Dana Point Real Estate News

Sep 7

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The Dana Point area is filled with a wide range of properties from beach front, ocean view and properties located in upscale gated communities.  One of the more desirable locations in Dana Point is the bluff front that overlooks the Dana Point Harbor and the many ships and yachts located in the small body of water that leads out to the Pacific Ocean.  The bluff that overlooks the Harbor is actually very small with only a small section of properties that occupy this premier lot location.  The bluff occupies a mixture of residential homes and condo buildings so depending on your budget there may be the perfect property.  Here is a quick guide to the various neighborhoods located on the bluff.

The largest and most upscale condo complex located on the

Aug 18

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Del Obipso Park is located just over one block to the beach and within walking distance to several condo neighborhoods.  One of the newest is the new South Cove community which sits just south of the park.  These are brand new construction condos and townhouses with model homes slated to be open in the next couple of months. Real Estate prices have been estimated to start in the mid $500,000 range for a few select until in the complex and go as high as $1.3 million for the largest units.  Final pricing has not been leased so these numbers can change at any time.  We have already received a large demand of buyers interested in this complex so please contact us to be put on a waiting list and we will notify you when they come available for sale.

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Jul 10

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It's become the norm when looking for a home to ask how much are the association dues in this neighborhood.  The reality in Southern California is that if the home is located in a formal community there is most likely going to be a homeowners association with months dues.  This is especially true for newer construction homes in a master planned community.  Homeowners association dues can very from neighborhood to neighborhood and all based on what kind of amenities the community has to offer.  For basic amenities like a manual gated entrance then association dues can be as low as a couple hundred dollars a month.  For neighborhoods with a formal clubhouse, community pool and spa dues tend to be much higher.  If there is a 24 hour guard gate than expect

Jun 7

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The South Cove community is well under construction as they build brand new condos near Doheny Beach in Dana Point.  South Cove will feature a total of 168 condos with three unique floor plans to choose from.  We have already received a large number of calls for interested buyers for this community.  One of the reasons it's for it's location and attractive price points.  The location is just one block away from Doheny Beach and the Dana Point Harbor.  Clients can cross over the Dana Point bridge that goes over Pacific Coast Highway which leads directly to the beach. A collection of 10 properties will offer a combination of work and living spaces as there will be commercial retail on the ground level facing Pacific Coast Highway.

The three floor plans

May 11

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The original model homes that were first developed by the builder and used to show potential clients what upgrades could be achieved are now being offered for sale.  The Grand Monarch is a luxury gated community that is connected to the former St. Regis Monarch Beach Hotel which is now called the Monarch Beach Resort.  The community sits in front of the Monarch Beach golf links and does offer some ocean views from select units.  The model homes are being sold completely furnished which is ideal for those looking for a great vacation home.

The first model that is being offered for sale is Residence 1.  This was my favorite of all the models since it occupied two levels and had the feel of a traditional home.  One of the best features of the unit was the

Apr 6

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The historic lantern district has gone under some major transformation on the last several years as the city has spent a lot of money revitalizing the downtown historic district in Dana Point.  The biggest change is a dual set of two way streets that cut through the city of Dana Point.  Before any of the changes took place Pacific Coast Highway used to be a one way street heading north and traffic would have to go through Del Prado Avenue.  

One of the condos in the Immediate area include the Pilgrim's Bluff.  The building is located at the corner of Amber Lantern and Santa Clara Avenue and is just a little over a block to the bluff front the overlooks the Dana Point Harbor.  Many locals are not even aware of this small complex since in the last 10

Mar 13

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One of the most expensive gated community in Dana Point is located directly on the beach and referred to as "The Strand."  The official name is "The Strand at Headlands" and is located on the beach in front of Strands Beach in Monarch Beach.  It's not uncommon to find homes listed over $20 million dollars on the front row with unobstructed ocean and white water views.  Less expensive homes can be found on the 2nd and 3rd rows back with a great selection of Contemporary and Mediterranean style homes.  A good example of this is a brand new listing at 35 Beach View that is expected to hit the market at $14,250,000.  The photos pictured below are from that house that offers one of the most elegant Contemporary homes that we have come across at the Strand.

Mar 8

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When it comes to looking for a home in the Dana Point area that are many factors that come into play.  For those who have young children finding a location that is within close proximity to good schools is important.  One of the more popular schools in Dana Point is the Del Obispo elementary school located at the cross streets of Del Obispo and Camino Del Avion.  The Marco Forster middle school and Kinoshita elementary school are also located here making this a prime spot to live near.  There are several neighborhoods that are within walking distance to these schools are here is a quick guide.

First, right across there street is a community called Parkside Place.  This is a great family neighborhood for a variety of reasons.  First, the homes are all

Feb 6

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There are many senior communities located throughout Orange County with a variety of amenities and services.  Located in the South Orange County are several neighborhoods that are strictly for those older than 55 years of age.  These communities often offer daily or weekly activities for those who live there with a central community pool and clubhouse.  The city of Dana Point is rather limited when it comes to senior neighborhoods.  There are several communities like Niguel Shores that is very popular with those older in age even though it is not age restricted in any way.  One of the few age restricted senior communities in Dana Point is the Sea Bluffs neighborhood.

Sea Bluffs is a senior complex that offers full service assisted living for those

Jan 11

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Once in awhile you will see a good deal that comes on the market here by the beach that potentially would make the perfect development opportunity.  Located on the sand in the gated Beach Road community is potentially such a property.  The three bedroom, two bath home features 1,707 square feet of living space and is in originally condition.  It was built in 1948 and located on a 2,808 square foot lot that sits directly in front of the sand.  It's listed at $2,688,000 which is very close to being land value which makes it ideal for someone looking to build a brand new home on this lot or renovate the current home and rent it out for income.  The home comes with approved plans for a 2,570 square foot two story home featuring three bedrooms and designed by