Saturday, March 2, 2013

Surf City Lifestyles March 2013 Edition



The Louison Team's Surf City Lifestyles Newsletter Features What's Happening In Huntington Beach. 
Fun Events You'll Want To Attend, Plus Each Issue Has A Poem, Trivia Contest, Recipe and much more...

Surf City Lifestyles - March 2013 Edition

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This Issue Features Some Huntington Beach Charity Events, Including The Huntington Beach Host Lions Club's Crabfest 2013.

Provided By The  Louison Team, The Surf City Kahunas of Real Estate. 
Professional Real Estate Consultants and Realtors at Realty One Group Inc,

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Raymond & Stephanie Louison | Realty One Group, Inc. | (714) 925-5361
9687 Azalea Cir, Fountain Valley, CA
Wonderful Home In A Great Neighborhood
4BR/2BA Single Family House
offered at $499,999
Year Built 1965
Sq Footage 1,409
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial
Floors Unspecified
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size 7,204 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month

DESCRIPTION

Nicely updated 4 bedroom single-story home located in a quiet, tree-lined cul-de-sac. Extra Large backyard with beautiful landscaping, private patio, grass Lawn and XL Tuff Shed. Great pride of ownership neighborhood with distinguished award winning schools. Regular Sale! Turnkey!

see additional photos below
PROPERTY FEATURES

- Breakfast nook - Dining room - Living room
- Master bath - Dishwasher - Garbage disposal
- Stove/Oven - Balcony, Deck, or Patio - Fenced yard
- Lawn - Sprinkler system - Yard
- Air conditioning - Ceiling fans - Central A/C
- Central heat - Double pane windows - Cable-ready
- Wired - Garage - Attached - Off-street parking
- On-street parking - RV parking - Fireplace
- Granite countertop - Hardwood floor

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS


Photo 1
Contact info:
Raymond & Stephanie Louison
Realty One Group, Inc.
(714) 925-5361
For sale by agent/broker

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Posted: Aug 22, 2012, 11:14am PDT

Tuesday, December 27, 2011



The January 2012 Issue of "Surf City Lifestyles" is now available! This newsletter is designed to keep you well-informed about what’s happening in Huntington Beach.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Surf City Lifestyles - December 2011 Edition



This newsletter is designed to keep you well-informed about what’s happening in Huntington Beach. The Louison Team, AKA The Surf City Kahunas of Real Estate, publishes this monthly newsletter. It is designed to keep you well informed! Fun Local events and entertainment! Charity Fundraisers! Business Networking Events! Surfing Contest! Concerts! Plus much more! Please feel free to forward our newsletter to your friends, family and neighbors. We hope you enjoy reading our newsletter!

This article was provided to you by the Surf City Kahunas of Real Estate:

The Louison Team, Raymond and Stephanie Louison
714-925-5361 or 714-307-2934
http://www.soldonhb.com
Realty One Group - Huntington Beach Office - 01270836 & 01229689
All information deemed reliable, however not guaranteed!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Surf City Lions Celebrity Business Mixer


is coming up on Sept 30th at Endless Food and Fun,7227 Edinger Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647. From 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Cost $10 per person. Proceeds Will Benefit Lions Charities. Lions Serve! Check out the photo flier for more details!

Friday, August 26, 2011

New California Law imposes a New Annual $150 "Fire Prevention Fee"


The State of California will soon start collecting an annual “fire prevention fee” from property owners in wildland areas where the state has responsibility for providing fire protection. A fee of one hundred fifty dollars ($150) will be charged on each structure intended for human habitation in this State Responsibility Area (“SRA”), commencing with the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
The $150 fire prevention fee is not a “per parcel” charge, but is to be levied on each habitable structure on the parcel. For example, a parcel containing one habitable structure would be charged $150, while a parcel with three habitable structures would be charged three times that amount, or $450 each year.
Approximately 850,000 property owners will be affected by the new fee, which affects 56 of the State’s 58 counties. The Board of Equalization will collect the fee from property owners identified in the SRA by the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (“CalFire”).
Not a “firefighting fee”
The new law, based on Assembly Bill X1 29, is very clear about the fee’s intended purpose. The moneys collected will create an “SRA Fire Prevention Fund”, which will be used for specified “fire prevention” activities that will benefit the owners within the SRA who are required to pay the fee. The bill does not earmark any portion of the fee for firefighting services.
FANHD already discloses when a property is within the SRA. With this new levy, our report now also includes a special “State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fee Disclosure”.
The new disclosure is in the Tax Report section of FANHD's combined report packages. It explicitly notifies the buyer whether the property is subject to the annual $150 fire prevention fee per habitable structure as determined by the State.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Surf City Lifestyles - August 2011 Edition



This is not your usual Real Estate Newsletter! This newsletter has 5 to 10 pages of current events, a trivia contest, Poem of the month, Plus lots of useful information to help you create a fantastic Surf City Lifestyle!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Surf City Lifestyles - July 2011 Edition




A monthly Huntington Beach newsletter with current events for the month of July 2011.

