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Here Is The Current Neighborhood Housing Market News
And Community Happenings For Late February, 2007.
Hello Friends And Neighbors,
Currently There Are 6 Active Listings In Our
The First Listing Is At 6281 Fallingwater Drive In
The Dutch Haven Marina's. This Is The 4 Bedroom,
2 Bathroom Model With Approximately 1,300 Square
Feet Of Nice Living Space. Amenities Include: A
Newer Roof, Formica Counter Tops, A Disposal,
A Stainless Sink And Some Pergo Flooring. The Asking
Price Is Around $697,900. To See Photos Of This
Property, Click On The Link And It'll Take You To
Where It Is On My Website:
The Second Listing Is At 6311 Vatcher Drive In
The Dutch Haven Marinas. This Is An Expanded 3
Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Model With Approximately 1,662
Square Feet Of Living Space. Amenities Include:
New Sprinklers, New Windows, A Spacious Family Room,
A Nice Living Room And Much More. The Asking Price
Is Around $740,000.
The Third Listing Is In The California Classics At
17651 Collins Circle. This Is A Two Story Home With
3 Bedrooms Downstairs And A Large Bonus Room Which
Could Be A 4th Bedroom, Upstairs. There Are 2
Bathrooms And Approximately 1,875 Square Feet Of
Gracious Living Space. Wonderful Amenities Include:
Newer Kitchen Appliances, New Kitchen And Bathroom
Flooring, A Huge Backyard And It Backs To A
Neighborhood Park. There's Even A 2-Car Attached
Garage. The Asking Price Was Around $748,900. If You
Would Like To See Photos Of This Property, Just
Click On This Link And It'll Take You To Where It Is
On My Website:
The Fourth Active Listing Is At 17751 Lewis Lane In
The Dutch Haven Marinas. This Is A Wonderfully
Remodeled 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Single Story House
With Approximately 1,230 Square Feet Of Living Space.
Amenities Include: Surround Sound, Crown Molding, 6
Inch Baseboards And New Double Paned Windows
Throughout. Enjoy A Newly Remodeled Kitchen With
Stainless Appliances In Addition To Granite Counter
Tops And An Island Breakfast Bar. The Backyard
Features A Large Patio, A Koi Pond, A Raised Gas
Fire Pit, A Built-In Barbecue And A Large Area For
The Kids To Play In. There Is A Custom Laundry Area
In The 2 Car Attached Garage. Your Bonus Is A Curved
Driveway Which Is Perfect For Recreational Vehicle
Parking. Yhe Asking Price Is Around $749,000. To See
Photos And Learn More About This Property, Just Click
On This Link And It'll Take You To Where It Is In
The Fifth Listing Is At 6141 Nutwood Circle
In The Dutch Haven Marinas. This Is An Expanded Two
Story 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Home With Approximately
2,650 Square Feet Of Living Space. It Sits On A
Quiet Interior Tract Cul-De-Sac Location. Amenities
Include: A Large Master Suite With A Separate Master
Bathroom, A Formal Dining Room, A Huge Bonus Room
With A Fireplace And French Doors Leading To The
Balcony. There Are Newer Windows And A Roof. Your
Bonus Is A 3 Car Attached Garage. The Asking Price
Has Been Reduced To Around $849,900.
The Sixth Listing Is At 17761 Still Harbor
Lane In The Dutch Haven Marinas. This Is A Completely
Renovated 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home With
Approximately 1,156 Square Feet Of Living Space.
There Is A Gorgeous New Swimming Pool In The Back
Yard. The Asking Price Is Around $1,100,000. It
Should Be Available To See Within The Next Couple Of
Weeks As The Final Touches Are Being Completed Now.
Currently There Are No Sales Pending Or Homes In
Escrow For The Entire Neighborhood.
There Are No Recent Sales Either.
