Southwest San Clemente Real Estate

Guide to the Southwest San Clemente Real Estate and the homes for sale in San Clemente Southwest.

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One of the newest developments to hit the San Clemente Real Estate marketplace is the Ten10 Santiago complex in San Clemente. We have been watching this construction for a long time and it's exciting to finally start to see the final product.  The location is right in the heart of Southwest San Clemente area near the Ralph's shopping center.  The address is located at 1010 S El Camino Real at the corner of Santiago street, hence the name 1010 Santiago.  Several weeks ago they had their first open house and the design and attention to details is what you would expect from a new construction condo.  The condos sit ideally over the houses in the Southwest San Clemente area with great ocean views.  

We have included a virtual tour below of one of the

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This has been a great year of real estate in San Clemente with over 900 homes selling in this calendar year.  The strength of the economy and the stock market has resulted in a very active market with higher sales than the previous year.  There were a total of seven homes that sold for $4 million dollars or more with the top sale over the $6 million dollar price point.  December is typically one of our slower months but many agents whom I have spoken with think it's been the busiest December that we have had in recent years. Here is a quick guide to the highest homes sales in San Clemente for 2019.

The highest sale this year occurred in the Cyprus Cove community which sold before it even came on the market.  This was a newly designed home by James

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There is one thing that is true about real estate no matter where you decide to buy and that is always about location.  You can always change the interior of the home but you can never change the actual location of the land that the property sits on.  This is also true for homes located on a corner lot as these types of properties are considered prime real estate here in San Clemente.  One of the main reasons why homes on corner lots are so desirable is having only one neighbor to the side of you.  If you like having extra privacy then this is type of property that will give you the extra space that you are looking for.

There are also other factors as well.  Homes on corners lots tend to be typically larger than other neighboring lots.  Often times

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Arguably, one of the best neighborhoods in San Clemente is the Southwest San Clemente area.  What makes it so desirable is you won't find two homes that look exactly the same which has not been the trends for new construction homes.  Many of the new neighborhoods in San Clemente are considered tract communities that alternate between 3 to 4 different floor plans with every third or forth property looking the same.  This is not the case in the Southwest area as every home was custom built by owners who live there.  Many of the original beach homes still exist while many have been converted into much larger homes which tends to be a trend in real estate nowadays.  

Rental prices for single family homes will typically start at $3,000 per month for a two

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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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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 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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Located at 206 Avenida Montalvo in San Clemente is a small condo complex known as "Villa Montalvo Vista."   The location is at the beginning of the Lobeiro loop which is a one one way street that starts out as Avenida Montalvo and then loops around to the street Avenida Lobeiro.  Many of the homes located on the ocean side of both of these streets will offer nice ocean views and is within walking distance to the San Clemente Beach Park area.  Villa Montalvo Vista will have limited views since it's located at the very top of the street that has many large tree's and homes in front of it.  The builder decided to build on this lot in 1991 due to its prime location within the Southwest San Clemente neighborhood.  The builder built one, two and three bedroom

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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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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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Located in the popular Southwest San Clemente area is a small condo complex called "Horizons" that is filled with two bedroom condos located just blocks to the State Beach area with the address 2490 South Ola Vista.  The location is at the beginning of the Montalvo loop which intersects with the thorough fare street of Ola Vista.  This is an older condo building that dates back to 1976 with many of the condos overlooking the natural canyon ravine that leads down to the Pacific Ocean.  The complex offers an outdoor jacuzzi, barbecue area and plenty of guest parking.

Real Estate prices in the last year have consistently been priced in the mid to high $450,000 range with one two bedroom condo listed for sale.  Unit #2 is on the market for $495,000 and

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The Southwest San Clemente area is predominately known for it's single family homes and townhouses but very few people know that prime mulit-unit complex's also exist in this area.  When the area was first built the homes were divided into three sections and thus you have the 100, 200 and 300 blocks.  At the top of the 100 blocks it's not uncommon to find duplex and triplex properties located next to single family homes.  Many are attracted to this area since a huge majority of the homes are detached houses that all have been custom built and offer an easy walk to the beach.  Residential income properties located in Southwest San Clemente tend to command a premium in price due to the prime location.

Real Estate prices in Southwest San Clemente currently

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San Clemente is a seasonal beach town with a wide variety of vacation rental homes throughout the city.  The key to success with a vacation rental home is having a great location.  Most renters who will be visiting for a short time want to stay in a spot that is close to the beach and local attractions.  In San Clemente, this means being close to the beach and the downtown shopping area.  One of the popular spots for these vacation homes is at the top of the bluff front street known as "Buena Vista."  Homes located on the ocean side of the street have oceanfront views and is considered a great location here in San Clemente. 

Of course the San Clemente Pier area is the most sought after locations due to it's prime location near the beach and the

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The Southwest San Clemente area is well known for being a quality neighborhood with beautiful custom homes located within walking distance to the beach.  Some of the best ocean front homes can also be found in this community and are located on the steep cliffs that overlook the Pacific Ocean.   There are several places to look in SW San Clemente area and here is your guide to find them.

Look for the street named "Calle De Los Alamos" which is located on the bluff front.  This is not a big street in the Southwest area but has beautiful ocean front streets that often overlook the San Clemente Pier and Pacific Ocean.  Many investors and developers in recent years have bought homes on this street that are located on large lots and subdivided the land with

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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 exclusive gated community of Cotton's Point in San Clemente has seen it's last parcel of vacant land finally under construction.  The lot at 4065 Calle Isabella is the 2nd house on the east side of the street was the last remaining piece of vacant land left in this community.  In 2012 the lot was purchased for $2,100,000 according to our title records.  The large lot is nearly an acre with 34,412 square feet.  Since 1997 these lots have been selling in this community with three residentail home sales in the last two years.  The homes that sold average between $535 to $675 per square foot with prices ranging from $3,750,000 for a bank owned property to $6,100,000 for a 10,728 square foot home that sold in 12/31/2012. The building of this home will be

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Southwest San Clemente Ocean View Homes are some of the more sought after real estate here in San Clemente, California due to the close proximity to the beach and surf.  San Clemente is divided into 9 different regions with only 3 sections located on the west side of Pacific Coast Hwy known as "San Clemente North" "San Clemente Central" and "Southwest San Clemente."  Imagine the main street known as "Avenida Del Mar" that takes you down to the San Clemente Pier as the middle ground.  This is known as central San Clemente and covers about 6-7 streets in both the south and north directions from Pacific Coast Highway to the Ocean.  Located just to the south of the central area and divided by the historic canyon area is the southwest area.  Ocean View homes

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Cotton Point Estates is the most expenisve community in San Clemente with only 15 luxury estates homes located in a secure gated community located in the compounds of Cyprus Shore.  The neighborhood used to belong to the Nixon Estate before the additional 14 lots were subdivided and sold.  Now the community is home to 15 luxury properties which with a small handful of them located on the ocean front. 

A new home has come on the market in Cotton Point that features 8,600 square feet of living space on a near acre lot.  Built in the Spanish architectural style that blends in with many of the homes here in San Clemente the estate home is one of the largest homes on the market.  This includes an 8,000 square foot main house, 600 square foot pool cabana and