Marlene Dietrich’s Daily Inspiration
“Most people who fail in their dreams fail not from lack of ability but from lack of commitment”
Commitment is the way to success. The gentleman below is proof positive.
What’s Happening in Orange County in January 2015
Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
Orange County Parks & Outdoors Ongoing
Orange County, California has beautiful beaches, scenic vistas, and pristine wilderness areas that are visited year-round by residents and out-of-town guests alike. OC Parks is the caretaker of these beautiful county assets and operates nearly 60,000 acres of regional and wilderness parks, nature preserves, historical sites and famous OC beaches. New! Annual passes are available all year round.
Knott’s Fire and Police Recognition Days
Thru Jan. 31
As a thank you to all the men and women who assist in protecting life and property, Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park is proud to offer Fire and Police Recognition Days. Starting November 22 through January 31, 2015, Knott’s will once again extend free Park admission to all active fire and police personnel and one guest.
Commitment Day 5K Jan. 1
The Commitment Day 5K will start and finish at Life Time Athletic: 25600 Rancho Niguel Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
BrideWorld Expo Jan. 3
Orange County’s annual wedding planning expo where brides-to-be can shop and compare 150 local wedding professionals including photographers, entertainers, cake bakers, bridal salons, tuxedos, invitations and romantic honeymoon destinations.
Dana Point’s “IlluminOcean” Thru Jan. 4
Dana Point’s “IlluminOcean” featuring the wonders of the deep blue sea, dazzling spectacle of sights, sound and motion that’s electrifying our ocean views like never before will be happening November 26th thru January 4th.
Southern California Half Marathon & 5K Jan. 10
Take a run around the course known to locals as “inside the loop” at the Southern California Half Marathon & 5K, which celebrates its 24th annual running in 2015 as the official warm-up road race for other California races like the Los Angeles Marathon, the O.C. Marathon and the Surf City Marathon later in the year.
Holidays On Ice Mission Viejo Ice Skating Rink
Thru Jan. 10
The “Holidays On Ice Mission Viejo Ice Skating Rink” at The Shops at Mission Viejo is open seven days a week thru January 11th 2015.
Monster Jam Jan. 10
Angel Stadium. Monster Jam® Trucks: Grave Digger® driven by Carl Van Horn, Dragon driven by Scott Liddycoat, El Diablo℠ driven by JP Ruggiero, Scooby-Doo™ driven by TBA, Grave Digger the Legend® driven by Adam Anderson, El Toro Loco® driven by Dan Rodini, Tropical Thunder driver TBA, Freedom Keeper driven by Matt Clark, Menace driven by Darren Migues, Time Fly’s driven by Kelvin Ramer, Detour driven by Garrette Ladelle, Felon driven by Mark Schroeder, Shocker driven by Pat Gerber, Bounty Hunter® driven by Jimmy Creten, and Scarlet Bandit™ driven by Dawn Creten!
Subject to change without notice.
Film Night at the Museum Jan. 15
Laguna Art Museum
Anatolian Cultures & Food Festival Jan. 16
This multi-day festival celebrates the history, food and music of this region of Turkey, showcasing the civilizations that thrived in Anatolia, dating back to the Trojans, Romans and Ottomans. Coordinated by the Pacific Institute, Orange County Branch.
3rd Annual Baby & Kidz Expo Jan. 17
One day expo of vendors, giveaways, entertainment, activities, coupons, information and samples for the whole family.
New Year’s Hustle 5K: Your Next Step Is the Cure Jan. 24
The Orange County Great Park
Laguna Hills, CA – Wine Class: Wine 101 – Back to Basics Jan. 29
This seminar is ideal for learning the fundamentals of wine tasting. Attendees will learn how to identify the key components of a wine, how to score a wine like the experts and proper serving temperatures. They will also explore how to select favorite wine styles and how to pair wine with appropriate foods. Eight delicious wines will be featured.
