our  Marketing Plan 

 

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) 495-8600

     

 

Sunday Photo ~ Fall is here!


Summer has come to a close. The kids are now back in school, baseball season is winding down, and football season has begun, which must mean that fall is here! Getting outdoors and enjoying the fresh air and fall foliage is one of the joys of fall; as well as, it is sweater weather time, pumpkin season and a great time to buy a house.

We Are Now Accepting Qualified Listings

Now providing “Short Sale Services”

Call Today for More Info on Our Fall into Fall Marketing Plan

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

 

 

 

Think Big, Shop Small ~ Spread the Word…


 

 Let’s start a movement…

SHOP SMALL STORES

As a local independent broker, I know how hard it is to compete with larger companies, but you can make it with good customer skills, marketing and word of mouth. Repeat customers and referrals is what keeps me in business. So let’s raise awareness of the importance of patronizing small businesses. 

Shop Small Stores is a buy-local campaign which promotes strengthening local economies through the support of local independent retailers. Buy gifts in small stores, eat meals at small restaurants.

As we do the rest of our holiday shopping and entertaining, let’s think first of small independent companies. Shop at your local toy or book store (if one still exists). Stop at your local home grown coffee shop or café and pick up a gift certificate. This will bring back business to the small business at a later time.

Small Business Saturday was a success to many towns and retailers that participated. However, we need to keep the movement going. Let’s all continue the movement by shopping in our local independent stores every weekend.  Let’s get the local economy rolling… 

Think Big, Shop Small.  Spread the word…

 Don’t forget to reduce, reuse and recycle!

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 October 28-29, 2011 from 5-10pm is the annual Halloween Fair and Haunted House! Soka University will have booths for children, haunted house for young teens recommended for age 10 and over), games, activities and performances for all to enjoy! All proceeds benefit SUA student clubs. Here is the schedule of events; 5:00 pm – Game stations open (all ages), 5:45 pm – Club performances & at 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Haunted House is open. Game and Haunted House tickets sold at the door. Haunted House: $5. For more information you can call 949.480.4000.

DANA POINT

TOMORROW October 22 2011 is the annual Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Don’t miss out on Doheny’s most festive event of the year as we transform a section of the campground into a spooky area, an array of educational booths, spooky walk, face painting, games, snacks and other fun activities. There is no charge for admission; however, you are asked to bring in one can of food per person as an entry fee. For more information you can call 949-496-6172. Also coming up Friday, October 28, 2011 from 3 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. there will be Halloween Crafts, Cupcake Decorating, Best Carved or Decorated Pumpkin Contest for ages 3-10 years. (Bring your already carved or decorated pumpkin). At 5 pm there will be a children’s costume parade, with free treat for each child. Then at 6:15, the Moonlight Movie will start (Monsters, Inc.)There will be free popcorn during the movie and refreshments also available to purchase. For more information you can call 949-248-3530. Lastly also on Friday, October 28, 2011 from 5-7pm is the annual Halloween Kids Boo Cruise! Take a 20-minute Haunted Harbor Cruise! Wear your favorite costume! Trips will depart every 20 minutes. Costume contest on every cruise! The cost is $3 per person. For more information you can call 949-496-5794.

LADERA RANCH

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LAGUNA BEACH

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LAGUNA NIGUEL

Coming up October 27 – 29, 2011 starting at 6:30 is the annual Haunted Trails. It’s a MAD, MAD WORLD! Take a journey through the dark and “MAD World” of Haunted Trails 2011(Crown Valley Community Park). Small groups will be carefully guided through a world of mass confusion, personal confinement, terrible torture and unbelievable horror! This is a VERY SCARY event and not recommended for children under 8 years of age. The event is $10 per entrance. For more information you can call 949-425-5100.

LAKE FOREST

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MISSION VIEJO

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RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

Now through November is the Starr Ranch Sanctuary – Adult Wildlife Research Camp located in Trabuco Canyon. Audubon California’s Starr Ranch Sanctuary invites you to our fall classes for adults. Join our wildlife biologist for two peaceful days at beautiful 4000 acre Starr Ranch in southeast Orange County and experience nature hands-on as a wildlife researcher. Our fall wildlife research camp gives participants the opportunity to learn and use techniques employed by wildlife biologists to study large and small mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and terrestrial invertebrates. For RESERVATIONS OR INFORMATION you can call 949-858-0309.

