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Halloween is finally here...my family is so excited to participate in UNICEF's Trick-Or-Treat. Collections boxes are still available at Avendale club...or if they're closed or out, Toy's R Us has plenty. Remember to have your children bring their collection boxes with them tonight. After collection, bring the coins to the Coinstar (there's one in the Albertson's on Crown Valley) and follow the directions on how to make sure UNICEF gets the funds. I think the collection and bringing the coins to Coinstar is a great family event, that encourages giving back. If you have (2 comments)
Pay-It-Forward Giving Back to the Environment - 10/30/10 07:16 AM
Pay-It-Forward Healing & Helping the Environment My children have been such a great source for my Pay-It-Forward blogs. We were driving over the 241 Toll Road into Yorba Linda, CA & my sons saw some of the burned out trunks from the last set of fires. My oldest said, "Dad can we plant some trees for the environment?", my younger son added, "great idea!". I was then hit with a 20 minute lecture on how the trees will create oxygen for the environment, etc., etc.....I guess they really are learning some valuable lessons in school. I was very proud of their enthusiasm (8 comments)
Ladera Ranch-Community Garden - 10/25/10 05:00 PM
Ladera Ranch's "Hidden" Gardens Ladera Ranch is full of unique clubs and programs for its residents. The Community Garden Club boasts two beautiful gardens, where Ladera residents can "rent" out garden plots. Members cultivate from Sunflowers, to fruit, to herbs...the crops run the gamut. The plots are monitored by the club & member are responsible for their up keep. One of the gardens, Victory Gardens, is located in Oaknoll and the second, Terramor Garden, is located in Terramor. The annual fee for a plot is $50 & the club has a set of rules & guidelines that all of the gardeners (5 comments)
Ladera Ranch-2011 Little League Registration - 10/25/10 01:32 AM
Ladera Ranch Little League – Spring 2011 baseball Time is running out to get registered for the 2011 season of Ladera Ranch Little League. Click here to register now. Registration is open through November 1st. Ladera Ranch Little League is a great organization. Ladera boasts some of the best baseball fields and sports facilities in all of California. Ladera Ranch Little League offers divisions for players of all ages from Tee-ball at age 5 through our Seniors Division at ages 15 and 16. All eligible players must be a current Ladera Ranch resident.Ladera Ranch Little is proud to continue its Challenger (1 comments)
Halloween Is Just Around the Corner... - 10/24/10 03:23 AM
Halloween is fast approaching. Safety should be priority number one. Below are some important tips to help keep your family safe on the sacriest of hoidays! Young children should always be accompanied by a parent or other adult. Older children should always trick-or-treat in groups of three or more. Always stay on the sidewalk. Trick-or-treat only at the houses of neighbors that you know. Remember to bring flashlights or glowsticks, inexpensive and very effective Never ride your bike while wearing a costume. Always let your parents know exactly where you plan to trick-or-treat. Never eat candy before you arrive home. Let your (2 comments)
History and Dates of Daylight Savings Time - 10/21/10 08:11 PM
I like this post, Daylight savings is something we all know about and live by, but how many of us can actually say where it came from...Thank you Via Chris and Patty Clark Denver Real Estate (Metro Brokers/Morningside Homes, LLC): History of Daylight Savings Time I always thought the clocks were adjusted to give the farmers more daylight to work the crops. Not true. Daylight Savings time begins each year at 2:00 A.M. on the second Sunday in March, with clocks moving ahead one hour. Standard time begins each year at 2:00 A.M. on the first Sunday in November, with clocks moving one (1 comments)
Halloween is such an amazing holiday for children & adults alike. It's also a great way to Pay it Forward. UNICEF has set a great program that teaches our children that giving back can be fun and fullfilling. On Halloween Night, children carry a UNICEF box with them while they trick-or-treat and ask people that they visit to donate any spare change for UNICEF. I'm very excited to get my children involved and teach them valuable lesson. How to participate: 1. Pick up collection boxes at Avendale or Oak Knoll Clubhouses in Ladera Ranch ( if you're out of the area (5 comments)
