Ritz Pointe Dana Point

The Ritz Pointe Dana Point community is a luxury neighborhood with golf front and ocean view homes.  Residents of this community enjoy paths that take you directly through the Monarch Beach golf course and down to the beach.

Found 16 blog entries about Ritz Pointe Dana Point.

Apr 29

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The summer months are almost upon us and we are starting to see more and more clients looking for vacation rental properties in the Dana Point area.  For the most part, these short term rental properties come furnished but that is not always the case.  Some properties are more Furnished than others and really depends on the owner of the property and how much they feel like they need and want to furnish the property.  One thing we look for when looking for vacation rental properties is finding a listing that comes fully furnished.  This was we know that the home is equipped to handle all of the needs that a client renting a home for a month or more may request.

During the summer months many of the beach properties in the Dana Point area does see an

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

Sep 11

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One of our most requested communities for finding rentals in the Dana Point area is the Ritz Pointe community.  There are a number of reasons why so many are drawn to the community that sits adjacent to the Monarch Beach Resort which was formerly the St. Regis Hotel.  First, the community is guard gated which means there is a full time attendant there 24 hours a day.  In fact, there are actually 2 gates that go into this community which makes it's very convenient.  A lot of people ask us why there is 2 gates for a community that offers affordable condos for sale and for lease and there is a great reason why.  

When these condos were first built they were put next to larger single family home neighborhoods that are much more expensive with some

Feb 11

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What makes a good investment property generally comes down to how much income the property will generate plus how much appreciation can you expect from the home.  These are the two factors every real estate investor looks at when looking to invest in a property.  Some prefer to have a property that will appreciate in a much faster pace which results in more equity as the property is worth more at a later date.  Others prefer to have a higher net income coming into the property on a monthly basis to cover any mortgage payments, taxes and insurance.  There are several properties in Dana Point which are currently being advertised as good investment homes.

One of advertised properties is located in the Marinita gated community.  The 3 bedroom townhome has

Apr 9

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Dana Point has some really great communities that are located near the beach and also represent some of the lowest priced condos.  I recently took a listing in the Spinnaker Run community the is located about a 5 to 10 minute bike ride to the beach and was surprised to learn that it was the lowest priced listing at $325,000.  It was a small condo one one bedroom, one bath and under 600 square feet so it's not for everyone but would be a perfect starter home for a young couple or a nice investment property.  The community offers a nice association pool, spa and a bike trail that takes you down to the beach in about 5 minutes or so.  Not too bad for $325,000 and considering it is currently the lowest priced condo in Dana Point as of the first week in April

Mar 6

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It seems like everyone in Southern California wants to own a home by the beach or at least be able within walking distance to the beach.  Dana Point is no exception that offers a wide range of properties that are an easy walk to the beach from these various neighborhoods.  Real Estate prices will vary a lot from one and two bedrooms priced under $500,000 to luxury homes listed up to $20 million dollars.  Here is a quick guide on where to look if you want to walk to the beach from your Dana Point home.

First, the Ritz Point community is a great place to start.  Here you will find both detached single family homes as well as residential condos.  Expect to find 3 bedroom homes in this community starting around $1.6 million dollars for an approximate 2,400

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

Jan 4

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We are currently working with one real estate buyer who is looking to purchase a condo in the Dana Point area.  His price range is under $600,000 and wants to know what options he has available to him.  This time of the year listings are still hard to come by as most seller's tend to not list their homes during the holidays.  As we get closer to February the inventory of condos available will increase and he will have more options to choose from.  These are the condo buildings that we explained to him will have the best opportunities.

First, our go-to condo building when someone is looking in the $400,000 to $500,000 range are the units located in the gated Ritz Pointe community known as "Monarch Hills" condos.  These are probably the best value when

May 5

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The California Cortina neighborhood is located in the Ritz Pointe gated community in Dana Point, California.  The community shares a common guard gated entrance with the Monarch Hills condos and Ritz Point neighborhood.  This is a great community for those who enjoy larger scale homes with golf course and some ocean views.  The most coveted streets in this neighborhood is called "Cassis."  Homes on this street sit right next to the Monarch Links golf course and have wonderful golf course views.  Some of these houses will also enjoy some ocean views and are located on a single loaded street with no homes located behind them.

The location is really ideal and situated next to the St. Regis & Ritz Carlton resort & spa.  Getting to the beach is an easy 15

Mar 10

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The Ritz Pointe community is one of the top communities in the Monarch Beach area of Dana Point and features stunning golf course views homes.  There are several individual tracts within Ritz Pointe that sit next to the Monarch Beach golf links course that include the California Cortina neighborhood.  There are two streets that run parallel and front the golf course which consist of Via Monarca Street and Cassis Street.  Via Monarca street is located in the Ritz Pointe neighborhood and sits directly next to the golf course.  The below photo shows exactly who close the homes sit next to the golf course with the St. Regis hotel in the background.  Many times these homes will have panoramic ocean views as well.

The other street known as "Cassis" is