Snow Day Jan. 31
Tons of the frosty stuff is delivered to the dam to enable youngsters to sled, make snow people, and have old-fashioned snowball battles. Children are advised to wear warm clothes and gloves. Space is limited to 900 persons, and early registration is recommended. Advance registration fee for the event is $12 per person for Fullerton residents and $15 per person for non-residents. The day of the event admission will be $15 per person for Fullerton residents and $18 non-residents.
According to sources, the Feds may hike Rates in 2015, not because of any fear of inflation or fears but just because they want to test the waters. They want to raise because they are expected of them.
It has also been predicted that oil prices will go down even further. If it goes to $75 a barrel this would suggest a near Zero inflation in the economy.
With both of these indicators and a number of other important facts, there may be a higher interest rate to buy your home with next year. Even if the homes go down in price, the fact that the interest rate is higher you will not be able to buy the same home for less money monthly unless you are an all cash buyer.
Take advantage of the Holiday Real Estate Market slowdown and negotiate a good price, capture a great interest rate that has just dropped again, and write off the non recuring closing costs on the 2014 tax year so that you can enjoy your new home NOW.
Contact us anytime at 949-400-1021 or MarleneDietrich@Realtor.com
4th of July Events in Newport Coast
Join us for Independence Day on the Back Bay, 4th of July celebration in charming Newport Beach, CA. With a range of entertaining activities and events, including an incredible fireworks display, a two-day festival with live music featuring KC & The Sunshine Band and others, local artisans and merchants and a family fun zone, the Newport Dunes 4th of July celebration has something for the whole family to enjoy! Take part in judging the Food Truck Wars contest as well as taste savory bites from the Back Bay Bistro. Open to locals and visitors and held at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina.
View event Flyer here (PDF).
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina
CONCERT AREA: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. • FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA – 9 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT & ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE
RED, WHITE & BLUE STAGE
Featuring KC &The Sunshine Band
7:30 -9:15 p.m.
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Pickle Back Shine
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Fusion Beat
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Reflexx
GRAND OLD FLAG STAGE – Family Fun Zone
Additional fee applies. Unlimited visit wristbands and individual tickets will be sold! 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
BACK BAY BISTRO – Wood Fire Grill Buffet
Adults $45 per person, Children 1O years and under $22.50 (Included with VIP Ticket) Advance Reservations Required: (949-729-1144) 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
ARTISAN & MERCHANT BOOTHS
More than 20 Artisan and Merchant booths selling beach chic clothing and accessories, beach toys, sporting goods, and more! 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
FOOD TRUCK WARS – Vote for your favorite!
The winning food truck receives a $1,000 cash prize! 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
CONCERT AREA – VIP PACKAGE: $150 per person
-Complimentary Dunes Valet Parking
-VIP Reserved Seating
-Dining Package – Back Bay Bistro Wood Fire Grill Buffet dinner between 3-9 p.m. (advance reservations required)
-1 Hour Paddle Board Rental (advance reservations required)
-1 Fun Zone Wristband for Unlimited Visits
CONCERT AREA – FAMILY 4 PACK: $200
-Complimentary Dunes Preferred Parking
-Designated Picnic Area. Picnic Tables Available First Come First Serve, Personal Beach Chairs Welcome
-2 Fun Zone Wristbands for Unlimited Visits (additional fee for extra wristbands or individual tickets)
CONCERT AREA – GENERAL ADMISSION (Parking Fee Not Included)
$50 per person
-Designated Picnic Area. Picnic Tables Available First Come First Serve, Personal Beach Chairs Welcome
$25 per person
-General Admission Standing Room Only
-Adults & Kids 12 & under (kids 3 & under FREE)
PARKING PRICING: $50 per car• $5 per bicycle
More 4th of July Events in Newport Beach
4th Annual 4th of July is for Families Events – Newport Peninsula Bike Parade and Community Festival
Mariners 42nd Annual Independence Day Parade
Old Glory Boat Parade
Hornblower Cruises & Events Old Glory Boat Parade Brunch Cruise
Hornblower Cruises & Events July 4h Fireworks Dinner Cruise
This Fourth of July there are Fireworks all over Orange County and most will begin at 9pm
Please see the attached list for cities and times to enjoy the location nearest you. We will be enjoying them in Newport Beach if you can join us but if you can, We wish you a Happy 4th of July where ever you take your family
From our Family to yours
Please join us for the 7th annual Rolling For Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire.
