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By Ronald S. Accornero
(OC Signature Properties)
The August 5, 2011 Newsletter has been published to the Villa Park Rotary website. A copy has been included below. You may also read it on-line by visiting http://www.RotaryClubofVillaPark.org/Newsletter.cfm       Rotary Club of Villa Park Newsletter Welcome District 5320 Governor Greg Owen   Opening Ceremonies: Invocation: Nagy Ibrahim Pledge of Allegiance: Steve Kawa Rotary Four Way Test: Jane McDonald Song:  "God Bless America" Teri Brooks   Birthdays/Anniversaries: Lorraine Glenn-  Birthday Wishes Ron Accornero- Celebrated at Ale Roma Cuchina during our club social event Jim Brodsky will celebrate a birthday on August 8th with a fishing trip to Mexico with his sons Anita & Ralph Jameson- anniversary greetings John & Jean Broussard- 49th Anniversary- celebrated with a barbeque at hi...
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By Ronald S. Accornero
(OC Signature Properties)
      Not everyone is familiar with the foreclosure market?  It is a place where you or your investor can find terrific buys.  It takes patience and know how to really get the good buys.  It also takes the cash up front to pay for the property at the auction.  It is not unusual to pick up a property for 50% of the value. A word of caution before you try to buy a piece of property at a foreclosure auction;” Know what you are doing”.  There are many things you have to look out for at these auctions.  They are not for the novice.  When you decide to buy at a foreclosure auction the first thing you have to do is to find the auction.  The foreclosure notice will say, “On the courthouse steps”.  There may be many steps and this could be a large complex.  Look for a group of people standing ar...
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By Ronald S. Accornero
(OC Signature Properties)
A word of caution before you try to buy a piece of property at a foreclosure auction;” Know what you are doing”.  There are many things you have to look out for at these auctions.  They are not for the novice.  When you decide to buy at a foreclosure auction the first thing you have to do is to find the auction.  The foreclosure notice will say, “On the courthouse steps”.  There may be many steps and this could be a large complex.  Look for a group of people standing around with clipboards in their hands.  All of a sudden an auctioneer will show up and announce the auction.  There are three frustrating things that happen at an auction.  After you spent time investigating a property, arranging the financing and trying to see the inside the auctioneer announces that the property sale is ...
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By Ronald S. Accornero
(OC Signature Properties)
The July 28, 2011 Newsletter has been published to the Villa Park Rotary website. A copy has been included below. You may also read it on-line by visiting http://www.RotaryClubofVillaPark.org/Newsletter.cfm     Rotary Club of Villa Park Newsletter Bob Meyer: Distinguished World War II Glider Pilot     Follow the Club on our new Facebook site at Rotary Club of Villa Park     Opening Ceremonies: Invocation: Greg Mills- Immediate Past President Pledge of Allegiance: Jeannie Hankins Rotary Four Way Test: Jane McDonald Song:  Army Hymn- led boldly by Teri Brooks Guests: CPL Patrick Perkins- Volunteer Worker Camp to Belong/ Guest of Bryan Nash Danny Friedel-prospective new member Lawrie Solberg- Operation a Bit of Home/ Guest of Bob Meyer   Anniversaries: Greg & Andie Mills celebrated their ...
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By Ronald S. Accornero
(OC Signature Properties)
The July 14, 2011 Newsletter has been published to the Villa Park Rotary website. A copy has been included below. You may also read it on-line by visiting http://www.RotaryClubofVillaPark.org/Newsletter.cfm       Rotary Club of Villa Park Newsletter Our Own Gem Teri Brooks, Talks Gems   Opening Ceremonies: Invocation:  John Brousssard- reminded us to be thankful Pledge of Allegiance:  Teri Brooks Rotary Four Way Test: Jane McDonald Song:  "Yankee Doodle Dandy" led by Teri Brooks   Guests: Dan Friedl- second visit Dale Dagley- second visit Duane McMurtrey-  Tee It Up for the Troops   Anniversaries: Ed & Carmen Carter are celebrating an anniversary Friday- Ed will fill us in on the details next                    week. Announcements: Steve Stern- talked about the upcoming dining out at t...
