Ladera Ranch, CA Real Estate News

By Arna Freedman, Real Estate with Profit
(eHome Real Estate)
Ladera Ranch, CA - In this business you do sometimes encounter very stubborn lenders who are adamant about collecting on what they believe to be "rightfully theirs" These lenders are usually the ones that homeowner got their original loan from. Good examples of such lenders include small community banks or local credit unions. Private mortgage insurance company loan makers tend to be rather difficult to deal with on many occasions, and in Ladera Ranch they play hardball.  These you see are the companies that negotiate the hardest, and the toughest, They insist that they won't accept or approve a short sale without a promissory note. And although they don't like to budge, there are occasions when they will.  In order to convince them to waive the deficiency you will have to come up with ...
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By Arna Freedman, Real Estate with Profit
(eHome Real Estate)
     Ladera Ranch, CA- Homeowners who sacrifice to pay mortgages, trying to keep from going into foreclosure, used to have a better option. A short sale could be arranged. Short sales allow the homeowner to sell the home for less than the mortgage amount owed. Banks in the Ladera Ranch area have traditionally allowed such sales. The lender loses money but It was a good way to avoid foreclosure, which may cost them even more.      Lately, banks are agreeing less to allow those short sales. Market forces have driven that option down in many cases. Short sales were a win/win for both bank and homeowner but the number of allowed short sales is rapidly dropping.      Whether through foreclosure or a short sale of a home, the seller is in for a damaging credit blemish on their credit report. ...
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By Arna Freedman, Real Estate with Profit
(eHome Real Estate)
Ladera Ranch's best kept secret is that it's on sale - short sale - and Homes of California can help you map your way through this wonderful Orange County community and find the home that's perfect for you and your family.  Serach for those great buys at: http://bit.ly/gqpWhl Top reasons why buying a short sale home in Ladera Ranch is such a great idea: · Most homes are pre-wired for broadband and set up for home offices. · Ladera Ranch is young! Phase 1 construction began in 1999, but most homes were built in 2005. · With ten or more neighborhoods per village, and a total of nine villages, there is home for almost every taste amongst the parks, pools, playgrounds, and miles of hiking paths that meander through and dot each village (visit eHomes.com to learn more about what each village...
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By Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County
(Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch)
Ladera Ranch Wachovia Short Sale Success - Ladera Ranch Short Sale Realtors Another short sale success in Ladera Ranch with Wachovia by Dave Gubler & Brian Doubleday. Some of the salient points on this transaction: 1. Wachovia settled for $234,205.00 less than the amount owed. 2. A $5,000.00 Seller Incentive paid to the sellers was obtained. 3. NO Promissory Note or funds at closing required from the sellers. 4. NO Deficiency Letter required from the seller. 5. $6,000.00 of sale proceeds allowed for settlement with the 2nd mortgage (Bank of America). This was 7% of the total balance owed to the 2nd mortgage. 6. The Trustee Sale (Foreclosure) was postponed several times during the course of this short sale transaction. LaderaRanchWachoviaShortSale (1) IML Real Estate is not associated wi...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Wordless Wednesday - Orange County Countryside O'Neil Regional Park-Hard to believe this countryside is located right in Orange County California's own backyard Thinking of moving to Ladera Ranch to take advantage of our awarding winning schools and all Ladera Ranch has to offer...please contact me or use the links below to learn more about the community of Ladera Ranch and its Properties Search Ladera PropertiesOur Ladera Ranch Page
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By Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County
(Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch)