This newletter was provided to you by the Surf City Kahunas of Real Estate:

The Louison Team, Raymond and Stephanie Louison
714-925-5361 or 714-307-2934
http://www.soldonhb.com
Realty One Group - Huntington Beach Office - 01270836 & 01229689
All information deemed reliable, however not guaranteed!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Senate Bill 183 - Requires that carbon monoxide (CO) detectors be installed in most single-family homes!

Beginning January 1, 2011 - This bill requires that a carbon monoxide device be installed in existing dwellings intended for human occupancy that have a fossil fuel burning appliance, fireplace, or an attached garage, provides that the exclusive remedy for failure to install a device is actual damages not to exceed $100, exclusive of any court costs and attorney's fees, revises the statutory Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement to require the seller of a one-to-four residential property or manufactured home to make certain disclosures regarding carbon monoxide devices, smoke detectors, and water heaters, and requires the owner of a rental dwelling unit to maintain carbon monoxide devices in the unit.



This article was provided to you by the Surf City Kahunas of Real Estate:

The Louison Team, Raymond and Stephanie Louison
714-925-5361 or 714-307-2934
http://www.soldonhb.com
Realty One Group - Huntington Beach Office - 01270836 & 01229689
All information deemed reliable, however not guaranteed!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Louison Team's Surf City Lifestyles Newsletter - March 2011



The Louison Team's Surf City Lifestyles Newsletter is published to inform you about the wonderful activities taking place in and around Huntington Beach, California.
We hope you enjoy it and share it with your friends and family.

All information is deemed reliable, however not guaranteed!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Surf City Lifestyles Newsletter - January 2011




This article was provided to you by the Surf City Kahunas of Real Estate:

The Louison Team, Raymond and Stephanie Louison
714-925-5361 or 714-307-2934
http://www.soldonhb.com
Altera Real Estate - Huntington Beach Office
All information deemed reliable, however not guaranteed!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Surf City Lifestyles Newsletter - November 2010





This Newsletter was provided to you by the Surf City Kahunas of Real Estate:

The Louison Team, Raymond and Stephanie Louison
714-925-5361 or 714-307-2934
Website: http://www.soldonhb.com
Lifesytles Website: www.SurfCityKahuna.com
Altera Real Estate - Huntington Beach Office
All information deemed reliable, however not guaranteed!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Orange County Housing Report: A Great Time to Be a Buyer

Values have dropped, rates are low, and it’s a buyer’s market. If you are a buyer, what are you waiting for?

Buyer’s Market: Buyer’s should not wait for a seller’s market to purchase.
Markets go up and markets go down. Isn’t it odd that buyers rush to purchase when the market is climbing in fear that they will be left behind. They enter a market where there is tremendous competition and, often, they feel rushed to settle on a home that may not fulfill their wish list. Yet, as markets climb, affordability drops until it finally reaches a point where demand drops, cooling price appreciation. The current market is completely different. It’s a buyer’s market where values have already dropped over 30%. Affordability has been restored and interest rates are at all time lows. Current interest rates improve home affordability dramatically. The historically record low rates translate to the lowest possible monthly payments. Unfortunately, buyers just don’t shop based upon the monthly payment. Too much emphasis is paid on the purchase price and not enough on payments. People shop for cars based upon the monthly payment. Why not homes? As new homeowners mail off their monthly mortgage payment, wouldn’t they rather pay a few hundred dollars less? How about $1,000 less? Cashing in on today’s rock bottom interest rates saves anywhere from hundreds of dollars to over a thousand dollars per month, depending upon how high interest rates will climb. As the market improves interest rates WILL GO UP. This is the absolute best time to purchase, during a buyer’s market. The buyer’s market will not be around forever.

Market Changes: The real estate market will move along its normal cyclical pattern, but don’t expect abnormal changes.
I am often asked where I think the market is going from here. Regardless of what you hear or read in the news, the market is not going to drop off a cliff or skyrocket anytime soon. What you see is what you get, a lot more of the same. For the coming years, the real estate market is not going to change much at all. As a buyer, holding out for another 10% drop is not wise. Values have already dropped over 30% and today’s affordability has propped up demand, keeping values stable. Likewise, for sellers that need to sell and are waiting for real price appreciation, they may have to wait a few years. Boring is the new normal. The market will slow during the Holiday market, from Halloween through the first few weeks of the New Year. It will pick up in the Spring, cyclically the best demand of the year. Then it will cool a bit during the summer. There are no more surprises. It will take a few years to exhaust the infamous “shadow inventory” of homeowners in default. The market has already been slowly working its way through the shadows already. As a buyer or seller, expect more of the same. It really is what you see is what you get.

Copyright 2010 - Steven Thomas, Altera Real Estate - All Rights Reserved. This report may not be reproduced in whole or part without express written permission by author.

This article was provided to you by the Surf City Kahunas of Real Estate:

The Louison Team, Raymond and Stephanie Louison
714-925-5361 or 714-307-2934
http://www.soldonhb.com
Altera Real Estate - Huntington Beach Office
All information deemed reliable, however not guaranteed!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Surf City Lifestyles Newsletter - October 2010



The October 2010 Issue of our "Surf City Lifestyles" Newsletter is now available. This newsletter is designed to keep you well informed about what’s happening in Huntington Beach. Includes Current Local Events, A Poem, A Recipe, A Trivia Contest, and much more...