SAN CLEMENTE

Coming up November 4, 2011 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. is the annual A Taste of San Clemente! Held under the stars, this annual event serves up culinary masterpieces from over twenty of the areas finest restaurants, as well as sixteen premium wineries from throughout California, ice cold Microbrews and more. Tickets are limited to 250 guests. The ticket price includes a complimentary “Taste of San Clemente” wine glass or beer mug, food, wine, entertainment and valet parking. For more information you can call 949-492-1131.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Coming up Saturday October 29, 2011 at 6:30, 7:00 & 7:30 is the annual Ghost Tours. Get in the spirit of Halloween by joining the Historical Society Walking Tour Guides on a spooky walking tour of Los Rios Street, the oldest residential neighborhood in California. Be prepared for creepy tales of big black dogs, strange monks who have lost their heads, ghostly tales about a lady in white and other goings on. Cost: $5.00 adult’s $2.00 children. Reservations are required. Meet and pay at the O’Neill Museum. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 949-493-8444.

 
*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 OC Happenings ~ Central County


CENTRAL COUNTY

 

COSTA MESA

Coming up November 17 – 18, 2011 is Disney’s most acclaimed and beloved film on stage! Arts & Learning Conservatory presents: ‘Beauty & the Beast’!
General Seating: $10, VIP: $15, Family 4-Pack: $35. For more information you can call (714) 728-7100.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

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HUNTINGTON BEACH

NOW through October 30th is the annual Octoberfest! If you love to drink beer, eat bratwürst and sauerkraut and enjoy dancing to “Oompah-pa music directly from Linzerbuben, Austria, then you’ll love the Oktoberfest at Old World Village with its traditional German festivity. Complete with German bands imported from Europe, dancing, and imported beers (of course) and tasty German foods from bratwürst to potato salad to hot pretzels and apple strudel, Oktoberfest has something for everyone. For more information you can call 714-647-7107.

IRVINE

Coming up Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. is the Great Park Pumpkin Harvest! Celebrate the harvest season at the third annual Great Park Pumpkin Harvest, the Orange County Great Park Halloween celebration and food drive benefiting the Orange County Food Bank and the Second Harvest Food Bank. In addition to a scarecrow display, there will be a mini hay maze, art & crafts activities, a petting zoo, a pumpkin patch and carnival-style games. Free Admission, $10 parking

 

LOS ALAMITOS

Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 9-4 is the Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo! This event is a great mix of civilian and military helicopters and aircraft, plus a custom car show featuring classics, muscle cars and more than 300 varieties plus a vendor fair with more than 100 exhibitors selling food and car or aircraft related items. This family event also has games, a kid’s corner and live entertainment. The event is located on the Joint Forces Training Base.

NEWPORT BEACH

Going on now, Gray Whales migrate annually along the west coast of North America. They can be seen from the Orange County coast from December through early April. Since the Gray Whales migrate just a few miles off the coast, simple cruises from Dana Point and Newport Beach enable you to see these spectacular creatures in their natural habitat. You can book cruises at the following locations: Davey’s Locker Whale Watching & Newport Landing Whale Watching.
ORANGE

NOW through October 31, 2011 opening at 10am is the Irvine Park Railroad – Pumpkin Patch! Irvine Park Railroad’s 5th annual pumpkin patch is fun for the entire family! The pumpkin patch opens daily at 10:00 am beginning September 17th through October 31st. Activities include train rides, hay rides, a haunted house, a hay maze, pony rides, a moon bounce, panning for gold, face painting (weekends only), picture stands, the Orange County Zoo, and a lot more. Admission into the pumpkin patch is free. Prices for all other activities vary. Additional activities inside of the park include Irvine Park Rentals’ paddle boats and Wheel Fun Rentals® bikes (single surrey bikes, deuce coupes, choppers, beach cruises and more), the Orange County Zoo and pony rides. School and group discounts available for Pumpkin Patch tours.

SANTA ANA

NOW through March 4, 2012 the Renowned Terra Cotta Warriors Return To Bowers Museum. With Over 150 Exceptional Chinese Works Of Art Acquired For Use In The Afterlife By Men And Women Of Power, Wealth And Taste. Visitors will see spectacular recent discoveries from the Qin-era imperial tomb of the ruthless First Emperor Qin Shihuangdi including a chariot horse and four terra cotta warriors one of which is the only known warrior with a face painted green. Seldom seen outside of China are the intricately carved miniature armies that once guarded the tombs of Han emperors and their aristocracy. The Tang dynasty was the height of taste and luxury; from the royal tombs and temples of the imperial city of Xi’an is an opulent showing of wealth: gold, silver, and gemstones. Among these treasures is a set of four nesting boxes that once held Buddha’s finger bone and is still considered one of the most holy religious relics. Visit bowers.org for more information on activities and events. For more information you can call (714) 567-3679. Tickets can be purchased online at museumtix.com or via phone at Ticketmaster (877.250.8999).

