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28455 Rancho Grande

If you’re house-hunting in South Orange County this weekend, see this house!

28455 Rancho Grande
4 bed, 3 bath
2,609 square feet

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

  • Great floor plan with 4 bedrooms plus an office/study
  • You don’t need to do a thing–it’s move-in ready
  • Oversized 3 car garage
  • Community amenities including pool, tennis courts, racquetball courts, exercise classes (HOA dues are just $163/month)
  • Easy access to the 5 and 73 freeways
  • Just minutes from the beach

Want to check it out? Contact me today.


Orange County real estate in 2016

With another year to add to the history books, it’s time to look ahead at what to expect in 2016 for our local real estate markets. In their 2016 California Economic and Market Forecast Report, the California Association of Realtors projects modest but continued improvements to our local housing markets.  Here are a few highlights:

  • Forecast sees an increase in existing home sales of 6.3 percent next year
  • Projects increase in U.S. GDP of 2.7 percent in 2016, after a projected gain of 2.4 percent in 2015
  • The State’s unemployment rate should decrease to 5.5 percent in 2016 from 6.3 percent in 2015 and 7.5 percent in 2014
  • 30-year, fixed mortgage interest rate averages will rise only slightly to 4.5 percent but will still remain at historically low levels
  • Median home prices in CA are schedules to increase 3.2 percent to $491,300 in 2016

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2016 will also be unique in that there are some pretty significant wildcards to expect that could change the local real estate market trajectory. For example, the 2016 Presidential election and other things like El Niño and/or the water shortage could impact things significantly.  However, the general consensus from the California Association of Realtors is that we should expect a mild slowdown, but still solid market growth in 2016.

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For a more in-depth look at the Orange County real estate market’s performance over the past year, take a look at the attached report.


25295 Via Acapulco

This week’s listing is a condo in Laguna Niguel that would make a great starter home for a couple or small family, or a great income property.

25295 Via Acapulco
3 bed, 2 bath
1,702 square feet

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

  • The location is great–close to freeways, schools, shopping, entertainment
  • It’s one of the largest floor plans in the community–a good size for a couple or a small family
  • At $294/square foot, it’s priced well. Other units in this complex have sold for about $340/square foot in the past year. That means built-in equity for a savvy investor
  • No Mello Roos!

Want to check it out? Contact me today.

28571 Silverton Dr.

This week’s listing is a great house in the gated community of Rolling Hills in Laguna Niguel.

28571 Silverton Dr.
4 bed, 2.5 bath
2,809 square feet

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

  • At about $310/square foot, it’s well-priced. A similar home nearby sold a few months ago for $335/square foot
  • It’s centrally located, across the street from a shopping center and movie theater, with easy access to the freeways
  • The home has a paid-off solar system
  • It’s nicely remodeled, with a high-end kitchen and African teak flooring
  • The Rolling Hills community is well-manicured, with lots of peace and quiet, and HOAs are only $140/month

Want to check it out? Contact me today.

17 Son Bon

This week’s listing is in central Laguna Niguel. The current owners have it as a rental, so it’s a great property for an investor. It’s also a great property for a family looking to establish themselves in a solid, family-oriented community.

17 Son Bon
3 bed, 2 bath
1,737 square feet

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

  • It’s been on the market for 3 months, so the sellers are probably antsy to find a buyer
  • The price was just reduced YESTERDAY from $715,000 to $649,900
  • The price per square foot is under $400. Homes in this area have been selling in the  range of $425/square foot over the past year
  • I grew up down the street and can confirm that the local schools are top-notch: George White Elementary School, Niguel Hills Middle School, and Dana Hills High School are all rated 9
  • It’s close to lots of shopping, parks, and trails. The beach is only 15 minutes away

Want to check it out? Contact me today.

24062 Nuthatch Lane

This week’s listing is in Laguna Niguel (Address: 24062 Nuthatch Lane).
5 beds, 3 baths, 3,163 square feet

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

  • It has a competitive price per square foot of $337.97
  • The house next door sold earlier this year for $70,000 more than this one, and this house has nicer finishings
  • Speaking of nice finishings, the kitchen and bathrooms are straight out of a magazine
  • Kit Hill is a very desirable neighborhood in Laguna Niguel
  • The house is in a cul de sac, with a neighbor on only one side–great privacy!
  • It backs up to the regional park, which offers lots of nature activities
  • The HOA fees are only $101/month
  • Nearby Aliso Viejo Middle School and Aliso Niguel High School are rated 9 and 10, respectively

Want to check it out? Contact me today.

10 South Orange County Condos Under $300,000

Yes, South Orange County is expensive. There’s no getting around it. But you can find properties under $300,000. Here’s proof.

#1: 32221 Alipaz St., #105, San Juan Capistrano
1 bed, 1 bath, 785 square feet ($261/square foot)
Highlights: Fireplace, wet par, separate dining area, walk-in closet, spa tub in master bath, new carpet and paint
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#2: 31377 Los Rios St., #64F, San Juan Capistrano
3 bed, 1 bath, 1,011 square feet ($292/square foot)
Highlights: Nestled in a great area close to freeways, shopping, and schools
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#3: 43 Pearl, Laguna Niguel

1 bed, 1 bath, 776 square feet ($360/square foot)
Highlights: Upper unit, in beautiful Crystal Cay community, close to Dana Point Harbor, cathedral ceilings, fireplace, air conditioning

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#4: 29776 Sea Shore Ln., Laguna Niguel
2 bed, 1 bath, 900 square feet ($322/square foot)
Highlights: Upper unit, <4 miles to the ocean, open floor plan, laundry hookups, patio
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#5: 25256 Via Lido, Laguna Niguel
1 bed, 1 bath, 700 square feet ($427/square foot)
Highlights: Interior end-carriage unit, close to freeways, community clubhouse, pool, and gym
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#6: 63 Dover Pl., Laguna Niguel
1 bed, 1 bath, 747 square feet ($395/square foot)
Highlights: Located in Beacon Hill, wood burning fireplace, remodeled bathroom, inside laundry, covered patio with views of the hills
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#7: 39 Terrace Cr., Laguna Niguel
2 bed, 1 bath, 865 square feet ($341/square foot)
Highlights: Oversized and updated kitchen, crown molding, recessed lighting, ceiling fans, patio
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#8: 1046 Calle Del Cerro #403, San Clemente
1 bed, 1 bath, 700 square feet ($350/square foot)
Highlights:  Nestled in the hills, private and quiet location, en-suite bathroom in master bedroom, walk-in closet, patio
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#9: 1046 Calle Del Cerro #421, San Clemente
1 bed, 1 bath, 560 square feet ($445/square foot)
Highlights:  Open layout, ceramic tiling, 1-car garage, patio
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#10: 3830 Avenida Del Presidente, San Clemente
1 bed, 1 bath, 500 square feet ($480/square foot)
Highlights: Walking distance from Trestles Beach–need I say more?
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These won’t last long (a couple already have backup offers), so contact me if you want to check them out!