This Surf City Lifestyles Newsletter was provided to you by the Surf City Kahunas of Real Estate:

The Louison Team
Raymond and Stephanie Louison
714-925-5361 or 714-307-2934
http://www.soldonhb.com

Altera Real Estate - Huntington Beach Office

All information deemed reliable, however not guaranteed!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Surf City Lifestyles Newsletter - September 2010



This Surf City Lifestyles Tidbit was provided to you by the Surf City Guru and the Surf City Kahunas of Real Estate:

The Louison Team
Raymond and Stephanie Louison
714-925-5361 or 714-307-2934
http://www.soldonhb.com

Altera Real Estate - Huntington Beach Office

All information deemed reliable, however not guaranteed!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

For Sale: 4BR/2+1BA Single Family House in Huntington Beach, CA, $749,999




For Sale: 4BR/2+1BA Single Family House in Huntington Beach, CA, $749,999

Nicely Remodeled Pool Home! Wonderful Tropical Landscaping w/Automatic Sprinkler system, Large Pool and Spa. Inside Has Gorgeous Hardwood Flooring, Crown Moldings, Textured Ceilings, Designer Paint etc... Recently Remodeled Kitchen With Top Quality Appliances, Cabinets And Bull Nosed Countertops with Matching Backsplashes… Upgraded French Double-Payne Windows and the list goes on and on…
More Photos at www.SoldOnHB.com

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The August 2010 Issue of our "Surf City Lifestyles" Newsletter is now available.




This Surf City Lifestyles Newsletter was provided to you by the Surf City Kahunas of Real Estate: The Louison Team

Raymond and Stephanie Louison
714-925-5361 or 714-307-2934
http://www.soldonhb.com

Altera Real Estate - Huntington Beach Office

All information deemed reliable, however not guaranteed!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Huntington Beach Lodge #380 - Annual Deep Pit Barbeque



Tickets are now on sale for this fun and tasty event.

The Huntington Beach Masonic Lodge has a huge deep-pit barbeque that is filled with delicious seasoned pork and beef roast wrapped in cheese cloth, then burlap. The meats are slowly cooked overnight and then transported down the block to the park just in time for the BBQ. This event is designed for the entire family.

The cost is only $10 per person for all you can eat or until the food runs out. Other included items: roasted garlic bread, potato and macaroni salads, watermelon, ice tea, lemonade and coffee. Leftovers are usually sold by the pound towards the end of the event.

Members of Eastern Star, Demoley and Job’s Daughters usually sell homemade crafts, deserts, and sodas.

DJ and Live music, games and entertainment provided. Plus The El Bekal Shrine Clowns and Steel Drum Band will be performing.

You don't have to be a member to attend, everyone is welcomed!

Please let Raymond know if you want pre-purchase tickets or directions to this great Masonic Family Event being held on Sunday, August 1, 2010. Meal tickets also on sale during the BBQ. For more information please contact: RAYMOND_LOUISON@yahoo.com

This Surf City Lifestyles Tidbit was provided to you by the Surf City Guru and the Surf City Kahunas of Real Estate:

The Louison Team
Raymond and Stephanie Louison
714-925-5361 or 714-307-2934
http://www.soldonhb.com

Altera Real Estate - Huntington Beach Office

All information deemed reliable, however not guaranteed!

Paws For The Cause - Fountain Vally 5 K



Let's do something fun and make a difference in our community while we are doing it!
Together, we can do so much more!

There are several avenues and levels of participation available to you. From signing up to participate with or without a dog, to seeing how your company could benefit with one of the great Sponsorship Opportunities, having a 10'x10' booth, giving gift certificates, merchandise, or services to simple cash donations.

Your participation helps Paws for Cause accomplish 4 of our major goals:
1. Bring hope, love and encouragement to challenging circumstances such as disadvantaged kids, seniors, homeless, shut-ins and disaster victims.
2. To provide thousands of stuffed animals to hospitalized, special needs and less fortunate children.
3. Hosting mobile food outreaches in poverty-stricken areas of Orange County several times a week. The Chili-Mobile (mobile food pantry) provides hot meals, beverages, and bread to thousands of at risk people. The Chili-Mobile events also provide these homeless and low income families to interact and receive encouragement from the therapy dog teams.
4. Holding workshops to help attendees (management, volunteers, employees, nurses, pastors, counselors, etc.) develop confidence and skills needed to be an encouragement to individuals and families facing challenging circumstances in hospitals, children's hospitals and senior homes.

If you or your organization is able to participate either as a sponsor or runner, please go to
www.pawsforcauseoc.org and register or give us a call to discuss the details at (714) 845-8492.

Thank you for making a difference!
From Your Friends at The Waterfront Beach Resort.

