The Catania gated community in Talega is not one of the well known neighborhoods in San Clemente. The community is located at the very end of Talega tucked away in a quiet area that has restricted access to non-residents due to it's gated entrance. I truly believe this is one of Talega's best kept secret since the floor plans are some of the best to be found in the Talega.
The community is split into two different sections, one located on the west side of the street "Avenida Talega" and have incredible ocean views. I would venture to say these are the best ocean views you can find in Talega for under $1 million dollars. The homes on the west side will have less of a view are are located on three quiet streets. The model homes were actually located on this side and were the first homes as you enter into the community on the right hand side.
If you are like most home buyers in today's market you are looking for a deal. Since most Talega homes have come down in price nearly 50% and a large majority of these homes will be short sale listings. Currently there is only one home for sale in the Catania community and currently listed at $670,000 as a short sale. The home at 38 Via Cartama features 5 bedrooms, 5 baths will an approximate 3,800 square feet. The listing indicates that have accepted an offer that has been submitted to the bank but are currently taking back-up offers. My experience with short sales is that nearly 1/3 to 1/2 of these buyers end of buying another home while they are waiting for the approval so making a back-up offer is always a good use of your time.
In 2012, we have seen 8 properties sell in the Catania neighborhood ranging from $745,000 to $875,000 with a couple of these properties offering ocean views. My recommendation is to get on a list of new short sale listings as they come on the market in Talega and contact an agent right away when you see a home that will work for you. The San Clemente Real Estate market is moving very quickly right now, especially for homes under $800,000.
San Clemente 25 Via Soria
This highly upgraded home with wide open views of the ocean, hills, golf course, sunset, and July 4th fireworks awaits in Catania, one of only 4 gated communities in Talega. Meticulously maintained, the five-bedroom (one on lower level) estate, shows like a model home with every luxe appointment imaginable. Designer wall coverings, stacked stone accent walls, built-ins, high-end lighting and wainscoting are among the many impactful design elements that elevate the home’s interiors. The though...$1,374,999
San Clemente 33 Via Soria
Exceptional 5-bedroom Catania home, situated on one of the most coveted ocean-view lots in Talega. 33 Via Soria will captivate you with tranquil ocean, golf course and park views! Thoughtfully upgraded, this home offers great amenities for any Buyer including: A Recently remodeled ocean view backyard on an oversized lot complete with a brand new hot tub, a built in Lynx BBQ palapa and a luxurious outdoor fire place; Gorgeous Chef’s style kitchen upgraded with Wolff appliances, white Shaker c...$1,285,000
San Clemente 44 Via Cartama
Welcome to 44 Via Cartama located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the San Clemente gate-guarded community of Catania. This prime location captures maximum daylight with western facing sunsets and is surrounded by a nature reserve and golf course that adds to the exclusivity of the home. This upgraded two story home offers 5 bedrooms, with 4 full baths. A second-floor bonus room can be used as a play room or comfortable living room with French doors that open to a private balcony. At 3,547 square fee...$1,199,000