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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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

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

Dec 6

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The year 2016 has almost come to an end and a quick look back at what has sold this year is truly amazing.  For the most part 2016 has been a really strong year for real estate sales in Dana Point as real estate price continued to inch up while mortgage rates still remained low for a large portion of the year.  We had some very high sales this year that took place in The Strand at Headlands and Ritz Cove communities.  These always tend to have the most expensive homes for sale so it's no surprise that the highest sales occurred here.  Here is a quick recap on the highest sales in Dana Point for the 2016 calendar year.

The highest sale this year took place at 47 Strand Beach Drive in Dana Point.  This home is located in the gated community of the Strand

Nov 7

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Dana Point is a small beach town with many homes offering various price points.  For those seeking an oceanfront home or a new construction home on the beach then there are several neighborhoods that offer luxury properties listed for over $10 million dollars.  Here is a quick guide to help you determine the right neighborhood for you.

The first luxury community is commonly known as "The Strand."  This is one of the newest neighborhoods in Dana Point that offers parcels of land directly on the beach or several streets up from the beach with stunning ocean views.  This was advertised as one of the last oceanfront communities in Southern California which is located in front of Strands Beach and south of the Ritz Carlton Hotel.  The neighborhood first

Aug 15

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Dana Point has five different areas to find ocean view homes with the highest concentration found in the surrounding areas of the Dana Point Harbor, Monarch Beach and the Capistrano Beach area.  Currently, single family homes in Dana Point start at around $600,000 with a large selection of these properties up to $750,000.   These will be simple starter homes that often will feature two to three bedrooms and average 1,400 square feet of living space.  Single family homes offering ocean views will add a bump in price as they currently start at $650,000 for a two bedroom home under 1,000 square feet with an ocean view from the front yard area.  For those looking for a better ocean view it's recommend to look up to one million dollars as the inventory will

Jun 21

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Dana Point is a small harbor town that is located approximately one hour south of the city of Los Angeles.  In the early 1920's through 1950's many tiny houses where built as small second vacation residences for those living in Los Angeles who wanted a beach house.  This was a very common trend as their main residence would be in the Los Angeles and a weekend beach house would be located in Dana Point.  Tiny houses in Dana Point are normally under 1,000 square feet and feature one to two bedrooms.  The bulk of these properties are located in the oldest section of town called the "Lantern Village" district.  This is a popular area due to the close proximity to the downtown shopping in Dana Point that can easily be walked to from most locations in this

May 19

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There is a Dana Point community that is similar in many ways to the ocean front community of Malibu Colony in Malibu, Colony.  The Malibu Colony neighborhood is one of the most famous oceanfront communities in Malibu which is home to high end net worth individuals and celebrities. Some of the most expensive real estate can be found here that offers a 24 hour guard gated entrance and strict entrance for only residents and their guests.  Dues to this exclusivity it's become one of the most desirable beach front locations in Malibu.

The Beach Road community is Dana Point is very similar in many aspects.  It's also a premier oceanfront gated community that features homes located next to the sandy beach with a variety of 300 beach front homes.  It offers a