San Clemente Homes

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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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There are always seems to be a limited number of historic homes for sale in San Clemente at any given time but this is often not the case when looking to rent one of these older homes.  The main concentration of these historic homes can be found near the city center which is commonly referred to as downtown San Clemente. This is the main area that leads down to the San Clemente Pier where many great restaurants and shopping can be found.  The downtown area offers a good mixture of apartments, condos and residential homes with a huge number of rentals available at any given time.

What to expect for rental prices for historic properties?  The most affordable rentals with be studio apartments located in a historic property.  These can often be found

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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 is a small beach town with a nice mixture of residential homes, condo and apartment buildings.  For the most part residential lots are pretty small and feature only one single family home located on it.  There are a few exceptions to this and typically can be found in homes that were built before the 1950's in the downtown section where two homes were built one lot.  These homes were often vacation beach homes were both homes would accommodate their owners and their extended families.  Most of these older properties in San Clemente were destroyed due to builder newer homes or condo buildings so finding these type of unique properties on one lot is very rare.

One of the benefits for buying a property like this is that you have the potential

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Living in San Clemente can be very expensive, especially the looking for a traditional single family home.  For those open to living in a manufactured or mobile home then real estate prices are much more affordable.  There is a very nice senior community called Shorecliffs Terrace that is located adjacent to the Shorecliff's Golf Course and just minutes to the beach.  What's more, home prices are often found under the $500,000 price point.  Select homes in this neighborhood will also offer nice golf course and ocean views too.

What is it like to live in Shorecliffs Terrace?  First, you need to be 55 years of age or older to live in this community.  The spouse also needs to be at least 45 years of age or older so keep that in mind when looking here.

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San Clemente real estate prices over the last several years has really since an increase which is making it harder to find properties for sale under the $500,000 price point.  The days are gone where you can find a single family home in this price range leaving only residential condos.  There are just a few select places to look in order to find the best deals in San Clemente for under $500,000.

The first place to find the best deals is the Vista Pacifica complex.  It wasn't too long ago that you could find a nice one bedroom condo for under $200,000 in this complex.  Today, condos currently start $275,000 for a one bedroom unit with 560 square feet.  Two bedroom condos are even more expensive and currently start at $389,000 and go up to $409,990.  The

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It's hard to find any new community in Southern California being built that doesn't have the added Mello Roos bond attached to it.  For those new to the California real estate market the word "Mello Roos" will be an unfamiliar term, as it was when I first moved here to California.  In essence, a Mello Roos bond is typically a monthly fee that is paid on top of any homeowners association fee and any individual mortgage.  For the most part this is only associated with new communities as you rarely see Mello Roos tax on older homes.  In San Clemente, the most popular area to find Mello Roos is the Talega area which features over 40 communities that all have the added Mello Roos bond fee.  Mello Roos bonds are normally around 30 years and the fee goes towards

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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 Sea Ridge Estates community is one of the best kept secrets for finding large estate homes with wonderful ocean and canyon views.  The neighborhood is quietly located behind the gates of the ocean view street of Avenida Salvador in San Clemente.  Here you will find 44 luxury homes that have been built for the last 27 years.  The average size home in Sea Ridge Estates is about 4,500 square feet with a total of four bedrooms and four baths.  It's not uncommon to find homes up to 6,000 square feet which are some of the largest in this community.  Real Estate prices for a 4,000 square foot home is normally priced around the $2 million dollar price point with larger homes topping the $3 million dollar price point.  We did a quick search to see what has

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The San Clemente North area is an excellent place to find lower priced and cute beach bungalows in San Clemente, California.  The North section of town offers a diverse collection of residential housing with a high concentration of condos, duplex and triplex properties.  There are also several streets were there is a high concentration of small beach bungalows that offer two to three bedrooms and located on an average 5,000 square foot lot.  The neighborhood is very up and coming with real estate prices reflective of this.  Currently, there are several small beach bungalow homes that are on the market for sale under $750,000.

One of the biggest communities in this area is the Seascape Village neighborhood that offers single level homes that are often

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The real estate market is constantly changing, especially over the last 8 years.  We have seen a real spike in real estate prices but the San Clemente real estate market is seasonal so our high selling season starts in January and usually continues through mid September.  In the fall and winter months through Christmas the market can be relatively slow, and this even magnified more as the presidential elections have everyone in a holding pattern.  Some of the best deals can be found in these 4 months with sellers that need to sell their home.  These seller motivated homes have the potential to be good opportunities for buying a home at a good price.  There are certain things to look for when buying a home in San Clemente.

