San Clemente Ocean View 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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We have many clients who are looking for a highly upgraded home with modern finishes in a turnkey condition.  While there are many homes that have been completely renovated there is nothing like a brand new home that offers everything that a client is looking for.  Model homes tend to offer these amenities and one of the best places to look is the brand new Sea Summit community in San Clemente which offers 4 unique neighborhoods that typically have 3 model homes to display various floor plans that each specific neighborhood has to offer.

A perfect example of a model home that is offered for sale in Sea Summit is the home located at 123 Via San Sebastian in San Clemente.  It's located in the most expensive Indigo neighborhood and was the "Residence 2"

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San Clemente is a small beach town filled with many great neighborhoods and homes.  For the most part real estate tends to be less expensive the neighboring cities to the north like Dana Point & Laguna Beach.  In years past we have seen some pretty big sales that have sold for over $7.5 million dollars with home located in upscale ocean front communities like Cotton Point Estates, the former neighborhood of the Western Nixon White House.  In 2018, real estate sales have gone up to $4.1 million dollars as the highest sale this year here in San Clemente.  The sale occurred 4008 Calle Marlena which closed escrow on 08/19/2018 and located in the guard gated Cyprus Shore community in the Southwest San Clemente.  

The home was situated on Calle Marlena

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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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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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One of the best attractions in San Clemente is visiting the historic Casa Romantica home in San Clemente that sits majestically above the San Clemente Pier.  In recent weeks there has been a huge television campaign letting people know that the historic home built in 1927 is now open to the public.  The home belonged to the founder of San Clemente, Ole Hanson, who kept this home as his personal residence when building many of the homes built in the 1920's and 30's in San Clemente.  It's best well known for it's "key hole" entrance as pictured below and it's large interior courtyards.

The actual living quarters are modest but still large for it's time with large bathrooms and walk-in closets.  The biggest attraction is the main living room with soaring

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It's hard to beat living in a private gated community by the beach in Southern California.  That's the story of the ultra-exlcusive Cyprus Shore ocean front community that offers a prime location that's within walking distance to world famous Trestle surf break.  Of course, not everyone can afford an ocean front estate home that currently starts at just under $16 million dollars.  For those buyers looking for a good deal with homes still offering a view of the Pacific Ocean are in luck as real estate prices are much lower.  Here is a quick guide on where to look at how much ocean view homes will cost in the Cyprus Shore community.

First, the neighborhood is very small with homes located on the ocean front street of Calle Ariana and Calle Alicia.  There

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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 Sea Summit neighborhood is an excellent place to find ocean view homes in San Clemente.  Sea Summit is a new construction community that features residential townhouses and single family properties on the last parcel of ocean front land that is being developed in San Clemente.  In the last several weeks there has been several properties released to the open market in the Aqua community with real estate prices under the $1 million dollar price point.  These are nice townhouses that feature entertainment spaces on the first level that include living room, dining area and kitchen.  Upstairs features three bedrooms with the four bedroom floor plans offering a main floor bedroom.  These are beautiful homes with attached two car garages.  A total of 5

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San Clemente is a small beach town with a wide range of real estate prices.  Single family homes now start just under $600,000 for a single family home located on the north side of town.  The luxury real estate market typically comprises of homes priced between $3 to $10 million dollars and can be found in some of the best neighborhoods like Sea Pointe Estates, Cyprus Cove and Cyprus Cove.  San Clemente also has a small niche ultra luxury market for homes priced over the $10 million dollar price point.  These homes are almost always located in the ultra-exclusive Cotton Point neighborhood where the former Nixon White House is located.  These are large scale homes that were originally vacant lots not too long ago and were part of the overall compound for

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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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Situated in the Coast District of San Clemente is a very small neighborhood called Seaview Estates.  The homes are ideally located at the top of the ridge line with many homes offering panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.  Dating back to the 1980's when most of the homes were built here, Seaview Estates offers one and two story homes that situated on large over-sized lots.  The size of the lots can be over double of what you would find closer to the beach and often average over 10,000 square feet of land.  

Real Estate prices can vary depending on the size and condition of the home as well as the parcel of land that it is located on.  On average, homes under 2,000 square feet with be priced at just under one million dollars with slight lightly large

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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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Seascape Village is a quiet residential neighborhood with one story homes located on the ocean side of the freeway and just blocks to the ocean front.  The community dates back to the mid 1970's and today is one of the few single level neighborhoods to be found in San Clemente.   Residents love living here due to it's resort like atmosphere with a community pool, spa, clubhouse and tennis courts that are pictured here.  The homes offer a wide range of views from ocean to greenbelt views.  The floor plans are very simple but well planned out with the kitchen, living and dining rooms located near the front door entry level with the bedrooms located down the hallway.  Homes in this area come with an attached garage, individual laundry room and outdoor patio

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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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There is a brand new community being built in the Trestles area of San Clemente that is being called Surfer's Row.  The homes are being built by Melia Homes and will occupy two streets off South El Camino Real and Calle Del Commercio.  These are slated to be duplex style homes that will feature two to three bedrooms and from 1,625 to 1,679 square feet of living space.  Real Estate prices are expected to be in the low $1 million dollar range.

This section of San Clemente is well known as being a popular spot for surfers due to the close proximity to the Trestles surf break.  The area is commonly known as the Trestles area since many park their cars in this area and walk to the beach.  The duplex located on South El Camino Real street may have very small

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All the buzz in San Clemente now is about the Nixon White House in San Clemente being offered for sale according to the Wall Street Journal.  The home is being marketed for sale for $75 million dollars.  The San Clemente landmark estate is owned by retired Allergen founder Gavin Hebert who has owned the property for over three decades has now decided to sell the 5.5 acre estate in San Clemente.  The Nixon White House offers 15,000 square feet of living space which includes a guest house and guest quarters.

The estate is located in the Cotton Pointe Estates community in San Clemente, California.  The gated community is located behind another guard gated entrance for extra security.  The neighborhood originally was only home to the Nixon Estate and then