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Costa Mesa, CA Real Estate News

By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Snoopy House Moves to Costa Mesa City Hall   Just a few weeks after Wells Fargo foreclosed on Snoopy House, Snoopy has a new home. The City of Costa Mesa volunteered the use of its front lawn as Snoopy's new home. So, Jim Jordan along with many volunteers was able to move the display from its old location in Eastside Costa Mesa to its new home at Costa Mesa City Hall. The display has all of the old favorites and a new light show on the City Hall building. According to the City, they are hoping to make this an annual event. As usual, Santa will visit the Snoopy House from 7pm to 9pm from December 18-23. It may have a new location, but Jim is still there visiting with the guests and enjoying the joy he has created in others for the past 45 years. Talking with this gentleman who has brough...
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By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(Weichman Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
Weichman Realtors /Costa Mesa Chamber Chairman of the Board Santa Set to Have a Busy Tuesday Dec. 20th! Including Channel 9 News!   Costa Mesa Firefighters are fulfilling children's holiday wishes with their 10th annual Letters to Santa program. We will start the day visiting a homeless Vet and his family here in Costa Mesa + a stop later to a family that did not get to have a Christmas last year due to family health issues.  More families will be visited again on Friday morning by the Fire Department.   Costa Mesa Fire Department is still accepting toys or gift cards for it's Santa Letters program at the fire station on Placentia or the items can be dropped off at Weichman Realtors office at 1525 Mesa Verde Drive East, Costa Mesa, CA  92626   The Fire Departments Santa Letters will be ...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Wells Fargo Forecloses on Snoopy What is the World Coming To?   Last month the foreclosure crisis took a famous victim, Snoopy. Apparently, even Snoopy isn't immune to foreclosure which Wells Fargo proved when it foreclosed on Costa Mesa's famous Snoopy House. For nearly 45 years, Jim Jordan has created a Christmas miracle in his front yard and delighted children of all ages with his Snoopy house display which he began when he was only 14 years old, but this year, it looks like Snoopy won't be there nor will the rest of the Peanuts' Gang.   This year, the 80,000 who make their annual trek to the Snoopy House to visit with Snoop and the Gang and take pictures with Santa are doomed to disappointment. For decades I have enjoyed Snoopy house, and just a week ago   my son asked when we would...
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By Michael Bates, Social Media Training for Real Estate
  Here’s a fact you need to understand up front:  Never attempt to price your home based on what you “want or need” to net out of the proceeds.         If you spent $40,000 on a remodeling job that will only increase your homes value $30,000, you will lose $10,000.  If you paid too much when you bought your home, and need to sell it within a year or two of buying it, chances are (unless your market is hot) you will lose money on your net proceeds.         I’ve seen these sad situations, but there’s little anyone can do about it.   Never Confuse The Difference Between Cost And VALUE         That said, however, you DO need to understand what your net proceeds will be from a sale of your home.  And to calculate them, you need to consider five factors.   1.      Take the gross listing price...
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By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(Weichman Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
City of Costa Mesa helps save 4-decade holiday tradition! COSTA MESA, CALIF.—There will be a Charlie Brown Christmas in Costa Mesa after all this year, thanks to a deal struck today by the City and Jim Jordan, whose family for 44 years has put up an elaborate holiday display at their Eastside home using Peanuts cartoon characters. Jordan’s residential property had been recently foreclosed on, leaving the future of the Peanuts gang in jeopardy. Jordan said the attraction draws more than 80,000 visitors each year. The Peanuts display—including a stage for Santa—will be moved to the lawn outside of City Hall, allowing Costa Mesans and others throughout Orange County to enjoy the popular holiday tradition. Jordan and his crew of volunteers will begin setting up the series of holiday scenes...
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By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(Weichman Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
Click on the Photo for more details and pictures! Charming Distinction in Costa Mesa California A tempting find on a quiet street. Happiness prevails in this updated Ranch-style. Ideal features offered here include comforts and conveniences like these: patio, two-car garage and airy interior. Move into the spring-time freshness of a newly painted interior that gives a bright feeling to this home. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Master suite, comfortable large bedrooms. Fencing. Anticipate the best! Larry Weichman is President and Broker of Costa Mesa-based real estate powerhouse Weichman Realtors,”the most trusted name in Costa Mesa Real Estate”. Larry and his highly-trained team of professionals have proudly served Costa Mesa since 1976. For questions about an upcoming sale or purchase, call ...
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By Michael Bates, Social Media Training for Real Estate
   This would have been the 45th year the "Snoopy House" would have been decorated for Christmas. I grew up around the corner and always knew Christmas was near when the house on Santa Ana Ave. was building set for the Peanuts Christmas display. This year driving by on Thanksgiving weekend, there was something missing. There were not even a sign of any activity that Snoopy was coming to town. Puzzled and confused, I was wondering what was happening. I knew the house was a rental for the past couple of years and thought maybe some sort of dispute had delayed the set-up of the Christmas display. My friend, Leann Montiel then posted the news article from the Daily Pilot in Facebook. I was shocked, saddened and upset by the news that the house had been foreclosed on and was returned to the ...
