Rancho San Clemente

Information on the Rancho San Clemente community in San Clemente.  Sam Smith specializes in San Clemente Real Estate

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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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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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The Villagio community is nestled in the Rancho San Clemente subdivision and is supringsly one of the few places to find single family homes in the $500,000 and $600,000 range in San Clemente, California.  The area has a lot of history to it as the Rancho San Clemente was first developed back in the early 1980's when the first community Vista Pacifica condos were built.  These condos offer amazing views of the ocean and enjoy the coastal breezes that come up through the valley.  Soon after that in 1985, the Villagio homes were built.  The neighborhoods were split into two sections with Villagio I homes located directly below Vista Pacifica and Villagio II built just above Vista Pacifica.  It still surprises me that these two communities were not built

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The Harbor View community is one of my favorite communities for finding great ocean and harbor view homes in the Rancho San Clemente area of San Clemente.  These are large estate homes that can reach up to 3,000 square feet of living space and offer a variety of one and two story detached homes.  The location is really ideal as it's located at one of the highest ridges in the Rancho San Clemente area that can offer sensational views.  Not all homes in this community will have views as these are limited to homes located on the perimeter of the neighborhood.

Real Estate prices are surprisingly affordable for ocean view properties in this size of a home and currently run under $1 million dollars.  The homeowners association dues is very reasonable at

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The Vista Pacifica condo complex is one of the most affordable places to find ocean view condos in the San Clemente, California area.  The condos located here often start in the low $200,000 and typically go as high as the mid $300,000 range.  Not all units in this complex will have views of the Pacific Ocean as those are reserved for the condos located on the front and second row buildings. 

Currently, there are four condos for sale in Vista Pacifica which range from $224,000 for a one bedroom, one bath unit to $334,000 for a two bedroom, two bath unit.  Only one of the four condos for sale here has an ocean view as that condo is listed for sale at $232,900 and features one bedroom and one bath with 500 square feet of living space.  The condo is

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Rancho San Clemente is one of my favorite area for showing clients who are looking for Ocean View homes.  When homes were first built in the mid 1980's this area was prime for hundreds of ocean view properties.  Once complete, the Rancho San Clemente area is a wonderful combination of single family home communities mixed in with condo and townhome style residences, many of them offering incredible views of the ocean as pictured below.  San Clemente is known for it's many rolling hills and Rancho San Clemente is one of the highest points in the area.  Home communities gradually go up the hill maximizing the views for all the homes.  Properties located at the top of the ridge have some of the best ocean views to be found in the San Clemente area.  Clear

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If you bought a condo in the Vista Pacifica condo complex in the last 6 years then you have seen a lot of ups and downs with real estate prices.  At one time these one bedroom condos were selling for over $300,000 and then took a dip down to $150,000 during the downturn of the real estate market.  This is also true for condos located on the front row that offers great ocean views.  At the height of the market these were easily selling in the mid $400,000 range and came down to the low $200,000 range just several years ago.

The good news is that the San Clemente condo market is coming back and so are the prices at Vista Pacifica!  Vista Pacific is located in the Rancho San Clemente area and is known for an ideal place to find affordable condos for sale. 

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Homes For Sale in San Clemente with Ocean Views is one of the most requested items when out of state home buyers come to San Clemente to buy a home.  Having an ocean view makes you connected with the ocean and the beach and makes you feel like you are living the California lifestyle.  Recent years have seen ocean view properties come down in price with many single family homes selling in the $500,000 with ocean views!  Where is the best place to look for an ocean view property?  Well that depends what kind of home you want.  Homes located by the beach will be more expensive do to it's location so the amount of ocean view you will have will be very limited unless you get closer to the beach and have a higher budget.  If you are looking to maximize your

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Relocating can always be challenging when considering moving from your current home location.  Moving to an area that you are not familiar with can be scary and not understanding the nuances and price factors that contribute to the different areas can be challenging if you are not working with a skilled San Clemente Realtor.  A good San Clemente Real Estate agent can give you a brief rundown of the city and help you find the perfect San Clemente community for you.  There are so many great areas in the San Clemente area but local knowledge of factors that may effect home prices need to told to any prospective buyers.  These factors can include land shifting, freeway proximity and noise as well as residential and mixed use areas.  Also, make sure to ask for

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The housing market has really started off quickly here in 2012 and we are seeing a record number of buyers out in the marketplace looking for homes.  With the current low inventory of homes finding a home that fits your needs may be tough until we get into the spring and summer months.  If you are looking ahead and wanting to find a home near the San Clemente high school we recommend a couple of areas.  The homes located directly above the high school is called the Broadmoor area.  Here you will find single level homes that are situated to maximize the ocean views.  If you find one high enough on the hill then the views of the ocean can be amazing.  Just east of the high school is the Rancho San Clemente area which has a large number of communities

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If you are looking for tax shelters in today's economy many are turning away from the stock market and heading towards the real estate arena. With record low prices and rock bottom interest rates buying homes has never been cheaper. This is especially true for real estate investors that are buying homes with interest rates in the 4% range! This is something I thought I would never see happen. Buyers are now realizing that their monthly mortgage payment may be less then the amount of rent they can bring in on lower end properties. This can be achieved with putting as little as 20% down for homes under $300,000. We have several clients looking to buy multiple properties in this price range due to the affordability factor and monthly cash flow they will

