Category Archives: Aliso Viejo

Preparing for an earthquake

Are you prepared for an Earthquake?  If you’re not sure, there’s a TON of good information online and I’ve selected my favorites below.

To start, this is the most comprehensive earthquake guide that I could find.  It contains lots of interesting info on Southern California’s history of earthquakes, what kinds of damage future earthquakes might do, and how you might be able to minimize the impact for your family.

Before an Earthquake

  1. Assemble an emergency preparedness kit .
  2. Create a household evacuation plan that includes your pets.
  3. Stay informed about your community’s risk and response plans.

Here is a concise, 1-page checklist for what to do before, during, and after an earthquake.

Here is a more thorough guide.

Protecting your home
Here is a great document on the various ways you can inspect your home and identify and fix potential problems before they happen.

Communicating with loved ones
Communication may be tough after an earthquake. Internet and cellular services may be unavailable, so it’s always a good idea to diversify and have a backup plan.  In the event that cell phones work, there are some really good apps for emergency preparedness.

I also thought this Google PersonFinder app was a really useful tool to use and get familiar with if you’re ever in a situation where you’re searching for a friend or family member.


38 Songbird Lane

This week’s listing is in Aliso Viejo, just over the hill from Laguna Beach!

38 Songbird Lane
3 bed, 3 bath
1,500 square feet

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Here’s why I think this is a great buy:

  • It’s move-in ready, with tens of thousands of upgrades done by the current owners, including a beautifully remodeled stone fireplace, soapstone countertops, and custom-designed bathrooms
  • It’s just 4.5 miles to Main Beach in Laguna Beach and has easy access to both the 133 and 73 toll roads for easy commuting
  • The Seacrest Heights neighborhood is adjacent to both the Laguna Wilderness and the Aliso Woods Canyon Wilderness, with miles and miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails
  • The price is great at $420/square feet

Want to check it out? Contact me today.