Contact Information
Phone: (714) 845-8492


The Louison Team
Raymond and Stephanie Louison
714-925-5361 or 714-307-2934
http://www.soldonhb.com

Altera Real Estate - Huntington Beach Office

All information deemed reliable, however not guaranteed!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What's Happening In Huntington Beach July 2009

The Louison Team's Surf City Lifestyles Newsletter with with What's Happening In Huntington Beach in July 2009




You can also find a link to our monthly newsletter Surf City Lifesytles Website: www.SurfCityKahuna.com

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Huntington Beach Lodge #380 F.&A.M. Annual Deep Pit Barbeque




Tickets are now on sale for this fun and tasty event. Our lodge has a deep-pit barbeque that is filled with delicious seasoned pork and beef roast wrapped in cheese cloth, then burlap. The meats are slowly cooked overnight and then transported down the block to the park just in time for the BBQ. This event is designed for the entire family. The cost is only $10 per person for all you can eat or until the food runs out. Other included items: roasted garlic bread, potato and macaroni salads, watermelon, ice tea, lemonade and coffee. Leftovers are usually sold by the pound towards the end of the event. Members of Eastern Star, Demoley and Job’s Daughters usually sell homemade crafts, deserts, and sodas. DJ and Live music, games and entertainment provided.
The El Bekal Shrine Clowns and Steel Drum Band will be performing too. Please let me know if you want tickets and directions to this great Masonic Family Event being held on Sunday, August 2, 2009. Contact: RAYMOND_LOUISON@yahoo.com






This Surf City Lifestyles Tidbit was provided to you by the Surf City Guru and the Surf City Kahunas of Real Estate:

The Louison Team
Raymond and Stephanie Louison
714-925-5361 or 714-307-2934
http://www.soldonhb.com

Altera Real Estate - Huntington Beach Office

All information deemed reliable, however not guaranteed!

Friday, May 29, 2009

2009 A.C.S. Relay for Life of Huntington Beach


Description: Participate in the fight against cancer by forming a team and soliciting sponsors to support your efforts. In this 24 hour relay, each team is tasked with having someone on the track at all times. Teams can dress up in themed costumes, and a festive atmosphere lends to the event, which will include picnicking, tent camping, silent auctions and great entertainment.
Event Dates: June 13th and 14th.
Schedule of events: Opening Ceremony - 10:00 AM
Survivor Walk (lap) - 11:00 AM, Luminaria Ceremony - 9:00 PM,
Closing Ceremony - 10:00 AM on Sunday the 14th.
Cost: $150 per team.
Tel: 714-231-4623.
E-Mail: info@thelocalhb.com
Location: Central Park, 6741 Central Park Drive (near Alice's in the Park).

The Huntington Beach Host Lions Club and Surf City Lions Branch Club will be serving Italian Ice on Saturday afternoon and cooking a nice pancake breakfast for participants on Sunday morning starting at about 7:00 AM.

This Surf City Lifestyles Tidbit was provided to you by the Surf City Guru and the Surf City Kahunas of Real Estate:

The Louison Team
Raymond and Stephanie Louison
714-925-5361 or 714-307-2934
http://www.soldonhb.com

Altera Real Estate - Huntington Beach Office

All information deemed reliable, however not guaranteed!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Kentucky Derby Day to benefit the Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach


Description: The Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach is hosting a fundraiser to benefit children with disabilities that ride at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center. A local nonprofit organization that relies upon donations for their support. Come enjoy a great barbeque dinner, music by "The Emperors", silent and live auction, riding demonstrations, hat contest and more!
Tickets must be purchased by April 28th.

Event Date: May 2, 2009
Tel.: 714 848-0966.
Time: 2:00 to 7:00 PM.
Cost: $30.00 for adults; $5.00 under 10 years old.
Website: http://www.trchb.org
Location: Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, 18381 Goldenwest Street.

This Surf City Lifestyles Tidbit was provided to you by the Surf City Guru and the Surf City Kahunas of Real Estate:

The Louison Team
Raymond and Stephanie Louison
714-925-5361 or 714-307-2934
http://www.soldonhb.com
http://www.surfcitykahuna.com
Altera Real Estate - Huntington Beach Office

All information deemed reliable, however not guaranteed!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Huntington Beach Host Lions Club's Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast


The Huntington Beach Host Lions Club’s Annual Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast is coming up on Saturday, May 9, 2009. This all you can eat breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. A very affordable way to show your mom how much you care! Just $4 per person! Children under age 7 eat for free…. Free flower for mom! This is a fun outdoor picnic style breakfast with all proceeds benefiting Lions Charities! For advance ticket purchases, please contact Raymond Louison at LionKingRaymond@gmail.com

Lions Serve is our motto!

Come see how we serve pancakes in the park! Serving Time: 7:00 to 11:00 AM.
Location: Lake Park Picnic Area, Corner of 12th and Lake St. in Huntington Beach

Monday, March 16, 2009

Green Wave Energy Corporation's - New Wind Turbine

Green Wave Wind Turbine

Here is a photo of the New Wind Turbine that is now being sold by the Green Wave Energy Corp. The cover has been removed for illustration purposes. This is a new technology that is much more affordable then most other electricity generators. This wind turbine can be placed on any tall building or hill top where wind of at least 10 MPH is common. This wind turbine can withstand hurricane force winds and will continue to produce electricity. The stronger the wind blows the more power this unit produces. They come in a variety of sizes to fit your power producing needs.