Ladera Ranch Homes Median Sale Price - Ladera Ranch Real Estate Statistics Median Price: Ladera  Ranch detached home median sales price history over the last 90 days. This graph updates daily and reflects the median price of detached homes in Ladera Ranch for the most recent 90 days sales history.  Median price provides a more stable statistical point for consumers to utilize in comparing markets (vs. Average Price) across time by reducing the impact of the extreme high and low sales and is very useful in medium-sized markets like Ladera Ranch. Sales Volume: Detached home sales volume has been very constant in Ladera Ranch during the last three and a half years (2008 thru June 19th, 2011) with average monthly sales volume ranging between 22 and 26 homes sold per month. Ladera Ranch Home...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Wordless Wednesday Nature Up Close   Thinking of moving to Ladera Ranch to take advantage of our awarding winning schools and all Ladera Ranch has to offer...please contact me or use the links below to learn more about the community of Ladera Ranch and its Properties Search Ladera PropertiesOur Ladera Ranch Page
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch July 4th Celebration Ladera Ranch is famous for its events and July 4th is the crowning event of the year.  Enjoy one of the best fireworks displays in Orange County.  The event is an all day celebration.  LARCS presents a fun filled day that is held at Founder's Park.   Festivities include a community parade, the Freedom Run, live music, a pie eating contest, a teen zone, great food and much more.  This is a fantastic day of events that everyone in the family will love.  Check the  schedule of events so you don't miss a thing. 5:00AM Roads Close 7:00AM 10K Freedom Run (Awards at 8:35AM) 7:45AM - 11:35AM Pancake Breakfast 8:30AM 5K Freedom Run (Awards at 9:30AM) 9:30AM 1K Kids Firecracker Run 10:30AM Community Parade (Awards at 11:30AM) 2:00PM Games/Attractions/Food Sales B...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Friday Foto - Sweet Temptations   Window Shopping Temptations in Newport Beach, Orange County, California Thinking of moving to Ladera Ranch to take advantage of our awarding winning schools and all Ladera Ranch has to offer...please contact me or use the links below to learn more about the community of Ladera Ranch and its Properties Search Ladera PropertiesOur Ladera Ranch Page
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Friday Fotos - What's Your Advantage? We all have our special talents, are we using them to have an advantage over our competition? Thinking of moving to Ladera Ranch to take advantage of our awarding winning schools and all Ladera Ranch has to offer...please contact me or use the links below to learn more about the community of Ladera Ranch and its Properties Search Ladera PropertiesOur Ladera Ranch Page
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Open House 2 Black Cherry Sunday June 5th 1-4pm 2 Black Cherry Ladera Ranch, CA Come see this Ladera Ranch gem! Located close to Avendale Club & Pool   Beautiful Cul-De-Sac Home on a Large Lot In Ladera Ranch. 5 Bedroom/3 Bath  $839,000 Year Built 2002 Sq Footage 3,000 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3 Floors 2 Parking 3 Car garage Lot Size 8,712 sqft HOA/Maint $163 p/mos     Description Huge Lot with tot lot and water feature.  Covered patio with gas fireplace.  Amazing upgrades everywhere.  Bonus room, coffered ceiling in living & dining room, hardwood floors, crown moulding, custom baseboards, extensive outdoor living area, granite counters in kitchen, marble floored master bath, custom woodwork, plantation shutters, custom lighting fixtures, stone backsplash, wainscotting, brick p...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Wordless Wednesday - Frog Vision "Sometimes we think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well.  If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view" Thinking of moving to Ladera Ranch to take advantage of our awarding winning schools and all Ladera Ranch has to offer...please contact me or use the links below to learn more about the community of Ladera Ranch and its Properties Search Ladera PropertiesOur Ladera Ranch Page
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By Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County
(Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch)
Ladera Ranch Real Estate Inventory Levels - Absorption Rates May 31st, 2011 Is it the right time to buy or sell in Ladera Ranch?  Well, that is a complex question that involves many factors.  Using reliable real estate statistics can help you make informed decisions in an often confusing market. Looking at the absorption rate (a measure of relative inventory levels) across various price ranges and square foot ranges is an intelligent way to approach buying and selling decisions in the community.  For buyers it is a method that will point you in the right direction for the best bargains in Ladera Ranch.  For sellers it will help you arrive at a "smart" list price that obtains top dollar without pushing your home out of the market. Read More: Absorption Rate 101 - Why Inventory Levels Mat...
