December 2013

Found 4 blog entries for December 2013.

Dec 31

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The Dana Point marina and harbor is one of the highlights of Dana Point.  The harbor is a great place to dock your boat and to take a day shuttle to Catalina Island.  Some of the best neighborhoods in Dana Point are naturally located near the Marina and range from luxury gated communities to small condo complex's.  Here is a quick guide for the different communities near the Marina.

1)  The Lantern Bay Estates community is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the Marina area with a nice collection of large two story homes with select properties offering wonderful ocean and Harbor views.  Real Estate prices have remained strong over the years and currently there are no homes offered for sale but expect to find homes between the $1.5 to $2 million

Dec 17

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Monarch Beach has many condo complex's that offer affordable options when looking in this very expensive area of Dana Point.  One of my all time favorite condo complex's in Monarch Beach is the "Tennis Villas."  These are luxury condos located on one single level.  Condos located on the lower level will have a nice patio area while upstairs units have a generous size view deck.  The last condo I sold in this complex had this view of the St. Regis hotel as pictured below.  My client loved the trickling sound of the fountain out front and used the 5 star amenities at the hotel including the day spa, restaurants and walking paths to the beach!  The community is gated with a manual control and features a nice community pool for residents to use.  Many of the

Dec 10

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New Construction homes in the Dana Point area are best located in the new ocean front and ocean view community called "The Strand." In the last 12 months the Strand has been selling ocean view lots in record numbers and many have turned these into re-sale packages with new constructed homes to be built on these lots.  The Strand is recent development here in Dana Point and was the last untouched parcel of ocean front land just several years ago and today more and more homes are being built as the photo that was taken today depicts below.  In the last several years the ocean view lots have been selling steadily even with the downturn in the real estate market.  The community has a lot of to offer including a gated entrance for both the North and South

Dec 3

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This has been an exciting time in the Dana Point real estate market as more and more homeowners and builders are electing to buy vacant land and build custom homes rather than buy re-sale homes.  This is a strong indicator when the market is starting to improve and is a great sign for the local real estate market.  More and more buyers have been looking and purchasing ocean view land in Dana Point, especially in the new Strand Development in Dana Point.  It wasn't too long ago that these parcel lots were selling in the low $2 million range for a custom lot with views of the ocean and just steps down to the beach.  These prime lots have slowly been purchased in the last year and now starting prices currently begin in the mid $4 million range.  At that time