Caruso’s *EASTER* OC Happenings ~ South County


 

 

 

 

South County

 

ALISO VIEJO

TOMORROW , Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 7am-11:30am is the Community Spring Celebration & Pancake Breakfast. This annual celebration includes Egg Hunts, Visits with Peter Rabbit, Face Painting, Bounce Houses, DJ Entertainment & Arts & Crafts. Pancake breakfast 9-11 in Town Center. For more information you can call 949-243-7411.

DANA POINT

TMORROW, April 7, 2012 from 9-10am hop on down to Dana Point and enjoy a morning of fun spring time activities, which include: Children’s Games, Petting Zoo, Easter Bunny Visits and a Egg/Candy Hunt for ages up to 10 years. Don’t forget your cameras and empty basket to hunt for the goodies! The event is located at Pines Park & Sea Canyon Park (34941 Camino Capistrano & 33093 Santiago Drive). For more information you can call 949-248-3530

LAGUNA HILLS

TONIGHT, from 8-9pm is the Late Night Flashlight Egg Hunt! Bring your flashlight and prize bag for an eventful evening of annual egg hunting! The Laguna Hills Sports Complex will become a hidden adventure filled with hundreds of eggs. Each participant will be entered into an exciting raffle to conclude the evening! Ages: 7-14 two separate hunts for 7-10 & 11-14 yr olds Fee: Resident $5, Non-Resident $7. To register or for more information you can call (949) 707-2680. ALSO tomorrow, Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 10-11am is a morning of fun and adventure! Join us for springtime crafts, an egg hunt, and pictures with Mr. Bunny. Children will have a ball with all the springtime egg-citement! This event is for ages 6 and under ONLY. For more information you can call (949) 707-2680.

LADERA RANCH

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LAGUNA BEACH

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LAGUNA NIGUEL

TOMORROW 4/7/2012 from 9am-12pm is the annual Bunny Blast! Make crafts, get your face painted, play games, jump in the bounce house, visit the animals at the petting zoo and watch a fun show! You can also saddle up for a pony ride and visit the Easter Bunny who will be strolling around (bring your camera). There will be food available for purchase. There WILL NOT be an egg hunt at this event. Cost is $7 for children (ages 3-12), and $1 for adults (13 and older). Pay admission at the event. Parents should determine if this is an age appropriate activity for their children. All activities may be canceled if it rains on event day. Recreation Hotline for event updates – 949-362-4351. AND – OPEN HOUSE on Saturday at 15 Emerald Glen, Laguna Niguel from 1:00-5:00pm. Stunning Ocean Views from the 1st & 2nd floors, Private Spa, Ocean View deck, & a chance to ask Michael Caruso all your Real Estate Questions! For more information you can call 949-753-7900 or visit www.15EmeraldGlen.com  

LAKE FOREST

TOMORROW Saturday from 11:00am-3:00pm enjoy a fun filled event for the whole family with a day of activities including game booths, crafts, face painting, giant Ferris wheel, petting zoo, pony rides, balloon artist and egg scrambles. There will be entertainment for everyone with a strolling magician, DJ, live music, Alice and her Wonderland friends will be there too. Be ready for surprises, and bring your camera to take pictures with Nectar the Mad Hatter and Hoppy the spring bunny. So hop on down early to partake in all the fun! For more information you can call 949-461-3450. AND Saturday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM for the Spring Skate Egg Hunt at the Park. Come and visit the Skateboarding Bunny, play in the jump houses, and participate in fun crafts. This is a family friendly event and great for the young ones! The Park will be closed to riding during this event so it will be safe for all to enjoy. Eggs will be hidden throughout the Skate Park and will have small prizes inside each one. Please bring your own basket. The Egg Hunt starts at 11:15 am sharp, so please don’t be late or you will miss it! Depending on overall turnout, participants may be limited in the amount of eggs they will be allowed to collect. Fee: $5 donation per person. For more information you can call 949-461-3450.