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If you are familiar with the local San Clemente Real Estate market then you know finding a single family home in the $500,000 range can be difficult.  Homes in San Clemente that come up for sale in this price range typically will sell within a short matter of time.  A recently listed San Clemente Short Sale home for sale has come on the market for $550,000 and located in the San Clemente north area of San Clemente.  The San Clemente north area is a unique are located just north of "Avenida Del Mar" with many beach homes and investment multi units commingling together.  Some of the more well priced beach homes can be found in this area so if you are looking for a home in this price point then the San Clemente north beach area should be a neighborhood to…

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San Clemente Real Estate agent Sam Smith has just listed another San Clemente single family home for sale in the Rancho San Clemente area of San Clemente, California for $549,000.  This two bedroom two bath two story home features peek ocean views in a prime cul-da-sac location.  A bonus loft area along with large vaulted ceilings opens the home up and brings in a lot of natural light.  In addition, the backyard features a jacuzzi tub and large backyard that backs to a private reserve area.  This newly listed San Clemente home for sale is available for showings.  Please contact Sam Smith at 949-291-0424 for more information on this home or any of the single family homes for sale in San Clemente.  Sam specializes in San Clemente Real Estate and looks

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A Brisa Del Mar San Clemente home has just been sold by Sam Smith, a local San Clemente Real Estate agent for $640,000.  This Brisa Del Mar home was located at the end of a cul-de-sac with the ultimate and privacy and quiet living.  Brisa Del Mar is great community located in the Rancho San Clemente area of San Clemente, California.  The homes were built between 1990 - 1992 and feature four to five bedroom homes in the 2,800 square foot range.  A tremendous value for large newer homes in the heart of San Clemente.  The Brisa Del Mar community also features some of the best values for San Clemente Ocean View homes for sale with stunning ocean, catallina and Dana Point Harbor views!  For more information regarding selling your San Clemente home or for

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A Vista Pacifica San Clemente condo has just gone into escrow by Sam Smith, a local San Clemente Real Estate agent.  This two bedroom two bath condo in San Clemente has gone into escrow for the amazing price of $159,900.  The property was a bank owned condo for sale and priced for a quick sale.  San Clemente Real Estate investors and first time home buyers love the Vista Pacifica community due to it's lower priced condos and beach close location.  If you are thinking about buying San Clemente homes for sale then this is a really great time.  These two bedroom condos will typically rent for $1,500 a month which means instant cash flow.  Please contact Sam Smith at 949-291-0424 to help you with your San Clemente Real Estate search.

Vista Pacifica Condos For Sale | San Clemente Real Estate

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Our San Clemente Map Search is a great way to view current homes for sale in the San Clemente, California area.  This is a great tool when you know the general area where you want to live.  The aerial search allows you to look at San Clemente homes for sale in different locations with the click of a mouse.  Our San Clemente Real Estate agents can answer any questions you have about the available San Clemente homes for sale.  Currently there are 395 homes for sale in San Clemente with 274 of these being detached homes for sale.  If you are thinking about buying the San Clemente area please make sure to contact us today with any questions at 949-291-0424 today.

San Clemente Map Search | San Clemente Homes For Sale

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San Clemente Real Estate listings can be found in one place here at our San Clemente Real Estate website.  Our San Clemente Real Estate site showcases all things San Clemente including San Clemente communities, San Clemente homes for sale and San Clemente Real Estate listings.  Our focus is San Clemente and provide the most in depth information regarding San Clemente Real Estate than anyone else.  If you are looking to buy or sell a home here in San Clemente please talk to one of our San Clemente Real Estate agents today.  We will walk you through the seasonal market here in San Clemente and let you know when the best time is to buy or sell here in San Clemente, California.

San Clemente Real Estate Listings | San Clemente Real Estate

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San Clemente Harbor View Homes can be found in many communities here in San Clemente.  When we refer to the "Harbor" we mean the Dana Point Harbor in Dana Point, California.  Some of the notable communities that have great views of the Dana Point Harbor would be the luxury gated community of Sea Pointe Estates, the homes on "Avenida Salvador", Select homes in the San Clemente Pier area and Southwest San Clemente, Harbor Estates, select homes in the Coast district and homes in the Marblehead & Rancho San Clemente area.  Price ranges will range from $425,000 to $2,780,000.  For a complete list of these Harbor View homes please visit our San Clemente Real Estate website today.

San Clemente Harbor View Homes For Sale - San Clemente Real Estate

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San Clemente Real Estate agent Sam Smith has just listed a Brisas Del Mar home in San Clemente, California.  1405 Avenida Tranquila has been listed for $650,000 and is located in the Rancho San Clemente area of San Clemente.  The home features cathedral vaulted ceilings, open floorplan with kitchen and family room combination and a cul-de-sac location with an approximate 2,900 of living space.  The home also features a huge bonus room plus a 3 car garage and enjoys the many ammenities of the Brisa Del mar community including the association pool, spa, park and picnic area.  For more information on this large home for sale please contact Sam Smith at 949-291-0424 today.

Brisas Del Mar - San Clemente | 1405 Avenida Tranquila