$675,000 – Orange County Register


Orange County home prices hit an all-time high in April, the fifth time in the past year local prices set a record, CoreLogic reported Tuesday, May 23.

Condo prices also reached record highs for a second straight month, and the price of an existing house came within $1,000 of the record set during the housing boom.

The median price of an Orange County home — or the price at the midpoint of all sales — was $675,000 last month, CoreLogic reported.

Home prices have climbed $285,000 since the market bottomed out for the last time in February 2012, climbing 73 percent over the past five years.

The median price of an existing Orange County condo was $478,000 in April, up $3,000 from March’s record price and $8,000 above the record set during the boom.

Last month’s existing single-family home median rose to $733,000, $1,000 below the 2007 high of $734,000.

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OKC police identify man accused of stealing car with child inside


A missing Oklahoma City girl, who was asleep in the backseat of a car when it was stolen, has been found safe Tuesday morning, and a man accused of stealing the car is in police custody.

According to Oklahoma City police, a white 2006 Chevy Impala with license plate number 219GBJ, was stolen just before 6 a.m. at OnCue near Northwest 10th and Portland.

Police said the child was later found at a gas station near I-40 and McLoud. She was taken to OU Medical Center to be checked out and reunited with her family. She is OK.

The suspect, later identified as 46-year-old Thomas E. Boutwell, is in police custody. He was found near Rattlesnake Hill and Okay Road, just east of Pink. Police said they will bring him back to the Oklahoma City Police Department, where he will be interviewed.



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Surefire Local Adds Franchise Marketing Expert to Executive Team


Surefire Local Adds Franchise Marketing Expert Jeremy LaDuque to Executive Team

The hire comes at a very opportune time for our company…I am very excited about the expertise that Jeremy brings to the team & our new local digital marketing cloud platform, said Surefire Local Chris Marentis, CEO & founder.

Surefire Local, the leading marketing technology platform for brands and their local affiliates, has announced the hiring of Jeremy LaDuque as its new Vice President of National Brands. LaDuque brings considerable experience in national-to-local digital marketing for franchises, dealer networks and multi-unit organizations.

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