San Clemente Ocean View Condos

Our San Clemente Real Estate agents specialize in San Clemente Ocean View Condos For Sale in San Clemente, California.  Ocean View condos will vary in price depending on the location and size of the condo.

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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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Southwest San Clemente is widely considered one of the best neighborhoods in San Clemente by many who live here.  While the community is predominately filled with residential homes there are also some nice condo and townhouses located in this area.  One of the best places to look is near the State Park area which has a large number of oceanfront, ocean view and residential condos.  A perfect example of this is a new listing that just came on the market at 268 Avenida Montalvo #1 in San Clemente.  The two bedroom condo features two levels of living space with a total of 1,648 square feet.  It comes with an attached two car garage and features wonderful ocean views as well as coastline views looking towards Dana Point.  It's currently priced at $1,399,000.

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If you are in the market for finding a nice ocean view condo on the ocean side of the 5 freeway then the Florencia condos may offer the perfect property for you.  Situated on the north side of town and west of El Camino Real and the 5 freeway is a small condo complex built in 2007 located at 1503 Calle Mirador that is referred as "Florencia Condos."  There are two residential condos located at this address with unit #A featuring a total of 3 bedrooms, 3 baths with 1,500 square feet of living space.  Unit #B is a 2 bedroom, 3 bath condo with a total of 1,460 sure feet.  Both units come with a one car garage and offer nice ocean views.  

1503 Calle Mirador Unit #A is currently on the market for sale at $995,000.  It's being advertised as a Contemporary

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The long awaited Sea Summit community is in full production with many new constructions homes completed and the new owners happy to be living in this exciting new housing tract.  3 of the 4 neighborhoods offer detached single family homes with only one tract offering attached condos for sale.  The condo tract is commonly referred to as the "Sea Summit Aqua" neighborhood that features 5 individual condos that are attached with one or two common walls.  These condos are what we call townhouses here in California with two levels of living space.  The main living quarters like the kitchen, family room and dining area are all located on the lower level and all the bedrooms are located upstairs.  All the condos come with attached two car garages and direct

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Buena Vista is an ocean front street located in the north area of San Clemente.  One of the best values along this street are the condos located at 1412 Buena Vista.  Even though the condos are not located on the bluff front side of the street many of the condos have direct ocean views as the steps leading down to the beach are located directly in front of these condos which affords direct views.  Many also love this building for it's low price point with condos often selling for under one million dollars.  There are only 10 units located here with 5 located on the upper level and 5 located down below.  Units in this complex come with a detached garage and can offer high ceilings, open floor plan, outdoor deck or patio and a custom fireplace.  There is

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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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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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As we head into the 2016 Presidential Elections one thing is for certain, real estate prices in San Clemente are at an all time high.  This is especially true to residential condos that currently starts at $405,000 for a non-view two bedroom condo.  These prices are very reminiscent of 2007 when prices were at the top of the market right before the housing market crashed.  The biggest thing moving the market right now are low interest rates and the consumer feeling positive about the economy.  With that being said there is a lot of anxiety of what will happen next year.  Many have predicated that we are in a real estate bubble and an adjustment is soon to happen to correct these high real estate prices.  This is further backed up by the Feds wanting to

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San Clemente has many visitors coming from various parts of the country looking to buy a small home by the beach.  Real Estate prices here in Southern California has much higher than other areas as the demand for housing is very high here.  Most newcomers to San Clemente prefer to have some kind of a view when purchasing a new home but sometimes forget that there is a huge premium put on for ocean view properties.  A price tag of $450,000 will get you a large house in other parts of the country but here in San Clemente you will most likely be able to afford a condo or townhouse style home.  It's not impossible to view an ocean view condo under this price point if you know where to look.  Here is our quick guide for the best places to find ocean view

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The Sunset Shores oceanfront complex is located at 410 Corto Lane in San Clemente.  The building is located in the area surrounding the San Clemente Pier with white water ocean, pier and coastline views as pictured below.  The building has a rich history and was first built in the late 1970's.  At that time the Villa Pacifica complex located to the south was not built and offered more of an open space and panoramic views.  All of the 18 units in Sunset Shores are situated on the ocean front and have direct water views.  This is a secure gated complex that offers underground parking for it's residents with a nice community pool, spa and clubhouse. 

There are a total of four floors in this building with elevator access to all levels including the garage

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Driftwood Bluffs is a very small oceanfront complex located in the San Clemente Pier bowl area in San Clemente, California.  The condos offers amazing views of the Pier and T-street beach as pictured below.  This is a very small complex of only 15 units with very few residents living here full time.  As you enter through the private remote controlled gated you see a section of three separate buildings that all have views of the ocean.  The pool side area is located on the bluff that overlooks the ocean and is simply breathtaking.  We have taken a photo below that shows the wonderful views from this resort style pool area. There is even a small jacuzzi tub that overlooks the San Clemente Pier!

