September 2016

Found 7 blog entries for September 2016.

Preparing Your Home for Autumn

The time has come. The seasons are changing and, like it or not, Fall is here and Summer has drawn to a close (Sigh).  There is an art to living like a local, and that includes being smart when it comes to seasonal maintenance on your home. Here are some things to add to your Autumn “honey-do” list.

10 Home Maintenance Tips for Fall

  1. Have your furnace inspected.
    It’s smart to have your heating system serviced before you actually need to use it. Experts say that as much as 75 percent of the calls they receive from homeowners are a result of not having the furnace serviced and cleaned. An inspection will keep your heating costs down and the air in your home healthy.

 

  1. Apply a fresh coat of paint.
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Are you On the Fence about Buying or Selling?

Are you on the fence about buying or selling your home?  The prospect of finding a new home can be both exciting and stressful.  It may be hard to know when the right time is to buy or sell.  If you are ready to embark on your journey, it is important that you know what the market has in store for you.  Here is your market report as we move into the fall selling season.

Fall is Here

That means we have reached the next phase in our cyclical selling season. In previous market updates, I have referenced Steven Thomas’ Orange County Housing Report. His predictions often mirror what I see within San Clemente housing market. As expected, inventory has plateaued and will start its cyclical drop.

Last

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Throwback Thursday at Ole Hanson Beach Club

Time to Throw it Back
Happy Throwback Thursday neighbors!  Where you come from, where you call home is a part of who you are.  Welcome to the Live Like a Local blog series that explores our roots and hometown in Southern Orange County.

Every week we welcome you to explore with us, as we take in the vibrant culture, beautiful histories and exquisite homes created in our own backyard.  Whether it be San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano or a surrounding coastal community, it is always a great day for Throwback Thursday in Orange County!

The Golden Era

The “plunge,” the “public pool,” the “community pool” – all nicknames for our very own Ole Hanson Beach Club.  The Beach Club was gifted to us as

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Throwback to San Clemente PierPride

Time to Throw it Back
Happy Throwback Thursday neighbors!  Where you come from, where you call home is a part of who you are.  Welcome to the Live Like a Local blog series that explores our roots and hometown in South Orange County.

Every week we welcome you to explore with us, as we take in the vibrant culture, beautiful histories and exquisite homes created in our own backyard.  Whether it be San Clemente, Dana Point, Laguna Niguel or a surrounding coastal community, it is always a great day for Throwback Thursday in Orange County!

San Clemente Pier



At the heart of Ole Hanson’s dream for San Clemente was a commitment to community-owned facilities and amenities.  The San Clemente Pier is just one of many

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The La Pata Extension or La Pata Connector has been a hot topic. As a tight-knit community, Talega residents have long debated the pros and cons of this new thoroughfare.  But, with the road now open, we have an opportunity to examine the facts, and all things point to a positive outcome.

Leading up to and throughout the entire construction process, many residents viewed the La Pata Extension in a negative light.  As a result, residents within the Mirador tract filed a lawsuit.  Grievances ranged from the road extension being an eye sore, causing excessive road noise, and not being disclosed to its closest neighbors as a potential hit to property values.  However, as we have all experienced, the new La Pata Extension is actually none of those

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Are you On the Fence about Buying?

Are you on the fence about buying a home?  As a homebuyer, the prospect of finding a new home can be both exciting and stressful.  It may be hard to know when the right time is to buy.  If you are ready to embark on your journey, it is important that you know what the market has in store for you.  Here is your market report as we move into September.

Market Conditions Improve Chances of Rate Hike

In a recent speech at Jackson Hole, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen supported the anticipation of two possible rate hikes this year, noting that the case for a rate hike has strengthened.

“In light of the continued solid performance of the labor market and our outlook for economic activity and

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Throwback @Avenida Pico

Time to Throw it Back



Happy Throwback Thursday neighbors!  Where you come from, where you call home is a part of who you are.  Welcome to the Live Like a Local blog series that explores our roots and hometown in South Orange County.

Every week we welcome you to explore with us, as we take in the vibrant culture, beautiful histories and exquisite homes created in our own backyard.  Whether it be Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, San Juan Capistrano or a surrounding coastal community, it is always a great day for Throwback Thursday in Orange County!

Interstate 5 to Pacific Coast Highway

Beyond the border of San Diego County, the City of San Clemente greets visitors heading north.  Since the beginning, San Clemente has

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