House is Sold, Time to Move......Things You Will Need To Remember Check-List..... - 10/15/10 12:37 AM
I really like this checklist, moving is such an agonizing task that no one looks forward to. This is a great list to pass on to your clients or include in a closing package Via Doretha Caldwell, REALTOR, SRS, CSA (Allison James Estates & Homes): □ Provide the post office with your forwarding address two to four weeks ahead of the move. □ Notify your credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, and bank of your change of address. □ Create a list of friends, relatives, and business colleagues who need to be notified about your move. □ Arrange to disconnect utilities and have (2 comments)
A Home Stagers Quickie Tip-Bathrooms - 10/11/10 01:33 AM
Some great information for sellers, dirty bathrooms can be a deal killer for sure. First impressions are so important, especially concerning bathroom...these tips will help with improving sights and smells Via Cindy Bryant Home Staging & Home Stager Houston~Redesign Etc.~RESA-PRO~RVP RESA (Redesign Etc. Home Staging): I've come across several germophobes lately that tell me dirty bathrooms can be a deal killer. Hard to believe but true. I can't stress that your bathrooms need to shine and sparkle. Seems obvious, but I see it all the time. Put your bathroom through a deep, and I mean deep cleaning, using a toothbrush (if necessary) to (0 comments)
Do I need to renovate my kitchen and bathroom(s) to sell? - 10/11/10 01:25 AM
So many sellers struggle with how to get their houses ready to sell. This post brings up a great post and that is the time lost while improvements are being done. Via Amy Bly (Great Impressions Home Staging, River Vale, NJ): The answer is . . . it depends. On what kind of shape the fixtures and cabinets are in, on whether they can be "spruced up" by glazing (as in a bathtub) or painting (cabinets) and swapping out new hardware for old or new faucets for old. Most buyers really want and will pay more for granite or marble countertops and (3 comments)
WHAT: The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo is hosting a guided nature hike in the scenic, preserved areas of the Chiquita Ridge Open Space, in the South Orange County Community of Ladera Ranch. This moderate to strenuous hilly two-mile hike will offer expansive views of Ladera Ranch on one side and native grasslands and rolling hills in their golden fall splendor on the other. This FREE event is open to the general public (donations will be welcomed). Participants are encouraged to wear hiking boots and be ready to get their heart (2 comments)
Ladera Ranch 2010 Oktoberfest When: Saturday October 9th, 2010 11am-8pm Where: Ladera Ranch Town Green Cost: $5 Admission fee for 13 years and over (under 13 free when accompanied by adult) Live Oompah band, Beer tasting, and Wiener Dog races... lots of crafts & events for the kids. This a great community event that adults & kids alike will enjoy Don't miss the festivites!
Phoenix File: Want a fixer upper? Read this first! - 10/07/10 05:02 PM
I thought this was a great post that talks about Fixer Uppers. Buyers should really do their research and make sure this is the type of purchase that will meet their needs & budget best Via Mary Maxie (Desert Dwellers Real Estate): Phoenix File: Want a Fixer Upper? Read this first! Profiting from a Fixer-Upper House By Robert J. Bruss Ask any experienced real estate agent, "What is the most difficult type of house to sell?" The answer will probably be "a fixer-upper house." The reason is most home buyers want to purchase a residence in near "model home" condition. Just turn the (0 comments)
Mark your Calendars, the 2010 Harvest Festival is coming up. Giddy-on-up to this year's Harvest Festival at Founder's Park. Enjoy live country music and entertainment while you and your family play games, ride ponies and chow down on BBQ. Horse-drawn wagon rides and a petting zoo are a sure treat for the little ones! Volunteers are still needed-Contact LARCS 949-388-8300 BDoubleday@IMLRealEstate.com
Via Dave Gubler - Foothill Ranch, Ladera Ranch, Lake Forest and Mission Viejo (Orange County California Short Sale Specialist-IMLShortSale): Higher Conforming Loan Limit In Orange County California Extended Until September 30th, 2011 Great news to start October 2010 with! The resolution that extends the current conforming loan limit to $729,750 for high-cost areas (Orange County is a designated "high-cost" area) through fiscal year 2011 passed (0 comments)
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