October 2013

There are 29 blog entries for October 2013.

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If unobstructed ocean, city lights and hillside views are what you are looking for, you have found it in Dana Point! This incredible Dana Point home is located in the prestigious Lantern Village community in South Orange County. This 4 bedroom, 2,741 square foot Dana Point home offers stunning views from virtually every room. Using the highest in design standards, this Dana Point home for sale has all the amenities you want and was built for luxury. This Dana Point home even boasts an elevator from the garage to the main living area and to the top floor of the Master Suite! This spacious Dana Point home has an office, a gorgeous sweeping staircase, automatic skylights and so much more.

The design of this Dana Point home was built with flow and

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Significantly higher home prices, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area and coastal regions, shut out more home buyers in the state during the second quarter of 2013, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported. 

The percentage of home buyers who could afford to purchase a median-priced, existing single-family home in California dropped to 36 percent in the second quarter of 2013, down from 44 percent in first-quarter 2013 and from 51 percent in second-quarter 2012, according to C.A.R.’s Traditional Housing Affordability Index (HAI).  The second quarter 2013 figure fell below 40 percent for the first time since the third quarter of 2008.

C.A.R.’s HAI measures the percentage of all households that can afford to purchase

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This incredible San Clemente home for sale in the Ponderosa Shore neighborhood features panoramic city, ocean and hill views from the backyard! This 4 bedroom, 2,850 square foot San Clemente home has been completely remodeled and features incredible designer upgrades. You will love what you see in this San Clemente home from the moment you pull up. Great curb appeal, new hand scraped wood and tile flooring, custom paint and so much more in this San Clemente home. 

The gorgeous kitchen in this San Clemente home for sale features top of the line chef's applainces, complete with an ocean view from the sink! Stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, granite counters and a center island for prep. The casual dining area keeps you close to the

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Located in the sought-after Southwest community of San Clemente, this home for sale has everything you are looking for. Inviting curb appeal and graceful entry offering a cobbled stone courtyard and darling front porch! This 4 bedroom home in San Clemente has been remodeled and boasts 3,200 square feet of gorgeous living space. Rich hardwood floors in the two main floor bedrooms and living room in this San Clemente home for sale. Cozy up to the charming fireplace with bay window and incredible open wood beam ceilings. Nice upgrades in this San Clemente property including recessed lighting, furnace and water heater. The Master bath in this San Clemente home has dual vanities and sinks with deep soaking tub and oversized shower. The large walk-in closet

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A true masterpiece! This San Clemente home is beautifully maintained and located near the beach. This San Clemente home features a single-level open style floor plan and is one of a kind. With 3 bedrooms + a Den/Office and 1,800 square feet, this San Clemente home for sale has plenty to offer. You will love the exposed wood beamed ceilings, hardwood and ceramic tile flooring and outdoor living space in this San Clemente home. 

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The inviting living room in this San Clemente home has a cozy wood burning fireplace, along with formal dining room. The kitchen in this San Clemente home is spacious and boasts a commercial grade oven range, glass door cabinets and separate eating area. 

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The Master Suite in this San Clemente home for sale is a

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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 from 2012.

San Clemente Real Estate Market Trends - September 2013

San Clemente

Median
Price

Change From
2012

Homes
Sold

Change From
2012

San Clemente - 92672

$702,000

+21.2%

35

 +2.9%

San Clemente - 92673

$825,000

+27.9%

40

-16.7%

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 - September 2013

Orange County Community

Median
Price

Change From
2012

Homes
Sold

Change From
2012

Dana Point - 92624

$647,500

+15.6%

7

-46.2%

Dana Point - 92629

$658,500

+14.1%

52

 +30.0%

Laguna Beach - 92651

$1,499,000

+17.6%

 44

 +7.3%

Laguna Niguel - 92677

$630,000

+29.8%

102

+24.4%

Mission Viejo - 92691

$527,500

+15.9%

70

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According to new FBI figures, San Clemente has ranked as one of the safest large cities in California! Six cities in South Orange County made the list and the ranking is based on violent crimes per 1,000 residents. The data was reported by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting program. The 20 cities with a population of over 50,000 in 2012 were as follows:

 1. Irvine – 0.51 crimes per 1,000 residents
 2. San Ramon  – 0.61 crimes per 1,000 residents
 3. Murrieta – 0.66 crimes per 1,000 residents
 4. Pleasanton – 0.68 crimes per 1,000 residents
 5. Laguna Niguel – 0.73 crimes per 1,000 residents
 6. Eastvale – 0.74 crimes per 1,000 residents
 7. Mission Viejo – 0.76 crimes per 1,000 residents
 8. Palo Alto – 0.80 crimes per 1,000 residents
 9. Yorba Linda – 0.81

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The California Association of Realtors closely monitors and analyzes trends in the residential California real estate industry. The table below contains the latest reported existing home sales series, median home prices, unsold inventory index, median time on market, first-time buyer housing affordability index, and the latest mortgage rates.

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This Talega home has been upgraded with the finest designer details. Located in the sought-after Sansol neighborhood of Talega, this beautiful home for sale is peaceful and situated in a low-traffic area. Enjoy 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and over 2,900 square feet of luxurious living space in this Talega home. Travertine floors, wood-beamed ceilings and ceiling fans in this Talega home for sale. The fireplace in the family room is so cozy and inviting in this Talega home. You will fall in love with the gourmet kitchen in this Talega home for sale. Granite counters, stainless chef-grade appliances, convenient center island and so much more! The bedrooms in this Talega home are all upstairs and feature large rooms, bright windows and ceiling fans. 

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