Forster Ranch San Clemente

The Forster Ranch San Clemente area is home to some of the most exciting communities in San Clemente, California.  Here you will find a wide range of single level ranch homes that were built in the 1970's to newer communities that have been since the year 2000.  By far, the Forster Ranch homes offer some of the best values to be found in San Clemente.

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One of the benefits of living in the Southern California is the sunny weather we get to enjoy pretty much all year around, except for the June gloom that that occurs every year.  Many residents have used this benefit to aide in going green and using solar panels as an alternative to electricity.  The technology in this field has drastically changed over the years and as a result has become more affordable.  Many homes in San Clemente are installing solar panels on their roofs which has become a huge selling point when it comes time to sell.  Markeing a home with solar panels really does appeal to those who want to live a more green focused living and for those who are also cost conciecous who want to save money.

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When I first got into real estate over 20 years ago I always heard the word "turnkey" and had no idea what people were talking about.  It seems like its a favorite word among real estate agents for describing a home that is in excellent condition.  it wasn't later that it was explained to me that it literally meant turn the key in the door and leave without any concern about something falling apart or not working correctly.  Once I got this explanation it started to make sense but I still feel like it's a word that is over used by the real estate community.

Nevertheless, it's a short way to describe a home that needs little to no work done on the home.  Basically, bring your touthbrush and move right in.  This is especially true to describe condos in

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San Clemente has several areas and neighborhoods of homes that can accommodate RV Parking.  One of the first areas that comes to mind is the Forster Ranch area of San Clemente.  One of the reasons that this is the #1 area is due to the age of these homes.  Many of the homes in the Forster Ranch area where built in the 1970's when homes were not built so close together and tend to be located on large over-sized lots.  Many of the lots have special driveways that can accommodate RV Parking directly on the home which is ideal for those who own RV homes.  There are also neighborhoods like Tocayo Canyon in Forster Ranch that have dedicated areas for RV parking.  The best part about the Forster Ranch area is that home prices tend to be much more affordable than

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San Clemente has a wide variety of housing types that include single family homes, condos, townhouses, mobile homes and PUD homes.  What is exactly is a PUD home?  To be honest with you, most local real estate agents here in San Clemente would not have an answer to that question as well.  PUD stands for a Planned Unit Development.  These homes are often detached properties that have been give the tax classification of a PUD home instead of a traditional single family home.  This is also common in detached properties that are classified as condos even though the have the look and feel of a traditional single family home.  Often times this is done for tax reasons and the necessary permits that are required between a condo or a single family home.  When a

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Real Estate agents have a special day when they get to preview brand new listings that come on the market in the San Clemente real estate market place.  This is called "broker preview" since real estate agents and brokers have the ability to view a large number of listings in a short four period.  Often times, agents will spend just a couple minutes looking at a property and then drive on to the next property.  This allows them to be able to see a large number of properties so they are better able to identify properties that may work for their clients.

The dates for properties located in San Clemente, Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano is every Wednesday from 9:30am to 1:30pm. Buyers are also welcome to attend these open houses and can quickly view a

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Nestled in the heart of the Forster Ranch area of San Clemente is several well known condo communities to choose from that include the Colony Tract, Casablanca, Del Cabo and Tocayo Canyon.  First, there is a wonderful community called "Colony at Forster."  The neighborhood get it's name from the Forster Family who owned much of the land that is not called Forster Ranch and was largely developed in the 1970's.  Colony at Forster is a collection of townhouses built in the mid 1980's that have the look and feel of a traditional single family home as pictured below.  This is a small cluster of properties that rarely come on the market for sale due to the low number of homes here.  On average, three to four townhouses will come on the market in any given year.

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San Clemente is well known as a small beach town with many of the homes built very close to each other, especially near the beach. Many visitors from other parts of the country are used to having homes with large sized lots and are always asking the best areas to looking for homes with over an acre of land attached to it. This is our best guide to for homes that may match that criteria.

First, the Forster Ranch area is a great place to start. This is an area located east of the 5 freeway with many homes located on large over-sized lots. Many of the homes will occupy around 10,000 square feet but there is one community that is well known for having homes on one acre lots. This neighborhood is called Forster Ranch Estates and this is a custom home area

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The residential real estate market has seen a lot of changes in the last couple months as the market is starting to shift back into a seller's market.  When this happens real estate prices tend to go up as inventory of available homes is very limited.  Finding a single family home under $500,000 is almost a thing of the past unless you know were to look.  Here is a quick guide to the best communities to find these great deals!

First, the Tocayo Canyon community has always been well known for offering some of the lowest priced single family homes in the San Clemente.  Located in the Forster Ranch area of San Clemente which is situated on east side of the 5 freeway off the "Camino De Los Mares" exit.  Head inland about one mile and the community is

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One of the expensive communities in San Clemente is the Forster Ranch Estates neighborhood.  Compared to other homes in the Forster Ranch area the Forster Ranch Estates is a true analomity with homes that are nearly double to triple the size of surrounding homes.   The community has a lot going for it with huge over-sized lots, views of the ocean and estate homes that are often over 4,000 square feet of living space.  There have been many homes built in this area with a small selection of lots that are still available for sale.

