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Current OC housing demand is up 51% compared to this same time last year Current OC home inventory is 14,700 homes. This figure is 2,800 less than one year ago New residents go through 5 stages of transition: 1) separation 2) transformation 3) early integration 4) later integration 5) maintenanc...
05/12/2009
We all want a place to retreat outdoors after spending the day in traffic rushing from one place to another, or being stuck in a cramped cubby inside a hermetically sealed office. Whether you have a small space and desire to quietly unwind while reading a book or a larger area to use for enterta...
05/06/2009
   As you plan your trip to the farmers' market, keep in mind that they are held outdoors.  You will have a more comfortable and fruitful visit if you are dressed for the weather and have chosen your comfortable walking shoes.  Take a stroll through the entire market before settling down to make ...
04/21/2009
"To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed."--Theodore Roosevelt, S...
04/14/2009
When homeowners consider remodeling, their budget becomes a major concern.  But there is an option available which is becoming increasingly popular.  It is called Redesign and it both affordable and accomplished with a minimal amount of time.  A credentialed interior redesigner takes existing fur...
04/07/2009
Gift giving is a big part of our culture and it doesn't just occur during the holidays.   Many find themselves thinking more frugally this year in terms of purchasing gifts for others.   Yet in our current state, generosity is needed more than ever.  More people are in need than ever before.  Wh...
03/17/2009
A New Year's Resolution is commonly defined as a commitment that an individual makes to a project or the reforming of a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous. The ten most popular resolutions are:1. Pay Off Debts 2. Save Money 3. Get a Better Job 4. Eat rig...
03/09/2009
To regift or not to regift, this is becoming an increasingly popular question.  For many regifting (to give a gift to someone after it has already been given to you) comes into play when you have received a gift for which you have absolutely no use.  Practically speaking, why keep something when ...
03/03/2009
As the leading Orange County, California Directory and Resource Guide, we provide newcomers and established residents with essential OC information at the city and county level. Explore details on Dining, Shopping, Entertainment, and Traffic Search options. With more than 160,000 registered Busin...
02/27/2009
  Bad News:  The economy sucks.  Good News:  Now is the best time to grow market share for your product or service!  Differentiate yourself from your competition with continual branding, prospecting & customer loyalty programs.  In tough times, many companies elect to scale back on their advertis...
02/23/2009
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