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By Ronald S. Accornero
(OC Signature Properties)
Most sellers are not aware that most of the services they use to sell their home are negotiable.  They rely on their agent to select the title and escrow and various services.  The majority of the time agents just select the service based on which representative they like and the seller pays the bill.  The two largest expenses for sellers when selling their home are title and escrow.  This is where you can save the most money. The average cost for escrow is $2.00 per hundred of the sale price, plus $200.00.  Many escrow companies will discount this amount by around 20% if the request is made before escrow opens.  This can save the seller $200 to $400 dollars depending on the price of the home. Title fees vary between companies and it is good to shop for the best title fee before selecti...
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By Lesslie Giacobbi
(Seven Gables Real Estate)
The June 9, 2011 Newsletter has been published to the Villa Park Rotary website. A copy has been included below. You may also read it on-line by visiting http://www.RotaryClubofVillaPark.org/Newsletter.cfm       Rotary Club of Villa Park Newsletter Meet Villa Park Librarian Sharon Nicola Welcome Newest Rotarian Ed Howard NEXT WEEK: HIKE AT LIMESTONE CANYON   Opening Ceremonies: Invocation: Lisa Stepanski Pledge of Allegiance:  Milt Stamos Rotary Four Way Test- Soon to be president Bryan "Eddie" Nash Song- "R-O-T-A-R-Y"  Song   Guests: Jim Dougherty- "Perpetual Visitor" Ed Howard- to be inducted today Sharon Nicola- Guest Speaker and Villa Park Librarian Steve Lopushinsky- Orange Club   Birthdays/Anniversaries: Ron and Deb Accornero- Anniversary June 9th Dennis Kuli - birthday June 5th ...
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By Lesslie Giacobbi
(Seven Gables Real Estate)
The May 26, 2011 Newsletter has been published to the Villa Park Rotary website. A copy has been included below. You may also read it on-line by visiting http://www.RotaryClubofVillaPark.org/Newsletter.cfm     Rotary Club of Villa Park Newsletter Villa Park PIcnic Kudos All Around "Don't Worry Be Happy"   Opening Ceremonies:   Invocation: Brad Reese Pledge: George Poulos Rotary Four Way Test:  Greg Mills standing in for Bryan Nash who is at the International Rotary                                    Convention in New Orleans Song: Take Me Out To The Ball Game    Guests: Announced by Steven Pollack during Happy Bucks Jim Buc- today's speaker from the "Don't Worry Be Happy" Cancer Support Group Barbara Sinner - here with Jim Jay Lieberman visiting from the Anaheim Hills Club.   Birthdays...
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By Lesslie Giacobbi
(Seven Gables Real Estate)
Day Six was a day for the guys to dig trenches all over the back yard.  I'm quite amazed they can figure out the drainage plan so well, get the trenches at the right depth, lay the new drainage pipes and make sure that all areas of the yard are covered.  In the past we did have drainage-natural drainage.  Some water from our neighbors just north of us on the right and a little higher up would come into our yard, and our water would drain into the two yards of our neighbors to the south of us.  This is the way these houses were built in the 60s and 70s, and that's the way it was.  Now all of our water will drain to the street and then into the gutters. Day Seven  was also a day of having the guys come inside of our old bonus room (which we used as a junk room and referred to as the"big r...
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By Lesslie Giacobbi
(Seven Gables Real Estate)
Day 5 is a day of mounds of earth-in several different areas of the yard.  There is a huge mound of dirt in the area of what was our lawn, and there are two other huge mounds of dirt in the front yard on the extreme right (north) and left (south) of the house.  I look at the mound to the right and spy Romi out of the corner of my eye.  Romi is Polish and has worked consistently for 30 years at the house next door to us taking care of the gardening, and many construction projects for them as well as for us.  He's the kind of person everyone should have as a friend, an observer and a helper.  We sometimes have discussions about what is going on in Poland (for him) and Italy (for us).  He's the person who checks out our house when we are away, will skim the leaves off the top of the water ...