However, A House In The Dutch Haven Marinas At
17711 Steiner Circle Was Just Leased. This Is A
4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Single Story Home On A
Cul-De-Sac Location. It Comes With Approximately
1,300 Square Feet Of Living Space With New Carpet
And Paint. There's Even A 2-Car Attached Garage.
The Lease Price Was Around $2,100 A Month And It
Leased For Around $2,100 A Month.
The Housing Market Has Become A Buyer's Market
Lately But If A House Is Priced Well In The Current
Market, Then It Sells Quickly. With The Interest
Rates Being Comparatively Low To Other Dates And
Lots Of Home Buyers Looking To Purchase Houses In
Our Neighborhood, It Makes This A Great Time To
Sell. If You Would Like To Receive A Complimentary
Market Evaluation, Please Let Me Know And I'll
Recommend 3 Of My Associates And You Can Get
An Idea On What Your Property Would Sell For In The
Current Real Estate Market.
If You Want To Keep Your House But Want To Move, I
Know Of A Property Manager Who Could Rent Your
House. Current Rent Values Are Ranging Anywhere
Between Around $2,000 A Month To Around $2,800 A
Month. Please E-Mail Me If You Would Like That
Property Manager's Contact Information.
If You're Looking For A Wonderful Notary, a
Handyman who does Many Household Things, Such as
Electrical Work, Fixing Heaters and Air
Conditioners, Plumbing, Painting, Rain Gutters, a
General Contractor who Specializes in Room Additions
plus Kitchen and Bathroom Remodels, a Custom Window
Installer, a Neighborhood Picture Framing Service, a
Gardener, a Landscaper, a Tree Trimming Service, a
Palm Tree Specialist, a Longaberger Gift and Home
Decor Consultant, a Mary Kay Cosmetic Neighborhood
Representative, an Artist who Paints Great Pictures,
a Custom Made Craft Cactus's Specialist, a Custom
Made Hand Painted Ceramic Pottery Specialist, a
Clothing Designer that Makes Custom T-Shirt Designs,
a Termite Company, a Cookie Lee Jewelry Sales
Representative, Public Relations Consultant, a
Writer, a Marketing Specialist, a Roofer who Repairs
and Installs New Roofs and Fixes Skylights, a
Computer Technician who Specializes in Installing,
Repairing, Networking and Trouble Shooting Computers,
a Title Representative, a Lender or a Carpet Cleaning
Service, Please Let Me Know, I Have a Handy List of
People that I Highly Recommend To Help You In These
Fields Of Specialty.
In This Newsletter I Would Like To Recognize
Kathleen Arch With Coastal Impressions. She Owns A
Small Business With An Emphasis On Coastal Interior
Designs, Home Decor, Photography And Etc. She
Currently Does The Photography For A Local
Huntington Beach/Sunset Beach Monthly Newsletter.
Her Photography And Shell Encrusted Creations Can Be
Seen Currently In Stores Like Gary's Island At
Fashion Island In Newport Beach, Cottage
Furnishings In Laguna Beach, The Cottage In Laguna
Beach And Most Recently, The Royal Hawaiian Hotel In
Oahu, Hawaii And Travule Island At The Fiji Islands.
For More Information, Please Call Kathleen At
(714)309-0755 Or Take A Look At Her Website Which
Is: www.coastal-impressions.com .
I Would Also Like To Recognize Susan Jung And So Nam
Jung Who Own VIP Cleaners In Huntington Beach In The
Stater Brothers Shopping Center At 7011 Warner Avenue
Suite #F. They Are Open Monday Through Friday From
7:00AM To 7:00PM And Saturdays From 7:00AM To 6:00PM.
They Have A Plant On Premise Which Offers Quality
Cleaning And Expert Alterations. Some Specials
Include: Comforter Cleaning For Around $9.95 (Down
Queen And King Are Extra) And They Have A New Dry
Cleaning Machine Which Is All Natural.
If You Have Any Questions, Come See Them Or Please
If Your Children Are In Kindergarten Through Sixth
Grade And They Need Tutoring, Please Call
Matt Brinkley At (714)841-1487. He Charges $20
Dollars An Hour And Does Excellent Work.
