April 2012

There are 29 blog entries for April 2012.

San Clemente Beach Road Ocean ViewThere is no lack of San Clemente ocean view homes, which is one reason the city is knows at "A Spanish Village by the Sea." The other reason is the Mediterranean style that seems to rule here when it comes to architecture. The style fits well, as the climate is reminiscent of the Mediterranean area as well, averaging 342 days of sunshine a year and having a year round average temperature of 70 degrees. This is the place vacations are made of, but why stop there? Why not make this your home year round and enjoy the beautiful architecture, weather, and community as a life style rather than a visit?

Whether you are looking for a vacation home or a permanent home, the selection of San Clemente ocean view homes is vast. From discreet cottages to sprawling,…
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San Clemente has always been a city recognized for its beauty...From the pristine sugar-white beaches to the sapphire ocean waves to the cozy Spanish décor and architecture, the city exudes a quaint sense of elegance and wonder from every nook and cranny.

San Clemente is a thriving, trendy, chic place to be spending time with many upscale restaurants and boutique shops in the downtown area. Plus, it has some of the most affordable ocean front homes on the Southern California Coastline. Plus, the newest area in San Clemente called Talega boasts one of the best public golf courses in Orange County.

However, there's more to San Clemente than pure, unbridled beauty. Here are 7 reasons anybody would be lucky to live in San Clemente, California:

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San Clemente Short Sales & ForeclosuresGenerally, San Clemente real estate is synonymous with high end luxury, and subsequently high-end prices. But what if you knew exactly where to look to find the rock-bottom, pinch-yourself-to-make-sure-you're-not-dreaming prices that for some reason everybody else had missed? What if you could find a way to buy property from someone who didn't mind selling at a sizable loss?

Well, that is exactly the opportunity you have with San Clemente short sales and lender owned properties. In fact, pretty much the only way you're going to find anything under $300,000 in San Clemente is through a short sale or REO (Real Estate Owned by lender).

First things first, here's exactly what happens when a house or condo falls into the realm of REO, just in case you

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There are many things that set San Clemente apart from the rest of California...From the untainted beaches to the vibrant architecture to the convenient location to the friendly community, this relatively small Californian city has a lot going for it. But for the past five years, San Clemente has been setting itself apart in a new kind of way through the Fun on the Run after school recreation program for kids.
San Clemente Fun on the Run


Here's how it works…Every weekday right after school, Fun on the Run dispatches their trademark van to a convenient location, generally around one of the city's popular parks. There are different recreational activities planned each week, and the program is open to children of ages 5 to 12. As an example of the range of activities available, in

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When you think Orange County surfing, you think Trestles. These secluded yet world-famous collection of surf breaks make up the surfing hot-spots most commonly associated with the Surfing_TrestlesLittle Spanish Village by the Sea, or San Clemente, California. In fact, each year over 400,000 out of town surfers make a pilgrimage to the Trestles.

There are 3 beaches that make up the Trestles...Upper Trestles, Middle Trestles and Lower Trestles. All 3 beaches have excellent surf breaks able to absorb swells from almost 220º of the Pacific Ocean, including a strong year-round southern swell window that formulates the core of Trestles surfing. Lower Trestles, or Lowers, is said to have the best and most reliable wave quality (it's also the busiest), while Upper and Middle

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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 - March 2012

San Clemente - 92672

Median Price: $436,000
Change from 2011: -24.8%

Number of Homes Sold: 39
Change from 2011: +4.9%

San Clemente - 92673

Median Price: $664,750
Change from 2011: +7.2%

Number of Homes Sold: 56
Change from 2011: +19.1%

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 - March 2012


Orange County Community

Median
Price

Change From
2011

Homes
Sold

Change From
2011

 Dana Point - 92624

 $425,500

 -21.9%

10

 -37.5%

 Dana Point - 92629

 $551,000

 +5.6%

48

 +108.7%

 Laguna Beach - 92651

 $1,350,000

 +37.4%

 41

 +46.4%

 Laguna Niguel - 92677

 $505,000

 -2.9%

112

 +19.1%

 Mission Viejo - 92691

 $417,500

 -6.7%

54

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If you're looking to add a beautiful Oceanside property to your real estate investment portfolio, then you will want to learn more about San Clemente, California. Known as the Little Spanish Village by the Sea, this luxurious coastal community is like a plump peach hanging low to the ground, just asking to be plucked and enjoyed.

As you continue reading, there are three outstanding reasons why you should invest in this community.

Listing Prices Are at an All Time Low

It's no secret that the housing market has been down in the dumps for several years now. While some of the bigger cities in otherwise rural states are showing signs of recovery, San Investment_successClemente is still a heavy buyer's market. Realtors are reporting shockingly low listings left and

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The 15th Annual Doheny Blues Festival, held at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, will be held on May 19 & 20, 2012 with some great performers over 2-days. 

Headliners include Gregg Alman, Steve Miller Band, Buddy Guy Los Lonely Boys, Joan Osborne and the Holmes Brothers, Marcia Ball and many more great bands. Experience Rod Piazza and hte Mighty Flyers 25th Anniversary Reunion Tour.   View the entire great lineup at 2012 Doheny Blues lineup.

Fun for all, there is an International Court and Food Village with 15-vendors serving food from BBQ ribs to cajun sausage to vegetarian pitas and 50-vendor booths throughout the grounds, as well as beverages of all types, including beer, wine, cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages and water.

Come on out and enjoy the fun!…
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