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By Lesslie Giacobbi
(Seven Gables Real Estate)
Well the tables have turned.  I have always been the person to talk to our clients, telling them not to worry about their remodeling because they would reap the benefits of it, enjoy it and that remodeling and improving the house would in most cases increase the value of the house.  Now, it's my turn to tell myself those same things and I am not doing such a great job of it.   I really need to apologize to all of those people because I personally had never gone through it. I left early in the morning to go to my Rotary meeting.  I was not anxious to return, knowing what was supposed to happen.  After the meeting I wanted to stop at home and I noticed that right in front of me was a huge blue truck.  It passed by our street and I turn left and parked on the street.  The truck as it turne...
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By Ronald S. Accornero
(OC Signature Properties)
The April 14, 2011 Newsletter has been published to the Villa Park Rotary website. A copy has been included below. You may also read it on-line by visiting http://www.RotaryClubofVillaPark.org/Newsletter.cfm     Rotary Club of Villa Park Newsletter How to Commit the Perfect Murder   Opening Ceremonies: Standing in for President Greg Mills:  Jeannie Hankins Invocation: JIm Glenn Pledge: Marianne Koepnick Rotary Four Way Test: Bryan "Eddie" Nash Song: The Star Spangled Banner   Guests: Ken Dunn- Orange Club Lorraine Glenn Dr. Doug Lyle- speaker Jay Lieberman- Anaheim Hills Rotary Ed Carter- Member in waiting   Birthdays: Wayne Silzel- celebrates his 75th birthday tomorrow Nagy Ibrahim's son is celebrating a birthday   Announcements: Jeannie Hankins reminded us that the Villa Park Communi...
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By Ronald S. Accornero
(OC Signature Properties)
VP Community Picnic at Irvine Lake Save Sunday, May 22 for the City's annual picnic at Irvine Lake from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   Thanks to the Villa Park Rotary for volunteering to organize this year's picnic. The Rotary is planning to give the picnic a face lift to include a horseshoe competition, live band for constant entertainment and more. This is the year to make your return to the annual VP picnic!   The annual picnic is once again underwritten by the Villa Park Community Services Foundation with support from contributors and individual event sponsors.    
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By Lesslie Giacobbi
(Seven Gables Real Estate)
The April 7, 2011 Newsletter has been published to the Villa Park Rotary website. A copy has been included below. You may also read it on-line by visiting http://www.RotaryClubofVillaPark.org/Newsletter.cfm       Rotary Club of Villa Park California Will Warren Up Close and Personal Final Farewell To  Our Good Friend Tecate Rotarian Alex Mora     Opening Ceremonies: Invocation: Brad Reese Pledge: Teri Brooks Rotary Four Way Test: Bryan "Eddie" Nash Song:  America The Beautiful   Guests: Ed Carter- awaiting new member induction   Announcements: Pam Dunn-  Yorba Linda Sunrise Lobsterfest is on May 13th- we have 10 members who       are attending and want the catered table.  Cost is $150/person. Steve Stern reported on the dinner last Thursday evening at Los Cabos Restaurant.  28 members ...
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By Lesslie Giacobbi
(Seven Gables Real Estate)
The March 31, 2011 Newsletter has been published to the Villa Park Rotary website. A copy has been included below. You may also read it on-line by visiting http://www.RotaryClubofVillaPark.org/Newsletter.cfm     Rotary Club of Villa Park Newsletter Spring Is In The Air   Opening Ceremonies: Invocation: Greg Mills Pledge of Allegiance: Craig Beinlich Rotary Four Way Test: Bryan "Eddie" Nash Song: Beautiful Dreamer (almost)   Guests: Jerry Lehrer- Orange North Rotary Tom Gentile- guest speaker Larry Dick- Orange Rotary Lisa Adray- Serrano School Librarian Debi Adel- Villa Park Elementary Librarian   Announcements: Steve Stern reminded everyone about tonight's dining out at Los Cabos Restaurant.               Hors D'oeuvres at 6PM, Dinner at 7  $15/person Milt Stamos received a special gi...