Currently there is one condo for sale here that is listed for

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The Villa Grande building in San Clemente, California is ideally located on a hill that overlooks the ocean and the San Clemente Pier in the downtown area.  There are a total of 4 floors in this building that are situated adjacent to a historic building that was built in the early 1920's named "Casa Romantica."  This was the home of the former founder of San Clemente and he choose that location for it's superior views.  Villa Grande views are equally as nice with high floors located on the north side of the building offering the best views of the ocean.

The majority of units located here are 2 bedroom units with a few 3 bedrooms condos.  The basic floor plan is similar to a row house with the bedrooms located in the back of the condo and living room,

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The Southeast San Clemente area is a great place to find ocean view homes in San Clemente, California.  Most San Clemente buyers typically want to live near the beach but soon learn that real estate prices are normally very high and have limited ocean views.  They soon find that the best value for the money is often found in the hills of San Clemente where you will find panoramic views and large square footage houses for the same prices that you would find a small beach cottage by the beach.  This area in the hills in commonly referred to as the "Southeast San Clemente" area and is a popular choice for those looking for panoramic ocean views.

The below photo was taken from a home in this area and is a good sample of the kind of ocean view that you can

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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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The Driftwood Bluffs condo building is located across the valley from the SW San Clemente area and just down the street from the San Clemente Pier.  The complex is extremely popular with owners rarely putting their condos up for sale.  The last time we saw a condo come up in here was well over 3 years ago and the 3 bedroom ocean view condo quickly sold for $1,655,000.  The building has a very unique and ideal location with unobstructed views down the valley and overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  A new ocean view condo just came on the market for $1,795,000 and features three bedrooms, three baths with a total of 2,011 square feet.

These ocean view condos often feature large view balconies and gated parking.  Association dues currently run $750.00 a month

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The Parkview Manor is located in the Southwest San Clemente area near the Calafia Beach Park area.  This is a prime location for a condo complex that looks directly down into the ocean.  The area is well known as the "Lobiero Loop" as the street does a circular one way loop starting on the street "Avenida Montalvo" which then turns into "Avenida Lobiero."  Just as you make your turn at the bottom of the loop, which is the very tip of the bluff front, the Parkview Manor condos will be on your right hand side.  The large majority of condos here are two bedroom, two bath units with a few three bedroom condos as well.  The building was built in the mid 1970's and has really maintained itself very well.

Parkview Manor Ocean View Condos in San Clemente, CA

The large majority of condos are located in an "L"

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The homes and condos around the San Clemente Pier area is commonly referred to as the "Pier Bowl."  The reason for this name is the streets surrounding the Pier form a circular shape that very much resembles a bowl shape.  This areas has approximately 8-10 small streets that make up this bowl area.  For the most part the properties found in this area are residential condos with a few single family homes mixed in.  This is also a very popular spot for vacation renters looking to spend a short week or so on vacation.

Condo prices can vary a lot depending on the view and size of the condo.  A one bedroom condo near the pier with no view will typically start in the $500,000 range.  Condos with views of the San Clemente Pier will often start in the $800,000

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One of my favorite places to find ocean view condos is definitely the Ocean Hills complex.  When I first started selling real estate in San Clemente I was mesmerized but the incredible views that can be found in this community.  By far, the best view to be found in San Clemente is at the top of the hill on "Calle Pluma" street.  From this location you have panoramic views of the ocean as well as a clear view of the Dana Point Harbor and beyond.

Ocean Hills Ocean Views in San Clemente, California

The condos in this community are often well priced and can be purchased in the mid $500,000 range for a nice ocean view property.  The location is really ideal with super easy freeway access and located next to the San Clemente movie theater and a huge shopping area.  The San Clemente hospital is also located

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Downtown San Clemente condos are for those who want to live near the center of town and ocean side of the 5 freeway.  The downtown area starts on the famous "Avenida Del Mar" street that is pictured below during a wonderful sunset.  The area is best known for condos that are located near the San Clemente Pier going several blocks both south and north of the Pier.  This is considered a walking area where you can easily walk to the beach and downtown area within minutes.

If you are looking for ocean front homes in this area you have a lot to choose from.  Located just several blocks to the north is the ocean front street known as "Buena Vista."  Condos with odd ending house numbers are those that are located on the bluff front and have incredible views of

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Vista Pacifica Villas is an oceanfront condo building located on the north side of town.  The condos were buiit in 2001 and offers direct oceanfront and side ocean views looking down the Orange County coastline.  The condos offer a unique subterranean parking with elevators to each of the levels of the condos.  Many of the units in this building have private patios with endless views.  Not all condos will have direct ocean front views so being closer to the front of the building will increase the amount of view you will get.  This is a great location as you can be down to the San Clemente Pier with an easy 5 to 10 minute walk.

The condos offer a small walkway thag goes in front of the complex as pictured below that has amazing views of the San Clemente