Enjoy an evening of lively casino action, prizes, silent auctions and more!
$75 for members of Make-A-Wish Young Professionals and Women’s Circle of Wishes through May 15
$85 General Admission until May 15
$95 General Admission May 15 – June 10
$125 tickets at the door if still available
To purchase tickets by phone or for any other questions please contact Sarah Pizzaruso at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 714-573-WISH (x230).
What Should you Know About Home Inspections
If you are a seller, it is best to do it before you sell to make sure there is not hidden problems. If you are a buyer, if one has not been done you would want to have one of your own to make sure you know what you are buying.
Make sure you:
Your Realtor usually knows and can recommend an inspector that is licensed and knows the legal requirements
He will check out all major appliances, electrical outlets, lighting fixtures, water pressure, gas safety, and all Safety issues but he will not invade the walls. No home is perfect so he may also note such as cracked tile but these are cosmetic and donot affect the structural integrity of your new home.
The inspector will give you a report that will start from the outside, visually roof, exterior, soil touching the stucco, cracks of the exterior, garage, home entrance, foyer, floors, walls & ceiling for signs of cracks or water stains. Electrical outlets, lighting fixtures, windows for ease of operation and jeopardization, Kitchen major appliances for operation and leaks. Bathrooms and laundry for leaks. Air conditioning and heating. They go thru crawlspaces and attics.
You should also get a condensed version of the more serious and safety items for ease of viewing
Even though the report will still disclose all system failures he is only required to give the report to the person who pays him. It is only public knowledge by court of law of if submitted to the third party. If there is a failure of a system in the home, the owner/seller is still legally must disclose it to the prospective buyer.
Most buyers are not electricians, or plumbers or AC professionals. They do however need to know if the repairs of the findings are going to make the home they are interested in, worth what they offered for the home. In California, all home purchases are in “AS IS” condition so even though you as a buyer can request to repair the problems, the seller may or may not work with you on that. The inspection helps you to decide to stay with the home purchase or possibly renegotiate the price or the cost of the repairs; or you can walk away if it is all too much to deal with. The expense of an inspection if very reasonable will be worth it for your peace of mind (that the home has no hidden problems) or save you from a bigger expense problem if you go thorough with the purchase
By all means, use professionals in a Real Estate Transaction and trust your Real Estate Professional. So start with one you can Trust.
Saturday, May 17th we hosted our Client Appreciation BBQ at our home from 1:00-5:00….Thanks to all who attended.
Fun, Food and Drinks; we enjoyed BBQ brisket and BBQ chicken not to mention julienne veggies, scallop potatoes, salad as well as cookies, brownies and chocolate cake for desert.
The game of “Who Are You” with name tags on our backs of famous people was a great ice-breaker! Everyone received a raffle ticket and those who guessed their famous person, got another raffle ticket. We had badminton, frisbees and a driving range setup in the backyard as well as bubbles and coloring books/crayons for the younger kids.
Thanks you to our supportive team, we were able to raffle eleven different gift cards starting at $100, $50 and so on along with a picnic bag! Our thanks goes to Adam Vaughn of Mariners Escrow, Cam Hunter from Cal-title, Lilly McBee Lender from Sterns, Randy Orchen Lender from Pinnacle, Roberta from First American Home Warrantee, Todd Burns Lender from JMJ Financial and Stacey Glenzer at Pickford Escrow. The Marlene Dietrich Real Estate team contributed the Grand Prize of an Apple iPad.
Looking forward to seeing everyone again at next year’s (2015) Annual Client Appreciation BBQ,