South Orange County Real Estate

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

The Real Estate Master of Las Vegas---My Friend, Diann Tonnesen

Diann Tonnesen, my husband, Bill, and me, Debbie Ferrari


My good friend, Diann Tonnesen, of Las Vegas and Henderson, NV, is for sure the best known Las Vegas real estate Realtor on the Internet in Nevada.


She has also held a dominant position for this area among other Realtors and specializes in both new and REPO, foreclosed residences and condos.


When it comes to knowledge about the Las Vegas Market, Diann has always led the pack and has held that position for the past 20 years.


I cannot recommend her highly enough. If you are thinking of finding an excellent Las Vegas Real Estate TEAM, call Diann.


Orange County Realtor Debbie Ferrari

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

About Realtor Debbie Ferrari, serving Orange County, CA

Debbie Ferrari, orange county real estate realtor, has a 2-minute video on her that's well worth viewing if you're seeing a home or commercial property in Orange County, CA.

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Monday, September 01, 2008

La Habra commercial retail store bldg for sale

at 561 W. Whittier Blvd......Click Here




This La Habra Commercial Building is
FOR SALE
at 561 W. Whittier Blvd.
a Terrific Retail Location
See full MLS Details Here
Directions: Beach Blvd to Whittier,
go West just past Walnut.

These are 3 units that are all being used by one current tenant. Leased sq. footage is 2970. There is parking in the rear for 12 cars. New roof, A/C & heater 1 year ago. Tenant's least runs through December 2009. Current rent is $2524.50/mo (NNN) and tenant pays everything.

Each of the 3 units inside has it's own bathroom, heating and A/C.
At 561 W. Whittier Blvd, La Habra, Realtor Debbie Ferrari has listed this 3-unit commercial building, each unit with own doors, A/C, heating, bathroom. Price $729,000. Has leasing tenant who pays everything.
Tenant has award-winning decorator retail business inside, covering all three inside units....very nice upscale items for sale.
XLNT location on busy Whittier Blvd. 12-parking spaces allocated.
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SEARCH THE MLS right from her web site.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008





Casa Romantica
Every community needs a heart,
a vital place to gather, to grow and
to celebrate the richness of its
culture, history, and people.
South Orange County historic treasure,
Casa Romantica is that place. “
Casa Romantica Cultural Center Web Site
See album pics
History of San Clemente
Donate to the Casa
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This stunning Casa Romantica villa, dating to 1927, was falling apart…the city had taken it back due to the former owner owing taxes, etc., then rented it to a firm that conducted weddings and social events. The ex-wife of Bandleader Fred Waring once lived there, too.
(In 1969, an event occurred which accelerated the growth and reputation of San Clemente. In that year former President Nixon purchased a Spanish mansion in the southern part of town that Hamilton Cotton had built in 1927.
This “Western White House” became the site of numerous historical meetings. However, that home is in private hands now and has nothing to do with the Casa Romantica.)
The Casa Romantica home is primarily historic because it was the home of Ole Hanson, the founder of San Clemente circa early 1920s. He is revered here, was a former Mayor of Seatle, and a very sharp dude, though he won and lost several fortunes. Still, he was blessed with incredible vision.
In 1927, Hanson built the Casa Romantica as his family home, and expression of his version of the California dream. The seven-bedroom, seven-bath house was designed by Carl Lindbom, who also designed La Casa Pacifica (the former Western White House).
The villa sat vacant for years, crumbling.
Then, a few years ago, when some firm wanted to turn it into YET ANOTHER Mexican Restaurant, concerned citizens in the city went nuts and said NO!
My good friend, the Mayor Emeritus and current city councilman,Wayne Eggleston, plus Guy Varianno, and a big bunch of others in the community got busy.
Minor early roles were played by me, Realtor Debbie Ferrari and my husband, Marketing and Publicity Consultant, Bill Koelzer—-We went out and started raising money,
($1 million was anonymously donated by someone, too) to start the refurbishing project.
Now the renovation is well underway after many more citizen donations, with more coming every day.
Wayne headed the Heritage of San Clemente Foundation which had a lot to do with the preservation and renovation of the Casa Romantica Villa as an historical home and cultural center instead of becoming “Taco Romantica”.
The Foundation STILL raises funds for the Casa as well as for the MarineMonument project’s maintenance at Park Semper Fi. Wayne was the visionary leader for that beautiful park and statue just down the cliff from Casa Romantica, a tribute to Marines and our armed forces everywhere.
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(Donate to the Marine Monument Project HERE)
I think that Casa Romantica is now earning good money for itself, from its growing number of social events, weddings,receptions, business and cultural meetings, etc. But a project this big ALWAYS can use extra donated funds.
Be sure to be at the October 6th “Taste of the Casa” annual gala, where the theme is the Roaring 20s”, catered by leading local restaurants and fine wine outlets.
To donate to the non-profit Casa Romantica, get info HERE.
Jan McKay is the relatively new Executive Director and she is a very bright, sunny, visionary, and hard working director. Read a message from Jan HERE
Just goes to show what a community can do when it WANTS to preserve something…
SEE ALL THE GREAT PICTURES OF THE CASA BELOW:
View from back of casa romantica