First, know your comps.  Your

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San Clemente is well known for being a small beach town that had it's origins of being a vacation destination for those who lived in the greater Los Angeles area.  Back in the 1920's many rich owners would build small residences in San Clemente to use part time vacation properties.  Because of these factors it's not uncommon to find smaller beach cottages that are often under 1,000 square feet of living space and feature one to two bedrooms.  The Spanish style homes dating back to the 1920's and 30's are called "Ole Hanson" named after the founder of the city.  These cottages often feature two to three bedrooms and located on the ocean side of the 5 freeway in the Southwest San Clemente, North San Clemente and Downtown San Clemente areas.  There are a few

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The downtown area of San Clemente is a vibrant place to live with lots of new restaurants and boutique stores opening up.  People love this area due to the close proximity to the beach and the shopping district on Avenida Del Mar.  Historically, this area has always commanded a premium in price with very low inventory of housing available for sale on the open market.  Real Estate prices for single family homes rarely dips below $750,000 for a single family home which makes this new listing at 150 Avenida Sierra such a great buy.  The property just came on the market and features a total of three bedrooms, two baths with 1,400 square feet of living space.  What's truly amazing about this home is the interior craftsmanship with wood beamed ceilings, brick

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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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Anticipation is growing as ground has been recently broken for the new Sea Summit at Marblehead community in San Clemente, California.  After years of being on hold the mega retail shopping center of Vista Hermosa is in full swing with many of the structures being currently built as well as new homes that will be built by Taylor Morrison home builder.  What buyers can expect is for new model homes to become available later this summer and 309 homes being offered for sale to the general public. 

The Sea Summit at Marblehead will be split into four different neighborhoods and offer homes starting at just under $1 million dollars.  As a local San Clemente Realtor I know local residents are seriously considering a move to the new homes being built here as

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The Mariners Point community is a hidden gem when looking for large scale homes that offer views of the Pacific Ocean.  Located at the top of the ridge in the Southeast section of San Clemente is a premier neighborhood that offers wonderful views.  Since the 5 freeway runs through the middle of San Clemente it's very hard to find an ocean view home that doesn't have some kind of freeway noise.  The Mariner's Point community seems to be the exception to this rule with wonderful ocean and coastline views looking down towards San Diego with the street "Avenida Salvador" which acts as a sound buffer.

The homes in this area are typically two story and built in the Traditional, Spanish, Tudor and Mediterranean architectural styles.  Real Estate prices are

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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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Harbor Estates is one of the best ocean view neighborhoods in all of San Clemente.  This is especially true when looking for a home in the low $1 million dollar range.  It's offers a unique location situated in the city limits of San Clemente and neighbors San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point.  Located on the east side of the freeway the homes have panoramic ocean views with little to no obstruction as pictured below.  View properties normally start selling in the mid $800,000 range and have sold for as much as $1,300,000 in the past year.

For those sensitive to freeway noise should taken cation as the homes located on the lower streets of Harbor Estates will have freeway noise.  This can be true of homes located on the upper levels as well but It seems

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The Miraleste community is located in the Talega area of San Clemente.  Talega is one of the newest master planned communities in San Clemente that was originally started in the year 2000.  Since this time over 40 new communities have been built offering over 3,000 homes in the outlining area of San Clemente.  One of the first communities to be built was the Miraleste community which finished building homes in the 2002 -2003 time frame.  What makes this community unique is that the homes back to the natural canyon reserve and offers panoramic views of the canyon, valley with peek ocean views.  Home prices will typically be right under $1 million dollars for a 4-5 bedroom with 3,000+ square feet of living space.

As with all the communities in Talega

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The Broadmoor area of San Clemente is situated in the hill side area directly behind the San Clemente High School as pictured below.  It's a very quiet community that is home to many of the single level homes that can be found in San Clemente.  The location is ideal and situated high on a hillside that has nice views of the ocean.  As you make your way up the hill the views keep getting better with panoramic views of the ocean.  The homes were built 1974 to 1976 and normally feature three to four bedrooms with an average 2,000 square foot home with an attached 2 car garage.  These are classic ranch style homes with large living and family rooms and bedrooms located off a narrow hallway.  The backyards face the ocean and the lot sizes tend to be very