For more information please visit http://www.GWEConline.com
Also feel free to contact Raymond Louison for more details.

Huntington Beach Free Easter Egg Hunt 2009

2009 HB Easter Egg Hunt

Come on out to the Free Easter Egg Hunt sponsered by Altera Real Estate. Free Face Painting, Drawings, Fire Department and Police Demonstrations, Child ID Program and more...

This Surf City Lifestyles Tidbit was provided to you by the Surf City Guru and the Surf City Kahunas of Real Estate:

The Louison Team
Raymond and Stephanie Louison
714-925-5361 or 714-307-2934
http://www.soldonhb.com

Altera Real Estate - Huntington Beach Office

All information deemed reliable, however not guaranteed!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Huntington Beach Relay For Life Kick Off Party


Description: The American Cancer Society is holding its Kickoff Party for the “17th Annual Relay For Life” of Huntington Beach! Complimentary appetizers will be served, a cash bar will be available and guest speakers will inform and entertain attendees. Relay For Life celebrates cancer survivors; remembering and honoring family and friends whom we’ve lost; and supporting the ongoing life-saving mission of the American Cancer Society which is our Country’s single largest donator to cancer research, treatment and services. Parking is discounted to $5, if you tell them you are there for the Relay.
Time: 6:30 to 10:00 PM.
Cost: The event if free to attend.
Tel.: 714-231-4623.
Website: www.relayforlifehb.com
Location: Hilton Waterfront Resort and Spa, 21100 Pacific Coast Highway.

This Surf City Lifestyles Tidbit was provided to you by the Surf City Guru and the Surf City Kahunas of Real Estate:

The Louison Team
Raymond and Stephanie Louison
714-925-5361 or 714-307-2934
http://www.soldonhb.com

Altera Real Estate - Huntington Beach Office

All information deemed reliable, however not guaranteed!

Huntington Beach Host Lions Club's Crabfest 2009

HB Host Lions Club Crabfest 2009

This all you can eat Crabfest fundraising event is usually a hit with everyone. To be held this year in the large beer hall at Old World German Village Restaurant. Proceeds help support various charities supported by the H.B. Host Lions Club. The public is invited to participate. Fun for all ages!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Huntington Beach Is Home To
Poverello Coffee



Poverello Coffee is a gourmet coffee roaster dedicated to the success and happiness of their customers. They do this by artisan-roasting the highest quality specialty coffees from around the world. They roast the coffee when you order, thereby ensuring the freshest and most flavorful coffee experience.

Paverello Coffees are great promotional products and great client appreciation gifts. In fundraising activities they strive for transparency, meaning you keep the money you raise and only pay them your cost for the coffee. For special events, promotions, and gift giving, they work with you to select the right coffee and packaging with custom labels to provide your clients, friends and customers with a memorable coffee experience. With each sip they will remember you fondly!

Flavored Coffees:
Blueberry Crumble: A delightful blend of blueberry and cinnamon.
Chocolate Raspberry Comfort: A mild coffee to enjoy with your favorite book.
Chocolate Seduction: A medium roasted coffee with a blend of chocolate flavors.
French Vanilla Valley: A smooth, creamy French vanilla flavored coffee.
Hawaiian Hazelnut Happiness: A tasty blend of toasted hazelnut and macadamia nut flavorings.
Hazelnut Heaven: A toasted hazelnut flavored blend that make this coffee enjoyable anytime.
Irish Crème: A medium roasted coffee with a luscious crème blend and an Irish kick makes this a delightful coffee treat.
Jamaican Me Crazy: A medium roasted coffee with an island blend of Kahlua, caramel, and vanilla.
Mistletoe Mocha: Just right for those days when you want to relax!
Pumpkin Spice: Cinnamon, pumpkin, and holiday spices.
Vanilla Macadamia Nut: a medium roasted coffee with a mix of French Vanilla and Macadamia Nut with just a hint of crème.

Photo of Mark Piva and Erika or Erika's Catering in HB.




Poverello Coffee is owned and operated by Mark Piva. Mark loves to volunteer and serve the community as an ambassador for the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce. His business model revolves around helping others. http://www.poverellocoffee.com/

