January 2015

Found 4 blog entries for January 2015.

Jan 27

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The Ritz Pointe neighborhood is located in the very upscale Monarch Beach area is located next to the St. Regis hotel.  Within this guard gated community are several individual neighborhoods that include residential condos and single family homes.  The condos located here are some of the most affordable units in the Monarch Beach area and offer one to two bedroom units that can offer views of the ocean.  The condos are approximately 25 years old and are located three different levels with a nice community clubhouse, pool and spa area.  

Real Estate prices in the last year ranged from a one bedroom, one bath condo that sold for $275,000 to $485,000 for a two bedroom, two bath ocean view unit.  The majority of condos here will fall in the mid $300,000 to

Jan 20

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Niguel Shores in Dana Point, California is made up of a lot of different neighborhood that are within the guard gated entrance.  A very nice community called "The Villas" is located across the street from the main Niguel Shores neighborhood and has it's own individual gated entrance off Selva Road which is commonly known as the "Garibaldi Entrance" as pictured below.  The Villas are one story Spanish style homes located on four small individual cul-de-sac streets with attached garages and interior courtyards.  Built in the late 1970's, these homes have a lot of character and charm with vaulted ceilings, outdoor decks with properties located around the permitter offering wonderful ocean and Catalina Island views.

Real Estate prices for the Villas are

Jan 13

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Monarch Bay is one of the more exclusive gated neighborhoods in Dana Point and is one of the most expensive ocean front communities.  Only a small select homes will be located on the bluff front which resides next to the "Three Arch Bay" community to the north and the Ritz Carlton neighborhood called "Ritz Cove" to the south.  These are often understated homes that are single level and located on large over-sized lots.  Many of the bluff front properties have coastline and white water views looking towards the San Clemente area.  

The Monarch Bay community has had an interesting period in the last 5 years with the owners being able to purchase the land from underneath their homes.  We discussed this issue in a previous article which talked about the

Jan 6

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The Lantern Bay Villas condo complex is one of the closest communities near the Dana Point Harbor and Doheny Beach.  Situated on the ocean side of Pacific Coast Highway and a half a block to the harbor is a large complex that is well known for their ocean and harbor views.  The complex sits directly across the street from the Lantern Bay Estates community and offers two to four bedroom condos with select units offering views of the Pacific Ocean.  This a gated neighborhood with units offering dual master suites, nine foot ceilings and gourmet kitchens with formal dining rooms.  The interiors often include living room fireplaces, air-conditining and private balconies.

Ocean Views come at a premium in Lantern Bay Villas since a large majority of the