The current El Nino has yet to pack a punch! Forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are still predicting with near certainty that this El Nino will last through the winter and will be the strongest since the 1997-98 El Nino and possibly the third strongest since 1950. The 1997-98 event sparked widespread storms and flooding that caused more than $4 billion in damage and killed 189 people nationwide.
Don’t wait for the rains to damage your home…If you wait then you will be in line with thousands of other homeowners needing the same kind of services and you’ll have to deal with the resultant damages…have a roofer come out to do a “tune up” on your roof. You can call John Alajoki from Till Roofing 949-830-1283, he’s the best.
Also talk to your gardener about having your yard drains cleared to prevent flooding in your yard and home. http://www.mycoto.com/
Just a friendly reminder to all of our friends and clients that the 1st installment of your 2015-16 Property Tax bills will be late if not postmarked by tomorrow, December 10th. The penalty is 10% of your tax bill so be sure not to send it in late! Questions?? Just give us a call 949-233-2686.
I attended a meeting last evening regarding the proposed Lyon Estate subdivision at the Bell Tower Community Center. The presenter was Mr. Kevin Canning who is a Contract Planner for the OC Development Services Department.
While the attendance was small the questions were to the point and answered, I believe, to everyone’s satisfaction. The proposed development will be for 25 single family home sites on 64 acres of the 138 acre estate property. This development is in keeping with the deed restriction imposed on the land at the time of purchase in 1981 that limits development to a 2 acre per minimum lot size.
There will be an EIR, Environmental Impact Report, and once completed will give the public a 45 day notice of time to respond with questions regarding the development.
“Mike, Thank you for selling our house in Coto! We dealt with you both as the selling agent when we bought the house and again, 9 years later, as our own listing agent. We went with you because we were confident in your knowledge of the local Coto market which showed itself in helping us
Jim & Susie TierneySummerfield
“Mike is a terriffic agent…especially if you have one of those “special properties”! I found him to be professional, honest and most importantly knowledgeable.”
Yvonne Horton Los Ranchos Estates
“Mike, Thank you for the extraordinary treatment. You are a real pro! Now we know why they call you the “Realtor of the stars.”
Dave & Esperanza NeuThe Trails
“Just a quick note to let you know how much I appreciate the professionalism that you exhibited from start to finish in selling our house in Coto De Caza. In a challenging real estate market it is imperative that you work with someone that not only has intimate knowledge of the market, but also someone
Neil and Lori Powers Hillsboro
“I have been in the Real Estate business in many different facets for as long as I can remember. Growing up in our home meant having to know Real Estate and Lending. After meeting Mike Ameel through the purchase of a home in Coto 7 years ago, I found out we grew up in the
Cheryl OlsonLos Ranchos Estates, The Weatherly
“We have used Mike on our last 3 Coto real estate transactions. We could not have been more pleased with his level of professionalism, competence, and honesty. Most importantly to us, he’s a nice guy… We can’t imagine working with anyone else!”
Tom & Toni Clark Hillsboro/Glen Eagles
“We’ve known Mike Ameel for over ten years. And, we’ve purchased two homes from him. Each time, we swear it will be the last. So, for openers, you know he’s a good salesman. But more important to us, Mike is hard-working, tenacious, thorough, ethical, and knowledgeable. Few agents, if any, can match his experience in
Tim & Meredith TunneyTiara/ EastPointe/ The Greens
“Dear Fortunate Prospective Mike Ameel Client: Let me tell you how lucky you are. You are about to embark on a journey through professional real estate service matched by few in the business. I believe I can speak to this, since my dad sold over 800 homes in Pasadena, California in the 1950s, ’60s and
Thomas C. LawsonStonehedge/Hillsboro
“As a resident of Coto de Caza for the last 17 years, I would heartily recommend Mike Ameel as a truly professional Realtor. Mike’s knowledge of the area, sense of fairness, dilligence, persistence and ability to work with others contributes to his overall professionalism and success. His exercise of all these characteristics proved itself in
Ed & Ann MuldoonThe Forest/ Private Collection
“My wife and I have known Mike Ameel for several years. He is without a doubt a true professional and a fine humanitarian. With Mike’s help we searched for our home in Coto de Caza for over a year. Throughout that entire time Mike was extremely knowledgeable and courteous helping us through an extrememly difficult
Jeff and Kristy MilmanAtherton
Our family has used Coto de Caza Real Estate and The Mike Ameel Team for many years. They have facilitated condo sales and leases, residential transactions, a commercial deal and a complicated estate transaction. We have such trust in the organization we have provided them with limited power of attorney to act on our behalf.
Brian and Devin CroninLos Ranchos Estates
Cathy is an excellent Realtor and person to work with. She knows the business very well and has great people skills. She delivered on everything she said she would do for me, and her work is 100% complete and accurate. I am very grateful for all of her help, and I would highly recommend using
David SingerThe Village
I really appreciated the communication between Mike, Cathy and the office. They worked very closely with me, explaining the process. They made a new experience very pleasant for me.
I really liked Cathy’s work ethic. I felt that she was really working for us and going out of her way to see that things got done. She is super responsive (even while on vacation out of state) and on top of everything. Not only is she very efficient, she is just an exceptionally pleasant person
Ruth OlsonFairway Oaks
Coto de Caza Real Estate
The Mike Ameel Team
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