MISSION VIEJO

TOMORROW Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. is the annual Easter Garden Party!  This FREE event is open to the public and will have something for everyone. The celebration will include an “Eggstravaganza Hunt”, bunny farm; face painting, photos with the Easter bunny, and a “Basket Bonanza” for all ages. The bunny petting zoo area will include a large spring garden party display featuring the Easter bunny and fun photo cutouts for the whole family. One complimentary photo will be provided to each family. The “Basket Bonanza” giveaway, for all ages, will include a chance to win one of five different baskets and one lucky bunny will win a brand new iPad. The event will take place at ‘Kaleidoscope’ (27741 Crown Valley Parkway).
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

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SAN CLEMENTE

TOMORROW Saturday, April 7, 2012 is the annual Easter Eggstravaganza!
It’s the great big FREE event that you have been waiting for and you don’t want to miss! Start the morning with a delicious plate of pancakes, prepared by the San Clemente’s Kiwanis Club (for a nominal fee). Oddly shaped activities, enormous entertainers and one great BIG egg hunt! Visit with the huggable bunny, wander through the Path of Random Facts, play games and enjoy the day eating scrumptious snacks (for a nominal fee)! Arrive on time for the BIG hunt, from newborns up to 10 years! The event will take place at Vista Hermosa Park (987 Avenida Vista Hermosa). For more information you can call 949-361-8264. AND on Saturday at 10am is the Community Easter Brunch sponsored by the Family Assistance Ministries, in partnership with the City of San Clemente. The brunch is open to needy individuals and families. If you are in need or know someone that is, stop by the Family Assistance Ministries at 929 Calle Negocio to pick up an invitation for this event. Walk-ups with no invitations also accepted. If you would like to volunteer for the event or would like to donate food, filled Easter Baskets and filled plastic eggs please call 492-8477.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

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Best regards,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

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

Caruso’s *VALENTINES* OC Happenings ~ South County


South County

 

ALISO VIEJO

This Saturday February 11, 2012 from 7 – 10pm at the Renaissance ClubSport is an Valentine’s Day Love Lounge and Wine Tasting. Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year and deserves an extra special night to celebrate the occasion. Enjoy delicious appetizers and taste the most exotic white wines and romantic ruby reds. Then, indulge in our flowing sweet samplers and hand-passed champagne, all night long! You can cozy-up and relax, while listening to our live entertainment, or get out on the dance floor and move to the music! We invite you to extend your evening and stay the night for just $99.99! Reservations are required; space is limited to the first 50 couples. Childcare is available in Kids World until 10:00pm through our Valentine’s Day Party Parent Escape. Members: $75 per couple Non-Members: $90 per couple. For more information or to register, please stop by the Club Desk or call (949)330-5560.

DANA POINT

Valentine’s Day is TUESDAY! From 4:00-6:00pmtry this unique and romantic way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! You’ll sail aboard the 95′ Dana Pride at sunset as we search for whales, dolphin and other marine life set against the beautiful Orange County coastline. Chocolates and Valentine’s Day treats are included as well as a complimentary glass of champagne for guests 21 and over! Enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail from our cash bar as well! Be sure to make reservations at one of Dana Point Harbor’s many romantic restaurants for after the cruise and you’ll have an unforgettable evening! For reservations or more information you can call 949-496-5794. Also on Valentine’s Day at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa is a wonderful Valentine’s Package! This Valentine’s Day escape to an Oceanside luxury resort at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa. Spend the night in a deluxe guestroom and wake up the following morning to a warm, complimentary breakfast buffet for two at “Vue” restaurant. Later on, visit “OverVue” lounge for a mouthwatering Donut Holes Delight Dessert. A bottle of house champagne awaits your arrival when you book this scintillating package for two.

