Archives for August 2014

Cool Events Coming To Orange County

Walking with Dinosaurs     Sept. 3-7
Dinosaurs once again roam the earth when the spectacular production, Walking with Dinosaurs the Arena Spectacular, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, returns to North America. Honda Center: 2695 E Katella Ave., Anaheim. (714) 704-2400 / 
www.hondacenter.com

 

Senior Saturday     Sept. 6
Features live music, opportunity drawings, performances, and over 70 vendor booths with information, products and services geared toward seniors in our community. 9am-2pm. Pier Plaza: 325 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach. 714-536-8595 /
www.hbcoa.org

 

New Earth Expo     Sept. 6
Shop here for unique gifts for yourself and your loved ones. Listen to free presentations about health & wellness and intuitive arts. 10am-6pm. Temple of Light: 11 Goddard, Irvine. 
www.newearthexpo.net

 

Toshiba Tall Ships Festival     Sept. 6-7
Unique experiences for K-12 students, families, maritime enthusiasts and history buffs. The upcoming festival will also be a part of the Tall Ships America Challenge Series and be bigger than ever! Ocean Institute: 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point. (949) 496-2274 / 
www.tallshipsfestival.com

 

Catalina Channel Crossing     Sept. 6-7
Longest Polynesian canoe race in the continental U.S, 26 miles from Newport Beach to Avalon. Enjoy Hawaiian festivities, music and beer garden in Avalon’s center of town on Saturday. Proceeds go to local charities. (858) 442-2536 / 
www.catalinacrossing.org

 

BB Jazz Festival     Sept. 6-7
Brings popular jazz and R&B artists to the picturesque lawns of Huntington Central Park.  Two days, two stages, fourteen artists, with 4 Grammy-nominated artists, and Southern California fall weather create a perfect weekend for music fans. 18000 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach. 
www.bbjazz.com

 

Corona del Mar Coastline Car Classic     Sept. 7
An extraordinary event showcasing the elegance, craftsmanship, and beauty of the most distinguished and unique automobiles in Southern California. 10am-4pm. Big Corona State Beach: Ocean Blvd. 
www.cdmchamber.com/events/carshow/

 

Blessing of the Waves     Sept. 7
Held at the Huntington Beach Pier, the fifth annual Blessing of the Waves is an interfaith prayer service and blessing recognizing the spiritual importance of our ocean and coastline. 8:30am. 714-282-3000

 

Style Week OC     Sept. 10-20
The OC’s biggest and original fashion week, returns this fall to Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center, and The Market Place! You are invited to enjoy the definitive style experience with designer runway shows, fashionable fun, celebrity guests, and more!
www.styleweekoc.com

 

Catalina Island Women’s Forum Wine Festival     Sept. 13
Features over 80 wineries, delectable hors d’oeuvres and smooth jazz. Net proceeds help support mentoring and scholarship programs. Tickets available at the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce. 2-5pm. Wrigley Stage: Crescent Avenue, Avalon. (310) 510-1520 / 
www.theciwf.org

 

Microbrew Fest     Sept. 13
Celebrate the 12th Annual Microbrew Fest on the beach in Two Harbors. Sample a selection of microbrews while listening to live music. (310) 510-4205 /
www.visitcatalinaisland.com

 

Surf City Days     Sept. 13-14
This community event features a fun-filled weekend of activities geared toward celebrating the Huntington Beach lifestyle! Huntington City Beach: 1 Main Street. 714-536-8300 / 
www.hbdowntown.com

 

AVP Tour National Championships     Sept. 18-21
The Association of Volleyball Professionals will host the final stop of its 2014 national tour in Surf City USA. General admission is free. Huntington City Beach: 400 Pacific Coast Hwy. 
www.avp.com

 

Dana Point Concours d’Elegance     Sept. 19-21
Celebrating more than three decades of Southern California’s automotive heritage. Three-day weekend of parties, tours, art exhibits and of course, Sunday’s marquee event, the Dana Point Concours d’Elegance. St. Regis: 1 Monarch Beach Resort.
www.danapointconcours.org

 

Newport Beach Wine and Food Fest     Sept. 20-21
Attendees can enjoy two days of tasting, sipping, and experiencing a culinary extravaganza with renowmed chefs, wineries, sommeliers, mixologists and jazz artists. Newport Beach Civic Center: 100 Civic Center Drive. (888) 511-3378 /
www.newportwineandfood.com

 

Solvang Danish Days Festival     Sept. 20
The event honors the establishment of Solvang by Danish-Americans in 1911 and continues to preserve Solvang’s authentic Danish heritage. Come and experience the authentic foods, music, folk dancing and parades of this annual tradition! Buena Park Community Center: 6688 Beach Boulevard. 714-562-3860 / 
www.visitbuenapark.com