Interior courtyard:

Perfect for lectures, seminars, etc. Many big mfg firms rent it for client/customer meetings

A look at the back of the casa, above the ocean:

A dozen rooms inside lend themselves to exhibits of all kinds, many national ones from famous NYC or DC museums:

Cute little courtyards are everywhere:

There are many flying verandas overlooking the sea:

And even the surrounding grounds were improved:

See how the rooms and alcoves come off the main courtyard:

(Above, Scott Melcher and child enjoy a Casa Romantica event)
Perfect for presentations:

(Above, Newspaperman Fred Swegles gives a city history presentation)
CITIZENS saved the Casa Romantica…
………………but of course it takes several citizens to LEAD the charge on a project like this, and thank God that Wayne, Guy, Rea LaForce, and several others did.
Now, the Casa brings many hundreds of thousands of extra dollars to the community each year, and is considered a tourist attraction besides being an official historical monument to California development.
I love stories like this.
And I love it that I can sell San Clemente real estate with such pride and take buyers to the Casa Romantica and show them this wonderful city treasure.
 Yes, of course I also sell Dana Point real estate and San Juan Capistrano real estate, and homes in other nearby cities, too, but I much prefer being mostly a San Clemente Realtor.
Now go reward yourself with a $50 basic membership to the Casa Romantica, or donate money as a sponsor. Or sponsor an event. Or, just volunteer to assist at a community-wide event. Or, hold one of your corporate meetings, or some of your relatives’ weddings there, get married there or hold a reception there.
Casa Romantica belongs to all of us. Enjoy it as fully as you can.
Debbie Ferrari, Broker Associate, Prudential California Realty
Debbie@DebbieFerrari.com | 949-463-4111

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Saturday, August 09, 2008














"Every community needs a heart, a vital place to gather, to grow and
to celebrate the richness of its culture, history, and people. South
Orange County's historic treasure, Casa Romantica is that place. "
From Casa Romantica Website

See the web site for the
Casa Romantica: http://www.casaromantica.org/




This Casa Romantica villa, dating to about 1923, was falling apart...the city had taken it back due to the former
owner owing back payment, taxes, etc.. The ex-wife of Bandleader Fred Waring once lived here, too.

See album pics at: http://tinyurl.com/56y6b9
History of San Clemente: http://www.sanclemente.com/history.php

(In 1969, an event occurred which accelerated the growth and reputation
of San Clemente. In that year former President Nixon purchased a Spanish
mansion in the southern part of town that Hamilton Cotton had built in 1927.
This "Western White House" became the site of numerous historical meetings.
However, that home is in private hands now and has nothing to do with the Casa Romantica.)

The Casa Romantica home is very historic because it was
the home of Ole Hanson, the founder
of San Clemente circa early 1920s
and he is revered here, and was a former
Mayor of Seatle, and a very sharp dude
with incredible vision.

In 1927, Hanson built the Casa Romantica as his family home, and
expression of his version of the California dream. The seven-bedroom,
seven-bath house was designed by Carl Lindbom, who also designed
La Casa Pacifica (the former Western White House).

The villa sat vacant for years, crumbling.

Then, when some firm wanted to turn it into YET ANOTHER Mexican Restaurant,
concerned citizens in the city went nuts and said NO!

My good friend Mayor Emeritus and current city councilman,
Wayne Eggleston, plus a big bunch of others in the community
including minor roles played by my wife, Realtor Debbie Ferrari
and me, Marketing and Publicity Consultant, Bill Koelzer, got
busy. We went out and started raising money,
($1 million donated anonymously by someone, too) to start the refurbishing project.

Now the renovation is well underway after
many more citizen donations, with
more coming every day.

Wayne headed the Heritage Foundation of San Clemente which had a lot to
do with the preservation and renovation of the Villa as an historical home
and cultural center instead of being "Taco Romantica".

The Foundation STILL raises funds for the Casa as well as for the Marine
Monument project's maintenance at Park Semper Fi. Wayne was the architect
for that beautiful park and statue just down the cliff from Casa Romantica.







(Donate to the Marine Monument Project HERE)

I think that Casa Romantica is now earning good money for itself,
from its growing number of social events, weddings,
receptions, business and cultural meetings, etc. But a project
this big ALWAYS can use extra donated funds.

To donate to the non-profit Casa Romantica, get info HERE.

Jan McKay is the relatively new Executive Director and she is a very
bright, visionary and hard working director. Read a message from
Jan HERE

Just goes to show what a community can do when
it WANTS to preserve something...too bad
we did not preserve Chet Divine's Hotel Divine and
turn it into a multi-level mall for my former
home town of portland, mich huh?

