Dana Point Real Estate News

Nov 16

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It's no surprise that this years most expensive homes sold in Dana Point all sold in the gated beach front community of The Strand at Headlands.  The highest sale took place at 39 Strand Beach which featured a total of 6 bedrooms and sold for $23,500,000 after being on the market for a total of 128 days.  The home was located on the ocean front with unobstructed ocean views.  The home had 3 levels of living space with a stunning primary bedroom located on the upper level with some of the best views we have seen in Dana Point.  The downstairs part of the home was all about entertaining with an open air room complete with  stunning pool that overlooked with crashing waves.  

39 Strand Beach, Dana Point

The next highest sale was located just a few doors down at 33 Strand Beach

Oct 20

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A lot of sales have transpired for the 2021 sales year in the Strand at Headlands with a record number of transactions taking place.  So far in 2021 we have seen a total of 16 home sales ranging from $9,009,000 to $23,500,000.  There is a wide range in pricing found here since there are two different neighborhoods located here.  The two communities consist of North and South Strand which each have their own guard gated entrance with a tunnel used for golf carts that connect the two areas together.  The least expensive homes can be found in the South Strand area which is located high on a hill that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.  Many of the these homes will have wonderful panoramic views, especially for those located on the upper streets.  The more

Sep 14

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We get a lot of clients moving here from a big city where they are used to being able to walk to restaurants, cafe's and grocery stores within a short radius of their home.  Southern California is really spread out and the vase majority of homes and neighborhoods are not within walking distance to any neighboring business's.  This is true for most communities in Dana Point as well with a few exceptions.  One of these executions are the neighborhoods located near the intersection of Golden Lantern and Camino Del Avion which is a major hub for a local of local business's located here.  One of these communities located near these cross streets in the Silvertide community.  One of the reasons I love this community is that even though is located very close to

Aug 11

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It seems like a pretty common thing when we see new construction communities here in Southern California being built is that there will be some kind of a Mello Roos fee associated with it.  Dana Point is an older beach town so many of the established neighborhoods that exist here have been around for such a long time so these often don't have any kind of Mello Roos and no homeowners association dues depending on the community. Dana Point neighborhoods like the Lantern Village & Capistrano Beach offer traditional single family homes that date back to the early 1920's that are not located in any formal associations.  One of the biggest communities that was built next door to Dana Point was the Sea Summit community in San Clemente which offered some amazing

Jul 21

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The Cape Cove community arguably has one of the better locations in Dana Point for a gated community located near the beach.  Finding a rental property here makes a lot of sense since you have the security of being located behind a private gate as well as a location that is within walking distance down to Strands Beach.  What I really love about this community is the adorable Cape Cod style architecture that can be found here.  Every time I go into this community I feel like I've gone back to the East Coast with white picket fences, white shutters and beautiful landscaping.   There are currently some really nice rental homes available for lease in Cape Cove that range from $6,000 to $9,000 a month.  The first property at $6,000 a month is a two bedroom,

Jun 21

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Dana Point has a limited number of historic properties that are located all throughout the city limits with a high concentration in the downtown area called the Lantern District.  For the most part many of these homes will not offer any kind of a view but there a few select historic properties that will offer nice ocean views.  Depending on your budget there are a couple great places to start your search.  First, on the high end two of the best places to look would be on either the street Beach Road or along the cliffside overlooking the Dana Point Harbor on Santa Clara Avenue.  

Beach Road is a 24 hour guard gated community that features homes that located directly on the sand.  For anywhere in Orange County this is very hard to find and this

May 21

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Dana Point real estate prices have always commanded a premium in price due to being a beach town and located next to the Dana Point Harbor.  Gated communities have always been considered an extra luxury that is reserved for some of the most expensive homes.  There are still some really great values for homes and condos located inside a gated community.  The large majority of these are located in the upscale Monarch Beach area that is just south of the city of Laguna Berach.  There is where the upscale Ritz Carlton and Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort hotels are located as well as some of the most desirable beach front communities like the Strand at Headlands, Ritz Cove, Niguel Shores and Monarch Bay.

Some of the best values located inside a gated

Apr 5

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One of the newest additions to the Lantern Village District is the Prado West complex in Dana Point, California.  Over the last several years there has been a huge development for the Downtown area of Dana Point commonly known as the Lantern District that has been a large construction site with a lot of new buildings being built.  Clients have called into our office inquiring about what will be put in these buildings and this is one of the first to being close to final construction so residents can move into the buildings.  The complex is called Prado West and is dedicated apartments for those looking to lease in the heart of the downtown area of Dana Point.  One of the huge advantages of living here is being able to walk to some really great restaurants

Mar 24

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One of my favorite condo communities in Dana Point is the Tennis Villas neighborhood.  One of the main reasons why I like this area as it has a little bit of everything.  First, if you are looking for a beach and golf course close community then Tennis Villas is hard to beat.  It sits next to the Monarch Beach golf links so if you are an avid golfer you are going to love this location.  The golf links do take a separate membership and they are not affiliated with the Tennis Villas but are within walking distance to the golf links clubhouse which is really convenient. Second, it's all about the views at the Tennis Villas which range from panoramic golf course views as pictured below to some ocean views as well.  Finally, it doesn't hurt being located

Feb 28

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One of the best places to find some of the most affordable rentals in the Dana Point area is at the Harbor Creek community.  In fact, if you are looking for a long term lease for under $2,000 this is a really great place to look.  Of course, there are more expensive rentals in this community but currently one bedroom condos currently start at $1,995 a month.  This is approximately a 650 square foot condo that features nice vaulted ceilings so it gives the illusion of having more space.  2 bedroom units are typically more expensive and currently start at $3,000 and $3,150 a month.  These condos are slightly larger and range from 870 to 913 square feet.  The best part about renting a home here is that the landlord typically pays for the association fees