LAGUNA HILLS

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LADERA RANCH

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LAGUNA BEACH

February 11 &14, 2012 is the Annual Four Course Valentine’s Winemaker’s Dinner. Enjoy fine epicurean creations paired with artisan boutique wines while listening to live music. Their 2012 Valentine’s Winemaker’s Dinner is $125.00 per person plus 21% service charge plus tax. Members receive a 10% discount. For more information you can call 949.715.9463 (Wine).

LAGUNA NIGUEL

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LAKE FOREST

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MISSION VIEJO

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RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

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SAN CLEMENTE

This Valentine’s Day from 5-7pm Casa Romantica invites guests to enjoy A Romantic Rendezvous on Valentine’s Day and will include live vocals and piano music by Elliot, delicious hors d’oeuvres, gourmet chocolates and champagne.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

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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 CLHMS CRB CRS GREEN GRI

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

 

Caruso’s Green News!


 

I have read in the news that many cities are adopting local ordinances prohibiting the use of Single use Plastic Bags & Styrofoam. Why take such drastic measures to eliminate a specific waste stream? A recent report by Clean Water Action & Clean Water Fund in California spotlights the litter from disposable plastics and other single-use containers, napkins, and fast-food packaging are the culprits in the flood of trash making its way from city streets and neighborhoods into area waterways and then the ocean. Plastics likely make up a size able portion of the marine debris that exists today. Exactly how much plastic debris is out there, or even what percentage plastic debris makes up, is very difficult to know. Whatever side of this issue you are on, we can all work together to be certain little and debris is properly disposed. We must keep our oceans clean! 

*For more information on this issue you can visit www.cleanwater.org.

 

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 End of the Summer Housing Market Update!


 

Since we have come to an end of the summer I thought I would provideyou with an end of the summer real estate sales and inventory report. Specifics include Orange County and a look at how we compare to the National trends.

August 2011 Real Estate search results are in and Orange County, CA was the #16 most searched market in the country during August 2011. This is based on data released recently by Realtor.com, which is the #1 homes for sale Real Estate search web site.

The median list prices for homes in Orange County, CA hit $449,000 in August 2011, a -6.44% decrease from one year ago this month, and -0.22% decrease from July 2011.  The national median list price in August 2011 was $189,900, a 0.48% increase compared to August 2010.  The median decrease is a result of more homes selling in the lower price bands.

The active “for sale” inventory of homes in Orange County, CA in August 2011 leveled out at 15,828, a -12.10% decrease compared to August 2010.  The National inventory counts for August 2011 were 2,267,327, a -19.00% decrease as compared to a year ago.  

The median age of inventory in Orange County, CA in August was 87 days, a 1.16% increase compared to July 2011.  Nationally, the median age of inventory was 103 days, a 6.19% increase to July.

 

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 Quote ~ Be Happy!! ☺


Life is too short to be anything but happy.

 

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves  James Matthew Barrie 

Go Green…Let’s keep our oceans clean!

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

ww.MichaelCarusoRealwEstate.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 Buyer Questionnaire


Owning your very own home can be great, when you’re ready. Truth be told, not everyone can or should own a home – even with the many benefits of homeownership.  I have put together a short list of questions that can help you, as a buyer, sort out whether owning makes sense for your personal situation.

1.) Do you want to own a home?

2.) Can you find a home to buy that you like?

3.) Can you find a home to buy that’s located where you want to live?

4.) Can you find a home that you can afford to buy – and own?

5.) Can you qualify for a mortgage or pay cash to purchase a home?

6.) Does the cost of owning a home compared with renting make sense to you?

7.)  Is you job or other source of income secure?

8.) Do you have a financial cushion in case you suffer a serious or prolonged loss of income?

9.) Do you expect to remain in the same community for at least several years?

10.) Do you expect to live in the same home for at least several years?

If you answered yes to these questions, you’re a good candidate to own a home, now call Michael Caruso and let’s get you that home!

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


   

Simple rules for happiness…Free your heart from hate. Free your mind from worry. Live simply. Give more. Expect less.

Enjoy your day and make sure you deposit a lot of happiness into your bank account of memories!

 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