 

Dana Point Relay For Life     Sept. 20
Offers an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raise money to help end cancer. 10am. Lantern Bay Park.
www.relayforlife.org

 

Gatsby’s Black & White SoirÃĩe     Sept. 25
Join us for an opulent evening filled with live music by the vibrant and evocative Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys, fine dining presented by Colette’s Catering Extraordinaire, entertainment from stylish dancing girls and vaudeville boys! 6:30pm. The Muckenthaler Cultural Center Foundation: 1201 West Malvern Avenue, Fullerton. (714) 738-6595 /
www.themuck.org

 

Surf City Surf Dog     Sept. 26-28
The annual Unleashed by Petco Surf City Surf Dog returns for its sixth year at Huntington Dog Beach. This three-day event celebrates your pooch and their love for the beach. Dog Beach: Goldenwest and Pacific Coast Highway. 
www.surfcitysurfdog.com

 

Orange County Children’s Book Festival     Sept. 28
We know you’ll find our numerous book and educational vendors offering the latest in services and new ideas.  You will also be able to buy books too! 9:30am-4:30pm. Orange Coast College: 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. 
www.kidsbookfestival.com
THE KURT REAL ESTATE GROUP
If you’re the kind of person who is looking for a real estate team that is passionate about helping you achieve your real estate goals, you’ve found a home at The Kurt Real Estate Group. Kurt has achieved 5 Star status in Orange Coast Magazine 4 years in a row because he gets the job done ethically, honestly and with unparalleled professionalism. 
 
From representing SellersBuyersInvestors in need of property management, while also being connected to Hollywood’s Film Industry, Kurt is always in tune with the latest trends and opportunities that are unknown to other agents. That’s why The Kurt Real Estate Group is consistently recognized as one of the top real estate teams in Orange County.
 
Passion – Knowledge – Results
The Kurt Real Estate Team Delivers
 
WORKING WITH US
Our goal is to share with you invaluable information about buying and selling homes in Costa Mesa and Southern California. In addition to being able to search the Multiple Listing Services for the latest single family homes, townhouse and condo listings, you’ll want to set up an email Listing Alert that will keep you up to date whenever there is a new home for sale that fits your profile.
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Orange County Real Estate Marketplace

Below is a recap of our current Orange County Real Estate marketplace, effective 8/25/2014 versus one year ago.

Prices
Resale Homes +4.8%, Resale Condos +11.7% and New Home Sales +13.7%

Sales Volume
Resale Homes -15.7%, Resale Condos -14.9% and New Home Sales +22.0%

Facts
Median Home Price is $585,000 up from $540,000 a year ago
Sales Volume is down to 3,179 versus 3,634 a year ago
Average Home Payment is $2,714.62 up from $2,495.88 a year ago
Inventory is up 8,084 up from 7,826 just one month ago
Mortgage Defaults, 420, down 5.8% versus one year ago
Foreclosures are down 11.9% versus one year ago
Average Days on Market 3.13 months (95 days)

Interest Rates
30 year fixed Mortgage rate is currently 4.10%, down slightly from last week
15 year fixed rate is 3.23%, down slightly versus one week ago
A $417,000 conforming 30 year 4.58% rate, you will pay $118 more a month VLY

Trends
OC Home building is up 71% versus last year, fastest pace since 2007
Developers have sold 1 out of 8 homes in OC over the past year!
Medium new home sales price is $805,000, 33% higher than #2 San Diego
LA prices up 7.6%, Riverside up 9.8% versus last year
Home ownership at its lowest point in 19 years (64.8%)
Highest price increase; Newport Beach, 92663, +52.3%
Largest price decrease; Newport Beach, 92662, -82.5%

THE KURT REAL ESTATE GROUP
If you’re the kind of person who is looking for a real estate team that is passionate about helping you achieve your real estate goals, you’ve found a home at The Kurt Real Estate Group. Kurt has achieved 5 Star status in Orange Coast Magazine 4 years in a row because he gets the job done ethically, honestly and with unparalleled professionalism.

From representing Sellers, Buyers, Investors in need of property management, while also being connected to Hollywood’s Film Industry, Kurt is always in tune with the latest trends and opportunities that are unknown to other agents. That’s why The Kurt Real Estate Group is consistently recognized as one of the top real estate teams in Orange County.

Passion – Knowledge – Results
The Kurt Real Estate Team Delivers

WORKING WITH US
Our goal is to share with you invaluable information about buying and selling homes in Costa Mesa and Southern California. In addition to being able to search the Multiple Listing Services for the latest single family homes, townhouse and condo listings, you’ll want to set up an email Listing Alert that will keep you up to date whenever there is a new home for sale that fits your profile.

