If you are selling your home during the warmer summer months, take care to make sure the outdoor spaces retain their good appearance. Make sure to water the lawn, to keep it green. Water the gardens to keep them lush and blooming. When you are selling your home, curb appeal is very important and in the summer that takes time and watering to maintain. If you are new to gardening, keep it simple, a nicely maintained lawn and choose one color to use for a splash of color. Use blooming annuals to add that color or colored containers.


The Fourth Annual Chili Cookoff presented by Casco Contractors will be taking place of Friday, June 22nd. The cookoff begins at 1pm and continues until 4pm. All proceeds from the Annual Chili Cookoff will benefit the Orange County and Inland Empire Make-A-Wish organization. There will be games, prizes and music throughout the afternoon. The cookoff will be held at the Casco Headquarters located at 9850 Irvine Center Drive in Irvine. General admission tickets are $25 and General admission and one chili competition entry is $50. For more information, to enter the cookoff or be a sponsor, see their website at: http://ocie.wish.org/news-and-events/calendar-of-events/2018/casco-chili-cook-off.


Lido Isle is home to approximately 850 luxury homes and a yacht club. The isle was begun in the 1920’s, making it one of the first master planned communities in California. Located at 123 Via Jucar, this 3,100 square foot home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. This home was built in 2003. Attention to detail can be seen in the 15 foot ceilings, limestone fireplace and Italian cobble flooring. The kitchen features Caesarstone countertops, custom cabinetry and top of the line appliances. The master bedroom has a fireplace. This home sits on a 4,800 square foot piece of property, which is large for Lido Isle. The home is within walking distance to the clubhouse. Outdoors, there is a spa, courtyard and South Pacific Palms. Among the many amenities offered on Lido Isle are a clubhouse, tennis courts, a private beach and playground.

Located at 21 Redbird, this 6,300 square foot home is part of the Villas of Shady Canyon in Shady Canyon. This six bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2009. The home features a wine room, formal dining room and bonus room. With just one level, the home is filled with natural light and very functional floor plan. The gourmet kitchen features top of the line appliances, a center island and two bar areas. Attention to detail can be seen in the white oak flooring, wood beamed ceilings and stone wall treatments.  This home has views of the Shady Canyon Golf Course and the surrounding mountains and canyons. This home sits on a large 20,000 square foot piece of property which has a cul-de-sac setting and is within walking distance to the clubhouse. Outdoors, there is a swimming pool, spa, and putting green.