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What Real Estate Recession? Article Summarizes Extensive South County New Home Development

What real estate recession? Based on the number of construction trucks rolling around town, that ancient history is out of sight and out of mind! If you are like us and are interested in all of the development going on in South Orange County currently (and there is a lot!) you may be interested to [...]

The Schizophrenic Nature of San Juan Capistrano and the Need for a “Third Place” East of the 5

With the massive I-5/Ortega Highway construction project rapidly approaching, we were thinking about something that we read in one of the press releases about the road closures — namely, that the Ortega Highway bridge over the 5 is the major link between western San Juan Capistrano and eastern San Juan Capistrano. Even more so, it [...]