I guess the upper floors were deemed dangerous, but today
they'd likely be able to fix that, I suppose. They
tore the hotel down in 1975. So sad, such a pretty
red brick building with magnificent wood inside.

That might have SAVED or at least improved the Portland, Michigan
downtown much like Gaylord, Mich, Solvang, CA and Ferndale, CA improved
theirs, even becoming big tourist attractions because of their unique downtowns.

Or was our Portland, Mich. Hotel Divine and our fading downtown doomed anyway
due to things I have no idea about after I left town at age 27 in 1969?

SEE ALL THE GREAT PICTURES OF THE CASA BELOW:

Bill

View from back of casa romantica


Interior courtyard:


Perfect for lectures, seminars, etc. Many big mfg firms rent it for client/customer meetings


A look at the back of the casa, above the ocean:


A dozen rooms inside lend themselves to exhibits of all kinds, many national ones
from famous NYC or DC museums:

Cute little courtyards are everywhere:



There are many flying verandas overlooking the sea:



And even the surrounding grounds were improved:


See how the alcoves come off the main courtyard:


Perfect for presentations:



But it is just a shame that the Divine Hotel at the corner of Kent St., and Grand
River Avenue could not be saved...Of course, maybe it needed huge retrofitting
which no one, even the city, was willing to pay
for, but our Casa needed tons of it, and CITIZENS saved the Casa Romantica...
but of course it takes several citizens to LEAD the charge on a project like
this, and thank God that Wayne and several others did.

Now, the Casa brings many hundreds of thousands of extra
dollars to the community each year, and is considered a tourist attraction besides
being an official historical monument to California development.

I love stories like this.

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Friday, June 20, 2008

San Clemente's Early Summer Event Schedule

Looking North from the San Clemente pier



From the San Clemente Sun Post Newspaper:


SATURDAY, JULY 19
The 32nd San Clemente Ocean Festivalbrings two days of beach fun, dubbed The Greatest Show on Surf – lifeguard games, a woodie car show, art exhibit, bodysurf and bodyboard clinics, surf contest, public competitions, kiddie attractions and more. A Saturday highlight is a free concert on the beach. For details visit http://www.ocreanfestival.org/or call 949-440-6141.


SUNDAY, JULY 20
The 32nd San Clemente Ocean Festival continues with a sand-sculpture contest, rubber duck race, public competitions, kiddie attractions and many of the same activities as Saturday. For details visit http://www.ocreanfestival.org/or call 949-440-6141.


THURSDAY, JULY 24
Stars on the Water,a band that performs tropical rock, comes to the San Clemente Beach Concert Series from 6 p.m. to dusk, on the sand north of the pier. Free. Questions? Call the city recreation department at 949-361-8264 or learn about the band at http://www.starsonthewater.net/.


SATURDAY, JULY 26
Celebrate life by meeting cancer survivors and participating in a unique 24-hour event, the San Clemente Relay for Life, from 10 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday at San Clemente High School, 700 Avenida Pico. Form a team and take turns walking or running the track for pledges. It's a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Call Paul Henry at 714-330-5305 or visit http://www.relayforlife.org%20/and click "find relay events."


THURSDAY, AUG. 7
Help!, known as "the California Beatles band," brings the look, sound and feel of a Beatles concert to the San Clemente Beach Concert Series from 6 p.m. to dusk on the sand north of the pier. Free. Questions? Call the city recreation department at 949-361-8264 or learn about the band at http://www.weplaythebeatles.com/.


SUNDAY, AUG. 10
The San Clemente Fiestaturns Avenida del Mar into a day-long street festival with three sound stages, live bands, food booths, contests, kiddie rides, a salsa challenge and more. It's from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and admission is free. Call the Chamber of Commerce at 949-492-1131 or find details at http://www.scchamber.com/.


SATURDAY, AUG. 16
The San Clemente Art & Craft Fairis back for its 48th year, bringing some 100 artisans to town to display and sell the works they have made. It's from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Community Center, Avenida del Mar at Calle Seville. Admission is free. Call Pam Hill at 949-369-0260 or visit http://www.scartgallery.com/.


SUNDAY, AUG. 17
The San Clemente Art & Craft Fair conducts its second day, bringing some 100 artisans to town to display and sell the works they have made. It's from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Community Center, Avenida del Mar at Calle Seville. Admission is free. Call Pam Hill at 949-369-0260 or visit http://www.scartgallery.com/.


THURSDAY, AUG. 21
Natural Incense rounds out the San Clemente Beach Concert Series, bringing reggae to the shore from 6 p.m. to dusk, on the sand, north of the pier. Free. Questions? Call the city recreation department at 949-361-8264 or learn about the band at http://www.naturalincensemusic.com/.
Be sure to visit my San Clemente real estate page in my big web site. While you are there, be sure to visit my main page for Orange County real estate, too.
Moving to San Clemente? Email me at Debbie@DebbieFerrari.com to set up an appointment time to look at homes, or call me at 949-463-4111 or, TOLL FREE at 888-547-2942


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