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By Ronald S. Accornero
(OC Signature Properties)
The March 25, 2011 Newsletter has been published to the Villa Park Rotary website. A copy has been included below. You may also read it on-line by visiting http://www.RotaryClubofVillaPark.org/Newsletter.cfm     Rotary Club of Villa Park Newsletter Moose Stubing Talks Baseball   Opening Ceremonies: Invocation: Craig Beinlich Pledge: Linda Bartrom-Olsen Rotary Four Way Test: Bryan "Eddie" Nash Song: Take Me Out To The Ballgame!   Guests: Alex Ureche- Costa Mesa Rotary Ed Howard- 1st Visit Moose Stubing- Guest Speaker Pam Alison- Project Hope School Ed Carter- Prospective New Member Birthdays: Brad Reese Jeanie Hankins- Celebrating her birthday today and for the next several days with various friends Announcements: Vocational Service- Linda Bartrom-Olsen- RYLA - Students attending this y...
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By Ronald S. Accornero
(OC Signature Properties)
Foundation Gives $10,000 to Villa Park Schools The City is pleased to announce that Villa Park schools recently received donations from the Villa Park Community Services Foundation as part of their 2011 Grant Program. In total, four schools were awarded $10,000 at their February 2011 meeting.The schools and how they plan to allocate the funds are listed below:· Villa Park High School -- $2,500-New fiction books for the library· Cerro Villa Middle School -- $2,500-Technology· Villa Park Elementary School -- $2,500-Reading Counts computers· Serrano Elementary School -- $2,500-Technology The City of Villa Park is blessed to have organizations like the Villa Park Community Services Foundation, The Villa Park Rotary, the Villa Park Women's League, and The Friend of the Villa Park Library to ...
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By Ronald S. Accornero
(OC Signature Properties)
Where to start your Remodel?   You should start by contacting an architect or designer to create plans to remodel your home. He will ask you what you're looking for and how you utilize your home. What kind of square foot additions you're looking for and how extensive you want this remodel to be. Also what kind of budget are you looking at? This is the big question that tells the architect how extensive his plans will be and how much he can expect.  He will develop a set of preliminary plans. He will come back with the preliminary plans for you to review. A good idea is to have your designer, if you have one, to review the plans with you. If you have not looked at plans before it might be difficult to get a feel for the changes, the size of the rooms, and the general flow of the new home...
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By Ronald S. Accornero
(OC Signature Properties)
The March 11, 2011 Newsletter has been published to the Villa Park Rotary website. A copy has been included below. You may also read it on-line by visiting http://www.RotaryClubofVillaPark.org/Newsletter.cfm   Rotary Club of Villa Park Newsletter Teacher Minigrants: Educational Perspectives   Opening Exercises: Greeter: Steve Stern Invocation: Will Warren Rotary Four Way Test: Bryan Nash Song: God Bless America   Guests: Honored Teachers from our Villa Park Schools Ed Carter - 3rd Visit Ertuvan Kanatsiz and his wife- speaker     Teacher Minigrants: Emcees Dr. Linda Bartrom-Olsen, VPHS Principal Ed Howard Award Recipeints: Jennifer Wong  Cerro Villa Middle School $200 - fossil study materials Gwen Corbett   VPHS                            $200 - Chemistry thermometers Jodi Ariz         ...
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By Ronald S. Accornero
(OC Signature Properties)
50's Great - Let's Celebrate! There are only 311 days until Villa Park's 50th! Be sure to mark your calendars and watch for more information on how to get your tickets to the 50th Anniversary Gala emceed by VPHS Alum Henry Di Carlo of KTLA Channel 5 on February 12, 2012, at the Richard Nixon Library. For more information and a calendar of events, click here!   
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