I Just Met Television Actor Don Rand From
"The Thorn Birds" And "The Young And The Restless".
He's The Owner Of Classy Collectibles At Old World
Village In Huntington Beach And Author Of A Great New
Cartoon Book On Fire Safety, "Rigby And Gem". Ask Him
To Autograph A Copy For You.
News Flash: "Water Infrastructure Upgrade"
If You're Wondering What's Happening, A Contractor
Told Me That They Are Upgrading The Infrastructure By
Putting A 30-Inch Water Transmission Line Inside The
Older Pipe. This Is Taking Place From Edwards And
Varsity To Varsity And Hallcroft. The Sidewalks
Should Be Reopened For Your Use In 4 Weeks.
Recently, I Talked With A Nice City Public Works
Employee Taking Samples Of Our Ground Water Near
Central Park. He Said They Take Samples Weekly From
Numerous Sites And Send The Drinking Water To A Lab
For Analysis. Our Drinking Water, Thanks In Part To
A Number Of Wells That We Have In Huntington Beach,
Is Very Good And Among The Best In Orange County,
According To The Sampler.
The Goldenwest Name Debate Settled! It's One Word.
An HB Independent Article On April 17, 1997 Talks
About A Copy Of The 1966 City Council Resolution
Officially Naming The Street "Goldenwest." That Ends
The Spirited Debate On How To Spell It.
Thank You So Much To Terry Tintle In Public Works
For Providing Me With That Information.
Now, Here's Some Community Happenings.
On Thursday, February 15th, 2007 The Coastal
Commission Held A Hearing In San Diego About
Parkside, LCPA (Local Program Coastal Amendment).
Here Is A Message From The President Of The Bolsa
Chica Land Trust About The Hearing:
Dear Bolsa Chica Supporters:
As The President Of The Bolsa Chica Land Trust, I
Would Like To Thank Each Of You Who Helped With The
Preparation For The Coastal Commission Meeting Or
Who Attended The Meeting. You May Think That The
Withdrawal Of The Parkside Application By The
Developer Was Not A Victory. I Want To Assure Each
Of You That It Certainly Was. As Of Wednesday, The
Land Trust Was Told That The Developer Had The Votes
To Get The Project Approved.
With Your Hard Work And Attendance At The Meeting,
The Developer Was Forced To Withdraw His Application
And Refile It With The Hope That It Will Come Before
The Commission Again In May. This Will Give Us Even
More Time To Either Defeat Or Reshape This Project
Into Something That We Can Support.
With Your Continued Support, We Will Prevail.
Thank You Again And Remember That We Have Just Begun
Gerald Chapnman, President Of The Bolsa Chica Land
This Previous Saturday, February 17th, 2007 At
Huntington Beach City Hall, The First Disaster And
Preparedness Class Took Place. People Learned What
Threats Huntington Beach Faces, How The City Is
Going To Respond In A Disaster And How You Can Get
Your Home, Family, Neighborhood, School And Or
Business Prepared To Respond To The Emergencies
And Special Presentations & Lessons Learned From
Hurricane Katrina And Terrorism Preparedness. About
165 People Attended. I Want To Thank Glorria
Morrison Who Is The Direct Of CERT (Community
Emergency Response Team) For Putting On This Very
This Saturday, February 24 And Sunday, February
25th From 11:00AM To Dusk Come To The Fifth Annual
Huntington Beach Kite Party At The Pier. This
Event Is Being Sponsored By Dave Shenkman Who Is The
Owner Of The Kite Connection. People From Germany,
Japan, Canada And All Around The United States Are
Going To Be There Flying Their Kites. This Event Was
Voted The Best Kiting Event In The United States
During Its Third Year.