Visit our Showcase listings Section to see our recent home listings and featured property section that contains number of special listings like REO (bank-owned real estate), foreclosures, and short-sale listings. If you are looking for INCOME PROPERTY, or your an investor or custom home builder, you can also search for vacant land, multi-family residential units, and commercial real estate listings using the Advanced Search.

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Welcome to Irvine! Remodeled 2 bedroom end unit close to area colleges.

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Remodeled 2 bedroom end unit close to area colleges. – $499,000.00

5151 Walnut Avenue #2, Irvine, CA 92604

CONTACT INFO


Kurt Galitski
877-957-6677

FEATURES


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Parking Spaces: 2
Year Built: 1982
Lot Size: 1269
Garage Size: 2 car
School District: Irvine
Square Footage: 1269
Agent Name: Kurt Galitski
Broker: Weichman Realtors
MLS #: PW14112578

DESCRIPTION


There is nothing but star-quality in this beautiful 2 story condominium. This large, stunning, remodeled residence means that you find the perfect fit immediately. 2 master bedrooms with walk in closets, 2 and 1/2 baths with one located downstairs. The fireplace is a design highlight and attracts cozy gatherings when temperatures drop. Everyone deserves great meals, and they seem to come easily from the newer kitchen with breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances. In addition, you will also appreciate such superb conveniences as airy interior, big living room. Inviting community swimming pool/spa, covered patio with grass area. The combination of luxury and practicality creates a showcase for elegant living and brilliant craftsmanship. 

APPLIANCES


  • Range/Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Sink Disposal

INTERIOR AMENITIES


  • Fireplace

EXTERIOR AMENITIES


  • Patio
  • Fenced Yard
  • Grass Lawn
  • Secluded setting

OTHER PRICING DETAILS


Flexibility:   Negotiable
Additional Pricing Information:   Call 877-957-6677Enter Code: 5151 for pricing information

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LONG BEACH-Newer Unit! Buy me now!

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Ocean Front Condo- Walk Onto the sand from complex! – $295,000.00

1140 E. Ocean Blvd. , Long Beach, CA 90802

CONTACT INFO


Kurt Galitski
877-957-6677

FEATURES


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Parking Spaces: 0
Located on Floor #: 1
Floors in Bldg: 3
School District: Long Beach Unified
Agent Name: Kurt Galitski
Broker: Weichman Realtors
MLS #: PW123456

DESCRIPTION


Now Vacant ready for immediate move in! Great Ocean Front Complex , walk directly onto the sand or watch the sunset from the observation deck! This one bedroom one bath unit features newer laminate Flooring, large balcony, secured parking and storage,. Community features pool and spa, small gym, sauna, party room, bike locker, observation deck, BBQ’s, and much more

APPLIANCES


  • Range/Oven
  • Dishwasher

INTERIOR AMENITIES


  • Hardwood Floors

BUILDING AMENITIES


  • Swimming Pool
  • Exercise Room
  • Recreation Center
  • Observation deck
  • BBQ’s

OTHER PRICING DETAILS


Flexibility:   Negotiable
Additional Pricing Information:   For additional information please call 1-877-957-6677 and enter extension 1140!

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OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1-4 pm | North Tustin Total Remodel With Sparkling Pool!

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North Tustin Total Remodel With Sparkling Pool! – $959,900.00

18572 Newton Ave, North Tustin, CA 92705

CONTACT INFO


Kurt Galitski
877-957-6677

FEATURES


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Parking Spaces: 2
Year Built: 1959
Subdivision: North Tustin
Lot Size: 10,454
Garage Size: 2.5
Square Footage: 1842
Agent Name: Kurt Galitski
Broker: Weichman Realtors
MLS #: PW14178398
Year Last Remodeled: 2014

DESCRIPTION


This outstanding single story home has been remodeled inside and out and sits on one of the most desirable streets in North Tustin! This is the 3 bedroom home you have been waiting for! Upgrades include completely new kitchen with granite throughout and stainless steel appliances, new plush carpeting and hardwood flooring, upgraded bathrooms with new stone tile, showers and vanities. The over sized lot makes your backyard perfect for entertaining with the sparkling pool, grass area and patio! 

APPLIANCES


  • Range/Oven
  • Full Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Sink Disposal
  • Microwave

INTERIOR AMENITIES


  • Fireplace
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Attic

EXTERIOR AMENITIES


  • Patio
  • Swimming Pool
  • Grass Lawn
  • Secluded setting

Call 877-957-6677 for more information

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