SEAL BEACH

RIP ~  Our thoughts & prayers go out to the families & friends of  the shooting victims in the horrific Seal Beach hair salon shooting.

TUSTIN

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VILLA PARK

Coming up Sunday, October 30, 2011 from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM is Halloween Fest!  
The night before Halloween, the VP Towne Center suddenly becomes the happy haunting grounds for young ghosts, goblins, a few pirates, some skeletons, and lots of princesses who have escaped from their local castles. This annual event includes a costume contest, hayride from the parking area, crafts, treats and more! For more information you can call (714) 998-1500.

 

*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

 

Motivational Monday ~ Mud Run


Proud to say that we finished the Mud Run in 15th place, out of 41 Open Teams!  All for a good cause…

Survivor/Stand Up 2 Cancer - Reality Mud Run 8am 9/10/11 Saturday ONLY!! 

 

Reality Mud Run – Survivor/Stand Up 2 Cancer Fundraiser!

Location: Irvine Lake Mud Run, So Cal

Time: ‎8:00AM Saturday, September 10th

Will post photos of our team “Mud On The Run” real soon! 

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

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DANA POINT

Coming up September 9 – 11, 2011 is the annual Tall Ships Festival (Dana Point Harbor / Ocean Institute).The festival features a spectacular array of family-fun activities including live music, art shows and a variety of tasty food. Interactive living-history encampments including blacksmiths, scrimshaw artists, and the infamous Port Royal Privateers are sure to entertain and amaze guests of all ages and are not to be missed. Additionally, you can explore the historic tallships and listen to the crew share tails of adventure and life at sea. For more information you can call 949-496-2274.

LADERA RANCH

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LAGUNA BEACH

This is the LAST weekend to attend 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.

LAGUNA NIGUEL

This Saturday, August 27 from 8-10pm Laguna Niguel will be showcasing Casablanca for movie in the park! Bring your lawn chairs and come relax for a FREE showing of the classic movie. Seating is on a grassy hill. No pets, smoking or alcohol are allowed at the event. If it rains, the even will be cancelled. Childcare is available on site. For more information you can call 949-425-5100.

LAKE FOREST

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MISSION VIEJO

 

ANIMAL LOVERS PLEASE READ!!! The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center and nonprofit group, Dedicated Animal Welfare Group is offering a weeklong promotion on adult cats that ends Tuesday, August 30th, 2011.

DAWG will pay $100 in adoption fees on any adult cat that has been at the facility for more than 60 days. People who adopt adult cats still must pay the $50 fee that covers vaccinations, microchip and flea control. The animal services center also will waive the $100 of the adoption fee for all other adult cats in the facility. The shelter is now accepting applications and has many felines to choose from in various colors, sizes and personalities that are waiting to be placed in permanent, loving homes. If you would like to see these or any of the center’s available animals, stop by the facility at 28095 Hillcrest during operating hours or visit the Adopt a Pet section of our website. For more information you can visit http://cityofmissionviejo.org/animalservices/.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

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SAN CLEMENTE

MEOWW! CALLING ALL CAT LOVERS!!!! For $9 your home can come alive with the quick-footed antics of a happy cat. The nonprofit Pet Project Foundation is helping to discount cat adoption fees in August at the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter. Adoption fees will be $9 per feline, and PPF also will give away a wide range of free pet supplies to individuals and families adopting a cat or kitten. The price for cats is typically $100. With kitten season in full swing, shelter staff and PPF volunteers worry about the stress of the many homeless cats awaiting adoption at the shelter. Cats under stress typically develop respiratory illnesses. PPF will provide a full “kitty starter kit” to families who adopt a cat during the promotion, including supplies such as a litter box and food bowls. For additional information on PPF or the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter, visit petprojectfoundation.org or contact Becker at 949-240-0243 or pawlajb@cox.net. Save a life, I promise it will bring a joy to your life you never even knew you could experience.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

This weekend, August 27-28, 2011 is the annual Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo!
This Annual Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo is good ol’ entertainment for the entire family, not to mention the richest 2-day rodeo in the nation. Proclaimed as the richest 2-day rodeo in the nation, this year’s Rodeo features saddle bronc, bareback, steer wrestling, calf roping, tie down roping and bull riding. You won’t want to miss this year’s excitement.

 
*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