San Clemente Real Estate Sales

A comprehensive guide to homes sold in San Clemente.  Our San Clemente Real Estate Homes Sales search for San Clemente, California sold homes is based on San Clemente neighborhoods and San Clemente sold homes based on price, view and location!

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We see some agents advertise homes as "below market" here in San Clemente.  Whenever we see a listing like this we always wonder if it's truly priced below market, and if it is what is wrong with the property?  Some real estate agents will price a home very aggressively that is slighting below recent sales comps to generate a lot of interest.  This results in multiple people interested in the property which causes the price to get bid up.  For example, if the home is worth $1 million but the agent prices it at $850,000 to lure buyers into the property while hoping that several people will place bids on the home driving the price above the $1 million price point.  Sometimes this does work and sometimes this backfires causing the home to sell less than what

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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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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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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 market is on the upswing in the Ocean Hills community as a recent sale of a 2 bedroom condo that sold for $600,000 after being on the market for 4 days. This is a dramatic change from what we saw last summer when homes prices dipped down in the low $300,000 range. I personally represented the buyer in Ocean Hills home at 724 Calle Casita that sold as a short sale for $315,000 in September of 2012. Since then inventory of homes dropped significantly until the property at 3709 Calle La Quinta came on the market and sold in 4 short days for $1,000 above the $599,000 asking price. The home was a highly upgraded residence that resembled a $2 million dollar home with extensive use of Travertine and Granite in the Kitchen and Baths. The renovation continued

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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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One of the more common requests that we get here at San Clemente Real Estate is home buyers looking for homes with a guest casita.  A casita is a newer trend where home buyers are looking for a room outside the structure of the house for visiting guests or extended family members.  A Casita can actually be ideal for someone wanting a separate office space or a quiet room away from the hustles and bustles of the main house.  No matter what the reason a guest casita is very much a sought after amenity and can be found in many San Clemente communities.  One of the more popular locations to find homes with guest casitas is the Talega area.  In the large scale homes found in the Talega communities of Altura, Alta, Ravenna and Carillon you will find guest

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One of the main attractions of being a resident here in San Clemente is the joy of living by the beach.  Many love the carefree lifestyle and warm attitude you will find here in San Clemente.  If you are thinking about buying a home in 2012 then you many want to consider the 3 main areas where you will find San Clemente Real Estate listings by the beach.  The first area is the downtown San Clemente area that has recently become a popular place to live.  Surrounded by the San Clemente Pier and to the north and the south you will find luxury homes and condos in the downtown area.  Those who are not familiar with the city will quickly learn that this is where you will find all of the downtown shopping and restaurants in San Clemente. In recent years many new

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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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Sea Pointe Estates San Clemente Homes currently start at $500,000 which currently 5 homes for sale under the $1 Million dollar mark!  Where is Sea Pointe Estates?  The community is featured on the northeast side of San Clemente near the San Clemente Hospital and San Clemente Krikorian movie theaters just east of the 5 freeway.  The community is a 24 hour guard gated community with a collection of one and two story homes that range up to $2.5 million.  It was only a couple of years ago when finding a home in this neighborhood under $1 million was unheard of as many of the luxury homes you will find in San Clemente area are located in Sea Pointe Estates community.  Even with the drop in prices we have seen 7 homes selling over the $1 million dollar price

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If you are in the market to find San Clemente gated community homes for sale under $800,000 then we recommend the following three locations.  The first location is the Vittoria community located in Talega.  This gated community shares the common gated area with the upscale "Catania" area and features large two story Mediterranean style homes for sale (see picture below).  A recent home just came on the market there for $750,000 that features over 3,000 square feet with peek views of the ocean.  The home has the main living quarters on the ground level with living, dining and family rooms.  There is even a downstairs den/office that could be used as a bedroom.  Upstairs features 3 additional bedrooms with a large master suite with it's own private view

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For those looking to live by the beach there is no better place to live in Orange County than San Clemente.  San Clemente embodies all good things about living by the beach.   One of the most common requests we get here at our office is for those who would like to live on the ocean side of the freeway.  There are three main areas that are located on the ocean side of the freeway:  San Clemente Central, San Clemente North & Southwest San Clemente.  Each of these areas has it's own unique signature and style of homes.  The San Clemente north area is an up and comming area with a mixture of multi dwelling units, namely duplex, triplex and fourplex's next to single family homes.  The homes are typically single level in size and date back to the early 1950's

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A Southwest San Clemente Home has just been sold by San Clemente Real Estate agent Sam Smith who represented the seller in this real estate transaction.  173 W Avenida Alessando, pictured below, was a cute two bedroom two bath home located in the desirable south west area of San Clemente situated between the San Clemente Pier and Trestles surf break and sold for $650,000.  This area is one of the most requested areas to live since all the homes have been custom built over the years and each and every home has it's own unique style and personality!  This bungalow style home a featured large front and back yard which is ideal for entertaining.  The home even had an peek view of the ocean from the inside living room.  The kitchen was also done in the

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A Southwest San Clemente home has just gone into escrow by San Clemente Real Estate agent Sam Smith of Beach Cities Real Estate where he represents the seller in this real estate transaction.  133 Avenida Santiago is a cute 3 bedroom home located at the end of the 100 block in the Southwest area with a nice ocean view deck on top of the home.  The homes kitchen has been recently renovated with white subway title and french doors that opened to the outside.  The home also featured nice hardwood flooring, two fireplaces and a large backyard.  If you are looking for a home in the Southwest San Clemente area be prepared to compete against other buyer.  The current inventory of San Clemente homes is at an all time low as the shortage of homes has not been seen

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A Dana Point short sale home just been sold by San Clemente Real Estate agent Sam Smith who represented the seller in this real estate transaction.  24941 Seagate, Dana Point CA is located in the beautiful gated community of Waterford Point area and is considered one of the best values when looking for a home in a secure community and sold for $450,000.  The homes around the front perimeter of the community have wonderful ocean views while homes on the interior have great canyon and mountain views.  This short sale successfully closed by the short sale specialists at the Sam Smith Team.  Upstairs featured a wonderful open space with a large living & family room.  In addition, a separate dining and breakfast nook added to the upstairs living space. 

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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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San Clemente is a hot destination for those who love to surf and there is no better place to catch some waves then the famous Trestles surf break located in San Clemente on the Orange and San Diego county boarder.  Many surfers are now relocating to the San Clemente area and looking for homes near this famous surf break. 

If your budget allows then you will want to buy in the three gated communities located near Trestles.  These three gated communities consist of "The Breakers," "Cyprus Cove," and "Cyprus Shore."  Homes don't come cheap in these communities so plan to spend at least $1 million dollars to find a home here with ocean front homes starting around $5 million.  The flip side is that you will reside in a gated community with an easy walk

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San Clemente Short Sale agent Sam Smith has just listed a new San Clemente Short Sale in San Clemente, California. 103 Via Presa, San Clemente CA, is a short sale listing located in the Vilamoura community with an association pool and spa area over looking the pacific ocean. The home features three bedrooms and two baths with a good size backyard. These town homes due share one common wall with the adjoining town home and it's just a short distance to the beach and downtown San Clemente. The short sale is subject to the bank's approval of price and terms. If you have been thinking about buying a home in the San Clemente area then short sales are a good place to start. For more information on San Clemente Short Sale Homes For Sale please contact Sam