March 2012

There are 21 blog entries for March 2012.

In recent months any owners of Orange County real estate have received viral emails warning of an across-the-board tax on all home sales in 2013.  Basically the message ominously states that all real estate sales will be subject to a 3.8% federal tax and often warns of a $15,000 tax on a house selling for $400,000.

While much of the emails are politically motivated and some simply the result of misunderstanding the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, which President Obama signed into law on March 30, 2010, the result has been fear and confusion on the part of owners of Orange County real estate who may be planning to sell their property in the future.The facts:
  • According to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), there is a new real
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Newly listed is this spacious 3 bedroom plus office/den downstairs and large loft upstairs, 3 bath home in the desirable Rancho San Clemente, Villa Pacifica neighborhood at 67 Avenida Merida, San Clemente Ca 92673. This highly upgraded home, built in 2002, offers 2,310 square feet and has a current price of $609,000. The average list price of homes for sale in zip code 92673 as of March 30, 2011 is $685,358.

Homes in Villa Pacifica offer 4 - 5 bedrooms, 2.5 - 3 baths with Family Rooms, 2 car garage and range in size from approximately 2,065 to 2,540 square feet.  View all Villa Pacifica home for sale, or all Rancho San Clemente homes for sale.

To schedule a tour of this listing at 67 Avenida Merida in San Clemente, please contact The Hartanov Team at…
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san_clemente_ocean_festival_2011Mark your calendar!

The San Clemente Ocean Festival is scheduled to be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22, 2012 at the San Clemente Pier. Come and join the fun in celebration of 36 years of "The Greatest Show on Surf!". There is a surf contest, a Woody Car exhibit, an art show and activties for all ages. 

Bring family and friends for the day, enjoy the beach and a FREE concert on Saturday night.


FREE Parking & Round Trip Shuttle Service from San Clemente High School (700 Avenida Pico, San Clemente 92672)
  • Saturday 6:30a.m. - 8:30p.m.
  • Sunday 6:30a.m. - 5:30p.m.
More detailed information is available at www.OceanFestival.org.

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This exquisite Rancho Sante Fe inspired single family, pool home in the gated, Careyes neighborhood in Talega has been listed for sale. Enjoy Panoramic hills, City lights and Ocean Views from this impeccable home located on private and serene, single loaded street. This beautiful single family residence is located at 37 Calle Careyes, San Clemente Ca 92673. 37 Calle Careyes has approximately 5,000 square feet with 5-bedrooms and 6-baths and was built in 2005. This is a standard sale listing with a current price of $1,899,000 as of March 29, 2012.

Careyes homes, built by Brookfields homes, include 42 luxury estate homes in a gated, secluded area overlooking the Talega golf course. Careyes homes range in size from 4,488-5,237 square feet with 4-6 bedrooms

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There were 15,279 Orange County CA foreclosures in February 2012, according to RealtyTrac.com. The average sales price of an Orange County home was $533,589 while the average sales price of a foreclosure home was $390,439, a $143,150 savings.

Orange County CA Foreclosure Activity and 30-Year Interest Rate

Orange County foreclosure activity had 2,795 new foreclosed homes in February while interest rates dropped to 3.89%.

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Orange County CA foreclosure activity is based on total number of properties that receive foreclosure filings…default notice, foreclosure auction notice or bank repossession…each month. Interest rate is based on average 30-year fixed rate from Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

Orange County CA Foreclosure Geographical

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Great opportunity to own one of best views in all Talega. Newly listed is this Bank Owned property - foreclosure in the Carillon neighborhood in Talega of San Clemente. Secluded location at the end of a cul-de-sac, this gorgeous two story traditional 3,6876 Sq Ft home has 3 bedrooms and 4.5 baths offered at $943, 500.  It can be viewed at 28 Via Lucena, San Clemente.

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Carillon homes are Spanish Colonial, Monterey and Tuscan style 2-story homes and range in size from 3 - 7 bedrooms, 3.5 - 6.5 baths with 3,450 - 4,178 Square Feet.

For complete details on all Carillon homes for sale, visit Carillon in Talega. You will also have access to recently sold Carillon homes.

For more information or to schedule your private viewing of this Carillon home or any

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This impeccable and just like new home in the Pacific Talega neighborhood in Talega has been listed by Allison Sorenson of The Hartanov Team.  Enjoy Panoramic hills, City lights and Ocean Views from this impeccable home located on privated and serene, single loaded cul-de-sac street. This beautiful single family residence is located at 410 Camino Vista Verde, San Clemente Ca 92673. 410 Camino Vista Verde has approximately 4,372 square feet and was built in 2000. This is a standard sale listing with a current price of $1,195,000 as of March 15, 2012.

Pacifica - Talega homes, built by Standard Pacific homes, include 61 two story homes in a secluded area near the Talega Swim and Athletic Club. Pacifica - Talega homes range in size from 3,498-4,200 square feet…
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The San Clemente Real Estate Report below reflects the number of resale single family residences and condos as well as new homes selling in San Clemente. Also reflected is the % of change is from 2011.

San Clemente Real Estate Market Trends - February 2012

San Clemente - 92672

Median Price: $475,000
Change from 2011: -3.8%

Number of Homes Sold: 29
Change from 2011: +7.4%

San Clemente - 92673

Median Price: $590,000
Change from 2011: -4.8%

Number of Homes Sold: 32
Change from 2011: -22.0%

Figures courtesy of DQNews.com.

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The Orange County CA Real Estate Report below reflects the number of resale single family residences and condos as well as new homes selling in Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano. Also reflected is the % of change is from the same month last year.

Orange County CA Real Estate - February 2012


Orange County Community

Median
Price

Change From
2011

Homes
Sold

Change From
2011

 Dana Point - 92624

 $555,000

 +8.8%

6

 -14.3%

 Dana Point - 92629

 $613,250

 +6.7%

22

 0.0%

 Laguna Beach - 92651

 $975,000

 -11.4%

 29

 0.0%

 Laguna Niguel - 92677

 $430,000

 -12.2%

68

 +13.3%

 Mission Viejo - 92691

 $380,000

 -8.4%

45

 0.0%

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