June 2008

I noticed that Blade Runner, a 1982 movie about the year 2019, is playing at the Bay Theatre.  The version playing here is not the same as the original version – it has some additional footage and improving the original director’s cut.

www.dqnews.com recently released their May statistics.  Sales in May were up about 6 percent from April but down almost 11 percent from one year ago.

In Seal Beach the median sales price was $851K, up 2% from the previous month.  The average per square foot was $452.

To see a list of available homes in Seal Beach, be sure to visit my website at www.pathaleonline.com.



Thought you might be interested in the two hour tour of the refuge held at 8:30 a.m. on the last Saturday of every month (except December).  It is hosted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and co-hosted by Friends of Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge.  Reservations should be made at least three days in advance through the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at (562) 598-1024.

You will need a photo ID and binoculars but no camera.  Photography on the Naval base is prohibited.

I read that on Tuesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration granted Orange County a “tsunami readiness” designation.
“Tsunami Ready” means that Orange County and its coastal communities satisfied a set of criteria that includes the development of a formal hazardous weather plan.

Because of some travels I’ve made recently, I overlooked posting information from www.dqnews.com for April.

The overall news was not good.  Sales were better than expected but down significantly from the previous year – both number of transactions and median price.  The May details will be reported soon so we’ll comment on this another time.

In Seal Beach the median price in April was $810K, up 1.3% from the March report.  The average price per square foot of single family residences was $507.

There are a number of properties available in Seal Beach, including the historic Old Town area.  If you’d like to see some, contact me.  Visit my website at www.pathaleonline.com to search for Seal Beach properties and see what’s available.  If you’re really interested in this area, let me know and i can arrange for Seal Beach real estate information to be emailed to you daily.

I read recently that Affliction LLC (they make apparel popular with rock stars and athletes) will be moving to Seal Beach in August.  They acquired a 50,000 square foot building in the new Pacific Gateway complex close to the Boeing facilities.

The new headquarters complex will be used by their research and design, administrative, sales and marketing, and warehousing.

Orange County is home to specialized apparel makers like Quiksilver, Billabong, Oakley, and Vans.  There are others, but these are the big names.