Dana Point Real Estate Agent

Local Dana Point Real Estate Agent Sam Smith specializes in Dana Point Real Estate.  A member of Luxury Real Estate.com and has sold homes in many Dana Point communities.

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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

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

Jan 25

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The year 2020 is in the review mirror now and we are all looking optimistically for the year 2021.  The Dana Point real estate market was very active in the last spring, summer and winter months as low inventory and reduced mortgage interest rates really drove the demand for buyers looking to make a purchase.  So far in January 2021 the record activity continues as homes are not staying on the market for very long if they are priced correctly.  There are many buyers in the market right now that are looking for new construction homes that will be built and completed this year in 2021.   These are typically individual property owners selling homes as spec homes and not homes located in a brand new community.

With this being said, the best community to

Nov 9

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One of my favorite gated neighborhoods in Dana Point is the Regatta tract.  One of the reasons why this is such a great community is the prime Monarch Beach location that is just minutes to the bluff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and the Dana Point Harbor and a short driving distance to the beach.  If you are lucky enough to find a property that has an ocean view then that is a big selling point.  Over the last several years there has been several rentals that have come on the market each year.  On average, there are 6 to 10 rentals that come up for lease that have a wide variety of a range.  In 2020, we have seen rentals from $3,200 for a three bedroom, two bath home to $6,000 a month for a newly renovated ocean view home.  For the most part these are

Oct 20

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Dana Point is a beach town that has a wide range of views and most well known for it's ocean views that sometimes can over look the Dana Point Harbor.  One of the other surprisingly nice views are those mountain views that can be seen from a few select neighborhoods and locations. The highest concentration of these homes can be found in the central part of Dana Point and typically found in homes that are located on a high point that offers them a variety of views.  One of the neighborhoods I really love for Mountain views is the Dana Knolls neighborhood which is a great community for a variety of reasons.  For starters, It's an area that is predominantly filled with single family homes that are often cute bungalow style one story homes.  The community