Many Home Buyers Need Higher Loan Limits, Upper-End Stalled


WASHINGTON (January 15, 2009) – The drop in mortgage loan limits for conventional financing at the end of 2008 is hurting home sales and trade-up activity in higher price ranges across the country, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
The latest existing-home sales data shows transactions under $400,000 are 3 percent below a year ago. However, sales of homes priced at $750,000 or more have declined a whopping 47 percent.
Outside of FHA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, mortgages that do not have government backing are still experiencing a credit crunch. Buyers who need jumbo mortgages must pay interest rates that are nearly 2 percentage points higher than conventional financing; as a result, the high-end market is not moving.
Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said restoring higher mortgage loan limits is critical to this part of the market. “Buyers in higher price ranges are at a severe disadvantage because they have to pay higher interest rates,” he said. “Lower loan limits are having a pronounced impact on trade-up activity at the upper end of the market, which depends more on large downpayments to keep mortgage amounts below the maximums for conventional financing.”
While homes above $750,000 are considered luxurious in many areas, they are modestly sized homes in the midprice ranges of many high-cost markets. “However, the lower mortgage limits for conventional loans mean upper middle-class home buyers in much of the country, including many areas in the Midwest and South, also have to pay higher interest rates,” Yun said. “As a result, we are seeing a universal stalling of sales in higher price ranges across the country.”
To illustrate in dollar terms, if mortgage limits are permanently raised to $729,750, the maximum limit that expired at the end of December, the mortgage payment on such a loan would drop by $942 per month by lowering interest rates 2 percentage points. Over the life of a 30-year loan, the homeowner would save $338,000.
NAR President Charles McMillan, a broker with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Dallas-Fort Worth, said all consumers should have access to today’s historically low mortgage interest rates. “It’s only fair that all hard-working, tax-paying, successful people who want to purchase a home have equal access to low interest rates regardless of where they live or where they want to buy,” he said.
“Every segment of the housing market needs a turnaround to spark an overall housing recovery, which will help the economy to begin to recover,” McMillan said.
The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.2 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. © Copyright NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS®

Friday, January 9, 2009

The Surf City USA Centenial Celebration Rose Parade Float



This Vidio is compliments of our friend Victoria Alberty publisher of TheLocalHB.com







Parade float footage compliments of the City of H.B.

The City of Huntington Beach and its Centennial Celebration were well represented by the spectacular “Surf City USA” Float in the 2009 Tournament of Roses® Parade. The float, measuring 55 feet long and 30 feet high and featuring a family barbequing on a surfboard, won the prestigious Mayor’s Award, representing the Most Outstanding City Entry.

The “Surf City USA” float embodied the essence of living in Huntington Beach featuring family, ocean life and even the famous Huntington Beach pier. Singing and dancing along with the float to the tune of “Surf City” by Jan and Dean were 38 members of Huntington Beach High School’s APA program.
Millions of spectators around the world enjoyed the beautiful pageantry and magnificent floats of the 120th Tournament of Roses® Parade, themed “Hats off to Entertainment”, and the City of Huntington Beach is proud to be a part of such a great tradition.

Tournament of Roses® Parade History
The Tournament of Roses® has come a long way since its early days. The first Tournament of Roses® was staged in 1890 by members of Pasadena's Valley Hunt Club, former residents of the East and Midwest eager to showcase their new home's mild winter weather. During the next few years, the festival expanded to include marching bands and motorized floats. The games on the town lot (which was re-named Tournament Park in 1900) included ostrich races, bronco busting demonstrations and a race between a camel and an elephant (the elephant won). Reviewing stands were built along the Parade route, and Eastern newspapers began to take notice of the event.
In 1895, the Tournament of Roses® Association was formed to take charge of the festival, which had grown too large for the Valley Hunt Club to handle. The Parade’s elaborate floats now feature high-tech computerized animation and exotic natural materials from around the world. Although a few floats are still built exclusively by volunteers from their sponsoring communities, most are built by professional float building companies and take nearly a year to construct. The year-long effort pays off on New Year's morning, when millions of viewers around the world enjoy the Parade.

Surf City USA Float Riders
Over 500 residents entered a drawing to ride on Huntington Beach’s first float in the 2009 Tournament of Roses® Parade. The lucky winners, chosen at the city council meeting on October 6th , were a very special part of the city’s Centennial kickoff on New Year’s Day riding the spectacular “Surf City USA” Float.

Patricia Pashich has been living in Huntington Beach since 1992 and grew up just off the Rose Parade route.

Kenneth Bauer works for OCTA and has been a Huntington Beach resident for over 35 years.

Anita Jones, a 20 year resident, attended Huntington Beach High School and owns her own local accounting and marketing business.

Debbie DeBow has been working for the City of Huntington Beach in the Public Works department for almost 17 years.

Catherine Wippler is the junior lifeguard representative and has lived in Huntington Beach her whole life.

Araceli Arizmendi is a Youth Character Award recipient and attends Oceanview High School.

The residents were joined on the float with Mayor elect Keith Bohr and the 2008 Miss Huntington Beach Cayce Crowder.

Volunteers made the float spectacular
The City of Huntington Beach would like to thank the hundreds of volunteers who helped with float decoration during December at the Huntington Beach Art Center and at Festival Artists in Azusa. Every flower cut and bean glued helped to make the Surf City, USA float spectacular!