Then On Saturday, March 17, 2007 At 7:00AM, The
7th Huntington Beach Beach Cruiser Meet Is Taking
Place At Pier Plaza. The Meet Is Open To All Beach
Cruising Vehicles Manufactured Through 1970. All
Station Wagons, Deliveries, Convertibles, VW
Transporters, Nomads, Woodies, Chevelles, Pick-Ups
And Other Stock Or Modified Beachcruisers Of The ERA
Are Welcome. The Registration Cost Is $25 Dollars In
Advance Or $30 Dollars After March 9th, 2007.
There Will Be Hourly Raffles With The Opportunity To
Win A Specially Made Dick Brewer Longboard.
More Information Please Call Tom At: (760)468-2115.
On Saturday, March 17, 2007 From 7:45AM To Noon At
Huntington Beach City Hall, 2000 Main Street
(@Yorktown) The Second Class Titled "Medical
Operations 1 And 2" Is Taking Place. You'll Learn
How To Use Basic First Aid, Bandaging And Splinting,
Start Triage, How To Asses The Injured And How To
Put Together A First Aid Kit. This Event Is Being
Sponsored By The Huntington Beach Fire Department,
Emergency Management And Homeland Security Office As
Well As CERT. For Further Information Or To
Register, Please Call (714)536-5974.
The Conference On Bolsa Chica, Sponsored By The
Western Alliance For Nature, The Amigos De Bolsa
Chica And The Bolsa Chica Land Trust Is Taking Place
On Saturday, March 24th And Sunday, March 25th, At
The Waterfront Hilton Hotel In Huntington Beach.
The Day One Conference Speakers Include: Lieutenant
Governor John Garamendi, State Senator Tom Harman,
Doctor Joy Zedler, Peter Douglas, Sam Schuchat,
Terri Stewars, Sara Wan, Huntington Beach City
Council Woman Debbie Cook, Former Huntington Beach
Mayor Shirley Dettloff, The President Of The
Huntington Beach Conference And Visitors Bureau Doug
Traub, Former Huntington Beach Mayor And Ecologist
Doctor Vic Leipzig, Steve Bone, Bob Hoffman, Jim
Trout And Amy Hooper. On Day Two There Are Going To
Be Specialized Tours Of The Bolsa Chica Wetlands
Featuring Birds, Fish, Native Plants, History,
Photography And The Ecology Of Coastal Saltwater
Wetlands. Pre-Registration Tickets Before
March 24th, 2007. Cost: $150 Dollars, Includes
Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner. A Special Dawn Guided
Bird Tour Costs $25 Dollars With A Tour Limit Of
20 Participants. Pre-Registration For March 25th
Tours Are $25 Dollars Per Tours. The Tours Are
Limited To 2O Participants Each. To Register On-Line
If You Have Any Additional Questions Please Call:
(714)840-1575 Or (714)846-1001.
The Shipley Nature Center At Central Park Native
Plant Sale continues throughout the planting season
(Oct-Mar). Come see the natives in action and share
your experiences in native gardening.
Shipley Restoration Day – Join us the first Saturday
of every month from 9:00am to noon when volunteers
come together to weed, water, plant, clear brush,
tend the compost and vermiculture bins, perform
building maintenance and do anything else needed to
keep Shipley Nature Center open to the public.
Mark your calendar for the Second Annual Spring
Festival on Saturday, April 28, 2007 from 09:00am
to 2:00pm. The day’s activities will begin at 9am
with a Continental Breakfast, a California Native
Plant Sale and the opening of the nature friendly
Information Fair. A wide variety of community
groups and businesses will be on hand to share
useful and informative materials.
At 10:30am Shipley volunteers will lead guided
tours through our California Native Plant Gardens
and describe the various plants that are located
there. Visitors can use the gardens to determine
what type of “drought tolerant” plants they can use
in their own yards to attract butterflies and
Entertainment will begin at 11:30am and will
continue until 1:30pm. At 11:30am Rainbow
Disposal will conduct a Recycling Program and
provide information of interest to all homeowners.
The day will wind up with a guided Habitat Tour
Through the nature center at 12:30pm. Visitors are
invited to explore Shipley’s Interpretive Center,
Nursery and the Compost/Vermiculture Center.
