July 2011

Found 10 blog entries for July 2011.

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If you have always wanted to live by the beach then you will be surprised to learn that you can live in a beach community in Southern California for under $1,500,000.  The Breakers community in San Clemente, California is a luxury gated community shared with three other luxury communities:  Cotton Point Estates, Cyprus Shore and Cyprus Cove.  The Breakers is the least expensive community of the four and still offers the same great amenities of a private beach, large community swimming pool and tennis courts and the security of living behind a 24 hour guard gated community!  There is currently one home listed for sale in the Breakers for $1,499,000 and offers all the great features listed above.  If you are looking for one of the best communities in

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Finding Talega Gated Community Homes For Sale Under $700,000 has become much easier with the recent change to the San Clemente housing market.  Several years ago it was almost impossible to find a large Talega home located in a gated community for under $700,000.  Times have changed and Talega home buyers have the perfect opportunity to buy quality two story Spanish homes for $700,000 or less.  A good example of this is a home located in Vittoria gated community in Talega listed for $700,000.  This 5 bedroom, 3 bath home is ideally located in the gated community of Vittoria & Catania here in Talega.  If you looking in this price range in Talega it's smart to educate yourself on the short sale process.  Most of the homes in this price range in Talega are

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San Clemente Real Estate Agent Sam Smith has JUST SOLD and Closed Escrow on 618 Calle Campana, San Clemente, CA 92672 for $618,000.  618 Calle Campana was a four-plex located in the north side of San Clemente near the gated community of Sea Pointe Estates.  The four units had been owned by an individual who was unable to pay the monthly mortgage payments for this income property.  As a result, he tried loan modifications with no resolve.  He then turned to Sam Smith to short sale his San Clemente property.  The property was listed and multiple offers were received on the property.  Various stages of negotiations took place with the bank withe the final result of the short sale being approved.  If you are in the same situation as this owner, and are unable

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Cyprus Cove San Clemente is one of the best kept secrets in San Clemente.  A gated community that is often out shinned by it's too neighboring oceanfront gated communities consisting of Cotton Point Estates and Cyprus Shore.  Cyprus Cove is a beachfront community that offers direct access to a private beach, community pool and tennis and the security of a 24 guard gated entrance.  If you have always wanted to live near the beach and live the ability to walk down to the beach in just minutes then Cyprus Cove may be the right community for you.  A Cyprus Cove listing has just had a recent $100,000 price reduction and homes can be found in the $1,200,000, $1,488,000 and $1,680,000 price ranges.  A lot of buyers don't realize how affordable it has become to

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If you are visiting the Southern California area and are looking to see the different oceanfront communities in Orange County we reccommend the Cyprus Shore area.  If you are not familiar with San Clemente then you will be pleasantly surprised to learn that a luxury beachfront gated community exists that boasts some of the best luxury homes at prices half of what you can find in the neighboring beach communities in Orange County.  Cyprus Shore provide residents with luxury living with a private beach, association pool & tennis and some of the best surf breaks in all of California!  Trestles & Cottons Point surf break is right in your backyard and a quick tunnel takes you right to the beach from your home.  Home prices start around $2 million dollars and

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Summer is always a busy time as everyone seems to be on vacation here in Southern California.  One of the most common questions that we get from visitors is where the most expensive gated community is located here in San Clemente, California?  To answer that you need to know a little history about San Clemente.  San Clemente is probably best known for the Nixon White House.  President Nixon would spend his vacation time here in San Clemente, California in an area known as Cotton's Point or now officially known as Cotton Point Estates.  Here housed his "Spanish Mansion" that overlooked the ocean on the very southwest part of town.  The estate was sold several decades ago and the land the occupied the estate was divided up and now is home to 14 luxury

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San Clemente Real Estate Agent Sam Smith has just sold a San Clemente home located in the Amalfi tract in Talega.  11 Via Zamora was listed as a distressed sale where the owners requested for an approval on a their short sale listing.  The Sam Smith team negotiated with the bank and got the bank to agree to sell the home for $400,000 less than what they bought for at the height of the real estate market in 2007.  A Short Sale is a great way to get from underneath an upside down mortgage if you can show adequate hardship to the bank.  For a free consultation to see if you qualify to short sale your mortgage please contact the Sam Smith team at 949-291-0424.  We specialize in Talega short sales and have a solid track record for getting short sales approved

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Many of our buyers are looking for golf course view real estate here in San Clemente, California.  Some of the best golf course view homes can be found in the Talega area where you will find luxury homes set against a championship golf course!  A newly listed golf course view home has just come on the market in the Carmel neighborhood in San Clemente and listed for $640,000.  Talega golf course view condos typically start in the low $400,000 range if you can find one as inventory of these homes is really low right now.  If you are looking for a single family home with golf course views then be prepared to spend at least $550,000 for 3 bedroom home that is over 2,000 square feet in the Amalfi community.  Of course, if your budget allows, you will find many

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A San Clemente Ocean View property has just been listed by local San Clemente Real Estate agent, Sam Smith.  1635 Calle Las Bolas is an ocean view two unit home that is located literally steps away from the ocean!  The home features three bedrooms, two baths and two view decks for the penthouse unit with upgraded kitchen, large living room with wood beam ceilings.  The lower level unit features two bedrooms and two baths with a large view deck as well.  All decks are very large with patio furniture and plenty of space to entertain and take in the views.  If you love the beach then this location can not be beat.  Walk out your door and the beach is close enough to almost be in your backyard!  If you would like additional information on this San Clemente

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A San Clemente Short Sale Home located at 609 E Avenida San Juan closed escrow today and sold by local San Clemente Short Sale agent, Sam Smith.  609 E Avenida San Juan is an ocean view three bedroom home with stunning ocean views from this hillside Southeast San Clemente location.  The property was listed as a short sale where multiple offers were received on the property.  A lot of home buyers are looking for "deals" in the local San Clemente marketplace and this property fits that criteria.  The property sold for $609,000 which is a great price for a 3 bedroom ocean view home here in San Clemente, California.  If you are in the market to buy a home and can be patient through the short sale process, which can take anywhere from 2-6 months, then buying a