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By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(Weichman Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
City of Costa Mesa announces local photo contest; finalists’ work to appear on City’s revamped website   COSTA MESA, CALIF.—Amateur, professional and youth photographers are encouraged to enter the inaugural " Celebrate Costa Mesa" photo contest that features cash and prizes worth more than $1,000. The finalists’ photos will appear on the City’s revamped website scheduled to be unveiled early next year.   Photographers can enter six categories:   1. Costa Mesa Characters (photos of local people)   2. Costa Mesa Environment (open spaces, parks, wildlife, skylines, landmarks)   3. Costa Mesa Life (education, sports, nightlife, events)   4. Costa Mesa Pets   5. OC Fair (photos taken at the fairgrounds)   6. Altered Images (artistically manipulated photos)   The winners will be selected by...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Costa Mesa Real Estate News - Westside Costa Mesa Homes     Southwest Costa Mesa, better known as the Westside or Westside Costa Mesa, is a wonderful area of Costa Mesa which borders both Newport Beach and Huntington Beach. It is typically quantified as being West of Newport Boulevard. It encompasses Fairview Park and the Talbert Nature Reserve.   It has a wide mix of homes ranging from single family homes, to condos and apartment buildings. The homes overlooking the bluffs have beautiful views of the ocean and wildlife in the Santa Ana River.   The current real estate market report for Westside Costa Mesa is below:     Although Westside Costa Mesa homes are still experiencing a sellers' market, the inventory of homes has increased over the past several months. Please see homes currentl...
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By Tim Krueger
(Morovish Properties)
The houses in Costa Mesa are akin to what is commonly believed about snowflakes “no two are alike.”  There are many different “neighborhoods” and myriad home styles to go along with these different neighborhoods.  I struggle to think how many homes in Costa Mesa can actually be considered in their original condition.  There cannot be many, that is for sure.With all of these different home styles and different phases of renovation, from the most basic bathroom upgrade to the full-fledged tear down, it is important to get a qualified home inspection done to help you determine the age of some of these alterations  and the execution them.  The beauty of homes in Costa Mesa is that a good number of them have crawl spaces under the house and this is where a lot of information will be revealed...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Costa Mesa Real Estate News - Mesa Verde Costa Mesa Homes Market Report   The Mesa Verde neighborhood of Costa Mesa was largely built around the Mesa Verde Country Club, a private club and golf course Costa Mesa Country Club, which is a public course, is also located within Mesa Verde's boundaries.     Most Mesa Verde Costa Mesa homes were built in the 1960's and 1970's, with several of the homes actually built right along the golf course. Mesa Verde is bordered by Fairview Regional Park and the Costa Mesa Golf Course on the south, Harbor Boulevard on the east, the Santa Ana River to the west, and the 405 (San Diego Freeway) on the north.   The Estancia Adobe, built in the late 1800's is also located within Mesa Verde in Estancia Park, and provides insight into the history of this wonde...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Costa Mesa Real Estate News - Central Costa Mesa Homes Report   Central Costa Mesa is an area of the city, triangular in shape, which is bordered by Harbor Boulevard, Baker Street and Newport Boulevard/ the 55 Freeway. The Market Report for Central Costa Mesa Homes is below:     Central Costa Mesa is experiening a sellers' market with approximately 3 months of inventory on the market. See below for HOMES CURRENTLY FOR SALE IN COSTA MESA. Market reports for additional areas of Costa Mesa and nearby cities:     Central Costa Mesa Homes  Costa Mesa Homes Mesa Verde Costa Mesa Real Estate Report    Westside Costa Mesa Homes Eastside Costa Mesa Homes South Coast Metro Costa Mesa Homes    Huntington Beach Real Estate News Newport Beach Homes   Fountain Valley Real Estate News   Balboa Peninsu...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Costa Mesa Real Estate News - South Coast Metro Costa Mesa Market Report   South Coast Metro is an area that encompasses both Costa Mesa and Santa Ana. However, the South Coast Metro area in Costa Mesa usually refers to the area east of Bear Street and north of the 405 (San Diego Freeway). It is at the junction of Orange County's 55 and 405 freeways. It is the area of Costa Mesa closest to South Coast Plaza. In this unique neighborhood, premier office space and world class shopping vie with first class dining and performing arts venues to form a cosmopolitan blend of culture and business.    The Real Estate Market Report for South Coast Metro is below:         South Coast Metro Costa Mesa homes  are experiencing a sellers' market with fewer homes for sale on the market than a few months...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Costa Mesa Real Estate - Eastside Costa Mesa Homes   Eastside Costa Mesa is a charming area of Costa Mesa which borders Newport Beach, and, as a result, tends to have higher property values than some other areas of the city. It is bounded by Irvine Boulevard on the east, Newport Boulevard on the west, 15th Street on the south and Mesa Drive on the north.   Most of the original lots in Eastside Costa Mesa are around 10,000 square feet, a large size lot in Orange County, which allows for space to expand smaller, older homes if desired.   Eastside Costa Mesa is known for wide streets and lovely, mature trees, homes with picket fences and an eclectic mix of different types of homes.   The current real estate market report for Eastside Costa Mesa Real Estate is below:     Eastside Costa Mesa...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Costa Mesa Real Estate News - Costa Mesa Market Report   Originally no more than a way station built by Spanish missionaries, Costa Mesa's first real estate development occurred in the 1880s. This failed to prosper, but Costa Mesa has thrived.   Long time residents may remember when the area was called Fairview and Paularino, but today, the city is a focal point in Orange County with the Orange County Performing Arts Center, South Coast Repertory Theatre and South Coast Plaza as major drawing points. It is hard to believe that Costa Mesa was once nicknamed "Goat Hill" because of its rural flavor. The modern day Costa Mesa real estate market began as beach bungalows just minutes from the ocean. Even then, Costa Mesa, bordering Newport Beach, captured the best of Newport Beach living at a...