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By Dave Gubler, Realtor | Orange County
(Mission Viejo, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Ladera Ranch)
Westcott Homes For Sale - Ladera Ranch Real Estate Located in the Bridgepark District of Ladera Ranch the Westcott tract of homes was built between 2001 and 2002 and consists of 101 detached homes with four distinct floor plans to choose from.  The builder, Richmond America, implemented a modern interpretation of the Cape Cod style for all of the homes in this neighborhood. Home sizes in Westcott range from 1,545 square feet to 1,840 square feet all with 3 bedrooms. Each home in this tract has a 2 car attached garage and the neighborhood is within easy walking distance to the  close proximity to the Bridgepark Plaza (Albertsons, Starbucks, Wells Fargo and more). REQUEST FLOOR PLANS FOR ALL FOUR WESTCOTT MODELS
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Cox Sports Park Spanning over 10 acres, Cox Sports Park is the quintessential modern sports park.  Located adjacent to Crown Valley Parkway, Cox Sports Park boasts 5 lighted sports fields, 2 softball, 2 baseball, and 1 large soccer field.  These fields can also be used as 4 soccer or football fields.  In the center of the baseball fields is the snack bar and two offices for park administrators.    The centerpiece of Cox sports park is the artificial turf sports field that has a value of over a million dollars.  Cox Sports park also has a covered tot lot, picnic area and jungle gym for children of all ages. The picnic and playground areas are open to the public, and available for use on a first come, first serve basis. The sports fields are available for use by permit only. ...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch - Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club In 2004, South Orange County was fortunate to have the addition of the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club.  Arroyo Trabuco is a public-access daily fee facility featuring an 18-hole championship-length golf course designed by PGA Tour professional Tom Lehman and well-respected local golf course architect, Casey O'Callaghan. Set amidst Trabuco Creek and the Ladera Open Space Reserve, the 240-acre Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club provides an unforgettable golf experience on par with South Orange County's finest high-end clubs. Conveniently located off Avery Parkway, Arroyo Trabuco offers unparalleled value in a pristine, park-like setting. Arroyo Trabuco has five sets of tee boxes, playing from 5,045 to 7,000 yards for the challenge and enjoyment of golfers of all sk...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Public Library With all of the modern technology incorporated into Ladera Ranch, we are fortunate to have a public .library with real paper books.  Located at 29551 Sienna Parkway  Ladera Ranch, CA.  The library is located on the campus of Ladera Ranch Middle and Elementary school.   The library offers both an adult and chidren's section.  UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE LIBRARY: JUNE 7, 2011 - 6:30-7pm  - Downstairs Library PAJAMA STORYTIMES  Come for a fun evening storytime with special guest storytellers! Children are invited to come dressed in their pajamas with their favorite stuffed animal friend for this fun family event. (No registration is required.)  For more information, contact the Ladera Ranch Library (949)234-5940. The Ladera Ranch Library is another amazing amenity in...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Bat Walk Bats are one many mysteries of nature.  What kinds of bats live at in Orange County? Take an evening walk with bat biologist Stephanie Remington to find out! Ms. Remington has surveyed Orange County bats in habitats ranging from suburban neighborhoods to the local wildlands. You will experience "bat detectors" which convert ultrasonic bat sounds to frequencies audible to humans, as you learn more about the natural history of local bats.  Don't miss this great opportunity to see our local Conservany and learn about these gems of nature. When: Saturday, June 18th 7:15pm-9:15pm Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy Cost: $15/non-members ages 8 & up;  $10/members ages 8 & up; Under 8 Free Info & Registration: Reservations required at theconservancy.org Think...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Flintridge Village Club Flintridge Village Clubhouse & Pool is Ladera Ranch's own community resort.  Offering a resort style pool and spa that is heated year round.  The Club also offers a tot lot outside of the pool area, babrbecue grills and a picnice area.  A reservable tennis court is also available for tennis lovers! The main Clubhouse offers a reservable Great Room and a Conference Room.  This club is perfect for parties, showers or any other event.  There is also a gazebo that is the perfect setting for a poolside party or event The Pool is heated year round and open from 6am-10p For more information about the Flintridge Village Clubhouse visit LaderaLife or call 949-218-0900  Thinking of moving to Ladera Ranch to take advantage of our awarding winning schools and al...
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By Brian Doubleday, Ladera Ranch, Foothill Ranch, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo
(Brian Doubleday - IML RealEstate - Orange County, CA Broker)
Ladera Ranch Avendale Village Clubhouse Avendale Village Clubhouse is located in the heart of Ladera Ranch and serves as Ladera's Premier Clubhouse.  Avendale is proud to features a Great Room and A Library that is available to be rented for parties or events.  Avendale Clubhouse has a junior Olympic size pool that is heated year round.           The club also features 2 reservable tennis courts.  A large grass picnic area with barbeques is also located on the grounds of this club...Plenty of room for the kids to run.           The hidden gem of this park is the kiddy pool and water Park.  The pool is extra shallow for the safety of toddlers and young children.  The water park has several features that spray water and give the kids another great opportunity to work out all that energy. ...
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