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The annual Laguna Beach Classic Car Show was held on a cool fall Sunday in October. This event is sponsored by the local Rotary organization and takes place on the grounds of the Festival of Arts, the location of the local art shows that take place every summer.              The show was like att...
Located in the heart of Irvine, Rancho San Joaquin, a public golf course has terrific views of  the newly evolving city. The just built high rise condos, the corporate buildings and proximity to John Wayne Airport  make this area the new business center of Orange County. I've played similar cours...
Laguna Beach Homes - Sales 2008 There are currently 281 Homes For Sale in Laguna Beach, ranging in price from $599,000 to $23,000,000 •       Average Price: $3,290,062 •       Average Days on Market: 141   There are currently 19 Laguna Beach Homes in escrow, accepting Back-Up offers. •       Ave...
Whenever I need perspective on this crazy real estate market I stop by a mortgage broker that I've known for many years. These are the people that actually pay attention to the movement of the 10-year treasury, the ever changing guidelines and the economic reports. What's even more amazing to me ...
One of our continuing family traditions is to watch the Charlie Brown Christmas Special and, in a slightly more twisted bent, I'm proud to say that my daughter can quote almost every line from the National Lampoon Christmas Vacation movie. Chevy Chase's performance is definitely Oscar material in...
                                             Looking for unique and unusual gift ideas for Christmas? Stop by the Laguna Beach Sawdust Winter Fantasy Festival. Over 150 artists display thier work in booths that the artists designed. You'll find beautiful handcrafted items from pottery, to glasswa...
I admit it, I'm a closet country music fan. When I saw that The Laguna Playhouse was offering "Hank Williams: Lost Highway" I was drawn to it like sequins to a Nudie jacket. My lovely wife bought tickets and our close friends joined us for an evening of Hank. The Laguna Playhouse is a small intim...
Like most agents, I prefer to have my clients ride along with me when we are looking at properties. It gives me a chance to get to know them and, in turn, it gives them a chance to get to know me. It may take a few of these outings for us to connect both with each other and with the right propert...
I took my daughter to experience Bruce Springsteen at the venerable Los Angeles Sports Arena last week. I had promised her that if Bruce got back together with his group, the E Street Band, we would find a way to go. It was 27 years ago that my wife and I saw Bruce prove it all night in the same ...
I dug a small hole, the earth still soft from the recent rain, and dropped in the small figurine. Upside down, the rear of the house, facing the house, 3' from the wall, 12" deep. Those were the instructions ... now it's up to St. Joseph. It's amazing the lengths we Realtors will go to in an effo...

Brian Jones

Realtor, Coast Real Estate Specialist
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