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507 Via El Risco, San Clemente CA 92673

It doesn't get better than this home in the San Rafael neighborhood in Talega. Need we say more? See features and Virtual Tour below.

  • Custom cabinetry and built-ins throughout
  • Custom staircase and railings
  • Custom courtyard and driveway
  • Italian travertine throughout entire first floor, with cedar wood upstairs
  • Custom backyard/pool with home theatre audio/video
  • Family room home theatre
  • Custom garage with cabinetry, workbench, and flooring
  • Garage enabled with electric hook-up for Tesla, Prius, etc.
  • Tank-less water heater for endless hot water
  • Custom salt water pool with solar heating, sheer descents
  • Custom iron front door
  • Custom closets
  • Custom MBR bath and shower with jacuzzi
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507 Via El Risco, San Clemente CA 92673

It doesn't get better than this home. Need we say more? See features and Virtual Tour below.

  • Custom cabinetry and built-ins throughout
  • Custom staircase and railings
  • Custom courtyard and driveway
  • Italian travertine throughout entire first floor, with cedar wood upstairs
  • Custom backyard/pool with home theatre audio/video
  • Family room home theatre
  • Custom garage with cabinetry, workbench, and flooring
  • Garage enabled with electric hook-up for Tesla, Prius, etc.
  • Tank-less water heater for endless hot water
  • Custom salt water pool with solar heating, sheer descents
  • Custom iron front door
  • Custom closets
  • Custom MBR bath and shower with jacuzzi bath
  • “Golf-ball free” view of fairways and 18th tee
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Get ready for an another day of entire day of fun! The city of San Clemente will once again play host to a great family-friendly event! The San Clemente Fiesta Street Festival will be held Sunday, August 10, 2014, in the beautiful downtown area of San Clemente on picturesque Ave. Del Mar. This San Clemente event will be hosted once again by The San Clemente Chamber of Commerce and features a variety of activities for visitors and fun for the entire family. This San Clemente event will take place from 9am-6pm and will be a day you won’t forget!

The San Clemente Fiesta Street Festival will have all kinds of exciting things to do and fun for all ages: food and game booths, three stages with live music, contests, a Salsa Challenge, Arts & Crafts show, kids

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The 15th Annual Beach Concert Series is once again “Bringing the Bands to the Sand"!

San Clemente Summer Beach Concert Series - On the beach!
Each summer, the city of San Clemente recreation department hosts the Summer Beach Concert Series. Bring a blanket or chairs, picnic and some shades. Concerts start at 6pm and are located between Marine Safety HQ and the Municipal Pier. Food, provided by The Fisherman's Restaruant, has been available in the past concerts for purchase at $8 a meal offering chicken, barbeque ribs, baked beans, oriental salad, sourdough bread and a drink.

2014 SAN CLEMENTE SUMMER BEACH CONCERT DATES

The San Clemente summer beach concerts start at 6:00 p.m and are held on the beach, north of the San Clemente Pier (map). These are great events for the whole family to enjoy. So, invite

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ADVICE FOR BUYERS

Expect fixed rates to rise gradually during the second half of the year, ending the year at about 4.4 percent, predicts Freddie Mac. Summertime is the busiest time of year for housing, a Market updateand with lower mortgage rates buyers should be tempted to lock in their rates and choose a home. Don’t wait for prices to fall; homes are very affordable by historical standards and prices are more likely to reach historical highs than lows.

ADVICE FOR SELLERS

Sellers looking for the 20 percent price hikes of 2013 are going to be disappointed. Homes are less affordable, there’s more competition due to higher inventories and investors have left the field to buyers who intend to occupy their homes. Take advantage of recent dips in mortgage interest…
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In May, the number of properties that received a foreclosure filing in Orange County, CA was 16% lower than the previous month and 26% lower than the same time last year, according to RealtyTrac.com.

Orange County CA Foreclosure Status

Pre-foreclosures accounted for 52.9% of foreclosure activity in May 2014, Auctions 31.7% and Bank-owned properties 15.4%.

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Orange County CA Foreclosure Geographical Comparison

Orange County CA foreclosures were 0.01% below national statistics and 0.2% below state figures in May 2014.

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Orange County CA Foreclosure Activity

Pre-foreclosure activity decreased 18.4% in May compared to the previous month and decreased 25.4% compared to the previous

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If you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen, your decisions may be influenced by how long you intend to stay in your Orange County home. Keeping up with trends can be very interesting and fun. They also are, well, trendy. If you’re going to stay in your home less than five years, here are some hot trends to consider implementing.

The popular design and remodeling website, Houzz, recently published the results of a survey of 7,812 new homeowners who were remodeling their kitchens within three months of buying. Of that group, nearly half were remodeling their kitchens. Here are their hottest items to consider for your home…

1. Chef’s stoves: 32 percent considered professional-grade ranges as their dream appliance. Options such as a flat griddle or a…
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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 from the same month last year.

Orange County CA Real Estate - May 2014

Orange County Community

Median
Price

Change From
2013

Homes
Sold

Change From
2013

Dana Point - 92624

$829,000

+17.2%

11

+0.0%

Dana Point - 92629

$725,000

-2.7%

45

 -32.8%

Laguna Beach - 92651

$1,996,000

+31.5%

 43

 -25.9%

Laguna Niguel - 92677

$699,000

+7.5%

105

-8.7%

Mission Viejo - 92691

$590,000

+15.5%

55

-23.6%

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Owning a home is still the “American Dream.” However, finding an affordable home has gotten somewhat tricky in the last few years. According to Trulia, millennials and first time homebuyers are particularly daunted by affordability.

Today’s mortgage requirements and down payment needs are making buying difficult. New buyers need to come to find compromises and sacrifices. Here are some suggestions…

•    Price is the biggest sacrifice you can make. Consider buying a home that is 20% less than your banker tells you that you can afford. That will have a huge impact on your ability to pay every month.

•    Cash in the bank is also a huge positive impact on affordability. Force yourself to save a 20% down payment. This immediately means lower monthly payments,…
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