Shipley Nature Center is open for walking, birding
and enjoying the seasonal changes of nature. Become
a member of the Friends of Shipley Nature Center or
sign up to be a volunteer and help keep this
wonderful little corner of Huntington Beach
available to all.
The Impressive New Amphitheatre Has Been Completed
In Front Of The Interpretive Center. Thank You To
All Who Created It.
Open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00pm.
Free parking at the Shipley parking lot, 17829
Goldenwest near Talbert. Follow the path from the
parking lot into the park to the green Shipley
Nature Center gates. For further information go to
www.shipleynature.org or call the center at (714)
Thank You To Carol Williams Who Is The Office
Coordinator At Shipley Nature Center For Providing Me
With This Information.
The Huntington Beach Police Department Is Going To
Be Holding A Public Open House At City Hall, 2000
Main Street (@ Yorktown) On May 12th, 2007 Between
10:00AM And 2:00PM.
If You Need A Passport Or A Passport Photo, Come To
The City Clerk's Office On The Second Level Of
Huntington Beach City Hall At 2000 Main Street Near
Yorktown. Friendly and talented people will help you
get these tasks done in a convenient manner. So Far
Since July 2006 There Have Been 810 Passports Issued
In The Office. If You Have Any Questions Or Would
Like Further Information, Please Contact City Clerk
Joan Flynn At (714)536-5227 Or E-Mail Her At:
Thanks To Joan Flynn, Robin
Lugar, Patricia Albers, Patty Esparza, Kelly Mandic,
Renee Van Arsdale, Rebecca Ross And The Entire Staff
At The Clerk's Department For Making This Possible.
If You Would Like To Purchase A 2007 Beach Parking
Permit, They Are Now Available At Huntington Beach
City Hall, 2000 Main Street On The Fifth Floor At
The Community Services Desk From 8:00AM To 5:00PM,
Monday Through Friday, Except On Holidays Or At The
Beach Headquarters - 103 Pacific Coast Highway In
Huntington Beach. The Hours Are: Daily From 8:00AM
To 5:00PM, Except On Holidays. The Fees Go Down On A
Quarterly Basis. For Further Information, Please
Thank You To Jim Engle At The Community Services
Department For Providing That Information.
To Be A Sponsor In This Year's Huntington Beach 4th
Of July Parade Please Call Erik Gomez At:
(562)212-6907. There Are Several Exciting
Promotional Opportunities At The Largest Parade West
Of The Mississippi That Attracts More Than 200,000
Two New Stores Are Coming To Five Points Plaza At
Main Street And Beach Boulevard This Summer:
Aeropostle And Nine West. For More Information, Call
Maureen Sloan-James Who Is The Mall Manager At
(714) 841-0036 Or Log On To Her Website At
Help The Environment, Recycle Your Water Bottles And
Soda Cans By Taking Them To RE Planet Located At
Most Of The Huntington Beach Ralph's Grocery Stores.
You Can Earn 5 Cents For Stuff Smaller Than 24
Ounces And 10 Cents For Stuff Larger Than 24 Ounces.
What's Your Favorite Huntington Beach Restaurant?
Debbie Stock Has Created A Website:
Let Me Know And We Might Feature Your Choice On That
You Can Book Your Hotel Rooms Online Anywhere In Our
Do You Know Of Anyone That Is Looking To Buy, Sell
Or Rent A Property In Huntington Beach, Sunset Beach,
Surfside, Seal Beach, Rossmoor, Long Beach, Signal
Hill, Lakewood And Portions Of Central California,
Please Let Me Know.
If You Want To See What Other Local Properties Are On
The Market, Please Visit My Website At:
Thank You and Remember When You Think Of Real Estate
Please Think Chris MacDonald. I Have Grown Up And
Live In Our Neighborhood And I Have A Vested Interest
In The Property Values.
Chris MacDonald - (Your Friend and Neighbor)