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Feb 5

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One of the best places to currently find ocean view lots in Dana Point is the gated South Strand community.   Where exactly is the South Strand located?  If you are familiar with the Monarch Beach and the downtown Lantern Village area of Dana Point the South Strand community is located right in the middle on the oceanfront.  This is considered the very south end of the Monarch Beach area and part of the luxury gated community known as "The Strand at Headlands" which last year had a record sale of $23.5 million dollars.  The two neighborhoods in the Strand are the North Strand with homes along the beach and the South Strand located up the hill with great ocean views.  

Real Estate prices for South Strand lots currently range from $3,100,000 to

Jan 7

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Dana Point, California has many different communities and one of the most unique areas is the Bible Streets neighborhood.  Situated in one of the most eastern sections of Dana Point is a residential neighborhood with streets named after biblical names found in the Bible.  Names like Daniel, Jeremiah, Samuel, Benjamin, Seth, etc are all first names that are commonly found in the Bible and are all streets names that can be found in this one section of Dana Point.  The names are highly unusual for Dana Point as most of the names have more of a nautical theme taken after the Dana Point Harbor which is the city's most famous landmark.  The Bible streets can be found in Dana Point communities like the Landing and Dana Crest.

Real Estate prices in the Bible

Dec 4

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Selling a home can be a tricky thing when looking for the right buyer to buy your home.  From time to time some sellers will offer incentives to help the buyer pick their property over another.  These are often referred to as concessions that are given by the seller to the buyer to put a deal together.  We see this a lot when the real estate market is in a decline and sellers feel the need to offer incentives to get the home sold.  In a strong real estate market it's not very common to see these extra incentives because there potentially may be a large number of buyers who may want to buy your home.

Seller concessions can vary depending on the transition but the most common incentive is to help pay a percentage of the buyers closing costs.  Closing

Nov 2

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Having a home with a dedicated wine cellar is truly a luxury item that is often reserve for very large homes that have the extra space to dedicate to the proper climate control storage of wine.  This is not always the case with smaller homes as their are some wine enthusiasts who have dedicated enough space for a wine cellar. Here is our guide on where to find these homes.

The large majority of these can be found in the new community of "The Strand at Headlands."  These are grand newer construction homes that often feature 7,000 to 10,000 square foot homes that are steps away from the sandy beach and Pacific Ocean.  One of the most common features in the Strand homes is having a dedicated wine cellar room.  The below photo was taken from a home in the

Oct 2

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As we head towards the end of the year we have seen many record sales.  One of the biggest sales happened last month in the Strand at Headlands community.  The record sale of $23.5 million happened at 39 Strand Beach and accordingly to our MLS the most expensive home ever sold in Dana Point history.  What makes this home so unique and expensive?  First, the location is right next to the sandy beach in one of the top neighborhoods in Dana Point called "The Strand at Headlands."  It's one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Dana Point and has had a total of 4 sales over the $9 million dollar price point.  The home itself was huge which occupied 3 different levels with an estimated 9,300 square feet.  The views could clearly be seen from the upstairs

Aug 2

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With real estate prices increasing in the beach communities it's getting much harder to find condos for under $400,000 in Dana Point, California.  There are still some viable good options available in this price point for 4 condo communities that we can recommend.  It seems like it was only a couple of years ago that many of these same condos were priced in the $300,000 range, a true showing of the appreciation values here in Orange County.  Here is our guide to condos in this price range.

The very first place I always recommend when I learn someone is looking for a property under $500,000 is the Ritz Pointe gated community.  It's really hard to get much better in this price point with several amenities that make it more desirable then the rest on this

Jul 3

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Owning a home that's located on a double lot holds a lot of value.  We have seen some really iconic homes that were located on 2 lots be subdivided into two different homes which is really a shame since part of the charm of the home is having the extra land space to really enjoy the Southern California weather and ocean views.  There are still a few homes left that have not been subdivided and still located on double lots. They are few and far between and rarely come on the market for sale.  It's important to note that the price range often reflects the value if the home were subdivided and if two homes were to built in it's place.

A newly listed home in the Lantern Village community has just come on the market and located on a large double lot that

Jun 7

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One of the newest neighborhoods in Dana Point, California is the Ocean Del Rey Estates community.  Situated in the upscale Capistrano Beach area of Dana Point is a collection of 10 semi-custom homes that boarder the Seascape Village and Chateau Clemente communities in San Clemente.  It also offers a very close proximity to the bluff front off Camino Capistrano street with a short distance to local restaurants, shopping and the 5 freeway.  

Currently, the first 3 homes have been released for sale and range from $1,995,000 to $2,250,000.  These are large scale homes that range from 3,944 to 4,297 square feet and can include roof top ocean view decks and a basement level which is very rare for homes located in Southern California.  Some of the other

Apr 5

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We get a lot of calls for clients who are currently looking to rent a home but in the near future be able to purchase a property.  They often ask us if the current owner would consider a lease option that would allow them to lease the home and then purchase it at a later date.  This can be a tricky transaction and often should be negotiated by a licensed California real estate agent who has done this before.  The basic concept is to find a rental property that you like and ask the owner if they are open to selling it.  If they say yes then you have the potential to set up a lease option.  Here are the points you want to consider and negotiate.

First, figure out the current value of the home.  This will be important to establish a fair market value

Feb 6

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One of the most common requests that we get from clients looking to buy in Dana Point is wanting to be able to walk to restaurants, shopping and the beach.  While most people first think about living near the beach in the downtown area they are soon shocked to learn how expensive this can be.  One of the great alternatives that we like to explain to our clients is the area around the Ocean Ranch shopping center which sits on the border of the city limits of Dana Point and Laguna Niguel.  The Ocean Ranch shopping center is home to large brand name retail stores like Trader Joe's, Starbucks's, 24 hour fitness, Cinepolis USA luxury movie theater, Wells Fargo and Ralph's grocery store.  There are also many smaller boutique style retail stores and quality