Volunteers decorated the float in Azusa and many more groups and residents did dry preparation at the Huntington Beach Art Center including the 4H club, girl scouts, and the Shore Break Hotel.
Dry preparation included cutting petals off statice flowers, chopping dried papaya and gluing materials on to the starfish and coral featured on the float. Other materials decorating the float include black seaweed, green moss and red carnations.
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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Surf City Splash 2009 Vidio



Heres a nice vidio of the 2009 Surf City Splash. Compliments of Victoria Alberty at Thelocalhb.com

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Have Your Thanksgiving Feast Created by Erika's Catering Company of Huntington Beach


Why Cook This Thanksgiving?
Give Erika’s Catering Company A Call! Erika offers delicious fully-prepared holiday meals delivered to your home or office. If you want to impress your holiday guests or employees this year, give Erika a call today at: 714-596-3797. Website: www.ErikasCatering.com Serving the Huntington Beach Area.

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Four Seasons Boutique



Description: A fundraising Holiday Boutique featuring upscale home decor items, holiday paper products, children's toys. All major holiday themes. Deeply discounted prices.  Up to 90% off.  Gift wrapping services available. Benefiting Canine Companions for Independence.
Sponsored by the H.B. Host Lions Club.
Dates: November 22-23, 2008
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Tel.: 714-349-7706  (ask for Lee Love)
Location: Villa Pacific Community Clubhouse, 9933 Villa Pacific Dr.  


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Orange County Multi Chamber Mixer


Description: Join 14 chambers, including Huntington Beach, for this large mixer.  Come out and  mingle with fellow local business people. 
Date: November 12, 2008
Time: 5:30 PM.
Tel. 949-727-0555.  
Location:  Dave & Busters, Irvine Spectrum, 71 Fortune Dr., Suite #960. 

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Play - Lady Pirates of Caribbean


Description: Sister Benedict enlists the help of lawless lady pirates saving the lives of orphan children whose gold doubloons sent by the Queen are stolen. Pirate Esmerelda pledges to recover the gold and save the day.
Dates: November 11-23,2008
Tel.: 714-375-0696.
Location: Huntington Beach Central Library Theatre, 7111 Talbert Ave.

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Altera Real Estate aflliates with LeadingRE

Stephanie and I are proud to announce that effective October 1, 2008 Altera Real Estate, formerly RE/MAX Real Estate Services, became an affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®(LeadingRE).

LeadingRE is the largest network of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerage firms in the residential sector of real estate. There are nearly 700 firms affiliated with LeadingRE who are represented by 5,500 offices and 170,000 associates in 38 countries worldwide. With $370 billion in sales, it does more real estate business than any other franchise in the world.

While our company name may have changed, we would like to assure you that our commitment to serve our clients with professional expertise in residential real estate, and global relocation remains unchanged. You can trust that your referrals will always be handled with professionalism, integrity and a strong work ethic.

As Altera Real Estate associates we promise you that your referred friends, family and clients will benefit from the resources of the LeadingRE family of companies, with the added value of working with a local, family owned company with a tradition of integrity, hard work and innovation that has stood the test of time for nearly a quarter of a century.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Pacific Islander Festival


Description: Featuring the cultural traditions, performances and the arts of the Pacific Islands: Hawaii, Sāmoa, Tonga, Tahiti, Aoteroa (Polynesia), Guam, Northern Marianas, Marshall Islands (Micronesia), Fiji (Melanesia). Presenting Island Villages with cultural demonstrations” live hand-on arts projects” coconut and pandanus plaiting (weaving), lei making, tapa making and designing, drumming, chants, music, story-telling, cultural artifact exhibits, traditional protocol and island ceremony along with authentic island performance on center stage: chants, songs, music, dances, traditional costumes and accessories of the Pacific Islands. Enjoy the foodways and cuisines of the Pacific served throughout this weekend inter-generation family gathering.

Dates: September 20th & 21st
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Cost: Free
Location: H.B. Central Park,7111 Talbert, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

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Surf City USA - Green Expo


Description: The Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce and the city of Huntington Beach Economic Development Department will sponsor the first Green Expo, “It’s Easy to be Green in Huntington Beach.”
Date: September 20, 2008Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: free admission
Tel.: 714-536-8888 (For vendor opportunities ask for Joyce or Perry!)
Location: 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA

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Surf City USA - Taste of New Zealand


Description: 2nd Annual event in downtown Huntington Beach features themed foods and entertainment from New Zealand.
Cost: Free admission
Date: September 20, 2008
Time: Daily
Contact: (714) 536-5542

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Surf City's 11th Annual O.C.S.P.C.A.'s Walk for the Animals


Description: Over 400 animal lovers and dogs for a morning of fun at the 11th Annual Walk for the Animals to benefit the Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Registration begins at 7:30 AM and the 2K/5K walk starts at 9:00 AM. Collect pledges and win prizes while raising funds to support our programs which directly benefit the animals. Activities following the walk include, entertainment by Disc Dogs in Southern California, dog contests, dozens of sponsors and vendor booths, a silent auction, Pick Your Prize drawing and many fantastic door prizes! Low cost AVID micro-chipping will also be available. The OC SPCA is a non-profit organization and depends on donations and events such as these. All funds raised from the walk help support the organization’s programs including veterinary care for sick and injured animals, subsidized spay/neuter, feral cat rescue, cruelty prevention through humane education in the classroom and pet-assisted therapy. Well-mannered dogs, on leashes, are welcomed to attend. No puppies under six months please!


