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  The Irvine CA City Council recently approved a number of business-friendly initiatives including the No-Fee Solar Permit Program, which waives permit and plan check fees for solar systems in Irvine. The City initiated this program in support of Measure S, the sustainable community initiative wh...
Corona del Mar at Orange County has fine opportunity short sale homes now listed for sale.       Corona del Mar classic village home ~ $2,100,000 ~ 4 bedrooms and 4 baths ~  MLS #S659909 ~ IDX link                          Harbor View Hills south home at Corona del Mar ~ $1,395,000 ~ 4 bedrooms a...
Laguna Beach CA has some of the most extraordinary homes in Southern California, many with blue water ocean views.  Like other OC cities Laguna has some bank owned homes now listed for sale after foreclosure.          Laguna Village home ~ $1,690,000 ~ 3 bedrooms and 3 baths ~ MLS #L36457 ~ IDX L...
  ORANGE COUNTY GREAT PARK at Irvine free summer concerts fun starts with Grammy Award winning jazz artist Branford Marsalis on Saturday evening, August 6, 2011.     New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Grammy Award nominated Lucinda Williams will headline at the Orange County Great Park’s...
1 Pelican Hill Road at Newport Coast ~ Orange County's pricey home listed for sale again   $37,000,000 1 Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast ~ at Newport Beach  8 bedrooms and 13 baths ~ 17,706 SF interior  MLS #U11003190 ~ IDX link   One Pelican Hill Road ~ large private estate ~ 17,706 SF interior...
  Newport Beach real estate had sales in June 2011 similar to last year June 2010. Newport had 75 homes sold in June 2011 as compared with 76 deals closed in June 2010. Corona del Mar 92625 had median home sold price of $1,317,500 ~ down 1.6% vs. a year ago ~ 21 homes sold, which is down 25% vs....
  Lenders/Banks are in the business of lending money and usually don't want to own and manage real estate.  When a lender/bank takes a property back via foreclosure, it's a long and expensive process (while banks lose money) and results in lender/bankers holding the property in inventory as a non...
  Irvine CA has excellent short sale homes now listed for sale, and they are popular with buyers.         Shady Canyon at Irvine home ~ $3,775,000 ~ 5 bedrooms and 7 baths ~ MLS #U10003777 ~ IDX link           Gated community at Northwood Irvine ~ $1,198,000 ~ 4 bedrooms and 3 baths ~ MLS #S65354...
  Homeowner associations in California have by history experienced challenges with number of rental homes as compared with those occupied by homeowners. High renter populations in common interest developments (CIDs) sometimes drive up HOA expenses and depress property values, which is recognized ...
Newport Coast at South Orange County has some amazing and spectacular homes for lease.         Crystal Cove at Newport Coast home with ocean and Catalina views ~ $26,000 per month ~ Newport Coast ~ 6 bedrooms and 7 baths ~ MLS #C10101109 ~ IDX link                                 Crystal Cove at ...

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