One current ocean view lot of sale is 3015 Eminencia Del Norte located in the Forster Ranch Estates community.  The lot features well over an acre of land with an estimated 24,000 square foot ocean view flat pad that is ready for

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The Reserve South community is one of the best places to find ocean view homes in the San Clemente for under $1 million dollars.  This price tag may seem expensive to some but compared to other similar ocean view homes in the area the homes in the Reserve South have a lot to offer.  First, the location is really ideal.  Situated on a ridge in the Forster Ranch area, the homes have panoramic views of the ocean through the valley.  Second, the homes are large for the area and often have over 2,600 square feet of living space and are much larges that other similar ocean view homes in San Clemente.  Finally, the homes are still considered newer construction with homes built in 2003 and have modern amenities and well designed floor plans.

The Reserve South

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There are several new properties that have come on the market in the Forster Ranch area in San Clemente that offer tremendous value and opportunity. We consider this our best buy section as homes are selling very quickly in this price point in San Clemente.

Forster Ranch San Clemente Home For Sale at 3900 Carta De Plata, San Clemente, California 92673

This property is located in the secluded El Encanto area of Forster Ranch.  It's a nice home with 4 bedrooms located on a cul-de-sac street and just came on the market 7 days ago.  Listed for sale at $885,000 with 2,519 square feet, the home is priced at $351 per square foot.  The nice part about this home is the corner lot location that features 8,398 square feet.  Average size lots in San Clemente average 5,000 square feet so this is a larger than normal size lot.  The home has true pride of

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A San Clemente Forster Ranch home has just been sold by San Clemente Real Estate agent Sam Smith who represented the seller.  5508 Costa Escondida, San Clemente is located in the Forster Highlands area of Forster Ranch and specifically in the Ridgemore neighborhood.  The property is widely known as one of the premier lot in the area with a very large 13,000 square foot lot.   A large front and back yard complete with a basketball court, outdoor fireplace area and big grassy area.   Inside the property featured a large master suite with deep soaking jacuzzi tub and a large covered gazebo on the 2nd level that overlooked the Forster Ranch Valley.  The home was sold as a standard sale and sold within 2 weeks of being on the market by Sam Smith.

The Forster

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Glen Ridge Estates and the Forster Ranch area are the best kept secrets for finding homes with large lots.  Often times our clients will ask us for homes with pools or homes with pool size lots for under $700,000 and we immediately educate them on select communities in the Forster Ranch area.  If you are not familiar with the San Clemente marketplace then let us educated you here.  Forster Ranch is located on the east side of the freeway in San Clemente.  Basically, the 5 freeway cuts right through the middle of San Clemente and is the natural divider between homes located on the west side of the freeway near the beach and homes located on the east side where you will find panoramic ocean view homes up in the hills. 

One of the areas on the east side is

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A Forster Highlands San Clemente home listed by San Clemente Real Estate agent Sam Smith has gone into escrow.  5917 Camino Rocoso is located in the Ashton community in Forster Ranch and was listed for $550,000.  This single level home had a huge interest upon being placed on the market and received 8 multiple offers.  The property featured 4 large bedrooms with a nice open floor plan.  The home as located on a quiet cul-da-sac street with a large front and backyard.  The housing inventory in San Clemente is extremely low and there are many buyers looking for homes under $550,000.  Forster Ranch is one of the best places to find homes in this price range as properties tend to be less expensive than other parts of the city.  First time home buyers and real

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Forster Ranch is a diverse section of San Clemente where you will find a nice mixture of newer and older communities the co-exist with each other.  One of the newer sections of the Forster Ranch area is the Forster Highlands community.  The Forster Highlands community is a mixture of six different communities that have been built in the last 10 years or so that showcase Spanish, Mediterranean and Bungalow style homes with all the modern amenities you would want. 

Among one of the communities is the Ridgemore area where the new home located at 5508 Costa Escondida has been listed for $825,000.  The home features a one third acre lot with sports court, outdoor fireplace entertainment area and one of the best view gazebo's to be found in the area.  The

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Finding a home in today's market can be tough when faced with the record low inventory of homes in the San Clemente Real Estate market.  One of the best deals in the current marketplace are "short sales" as bank owned and foreclosures properties have almost disappeared from our market.  Short Sales are considered distressed sales but have many significant differences than a foreclosure property.  The main difference is time.  If are willing to be patient and have time to wait for a bank to make a decision on a short sale then they may be the perfect vehicle for you in finding your dream home. 

A new short sale listing has come on the market in the "Reserve South" community in San Clemente.  For those not familiar with San Clemente, the "Reserves" is a

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The Reserves is one of the most exciting communities that has been built in the last 10 years in San Clemente.  Known as one of the best family neighborhoods, the Reserves are located in the Forster Ranch area of San Clemente where four separate communities have been built.  All four of these communities are located behind electric gates which offers an extra layer of security when living in the Reserves.  The communities are simply known as the Reserve West, Reserve East, Reserve North and Reserve South.  If you are looking for a gated community under $800,000 with ocean views then the Reserves are a great place to start.  The homes were built around 2004 and built in the Spanish, Mediterranean and Arts and Crafts styles.  Homes sizes, views and prices