Registration: $20.00 by September 6th and $25.00 thereafter. Kids under 12 are free. (Teams of five or more pay $15.00 each if pre-registered by September 6th.)

Date: September 14, 2008
Time: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Tel.: 714- 374-7738,
e-mail: ocspca@verizon.net
website: www.orangecountyspca.org
Location: H.B. Central Park East,7111 Talbert Ave.


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Senior Saturday in Huntington Beach


Description: All seniors are invited to this fun event consisting of live music and over 70 sponsor booths with information, products and services. The event is hosted by The Huntington Beach Council on Aging. If possible, take advantage of the free shuttle service running from City Hall and Rodgers Seniors Center directly to the festival.
Date: September 13, 2008
Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00
Cost: Breakfast and lunch available at $2
Tel.: (714) 536-9387
Location: Pier Plaza, Pacific Coast Highway at Main St., Huntington Beach, CA.

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H.B. High School Pep Club Classic Car & Motorcycle Show 2008


Description: Huntington Beach High School's Pepster Cheer Club will hold their 2nd annual car and motorcycle show. There will be a raffle, music and food. To enter a car or motorcycle into the show, please visit the Pepster's website for more information. All proceeds benefit the HBHS Cheer Program.
Date: September 13, 2008
Times: Car entry is at 7:00 AM, gates open at 9:00 AM
Cost: Admission is free.
Website: www.hbhspepsters.com
Location: HB High School, 1905 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA.

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Surf City USA's "Patriot Day Cermony" 2008


Description: A Patriot Day Ceremony will be held at Huntington Beach Pier Plaza to remember those involved in the tragedy of September 11, 2001 and to commemorate the efforts of those who risked their lives. The valor, dedication, and heroism of Veterans, members of the Fire Department, and members of the Police Department will be acknowledged and commended by American Legion, Huntington Beach Post 133, Fire Chief Duane Olson, and Police Chief Kenneth Small.

Date: September 11, 2008
Time: 6:000 PM
Tel.: 714-536-3855
Location: Pier Plaza, 405 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, CA 926

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The So Cal Independent Film Festival


Description: After three successful runs in Huntington Beach since 2005, with personal appearances by Andy Dick and others, the SoCal Independent Film Festival is back for 2008. This film festival brings unique and entertaining movies that truly are independent; featuring the next generation of stars and entertainers. T-shirt mandatory...tie optional!
Dates: September 9th to 14th
Event Cost: $6
Tel.: 800-714-4976
Location: H. B. Public Library Theater, 7111 Talbert Ave Huntington Beach, CA 92648

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Huntington Beach Surfing Museum's
12th Annual Surfin' Sundays Concert Series


Description: 12th Annual Surfin' Sundays Concert Series at the Huntington Beach Surfing Museum! All concerts take place in the museum parking lot unless otherwise noted.
Performance Dates & Bands:
September 7th - Wadadli Riders and The Detonators
September 14th - Chum, and the Black Widows
September 21st - Goofyfoots, and Doug Aplleton's Tsunamiblue
Concert Time: 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Cost: Free.
Website: surfingmuseum.org
Location: Huntington Beach Surf Museum, 411 Olive, Huntington Beach, CA.

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BB JAZZ Festival - Concert in the Park


Description: Enjoy a day of music from leading recording artists at the 6th Annual BB Jazz Festival. Growing in size and popularity, this concert brings the best "smooth jazz" performers, including Rahsaan Patterson, Najee, Maysa, Michael Lington, Chuck Loeb, Philippe Saisse, Brian Bromberg and many more yet to be announced to Surf City's beautiful Central Park for a special one-time only appearance. The event proceeds benefit children with Autism.

Date: September 6, 2008
Cost: $45 for lawn seating, $205 for VIP w/meal and table seating close to stage.
Time: Noon to 9:00 PM (approx.)
Tickets: www.bbjazz.com
Location: HB Central Park, 7771 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach, CA.
behind Central Library)

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Bella Terra's Amphitheater Events - September 2008


Description: The Bella Terra Amphitheater adds more “Surf City” fun. All events are free and held in the Bella Terra amphitheater outside Century Theatres. Most convenient parking is in the parking garage behind Century Theatres. For more information visit www.bellaterra-hb.com.


Sept. 5th, 7:00-9:00 PM: Golden West Posps Concert Band
Sept. 6th, 6:00-9:00 PM: The Silverados (Classic Rock w/a touch of Country)
Sept. 12th, 7:00-9:00 PM: Whiskey Tango (Classic Rock)
Sept. 13th, 6:00-8:00 PM: Huntington Beach Concert Band
Sept. 19th, 7:00-9:00: PM: Don Covel (Pop Singer, Guitarist)
Sept. 20th, 6:00-9:00 PM: The Ho-Dads (Best Party Band in the Universe)
Sept. 26th, 6:00-9:00 PM: Bruce Pulcini (Sinatra, Martin, Bennet and More!)
Sept. 27th, 6:00-9:00 PM: Hot August Night(Tribute to Neil Diamond)

Tel.: 714-897-2534
Location: 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, CA.

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