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By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(Weichman Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
CITY OF COSTA MESA P.O. BOX 1200, COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA 92628-1200 FROM THE OFFICE OF THE INTERIM DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS Nov. 15, 2011     0% home improvement loans available from City of Costa Mesa   COSTA MESA, CALIF.—The City of Costa Mesa is accepting applications for the 0% Deferred Payment, Single Family Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program. The federally funded loans are designed to assist qualified single family home owners make needed repairs on their property, including mechanical, plumbing, electrical, roofing; windows, security, health and safety, and medical emergency.   Eligibility is based on family size and income. Only one loan per household and you must reside in the home. The maximum loan to value is eighty-five percent (85%) of current market value. Home value m...
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By Harrison K. Long, REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney
(HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty)
  East Costa Mesa features some of the most treasured and sought-after single level homes at Orange County CA real estate.             East Costa Mesa single level home - $995,000 - 3 bedrooms and 2 baths - MLS# U11004658 - IDX link       Click here for active link to single level homes now listed at East Costa Mesa. East Costa Mesa home - $875,000 - 3 bedrooms and 2 baths - MLS# S675714 - IDX link    Click here for active link to all East Costa Mesa homes now listed for sale.  _________________________________________________________________ Some information here is from CRMLS and IDX link, does not include new home sales, is for resale homes and those listed by all agents and brokers. HARRISON K. LONG – REALTOR® and broker associate, GRI – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – 949-8...
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By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(Weichman Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
The Circus is Coming to Costa Mesa California Nov. 19 and 20th at the OC Fairgrounds!  Visit TheFunCircus.com and get a buy one get one free ticket courtesy of TeamWeichman.com! Also we have a limited amount of FREE tickets for children at our office, contact Jessica at 714-444-4663 for a free tickect! Larry Weichman is President and Broker of Costa Mesa-based real estate powerhouse Weichman Realtors,”the most trusted name in Costa Mesa Real Estate”. Larry and his highly-trained team of professionals have proudly served Costa Mesa since 1976. For questions about an upcoming sale or purchase, call him directly at 714-241-4532 or email your questions to Larry@TeamWeichman.com. Be sure to visit Larry Weichman in Costa Mesa CAfor the latest news and information on the Costa Mesa real estate...
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By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Nutcracker for Children at Segerstrom Concert Hall Costa Mesa Christmas Events The Pacific Symphony has created a 45 minute version of the traditional Nutcracker ballet just for kids. There is also a musical carnival designed to help engender a love of music in the children. During this time, there are hands on activities for children who can play instruments and meet the musicians amongst other activities. The price for the Nutcracker is $19-$36 and will take place on December 10, 2011. For more information, please see Segerstrom Concert Hall Nutcracker. Originally published at Nutcracker for Children at Segerstrom Hall. ________________________________________________________ If you're buying or selling a home in Costa Mesa, please contact Christine Donovan at 714-319-9751
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By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(Weichman Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
Polar Express is Coming Soon to Costa Mesa California Save the date! Dec. 3, 2011 Weichman Realtors is proud to support this organization and many other fine Costa Mesa based groups! Larry Weichman is President and Broker of Costa Mesa-based real estate powerhouse Weichman Realtors,”the most trusted name in Costa Mesa Real Estate”. Larry and his highly-trained team of professionals have proudly served Costa Mesa since 1976. For questions about an upcoming sale or purchase, call him directly at 714-241-4532 or email your questions to Larry@TeamWeichman.com. Be sure to visit Larry Weichman in Costa Mesa CAfor the latest news and information on the Costa Mesa real estate market. Lic #00573423  Search all available listings Search Golf Course Homes View all available foreclosures instantly...
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