South Orange County Real Estate

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Older People Now Discovering the Internet - Read about Generation X and Y

This decade’s online growth is invalidating the notion of a “digital divide,” or “gray gap”—tech-savvy kids on one side and geezers asking, “How does this thing work?” on the other. According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 92 percent of Americans ages 18 to 29 use the Internet; 85 percent of those 30 to 49; 72 percent of those 50 to 64; and 37 percent of those 65-plus.

It’s curiosity, not suspicion, that entices many older users to learn about the past on the Internet. Many are looking way back: 47.8 percent of the visitors to the genealogy site are 55-plus (according to Hitwise), while (“your nationwide resource for obituaries and guest books”) counts 64 percent of its visitors in that age group. Some are more interested in the recent past. “The 55-plus demo is big in terms of getting back in touch,” says Tancer. gets 34.2 percent of its traffic from people in that demographic, and gets 27.9 percent (the biggest age group for both sites).


Sunday, April 13, 2008

My San Clemente Real Estate Blog is Growing

Hey, be sure to visit my OTHER web site for San Clemente Real Estate. This is at a URL that we bought maybe 8 years ago, so it has a lot of antiquity-value with Google to help its rankings. We will slowly be adding to its content, but even now you can go there and search the Orange County MLS from there and find many Orange County real estate links there for info and events from San Clemente to Aliso Viejo


Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Dana Point Real Estate Foreclosure Info

Foreclosure can devestate a family. But if you know what to do to forestall foreclosure and protect your Orange County real estate you are far better off. Or call me, your San Clemente-based Realtor, Debbie Ferrari at 949-291-8892 for other solutions or to do a short sale.

To handle or stave off a Foreclosure, here are some places to go for information:

Institute for Foreclosure Legal Assistance
---Offers links to newly funded legal services
programs, including AARP's Legal Council for the Elderly.

US Department of Housing and Urban Development
---offers a list of HUD-approved national and regional
housing counseling agencies. To contact a housing
counseling agency, call 1-800-569-4287

---Nonprofit community-based revitalization program that
offers foreclosure counseling programs listed by state or zip
code. 202-220-2300,

National Community Reinvestment Coalition
----Nonprofit membership organization that helps underserved

Mortgage Bankers Association
---New website offers consumer information and
links to resources.
Go to, then click
on "Foreclosure Prevention Resource Center."

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San Clemente's Buono's Pizza is Killer

Hey, how about that Buono's Pizza in San Clemente, right next to Golden Spoon and just across the street from the High School on the Albertson's Grocery side?

Now THAT is a great pizza place...killer Italian food of all kinds and an order of spaghetti is far, far more than most people in San Clemente can eat at one sitting.

The two brothers who own it are terrific guys and you can always get extra sauce and cheese just for the asking. I get my pizzas just a bit on the crispy crust side there, with double pepperoni and extra sauce and cheese. Their iced tea is some of the best in South Orange County, too. Go see them on the web at Buonos Pizza and Pastas.

Me, their favorite South Orange County Realtor, Debbie Ferrari, loves ALL of their dishes.

PizzasNew York Style Thin Crust Rounds
Specialty PizzasNeopolitan Style (Comes in all sizes)
The Bill W. (3 item)Pepperoni, sausage, mushroom
Buono’s BBQ Chicken* BBQ Chicken, sliced onion & cilantro
The Works** Pepperoni, sausage, green peper, onion, olives, mushrooms (anchovies on request)
Vegetarian** Onions, green pepper, olives, mushrooms, tomatoes
White Knight* Ricotta cheese, fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and fresh garlic
Hawaiian (2 items)Canadian bacon, pineapple
Pesto Chicken*Pesto sauce, grilled chicken, red onions & mozzarella cheese
Garlic Chicken**
Garlic Shrimp** Lemon-garlic sauce with chardonnay, shallots & herbs topped with sweet white onions, roasted garlic & mozzarella cheese. To die for!
Margarita (2 items)Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, roasted garlic, fontina & mozzarella cheeses
Meatsa Pizza LargePepperoni, sausage, ham, salami, canadian bacon
Chicken Alfredo Alfredo sauce, chicken, ricotta cheese and sauteed onion
Meatsa Pizza double crust, 5 meats
Pizza Sizes
1 Item
2 Items
3 Items
CalzoneFresh dough stuffed with three types of cheese, served with meat sauce


Each extra item add
Toppings to choose from:
Green Pepper
Canadian Bacon
Sun Dried Tomatoes


Monday, April 07, 2008

Harbor House in Dana Point Helps me sell Real Estate

Wow...I am so happy that the Harbor House cafe in Dana Point was highlighted in the most recent issue of the San Clemente Times, my favorite newspaper of all.

Imagine that the Harbor House has been there 65 years!!!! We love it because it serves
quality food at reasonable prices, and gives friendly service.

I read that their servings consist of only fresh ingredients and are prepared from scratch every day. Then there's all those great movie memorabilia posters from years past that keep you craning your neck and looking around.

The best deal I ever found is my husband, Bill Koelzer's favorite...its the tuna fish salad. For some reason the Dana Point restaurant puts about two CANS of tuna meat on this monster salad and the tuna is ALBACORE, too. We usually put some on the salad, which also has TWO hard boiled eggs cut in half in it, and then take enough home to make two LARGE sandwiches for later.

Drop into the Dana Point Harbor House Cafe. I often meet real estate clients there when we are out looking at property, or relaxing after an afternoon of visiting homes to buy.

If you stop in there, tell people around you that you know San Clemente Realtor Debbie Ferrari. And get them to call me for their Orange County Real Estate needs. ha ha....


Saturday, April 05, 2008

San Clemente Chamber of Commerce Mixer

The Mixer at the San Clemente Farmer's and Merchant's bank was lotsa fun. That's me up above, Realtor Debbie Ferrari, second from the left, with Mary Jones, of Universal Press, on the extreme left of the picture, and April Driggers, Ad lady for the San Clemente Sun Post on the extreme right of the picture.

Sadly, there was no booze or wine, but they more than made up for it by having abundant food along with barrels of ice cream in several flavors. Bill Koelzer, my Orange County Marketing Internet Consulting husband, was with me, too.

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Friday, April 04, 2008

San Clemente Chamber of Commerce Mixer

This was so much fun...three of us South Orange County Realtors were selected by the Sunrise Rotary Club of San Clemente to talk about real estate goings on in these troubled realty times. That's me at the front table on the left side, sitting next to Rob Johnston, President, Johnston-Pacific, who is the only commercial Real estate firm owner located right in either the Rancho San Clemente Business Park or the Talega Business Park.

He is an extremely knowledgeable commercial Realtor and a very smart and nice guy. My Orange County Internet Marketing Consultant husband Bill Koelzer met Rob that day and is featuring Rob's quotes heavily in an article Bill is writing on the business parks for the San Clemente Journal.

Please take a moment to visit my new Orange County real estate blog since it is pretty new and I try to make it attractive with many photos and updated South Orange County and real estate info.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

San Clemente Real Estate is holding its own.

The Orange County Register Reported that homes in San Clemente and nearby beach cities only depreciated in value some 2.9% on average in 2007. Of course that figure is somewhat misleading because while homes below $800,000 dropped in price considerably MORE than 2.9%, the ones OVER that amount realized significant APPRECIATION, thus creating the average of 2.9% which is kinda meaningless, but sounds very good.

For more on this, visit my web site for San Clemente Real Estate info and tons of good links to Orange County Realty info.